Wednesday, November 04, 2020

The Irony Of Christian Neglect Of Apologetics

The "Christ" in "Christian" comes from Jesus' Messiahship. And that Messiahship is an evidential concept. It involves the historical fulfillment of prophecy by a historical individual. Men like Isaiah and Daniel made much of the apologetic value of their prophecies (Isaiah 43:8-13, 46:9-11, Daniel 2:19-28, 5:8-12), including ones Jesus fulfilled. It's ironic that so many people who call themselves Christians are so apathetic and contemptuous toward apologetics and other intellectual matters. That includes a lot of people who acknowledge in principle that apologetics has some significance, but do little or nothing about it in practice. The problem isn't just with fideists.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Further Problems With Anita Gregory's Doctoral Thesis On Enfield

A couple of years ago, I wrote a response to the sections of Anita Gregory's doctoral thesis that discuss the Enfield Poltergeist. But I wrote that response before listening to Maurice Grosse and Guy Playfair's Enfield tapes. I've now listened to all of them, and I want to supplement my response to Gregory's thesis with what I've learned since then from the tapes and other sources.

When I make reference to the tapes below, I'll use "MG" to cite Grosse's tapes and "GP" to cite Playfair's. Therefore, MG74B refers to Grosse's tape 74B, and GP15B refers to tape 15B in Playfair's collection, for example.