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Entries from January 31st, 2011

Pro Life Tour: Hear Jill Stanek, Bryan Kemper, Glenn Peoples, Brendan Malone and Matthew Flannagan

January 31st, 2011 305 Comments

Student group Pro-Life New Zealand brought have popular pro-life speakers Jill Stanek and Bryan Kemper out from the US for a nationwide tour of New Zealand. Pro Life Tour 2011 31 Jan Wellington 1 Feb Palmerston North 2 – 3 Feb Christchurch 4 Feb Dunedin 5 Feb Auckland 7 Feb Hamilton Most centres will have day workshops […]

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Maori Animism: New Zealand’s Established Religion

January 30th, 2011 290 Comments

New Zealand, along with all nations, is acutely religious. But, more than most Western countries, the dominant religion is now the Established Religion. We are using “established” in the historical sense of a religion prescribed and protected, so that all citizens must respect and honour that particular religion’s beliefs and practices. Established religion is the […]

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Fallacy Friday: Assessing Arguments

January 28th, 2011 9 Comments

In last week’s post, Fallacy Friday: What is an Argument?, we established that an argument is a set of reasons (or premises) offered in support of a conclusion. We noted that arguments always have  two components: premises and conclusions. We also observed that premises sometimes can be implicit or unstated. Of course knowing what an argument […]

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Auckland Bloggers Drinks – Thursday

January 27th, 2011 7 Comments

The first Thursday of the month means Bloggers Drinks! The event for bloggers, blog trolls, blog groupies (bloupies) and blog readers who happen to be in Auckland. Past blogging celebrities in attendance include bloggers and blog readers from: 21st Century Renaissance, And All These Things, Annie Fox, As Yourself Hermitage, Barnsley Bill, Beretta, Blondie, Bowalley Road, The Fairfacts […]

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Gone Camping

January 26th, 2011 9 Comments

Matt and I have gone camping with no internet access. We’ll be back Friday. Please try to play nicely without us. 😉 Any urgent blog or moderation issues should be referred to our host churchWEB.


Nietzsche on Over-Compensating

January 25th, 2011 61 Comments

They are rid of the Christian God and now believe all the more firmly that they must cling to Christian morality. They must rehabilitate themselves after ever little emancipation from religion by showing in a veritably awe-inspiring way what moral fanatics they are. That is their penance. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Abraham, Isaac, Virginity, Rape and Child Killing (Another Old Testament Ethics Post)

January 23rd, 2011 89 Comments

Randal Rauser has published a blog post touching on Old Testament ethics called “An update in the wake of Atlanta (plus a bit on rape and child killing)“. His post gives an update on his thoughts following his interaction with Paul Copan, Richard Hess and myself in the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s break-out panel discussion “Is Yahweh […]

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