Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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philosophy games 1 - battlefield God

"In this activity you'll be asked a series of 17 questions about God and religion. In each case, apart from Question 1, you need to answer True or False. The aim of the activity is not to judge whether these answers are correct or not. Our battleground is that of rational consistency. This means to get across without taking any hits, you'll need to answer in a way which is rationally consistent. What this means is you need to avoid choosing answers which contradict each other. If you answer in a way which is rationally consistent but which has strange or unpalatable implications, you'll be forced to bite a bullet."

I got through the battlefield, but I think two or three of the questions are a bit dubious.

For example - although I don't think that God must necessarily be omnipotent, I also don't think belief in an omnipotent god is inconsistent with thinking that 'God could not create a square circle'. Because 'a square circle' is just a trick of human language. It's not a 'very hard thing to make' that god has failed to do. It's just a nonsensical phrase without any referent.
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