"Rational approach" to divine origin of Judaism

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism
In This Video: The host says, “People are gullible; they will believe anything as long as the lie cannot be checked.”
Dobbie’s Comments: I say the host fails to apply his own words to his thesis on Judaism. Which is that Judaism is true because an aspect of it is different from other religions; namely the Book of Exodus states that a great many people heard God speak on Mount Sinai in the desert, so the host declares it must be true since it’s a one-of-a-kind event. Just like that. However, to use the host’s own words, “the lie cannot be checked,” so it's only an unconvincing tradition.

Dennis Prager & Sam Harris debate religion

In This Video: Dennis Prager is a Jewish radio personality. Sam Harris is an agnostic-atheist philosopher, author of the book “The End of Faith.”

Dobbie’s Comments: [01:40] Prager says the Ten Commandments don’t require the death penalty for those who violate the sabbath. But Harris says it does, in another list in the Bible. Prager says, no, it isn't in any list.

Okay, Prager. But Exodus 31 does command the death penalty: 14 Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people. 15 For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death. ... 18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

God said it when Moses received the Commandments; it's a supplement to "remember the sabbath." On a technicality, Prager says it isn't “in any list”! But I say a list hasn’t anything to do with it! It's easy--in Exodus 20, the Ten Commandments; in Exodus 31, the command to kill those who violate the sabbath. The one goes with the other. “It’s not in any list”--tricky rhetoric!

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Why Christians don't argue with atheists

Why Christians Don't Argue with Atheists
Why Christians Don't Argue with Atheists
In This Video: The Christian says, “I don’t have to show you any evidence.”
Dobbie's Comments: That's rich! The Christian says, "I'm telling you something but I don't need any evidence behind it."  An appeal to absolutism. Like an old Edward G. Robinson movie, "I'm the boss here, see. Yeah. This is Mugsy's territory, see. Period, see."