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.


  1. Marg
    September 22, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    Good idea. Done.

  2. Dale
    September 20, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the update, Marg. You should send him an email & tell him how much you liked it. ‘Tis on his CV here:


  3. Marg
    September 16, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    (Three months later)

    I bought the book and read it through immediately. Then I read some of it again. And then again. Thank you for recommending it.

    I wonder if the author would write a second book entitled We Told Us So. It seems to me that “group think” could fill a decent-sized book quite comfortably.

  4. trinities - You’re Foolin’ Yourself and You Don’t Believe It – Part 2 (DALE)
    June 18, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    […] Last time, I mentioned a well done book by evangelical philosopher Gregg Ten Elshoff on the topic of self-deception and the Christian life. […]

  5. Marg
    June 18, 2010 @ 4:02 am

    You’re a great salesman, Dale. I just emailed my bookseller to order me a copy.

    The thing that has my head nodding vigorously is the huge mistake that can come from having a written “statement of faith” or obligatory creed. My favorite creed is Paul’s (1 Corinthians 8:6). I can appreciate the Apostles creed (with a few added words to pin down certain definitions), but after that the creeds get a bit out of hand.

    I’m glad that the congregation I am part of has no “statement of faith” that I have to sign. That would probably mark the end of a long and happy relationship.

  6. Dale
    June 17, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    Err.. make that 50% older. Must have been short on coffee that day. 😉

  7. Helez
    June 17, 2010 @ 3:31 am

    Mind you, he’s not confessing hypocrisy here. Rather, his point is that there are strong non-rational pressures on him to think and believe that he believes those things, whether or not he actually does.

    Awareness, knowledge and insight brings responsibility. I believe that if you (think you) honestly understand things, you should (do your utmost to) live according to these things to be true to God and to yourself.


  8. Marg
    June 16, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    I hate it when the formatting wins. May I try that again?

    I just got it! 6 = 2/3 of (the number of kinds of people there are in the world) older than 4.

  9. Marg
    June 16, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    This may be the place to admit that I don’t believe I really have a handle on the math in this equation.

    has recently completed 6 years … and is 2/3 older than trinities, which is 4 this summer!>/blockquote>
    6 years is 2/3 of WHAT older than 4 years?

    I just got it! It’s 2/3 of THREE older than 4!

    And there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who can count and those who can’t. COOL!!