Contradictory religious truth-claims…

The formal laws of logic demonstrate the impossibility of all religious truth-claims being true at the same time and in the same way. For example, Jesus Christ cannot be God incarnate (Christianity) and not God incarnate (Judaism, Islam) at the same time and in the same respect (the law of noncontradiction: A cannot equal A and non-A). Continue reading

Nor can we make our beliefs…

Any one of these three alternatives* could be the case, or a further alternative could be the case, but they cannot all be the way things are. That would require a universe with no structural consistency; it would be a chaos, not a cosmos. Nor could a person’s belief make any one of these eventualities true. Still, people often seem to think so. Continue reading

When one religion contradicts another…

When two statements are contradictory they have opposite truth value (exactly one is true and exactly one is false). Therefore whenever the claims of one religion directly contradict (negate or deny) the claims of another religion, then both claims cannot be true.

Kenneth Richard Samples, from Without a Doubt, kindle location 2605