Render Unto Darwin

Render Unto Darwin

Author: James H. Fetzer

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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With exceptionally clear analysis, James Fetzer dissects the philosophical issues underlying today’s most contentious moral debates. He examines unflinchingly the controversies where science, religion, and politics meet — intelligent design, creationism, evolution, abortion, stem-cell research, and human cloning — and offers a concept of morality based on respect of individual rights, not religion.

Rex Curry's DARWIN AWARDS - Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Kim Il-sung & more

Rex Curry's DARWIN AWARDS - Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Kim Il-sung & more

Author: Lin Xun

Publisher: No Pledge Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 421

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Darwin Awards commemorate those who perish through some "astonishing misapplications of judgment." Special recognition goes to the work of Joseph Stalin, V.I. Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Adolf Hitler, and their ilk. What were the historical origins of their notorious multi-year prize-winning death races? The old roots are diverse and even include the USA. From 1892 through 1942, the Nazi salute was performed by public officials in America. Where are the old photographs and films of the American Nazi salute performed by federal, state, county, and local officials? Those photos and films are rare because people don't want to know the truth about the globe’s scary past. Public officials in the USA who preceded the German socialist (Hitler) and the Italian socialist (Mussolini) were sources for the stiff-armed salute (and robotic chanting) in those countries and other foreign countries. The "ancient Roman salute" myth originated from the city of Rome in the state of New York (not Italy), Francis Bellamy's hometown. Later, Mussolini presented a strange gift to the city of Rome, NY: a statue of two human male infants suckling on a female wolf. That statue remains on display in Rome, NY. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts helped spread the Nazi salute and the swastika to Germany and elsewhere. The author is Supermodel and Superwriter Lin Xun and she joins the Dead Writers Club to expose many amazing discoveries, including: (1) Congress and the Flag Code confirm that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute. (2) The USA's Pledge of Allegiance inspired Nazi rituals. (3) Public schools spread Nazi behavior. (4) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler. They are eye-popping revelations that are undisputed by the New York Times • The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Tampa Bay Times • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • The New York Times Book Review • Tampa Tribune • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Saint Petersburg Times • History Journal • Scholar's Weekly Because she speaks truth to power with her ground-breaking revelations, Lin Xun has been subjected to harassment (including risque images of her posted on the internet). She doesn't care! In this book, Lin spanks history's bottom, leaving red hand prints. Hop in Lin's pink Cadillac and take a ride to the land inside of your mind. Nazi salutes and Nazi behavior originated from the USA's Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, created by Francis Bellamy, an American socialist. The author Lin Xun searches for old photos and film footage of the early Pledge of Allegiance showing the origin of the USA's notorious stiff-armed salute. Many of those artifacts have been found among Dr. Rex Curry's historical archival work. Curry's discoveries are changing the history books. Please send any images or inquiries to the email address of the publisher mentioned in the book. Each book is personally handled, wrapped, and mailed by Lin Xun IN THE NUDE! Or by the publisher, depending on who's available. This empowering book gives everyone a voice to transform his community. To everyone who threw up on Hitler's election night, who sobbed on the bathroom floor at Stalin's power grab, who dry heaved trying to imagine how to tell the children what had happened under Mao, who couldn’t stop physically shaking due to the Kim thugs, who felt the horror of what was to come under all socialism, I say this: WE KNEW. WE KNEW. WE KNEW. “There is rumor of a Pulitzer Prize for exposing the Pledge of Allegiance as the origin of Nazi salutes and Nazi behavior; and the swastika as alphabetical ‘S’ letter shaped symbolism for ‘socialist.’ Hooray!” - Ward Toolen, Stop The Pledge (STP) Foundation. "The symbol presently known as Lin Xun wrote a game-changer with this book." – Francis Hannah Cruz

