Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

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  1. Sean Holbrook
    June 8, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

    Just got to listen to this today. It creates a type of dilemma that’s for sure… but I have a hard time following all the different lines of thought. It really seems as if this question could be true/false at the same time in a different manner of understanding.

    Taking my own personal beliefs and change of mind. I was a trinitarian. Whilst praying for the truth about God and studying whether or not God was really three-in-one, was I being heard? In my mind of course I thought so, but in reality was I praying to a triune god I had made up in my mind and wanted to know the real God? Or was I praying to the real God and eventually it became clear enough that the real God of the Bible wasn’t three-in-one through prayer and study?

    Taking another line of thought from debate. In my own debate it’s admitted that a unitarian God(Father alone) is *not* the same God as a triune God(Father, Son, Spirit). By this definition would we be speaking of the same God…yes and no, right? Yes, because we’re both arguing that this “God” being debated about is the one and only God of the Bible. But no, since we’re saying they’re not the one and the same God?

    So does a Muslim worship the same God as even a unitarian Christian? I would still answer in the negative at this point. I think the linguistics is too far off that the Muslim God is reserved for the subject of referring to a fantasy much the same way that Saint Nicolas is now Santa Claus. I think trinitarians are the same way if I’m fully open and honest about the subject. Thanks for the thoughts though… I’ll definitely look forward to hearing more of their thoughts in the next podcast.