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Classical theism, atheism, and the Godfather trilogy


You’ve got the history of philosophy: Ancient, medieval, modern. Then you’ve got the Godfather Trilogy: Part I, Part II, Part III. Explore the startling parallels, and their relevance to the dispute between atheism and theism.

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The real problem with Godfather III isn't the helicopter scene, or George Hamilton, or even Sofia Coppola. It's the godawful writing.

All you have to do is turn the sound down, now and then, and it's really not all that bad. Parts of it are even kind of compelling.

Still - a very entertaining comparison.

About The Godfather III, the director's cut is much better than the original one, though it still has its flaws.

... judging theism exclusively on the basis of the work of theistic personalists like Paley, Swinburne, and Plantinga is (from a classical theist point of view, anyway) like judging The Godfather Trilogy as a whole on the basis of the best parts of The Godfather Part III alone.

Just for the record: at the same time, judging the work Paley and Swinburne exclusively on the basis of the specifics of their views of the nature of God is like judging Ed Feser exclusively on the basis of his anger with the fact that the Five Ways did not made their way to the recent Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. But I am sure Ed is well aware of that.

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