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  • 01:00

    The Parker J Cole Show -- The Religion of Science, Part Two

    in Entertainment

    Last week, we started our discussion on the religion of science. We postulated that the Christian faith is the best avenue for scientific discovery and the genesis for understand the world around us. Modern day scienctific talk centers around a gnostic view (also known as New Age philosophy) which coincides with an impersional, distant entity and man as the god of all things. We'll continue our discussion today.
     


    In today's time, scientific truth is being touted as the standard to evaluate reality. Through experimentation and observable data, conclusions are made based off the findings of a particular hypothesis. Scientists are seen as the new prophets of the modern area. Wrapped in trappings such as 'logic', 'reason', and 'objectivity', there is the prevailing idea once 'science' says it, then that's the end of the argument. 



    An interesting thing to note is that the word 'science' is erroneously used as a catch-all phrase for following a new religion. Perhaps it is not a conscious thing but its subtlety is there. "Scientists say..." replaces "Thus saith the Lord..."; Data replaces biblical precepts; biological reactions replaces the soul. So the religion of science is one that draws us away from the miraculous, intentional, conspiracy of God's divine interference in everything to a one in a million lucky shot of existence.

    However, was it always this way? On this episode of we will be talking with returning guest Josh Peck as we discuss if this view of science as the standard for all truth always existed. What part did religion play in scientific discovery? How did it affect the view of the world? Tune in by calling in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. 

  • 01:00

    The Parker J Cole Show -- The Religion of Science, Part One

    in Entertainment

    In today's time, scientific truth is being touted as the standard to evaluate reality. Through experimentation and observable data, conclusions are made based off the findings of a particular hypothesis. Scientists are seen as the new prophets of the modern area. Wrapped in trappings such as 'logic', 'reason', and 'objectivity', there is the prevailing idea once 'science' says it, then that's the end of the argument. 

    An interesting thing to note is that the word 'science' is erroneously used as a catch-all phrase for following a new religion. Perhaps it is not a conscious thing but its subtlety is there. "Scientists say..." replaces "Thus saith the Lord..."; Data replaces biblical precepts; biological reactions replaces the soul. So the religion of science is one that draws us away from the miraculous, intentional, conspiracy of God's divine interference in everything to a one in a million lucky shot of existence.

    However, was it always this way? On this episode of we will be talking with returning guest Josh Peck as we discuss if this view of science as the standard for all truth always existed. What part did religion play in scientific discovery? How did it affect the view of the world? Tune in by calling in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. 


     

  • 00:27

    Wildlife Photographer Jon Triffo: Peregrine Falcon in the Concrete Kingdom

    in Books

    John (Jon) Triffo has been exploring nature and wildlife as long as can can remember, and he loves to share his discoveries in pictures and in stories.


    "Vivid, exciting imagery may triumph the eye," says Jon, "but the ageless art of storytelling is forever unrivalled in spoken and written words where the power of human insight is always free."


    Jon founded NatureNova more than a decade ago so he can share his outdoor experience with the entire world.


    NatureNova is all about dynamic naturalism...and dynamic naturalism is all about anticipating balance.


    For Wildlife Adventure, Nature Interpretation and Image Originality, be sure to visit: www.NatureNova.ca...where Dreams, Memories, Imagination and Discovery Soar!

  • 00:57

    Science vs Religion -- Write Stuff -- 5/5/2015

    in Entertainment

    In the battle of ideas, this topic is one that represents the forces of good and evil, fantasy and reality, truth and lies...or does it? Is there really a battle between science and religion or is there more reason to believe they're allies?

    Many naturalistic scientists seem to have taken up an holy cause to differientate intelligence from faith. Or, to put it another way, faith is a nebulous magical wand wielded by delusional people while intellect is the steadfast sun in the sky to view the world. Young people especially reject religion saying, "Science says this and that's why I don't believe in God in anymore." Cue dramatic music...science has won the victory again.

    But is that really the case? It is becoming more apparent that science and religion are not diametrically opposed to each other. In fact, they both provide each other the proper foundation in understanding the world. There's a lot to this topic so we'll be sitting down and chatting with my guest co host Trevor Slone -- author of Science vs. Religion. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

  • 00:36

    Diana Sarah Universal Circle of Creation Spirituality

    in Religion

    Welcome to The Circle, where we explore the wisdom traditions and mystical religious traditions and philosophies from various cultures.  We are influenced by the mystical teachings of Unitarian Universalist Transcendentalism, Mystical Naturalism and Paganism, Creation Spirituality, Buddhism, the Sat Yoga Tradition, and Nada Yoga.  Welcome to this place where you can explore the many, may faces of the Divine. 


