Benedict, Dawkins, and the Fullness of Reason

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That's the title of my latest entry over at The Catholic Thing. Here are some excerpts: Within hours of Pope Benedict’s announcement that he would resign the papacy, confirmation of the truth of those  theological insights [from his Regensberg address] came rushing through cyberspace in a variety of comments issued by the Holy Father’s most hostile critics. It would be a mistake to say that the irony was lost on these pundits, since the irony was never within their grasp to begin … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins carrier of bu!!sh-t meme

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(HT: Ed Feser) This is just hilarious. Apparently, the great atheist scientist Richard Dawkins, who recently made quite a public fuss in his refusal to ever debate philosopher William Lane Craig, now claims that he in fact has debated Craig, and according to Dawkins, Craig was deeply unimpressive when they sparred. That's a pretty amazing feat: Dawkins is claiming that while he would never be caught dead debating Bill Craig he has in fact defeated him in debate at least once. I'm not sure … [Read more...]

Aristotle, Ethics and God

My Baylor colleague, Trent Dougherty, has posted a brief entry at The Prosoblogion, "Ethics without God, Aristotle style." His post, as well as some of the comments, reminded me of an exchange at First Things I had four years ago with Villanova law professor, Robert T. Miller: Francis J. Beckwith, "The Irrationality of Richard Dawkins. " First Things On the Square (20 June 2007) Robert T. Miller, "Response to Francis Beckwith." First Things On the Square (25 June 2007) Francis J. … [Read more...]


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