Although they have unlike methods, both Hedges and Dawkins aim to scoff at advocates of religion by focusing on what their beliefs entail and then attempt to discredit them with their own beliefs. American Fascists and The God Delusion both discredit religion and believers but in their own ways. American Fascist primarily focuses on the modern movement used by Christians known as pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is a claim, belief, or practice which is presented as scientific, but lacks supporting evidence and does not stand by a legitimate scientific method. “The movement’s leaders dress up this ideology as scientific to discredit real science.”(Hedges 5) Hedges argument against pseudoscience is that it was only created to reassure believers that evolution is not only a myth but also there is a one-hundred percent probability that it never happened backed by what they consider scientific fact.
He backs this statement up with numerous facts and hypothetical situations that could’ve happen if the US government had not invaded Iraq. Being an anti-theist, Dr. Hitchens is very much against the use of God in politics. The Tea Party, on the other hand, is trying to “put God back into the United States of America.” He sees Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky both as great men and he no longer considers himself a socialist but rather a Marxist. Marx states that: “Man created God, God did not create Man.” Dr. Hitchens gets his conclusion, “God did not create man, we created God,” from Karl Marx’s statement: “Man makes religion, religion does not make man…” Many members of the Tea Party focus on just the “fiscal” issues facing the government, however, they do not believe in the beliefs of Marx, Lenin or Trotsky. Dr. Hitchens was also recently diagnosed esophageal cancer.
ARGUMENT CRITIQUE | “WHY ABORTION IS IMMORAL” | DUANE PHINEAS ROSHELL | In 1973 Justice Harry Blackmun crafted the majority opinion in the case Roe vs. Wade, wherein it was the ruling of the Supreme Court that the prohibitory laws interdicting against abortion constituted a violation of women’s right to privacy. This perceived usurpation of the legislative branches of government has fueled an ongoing argument regarding the immorality of abortions in the United States. Journalist, humorist, author, and American philosopher Donald Robert Perry Marquis whose prowess in academic interests in ethics and medical ethics leads him to attempt to argue in his thesis “Why Abortion Is Immoral” the perplexing question that continues to divide the American people, both opponent and proponent of pro-choice. Keen in mental appeal, Marquis, without much expectation of success, tries to establish by argument that abortion is morally equated in value with the aptness to kill an adult being. Moreover, he attempts to show validity that the aborting of a fetus can, with the exception of rare circumstances of rape or serious medical condition, be represented as an equivalent serious moral wrong.
In “The Antichrist”, Nietzsche sets out to denounce and illegitimize not only Christianity itself as a belief and a practice, but also the ethical-moral value system which modern western civilization has inherited from it. This writing can be considered a further development of some of his ideas concerning Christianity that can be found in Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, particularly the idea that the present morality is an inversion of true, noble morality. One of the most important of these ideas is that Christianity has made people nihilistic and weak by regarding pity and related
Her cowriter, unaware of this fraud, supports Imanishi-Kiri by making strong and hostile statements defending Imanishi-Kiri to the NIH investigating board, damaging his own credibility. Dr. Baltimore ended up resigning as president of Rockefeller University, because of this incident. If Baltimore had actually enforced his ideas about fraud and misconduct and had given Imanishi-Kiri a set of moral guidelines, the situation may have turned out differently. The deliberate misconduct, as exhibited in “the Baltimore case”, is only one type of scientific transgression. The other type is negligence.
Entwistle (2010) describes five models for integration: Enemies, Spies, Colonists, Neutral Parties, and Allies. Enemies believe, that faith and reason cannot be in agreement. Christian combatants believe that the Bible is the one truth while secular combatants believe science is the one truth. Spies do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Colonists are religious advocates who engage the scientific community in an effort to convert others to their way of life.
I thought it ended in chaos and disrespect was again demonstrated by VP Biden. ObamaCare Biden- didn’t really discuss or back ObamaCare all he focused on was how Romney/Ryan was going to take a way Medicare and Medicare benefits. (Broken record) Ryan- Again tried to explain how Romney/Ryan would save Medicare and again Biden caused chaos and didn’t let Ryan get a full sentence out. I felt the debate was a little out of control at this time and Biden was being very rude and unprofessional. Abortion Ryan- was heartfelt honest on his view s of abortion, and pro-life choice.
Agnosticism is the purely epistemological stance that sufficient evidence does not exist for or against theism therefore the best stance on the argument is no stance at all. Combinations of these positions are possible due to their varying natures, but here only the argument between theism and atheism is examined more closely. The problem of evil is described and used to argue against the existence of God. Richard Swinburne’s solution to the problem of evil is explained and used to revise the original atheist’s argument from evil to its best, but still insufficient, form. Commonly, atheists hold the view that organized religions are corrupt and actually cause more harm than good.
One reaction has been to argue that Justice Blackmun reached the correct result but went about it the wrong way.  Another reaction has been to argue that the ends achieved by Roe do not justify the means.  Justice John Paul Stevens, in a 2007 interview, averred that Roe "create[d] a new doctrine that really didn’t make sense," and lamented that if Justice Blackmun "could have written a better opinion[, that] ... might have avoided some of the criticism. " His colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had, before joining the Court, criticized the decision for terminating a nascent democratic movement to liberalize abortion law.  Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox wrote: "[Roe’s] failure to confront the issue in principled terms leaves the opinion to read like a set of hospital rules and regulations....
The first of these dangers is susceptibility of Americans to extreme individualism, and isolation from the community. Secondly Tocqueville fears that American’s would develop an excessive desire for material things. Moreover, he believes democracy would cause American’s to lose the ability to think for themselves and, instead conform to society. Tocqueville’s final concern of Democracy was that an intense aspiration for total equality would in turn create a society who sacrifices many rights. Tocqueville argues that the only thing which will keep Americans away from these dangers, which would undoubtedly lead to despotism is religion as source of moral education.