By Kenneth Richard Samples
Contemporary Barna learn shows that lower than one in ten evangelical Christians carry a biblical worldview. a global of distinction seeks to alter this irritating truth via teaching readers on how the Christian standpoint is uniquely moderate, verifiable, and habitable. writer Kenneth Richard Samples confronted a profound try out of his personal trust method in the course of a private lifeanddeath main issue. In an international of distinction, he makes use of 9 certain assessments to match the Christian worldview with present non secular and philosophical rivals, together with Islam, postmodernism, naturalism, and pantheistic monism. Samples tackles tricky matters via this indepth research of Christianity's background, creed, and philosophical foundation. an outstanding source for readers who wish their view of existence and the realm to make experience.
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Usually the lack of clarity involved leads to a faulty conclusion as the following examples illustrate. “I’m a nobody. Nobody is perfect. ” “Some dogs have fleas. My dog has fleas. ” In the first example the word “nobody” carries the confusion, whereas in the second example, the word “some” changes meaning. Amphiboly. In an amphiboly, the conclusion depends upon an ambiguous statement (improper grammar or syntax) that causes the reader or listener to draw an erroneous conclusion. For example: “Professor Samples’s son Michael likes World War II more than his father.
The straw man fallacy is often committed in a face-to-face argument (especially a heated one) because a person may be thinking about her response instead of listening carefully. A good way to avoid misrepresentation and irrelevance is to restate an opponent’s argument back to him. (“Let me make sure I understand your argument. Are you saying . . ”). This practice can produce positive results, including better listening, clearer understanding, and more successful communication. People appreciate being heard and, when they are, often become more open to other perspectives and possible critique.
Hideki Tojo was a dictator and an evil man. Benito Mussolini was a dictator and an evil man. Joseph Stalin was a dictator and an evil man. Mao Tse-tung was a dictator and an evil man. Kim Il Sung was a dictator and an evil man. Idi Amin was a dictator and an evil man. Pol Pot was a dictator and an evil man. Saddam Hussein was a dictator and an evil man. Therefore, it is highly likely that the next dictator to appear on the world scene will be an evil man. The conclusion of this argument is probable, at best, though an objective analysis of history makes it all the more probable.
A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test by Kenneth Richard Samples