Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Estranged Notions: “All Men Are Born Free By Nature”: Theological Conceptions of Freedom

Haven't done one of these in a while, and had stopped even checking SN for new content because it was all so boring, but I happened to notice this one and thought it was worth a bit of a teardown for the historical inaccuracies alone:

“All Men Are Born Free By Nature”: Theological Conceptions of Freedom

This one is by Tamer Nashef, whose bio says he's planning to write a book on this sort of thing; if this post is a representative example of his work, he seriously needs to improve his game.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Estranged Notions: The Big Problems with Naturalism

Posted on the 25th:

The Big Problems with Naturalism

This is Bonnette attacking metaphysical naturalism, using arguments many of which were dismantled in detail here in earlier discussions but which of course appear unchanged, without any acknowledgement of those criticisms. Reset button, anyone?

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Thread Engines

Time for a new open thread.

As you'll have noticed, I haven't been keeping up with SN over the past few months. Most of the articles in that time have been just more regurgitations from Bonnette, who doesn't seem to be worth much debate. I might or might not post catch-up articles for some of the others—feel free to indicate in the comments whether you think there is any point.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Estranged Notions: Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

Yesterday's post:

Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

The sheer insanity of this article can be summed up by quoting just one sentence:

This article will argue that natural evil can be plausibly explained by appealing to the free will of angels.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Estranged Notions: How “New Existence” Implies God

I guess I've been slacking (actually, distracted by other stuff); this one is from last Tuesday.

How “New Existence” Implies God

Still, it's not like we missed anything, since it's all just the same warmed-over Thomfoolery that we've had again and again.