Guest Post: Aquinas’s Fifth Way Contra Paley

This is a guest post from ‘Meister Seraphim’ of the Dogs with Torches podcast/youtube channel, which can be found here. Thanks to Meister Seraphim for his contribution. If you would like to submit a guest post for the blog, please … Continue reading Guest Post: Aquinas’s Fifth Way Contra Paley

A Pragmatic Argument for Belief in the Existence of God from Competent Authority

The existence of God can be rationally demonstrated and known with certainty (Aristotle, Aquinas, and other great thinkers show us this). But this knowledge is extremely difficult to reach. The existence of God is one of the final conclusions of … Continue reading A Pragmatic Argument for Belief in the Existence of God from Competent Authority

Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism, Part 2

In the previous post, I examined Jeffery Jay Lowder’s bayesian case for naturalism over theism. There, my basic contention was that, as naturalism and theism are properly asymmetrical claims, they ought not be compared in a bayesian analysis. Instead, since … Continue reading Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism, Part 2

A Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism

Jeffery Jay Lowder, a prominent and highly respected philosophical advocate for naturalism and atheism, has recently posted the written transcript of the opening statement of his 2016 debate with Frank Turek (popular Christian apologist). I highly appreciate Lowder’s work (he … Continue reading A Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism

Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

Whether God is obligated to create the best possible world? Objection 1: It seems that God is obligated to create the best possible world, for Richard Swinburne defines God as “a person without a body (i.e. a spirit) who necessarily … Continue reading Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. What we today know as the “Kalam” itself was developed by early medieval Islamic thinkers, but its foundations go back further, to Christian defenders of creatio ex nihilo (creation … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. The version published here has received some slight alterations.  For the most part, the Kalam Cosmological Argument currently reigns as the most popularly defended and discussed argument for the … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I