Epistemological Consistency and the Truth of Christianity

Two varying philosophies or worldviews will by nature discount or reject the alternative views. Thus, for example, Christianity denies naturalism and naturalism denies Christianity. From either perspective, either that of the Christian or that of the Naturalist, the alternative view is rejected. Thus it is not possible based on one view’s denial of another, to …

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On the Knowledge of God, Natural and Otherwise

The philosophical attempts to prove the existence of God are all failures. The cosmological, teleological, moral, ontological, and transcendental arguments for the existence of God all rely on logical fallacies, are thus false, and are nowhere to be found in the Bible. Rather, God’s existence is NOWHERE PROVEN, but EVERYWHERE ASSUMED in the scriptures. Although …

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Book Learnin'

If any of my readers would like to support a Seminary student (a.k.a ME) here is a list of books I’d like to study. Please buy them for me! Send them to (Doug Douma, 6160 Country Rd #130, Westcliffe CO, 81252) and I will be massively in your debt. I consider myself a “free-agent” theologically …

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The Solution to the Problem of Knowledge Despite Man's Finitude

There is a problem in epistemology that unless all things are known then nothing can be known.  Now, this seems strange because we think of building up knowledge from the bits and pieces and into a larger picture. But consider this problem: we say that a swinging baseball bat is the CAUSE of the baseball …

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Secular Morality

“Empiricism cannot establish any norm of morality. I am not saying that secular morality and Christian morality are different. A recent defense of abortion, a TV interview, was that the government should enforce only rational morality and not revelational morality. My point is that so-called “rational morality” does not exist. The reason should be easily understandable. …

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Psalm 1 Commentary

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinner, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree …

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A Prayer

How can I find myself in a Christian Seminary being trained to deliver the Word of God when I am so sinful? My selfishness knows no bounds. All my waking hours I’m calculative and evil. I don’t listen to others. I brag about myself. But, of what is there to brag? Is not all that …

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Herod Herod Herod.

Herod the Great had a son named Herod Philip I (not to be confused with his other son, Herod Philip II) by his 2nd wife Mariamne (not be confused with his 3rd wife, Mariamne II, who incidently is the mother of Philip II, also known as Herod II who should not be confused with Herod …

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Mile 2186 Katahdin, ME – Reflections on a completed thru-hike.

I summited Katahdin at 11 AM on Sunday August 18. The trek is now complete and I’m staying for the week in Blue Hill, ME at Scout’s house. I summited with Spoon, Silver, Calamity, and Sherpa. On the same day reaching the summit was Johnny Walker, Jeremiah, and Misery. We had great weather in Maine …

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Mile 2000+ Caratunk, ME – The Hitchhike, Lakes and Ponds, and Beer Magic

After the latest rainstorm I knew it to be clear for at least 2 days. Zero percent chance of rain. Shocking. So I got up at 5:30 AM to start hiking. The trail was a complicated double hitchhike of over 10 miles away. It was early Saturday morning in rural Maine. Not good odds. O …

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Mile 1853.0 Mt. Washington, NH – The Huts, the Hikers, and the Headaches

Our Gang of Four resumed climbing yesterday up a steep 3,000 ft from Crawford Notch and then over Crawford Path (the oldest trail in the US) eventually landing at the Lake of the Clouds hut. At the hut we stayed for free and did dishes and various chores to compensate. The clouds came later in …

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Mile 1840.5 Crawford Notch, NH – 5 Hour Energy, Franconia, and a couple of tra-la-las.

We hiked possibly the best section of the AT over the last two days. Franconia ridge, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Lafayette, and Mt. Garfield. It was fairly easy to get up to the ridge as far as 4000 ft climbs go. Along the ridge we had fog clouds quickly rolling in and out with temperatures in …

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Mile 1812.8 Franconia Notch, NH – Puddles, and Scrambles, and Climbs, oh my!

We started the challenge of the White Mountains two days ago with the climb of Mt. Moosilauke. It was a perfect day with great views on the summit. Over 50 people were at the summit, many of them who walked up a side trail from a nearby lodge. There was also at least five dogs …

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Mile 1761.4 – Lyme, NH – Rain, Wind, and Weather

Rolling, rolling, rolling; keep them miles rolling. Yesterday we were joined by Susquehanna Slim, a nearly-retired IT Diector from New Jersey. He’s on board with the DBP – the Don’s Brother Plan. As I told Don’s Brother, the DBP is an MVP. Thus it was an easy decision for Slim to join. We hiked 9.5 …

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Mile 1733.9 West Hartford, VT – Pater Familias, A.P. English, and Korean Food

Matt Pater is a friend from high school who happens to live on a street which crosses the Appalachian Trail. So I’m lucky to have a place to stay for a few days. And since my brother is here with a car I’m still making miles down the trail each day. Matt lives just miles …

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