Category Archives: philosophical reflection

Connecting Luther to Trump. Pondering the Legacy of the Reformation on a breezy California Morning

Anniversary of the Reformation We’re coming up on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and there are a torrent of books and talks attempting to explain the significance and the consequences of this movement that reshaped our world. One voice … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson as Ontological Argument

Putting the World Together My project of continuing to try to digest Jordan Peterson has continued. Let’s assume the modern psychological premise that we are not fully conscious of ourselves, in fact we are only marginally conscious of ourselves which … Continue reading

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“Way of explaining”

In Mesopotamia, in the last three days of the month of Tammuz (June/July), there was a funerary ritual called “exhibition, or exposition,” during which an image of the dead god Tammuz was exhibited. In the Northwest Semitic world Tammuz was … Continue reading

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Atheist Disillusionment and People are the Problem

HT to Josh Benton for these two pieces Atheist Disillusionment People are the Problem Two comments on these two piece: 1. Where is the connection between atheism and the moral project found in nearly all Western atheist agendas? It is … Continue reading

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Three Christian Books on my shelf Addressing the Genocidal God Objection

Three Books on my Shelf Continuing on the subject of the Moral Monster Objection These are not new objections and there is a body of literature discussing it. Most people raising the objection today probably do very little reading or … Continue reading

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The “God is a Moral Monster” Objection Stated

I find this objection to Christianity to be increasingly common among Christian defectors. I thought it might be worth while exploring it further. As you’ll see later in this series, I don’t really thing it is as much an argument … Continue reading

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“God is Dead” has no meaning in the Dyadic World

In this video from his speech to the national endowment of the humanities Walker Percy talks about the dyadic and the triadic modes of being in terms of understanding what science can and cannot address. There are no cats in this 50 … Continue reading

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