July 23, 2011

Voulez-vous Définir "l'athéisme", S'il Vous Plait

Will you kindly define "atheism" or "atheist"?

I have used the most commonly accepted standard definitions of "atheist" and been hammered. In fact, when I posted the video clip of William Lane Craig quoting the same standard definition, I was told that he was wrong and playing "semantic games". Well, how is he playing semantic games, and how am I wrong, when using the standard definition? (Well, "The denial of the existence of God" is stronger than the definition that I have used, "Someone who believes that there is no God". Pretty similar, though.) The standard definition fits word meaning and historical usage.

"Nonononono! Idiot! You don't know what an atheist is! You don't know what atheism means!"

Retract your claws, Claude. Enlighten me.

"Atheism is the absence of belief  in gods!"

Uh...I see. The definition has been rewritten. Unfortunately, the revisionist memo has not reached all atheists, because there is still some confusion. In addition to people calling talk shows and defining themselves as "agnostic atheists" (a term that has baffled other atheists with whom I have corresponded, as well as myself), and used by some apologists. Well, some atheists seem confused:
"Disbelief in God", like the standard definition says. Got it, Marc.

"Lack of belief". Got it, Marc.

Actually, I think that atheists have taken too much philosophical shaming at the hands of apologist-philosophers, so they changed the definition.

At any rate, since some people have hair triggers, I often prefer to have people tell me what they mean by "atheist" if they are going to engage in dialogue on the subject. It's helpful if they don't want to play semantic games.

Who is the Fool, Really?


Atheist "Philosophers" Are Unsophisticated

July 22, 2011

Another Aspect of the "Religion of Peace" in Norway

Defenders of Islam call it a "religion of peace" but many Norwegian women are learning that Islam is the religion of rape. According to an amazing police report released there this month, every single solved case of assault-rape in the country in 2010 was carried out by a Muslim immigrant.
Read the rest of "Police Report: All Assault Rapists in Oslo Follow Muhammad" here.


China Develops More War Plans Against USA


I keep telling people that China is not our friend. They have drawn up war plans in the past, and now this:

China's military is developing electromagnetic pulse weapons that Beijing plans to use against U.S. aircraft carriers in any future conflict over Taiwan, according to an intelligence report made public on Thursday.

Portions of a National Ground Intelligence Center study on the lethal effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapons revealed that the arms are part of China’s so-called “assassin’s mace” arsenal - weapons that allow a technologically inferior China to defeat U.S. military forces.

EMP weapons mimic the gamma-ray pulse caused by a nuclear blast that knocks out all electronics, including computers and automobiles, over wide areas. The phenomenon was discovered in 1962 after an aboveground nuclear test in the Pacific disabled electronics in Hawaii.

July 20, 2011

Assigning Blame for the Holocaust

Another example of how the left wants to rewrite history.

In April, we brought you the story of an Illinois public school teacher who gave her class an assignment in which the students had to create a pie chart to divide blame for the Holocaust among ten entities: Hitler, German citizens, top SS, minor Nazis, Poles who lived near Auschwitz, non-Jewish Europeans, Allied countries, the churches, the Jewish victims, and God. The teacher told her students that zero-percent blame could only be assigned to one entity, meaning that the students would be forced to assign a percentage of blame for the Holocaust to either God or the Jewish victims.
We had been alerted to this story by a tip from a concerned parent, and we ran it based on the material she provided (and corroborating testimony from another parent). After a little more digging, we now understand that this is a much bigger story than we initially thought.
This Holocaust assignment was not the work of one public school teacher in suburban Illinois. The assignment is part of a Holocaust “education” curriculum that is being posted and shared by public school teachers across the country on school curriculum websites and message boards.
Read the rest of "Public School Course Makes Kids Blame the Holocaust on "God or the Jews" here.

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