    Rev., Dr. Om Prakash is a Unitarian Universalist Retired minster who has been a student of various forms of mysticism, self-healing practices, and meditation since 1975.  He is awake.  


     


     


     


     


     


     


     




  • 02:59

    UGP Radio #292 Progressives: Proof God Can Make Mistakes

    in Politics Conservative

     Well OK. God does not make mistakes. While even Evil has its purpose in life, but mosquitoes, succubus, and progressives? What was He thinking? Let's explore that on UGP Radio tonight!


    Sharpen your pencils & break out your notepads, the Professor is on a teaching rant again...


    Atomism, Humanism, Renaissancism, Relativism, Reformationism, Naturalism... What are they? Are they important? Do they matter to today's social political world? 


    Bring your friends and enemies to discover why they believe whatever it is they believe...

  • 01:03

    Common Misconceptions About Atheism

    in Science

    This week we'll be discussing some common misconceptions about atheism, including: why we love to sin so damn much and how good babies taste. We'll also discuss different philosophical worldviews and how they coincide with disbelief in supernatural claims.

  • 01:03

    Conversation with Dr. Richard Carrier

    in Atheism

    Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview. He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, and The End of Christianity, and for his copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on his next books, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire and The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire.


    Dr. Carrier's latest book, "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt," is available here and here. Dr.Carrier is also available for speaking engagements.

  • 00:10

    How Should I Interpret the Bible? The Modern View (The Covenant & the Cross #2)

    in Religion

    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's Bible verse is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which reads: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from Charles H. Spurgeon. He said, "A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "How Should I Interpret the Bible? The Modern View” from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing: A Historical Survey of the Old and New Testaments" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    In distinction to the traditional view, the second school of interpretation is often called the modern view, also known as the liberal or critical view (the latter term is unhelpful because it could imply that the traditional view does not analyze issues critically). The modern view approaches the biblical documents as suspect at best. While these documents claim to be history, they are assumed to be late forgeries until conclusively proven otherwise. This view gained dominance in scholarly circles during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Its supporters continue to label the bulk of the Bible as “myth,” though their position on certain matters has often changed as a result of corroborating evidence. The real issue underlying the thinking of these scholars is a set of philosophical assumptions rather than conflicting evidence. In general, these conjectures reflect a spirit of naturalism, which can be simplistically reduced to the idea that miracles cannot happen.


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  • 00:46

    SDG 115 Defeating Demons

    in Spirituality

    Mark 1:21–28


    Now if you’re a believer then you must be prepared to deal with the demonic realm whether you want to or not.


    Yet this world through the Luciferian lies of naturalism and the scientific dictatorship has reduced the demonic realm to nothing more than fairy tales and myth and those sensitive to this realm have even been labeled mentally ill!


    So just what are demons and how do we deal with them?  Well, we'll learn all about them and how to defeat them in this Bible based, Jesus filled message.  Remember there’s power in the name of Jesus!


    Now our world is obsessed with the demonic, especially during Halloween.
    In this message we will look at:


    I.The Reality of the Demonic and learn how demons come against human beings via 1) OPRESSION 2) OBSESSION or VEXATION and 3) POSSESSION.


    II. The Authority of Jesus: and four truths about demons in relation to Jesus: 1) Demons Recognize His Deity and Authority 2) Demons Have an Aversion and a Hatred Towards Jesus  3) Demons Have a Cringing Fear of Jesus and 4) Demons Must ALWAYS Yield to His Authority


    III. The Victory of the Believer in Jesus


    Just remember  like the song says… “There is power in the name of Jesus. To break every chain, to break every chain!”
     

  • 00:58

    Radical Analysis

    in Culture

    In this week's episode, we begin with an effort to elucidate what we understand by the concept of nature by reading an essay of Murray Bookchin's " A Philosophica Naturalism" (http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bookchin/philosonatural.html), and are led to a reevaluation of Reason, and, ultimately, of consciousness and its place in the cosmos.


    Radical Analysis aims to spelunk the questions that confront us, both as individuals and as a society.  It is a forum for conversations that move beneath the surface to excavate the roots of those challenges.  It is animated by that spirit of the Radical articulated so elegantly by Paulo Freire:


    The radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a "circle of certainty" within which reality is also imprisoned.  On the contrary, the more radical a person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it.  This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled.   This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side...

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