Monday, April 09, 2018

McGrath on the Trilemma

Here.  It is designed to refute the idea that Jesus was a good man but not God, not to prove Jesus's divinity.

7 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

Trilima has it's uses but too many people try to use it as a stand alone argent to prove Christianity.

Joe Hinman said...

Fine tuning id the same in that respect, meant to be a tie breaker not one of the five proofs.

One Brow said...

The Trilemma relies on simplistic characterizations and the notion that Jesus' opinion of his position never changed over the course of his ministry.

Starhopper said...

"the notion that Jesus' opinion of his position never changed over the course of his ministry"

Can you provide evidence that such a change of opinion ever occurred?

One Brow said...

If he were actually God? No.

On the other hand, if he was just a good man (the notion that the Trilemma is supposed to rebut), the history of men generally. Who ever has a philosophical/religious movement that does not undergo changes in their thinking over time? How many modern-day religious leaders have we seen become more enamored of their roles over time?

Starhopper said...

Good answer! I'll take that as a "There is no evidence of such."

One Brow said...

Starhopper,

That's fine. I was putting forth a criticism of the Trilemma, not what I considered an evidenced position.