Kant

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 14-10-2014

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Chapter Twenty from Book Three, Part Two of Bertrand Russell’s “The History Of Western Philosophy” (1945).

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Rise of Radical Islam Means Catholic Church Can Grab Market Share, Anglican Bishop Suggests

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 10-10-2014

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You gotta love the opening line of this article from Catholic Say:

The former Church of England’s bishop of Rochester has spoken of the overriding importance of the Catholic Church’s global voice for the future of Christianity in a world threatened by Islamic militancy and secularism.

He’s right to casually mention those two threats in the same breath, all equivalent-like. Surely you’ve heard of the insurgent atheist movements all over the world whose members have been beheading people of faith, detonating bombs in trains and subway cars, and flying passenger jets into cathedrals.

Bishop Nazir-Ali [above] said the Catholic Church potentially had “a great future and a huge opportunity” in the emerging world order and that it now had allies in upholding orthodoxy, even in unexpected quarters.

And by allies, of course the Bishop doesn’t mean atheists and agnostics, many of whom have been among the most fearless and vociferous in criticizing radical Islam. Instead, he’s referring to — and perhaps making a sales pitch to – Protestant evangelicals and other non-Catholic lovers of Christ.

He said that, with the growth of Islamic militancy and the persecution of Christians worldwide, many people were now looking to Rome as the voice that could stem the tide. He said these people included many Evangelicals whom he knew who never, in the past, would have thought about Rome. “So the Catholic Church has both a great opportunity and also a great responsibility.”

Without jest or reservation, I do agree with him on this point:

On the topic of the rise in Islamic militancy, he said that two things, in particular, had to be denied: one was the idea that extremism was explained solely by economic and social factors (this he said, overlooked the nature of the militants’ agenda) and the second was the claim, expressed by some Church leaders, that “a truly Islamic state would not persecute Christians.” Bishop Nazir-Ali said he could see no empirical evidence to support this view, which romanticized Islamic militancy.

Still, perhaps it’s just a bit callous to speak of the ascent of murderous religious thugs as an “opportunity” to recruit future Catholics.

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Bertrand Russell Flat 8 walkthrough

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 07-10-2014

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This is where I lives for 10 weeks while studying at the University of Essex in Colchester, England.

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After Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Patrick Henry College, School Deletes Video

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 29-09-2014

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Yesterday, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein (below, right) recently sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College, one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation.

You can read the positive reaction from students here, but what’s puzzling is that the school took down the video from their website within days of posting it. Chris Rodda explains:

On Friday afternoon, PHC posted the video of Mikey’s interview on its UStream page, along with the videos of its other Newsmakers Interview Series interviews, and the video started to get around via blogs and social media.

At some point over the weekend, however, PHC apparently decided, for reasons that can only be guessed at, to take the video down. (MRFF was initially informed of the disappearance of the video by a PHC student who had wanted to show it to their Bible study group, but found that it had been deleted when they went to the school’s UStream page.)

But, fortunately, the video is not lost. MRFF recorded the interview, and it is now available on our YouTube channel. So, if you want to guess at why PHC might have decided to make the video of this interview unavailable, just watch it.

I have sent an email to Patrick Henry College asking why the video was pulled and I’ll update this post if I hear back.

With that, here you go!

Again, I haven’t had a chance to see the complete interview, but if any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments.

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Lord Bertrand Russell

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 22-09-2014

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An interview of young Indian Doctor with Lord Bertrand Russell. FAN: CHETAN GUGALE.

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Bertrand Russell – Love Is Wise

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 19-09-2014

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All material cited below. Special thanks to YouTube user pedroabreu23 (Pedro Abreu) for translating this video into Portuguese Narration: Bertrand Russell – …

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Ken Ham is Writing a Tell-All Book About His Debate with Bill Nye

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 18-09-2014

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Ken Ham still thinks we’re all talking about his debate with Bill Nye.

Seriously. He thinks we’re all rethinking evolution because of stuff he said.

And he’s finally getting around to writing a tell-all book that will impress nobody.

I can’t believe he didn’t call it I Was There… (Edit: Okay, you all win. It should have been called There’s Another Book…)

#MissedOpportunity

Popular AiG speaker and author Bodie Hodge (my son-in-law) and I have written what we believe is a unique and powerful book about the debate — not just dealing with the content of the debaters, but detailing behind the scenes and personal information. We believe this publication (estimated to be well over 300 pages), will be a phenomenal teaching tool, and will be a fascinating read for what has been called by some as “the debate of the century.”

No scientist is calling it the “debate of the century.” Only you are calling it that. Maybe other Creationists. No one else.

And 300 pages?! What the hell happened behind the scenes that needs more than a few pages, tops, to explain? Bill Nye already wrote an article from his perspective (and gave a speech, too) and it wasn’t anywhere close to that length.

But really, what’s in the book?

Many people have lingering questions from the debate and are curious about how, if given more time than I had during the debate, I would have countered Mr. Nye’s claims. This new resource does just that. I encourage everyone who viewed the debate — believer or skeptic alike — to get a hold of this resource. Believers will be equipped to stand firmly on the authority of God’s Word and respectfully dialogue with others. Skeptics will be challenged with the truth of God’s Word, the bankruptcy of evolution and naturalism, and the abundance of scientific evidence for the biblical model of origins.

Okay. So this book is just a copy-paste version of all of his other books… and he’ll get a do-over on all the embarrassing answers he gave during the debate.. even though there’s no new information on his end. (Ken, time wasn’t the problem. Your answers were.)

Arguably, the most memorable moment of the debate was when Nye and Ham were asked what, if anything, would ever change their mind:

Ken Ham essentially said Nothing.

Bill Nye said “One piece of evidence.”

Can’t wait to hear how Ham tries to make up for that…

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Fading Faith: The Rise of the Secular Age

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 10-09-2014

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FADING FAITH chronicles the decline of religion in modern democracies and predicts that America is traveling this path to secularism. A profound transition is occurring, barely noticed. Slowly, imperceptibly, supernatural religion is shriveling. Pope Benedict XVI laments that ”Europe has developed a culture that, in a manner unknown before now to humanity, excludes God from the public conscience.” In Denmark and Sweden, fewer than 5 percent of adults are in church… More >>

Fading Faith: The Rise of the Secular Age

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Civilization and Its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) [Paperback]

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 10-09-2014

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Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee…. More >>

Civilization and Its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) [Paperback]

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Morals: Dilemma for the Anesthetised Mind (Individual & Society)

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 10-09-2014

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Is Religion the villain in modern democracies, or is the laic State more intrusive? If the State is laic but the majority of a population is not, how legitimate is legislation that usurps taxpayers’ money to pursue religiously questionable goals? Is mere pluralism the width and breadth of a genuine democracy? Should moral tolerance be infinite? What part does intolerance play? How elastic is the conscience of the individual that wants to “fit-in”? How legitimate i… More >>

Morals: Dilemma for the Anesthetised Mind (Individual & Society)

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