Month: December 2013

The Liar's Paradox

On the assumption that Cretans tell nothing but lies, it is impossible that any Cretan should say, ‘I am a liar.’ The so-called paradox arises because the paradoxer asserts two contradictory propositions. It impossible for both to be true. Therefore the person who wishes to puzzle us, if he is to say anything meaningful, must …

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Frame, Van Til, and Knowledge

On Pg 700 of John Frames Systematic Theology he writes: 1. “Clark assumed that any difference between God’s thinking and man’s thinking was necessarily a difference in truth value.” and 2. “Actually, Clark and Van Til were not as far apart a they seemed to think.  Clark allowed that there were important differences between divine …

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Obligations and The Libertarian and Christian Principles of Ownership

Obligations are those requirements which claim a right to your time, energy, person, life, or property. The secular libertarian axiom is the “principle of self-ownership.” Since you “own yourself” you have the RIGHT to your life, the actions you do (liberty), and the fruits of these actions (your property.) Because you “own yourself” no one …

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Gordon Clark and the Problem of Evil

One of the most common arguments against orthodox Christianity is the so-called “Problem of Evil” (POE).  This argument is that there is supposed to be a logical contradiction in that these three particular doctrines are held in combination: 1. God is loving, 2. God is omnipotent (all powerful), and 3. There is evil in the …

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