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Annihilationism and the Infinity of Hell: Bawulski and the Experience Argument

October 25th, 2017 6 Comments

This is part of a talk I gave at the ReThinking Hell Conference in Auckland earlier this year. The traditional conception of hell understands the punishment of the finally impenitent to be conscious eternal torment. The punishment of hell is eternal in the sense of it being of an unending duration, and it involves conscious […]

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Richard Carrier and the “Infantile” objection to God’s command’s

October 27th, 2015 1 Comment

In his article, “Why Traditional Theism Cannot Provide an Adequate Foundation for Morality”, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong argued that a “Divine command theory makes morality childish.”[1] In my response to Armstrong, “Is Ethical Naturalism more Plausible than Supernaturalism?”[2] I made two points. First, I addressed a tangential point: that Armstrong’s argument caricatures divine command theory (“DCT”) by tacitly assuming that […]

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Shawn Bawulski and the Problem of Hell: Part One

April 26th, 2014 4 Comments

The traditional conception of hell understands the punishment of the finally impenitent to be conscious eternal torment. The punishment of hell is eternal in the sense of it being of unending duration and it involves conscious torment. Annihilationists, on the other hand, argue the traditional view is contrary to scripture. They contend that, in scripture, the […]

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