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February 9, 2012
Updated The Kalam Cosmological Argument: The Question of the Metaphysical Possibility of an Infinite Set of Real Entities (2003, 2005), The Kalam Cosmological Argument Yet Again: The Question of the Metaphysical Possibility of an Infinite Temporal Series (2003, 2005), The Kalam Cosmological Argument as Amended: The Question of the Metaphysical Possibility of an Infinite Temporal Series of Finite Duration (2004, 2005), and A Critical Examination of Mark R. Nowacki's Novel Version of the Kalam Cosmological Argument (2008) by Arnold T. Guminski in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library.
Arnold T. Guminski has made a number of minor editorial and other changes to all four essays. Endnote 68 of "The Kalam Cosmological Argument as Amended: The Question of the Metaphysical Possibility of an Infinite Temporal Series of Finite Duration" has been updated with the addition of a recent quote clarifying William Lane Craig's definition of what constitutes the beginning of the existence of an entity for the purposes of his version of the kalam argument.
February 7, 2012
New in the Kiosk: The Data Does Not Lie: Moderate Religion is NOT Good for Societies (2011) by Gregory S. Paul
According to centrist religious supernaturalists whether Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or whatever, not only are they not the ones not responsible for the ills of modern societies, they are part of the levelheaded solution. In their opinion it seems eminently logical that the proposition that middle of the road moderate as well as liberal religion is more beneficial than either of the contentious extremes of fundamentalist theism on the one hand or assertive atheism on the other. Surely it is the common sense center that best understands how to run the societal show, not those extremist zealots on either side. Right? Wrong!