Category Archives: Ethics & Metaethics

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 Problem of Evil (guest post)

This post was put together from the power point slides of a presentation given by my soon-to-be sixteen-year-old, Ethan Spikes. He delivered this presentation in front of 19 fellow students and a teacher. The Problem of Evil What is it? … Continue reading

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Hell or Heaven: What about those who have never heard the gospel?

“What about the unevangelized? What happens to those who have never heard the gospel?”  Some answer that such people are “without excuse” and reference Romans 1:18-32 and 2:14-15, Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 10:18. However… Being without excuse only means that Gentiles, like Jews … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.25: The Problem of Evil

This chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics tackles the problem of evil.Related are the appendices dealing with hell and Old Testament issues.Groothuis tackles this issue last because one problem should not defeat the entire cumulative case for Christianity and against atheism–it doesn’t exist in a philosophical … Continue reading

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Defining the good: The Golden Rule

http://www.pflaum.com A major argument for God’s existence is that, if there is no God, there is no “true” good, because truth is that which corresponds to reality, to real being. A common counter-argument heard from atheists, agnostics, and skeptics is … Continue reading

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Call for submissions to the Christian Carnival: #INHUMAN

Calling all bloggers:  Wednesday, May 1st, 8am-8pm, will you please publish and/or tweet (across all your social networks) a post on late-term abortion, using the #INHUMAN hashtag?   There is going to be an #INHUMAN tweetfest: https://www.facebook.com/events/118639345001205 Here are a selection of pro-life … Continue reading

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#Gosnell tweets you are free to snag

Please use these tweets to spread awareness about the Kermit Gosnell trial. Fill in any leftover characters by hash-tagging local and main stream media, and your politicians. Join the #inhuman Tweetfest Wednesday, May 1, 8am-8pm. ***For tweet coverage on Gosnell … Continue reading

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Why do I tweet so much about #Gosnell?

Before I heard about the Gosnell murder trial, I posted very rarely on abortion, out of sensitivity to the women who have made such a painful choice. I also figured there was no point swimming against the unchangeable culture-of-death tide … Continue reading

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"Objections to Faith" by David Spikes (12 yrs. old)

Sometimes people have objections about Christianity, such as “a loving God would never send people to hell,” or “since evil and suffering exist, a good God cannot,” or “miracles contradict science, so they cannot exist.” One objection is that a loving … Continue reading

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Rejecting grace because the evil don’t pay?

Do you reject grace because you want people to pay for evil? Remember: You are relatively good by comparison to evil, but not by comparison to Perfect. (retweet) When we stop loving/forgiving, it is because we stopped acknowledging God’s love … Continue reading

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