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Theology Without Thinking

A while back, a discursionists post quoted from famed author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis’ work Mere Christianity.  The quote in question dealt with Lewis’ attempted deductive argument for belief in the divinity of Jesus, or, in somewhat common nomenclature, the “Liar/Lunatic/Lord” Trilemma.  At the time, I said I would write up an explanation of the flaws in Lewis’ reasoning.  Well, that ended up growing into something of an essay.  So, here I’ll post a brief summary of the longer document and provide a link to a PDF of the whole thing. Continue reading

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God & Atheists: They were made for each other.

God is not love. God is not great. God is not wisdom. God is not strength. God does not exist. No, I am not an atheist. Continue reading

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Wagering like Pascal

In my last post, I argued that reason and scientific knowledge were not enough to apprehend the entirety of reality. I stated that we as humans can know information based on (1) our senses, (2) our intuition, (3) revelation, and (4) the testimony of others. Of course, our ability to ascertain truth from any of these sources is debatable in and of itself – can we really trust our senses? Continue reading

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Would You Bet On Pascal’s Wager?

When chatting with some friends this week, Pascal’s Wager came up.  For some reason (probably the greasy burger) at the time I was having trouble recalling the problems inherent in this idea, but since then it’s come back to me.  So, I feel like writing about it. Continue reading

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