Begat

Begat

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199585854

Category: Bibles

Page: 327

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What do the following have in common? Let there be light -- A fly in the ointment -- A rod of iron -- New wine in old bottles -- Lick the dust -- How are the mighty fallen -- Kick against the pricks -- Wheels within wheels. They're all in the King James Bible. This astonishing book "has contributed far more to English in the way of idiomatic or quasi-proverbial expressions than any other literary source." So wrote David Crystal in 2004. In Begat he returns to the subject: he asks how a work published in 1611 could have had such an influence on the language and looks closely at what the influence has been. He comes to some surprising conclusions. No other version of the Bible however popular (such as the Good News Bible) or put upon the church (like the New English Bible) has had anything like the same impact. David Crystal shows how its words and phrases found independent life in the work of poets, playwrights, novelists, and politicians, and how more recently they have been taken up by journalists, advertisers, Hollywood, and hip-hop. He reveals the great debt the King James Bible owes to its English forbears, especially John Wycliffe's in the fourteenth century and William Tyndale's in the sixteenth. He also shows that the revisions and changes made by King James's translators were crucial to its universal success. "A person who professes to be a critic in the delicacies of the English language ought to have the Bible at his finger's ends," Lord Macaulay advised Lady Holland in 1831. David Crystal shows how true this is. His book is a revelation.

A Christian and a Democrat

A Christian and a Democrat

Author: John F. Woolverton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467457484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 419

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when asked at a press conference about the roots of his political philosophy, responded simply, “I am a Christian and a Democrat.” This is the story of how the first informed the second—how his upbringing in the Episcopal Church and matriculation at the Groton School under legendary educator and minister Endicott Peabody molded Roosevelt into a leader whose politics were fundamentally shaped by the Social Gospel. A work begun by religious historian John Woolverton (1926 2014) and recently completed by James Bratt, A Christian and a Democrat is an engaging analysis of the surprisingly spiritual life of one of the most consequential presidents in US history. Reading Woolverton’s account of FDR’s response to the toxic demagoguery of his day will reassure readers today that a constructive way forward is possible for Christians, for Americans, and for the world.

The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism

The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118657607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

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Since the turn of the twenty-first century, naturalism has become one of the most prominent philosophical orthodoxies in the Western academy. Yet naturalism is more often assumed than defended. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism offers a systematic introduction that defines, discusses and defends philosophical naturalism. Essays tackle naturalism’s role in existing cultural conversations, from Libertarianism to Confucianism, and provide detailed examinations of philosophical concepts like metaphysics, realism, feminism, science, free will, and ethics as viewed through a naturalist lens. With contributions from an international array of established and emerging scholars from across the humanities, the collection encapsulates contemporary debates in the field. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism provides an enlightening and accessible guide for self-identified naturalists and philosophy students who are new to naturalism alike.

Kevin Macdonald’s Metaphysical Failure: a Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics

Kevin Macdonald’s Metaphysical Failure: a Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics

Author: Jonas E. Alexis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665553827

Category: Philosophy

Page: 660

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In Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure, Jonas E. Alexis offers a thoroughly researched, nuanced and lucid analysis of Kevin MacDonald’s thought, in particular MacDonald’s belief in biological and philosophical Darwinism. It is an important book that fills a critical gap in the literature on the history of revolutionary movements and Darwinism both in the West and in Asia. It is also a study that adds many significant strands to the densely interwoven history of ideas such as Malthusianism and Eugenics. Alexis’s book engages debates in the history of ideas—going back to Madison Grant and beyond—and the history of Darwinism. It challenges many of the life-long prevailing assumptions about identity politics and produces a powerful critique of how “scientific” theories have been misused to uphold misguided and faulty categorizations. Powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented studies, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and consequently destructive actions taken by numerous writers and thinkers, particularly Darwin’s ardent enthusiasts and devoted disciples. The book presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of Darwin’s ideological project and how that project ended up crippling Darwin’s intellectual children—from Richard Dawkins, Francis Crick, James Watson, Daniel Dennett, Ernst Mayr, and E. O. Wilson to Kevin MacDonald, Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Jared Taylor.

