Category Archives: Debate

A Very Long, Long Answer

This post is much longer than I had anticipated. Some may think it tedious. But I felt compelled to fully express my thoughts as I sought to answer a particular comment. I sincerely hope that there is someone who reads … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Socialism?

A friend of mine once mused, “I don’t really see what’s so wrong with Socialism”. And although I have very strong feelings on the subject, I held my peace, not wanting to give vent to them. The problem with being … Continue reading

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Words

American college students are not the hope of our future. They are childish and irresponsible because they are taught to believe in a fantasy world. Rather than preparing young adults to become adept at navigating a life-course in the real … Continue reading

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Does God Exist? – Part Three

Richard Dawkins’ argument that William Lane Craig is an “apologist for genocide” (see “Why I Refuse to Debate William Lane Craig” at http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/20/richard-dawkins-william-lane-craig) is specious because it requires that the reliability of the concept of God’s existence be dependent upon … Continue reading

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Does God Exist? — Part Two

Everyone has his opinion.  And everyone has a right to his opinion.  But in an enlightened world, we should not be content to simply vilify our opponents or rant like Yosemite Sam.  The confluence of opposing opinions should invite informed … Continue reading

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Crafty Speakers / Who’s Listening?

We can only have a free country if debate is honest, respectful and rational. That requires maturity and clear thinking. Is that too much to ask? I’m tired of slimy hucksters in government and journalists who ape them in the … Continue reading

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Your Comments

Recently, I received a comment to one of my posts, consisting of the single sentence, “The only thing your article lacks is logic. :)”. As I considered responding, all I could think of was what Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac … Continue reading

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“I do not agree with what you have to say, …”

These days it seems like the whole world is clamoring.  Clamoring!  North Africa and the Middle East is rife with wars and rumors of wars.  We have our own drug war going on along our border.  Japan is reeling from … Continue reading

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Exercising Freedom Or Exercising Hate?

The other day as I was getting my hair cut, I overheard a conversation about the fighting in Libya.  A lady was saying, “There’s just too much hate in the world.  It doesn’t take that much to show a little … Continue reading

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Basic Assumptions And The Debate Between Faith And Skepticism

In the 13th chapter of the book of Judges we read about a man, who is an angel, who is God.  Scholars who study this kind thing call it a theophany or a Christophany — a tangible manifestation of God … Continue reading

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