I had a question from someone trying to make an argument for objective morality from goodness. He was essentially trying to show that because things that we call good existed before humanity that therefore good is not subjective in human terms. My response is below: It sounds as though you are trying to make the … More Why must morality be objective?
A while back I found myself sitting in a hair salon waiting for my haircut. There was an old lady and her husband sitting next to me, and it got awkward real fast. There was something wrong with the man, I still don’t know what, that caused him to blurt out nonsense. He didn’t say … More Crazy Christians
Ganssle and Lee discuss the probabilistic version of the problem of evil in their essay, “Evidential Problems of Evil.”  This argument is much more modest than the logical problem, as it does not argue that it is logically impossible that God should exist but that it is improbable in the face of evil and … More The Evidential Problem of Evil
James Dew Jr. reviews the logical form of the problem of evil in his essay, “The Logical Problem of Evil.” In this essay he interacts with various attempts to demonstrate a logical contradiction within the classical theist doctrines of God’s omnibenevolence and omnipotence with the existence of evil. The common theme among the various proponents … More The Logical Problem of Evil
Norman Geisler reviews the arguments against miracles from David Hume and Antony Flew in Geisler’s essay “Miracles & the Modern Mind”. Both Hume and Flew’s arguments have the common characteristic of moving from common or uniform experience to incredulity against exceptions to that experience. In short they argue that we have never experienced a miracle, … More A New Model for Apologetics
How do we settle disputes over scripture? How can we determine which interpretation is better? In order to work through these sorts of issues, we need to know what we are looking for. Let’s use the different interpretations of James 2 between Mormons and Historical Christianity as our example. The Mormon will point out that … More Twisting Scripture