Argument from Undesire

One common argument for the existence of God is the argument from desire. If the argument is construed in an inductive manner, the claim is that it's not surprising that many people would have a desire for God on the hypothesis that theism is true. However, this is not the whole story. If classical theism …

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Do Miracles Actually Happen?

The main question, with regards to miracles, is not whether they are (logically) possible. Rather, a bunch of other issues arise once we think about miracles.  Let's look at some potential worries and issues. 1. Does the supernatural exist? And, do we need to also establish that God probably exists before establishing a miracle claim? 2. If …

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Evolutionary Argument Against Theism

My goal here is to present an epistemic argument similar to Plantinga's evolutionary argument naturalism (EAAN). The idea is that the truth of evolution undercuts belief in theism. In other words, it makes belief in God's existence unreasonable. I call this argument "The Evolutionary Argument Against Theism" (EAAT). My goal is not to argue that …

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Why philosophical arguments for God’s existence are irrelevant

Okay, the philosophical arguments for God's existence aren't irrelevant in every sense, but they are irrelevant in some senses or in a lot of ways. In other words, the philosophical arguments for God's existence can be irrelevant. For one, most people don't believe in God based on philosophical arguments. Most people will appeal to something like …

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“Five Proofs of the existence of God” -Feser: Book Review

I must say that I quite enjoyed "Five Proofs of the existence of God". The book is not too long, but it's not too short either. Feser himself can be quite clear in his writing, especially considering he is dealing with complex language and metaphysics. Even though I still have serious doubts about these arguments, …

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The fine-tuning argument and alternative design explanations

The fine-tuning argument for God's existence is a very popular argument these days. One of the problems with the argument that is often overlooked is what I will call the "gap problem" or problem of alternative explanations. Roughly speaking, even if we grant that design best accounts for the fine-tuning problem, it's not clear that …

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The Problem of Non-God objects

The problem of non-God objects (PONGO) has to do with the fact that anything exists at all besides God. In other words, if God exists, then only God should exist; God wouldn't create anything. Obviously, this alleged problem can be turned into an argument (and indeed it has). Here is the argument: Proposition P1: If the …

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Is Street Epistemology bad?

Lately, I've noticed that there are some Christian apologists (and apologetic websites) who are coming out against street epistemology [1]. Apparently, they are displeased with it, which is weird because street epistemology is essentially the Socratic method. It's true that a lot of atheists are using street epistemology, but that doesn't make the Socratic method/street epistemology …

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Deformed Epistemology, confidence, and reflective awareness

I commonly refer to reformed epistemology as "deformed epistemology" because it quite apparently lowers the bar for what constitutes epistemic justification/warrant. For one thing, it appears to be more of a defensive posture that isn't out to seek the truth, or it isn't out to look for what are the most reliable ways of coming …

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