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin:

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin:

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107245242

Category: Science

Page:

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This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: volume 20 includes letters from 1872, the year in which The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was published, making ground-breaking use of photography. Also in this year, the sixth and final edition of On the Origin of Species was published and Darwin resumed his work on carnivorous plants and plant movement, finding unexpected similarities between the plant and animal kingdoms.

Through the Church Door

Through the Church Door

Author: Harold P. Simonson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608990641

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Through the Church Door illuminates the relevance and importance of the church in today's society. Through personal experiences as both a university professor of literature and an ordained minister, Simonson shows us that the church serves those both within and outside its doors. The church door presents a metaphor for the paradoxes of life: entrance/exit, outside/inside, secular/sacred, closed in tradition/opened in Christ. Simonson explores these with informal style and anecdotes threaded with ruminations. Allusions span literary as well as theological and biblical references.

A Cure for Christianity

A Cure for Christianity

Author: C. Boyd Pfeiffer

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781628941739

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Facts. Truth. Logic. Science. These are the basics of the world in which we live day-to-day in society, government, medicine, agriculture, and manufacturing. But while we have a 21st-century technology, we also have 1st-century superstitions, basically those superstitions found in religion. With a particular focus on Christianity and its predecessor, Judaism, Pfeiffer reflects on the facts of the Bible and Christian religions and his own thinking over a lifetime, from a Baptist upbringing through reading on both sides of the fence, to debating and discussing religious subjects with ministers, priests, rabbis and others of all religious persuasions. Reviewing various aspects of prayer, faith, miracles, morality, heaven and hell, he pokes fun at the contradictions and contrivances found in "the Book" and the rituals solemnly repeated long after they've lost any meaning. Biblical immoralities, prophecy, and blind faith come in for a sharp skewering as he roasts them in the hot gaze of reality. From Baptist to the Black List, author Boyd Pfeiffer risks being given the evil eye for casting doubt on some cherished beliefs. In this book he tackles the subject of religion from the standpoint of common sense and logic, including various interpretations of Biblical and religious meanings and content. Unfortunately, seen from this perspective, religion is as brilliant as a burnt out bulb. After a decades-long search for a credible reason to believe the teachings of Christianity, he turns over to the public the results of his research. The precepts taught in the Bible simply do not square with the exemplary stories the Bible itself presents; and the teachings, and the stories, don't even match up from one telling to another.

The Myth of the Closed Mind

The Myth of the Closed Mind

Author: Ray Scott Percival

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812696851

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Religious zeal, suicide terrorism, passionate commitment to ideologies, and the results of various psychological tests are often cited to show that humans are fundamentally irrational. The author examines all such supposed examples of irrationality and argues that they are compatible with rationality. Rationality does not mean absence of error, but the possibility of correcting error in the light of criticism. In this sense, all human beliefs are rational: they are all vulnerable to being abandoned when shown to be faulty.

Dissenting Views

Dissenting Views

Author: Joseph E. Green

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456832956

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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All of us, at some level, know that we are being lied to. Some people internalize it and go on with their daily lives. Some ignore it completely. And still others latch onto fatuous opinion-makers whose daily bread depends on the very system they purport to uncover. Obviously none of this is satisfactory. What we need is to understand how the world works, how systems of power operate, what motivates its operation, and where it all originated. Much of this book is concerned with what are often called conspiracy theories a label which, it is increasingly understood, is used to try and misdirect all thinking about these very concerns in relation to our own lives. For when one knows how the system truly operates, the only rational response is revolution. This collection of Joseph Greens published work includes articles on political assassinations (The JFK 1o-Point Program, The Open Assassination of Fred Hampton), historical analysis (Critique of an Apologia for Santa Claus), film (The Beginning is the End of the Beginning: Regarding Watchmen), and philosophy (The Elusive Universe.) From government propaganda to popular culture assuming that distinction even exists anymore every subject is treated in respect to its epistemological implications.