On Persuasion and Abortion

Most who will read these chapters live under some form or other of democracy. That means, in the end, that we must persuade a lot of people on a lot of points. In a democracy, if you cannot do that, you lose. Suppose…that by powerful manipulation of electoral forces you manage to win sufficient strength […]

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The Violence of the Bible

I have been virtually absent from my blog since I began seminary. Homework and studying has eaten up any leisure time I might have to write anything that isn’t for school. I have toyed around with the idea of posting some of my papers I have written on here, but have always been certain that […]

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A Pillar of Truth

If you were born in a slum in India would you have the same worldview you have today? Would your definition of “right”, “wrong”, “truth”, and “beauty” be different? Would your religious beliefs be different? Most likely. But does this mean that all our beliefs about the most important things in life are merely a […]

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Slippery Words

Imagine with me that the outcome of WWII was reversed. Nazi Germany wins and extends its dark empire across the globe. But also imagine that in time the dictatorship slowly evolves into a half-way form of democracy, allowing the people to vote to install cabinet members and defense secretaries and so on. Friedrich, a promising […]

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