This article points to five useful resources related to the concept of faith in Christianity. These resources defend the notion that faith and empiricism are complimentary rather than antagonistic. 1 – This Reddit Atheist Realizes that Atheists Engage in Faith Too I believe that other humans are conscious but to my knowledge it’s impossible to … Read more On Faith
I hear different definitions of faith from different places. Atheists criticize faith, Christians support faith, but other Christians reject blind faith. Finally, some Christians, see blind faith as the only sort of real faith. This article is my attempt to define faith in a way which is both Biblical and also rational. tldr: Faith is … Read more Am I Cherry Picking or is This a Decent Definition of Faith?
This article covers some of my current and general thoughts on Biblical Inerrancy. Biblical Inerrancy is a belief about the Bible held by some, or maybe most, Christians. The exact belief varies by person and denomination, but the general idea is that the Bible is either mostly or completely error-free. A typical Christian view on … Read more Biblical Inerrancy
This article will discuss a philosophy article I just crossed and note that it independently verifies an old idea of mine. Philosophy, the “unknown knowns”, and the public use of reason is the name of an article I recently encountered from an author by the name of Slavoj Žižek. The article was apparently published in 2006 but … Read more LoUP Independently Validated
This article will argue that caeconomics and the concept of self-ownership are incompatible. Self-ownership is a neat concept in ethics and philosophy. Increasingly it is being used in social, political and economic philosophical arguments as well. For example, one of my favorite interdisciplinary philosophies is voluntaryism. While many philosophical or scientific arguments for voluntaryism do … Read more Caeconomics and Self-Ownership are Incompatible
Is caeconomics science or philosophy? Both. The idea that anyone should choose between those fields is a problematic false dichotomy. Science and philosophy need each other. Without philosophy one cannot induct observed data into a theory, one cannot relatively reason which theory is preferable, one cannot determine what constitutes a good hypothesis nor determine which … Read more Caeconomics and Transphilosophy
Occam’s (or Ockham’s) Razor has been called a heuristic device. Heuristic means a guide or suggestion. It appears in various forms including versions which are useless tautologies, supposedly useful rules of thumb, fallacious positivist philosophy and lastly it is occasionally used properly as a distillery for information. One example would be in the video from … Read more Occam’s Razor: You’re Doing it Wrong
I have written from time to time on the plausibility of miracles and what exactly should be considered a miracle. One such article was my relatively recent word study “Defining a Biblical Miracle.” I had recalled a great video by Dembski where he touches on the subject of miracles and nature but had not been … Read more Dembski on Miracles and Nature
One common atheist claim is that science and the Bible are at odds with one another. I disagree completely. However, if the atheist refuses to allow that science and religion are in fact complimentary, as Albert Einstein claimed, what they are forced to admit is even more interesting. Some of the claims of the Bible … Read more Foreknowledge or Science?
J Warner Wallace gave his talk tonight. My wife reported on the talk live for The Houstonian, SHSU’s school paper. She used a cool bit of technology called CoveritLive which allowed her to take notes and post them live as the presentation progressed. The notes are recorded here. Some of the highlights include:-Two main branches … Read more J Warner Wallace Talk, “Cold Case Christianity” 4/09/13