Pascal’s Wager, Bayes, and Protestantism

In this article, I add a new argument that reinforces a preference for Protestantism on the basis of Pascal’s Wager, or more generally on the basis of probabilistic and utilitarian analysis. In the past, I have argued that Pascal’s Wager supports Christianity and in particular those denomination(s) that profess Salvation by Faith Alone (aka Sola … Read more

A Few Thoughts on the Economy of God

Given my background in economics, I was recently asked to compare and contrast the economy as economists understand it and God’s economy. Let me start by saying that I’m not a theologian, philosopher, or anything more than a layperson, so I’m completely out of my expertise on this topic. Still, out of respect to the … Read more

5 Things I Like About Mormonism

After reading through the Book of Mormon, I recently gave six reasons that I prefer a relatively traditional form of Christianity inclusive of the doctrine of Sola Fide to Mormonism. In this article, I’d like to highlight five things I love about the LDS Church and its members. Focus on the Family In contrast to … Read more

6 Reasons to Prefer Christianity to Mormonism

I’ve just completed reading through the Book of Mormon, and this article kicks off a series of articles that will collectively describe both some of the things I like about Mormonism and also some of the issues I have with it. This article begins with six reasons, but this list is hardly comprehensive. It’s simply … Read more

The Progressive-Conservative Hermeneutic

This article describes a hermeneutic, or a rule for scriptural interpretation, then gives a few examples of other interpretations that already use this approach and adds a new one. The progressive-conservative hermeneutic is an application of conservative logic to accepted scripture that results in a new understanding of scripture, where a new understanding of scripture … Read more

A Second and Third Economic Argument for Theism

Dr. Chad McIntosh recently discussed Over 100 Arguments for the Existence of God with Capturing Christianity, and I was inspired to shore up a second original argument from economics. Economic arguments are really an unappreciated niche in my view. Then a super trivial third one dawned on me, so I will jot it down two. … Read more

Cosmic Skeptic Confuses Actual and Potential Infinites

Below is a great video where Cosmic Skeptic and William Lane Craig discuss the Kalam Cosmological argument. I think it’s rather old at this point but WLC’s channel just posted it anew, motivating my current comment. Within the first ten minutes, Cosmic Skeptic makes a blunder about concepts of infinite. This article briefly outlines the … Read more

Bad Arguments Against Anarchy: Inequality

A recent Facebook post objected: “Libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” I initially passed it over, and it was eventually edited to state, “Edit: some libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” Somewhere in this comments an objection to anarcho-capitalism emerged. A defense of anarcho-capitalism did interest me to engage, and I recount the … Read more

Arbitrary Morality is Intuitive

It’s a common criticism of the Christian ethic that the morals involved seem arbitrary. This article gives two or three arguments about why we should expect a good moral framework to appear arbitrary. 1 – All Moral Systems are Arbitrary Critics would like you to believe that the alternative to Christianity is their pet moral … Read more