Month: November 2008

Argument for God’s Existence from Jewish Folklore

The Jewish Encyclopedia retells a bit of Jewish folklore about “Abraham’s life in his Chaldean home as told by the Palestinian rabbis of the second century, and afterward further developed under the influence of Babylonian folk-lore.”Basically, after Abraham is born the “councilors and soothsayers of Nimrod” want to kill him.

Reductionism Ad Absurdum

Atheism’s reductionist, or absolutely materialistic, sect’s conceptualizations have produced many fascinating, or fascinatingly myopic and fanciful, arguments. Reductionism refers to the analysis of something into simpler parts or organized systems_the oversimplifying of something complex, or the misguided belief that everything can be explained in simple terms.As the philosopher Fox Mulder put it, “what are we …

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American Humanist Association (AHA) and Purity in Charity

In my essay The Red Light of Punishment I considered the atheist argument that theists do not perform charitable deeds for pure motives because theists function under a system of reward and punishment. Of course, atheists are subjectively imposing purity of intention as a virtue. Yet, the reason why their argument fails is that: it …

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Dan Barker and Bertrand Russell: The Dynamic Duo of Demonstrably Deleterious Delusion, part 7 of 8

“‘Come now, and let us reason together,’Says the LORD”-Isaiah 1:18 Apologia and True Skepticism A few other interesting examples in light of our study are what, for reasons that will become obvious, may be termed: the apologist’s life verse. “but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer …

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Christopher Hitchens – Too Sexy for Abstinence?

In his debate with Alister McGrath, which was entitled “Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World,” (reviewed here) Mr. Hitchens stated, “every religion that’s ever been is distinguished principally by the idea that we should be disgusted by our own sexuality. Name me a religion that does not play upon that fact.” I …

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