Filed under: Kant

Discussions between Christians and atheists.

A suggested Christian (and especially Wesleyan) response to an atheist’s claim that Christians are not really moral at all and act morally only out of fear of punishment or in pursuit of reward.

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Quick take on Kant’s perceptions and the affinity of all appearances

Two very brief metaphors for Kant’s objective and subjective perceptions, and also a word on the affinity of all appearances.

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Jesus without a stenographer.

A speculation as to how it could be that Jesus would not want to engage a stenographer. Mohammed had stenographers to insure that his actual spoken words would be recited correctly, by turning them into recorded words. Jesus did not. Why not?

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Wesley and Rudisill on Discerning Dreams

How Wesley and I undertake to discern that something was a dream.

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A trinity: no more absurd than the left and right versions of the hand

How a trinity is no more absurd than a binity like that of the human hand which has a left and a right version. The difference is that we (as humans) can look at a binity and see that it makes sense, but we cannot look at a trinity.

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Further Analogies for: Three Perspectives on Abraham’s Defense against Kant’s Charge of Immoral Conduct

A rearrangement of, and an addition to, the analogies used in the original essay on Abraham’s defense against Kant’s charge of immoral conduct.

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The Awakening Atonement (and from a Wesleyan perspective)

An attempt at a new theory of atonement where Jesus dies in order to show people what they must do to obtain a new nature and a commensurate holiness. Added is a comment by Kant suggesting how such an approach can be compatible with any demand for justice (divine or mundane).

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Chasing moths going in and out of existence (or in and out of sight?)

Some Kantian aspects in the chaos of chasing a moth around the bathroom and trying to kill it.

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Looking At What’s Not There: A Circle In Midair

Taken from my journal of 4/18/1989 when I sought to make sense of Kant’s notion of the looking-at (something), the Anschauung.

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Converting to Islam

Suggestions for potential converts to Islam: Kant finds Islam an extortionist religion and I find it (but not necessarily Muslims) immoral in its core.

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