Archive for January, 2014

Kalam Plus Infinities

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians after lunch, on their way to class Neil: I was thinking about what you said about God having his own time. Do you think it’s literally true that before creation, since nothing changed, literally no time passed for God? Matt: Yes. I think that’s […]

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Impossibility of Infinities

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians having lunch between classes Neil: That whole discussion of infinities made my head hurt. I felt like Mr. K was going out of his way to make everything confusing. Matt: Really? I thought it was interesting. Neil: You would. I’m just glad that I’ll […]

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kalam Short Circuited

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist in a video game arcade Yates: Look at that! You’re going to get a high score! Zander: What? Yeah. Yates: You’ve played this before then. Zander: Lots. Yates: You’re certainly good at it. God has blessed you with amazing abilities. Zander: […]

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Parsimony

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian walking back to the car after seeing a movie Harrison: The science in that movie was horrible. It was so unbelievable, I couldn’t get into it at all. What a waste of money. Greg: I don’t know. I thought it was […]

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Revised Ontological Argument

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian having lunch in a high school cafeteria Shannon: I finally figured out what’s wrong with that argument you told me yesterday about a godless universe being impossible because it’s so unlikely. Travis: Oh? Shannon: Yes! It’s pretty easy, actually. Let’s say […]

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Defining Terms

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist in the lounge of a college dormitory Danielle: I noticed that you didn’t sign up for the Bible study this weekend. Don’t you want to get closer to God? Clair: I’m not interested in religion. Danielle: You at least admit that […]

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A pause

Sorry for the sudden silence on this blog. I’ve come down with a nasty cold that apparently does not want to get its hooks out of me. I have a few new conversations in the queue and will begin posting them on Monday when I will, with luck, feel more like a human being and […]

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Science in the Bible III

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Several people in a jury deliberation room Grant: Hold on a minute. You’re obviously a true believer like me, so how can you say that the Bible isn’t about science? Denise: All I mean by that is that the Bible isn’t setting out to teach scientific […]

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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