December 31, 2010

25 years of TAG

From: Defending Christian Theism,

"As 2010 draws to a close, it seems hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Greg Bahnsen’s presuppositional apologetic first laid waste to atheistic philosophy in his debate with Gordon Stein. It was in that debate that Bahnsen referred to Van Til’s presuppositional approach as the "Transcendental Argument for God" or TAG. The short sloganized version of the argument is Van Til’s statement that the Christian God exists because of the impossibility of the contrary.

Since that time there has been plenty written about TAG – a lot of it more noise and confusion based on a total misapprehension of the issues involved in the argument..."

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*Note to all:

Thanks for the support, thanks for the discussions, thanks for time spent getting to know one another. I am humbled to how much I have learned in this short year. I appreciate you helping me understand more about you. Thank you all, for an interesting 2010. Personally, I am looking forward to another new year of Debunking Atheists.

December 23, 2010

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman
He grew up in another obscure village 
Where He worked in a carpenter shop
Until He was thirty

He never wrote a book
He never held an office
He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never traveled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born
He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but Himself

He was only thirty three

His friends ran away
One of them denied Him
He was turned over to His enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
While dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing
The only property He had on earth

When He was dead
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend

[Twenty] centuries have come and gone
And today [He] is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind's progress
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that...

One 

Solitary 

Life

original ~Dr James Allan © 1926.

December 22, 2010

Uncodified Constitution Fascist Goverments?

Wikileaks, Julian Assange, free Assange, protest,Visa, Master Card, Paypal, freedom, speach, freedom of speach, wikileaks.org, Big Brother
Liberty is at stake here. Don't forget to donate. Who cares if its not tax deductible, its too important not to support these efforts.

Daniel Ellsberg, dubbed the most dangerous man in America, thinks of these people as heroes and patriots, I do too.

Freedom must be defended. Can you imagine $100+ million dollars in Wikileaks coffers? That would send a huge message to our failed governments.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, said “The Web as we know it [is] being threatened.” He said this in reference to the FCC net neutrality regulations. I believe Wikileaks is part of this same argument though.

Its true for many reasons. This is on the heals of TSA fiasco, and the Blacklist bill that is being pushed through!

December 10, 2010

Holidays, ...Meh

I was considering doing a post about this subject, then I read over at Triablogue, who asked the question "Why December 25?"

So, this is my perspective.

A good tree will bear good fruit. Is Christmas good fruit? You decide, because I certainly have.

One verse says it all, Romans 14:5 "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind."

In my home we do not celebrate Christmas. Like a friend said, "we celebrate Christ's birth every single day" Over commercialization, covetous children to objects, lying to children, worshiping false idols are not good fruit to me. I also hold a strong refusal to go into debt for anyone, especially for holidays.

Now, we can debate how Christmas started. Do the 12 Christmas myths debunked, even. Whether in 336 it was the RCC that chose to honor the birthday of the Christ since it was already a well loved holiday because in 274, December 25th, the Winter Solstice was celebrated because Aurelian [a Roman emperor] instituted the cult of Sol Invictus and thus a major feast day throughout the Roman Empire.

December 8, 2010

Tit For Tat!

On the heals of the "blacklist bill" approval, today there is a complete backlash against the "Bank That Froze Julian Assange's Bank Account" and "Has Now Been Taken Down By Hackers"

Then they targeted MasterCard.com and Visa.com and guess what?

http://isitup.org/mastercard.com
and  
http://isitup.org/www.visa.com

PayPal is next, I believe.



A close, but anonymous, hacker friend of mine said something great to me today, that I wanted to quote:


"No need to stand in front of a tank, just sit behind a keyboard. Civil disobedience 2010 style!" 

December 7, 2010

Christmas Wish List ...

Reposted from The Domain for Truth:


For all of you into Presuppositional Apologetics, just getting started or want to learn more about it, here’s my list of need to get books that is (key word that follows) *GIFT FRIENDLY*.

Some of them are linked with my review.  I will be complete my review of each book sometime this week. So do come back to this post for the updates!

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Update: I will add more from a Pedagogical perspective, it is a well thought out article. Swimming presuppositionally. Wheee

December 1, 2010

Backsliding Atheist

Over at Vox Day's place, writer of The Irrational Atheist, he shares with us an ex-Atheist who explains his story of an intellectual journey towards the rational. Interesting.

A promising "Vox" day.

Psst, do yourself a favor and go read The Irrational Atheist for free even.