Friday, March 19, 2010

Episode 64 Rewriting History

For years the religious right has argued, in clear contradiction of our secular constitution, that the founders intended America to be a Christian Nation. Tired of fighting against history, the Texas Board of Education has decided to simply rewrite it. Topping their list of inconvenient facts that need to be removed from the history books is Thomas Jefferson and the enlightenment roots of his thought. Unfortunately Texas sets the tone for textbooks nationwide. But could secularists be just as guilty of rewriting history? David Bentley Hart thinks so. His book Atheist Delusions: the Christian Revolution and it's Fashionable Enemies, is the subject of this weeks Counter-Apologetics segment.


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5 comments:

Law Student said...

I completely agree with what you said in this podcast. However, you should note that the Constitution has a couple of subtle, though insignificant, references to the divine.

The preamble of the Constitution speaks of securing the "blessings of liberty." Also, Article VII dates the Constitution in "the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven."

Some people actually seem to think these are significant, but for obvious reasons they are not.

DM said...

http://engforum.pravda.ru/showthread.php?t=280780


Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheism...


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vpw4AH8QQ

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atheists deny their own life element...

add some comment moderation to your blog of blasphemy...idiot...

Lausten North said...

Loved the show, right up until you mentioned Giordano Bruno. I have a lengthier description on the forum.

chall853 said...

I love your show and I was wondering if transcripts of "Reasonable Doubts" episodes are available?

geraldmacoris said...

Very outstanding show. Your observations on Atheist Delusions were spot on. FYI Mormons think that all advancement (the Enlightenment, medicine, technology, the internet) is driven by God. Of course, they fail to give that deity credit for all the bad crap that goes down in the real world.