Monday, January 25, 2010

Here is Lewis's The Abolition of Man

Perhaps this will shed light on my discussion of "fact and opinion." I suspect intellectual rat poison is being given to our children when they are taught these little "fact and opinion" exercises starting as early as the fourth grade.

2 comments:

Finney said...

this is random, but i wanted to see what you'd think of the categories of arguments against God as listed in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxoK8ZCS6w0&feature=sub

the video was compiled by a group of (really intelligent, in my opinion) atheists in response to a group of theists. how would you reply to the charge that God is indefinable or incoherent?

Jesse said...

Finney, I don't have the means to watch the video at the moment but I suspect by "incoherent" they mean unimaginable, or unpicturable. If that's the case, well, duh! He is not unthinkable, however, which is a case that rests upon the distinction between the imagination and the intellect. Here's an excellent article to make that case: http://radicalacademy.com/adlerinterview2.htm