A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part 2

October 2nd, 2017

In this episode I continue the series dealing with my view of Genesis 1 as a polemical literary framework opposing the Egyptian creation myths. 

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For the full paper, visit:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

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A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part I

July 29th, 2017

In this episode, I will be presenting Part I of my paper on Literary Framework and Polemics in Genesis 1 from a Historical-Grammatical methodology. Enjoy the show!

 

For the full paper (including footnotes not in the recordings) and to sneak a peek at what is coming, you can find the paper here:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

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Chris Date Debate Gate Part 1

June 14th, 2017

In this episode of the Freed Thinker Podcast, I start a discussion with Chris Date from Rethinking Hell, on his understanding of the Biblical view of the eternal destinies of the believer and the unbeliever - a view typically known as Annihilationism or Conditionalism. 

 

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For more on Chris and the whole Rethinking Hell crew and their work, you can visit rethinkinghell.com.

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So a Young Earth Creationist Walks into a Bar…

May 27th, 2017

In this episode I respond to a Facebook interaction with an blog article by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati and what he thinks valid "refutations" of the Literary Framework interpretation of Genesis 1 would be. 

 

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Article referenced in the show:

http://creation.com/is-genesis-poetry-figurative-a-theological-argument-polemic-and-thus-not-history

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A Hume Divided

May 18th, 2017

In this episode, we discuss David Hume's work "On Miracles" and whether his objection to the occurence of miracles holds any water.

 

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Interview with David Smalley

April 1st, 2017

On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate.... It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

 

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM.

The quote in question was: "There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).

You'll here how that goes... but look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it... oh and see the comments on this blog and you'll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see... 

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/the-bible-of-psychiatric-diagnosis-exempts-religion-from-delusions-even-though-it-is-one/

 

For a previous article I wrote on on David's views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

 

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Molinism Redux

February 21st, 2017

I this episode this episode I am rebroadcasting a discussion from the Council of Google+ in which Eric Hernandez and myself are joined by Johnny Sakr and Owen Paun to give the Molinists a chance to add some clarity to the discussion that Eric and I had over on Striving for Eternity that I aired on the last episode. 

 

This was originally a video call so when I make reference to the slide, please see the attached graphics.

 

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Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport

January 28th, 2017

In this episode I discuss the issue of Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport on Andrew's show, Striving for Eternity.

 

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Discussion with Owen Paun on Polemics in Genesis 1

November 21st, 2016

In this episode I discuss my recent paper on polemics in Genesis 1 and some of the backlash that it has received. 

 

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Link to the article:

 

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

 

Link to the articles I mention that I wrote previously:

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/06/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

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Discussion with Benjamin Watkins on Naturalism

November 7th, 2016

In this rather LONG discussion with atheist and naturalist Benjamin Watkins we explore his defense of philosophical naturalism. This one gets philosophical and somewhat heated. We loved chatting though. Strap in and hold on... this is going to get philosophical! 

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