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For Honest Presuppositionalists: How to Recover your Sanity

There are a few presuppositionalists who have been simply caught up in presuppositional nonsense due to their ties with their family or church they were raised in. They see the arrogance and illogic of the presuppositionalists around them, but are, perhaps due to fear of hellfire or marginalization, just a gentle word away from cracking their eyes open to honestly assess the absurd position of the presuppositionalist.

Allow me to provide that gentle word. Life on this side of honesty and rationality is far better than the intentional self-blinding arrogance and willful irrationality inherent to presuppositionalists. Here is something to ponder.

  1. The presuppositionalist holds that, if you could be wrong about your belief in a proposed fact, you
  2. do not know that fact. Let’s call knowledge on which you can not be wrong “absolute knowledge”.

  3. The presuppositionalist claims to have absolute knowledge that the being who has transmitted absolute knowledge to him is the god of the Bible instead of some deceitful deity.
  4. How would you know whether the being that is allegedly transmitting absolute knowledge to you is not a deceitful deity? Could you know whether you were wrong if a deceitful deity were deceiving you? How? Could a deceitful deity be making you believe your “absolute knowledge” was not being transmitted by a deceitful deity?
  5. Once you’ve realized that you can have no absolute knowledge about the identity of the being allegedly transmitting absolute knowledge to you, you’re free. Presuppositionalism is inherently self-destructive.

The beauty of life on the side of honesty and rationality is far greater than any false comforts you’ve experienced within presuppositionalism. And I want you to experience this life.

phil stilwell

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