I received a question about the Kalam Cosmological Argument, which makes the case for God’s existence from the beginning of the universe. The respondent wanted to know what we can determine about God from the argument. My response is below:
I received a question recently about reformed epistemology and properly basic beliefs. The respondent was asking if our acceptance of belief in God as a properly basic belief wasn’t lowering our standards for justification. If we can be justified in believing in God without any evidence then what can we not be justified in believing? … More Does reformed epistemology lower our standards?
I received a question asking if divine temporality leads to open theism. Divine temporality is the view that God is not outside of time (in opposition to Divine Timelessness). The questioner said that it seems that if God exists in the timeline and there is a before and after for him, then the future is … More If God is in time, how can he know the future?
I recently received a question asking why God didn’t just create morally perfect people. Some argue that free will is required for love, and so the questioner asked if God can have free will but be unable to sin then why didn’t he create people who had free will but were unable to sin? My … More Why didn’t God make people morally perfect?
I received a question about God pre-ordaining evil. If God ordered the whole world, did he order child abuse? My response is below:
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?
I received a question about how logic implies God’s existence. In order to help the respondent work through how the argument would work, I wrote out the mock exchange below:
I recently received a question about how the laws of logic lead us to the conclusion that God exists. The respondent was running up against the objection that the laws of logic may be necessary truths and wasn’t sure how to respond. My answer is below:
I recently received a question about God’s foreknowledge and human freedom. If God knows what we will do in the future, and he can’t be wrong, then how can we be free to change our minds? My response is below:
I received an excellent question recently about God and logic. The respondent was essentially asking why God can’t do the logically impossible and if His inability to do so mean that there is some sort of “logical fabric” in the universe to which God is subject. Does this logical fabric precede God? My response is … More Why can’t God do the impossible?