Saturday, 12 November 2011

John Loeffler Steel on Steel- Gun walking, the Middle East and Health Privacy


Gun walking, the Middle East and Health Privacy

This Sunday marks the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Please remember your brothers and sisters in chains in prayer and deed.

John’s extended boralogue starts the show with a third week examining the process by which post modernist thinking cripples Americans in grappling with the hard issues confronting the country. This is accomplished by tying together a series of different current events and explaining the common post modernist thread among them.

Attorney General Eric Holder testified this week before congress on the Fast and Furious gun walking scandal. But it seems like he’s trying to spin accountability away from the BATF, an agency that has caused a series of fiascos in the last two decades resulting in the deaths of innocent people without really holding anyone accountable. Maureen Martin from the Heartland Institute ( is concerned the only reason congressmen are currently involved is to make political hay rather than deal with abuses that need to be corrected.

Saber rattling in the Middle East once again as the region steadily grinds toward armed conflict. This week an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) report indicated that Iran is on the verge of producing nuclear weapons and a missile delivery system for them. Another flurry of concern before things return to the non-action status quo or is it clear an inevitable conflict approaches if the nuclear program continues? Richard Perle was Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration and he joins the show for a segment.

It seems medical privacy is disappearing, the promises of a number of presidents notwithstanding. Dr. Lee Vliet from the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons ( joins us.

Fallacy of the Week – Fallacy of Irrelevant Thesis

Fallacy of Irrelevant Thesis _ involves proving a valid point, but not the point at issue.

A type of “red herring” fallacy (Ignoratio elenchi) “ignorance of refutation”.

Example taken from Dr Jason Lisle’s book “Discerning Truth”:

Suppose I was the sole survivor of an airplane crash. When a reporter asks me how it was that I was able to survive, it would be fallacious for me to reply, “Because if I hadn’t survived, I would not be here to answer your question.” Although it is true that I would not be around to answer the question had I died, this really doesn’t answer the question itself-why I was able to survive. All fallacies of irrelevant thesis can be rebutted with this simple phrase: “True perhaps, but irrelevant.” -Dr. Jason Lisle, Discerning Truth p. 81

Discerning Truth by Dr. Jason Lisle

Discerning Truth by Dr. Jason Lisle

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