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Can Something Actually Cause Itself to Exist?


"There is no case known (neither is it, indeed, possible) in which a thing is found to be the efficient cause of itself; for so it would be prior to itself, which is impossible." - Summa Theologiae I.2.3 "If, then, something were its own cause of being, it would be understood to be before it had being – which is impossible…" - Summa Contra Gentiles I.22.6     Was Aquinas mistaken? Could something be its own cause? Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow seem to think so. In their recent book The Grand Design, they tell us that “we create [the universe’s] history by our observation, rather than history creating... Read More


3 Easy Steps to Show that Absolute Truth Exists

Gorgias the Nihilist, an ancient Greek philosopher, was said to have argued the following... Read More

Atheist in Church

An Atheist in Church? Why Christians Should Listen to Their Atheist Neighbors

A few years ago I was preparing to debate an atheist on the existence of God at my home church.... Read More


The Grammar of Existence

In this age of scientific and empirical reductionism, when we hear the word “grammar”... Read More

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Understanding Who God Really Is

NOTE: This is the third and final part of a three part series on classical theism by theologian Thomas... Read More

A Bad Case Against Classical Theism

NOTE: This is the second of a three part series on classical theism by theologian Thomas... Read More


What is Classical Theism?

NOTE: This is the first of a three part series on classical theism by theologian Thomas M.... Read More


Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions

I recently wrote a piece on Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner. I argued... Read More


Is Religion Evil? Secularism’s Pride and Irrational Prejudice

The common wisdom in many circles (most located in certain cities on the East and Left Coasts)... Read More


Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage?

A lot of people online are sharing flow charts that are supposed to show the ridiculousness... Read More


Does “Atheology” Exist?

In his brief and (mostly) tightly argued book God, Freedom, and Evil, Alvin Plantinga writes: "[S]ome... Read More