The Unacknowledged Standard

“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Dear visionaries, This entire discussion — about the Joke, coming out as a gay or lesbian, appropriateness of coming …

Joke Police

“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Dear visionaries, All right. So someone posted a joke that you all consider tacky, inappropriate, and possibly illegal. But …

God or god?

“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Dear visionaries, Allow me to begin by reiterating what I said at my first entrance — don’t want to …

Public Religion

Dear visionaries, I was gone for just one day and missed a bunch of interesting stuff. 1. Stewart’s point about atheism was a good one, although I would have preferred the phrase “dogmatic agnosticism,” which amounts to the same thing. God’s existence may not be explicitly denied, but the children are taught by precept and …

Schools and Market Choices

Dear visionaries, I tried to go away, but a few more questions have arisen. I will try to keep my answers brief so that no more of my “hate-filled” stuff spills out. In response to Ben’s question about market forces: I am not a market absolutist. Adam’s Smith’s invisible hand directs the marketing flow of …

Deficiencies in Government Schools

Dear visionaries, A thank you to Jonathan for a courteous reception. And a thank you as well to Thomas for the question. Pardon my non-brief reply. Individual deficiencies in government education that result in substandard service would include, but not be limited to: 1. Rootless experimentalism in teaching methodologies: for example, private schools that use …