Kants argument is that, while the soul may not be a collection of parts extended in space (therefore, not an extended quantity), it still has intensive quantity and, like a sound, it can gradually lose more and more existence until it fades out of existence altogether.
Is Kants objection sound? We dont think so. As Roderick Chisholm points out:
(Kant) thought that some things
Even back then I was searching for hard evidence of God as an alternative to faith. And one day I found iton television, of all places. While randomly flipping a dial, I came across a mass healing service being conducted by Kathryn Kuhlman. I watched for a few minutes as she brought various people up on the stage and interviewed them. Each one told an amazing story of supernatural healing. Cancer,
D.L. Moody had a keen memory for names and faces. If one of his children was missing from Sunday school, he knew it, and he would do everything possible to find out why. One day he saw an absentee coming down the street, so he took off after her. She ran down the sidewalk, across the street, and through an alley into a saloon, up the stairs to a back apartment, into the bedroom, and then dived under
Keep Christ Central in Christmas
It is a principle of art that in the composition of a picture, all the parts shall be so arranged as to lead the eye inevitably to the central figure or feature. Whatever prevents this is a capital defect. Accessories are only important as they help this end.
When Varelst, the Dutch painter, made his tulips so glorious that they drew attention away from the face of James II, in whose portrait he
Keep It Simple
Vincent Ferrier, an eloquent preacher of the fifteenth century, was called to preach before a high dignitary of state. He took care to prepare his sermon according to the rules of oratory, but it was a notable failure. Next day he preached in his usual style, without pretentiousness, and electrified his hearers. The dignitary, who had heard him on both occasions, asked him how he could account for
Keep us, Lord
Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our calling that we may sleep in thy peace and wake in thy glory. - John Donne
Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will (Mat 10:29 RSV).
We worry too much. We follow the example of our earthly father Adam when he confessed to God, "I was afraid...and hid" (Gen 3:10). We have become a fearful people, even though most of our fears are often unfounded or just plain silly, because we do not have our eyes on
Keep Your Eyes on the Goal
On March 6, 1987, Eamon Coughlan, the Irish world record holder at 1500 meters, was running in a qualifying heat at the World Indoor Track Championships in Indianapolis. With two and a half laps left, he was tripped. He fell, but he got up and with great effort managed to catch the leaders. With only 20 yards left in the race, he was in third placegood enough to qualify for the finals. He looked
Keep Your Mouth Shut
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It got so cold it froze up and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some manure on it. As it lay there in the pile of manure, it began to realize how warm it was. The manure was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the little bird
Keepers of the Aquarium
The late Sam Shoemaker, an Episcopalian bishop, summed up the situation this way: In the Great Commission the Lord has called us to belike Peterfishers of men. Weve turned the commission around so that we have become merely keepers of the aquarium. Occasionally I take some fish out of your fishbowl and put them into mine, and you do the same with my bowl. But were all
Monday, January 16th, 2017
the Second Week after Epiphany