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Holy Ship of Theseus!

I do not remember much of my Metaphysics 101 class from my undergraduate days at the University of Dayton. I would describe the class as a giant mind trip in all honesty. One particular mind trip, though, has stuck with me through the years because I think it is a very good analogy for the process of conversion in our Christian life. The thought experiment is called the Theseus’s Paradox and it goes something like this: Theseus has a ship. Over time Theseus replaces parts of that ship as they wear out or break. The …

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