Saturday, August 25, 2007
Theism as a Worldview
Here are many philosophical/apologetic Mp3 audio files to fish through. This is a Catholic run site so there are a lot of debates between Protestants and Catholics and their theological positions as well. I will post a few debates that I think will get the main arguments across that theists use against atheists.
Alvin Plantinga, the philosopher who brought God “back from the dead” has a lecture on philosophical naturalism here:
This is a classic presentation by William Lane Craig at Harvard in a debate between him and an atheist on the existence of God. The Q&A is included as well:
Here is a video debate:
J.P Moreland Debate on Epistemology (1hr 56minutes)
Friday, August 24, 2007
Hillary Tells the Truth… for Once
Drudge Report - props
Photo of Hilla... Er... OH! Sorry, this isn't Hillary.
Here is the photo, or photo of a sculpture of her in the "Museum of Sex." Yes, I kid you not.
Basically she said, "Republicans are superior on terror and protecting the populous," which is the logical conclusion to her conclusion. This is one of the main powers given to the government via the Constitution, that is, protecting the populous.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Raped before Murdered
I have read quite a few stories of young women that committed a minor offense -- in Western standards but not in Islamic Sharia standards -- and then this young girl would be raped and then killed. This lady answered that for me. She gives her testimony of how she found freedom in Christ Jesus. Amen! There is freedom in Christ; he says to take his yoke for it is light. He also said the Truth shall set you free. You can see that freedom in her life.
The audio is a bit off track.
She, in a sense, left this:
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Multiculturalisms Lasting Effect… Hint, Its Not Positive
This is a really good article and should be read by the educator and the parent alike. This is a
New Sites Added
I have never done this before, but how would you know otherwise what is going on in my links section? I came across a couple of sites I am adding to my list of links. I am posting them here so you can see them a bit more intimately
Incredible Drawings of “Religio-Political” themes.
Great commentary. After I graduate I will spend more time in the commentary area myself.
A good magazine resource for view and opinions
Great commentary on political and domestic “happenings”
The Kafir Corps
Multiple people involved, good column length commentary
Absolute Moral Authority
Whenever an issue comes up and the Democrats want to position themselves in some sort of moral authority position, they usually trot up women who have had an abortion (and still stand by their decision as a good one). Or, they have Cindy Sheehan’s tear struck face at one of their podium events.
Usually the only time you see Cindy Sheehan smiling is in the embrace of a dictator… her son would be sick to his stomach if he could see this!
I’m sorry. I cannot connect with that style of politicization! I am raising my boys to be men, to stand in the gap when called upon. To stick by choices and see things to the end. This is true authority. And as you watch the short ads below, keep in mind these stories and the sacrifices they have made. I think they deserve the moral authority because they earned it. Both in character and in action.
Spitting and Global Warming
Green Peacers and others should take note, spitting doubles carbon dioxide output. Swallow that green/yellow mucus ball and you will have saved planet earth! We all can do our part.
More Links to WND Stories
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Irreducible complexity is also known as – “
Imported Article – Biofuels NOT THE ANSWER… GreenPeace!!
New Study Recommends Against Burning Biofuels to Solve Global Warming
By Noel Sheppard | August 20, 2007
A new study published in the journal Science last Friday concluded that the continued burning of oil-related energy products combined with the planting of additional forests is better for the environment than the manufacture and use of biofuels such as ethanol.
In fact, the authors suggested that governments across the globe move away from biofuels as a global warming solution completely, and instead focus moneys and energies on reforestation and increasing the efficiencies involved with the burning of fossil fuels.
Of course you didn't hear about this because no major American press outlet thought it was newsworthy despite media's fascination with anthropogenic global warming.
Fortunately, several British outlets covered this interesting study, including the Guardian (emphasis added):
Increasing production of biofuels to combat climate change will release between two and nine times more carbon gases over the next 30 years than fossil fuels, according to the first comprehensive analysis of emissions from biofuels.
Biofuels - petrol and diesel extracted from plants - are presented as an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels because the crops absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow.
The study warns that forests must not be cleared to make way for biofuel crops. Clearing forests produces an immediate release of carbon gases into the atmosphere, accompanied by a loss of habitats, wildlife and livelihoods, the researchers said.
The reason is that producing biofuel is not a "green process". It requires tractors and fertilisers and land, all of which means burning fossil fuels to make "green" fuel. In the case of bioethanol produced from corn - an alternative to oil - "it's essentially a zero-sums game," says Ghislaine Kieffer, programme manager for Latin America at the International Energy Agency in
What is more, environmentalists have expressed concerns that the growing political backing that biofuel is enjoying will mean forests will be chopped down to make room for biofuel crops such as maize and sugarcane. "When you do this, you immediately release between 100 and 200 tonnes of carbon [per hectare]," says Renton Righelato of the World Land Trust,
Any questions as to why American media will ignore this study? Well, there's more:
Righelato and Dominick Spracklen of the University of Leeds, UK, calculated how long it would take to compensate for those initial emissions by burning biofuel instead of gasoline. The answer is between 50 and 100 years. "We cannot afford that, in terms of climate change," says Righelato.
The researchers also compared how much carbon would be stored by replanting forests with how much is saved by burning biofuel grown on the land instead of gasoline.
They found that reforestation would sequester between two and nine times as much carbon over 30 years than would be saved by burning biofuels instead of gasoline (see bar chart, right). "You get far more carbon sequestered by planting forests than you avoid emissions by producing biofuels on the same land," says Righelato.
How's that for an inconvenient truth? Or this:
He and Spracklen conclude that if the point of biofuels policies is to limit global warming, "policy makers may be better advised in the short term to focus on increasing the efficiency of fossil fuel use, to conserve existing forests and savannahs, and to restore natural forest and grassland habitats on cropland that is not needed for food."
Something to bear in mind is that Righelato is not a climate change skeptic. Far from it. He’s the Trustees Chairman of the international conservation charity known as World Land Trust which “has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 350,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Asia, Central and South America and the
Furthermore, this organization’s chief patron is Sir David Attenborough who is widely considered to be one of the fathers of the television nature documentary.
As such, these are greens through and through who just don’t feel biofuels are the answer to the problem. In fact, the Guardian quotes Righelato:
"Biofuel policy is rushing ahead without understanding the implications…It is a mistake in climate change terms to use biofuels."
Of course, skeptics like myself believe this to be just one example of politicians rushing ahead or advancing so-called solutions without understanding the implications.
Regardless, do you think Katie, Charlie, and Brian will be discussing this tonight? No, I don’t either.
—Noel Sheppard is an economist, business owner, and Associate Editor of NewsBusters.
NewsMax - props
"We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera."
~ G.K. Chesterton
I thought this story was funny. It is the edge of atheism that just makes me laugh. Atheist thinking naturally comes to this when it is unabated y Judeo-Christian-Grecian insights, which are based in a “Mind.”
I will also say that this will increase the division between the animals in control of
Tibetan Monks Shot by Chinese Military