Category Archives: Logic

What is rationality? (Part 2)

What is rationality? The truth is, it’s something that most of us don’t actually have. But we sure like to kid ourselves. Here’s a quote I saw on Facebook from someone called Deidra Mae Ryan. I’ve been thinking a lot … Continue reading

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A libertarian dilemma

Here are two libertarian axioms. 1. The non-aggression non-initiation of force (NIOF) principle. 2. Private property rights. The two libertarian axioms CONTRADICT each other. (As I recently explained here and here.) You have four choices. 1. Deny the contradiction. (Objectivist … Continue reading

Posted in Abomination, Christian Libertarianism, Logic, Property | 5 Comments

Arguments from arrogance

The following are arguments from arrogance: Your beliefs are absurd and should be considered as falsehoods unless they can be proven true. My beliefs are reasonable and should be accepted as truths unless they can be proven false. To say … Continue reading

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I am Jesus

Phew! It’s hard work trying to be *like* Jesus. Even harder work trying to actually *be* Jesus. But at last! I’ve joined the exclusive Messiah Complex Club. My Christ delusion is complete. I’m the latest in a long list of … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Jesus FTW!, John, Logic, Matthew, Personal Identity, Slayer | 6 Comments

What is rationality? (Part 1)

It’s been a while, but tomorrow night The New Inklings meet again! The time is 7 pm. The place is the Downtown House Bar and Cafe at the Downtown Backpackers, corner of Bunny Street and Waterloo Quay, Wellington. We discuss … Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand, Entombed, Logic, New Inklings, Religious Toleration | 12 Comments

He that hath seen me

For an entertaining exercise, name the third person of the Unholy Trinity. Who is it? Mini-Me? Fat Bastard? Frau Farbissina? Or … ? Brian Leftow on “One Person Christology” is Glenn Peoples’ latest blog post. How can a Chalcedonian Christology … Continue reading

Posted in Domesticated Primates, Exegesis, Jesus FTW!, John, Logic, Memes, Personal Identity, Philosophy of Mind | 12 Comments

Jefferson’s God. The Rock upon which Liberty is founded. (God save us from Atheism!)

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Ayn Rand, Christian Libertarianism, Faith, Francis Schaeffer, Freedom, Justice, Logic, Materialism, Theism, There is a God!, Thomas Jefferson | 5 Comments

Objectivism causes brain damage

Here are a couple of Randroid memes seen recently on Facebook. (Here and here.) Can you spot the obvious absurdity of these statements? Well, as one Facebook commenter explains Quoting Ayn Rand is pretty absurd for starters, but “reality” and … Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand, Logic, Slayer | 10 Comments