common knowledge for us is mundane for everyone. For example, I have written
several papers on the cosmological arguments for God's existence. I know the ins
and outs pretty well. However, I have never blogged about it. Why? Because I
just tend to assume that everyone who might read/watch my blog already knows
about the cosmological argument. That means I am assuming that only apologists
are checking out my page. But if that is the case, then I probably need to find
something else to do with my time. Additionally, it sometimes seems redundant
to articulate certain things when they have been so effectively presented by
someone else. For instance, I almost certainly can't present the Kalam
cosmological argument as well as William Lane Craig. So, I just assume that
people will get what they need about that from him. But like I said in one of my
earlier posts this year, William Lane Craig doesn't live in my neighborhood. And
"my neighborhood" reaches far beyond the physical road that I live on. It
includes everyone who connects with me via the internet. They may not ever look
at anything from Dr. Craig, but they are keeping up with what I am doing. So...
does that mean you can expect an upcoming video blog on the cosmological
argument? Sure. I will step up to the plate and take a swing. Even if I don't
hit a home run, I can at least get in the game. If you are one of those people,
like me, who has fallen into the trap of assuming, "everyone already knows that"
or "I can't do it as well as so and so," I want to encourage you to do the same.
Get in the game, step up to the plate, take a crack at it.