Was Jesus a Myth? Debate MP3

October 4, 2009

Apologetics 315 has the full MP3 Audio available for download of the September 26, 2009 debate between Dr. James White and Dan Barker on the topic Was Jesus a Myth? The audio’s sound quality could be better but it is definitely much better than were the soundness and quality of the arguments offered by Dan Barker.

During the debate, Mr. Barker misused quotes from Justin Martyr’s First Apology even though he admitted to having never read the work. Dr. White addressed this during the debate and recently added this video on You Tube providing more complete details about the misuse, abuse, and distortions of Justin Martyr’s writings.

Related: Repudiate the Book Dan Barker.

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Repudiate the Book Dan Barker

September 27, 2009

If you don’t want to defend it and if you “may” have changed your mind, repudiate the book Dan Barker.

Related: The Most Unusual Event in All of My Debates Took Place Today


Chronicles of The Obamanation #3

June 7, 2009

 creepychange

Creepy Change: A chronicle of America’s continued descent into idolatry in the era of Barack Obama.

Number of Days in the Whitehouse: 138

“Obama is, we are above that now. We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something. I mean in a way, Obama is standing above the country, above the world, he’s sort of god. He’s going to bring all different sides together.” (Newsweek editor Evan Thomas on MSNBC, emphasis added)

(Note: Although Mr. Thomas’ use of the word God implied a capitol letter “G”, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.)


Skeptics Love the New Book by Ray Comfort

March 6, 2009

you-can-leadIf the “customer reviews” at amazon.com about Ray Comfort’s new book were written by people who actually read the book, it appears that Mr. Comfort’s biggest fans are primarily of the ‘angry skeptics’ variety. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics has been tagged by them (as of the writing of this post) with such terms as strawman (72 times), illogical (73 times), lies (66 times), and my personal favorite: breathtaking inanity (83 times).

 

Atheist Love Ray Comfort's New Book 

Logically, one would reason that if the book is really filled with “tiresome” and “sad arguments and lies” as some of the angry skeptics have written in their comments, they wouldn’t be snapping it up en mass as they claim. Of course, Ray’s new book may not be as popular among the angry skeptics as their comments seem to suggest. If that’s the case, most of the ‘customer comments’ were actually posted by people who really didn’t read the book. A fact that, if true, would make them a bunch of narrow minded bigots who are evidently more threatened by what they perceive as a challenge to their faith than by the actual content of the book.

Either way I guess, as Ray Comfort’s new book aptly demonstrates, that You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think.


Chronicles of The Obamanation #2

February 14, 2009

Creepy Change 

Obama Religion

Creepy Change: A chronicle of America’s continued descent into idolatry in the era of Barack Obama.

Number of Days in the Whitehouse: 25

Picture reportedly taken in the Children’s section of a Borders Bookstore in Dallas, Texas. Photo shopped? Display altered? Employee forgot to change the sign? Picture of things to come? Who knows but whatever the reason or motivation it seems to be an apt depiction of the new American era of religious confusion.


More Darwin Made It Possible

February 10, 2009

darwin“[Ernst] Haeckel was the chief apostle of evolution in Germany…. His evolutionary racism; his call to the German people for racial purity and unflinching devotion to a "just" state; his belief that harsh, inexorable laws of evolution ruled human civilization and nature alike, conferring upon favored races the right to dominate others; the irrational mysticism that had always stood in strange communion with his brave words about objective science – all contributed to the rise of Nazism.” (Stephen J. Gould, Ontogeny and Phylogeny, 1977).

Hitler

“Thus there results the subjection of a number of people under the will, often of only a few  persons, a subjection based simply upon the right of the stronger, a right which, as we see in Nature, can be regarded as the sole conceivable right, because it is founded on reason.”(Adolf Hitler)

“The German Führer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution.” (Sir Arthur Keith, Evolution and Ethics, 1947).


Darwin Made It Possible

February 10, 2009

“Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist." (Richard Dawkins)

Quote:

darwin Darwin’s theory is a friend to atheism. Instead of a purposeful Creator as the explanation of life on earth, atheists argue we are the product of blind, physical, evolutionary processes. There are two choices. We are here on purpose or on accident. But isn’t one of these beliefs going to lead to entirely different actions than the other? Absolutely. Make no mistake, ideas have consequences.

Have you heard of Jeffrey Dahmer? He was a brutal serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991, sometimes cannibalizing his victims. In a prison interview with Stone Phillips of Dateline NBC, Dahmer was asked why he did what he did:

jeffrey dahmer“If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to  modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing…”

After hearing Dahmer’s words, no one can claim evolution doesn’t matter.

Download It’s a Dead Man’s Party for the rest of the story.

(HT Stand To Reason Blog)