Polytheism and Reformed Epistemology

Triumph of Faith over Idolatry by Jean-Baptiste Théodon (1646–1713)

[My post “Faith and Properly Basic Beliefs” provoked this response from Dr. Darrell Arnold.]

My Beliefs Are Basic, Your’s Are Not

Sociologists and historians can show us many cultures in which individuals have had beliefs that they probably thought were properly basic. Continue reading Polytheism and Reformed Epistemology

Trump Administration Rejected WHO Coronavirus Tests: With Deadly Consequences

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In “How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.SJoanne Kenen of  Politico describes how, according to experts, the Trump administration’s decision to reject a World Health Organization coronavirus test that was available in February has had deadly consequences. Continue reading Trump Administration Rejected WHO Coronavirus Tests: With Deadly Consequences

Trump White House Closed Office That Dealt With Pandemics

The 1918–20 “Spanish flu” influenza pandemic resulted in dramatic mortality worldwide.

If you are unaware, the Trump White House closed the office responsible for leading the U.S. response in the event of a deadly pandemic in May 2018. In today’s Washington Post Dr. Beth Cameron describes the situation in “I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it.” Continue reading Trump White House Closed Office That Dealt With Pandemics

Public Health Emergencies Reveal The Danger Of “To Each According To His Works”

(This essay originally appeared on March 9, 2020, at 3 Quarks Daily.
By Joseph Shieber, reprinted with permission.)

The traditional assumption in the United States has been that each person is individually responsible for their own health care. Continue reading Public Health Emergencies Reveal The Danger Of “To Each According To His Works”