Archive | April, 2011

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True or False?

Ever since the western world fell in love with the scientific method in the 17th century, a fundamental confusion began working its way into how we think. Truth came to be identified with facts; myths came to be thought of as lies; and the methods of the hard sciences came to be regarded as the […]

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What Makes Someone an Atheist?

Famous Athiests

I am teaching a new course at Lake Forest College. It’s called “Atheism and Faith”. I can only hope the students are enjoying it as much as I am. We’re focusing on the “new atheists”, so the first book we read is Sam Harris’s The End of Faith. He’s one of the poster boys for […]

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Arguments

Father and son

Have you ever noticed that people are seldom arguing about what they think they are arguing about? And that means you and I as well. I was having a political discussion (argument?) with a friend. We disagreed on every issue raised. Finally, I suggested that we step back and try to analyze this whole situation […]

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A Very Different Christian Story

Dr. Ron Miller speaks at the Theosophical Society in America on April 7, 2011 about a very different christian story. Most people assume Christianity began as a unified movement and then fragmented in the course of its history, Eastern and Western Christianity split in the 11th century, Protestant and Catholic Christianity in the 16th. But […]

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