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Ep. 2 The Freethinking Argument (Part 1)

The Freethinking Podcast

Release Date: 02/22/2018

Bonus Ep. 148 Tim and Scott Debate Definitions (behind the scenes) show art Bonus Ep. 148 Tim and Scott Debate Definitions (behind the scenes)

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While recording our podcasts discussing Tim's response to Guillaume Bignon, I realized I'd disagreed with something I'd written down on our notes. Rather than cut off recording to discuss it, I decided to keep the cameras rolling so-to-speak, and both Tim and I liked the free flowing discussion that ensued. So I figured, why not make it into a bonus episode? Since this wasn't necessarily meant to be released, keep in mind that not everything we say is our official positions on the topics at hand. We're likely both wrong at points in this episode (probably all episodes to be fair), and after...

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Ep. 147 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Apologetic Significance (Part 2) show art Ep. 147 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Apologetic Significance (Part 2)

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If you haven’t heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It’s a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim’s book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we’re talking about it. In this episode, we’ll talk about the fifth of what Tim perceives to be Bignon’s problems with his book: apologetic significance. Link to Tim’s Rejoinder:

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Ep. 146 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Apologetic Significance (Part 1) show art Ep. 146 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Apologetic Significance (Part 1)

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If you haven’t heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It’s a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim’s book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we’re talking about it. In this episode, we’ll talk about the fifth of what Tim perceives to be Bignon’s problems with his book: apologetic significance. Link to Tim’s Rejoinder:

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Ep. 145 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Theological Issues show art Ep. 145 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Theological Issues

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If you haven’t heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It’s a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim’s book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we’re talking about it. In this episode, we’ll talk about the fourth of what Tim perceives to be Bignon’s problems with his book: theological issues. Link to Tim’s Rejoinder:

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Ep. 144 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Philosophical Objections (Part 2) show art Ep. 144 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Philosophical Objections (Part 2)

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If you haven’t heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It’s a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim’s book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we’re talking about it. In this episode, we’ll continue talking about the third of what Tim perceives to be Bignon’s problems with his book: philosophical objections. Link to Tim’s Rejoinder:

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Ep. 143 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Philosophical Objections (Part 1) show art Ep. 143 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Philosophical Objections (Part 1)

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If you haven't heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It's a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim's book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we're talking about it. In this episode, we'll talk about the third of what Tim perceives to be Bignon's problems with his book: philosophical objections. Link to Tim's Rejoinder: https://freethinkingministries.com/bignons-review-of-mere-molinism-a-rejoinder/

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Ep. 142 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Historical Eisegesis show art Ep. 142 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Historical Eisegesis

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If you haven't heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It's a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim's book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we're talking about it. In this episode, we'll talk about the second of what Tim perceives to be Bignon's problems with his book: historical eisegesis. Link to Tim's Rejoinder: https://freethinkingministries.com/bignons-review-of-mere-molinism-a-rejoinder/

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Ep. 141 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Definition of Determinism show art Ep. 141 Answering Guillaume Bignon: Definition of Determinism

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If you haven't heard by now, Tim wrote a book. It's a good book. You should buy it and read it. However, some people thought it was a not good book. One person in particular, philosopher Guillaume Bignon, wrote a 50 page refutation of Tim's book. Tim wrote an article as a rejoinder to this refutation. Now we're talking about it. In this episode, we'll talk about the first of what Tim perceives to be Bignon's problems with his book: his definition of determinism. Link to Tim's Rejoinder: https://freethinkingministries.com/bignons-review-of-mere-molinism-a-rejoinder/

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Ep. 140 Tim and Scott Discuss their Epistemological Leanings show art Ep. 140 Tim and Scott Discuss their Epistemological Leanings

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Finally, in this episode, Tim and I stake out where we tend to lean in the epistemological debates I've been talking about. Spoiler alert: neither of us takes a particularly strong position, but we point out what we believe to be the biggest issues in both sides. We'd like to revisit this topic again in the future, hopefully with some special guests to help us think through these things.

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Ep. 139 The Problem of Skepticism show art Ep. 139 The Problem of Skepticism

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In this episode, we take a closer look at some of the skeptical theories of knowledge (if it's accurate to call them that). We talk about pure skepticism and weaker forms of skepticism, and see that it likely isn't a live option, particularly for the Christian, to maintain such a strong form of skepticism.

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Atheists love to label themselves as freethinkers, but as Tim Stratton argues, this is actually an oxymoron! In this episode, Tim and I discuss the Freethinking Argument Against Naturalism (affectionately abbreviated as FAAN). This argument was Tim’s first ever argument he crafted on his own, so it was interesting to get the backstory of how he came up with it.

Tim gives an overview and defense of the entire argument, which is quite a lot to undertake in one episode, which is why this is only part 1. If you need to re-listen a few times to make sure you’ve got it down, we encourage you to do so!

If you’re more of a visual learner, then I would like to point you to the Freethinking Ministries website in order to read some of the articles Tim has written about this argument (and boy has he written a lot). I’ll link to them here in the show notes page.

Remember to leave a rating & review, as that really helps us out in reaching more people with sound apologetics and theology. Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week!

 

Freethinking Argument Articles:

http://freethinkingministries.com/the-freethinking-argument-in-a-nutshell/

http://freethinkingministries.com/freethinking-atheists-are-oxymorons/