Archive for October, 2007

Isn’t Cleaner Better?

Elgin Hushbeck -

Many people have fallback arguments.  Fallback arguments are those argument people resort to when their normal arguments fail.  These arguments attempt to shift the framework of a debate to such an extent that an opponent is caught off guard and unable to respond, usually with some vague statement of good that is hard to oppose. [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part IX

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 Oct 26, 2007, Wausau, Wi —  In the last installment of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I looked at Dawkins’ attempted refutation of Aquinas arguments for the existence of God how some of the recent discoveries in science have put atheists like Dawkins in paradox when it comes to [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part VIII

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 Oct 19, 2007, Wausau, Wi — In the last installment of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I looked at some of the problems in Dawkins’ attempted refutation of Aquinas’ arguments for the existence of God, or at least the lead up to his main argument. To recap, Aquinas’ first [...]

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Liberal Compassion

Elgin Hushbeck -

For many, it is almost as axiomatic as the sun rises in the east, that Liberals are compassionate, and conservatives are heartless.   But like so many self serving clichés frequently cited by liberals, it does not hold up to critical analysis. While a liberal might say “I feel such compassion for …” The first two [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part VII

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Listen to the MP3 Oct 12, 2007, Wausau, Wi —This week I return to my extended review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” In the prior parts of this review, I have shown how Dawkins’ simplistic approach to the subject of religion regularly leads him into trouble.  This is especially true when in chapter 3 he [...]

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Childhood Gods

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 Oct 5, 2007, Wausau, Wi — In many  respects, there is nothing like the simple faith of a child, so uncomplicated, so pure.  Like their faith, a child’s view of God is so simple and straightforward. Jesus, recognized this when he said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder [...]

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