Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 6 – The Teleological Argument – Contemporary

The Teleological Argument – Contemporary WATCH: This lecture https://vimeo.com/470210679/148d4bf138 WATCH: These videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e9v_fsZB6Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOIbcOoaxuY THINKING POINT. a. Does the suffering in nature automatically mean there is no purpose and design? b. What is the position of religious groups on evolution? Does it present any real challenge against God? c. Is Irreducible Complexity just another variation of […]

Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 5 – The Teleological Argument – Classical

WATCH: This lecture https://vimeo.com/470205261 WATCH: These videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3QZ2Ko-FOghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbXR43hMSV8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czDqAqAq0Jc&t=3shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnoQZA8MA6A THINKING POINT. a. What are more convincing, qua purpose or qua regularity arguments? b. What examples within the world are convincing that there must be design in the world? c. Can the teleological argument survive the fallacies against it? The Watch On The Beach PRESENTED BY: William Paleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNPSiaU62yk&t=2s […]

Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 4 – The Cosmological Argument – Contemporary

WATCH: This lecture https://vimeo.com/470204080/a0a29f6954 WATCH: These videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPCzEP0oD7Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz2GjKPbQds&t=401s THINKING POINT. a. How similar is Copleston’s Argument from Contingency to Aquinas’ Cosmological argument? b. Does Russell adequately respond to Copleston’s argument? c. Is it enough to simply say that the world is a brute fact? The Shipwrights PRESENTED BY: David Humehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QpUrSn3cWU KEY TERM Design: When something is made […]

Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 3 – The Cosmological Argument – Classical

WATCH: This lecture https://vimeo.com/470201531 WATCH: These videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz_iGGGMddw&t=24shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgisehuGOyY&t=1shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wefohtJBnN8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6GVgZgiWA&t=68s THINKING POINT. a. What are more convincing a priori or a posteriori arguments for God? b. Is Aquinas’ cosmological argument logical? c. Do Hume’s and Kant’s logical and rational challenges change the fact that the world needs accounting for? The Archer PRESENTED BY: St Thomas Aquinashttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSDCoP4JTGI KEY TERM […]

Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 2 – The Ontological Argument – Contemporary

WATCH: This lecturehttps://vimeo.com/470198144/8d8e24026aWATCH: The below videoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQQyascKcyAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar6G9OmtgxAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H9l_VVk2Ig THINKING POINT. a. What does it meant to instantiate? b. Can existence ever operate as a predicate? c. Is Harthshorne right that in some cases existence does add something to our knowledge of a subject? Talking Sensibly PRESENTED BY: Bertrand Russellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA59Yv89m9c KEY TERM Instantiate: To represent by a tangible example. […]

Arguments for and against God’s Existence – Lesson 1 – The Ontological Argument – Classical

WATCH: This lecture https://vimeo.com/470196265 WATCH: These videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmAKCvWl74&t=3shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr36HID62wM THINKING POINT. a. Does it make sense to argue for God’s existence analytically? b. Can it be said that Anselm’s Ontological Argument proves atheism as foolish? c. Is Anselm right that Gaunilo is laying judgment on God? The Ontological Painter PRESENTED BY: St Anselmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmTsS5xFA6k  Key Term Ontological argument: A […]