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The Fundamentalist Xtians should not be allowed to hijack the language of Christianity. They are at least as much heretics to Christianity as the Arians and Gnostics of early Christian days.




Biblical inerrancy is not possible.


The books both above and below show the limitations of language and the impossibility of Biblical Inerrancy.

How can language be misused? Using General Semantics, this book was Written to explain Nazi propaganda and still used as a textbook


Books - Popular Math, Post Enlightenment & Science

This book explains why the above books on Christian Fundamentalism are politically important in America today.


Modern Society measures risk & predicts possible futures. The book below is a higly readable history of insurance, statistics and modern financial instruments.

Compare this to religion, in which it is presumed that the perfect society was known in the past and all that is necessary to do is to return to that perfect society.


Fascinating, highly readable and fun book on modern mathematics and its limitations. If you are interested in ideas, this is your book!

This is a collection of Hofstader's Scientific American articles. Again, a very fascinationg and highly readable book, requiring no mathematical background. (Buy it used - it is one of the books that will keep disappearing.)

Older, very fascinating book on mathematical ideas. Did you know there are three kinds of infinity?


Thursday, March 09, 2006
The latest indicator of Iraq Civil War
If you really doubt that there is a civil war going on in Iraq, what does the fact that the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government has forbidden release of accurate counts of execution-style killings tell you? The Washington Post has the story today.

There is only one real reason to suppress these figures. It is because they demonstrate that the civil war is active and on-going.

And in the realm of good news out of Iraq, the U.S. military continues to rebuid schools and hospitals and continues to give out soccer balls to children.

Oh, and the AC-130 SPECTER gunships (call sign "Spooky")have been moved to bases in Iraq where they can operate with more time over target and less turn-around time. Here is a Canadian source for the same news.
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