A Jealous God: Science's Crusade Against Religion by Pamela R. Winnick

By Pamela R. Winnick

The age-old battle among faith and technology has taken a brand new twist. as soon as the devoted scientist-martyr fought heroically opposed to inflexible religionists. yet now the tables have became, and it really is verified technological know-how crusading opposed to faith, pushing atheistic agendas within the lecture room, in textbooks, and within the media. This e-book indicates how technological know-how has now develop into a faith of its own-an usually fanatical one at that-furiously preaching atheism, punishing dissenters, dictating how and what we should always imagine, and subtly placing its worldviews in every thing from schooling to leisure. And, with gorgeous readability, it proves that, with billions of greenbacks up for grabs within the race for stem mobile examine, highbrow integrity has been changed with reliable out of date greed. With sharp perception and fully unique reporting, this e-book defiantly exhibits the level to which technology is thrashing down faith and the way this systematic tyranny is unmistakably weakening tradition and society.

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An interrogator might inf lict severe suffering on a helpless victim, but claim he intends only to promote the common good. For example, in their memo, Bybee and Yoo offer the president of the United States ways by which he could defend himself if charged with torture. ” 70 Noting standard legal requirements for self-defense, they argue that a threat must be imminent, the agent must believe force is reasonable, and he must use force proportional to the threat. Applying these criteria to torture, they argue that even if the president tortures, he can plead self-defense.

In this chapter, I oppose such moral obfuscation by carefully defining torture. S. torture memos, uncovering their inadequate and dangerous definition of torture. Second, I discuss why some definitions of torture falter because they ignore our spiritual nature. Third, I brief ly outline the moral act’s structure, discussing intention, circumstances, and object. Fourth, I define torture by analyzing its elements and focusing on how it seeks to break a victim’s will. I also describe how torture dethrones the human from her status as a frontier being.

Once we use agential language, we must then ask why an agent acts. Additionally, separating a physical description and intention artificially ruptures a complex whole. 79 Why did the person inf lict extreme physical suffering? Once we ask this question, we discover that acts have a basic intentional structure linked to the person. A personalist analysis of action, then, refuses to focus on events, but instead considers why a person acts. 80 The spiritual person wills an act with a given structure.

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