Proponents of TAG paint themselves into an unavoidable corner. They say that their god is an “absolute God” which can only be proved by means of a “transcendental argument.” For example, Cornelius Van Til proclaimed:
Now the only argument for an absolute God that holds water is a transcendental argument.
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Also, as a central tenet of their apologetic scheme, presuppositionalists claim that one cannot “make sense” of anything apart from “presupposing” the existence of the Christian god. Or as Greg Bahnsen baldly asserted in his debate with Dr. Gordon Stein
: “without Him it is impossible to prove anything.”
The acronym “TAG” refers to what apologists call the “transcendental argument for God’s existence.” So it is intended to denote a specific argument
. Broadly speaking, an argument is the attempt to infer
a conclusion from a set of premises.
But there’s a significant problem here, and it’s insurmountable:
Labels: Presuppositional Gimmickry, Theistic Arguments