Skip to comments.Putin Warns US Over War On Terror & Against Military Action Against Iraq
Posted on 12/16/2001 7:39:54 PM PST by Asmodeus
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RELIGION AND RADICAL EMPIRICISM
"Frankenberry offers for the first time a tough, sophisticated, and comprehensive discussion of the relation of radical empiricism to the history of philosophy."
-- William Dean
Rarely in modern times has religion been associated with empiricism except to its own peril. This book represents a comprehensive and systematic effort to retrieve and develop the tradition of American religious empiricism for religious inquiry.
Religion and Radical Empiricism offers a challenging account of how and why reflection on religious truth-claims must seek justification of those claims finally in terms of empirical criteria. Ranging through many of the major questions in philosophy of religion, the author weaves together a study of the varieties of empiricism in all its historical forms from Hume to Quine. She finds in James and Dewey; in Wieman, Meland, and Loomer of the Chicago School; in Whitehead; and in Abhidharma Buddhism constructive elements of a radically empirical approach to the controversial topic of religious experience. This work provides a strong counter-argument to critics of "revisionary theism," to caricatures of philosophy as "conversation," and to any collapse of the category of experience into its linguistic forms.
We are a very litigacious society, with instant replay, due process, and a secular view of reason. Andy Rooney (who usually irritates me did a segment on this concept. 12-17-01.
Essentially you believe on faith alone, and politically unles you are a slave to polls, act on resolve and conviction. (You don't need no stinkin proof.)
As the two above links show, it is Machiavellian to expect a concensus on "proof" which in our western society with its emphasis on attorneys a substitute for other parts of the worlds religion.
As far as "proof" and "religion" go... (You don't need no stinkin proof.)
Putin has to walk a bit of a tightrope to silence the dwindling old-line commies in his country. Note that his "opposition" to the ABM/NMD thing quickly morphed into quiet acceptance. When all is said and done, Russia and the US will end up jointly developing and deploying the system, because both countries need it. When my neighbor and me are both at risk of burglars and home invaders, the last thing that concerns us is maintaining a ten-foot high fence between our two homes.
Putin is faced with realpolitik considerations that require him to "demand" that the US include them in the plan, so that he can show that he negotiated it out of us as a concession. Unfortunately, he can't come out and say the obvious -- that the ABM treaty is meaningless, and that Russia needs NMD as much as the US does. So, he and Bush (and their close circles of advisors) worked out the plan, and now Putin plays for his constituency.
Baloney. Bombing works wonders. When Saddam decided to build a nuke factory, Israel (without any support from "the international community," (whatever the hell that is) bombed and took it out. Bombing certainly advanced that aim didn't it?
Russia wanted Iraq to re-admit UN weapons inspectors in exchange for a full lifting of sanctions, Mr Putin said. But he admitted this idea had "not met with understanding on the part of Iraq's leadership".
Then, Hell take action against the bankrupt Russia first, like General Paton wanted to do.
Then turn Iraq in dust.
Then we use hydrogen fuels, and they can all pound sand over there.
It seems, Putin is a bigger friend than Kristol and the rest of the neokommie krew.
They did, ever heard of Chechnya and terrorist acts in Moscow?
The obvious question that you should ask yourself is where is the proof of Iraq's involvement (none).
Wouldn't that be the first thing to start with? Have you ever heard Joe Lieberman or Kristol mention any proof? You don't find it peculiar that a gang of neokommies are the ones calling for war on Iraq?
At least you could have decency to pretend it's about America and say something about planes crashing into buildings, and not about suicide bombers.
|Uniformed children stand in units named after guerrillas killed fighting Israel as part of Hizbollah's Jerusalem day rally December 14, 2001 in Beirut. The head of Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group urged Palestinians to launch more suicide bomb attacks on Israelis and defy U.S.-led demands to crack down on 'terrorist' militant groups. (Sharif Karim/Reuters)|
You are joking arent you this is thee top paper, not some tabloid or liberal left or reactionary right paper.
A serious no nonsense paper with a no nonsense approach to the news.
I commend you too for not pretending it's about American interests.
God Knows we will just join in the kicking when the punch up starts.
This is interesting though, will America declare war on Iraq before the attack, will they make demands and if those demands are not met will America then attack Iraq.
Poor old Saddam one minute he is the blue eye boy for invading another sovereign nation, then he is the bad boy for invading another sovereign nation.
Why did some one not tell him the dos and donts, do what you like as long as it does not effect America or American interests.
Exactly! On to Iraq...and wherever we need to go after that.
I wonder how our "friend" Putin would feel if the al-Qeada had taken one into the heart of mother Russia.
Uh, al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Iraq. While the bad guys have conveniently gotten away in Afghanistan, you think we should we should divert valuable resources to fight a country that has never attacked us. Brilliant.
if iraq was not building weapons of mass destruction, then why ban the UN inspectors?
Because they were almost exclusively foreign intelligence agents. Let's let Iraqi intelligence come in and inspect OUR nuclear facilities. You obviously care nothing about sovereignty.
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