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Apostate: Karl Marx (Chapter 9)

December 28th, 2015 | Posted by Lana Hope in Book Reviews - (9 Comments)

Last year I started reviewing (but never finished) Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. I am reviewing this book (although slowly, admittedly) because Swanson, although a more exaggerated version, is a good example of how fundamentalists often do not bother to really understand philosophers before dishing¬†their theories. In an upcoming post, I’ll offer some concrete examples of …
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Content note: Homophobia, hatred, denial, and emotionally abusive language. I return to review Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. This time, we turn to chapter 7, entitled “Forming the Humanist Ethic.” This chapter focuses primarily on Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) with some discussion of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). I have begun to notice a …
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In today’s review, I will discuss chapter 6 of Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. In this chapter, Kevin Swanson intensely unravels his special dislike for Rousseau, more so than any of the other “apostates” discussed in the previous chapters.¬† In part, I understand. Rousseau was not a man of integrity and honor. As Swanson discusses, Rousseau …
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Okay. In this review, I will discuss Chapter 5 in Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. Previous reviews: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Rene Descartes (chapter 4) As a warning, the writing in this chapter is confusing; it fails to clarify terms and positions, and it is hard to pinpoint what he is …
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Outside homeschool circles, the name Kevin Swanson may not spark much familiarity. Therefore, my reviews of his book Apostate may seem odd. Why review a book that lacks any intellectual rigor and twists facts for a fundamentalist agenda? Why bother? A few days ago I was listening to Generations with Vision, Kevin Swanson’s podcast, where …
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I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter …
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As my regular readers know, I grew up in ATI (Advance Training Institute) – through the early 90s to early 2000s. ATI’s leader is Bill Gothard who has recently been exposed for sexually harassing young women and girls over a course of several decades at the Institute headquarters. You can read the numerous testimonies over …
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Apostate: Chapters 1 and 2

January 18th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Book Reviews - (6 Comments)
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This series reviews Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. I will try to have one review out a weekend. See also my discussion of the Preface and Chapter 3. Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate devotes a separate chapter to different men that he believes destroyed the Christian west. However, before he discusses those men, he spends two chapters …
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Apostate: Preface

December 31st, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Book Reviews - (14 Comments)
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I’m going to walk through the problems in several chapters in Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. So I’ll start with the preface and an introduction to the author. Kevin Swanson, who studied engineering in the university, is a homeschool dad who documents the breakdown of the Christian faith in the western world on his podcast Generation …
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