Is It Okay To Believe In False Ideas?

On January 8, 2012, in Philosophy, by july

What do you think? Is it important for you that when you or somebody else believes in something, it has to be true? Is there nothing wrong if I believe that New York City is in Japan? Or if I believe that the Earth is at the center of the Solar System? Asking these questions reveals something […]

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The Necessity of Coherence in Belief

On November 12, 2011, in Philosophy, by july

William Lane Craig, on his post-debate interview with his debate with Christopher Hitchens, commented that he was initially reluctant to debate Hitchens because of many a bad experiences with students and non-scholars who do not even know that they are already making logically contradictory statements.  You really can’t debate with someone who doesn’t understand logic […]

 

Does God Transcend Reason and Logic?

On October 30, 2011, in Philosophy, by july

Is God so transcendent that he is beyond logic and reason? What do you think? Is God so sovereign that He is excused from all rational thoughts? Is He capable of going beyond reason and logic such as creating a rock too heavy for him to lift or to force someone to freely do something? […]

What’s Your Religion?

On September 22, 2011, in Christian Living, Philosophy, by july

Every once in awhile, I will run into friends who will ask me this question.  For people who have not really spent much time in Philosophy and Theology, what is being asked here is too broad a question.  I always struggle to give a good answer to this mainly because my belief sails on two […]

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Is Something True Because the Scriptures Say So, Or Does The Scriptures Say So Because It is true?

On July 23, 2011, in Philosophy, by july

What do you think? Is something true because the Scriptures says it is? Or do we arrive at the truth through other means?Some lay believers would rush into saying that the first statement is true.  Something is true because their Scripture says so.  Now, if that’s the case then the next question one have to […]

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Can God Create a Rock So Heavy He Cannot Lift It?

On July 23, 2011, in Featured, Philosophy, by july

What do you think? Is God so powerful that he can strip Himself of His omnipotence? Can God make a square circle? Can God remember something that has not yet come to pass? Or can God multiply the color Red with the letter A? The more one ponders on these kinds of questions, the more […]

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