Tagged: Debates

Are Mormons Christian?

I am not much into debating Mormonism, but Dr. Al Mohler (Southern Baptist) and Orson Scott Card (Mormon, and author of my favorite sci-fi book Ender’s Game) have begun a debate on Mormonism and Christianity at beliefnet. Though both are being very nice to one...

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The Ethics of Controversy – What NOT To Do

In Part I of this redux of Tom Wells excellent essay On The Ethics of Controversy (PDF), I covered what attitudes we *should* take in debating truth.  However, he also mentions the many erroneous conclusions we should NOT draw based on the aforementioned principles of...

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The Ethics of Controversy – What TO Do

Resurgence is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs, due to the depth of thought and the spirit of the site.  And this week, they published On The Ethics of Controversy (PDF), a really nice examination of why, regrettably, controversy is necessary when you are...

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How to Argue Stupidly

If you have been following Scott Adams’ brief foray into the Intelligent Design controversy, you may know that he was vociferously attacked (mostly by evolutionists) for being open minded.  In fact, he finally put up a post asking people to tell him Why He Was...

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