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The origins of Nazism and its relation to the occult have been a part of popular culture since at least 1959. There are documentaries and books on the topic, including The Morning of the Magicians (1960) and The Spear of Destiny (1972). Historian Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke analyzed the topic in The Occult Roots of Nazism in which he argued cautiously for some real links between some ideals of Ariosophy and Nazi ideology. He also analyzed the problems of the numerous popular "occult historiography" books written on the topic. He sought to separate empiricism and sociology from the "Modern Mythology of Nazi Occultism" that exist in many books which "have represented the Nazi phenomenon as the product of arcane and demonic influence". He considered most of these to be "sensational and under-researched"
In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus takes on the claim that atheism is the default position at birth/conception. Atheists often use this phrase to claim that we are all atheists until we are indoctrinated with a particular religion and concept of a deity. Is this true? Sacerdotus answers this question and shows how the idea is fallacious. The claim comes from philosopher Antony Flew who was an atheist and became a theist after he found evidence of God in the sciences and philosophy. Reason brought him to God it seems.
Join Devin and Melissa Pellew each week at they discuss topics related to biblical theology, Christian apologetics and worldview issues. This week, we will have a continuation of our series on Thinkers of the Past. We will have discussed St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Anselm. This week, we will be discussing the influence that 18th century philosopher David Hume has had on modern thought and how his empiricism and skepticism has even shaped how we deal with arguing for God's existence today. On the air with us to discuss Hume will be Dr. Gregory Sadler, author and instructor at Marist College, who received both his Master's and PhD in Philosophy from Southern Illinois Carbondale. He is also founder of ReasonIO, an organization that bring philosophy into practice, making complex classical philosophical ideas accessible for a wide audience of professionals, students, and life-long learners. Please join us for this enlightening discussion and we will also be taking your calls. You don't want to miss this exciting and informative show!
Lucifer AKA Satan wants us to think negatively about God, but God is good! However Lucifer wants us to believe the lie.
This message will reveal how easily we can fall into these lies from Lucifer/Satan
The Bible calls Satan 'The Great Deceiver.' And he's the biggest liar in my city, your city, and all the cities around the world. In fact, the Bible calls him the prince of this world!
And Jesus Christ warns about the nature of Satan in John 8:44 where Jesus speaking to the liars of His day said, ‘Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.'
...and then Jesus said of Satan, ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.'
So Satan destroys man by deception. So we'll examine how his lies concerning God cause us to think severely, skeptically and suspiciously about God.
Now by nature all men are given a measure of ‘faith’, hence we are “faith beings” and therefore we each must believe SOMETHING. So when man rejects the truth he ends up by default believing a lie.
But that lie may come in a variety of subtle ways and in this message we’ll explore Lucifer’s lies of: relativism, subjectivism, empiricism, existentialism, experiential-ism and pragmatism.
I. Who Was John Locke, Freedom’s Greatest Philosopher? Englishman John Locke (1632—1704) is arguably our most influential modern thinker. He is regarded as the leading light of several signal movements, without which the modern era would be inconceivable, including—Classical Liberalism (modern Conservatism), Property Rights, the Enlightenment, Libertarianism, Empiricism, Natural Rights, and Freedom of Religion, etc
Locke enjoyed notable friendships and debates with some of the leading figures of his day, including Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, 1 Lord Shaftesbury Ashley Cooper, etc. Locke was also deeply religious, a Christian, and undertaking a lifelong study of theology and biblical commentary. One author describes his influence
John Locke was a 17th-century English philosopher whose ideas formed the of liberal democracy and greatly influenced the American Revolution. He taught all people are born equal and education can free people from the subjugation of tyranny. Locke believed government was morally obligated to guarantee individuals always retained sovereignty over their own rights, including property ownership via from their own labor
A political player condemned by the Crown, Locke exiled himself to Europe until 1689, when he wrote his masterpiece, Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Locke returned to England after King James II fled and William was crowned William III (aka the Glorious Revolution). He then published his most important works, A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689), Two Treatises on Government (1690) and Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
33 I prayed unto my God who hath revealed himself personally to mea concerning this theory and through Revelation, which medium is a superior source of wisdom than any mere empiricism, I received two blaring contradictions to the above named fundamental sciences.34 Darwin was not acquainted with mathematics or physics, the fundamentals upon which all scientific disciplines rest, to any serious degree: he was a naturalist who drew erroneous conclusions from a loose collection of facts.36 The fundamental premise of evolution is that organisms sprang into being from a random chance collision of molecules in a “primordial sea” or “soup” and that these admittedly simple organisms “evolved”—a term coined by some fat victorian naturalist—into more complex organisms by an equally random, chance process.37 First of all this process in its description breaks one of the fundamental laws of physics, the second law of thermodynamics, which states that everything in nature naturally proceeds from a high energy level which is usually less stable, to a low energy state (in other words, water runs downhill, not up).38 ...systems prefer to be in a disorganized state, rather than one that has a high degree of organization, such as a human body, in other words, things in nature proceed from a state of order through entropy to a state of disorder (I speak of random collisions of molecules).39 A system which is organized has inherently more energy, not less than one than one which is disorganized.40 Hence the need for an energy input of some source to effect this organization. 41 Random chance cannot explain the existence of such a monumentally complex organization as that of the human body! 42 It takes a great deal of faith of the blind kind to believe in such an absurd proposition. 43 It takes more than I am capable of mustering. The Revelations of Jesus Christ, Section 14.
NDE of Ella Jensen and inadequacy of empiricism to explain this body of evidence (spirit). Science of Theology only legal administrators are equipped to explain the human condition. Reading from Section 5, The Revelations of Jesus Christ, on Priesthood.
In a recent “experiment” I wrote an article on feminist influence in the atheist community. Given that the conversation that followed did not devolve into flame war between the Godly an the Godless, I think it turned out pretty well, and speaks to the focus of MRA’s, even those with vastly different views on religion.
What also came about in the discussion was an acknowledgement of the ideological parasitism that constitutes modern feminism, and how the philosophy mimics the characteristics of a virus in order to spread.
We thought this would make good discussion for the next episode of AVfM Radio, where we will examine how feminist ideology has begun to usurp the collective consciousness of a growing segment of the population that connect to each other based on their rejection of religion. And in that we witness the erosion of reliance on hard science and empiricism that many atheists would say is core to their system of beliefs.
Just as we have witnessed in some elements of the religious community, feminist influence has resulted in the undermining of the very principles on which these individuals rely.
While we will likely, predictably, need to over explain that we are not pigeon holing the entire atheist world, we do consider this show to be a challenge to vocal atheists to confront the pseudo-science, mythology and outright quackery that feminism is now bringing in to the realm of atheist expression.
Hopefully, before we are done, MRA’s of differing views will find more common ground, and PZ Myers will be limping to the drug store for some KY Jelly.
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