Wednesday 13 June 2012

Proofs of God - blogger WmJas


Penfriend and commenter WmJas is going-through the 'proofs of God' from Kreeft and Tacelli's Handbook of Christian Apologetics which I recently recommended - he is trying to evaluate their validity in detail:

Any readers of this blog who would like to participate in some careful and sincere philosophy/ theology are recommended to take a look:



Kantbane said...

Hi Bruce,

I've been an avid reader of your IQ, personality and genius blog for some time. I struggle with many of the disabilities discussed - not that this is evidence of my genius. Much of my time is spent building prostheses to overcome these disabilities. Your work has been very helpful to me, personally. The last two posts on CS Lewis and Tolkein hit me like thunderbolts.

I also respect your status as a Red Pill Christian thinker with philosophical depth. Therefore, I'd like to notify you that I've attempted to strike a blow for the Kingdom in that realm.

My target is Kant's subjectivist epistemological revolution, which I believe invalidated the classical philosophical proofs for the existence of God. I do not think it a coincidence that Christendom's fall dates from Kant's publication of the Critique of Pure Reason.

I've created a layperson-friendly version of my proof at
Let's Get High and Prove that Ghosts Exist."

As you may have inferred from the title, my angle is a neo-Cartesian. Please pardon the weed jokes - I thought it might help attract the youth to an arcane subject. If it matters, I have a debilitating medical condition that occasions my use.

Also, I am sure that the author of IQ, Personality and Genius can appreciate what I mean when I say that this proof is the product of a lifelong obsessive labor. I sincerely hope I haven't been wasting my time - I will await your opinion on that.


Bruce Charlton said...

@K - Thanks for your comment. I can't really tell what kind of a job your are making of your argument, as it is not designed to appeal to my personal sensibility. It may depend on what you leave the reader pointing at, when he has finished reading.