Libertarian Free Will and the Kalam, Revisited | Jonathan MS Pearce – Patheos

Posted: August 17, 2020 at 6:23 am

It seems that internet friends and atheist You Tube sensations CosmicSkeptic and Rationality Rules have either read my book at some point or are just hitting a rich vein of Kalam Cosmological Argument (KCA) criticism by mutual awesomeness.

I recently posted about my thoughts concerning CosmicSkeptics debate with William Lane Craig and you can see my three videos I did on the subject here.

Rationality Rules (RR) recently did a couple of videos showing how the KCA and libertarian free will are incompatible, something that features as a strong claim in my book Did God Create the Universe from Nothing? Countering William Lane Craigs Kalam Cosmological Argument(UK). See my posts here:

Rationality Rules (aka Stephen Woodford) just responded to an apologist defending the coherence of the KCA and libertarian free will in his video here:

I was particularly intrigued with this video, not just because I was conceited enough to think that RR had read my book, but more importantly due to the T-shirt he was wearing: A Fallen Acorn brewery one. Fallen Acorn is my local beer/brewery in Gosport that was so named for the metaphor by point of fact it was the resurrection of the previous brewery, the Oakleaf Brewery, that went under. I love the name and what they are doing with their beers. So for him to wear the T-shirt made me think he was local to me. I shot him a message that he immediately returned asking if he had read my book and whether he was local, vis-a-vis the T-shirt. To my disdain, he had not heard of my book (though promised to grab a copy), but to my joy he is not only local to me, but actually designed the brewerys logo!

The long and the short of it is that we may well do a video together discussing the Kalam and drinking ale, after having a brief discussion, united by the love for good beer and the contempt for rubbish apologetics.

This is a win win. Tippling AND philosophising. Whats not to like with that?

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