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June 2012 Fundraising Campaign for ACM

I’m setting June as a month of fundraising efforts for ACM.   I hope that all my readers will take some time to head on over to the campaign letter and check out how they can get a free, signed copy of my new book, “For No Reason At All:  A Romance.”  Here’s the link to that letter.

Depending on how much you donate, you can get more books that ACM publishes as well.  These include my own Birth Pangs books, classic apologetic texts such as Greenleaf’s Testimony of the Evangelists and Whately’s Historic Doubts on Napoleon, … continue reading...

Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Bonaparte by Richard Whately against David Hume and Skepticism

Over the last three hundred years unbounded skepticism has been applied to religion and Christianity especially.  Atheist philosopher David Hume was one of the prominent voices calling for stringent criteria in evaluating miracle claims, and the like.  Not everyone thought very highly of this criteria.  One such person was the Reverend Richard Whately, who skewers Hume’s reasoning by showing how if it were applied consistently, one could not be reasonably certain that Napoleon existed- a public figure that was said to be alive and roaming Europe even as he spoke!

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