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"The Church might be thought of as being charged with authority on infinite issues and my question is now whether the medieval (and newer) Church can be said to have undertaken a similar custodian role of this concept?" --------'''''''''-----''''''''-'---------''''''------''---'''''''''''''' I Too would like more clear statements on the above issues which ...


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If I have this correct, Personalism can be defined thusly: An intellectual stance that emphasizes the importance of personhood. I would suggest you look into the published works of Matt Dillahunty. Matt would probably define himself as an atheist activist, not a philospher and his eduucational background is in computer programming, not philosphy. However, ...


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Here's an argument that comes close. I have seen it somewhere, but I don't remember where. If A is omnipotent, A can bring about anything that is logically possible. A's being omniscient is logically possible. Therefore: If A is omnipotent, A can bring about his or her own omniscience.


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Well, the ideas are certainly closely related. I would say that both omnipotence and omniscience are possible only for something which is purely actual, and that which is purely actual must be both omnipotent and omniscient. Feser argues this at length in Five Proofs of the Existence of God. In Chapter 6, The Nature of God and of His Relationship to the ...


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First things first... Faith (in the most prosaic sense of the word) is intrinsic to human nature. We all have to believe that an assortment of things are true, because without such belief we cannot establish a consistent worldview — a systematic model of our environment — and the world becomes terrifyingly random. Imagine having the thought in your head that ...


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This depends on what you mean by "atheism" - and what I see here is that people on both sides tend to disingenuously equivocate on the meaning of the term. There is the idea that "atheism is simply a lack of a belief in deities". In this case, it cannot be a "faith-based" position because it is not a position, but the absence of one. This, of course, is ...


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