Statesboro, GA, USA
Either you agree or you don't, but unless you want to play, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus", how is he going to make the distinction?
How long have we known each other on this forum Brad? You know I don't agree that you have no soul. You've been made in the image of God despite yourself.
But blaming Essorant's misunderstanding on what you percieve to be a weakness in my position or articulation of that position is kind of lame. Especially sense I get the feeling that Essorant's view (and I think you do too) is pretty much a supernaturalistic one already, and one which absolutely believes in the soul ... he's just quibbling over terminology. He already told you he's not an atheist. And as far as word games bringing the two positions any closer ... I've not tried to bring them closer, but to contrast them the best I can.
And you know I've never said that the most compelling proof for Christianity was in it's philosophical implications ... or even in the philosophical absurdities of it's counter-views. (What's the name of this particular forum again?) The most compelling proof is that sinners are made saints. (experiential). And that apart from dishonest treatment of the accounts, it's history is immutable (evidential). Therefore, believing in no soul doesn't do justice to any of these things, and therefore lacks the explanatory power which the "soulish" worldview has.