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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Hume Divided


In this episode, we explore Hume's work 'On Miracles' and discuss if his major objections to the occurrence of miracles holds any water. You can download the episode on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever fine podcast content is found. Or just stream it here.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

"You're killin' me Smalleys!" - And Interview with David Smalley


On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate.... It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM. You'll here how that goes... 


The quote in question was: "There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).
 

But look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it... oh and see the comments on this blog and you'll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see... 


For a previous article I wrote on on David's views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Molinism Redux


I this episode this episode I am rebroadcasting a discussion from the Council of Google+ in which Eric Hernandez and myself are joined by Johnny Sakr and Owen Paun to give the Molinists a chance to add some clarity to the discussion that Eric and I had over on Striving for Eternity that I aired on the last episode which you can find here.

This was originally a video call so when I make reference to the slide, please see the attached graphics.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Discussion on Molinism with Eric Hernandez


In this episode I discuss the issue of Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport on Andrew's show, Striving for Eternity.

For a follow up episode on this issue, you can see more discussion on Molinism with Eric, myself and others by going here.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Why Accurately Handling History Matters - Part II Rising Tensions



This is part 2 in my series responding to Leighton Flowers' abysmally bad article dealing with Servetus and Calvin (you can find it here: "Why Servetus is a Valid Argument Against Calvinism").

You can find Part I of my series here.


In Part II, I now begin a far more accurate presentation of the history leading up to Servetus' arrival in Geneva. Part III will explore his arrest, trial, execution, and the response on the world-stage following fast on its heels.

If the viewer below does not work for you, you can download the paper here: https://www.academia.edu/30601059/Why_Accurately_Handling_History_Matters_Part_II_Rising_Tensions

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Discussion with Owen Paun on Polemics in Genesis 1


In this episode I discuss my recent paper on polemics in Genesis 1 and some of the backlash that it has received.

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Link to the article:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

Link to the articles I mention that I wrote previously:

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/06/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Discussion with Benjamin Watkins on Naturalism


In this rather LONG discussion with atheist and naturalist Benjamin Watkins we explore his defense of philosophical naturalism. This one gets pretty philosophical and somewhat heated.... but dont worry. We loved chatting together! Strap in and hold on... this is going to be a philosophical ride!!!

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Friday, September 30, 2016

FREE Thinking WITH FREED Thinking: In Retrospect




For those who have been following my recent discussions on Molinism, you will likely be aware of a disagreement between myself and Tim Stratton of Free Thinking Ministries. Thankfully this has come to a peaceable resolution with both of us removing our posts discussing the dialogue that was had. While Stratton and I do not see eye to eye on issues surrounding Calvinism and Molinism and will likely have further, possibly passionate, debates about them, we are united in one desire to glorify God and honor Christ our Savior in both word and deed.