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Pascal’s Wager: An Antidote to Apatheism? (Part 2)

In the first part of this series I examined the wager set forth by Blaise Pascal which argues one should believe in Christianity based upon the prudential concerns one has. Because of the immense repercussions which would result from one dying as an unbeliever, they should believe in Christianity lest they lost everything. While that …

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Pascal’s Wager: An Antidote to Apatheism? (Part 1)

In my last post, I gave a definition of the discipline Apologetics and proceeded to show how that discipline is biblically rooted and why we can trust it to find truth. In the first part of this series, I will deal with an objection to apologetics that isn't necessarily based off an issue with the …

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Apologetics: What is it and Does it Care About Truth?

Imagine yourself in a courtroom as the lawyer of the defendant, trying your hardest to convince the jury of your client's innocence based on varied lines of evidence. Your pulse continues to rise with every sentence. Sweat begins to bead on your forehead as you strain to reason with the silent arbiters before you. What …

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Reflecting on Hasker’s Argument Against Determinism

In Hasker's book, Metaphysics, he discusses two different views regarding freedom: Determinism and Libertarian Free Will. In assessing Determinism, he gives the following argument which he believes undermines any rationality if one holds to that worldview:   Every thought or belief accepted by a person is a result of that person’s brain being in a corresponding state. We …

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