Michael Gage's Blog – May 2011 Archive (3)

A simple problem with biblical innerancy

Oxford philosopher Peter Millican, in this free series on philosophy (you should download it and listen to it – it’s free!), raises a very simple challenge to biblical innerancy. I’ve adapted it slightly below:

 

1. Commanding genocide is not morally praiseworthy.

2. Every act of God is morally praiseworthy.

3. God commands genocide in the Bible.

4. Therefore, not everything in…

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Added by Michael Gage on May 17, 2011 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments

The Power of Belief: How beliefs can warp the facts

It’s time for me to renew my license plates. Luckily, I received a card in the mail with a PIN number, License Plate Number, and some other information I would need to renew them online. Given the many wasted hours spent waiting in line at the DMV over the years, I was grateful for this new alternative.



So, I went to log into the site with the information provided. I was asked for my PIN and plate number (changed). The PIN Number was completely new to me, but I was pretty confident I… Continue

Added by Michael Gage on May 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

What should ground morality?

There has been a lot of discussion about what grounds morality following the debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig on whether God is the only possible ground for morality. Many will argue this is the case, and I think it’s even the reason C.S. Lewis switched teams. So, let’s consider the problem of grounding morality.

 

It seems to me that certain theories only manage to compound problems when it comes to explaining morality. For example, a Divine Command theorist…

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Added by Michael Gage on May 4, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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