Another Dangerous Idea

The Conflict of Ideas This post is a review of C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea, by Victor Reppert, and a discussion of the ideas in it. Victor Reppert wrote this book in 2003.  My impression is that the title is primarily a marketing decision.  It is intended to call to mind the title of Daniel Dennett’s […]

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Skeptical of Skeptics

I once subscribed to something called Skeptic Magazine, in hopes that it would enlighten me on what the other side was thinking. I assumed it would be advocacy of an anti-religious viewpoint.  There’s certainly no dearth of that around, however, so why, you might wonder, would I be interested in this particular magazine? It was because […]

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Evidence of Things Unseen

Review of Evidence of Things Unseen, by Marianne Wiggins I picked this book up because of the title. It’s a phrase from Hebrews, chapter 11: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things unseen.” (KJV). Non-believers sometimes cite it as logical bootstrapping, but it’s not. Other translations get away from the […]

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Submission

Review of Submission, by Michel Houellebecq The book is written from the first-person point of view of Francois. He is a scholar specializing in the works of Joris-Karl Huysmans. In many respects, he is Huysmans, except that Huysmans drifted into Catholicism; Francois into Islam. Like Huysmans, Francois is “the misanthropic aesthete and loner” who overcomes […]

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