Archive for May, 2008

Rational Evil

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3    In my review of Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great” I was discussing the relationship of reason to evil, which has taken me beyond the scope of Hitchens’ book. So I have decided to make this an independent series of posts, and will return to my review of Hitchens’ book [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great V

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Listen to the MP3  Last time I discussed Christopher Hitchens’ contrasting of reason and religion in his book, “God Is Not Great.”  In addition to the problems mentioned last time, Hitchens premise that atrocities, religious or otherwise occur because people are not completely rational is itself flawed. Some evil can be very rational, as modern [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great IV

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Listen to the MP3  This week I continue my extended review of Christopher Hitchens, “God Is Not Great,” At the core of much of Hitchens’ problems with religion is that he sees it in opposition to reason. This core can be seen in many of his statements, such as when he writes, “Past and present [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great III

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Listen to the MP3   This week I return to my extended review of Christopher Hitchens, “God Is Not Great,” Similar to Dawkins and Harris, serious problems abound in the early pages of the Hitchens’ book. Many are simply statements of personal opinion with at best questionable background or support, such as his claims that “Religion [...]

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A Faith Based on Fact

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Listen to the MP3   I was recently asked about the tag line of this ministry, “A Faith Based on Fact.”   To some these concepts are mutually exclusive. If you are relying on facts then you don’t have faith, if you have faith, there can be no facts. So why do I claim a faith based [...]

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