Category: Philosophy

Metaphorical Truth and Metaphorical Legs

Jordan Peterson discusses metaphorical truth and in one place states that metaphorical truth is “more true” than literal truth. I agree and disagree. I think metaphorical truth is more true when it has legs and less true when it doesn’t

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Materialism and Reincarnation

In this article I argue that physical reincarnation is plausible on materialism, and it need not be incompatible with the notion of heaven. Jordan Peterson has a couple interesting, unorthodox concepts of truth. Rationality Rules is a secular content maker

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Does the Coherence of Hell Necessitate Free Will?

This article gives three reasons that hell’s existence is coherent, or logically defensible, even on determinism. Note that I am not suggesting determinism is the case. Rather, I’m arguing there is theological room for all schools: determinism, non-determinism, and compatibility, within

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Repost: How William Lane Craig thrashed Sam Harris like a naughty puppy

Note: Below is a repost of this 2011 article on thinkingmatters.org. I’m reposting it because while navigating around their site I kept getting popups. Yes, that is for real my reason. Good on them though they seemed to have a

Ignorance and Equality

This short article mentions a few important considerations when discussing equality. What sort of equality is justified? Any, none, or somewhere in between? I say somewhere in between, spurred by a friend’s Facebook status as follows: Equality is the enemy

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How Dumb The Liberal Concept of Force Sounds

Sometimes left-libertarians try to espouse a liberal, or widely scoped, concept of force. Mainly, that forms of expression such as speech or dress can be considered coercive. Not only does the “solution” lead naturally to centralized society via censorship, it

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Arguing for the God of the Gaps and Against Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a cool dude and one of many who oppose the use of God of the Gaps argumentation. In this article I propose a valid form of such argumentation. Here is a quote from Bonhoeffer: how wrong it

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NAP Problems

I read a comment by a friend on Facebook recently about the NAP and it kicked off the conversation described and editorialized below. This continues my belief that the NAP is a weak grounding for economic analysis or derived normative

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Futureproof Christianity

Years ago I improved on Pascal’s Wager with the Vandivierian Wager. An article on it is here and a video on it is here. This article reinforces that argument in two ways. First, I specifically reinforce the defense against future

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Another Link Re Education and Irreligion

I previously argued that the argument “Education is correlated with secularism” is fallacious. This article adds another scholarly article to the pile of evidence that the aforementioned argument is fallacious. Tldr: Scientists and highly educated folks typically decide on their

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