Giving Up on Apologetics?

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Given that I am a Christian Apologist, a friend of mine was interested in my reaction to T E Hanna’s recent post on 3 Reasons Why I Gave Up Christian Apologetics.  As the author of two books that would clearly fall into this category (Evidence for the Bible / Christianity and Secularism), and one who [...]

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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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Hitchens – God Is Not Great II

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Listen to the MP3 This week in my review of Christopher Hitchens, “God is not Great,” I will look at what Hitchens calls the “four irreducible objections to religious faith.” According to him religious faith “wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XVII

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  Listen to the MP3   The latter part of the Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion”  becomes increasingly speculative as he applies his view of atheism and religion to topics such as homosexuality, abortion, and children and these issues would be better treated in more general discussion of the individual topics than a specific review of Dawkins’ [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XVI

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 Listen to the MP3   In the last installment of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I looked at Dawkins’ arguments for why we can’t use the Bible as the basis for our morality. But if we cannot use the Bible then where should we get our morals? For Dawkins, the answer to this [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XV

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Listen to the MP3    In chapter 7 of his book, “The God Delusion” Richard Dawkins, turn the issue of morality and the Bible.  Dawkins lays down his goal pretty clearly in the opening paragraph when he says that the Bible, “encourages a system of morals which any civilized modern person whether religious or not, would [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XIV

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Listen to the MP3   In this part of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I will continue my look at Dawkins’ speculations on the roots of morality.  Dawkins rejection of God and acceptance of evolution forces him to find an evolutionary basis of morality.  He admits that “On the face of it, the [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part XII

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Listen to the MP3  In this part of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I come to the chapter where Dawkins discusses the roots of religion. These next two chapters, this on the origin of Religion and the next on the origin of Morality both suffer from a problem that is common not [...]

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Free Will

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Listen to the MP3 Dec 14, 2007, Wausau, Wi —  Last time I looked at the issue of Free Inquiry and the skeptic’s false claim that they were free to go wherever the evidence leads, while Christians were limited by their religious beliefs.  But there is a deeper more subtle problem with the skeptic’s claim that [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part XI

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Listen to the MP3 Nov 9, 2007, Wausau, Wi —  Last time in my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I looked at the flaws in the first three point of what Dawkins calls “the central argument of my book.”  Again, he summarizes this argument in the following six points: 1 – The appearance of [...]

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