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Christmas Friendly Stores: 2013 THE CROOKED HALO - November 25, 2013 ... Starbucks True Value UncommonGoods.com Walgreens Whole Foods Companies AGAINST "Christmas" Barnes & Noble Family Dollar Foot Locker Limited Brands Maurice's Office Depot Pet Smart Radio Shack -BOYCOTT! See more Staples Supervalu Victoria's Secret AFA continually updates the list, so check back often. Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website ...http://crookedhalocatholicblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/christmas-friendly-stores-2013.html
Faith AND Science Vs Faith OR Science AGGIE CATHOLICS - November 13, 2013 ... substitute for knowledge of the truly ultimate. Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish." -John Paul II Of course, the modern scientific method itself was fashioned by men of faith and that the history of science is dependent upon the advances which faithful men and women have made. Just look at this shortened list of Catholic scientists ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2013/11/faith-and-science-vs-faith-or-science.html
Sam Harris and the Moral Landscape LIFE'S PRIVATE BOOK - October 13, 2013 Sam Harris's The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values is several years old at this point but is still generating controversy. Ross Douthat's recent take on it is here . For my part, Harris is worth reading because of the straightforward, transparent manner in which he argues his case; Harris is an honest atheist and sincerely wishes to rationally persuade his audience. He also has a certain ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LifesPrivateBook/~3/Uorc1ShimfA/sam-harris-and-moral-landscape.html
Sam Harris and Free Will LIFE'S PRIVATE BOOK - October 7, 2013 I just finished reading Sam Harris's Free Will, a brief defense of Harris's view that free will is an illusion. Harris is worth reading because he is an excellent writer, with a clear and succinct style. He doesn't hedge or avoid the more disturbing logical implications of his position, but addresses them head on and with confidence. Free Will is also worth reading because Harris, unintentionally, reveals ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LifesPrivateBook/~3/7DDz8I5Akwk/sam-harris-and-free-will.html
Prager Responds to Dawkins EST QUOD EST - October 2, 2013 ... Humboldt and the authors of one of the most highly-regarded works on altruism, The Altruistic Personality. The book was the product of the Oliners' lifetime of study of non-Jewish rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. The Oliners, it should be noted, are secular, not religious, Jews; they had no religious agenda. I asked Samuel Oliner, "Knowing all you now know about who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, if you had to return as a Jew to Poland and you could knock on the door of only one ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2013/10/prager-responds-to-dawkins.html
Two Against Scientism SPOKANE ORATIONS - September 7, 2013 ... columnist Ross Douthat over at the New York Times takes on "new atheist" fundamentalist Sam Harris: Sam Harris and Scientism . Liberal writer Leon Wieseltier over at the New Republic takes on Stephen Pinker's scientific reductionism: Crimes Against Humanities . (Hat tip to the Pittsford Perennialist .) Good to see that the ideology of scientism is getting critical inspection at such establishment media outlets as the New York ...http://markinspokane.blogspot.com/2013/09/two-against-scientism.html
Dividing Science From Prudence JUST THOMISM - September 3, 2013 Sam Harris wants you to convince him that this is false: Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds—and specifically on the fact that such minds can experience various forms of well-being and suffering in this universe. Conscious minds and their states are natural phenomena, fully constrained by the laws of the universe (whatever these turn out to be in the end). Therefore, questions of morality and values must have right and ...http://thomism.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/dividing-science-from-prudence/