Logical Arguments and Critical Theory (Pluckrose/Lindsay

I've mentioned critical theory here before and I said I'd come back to it again. In this post, I want to mention another helpful resource on critical theory: Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay. This isn't a Christian book and I don't agree …

A Code of Conduct for Arguments and Discussions

The Bible teaches that God’s people are to be truth-telling, truth-loving, and truth-promoting people (Ex. 20:16, Eph. 4:25, 6:14, etc.).  Although truth has to do with more than just our words, we are called to be honest, clear, and not deceitful when we talk, discuss, make an argument, or defend a position. Speaking of this …

Television, Vigilance, Truth

 Douglas Groothuis calls television an agent of truth decay in today’s (post-)postmodern world.  Os Guinness, in Fit Bodies, Fat Minds, from a slightly different angle, comes to a similar conclusion.  So this post and the one quoting Groothuis should be read together. [[Before I quote Guinness, I do want to note that I’m not saying …

God’s Existence and Biology: A Whopping Non Sequitur

This section of Paul Copan's Is God A Moral Monster caught my attention.  (Note: it is part of a much larger argument, so I can't quote the whole thing here). "The inventor Thomas Edison said that humans are 'incurably religious.'  History certainly bears this out.  But why have humans been so religiously inclined across the …

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