On the face of it, liberal arguments for gun control are utterly irrational, with no redeeming value whatsoever, except, perhaps, the good intentions that we charitably allow are genuine. The internal inconsistencies of the arguments, and the complete detachment from reality that they represent, leave one baffled. The position can be understood, however, if you …
One of the reasons why Republicans have associated their party with the elephant is because the elephant is known to have a long memory. These days, when the public’s attention spanned has dropped below that of a goldfish… literally… what counts as a ‘long memory’ means being able to recollect what happened a couple of …
One day you wake up and you realize that a vast number of our fellow citizens simply do not live in the same universe as we do. You cannot persuade people who live in this alternate universe. They are as beyond our reach as one universe is beyond the reach of another universe in the Multiverse. They must instead be out-voted.
In the first part I sought to tease out the basis for Dawkins’ claim that what he said “follows logically from the ordinary pro-choice stance.” It is to the reader to decide if my analysis is correct, and if not, what the real basis is. It is important, however, to understand that Dawkins is not …
7. You’ve been in many dialogues with nonChristians. What is the most challenging question you’ve had to answer? Intellectually, why God should have had the Israelites kill even the infants of the pagan tribes. Culturally, I understand why this would have been done. I could even see God himself performing the task. Having the Israelites …
No one wants to be told that they cannot play with their toy. No one wants to be told that their toy might even be dangerous in certain contexts–like the child that wishes to play baseball in the living room does not like being told to take the baseball bat and ball into the field, where that toy is more appropriate–or, that they shouldn’t bash people in the head with the baseball bat.
Apologetics Interview Questions Part 3: Intellectual State of the church and favorite Christian apologist
4. What is your opinion on the current intellectual state of the modern church? Some apologists have begun to heavily criticize it. I think there is no question that there are vast stretches of ignorance in the modern church, but I doubt the ‘modern’ part of that phrase is relevant. I’m not very impressed with …
3. A lot of disbelievers have a problem with a loving God sending people to an eternity of torture by way of fire. What is your take on hell? I also had a problem with that. C.S. Lewis’s “The Great Divorce” provided the imaginative framework I needed to get over the ‘hump’ on this issue. …