Tag: Justin Scheiber
Justin Scheiber recently gave a presentation which may be found here – http://freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts/2012/08/29/rd-extra-the-problem-of-non-god-objects on a philosophical problem he believes he has developed with respect to God and creation. Let me begin by stating that I did not listen to his presentation in its entirety, though I did jot down the argument itself and the objections he attempted to answer. The argument Justin presented may be stated as follows:
(1) There is a possible world ‘P’ that is God existing alone and nothing else existing for eternity.
(2) God is a perfect being.
(3) Therefore, ‘P’ is the ‘Best Possible World.’
After highlighting a difference between the way the NRSV, ESV, NASB, KJB, and WEB translate a particular text of Scripture versus the way the NIV, NLT, and God’s Word “translate” it (This is according to the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, but note that the second list of versions provided are not all translations. Some are paraphrases, and it can make a difference to this particular objection, but for the sake of brevity I will move on.) Justin Scheiber of Reasonable Doubts writes:
I should perhaps presume that the ‘real’ Christians have their ducks all in a row – that
Sye TenBruggencate of www.proofthatgodexists.org claims that his recent discussion/informal “debate” with Justin Scheiber of www.yahweh-or-myweh.blogspot.com was heavily edited with Justin’s long pauses taken out as well to make it seem as though he answered faster. Sye contends that it was not just “rabbit trails” that were taken out, but that the whole feel of certain parts of the debate was changed. Sye claims that he is a little surprised that Justin did this and trusts that others will find that the edits were extremely biased as well.
Sye believes it is clear from the edits that Justin was just trying …