I was impressed with Edvenson’s exploration of Leibniz’s argument in his article, Justifying Agnosticism. He approached Leibniz with an open mind and fair considerations. I thought it worthwhile to respond to the concerns he raises in support of naturalism (thus balancing out the case for theism and leaving him agnostic). Perhaps you are concerned with … More Unjustified Agnosticism: Micah Edvenson’s case for skepticism
Is God bringing you into existence (being born) somehow unjust in that you don’t have a say, and then HAVE to choose between hell and heaven? It has brought me tremendous discomfort. We aren’t dealing with theology here so much as ethics. The critic says it was wrong for God to bring about your precarious … More Is God unjust in creating people without their permission?
Why would God choose to create a universe where most (if not most, then a lot) would go to hell? For example He knew humanity would fall by Adam and Eve and that we are evil by nature. Could He have created a universe where most people go to heaven? I really appreciate your response. … More Why did God create a world where so many people go to hell?
I ran across this article today: Ignorant and Proud. I got such a laugh out of it that I felt inspired to respond. The irony is thick in this one as it is the author who shows he is ignorant and proud even as he accuses the Christian. He saw a bumper decal with the Truth … More Ignorant of Irony
Does God forgive sin in advance? I know Christ died for sins “once and for all,”1 Peter 3:18-but I have been speaking with several self-identified Christians who believe the current and future sins they engage in are covered by the death of Christ, so they do not worry about their sins very much (it seems … More Are we forgiven for future sins? Can we do whatever we want?
The idea that it was the god of the bible is not really convincing. Why? If this is really the creator of the world and he told us via Jesus about him and his home called “heaven”. Why did he do it in such an ineffective and unjust way? Shouldn’t he have done it at … More Is God a racist for choosing one group of people?
I often get questions of the “What if….?” variety. People either think up or are confronted with some alternative to the Christian Worldview and can become distraught over concerns that it might be true. This seems like a bit of an overreaction. Let me explain. Walls will typically be built around fortifications in order to … More Guard the Gates Against Frivolous Doubts
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Physicists such as Lee Smolin, Bryce DeWitt, and John A. Wheeler believe that the universe may have been created inside a black hole, that when black holes form, they smear some of the stolen information into a new region of space, which we observe as a universe, and that every time a black hole does … More Why do we need God? Why can’t we have an infinite regress of universes?
Since every action presupposes an inclination first, Adam, Eve, and the angels must have had a sinful attraction to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge after the serpent tempted them. Inclinations are involuntary reactions your body has to a stimulus. For example, straight men will only choose to have sex with women if … More Why did God make Adam and Eve with the desire for sin?