Archive for February, 2009

Does Your Church Want the Bible?

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Listen to the MP3 A few Sundays ago at church, my Bible study class was about to begin when a woman came to the door and asked, “What class is this?”    I told her I was teaching about the Bible.    Her immediate response was, “Oh, no,  I don’t want that.” She instantly realized that the [...]

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Contrasting Change

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  As the market continues it falls back to levels not seen since the late 1990s, an often overlooked fact is that markets are forward looking indicators. They are not so much an indicator of how bad things have been, or even how bad things are. Markets are an indicator of what traders as a [...]

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A Review of Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great – Summary

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The following is an outline of my review of Christopher Hitchens’, “God is not Great” Part I – Chapter One The definition of Atheism. Do “the faithful” commit more crimes? Are atheist dogmatic? Part II – Chapter One the “four irreducible objections to religious faith.”  Religion and sex Part III – Chapter One. Do believers [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXXII

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Listen to the MP3 In my extended review of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have finally reached the last chapter, “In Conclusion: The Need for a New Enlightenment.”  Hitchens opens the chapter with a discussion of a quote by Lessing, where he says that given the opportunity to know all truth, he [...]

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Dishonest – But it does not Matter

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President Obama signed the stimulus bill today. The bill is essentially a huge lie passed with a number of already broken promises. It will not stimulate the economy. How could it? Most of the money will not be spent for years. But it will vastly expand the federal government, and as I explain in my [...]

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A Major Milestone?

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The Stimulus bill passed and it is being called “a major milestone” for President Obama. But I do not see this as any significant effort. The simple fact was that a stimulus bill was going to pass as Republicans could not have stopped it. The best they could have done was influence it, but the [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXXI

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Listen to the MP3 In  my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have come to chapter 18, A Finer Tradition: The Resistance of the Rational.  The chapter struck me as a very strange chapter, for it left me with the feeling that Hitchens lives in somewhat of a fantasy world, [...]

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Does a Tree That Fall In the Forest…

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There is the old question that asks does a tree that falls in the forest make a sound if no one is there. However fascinating that question may be, there is a similar, and much more relevant version: Is a problem that goes unreported really a problem? President Obama’s inexperience is already showing as he [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXX

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Listen to the MP3 I am continuing in my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” and his defense of atheism in chapter 17.  Last time, I looked at how Hitchens deftly attempted to shift the blame for the secular evils of the twentieth century onto religion effectively arguing that Christians are [...]

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Stimulus Plan?

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As Obama puts his mark onto the presidency he continues to enjoy high approval ratings, but cracks are beginning to appear. That the stakes are very high as can been seen in an article in the Christian Science Monitor. The headline warned of “risks to opponents” of the stimulus plan, and most of the article [...]

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