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Brit Hume Commentary from Tuesday's DL
01/07/2010 - James White
The Most Fundamentalist Materialist I Have Ever Heard
01/05/2010 - James WhiteWhile riding yesterday with my lovely wife I listened to the encounter between William Dembski and a South African atheist and biologist, Lewis Wolpert, that took place on the Unbelievable radio program. You can listen to it here, but I warn you, if you are looking for a meaningful exchange on intelligent design, you won't get it. You will, in fact, beat your head on your desk (metaphorically, I hope), as you experience the perfect example of a man utterly beyond reason. Yet, it is obvious, he views himself as the very picture of logic and rationality. A complete slave of his worldview, Wolpert proves himself incapable of showing the first bit of reflective thought about his own worldview. It is shocking, and sad, to listen to this intelligent man demonstrate the utter totalitarianism of his worldview. And one is left breathless by his assertion that he stopped believing in God because he prayed for help in finding his bat as a child, and, since God didn't help him, well, that was that! His dogmatic atheism is amazing. But, at the very least, Dembski's comments are educational and useful.
Brit Hume Incident Illustrates Secularism's Hatred of Christianity
01/05/2010 - James WhiteMost have heard about these comments by Brit Hume:
The secularists are, of course, howling in protest, but if you read what they are saying, one obvious underlying theme comes to the fore. No one is offering reasoned, objective criticism of the substance of Hume's comments, because, quite simply, he is right. Buddhism does not, in fact, provide for redemption and forgiveness, but instead directs one to look inward for enlightenment and eventual freedom from suffering (via freedom from desire). But redemption? Not in this life, for in its classical expression, this would involve a long process of moving toward enlightenment through many lifetimes. In any case, secularists do not care about the objective truth contained in Hume's words, but instead they are enraged that he would actually dare to express his thoughts in public---the realm over which they now claim absolute authority and control. Secularism is an all-encompassing worldview, especially in its naturalistic/materialistic expression predominant in the West, and it simply cannot brook even the expression of dissenting viewpoints in its holiest place: the media. So for secularists, it is not what Hume said, it was that he said anything at all. Surely, our freedom of speech should be put on the endangered species list.