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What is Classical Theism? (Part 1)

What is classical theism? It’s important enough to become the name of my website. Catholic Philosopher Edward Feser writes: I have often complained that it is not just New Atheist types, but too many contemporary Christian thinkers, who are operating with a seriously deficient conception of God and...

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Why Not Take Pascal’s Wager?

In one conversation this summer, a non-religious friend told me both sides of an atheist/theist debate defended a rational position. He responded like that to the book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar, which I recommended to him. Despite considering the arguments of the book, he did...

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Evil is a Problem for Atheism

In a previous post, I explained how various tenets of the Catholic Christian worldview fit with the facts of evil and suffering in the world. In this post, I consider how the facts of evil and suffering fit with atheistic worldviews. I will examine two ideas directly related...

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Answering Atheist Memes (Part 2)

On the Facebook page for Classical theism, the atheists only seem to interact through memes. So, I’ve decided that I will answer any memes they post! In the future, I can simply respond, “I’ve answered that meme here [insert link].” You will benefit from these. For each meme,...

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A Brief Catholic Christian Reply to Charlottesville

Racism, Charlottesville, and Christianity In case there was any doubt about the Christian view of racism: 1) Tim Keller explains how the bible firmly stands against racism. (source) 2) Libertarian Christian Bob Murphy has a nice, concise response to self-described Christians preaching hatred of Jews: (source) It’s not...

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Answering 3 Atheist Memes

I ran across some atheist memes recently. Here are some quick answers. Of course, the full answer to a meme sometimes requires an essay. But in the day and age of short snippets of information, it’s best to say something brief rather than nothing at all (or a long essay no...