WHY A CORRECT BELIEF IN DETERMINISM CANNOT BE RATIONAL


If determinism is true then the determinist’s belief in determinism was not the result of a careful study and consideration of the facts and logic of determinism. It was merely the causal agent (whether biology and neurons firing, or God) causing that person to hold that belief. Just as it is the causal agent making other people reject determinism.

A screenshot from a book by Greg Koukl (five point Calvinist, but affirms free will):

kouklondeterminism

Here is the late Ravi Zecharias explaining the same over 6 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysilAAo5RcA

Crime detective J Warner Wallace explaining the same over 3 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlI5FDg5Xlw

Philosopher Tim Stratton explaining it at length over 2 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFKg0veH7fo&t=5469s

Braxton Hunter, president of Trinity College of the Bible, from  From 12:13 of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Uktg9nLx8&t=11s

Frank Turek of Cross Examined: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBQjs41uabg&t=2s
A quote by an atheist:

haldanedeterminism

2 Responses to “WHY A CORRECT BELIEF IN DETERMINISM CANNOT BE RATIONAL”

  1. br.d Says:

    wonderful listing of resources on this subject!
    Thank you Scott

  2. br.d Says:

    A rare thing – to find a Calvinist who thinks logically!!

    Scott – how do you incorporate pictures?

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