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  • 00:30

    Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, David Hume

    in Politics

    Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment), Montesquieu was born in La Brede, France in 1689 and died in Paris, France 1755,  (David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of radical philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.), David Hume was born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1711 and died August 1776. We would also say that it was Montesquieu that is the real founder of freedom and liberty.

  • 00:36

    Bellator Christi Website, Blessings Despite Chaos, and Miracles vs. Hume

    in Christianity

    We have a loaded show for you today. First, Pastor Brian discusses his website's new name Bellator Christi which can still be found at http://pastorbrianchilton.wordpress.com. Second, the podcast will cover how one can still experience blessings in the midst of chaotic times. Finally, Pastor Brian confronts the flawed presuppositionalism of David Hume as he discusses the reality of miracles.

  • 02:00

    Evolution Cannot Be Proven. KENT HOVIND JOINS ME!!!!

    in Science

    Can Evolution explain Life? I, Chad the Challenger will say no!


    I'm very excited for a few reasons. 1 this is my very first show on this network. 2, I HAVE KENT HOVIND ON MY FIRST SHOW!!!


    WOWZER!


    Who is Kent Hovind you ask? Kent is known for his incredible debates from around the world and for his ministry where he challenges skeptics and Christians on the topic of Evolution and Creation. You can check him out on youtube and on his website 2peter3.com.


    He answers the age old questions, "Who are we? Where do we come from? Does God exist? and is evolution true? Tonight you will be stretched in your understanding of what you THINK you know about the universe!  Kent loves to have dicussions with skeptics and would love to chat with you, so call in.


    Can Evolution explain life? Think again!

  • 00:11

    The Problem of Evil (Part 7) -- The Reasons to Believe #109

    in Christianity

    Our Reasons to Believe passage from the Word of God today is 1 John 5:13. It reads, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."


    Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Greg Koukl. He said, "Some say Christianity is just a crutch. But let's turn the question on its edge for a moment. Is atheism an emotional crutch, wishful thinking? The ax cuts both ways. Perhaps atheists are rejecting God because they've had a bad relationship with their father. Instead of inventing God, have atheists invented non-God? Have they invented atheism to escape some of the frightening implications of God's existence? Think about it."


    Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "The Problem of Evil" part 7 from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli. 


    Dr. Peter Kreeft and Dr. Ronald K. Tacelli go on to write about "Five Possible Solutions for the Problem of Evil":


    Six Methodological Principles


    2. We should not minimize, compromise or water down the data. Pantheism and naturalism do just that. They reduce the all-good and all-powerful God which our data deliver to either a pantheistic pudding equally inclusive of good and evil like lumps in the tapioca, or to a "Force" in nature, or the cosmos, which is unable to create the cosmos out of nothing and unable miraculously and supernaturally to turn the forces of evil in the cosmos to good.


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  • 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!

  • 00:36

    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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  • 00:58

    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...