Category Archives: Questions

questions, and possibly a brief contextualization or thought related to the question

Epistemological Question

Wanted: help with contemporary epistemology! I think that the popular “correspondence” theory of truth has been more or less abandoned in thoughtful circles these days, replaced by things like “coherence” theories, assessed by criteria like “comprehensiveness.” I think I understand … Continue reading

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Parable and Literal

I realized recently that I have never heard anyone insist on the “literal truth” of a parable. I have never heard anyone, or heard of anyone, who insists that the prodigal son was a single, physical individual. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Maybe Not So Little

An article showed up in my Flipboard feed yesterday, “Little Things Can Make an Atheist.” I read it, because I was curious to see what the “little things” were. It struck me that the “little things” the author referred to … Continue reading

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A Serious Question

Is Santa Claus a religious figure? Why, or why not? If a religious figure, what is the religion? [“It depends,” really – on what we mean by “religion.”]

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God’s Communication Problem?

Why is God’s communication with humanity so ineffective? Serious question – not rhetorical, not flippant, frankly curious. The ineffectiveness of God’s communication with humanity is amply attested in the Bible, and the Qur’an. This could be documented, as needed. God … Continue reading

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Remembering and Forgetting

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Let Me Get Back to You …

Teacher: “What, if anything, do you want to know about me?” Student: “What is your opinion of Kanye West?” It’s like an assignment.

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