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“The charge is made that we engage in circular reasoning. Now if it be called circular reasoning when we hold it necessary to presuppose the existence of God, we are not ashamed of it because we are firmly convinced that all forms of reasoning that leave God out of account will end in ruin.

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Cornelius Van Til

The only grammar book I will ever need?

WARNING: THIS IS A HEAVILY GRAMMAR ORIENTED POST!

We have a grammar assignment coming up where we are divided into groups and assigned chapters to read from”The only grammar book you will ever need”. 436 more words

English Philology

Another example of begging the question

In case any regular readers are wondering, I haven’t gone anywhere. I’m still here, but don’t have much time to write at the moment. My car, which was in an… 595 more words

Skepticism

Is atheism as dogmatic as religion?

Yesterday someone asked the members of a debate group how we would respond to the suggestion that atheism is dogmatic, just like religion. My answer was simple: Tell the person to look up the meaning of “dogma” or “dogmatic”… 303 more words

Skepticism

An assertion is still not evidence of whatever it asserts

Sigh. I thought it was only theist trolls who did this… who spammed atheist groups with links to articles, the titles of which claim “indisputable proof of god” or “NASA confirms everything in the Bible is true”, when the articles themselves simply assert the claim by a third party. 366 more words

Skepticism

How Do We Know What We Know?

Epistemology is defined as “the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified understanding from opinion.” 699 more words

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My Shortest Post Ever

Here is how I see reference to the Bible as evidence for supernatural claims.
(Same for any other “holy” books.)


Circular reasoning is not good reasoning.

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