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Slenderman and the Ontological Argument

For a while now I have been thinking of different ways to use the paranormal as a catalyst for deeper understanding in my teaching of A-Level Religious Studies (as well as using A-Level Religious Studies as a means to better understand the paranormal). 1,732 more words


Rubbish Miracle #2

Anselm performed another fish-related miracle. Eadmer did not fear that his reader might become jaded by so many fishy tales – no, he immediately followed the first one about… 193 more words

Ontological Argument And Plantinga's Victorious Modal Version

In his work God And Other Minds Alvin Plantinga (Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame) writes a very compelling argument for God’s existence he calls the… 318 more words


Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 38)

Psalm 38

A psalm of David. A petition.

1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Your arrows have pierced me, 302 more words


A Novelist's Narration

Literary critics widely regard Gustave Flaubert as the father of the modern novel. Features like a well-chosen, eloquent detail; a high degree of physical observation and description; a search for truth even if it unpleasing; or the portrayal of good and evil from a neutral perspective – though features certainly seen in previous authors – come to full bloom in Flaubert’s prose. 624 more words


St Anselm doth protest too much

Anselm became archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. His tenure was not particularly successful, as he clashed with the two kings – William Rufus and Henry I – who ruled while he was in office and ended up spending much of his time in exile. 701 more words

Gaunilon's First Objection

Gaunilon disagreed. Though he was a monk contemporary with Anselm, Gaunilon thought the ontological argument did not justify the conclusion. Gaunilon argued against it on two fronts: God’s uniqueness and Anselm’s absurd logic. 308 more words