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Another V Reaction as a Christian apologist

In previous reactions I stated my enjoyment at the not-so-subtle jabs of today’s current political and media environment.  This third episode delivered on this score, again.  ‘Anna’ the head of the Visitors, makes every effort to win the public relations war.  She warns that humans are fickle and easily swayed and that the media must be tightly controlled.  This is, of course, sadly true.  I won’t belabor this, but it was fun again to see this brazen jab… at who exactly?  We are left to imagine.  🙂  I guess that’s part of the fun.

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Is religion dangerous? Continued thoughts…

This particular question has been coming up fairly often of late and has even been treated on my forum (www.sntjohnny.com/smf) and in an audio debate (hosted somewhere on this domain). When the question is carefully phrased we are helped greatly in answering it because there are some senses in which we could agree that yes, religion is dangerous, but disagree with the implicit charge that this fact is bad on its face. In the course of a single conversation you can usually expect definitions of ‘danger’ to change on you (logical fallacy of equivocation) over and over again.… continue reading...

Defining ‘Christian’ Propositionally

Under discussion here:  http://www.sntjohnny.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2223

Two quotes to start this off with.  First, from atheist Bertrand Russell, answering a question in an essay by the same title, “Why I am not a Christian”:  “I think that you must have a certain amount of definite belief before you have a right to call yourself a Christian.  The word does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning now as it had in the times of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.  In those days, if a man said that he was a Christian it was known what he meant.  You accepted a whole … continue reading...