Friday, February 11, 2022

Defending the Hallucination Theory - Index

In this series of forty-five posts, I have shown that every single one of Peter Kreeft's fourteen objections against the Hallucination Theory FAILS:

 

Kreeft has FAILED to refute the Hallucination Theory.  Kreeft's case for the resurrection of Jesus requires that he refute four skeptical theories, one of which is the Hallucination Theory.  Since Kreeft FAILED to refute the Hallucination Theory, his case for the resurrection of Jesus also FAILS.


OBJECTION #1: TOO MANY WITNESSES

Objection #1 is covered in Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/09/15/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-8-too-many-witnesses/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/09/24/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-9-clarification-of-the-hallucination-principle/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/10/07/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-10/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/10/15/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-11-the-group-hallucinations-historical-claim/


OBJECTION #2: THE WITNESSES WERE QUALIFIED

Objection #2 is covered in Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/08/18/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-4-were-there-qualified-witnesses/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/08/20/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-5-historical-evidence-about-mary-magdalene/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/08/23/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-6-the-ignorance-of-peter-kreeft/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/09/10/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-7-more-problems-with-objection-2/


OBJECTION #3: FIVE HUNDRED WITNESSES

Objection #3 is covered in Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, and Part 17:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/10/29/in-defense-of-the-hallucination-theory-part-12-preliminary-investigation/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/11/21/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-13-two-problems-with-eyewitness-testimony/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/11/27/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-14-humans-are-dishonest/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/11/27/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-15-adults-are-dishonest/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/11/29/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-16-adults-are-liars-and-cheaters/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2021/11/30/defending-the-hallucination-theory-part-17-follow-up-investigation/


OBJECTION #4: A LONG-LASTING HALLUCINATION

Objection #4 is covered in Part 18:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-18.html


OBJECTION #5: RETURNED MANY TIMES

Objection #5 is covered in Part 19, Part 20, and Part 21:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-19.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-20.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-21.html


OBJECTION #6: SURPRISING WORDS AND ACTIONS

Objection #6 is covered in Part 22, Part 23, and Part 24:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-22.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-23.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2021/12/defending-hallucination-theory-part-24.html


OBJECTION #7: THE UNBELIEF OF THE DISCIPLES


OBJECTION #8: HALLUCINATIONS DO NOT EAT

Objection #8 is covered in Part 28, and Part 29:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-28.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-29.html


OBJECTION #9: THE DISCIPLES TOUCHED JESUS

Objection #9 is covered in Part 30:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-30.html


OBJECTION #10: THE DISCIPLES CONVERSED WITH JESUS

Objection #10 is covered in Part 31, Part 32, Part 33, Part 34, and Part 35:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-31.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-32.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-33.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-34.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-35.html


OBJECTION #11: THE DISCIPLES COULD NOT BELIEVE A HALLUCINATION IF THE TOMB WAS NOT EMPTY

Objection #11 is covered in Part 36, and Part 37:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-36.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-37.html


OBJECTION #12: THE DISCIPLES COULD NOT PERSUADE OTHERS IF THE TOMB WAS NOT EMPTY

Objection #12 is covered in Part 38, and Part 39:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-38.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-39.html


OBJECTION #13: THE HALLUCINATION THEORY DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE EMPTY TOMB

Objection #13 is covered in Part 40, Part 41, Part 42, Part 43, and Part 44:

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-40.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/01/defending-hallucination-theory-part-40_22.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/02/defending-hallucination-theory-part-42.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/02/defending-hallucination-theory-part-43.html

https://tcaict.blogspot.com/2022/02/defending-hallucination-theory-part-44.html


OBJECTION #14: SOME APPEARANCES WERE NOT IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED AS JESUS

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for presenting your critical evaluation of Peter Kreeft's case against the Hallucination Theory and for the resurrection of Jesus. In future posts, will you consider his objections to the remaining three skeptical theories or will you perhaps turn your attention to other, somewhat popular, miracle claims (like the healings at Lourdes)?

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    1. I wrote 14 posts defending the Conspiracy Theory against Kreeft's objections, and 22 posts defending the Swoon Theory against his objections. A good place to start is with these two posts about the FAILURE of Kreeft's case for the resurrection of Jesus (they include links to the INDEX of my posts on the Conspiracy Theory and the Swoon Theory):

      https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2020/02/18/the-complete-failure-of-peter-kreefts-case-for-the-resurrection-part-1-three-serious-problems/

      https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2020/02/22/the-complete-failure-of-peter-kreefts-case-for-the-resurrection-part-2-many-skeptical-theories/

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