Category Archives: Divine Essentialism

Ethics & Morality

Below is a collection of my thinking on the grounding and justification of moral truth. I am warming up for something. Divine Essentialism God wills it (right) because He is good — essentialism. 1/4/08 (Not mine. Precursor.) The Sword and the … Continue reading

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Leibnizian Moral Argument?

I think my moral argument for God’s existence is similar to Leibniz’ cosmological argument (except it has to do with the explanation of the Good, a.k.a. the Golden Rule). If you’d rather not say “the Golden Rule,” then say what everyone … Continue reading

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The Moral Argument

Update 1/30:  Expanded on some things The Moral Argument I don’t like the traditional version of this argument that argues from the moral law to a moral law-giver: Traditional Argument from Morality Premise 1:  There is an objective moral law. Premise … Continue reading

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Poll: What grounds objective moral truth?

Choose one option from this poll: God wills the good in accordance with his loving nature. The good is a construct of God, man or nature. Nothing, there are only constructs which do not obligate. In other words: What grounds … Continue reading

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Dear Euthyphro meme

The Humean-Platonic tripartite (Ought-Is-Belief) theory of moral knowledge May 10, 2012Answering Jerry Coyne and Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma October 29, 2011God (is) the Golden Rule (ought) without offending Hume April 10, 2011Natural law, divine command and Euthyphro’s dilemma resolved March 27, 2011Hume’s is-ought, Plato’s … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.6: Truth Defined and Defended

The apologetics study group LOVES this quote from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics:  “We may be entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts.” p. 124  It’s actually a variant of a quote commonly attributed to Daniel Patrick … Continue reading

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Poetry and Fiction Groothuis’ “Christian Apologetics” (buy book) Divine Essentialism

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What being is described by a without-God good?

From a discussion in a Veritas forum: If you ask: To what does a real ought correspond? …or… What does a real ought describe? …you will notice that science will have as easy a time answering that as answering: What … Continue reading

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Is-ought discussion with WLC

I had a discussion with Dr. Craig in a note I posted on Facebook, but I am deleting Facebook Sunday and the discussion was never resolved, so I am moving it to here.  Hopefully he can reply here or in … Continue reading

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Observations on the finale of Fringe

The Observer known as “September” So tonight was the (correction:  fall) finale of Fringe, named Wallflower for an invisible man, but probably also calling attention to Peter taking a less active roll in this particular multiverse by making Lincoln more attractive to Olivia … Continue reading

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