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NOTES on Konstantin Kolenda (1923-1991): Reality and God

Christians and Jews believe in a personal God; however, some religions and some people do not believe in a personal God. (A personal God is a God we can communicate with — a God who is aware of what we … Continue reading

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NOTES on Antony Flew (1923-2010): Death is the End

Antony Flew argued against immortality in his book The Presumption of Atheism(1976). As you may suspect, Flew was at the time an atheist. (He later became a believer in the existence of God.) In this book, he examines three possible … Continue reading

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NOTES on Robert F. Almeder (born 1938): Death is Not the End

Robert F. Almeder is a philosopher who believes that we do in fact survive death. In his book Death andPersonal Survival: The Evidence for Life Against Death (1992), he investigates the evidence for life after death — including such things as … Continue reading

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NOTES on Curt John Ducasse (1881-1969): The Question “Are We Immortal?” is Still Open

Curt John Ducasse (1881-1969) is a philosopher who believed that it is possible that we are immortal. In his essay, “Is Life After Death Possible?”, published in the Forester Lecture Series, Vol. 2(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948), he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Corliss Lamont (1902-1995): I Am Mortal

The question of whether we are mortal or immortal is important because the answer can affect the way we live our life. After all, if we are afraid of death, we may be afraid to live. Also, a person who … Continue reading

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NOTES on Bertrand Russell (1872-1970): Do We Survive Death? No

Bertrand Russell has a simple answer to the question “Do we survive death?” His answer is, “No.” According to Russell, “When I die, I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.” Despite the flat denial, Russell is a … Continue reading

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NOTES on C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain

Divine Omnipotence One person who has addressed the problem of evil in a way convincing to me is C. S. Lewis, author of the popular Narniachildren’s books. One of the things he did was to analyze the concepts “omnipotent” and … Continue reading

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