Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

The Reason to Believe in the Christian Gospel is God; A Short Discussion on Natural Religion

I read some time ago an Anglican Vicar John Richardson (who has since passed on), about the alleged necessity for the Church of England to allow for woman bishops so … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

On East Asian Natural Religion

There was an argument I had with my parents when I was a child which I never forgot. I was in the car, I think I was about 13 or … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

33. Reign of Reason

Originally posted on Radish:
“And we say these things in the name of our Lord and Savior: Secular Humanism.” Table of Contents Mere Atheism Fellow Liberals Culture War Atheism Plus…

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Different Christs for Different Needs; A Review of “When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity during the Last Days of Rome”

First details upon the form of the book itself before going into its contents. This book is by a non-specialist academician writing outside of his area of expertise. It is … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Holding Macro-People Groups “Morally Responsible” for Macro Events and Actions

The idea of Macro-Responsibility Recently there was an amusing article about how the Egyptians wanted the Jews to make reparations for their looting of Egypt during the Exodus event when … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Presentism and Being Objective about History

Whether the Index was a “good” or “bad” thing I will leave to those who like their history served with value judgements. I find Presentist judgements of the past by … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Guide for Deciding which Atheist to Engage

Never waste time engaging an atheist who spends more time trying to convince you that atheism is good for you/the world rather than that atheism is true, whatever the consequences. … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Puzzle about Ex Nihilo Creation; Does the Classical Doctrine of Creation Lead to Atheism?

Now that I think about it, I think Milton has a good point when he rejected creation ex nihilo and argued that the creation must necessarily have come out of … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Puzzle about Common Grace; Grace Naturalised

As I’ve said before, contra the unjust slanders of Augustine, Pelagius did not deny the necessity of grace in our salvation. He merely had a different conception of what that … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

On Rights versus Tolerance

Actually I would prefer the concept of “tolerance” to “right”. The problem with “right” is its essentially positive and affirmative connotations, that if one has the right to do something … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment