Monthly Archives: September 2011

Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part VI

Is Belief in God Rational? Part Six The Objection from the Lack of Definition of Complexity The objection from evolution is based on the argument that evolution provides us with a mechanism which creates complexity without the intervention of a … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

In Memory of my Uncle Steven, hashem yikom damo, who was murdered 10 years ago this day on 9/11.

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part V

The Place of Evolution in the Theological Debate The Neo-Darwinist Picture in a Nutshell In the beginning there was the Big Bang, from which matter went forth into the universe (with the gracious assistance of the ‘Divine’ Higgs-Boson). After this … Continue reading

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Does Modern Orthodoxy Not Believe in Fun? A Response to Rabbi Yitzhak Blau, Part III

[Crossposted in full at Hirhurim] Modern Orthodoxy VS. Fun, Or “Why So Serious” However, I believe that what Rav Blau is complaining about is deeper than the issue of TV – whether watched for value or the pure pleasure of … Continue reading

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Does Modern Orthodoxy Not Believe in Fun? A Response to Rabbi Yitzhak Blau, Part II

Is TV Really So Bad? Before we continue, let’s make something clear. Even the most ardent defender of television will admit that it is full of garbage, filler and useless information. The time spent on it is often far beyond … Continue reading

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Does Modern Orthodoxy Not Believe in Fun? A Response to Rabbi Yitzhak Blau

In the latest issue of Tradition (44:2), Rabbi Yitzhak Blau unleashed a powerful and thorough, if scattershot, critique of television from the point of view of the ideals of Modern Orthodoxy. Rabbi Blau argued emphatically in favor of getting rid … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part IV

Is Belief in God Rational? Part IV Another Look at the Principle of Sufficient Reason, or Causation Before I continue, let me refer to a number of misunderstandings that have arisen regarding the principle of causation, or of sufficient reason. … Continue reading

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