The Enlightenment’s Unskeptical Disciples

The undeniable and inevitable connection between ideology and action. No tradition, worldview or philosophy exists in a perfect vacuum of theory. Every idea that captures the heart, has its fountain and emission.
“Keep your heart above all that you keep. For out of it flow the issues of life” – King Solomon.

Fide Dubitandum

“The only way, really, to pursue a godlessness in good conscience is to forget history.”

– David Bentley Hart

In context, I found this a deeply penetrating statement about the condition of the current discussion between theists and materialists. What is that context? I highly recommend the full talk, but it can be summarized as follows:

The claim was never true, but it was (in some ways) understandable that Enlightenment thinkers would believe that a society liberated from all belief in transcendence would achieve new heights of prosperity and morality–that enough education, or the right social programs, would do what religion could not.

Now that we are living in the wake of the bloodiest century in all of human history, it takes a deep lack of curiosity (or downright willful ignorance), to believe that a godless society is the unqualified good to be zealously pursued that so many proclaim…

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Really Recommended Posts 1/10/14- Divergent, marriage, Boghossian, and more!

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snowl-owl-post-arpingstoneDear readers: As a thank you for stopping by, check out my latest “Really Recommended Posts.” Here, we’ll look at the Young Adult book Divergent (coming to theaters soon!), marriage, Augustine, abortion, Boghossian’s atheist propaganda, and some great free Bible inserts for apologetics. Check ’em out. As always, feel free to drop your own Really Recommended Posts by leaving a comment with your recommendation (and why). Also, feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts on any of these posts.

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Divergent–…

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William Lane Craig & Lawrence Krauss

Oh the hubris of human reasoning!

It seeks nothing higher than its own prowess. Unfortunately Craig, not being a Presuppositionalist, is hardly able to puncture this ceiling either. A transcendental argument is needed here.

Transcendental or presuppositional apologetic methodology can be a ghetto but there are times when it is crucial. This debate is just such a time.

Oh where is the spirit of Bahnsen, to come take this destructive little boy’s (Krauss) toys away from him before he wreaks any more havoc? Only the assumptions of brutal, icy scientism (along with its unarticulated pre-commitments) are allowable in the parameters of Krauss’ epistemological naturalism.

Krauss is highly charmed by his own intellect, perfectly unaware that he is using “borrowed capital”. His hubris is frankly, nauseating.