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Geordi and Riker Talk to the Pakleds, or Bill Nye Talks to Folks in Kentucky

I wasn’t going to spend nearly the entire program reviewing the Ham/Nye debate, but that’s what I ended up doing.  In the process we figured out the best analogy for Nye’s attitude toward Kentuckians: that of Riker to the Pakleds on Star Trek the Next Generation!  We even played a clip for those who are not familiar with that, uh, story line.  Anyway, an entire hour of discussion of worldviews and the like on today’s DL.

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Oh, and about that audio player…

I have received a number of complaints about the audio player that suddenly disappeared from the Dividing Line pages. Well, I discovered that the player was loading the entire program that it was linked to every time the page was hit. Apparently this is the case with robots and whatever else comes by scrolling through our pages. At least this is the only explanation that I can come up with at the moment for why our bandwidth charges tripled over that same period of time. So, as a cost control measure I had to kill the player from the site. However, the audio links to the programs are indeed still there and when you double click them they will still play on your local machine. Even better, if you right click them you can download the file as well. On the other hand, there is always Youtube where we don’t get hit for bandwidth at all. 🙂

The Molinist God is a Seahawk’s Fan, and Calls, on Today’s DL

So we reviewed William Lane Craig’s comments about how the prayers of football fans could influence which world God chose to actuate (even trying to figure that one out will put you in something like a causality loop that will turn your brain to mush and make you a Jerry Seinfeld fan) and then played his comments on his most recent podcast where he said, “No, no, I will not debate Calvinism against a fellow Christian.”  So those of you who hoped to hear Craig defend his position in formal debate, hear the cross-examination with equal time frames—you know, all that stuff that is so beneficial and useful (and Craig can’t argue that point, since, of course, he debates as much as I do), well, so sorry.  That debate can only take place in some other possible world that evidently could not be actuated.  Probably due to Bronco’s fans or something.  Then the phones lit up and we took calls on all sorts of topics.  In fact, one caller just kept moving from topic to topic, so we even got a few extras in for the fun of it!

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Radio Free Geneva: TurretinFan Joins Me to Review More on Molinism

I was joined in studio by TurretinFan as we continued our review of the encounter between Paul Helm and William Lane Craig, focusing today especially upon the key problems with Molinism.  Started the program reading from Dr. James Anderson’s recent article asking some probing questions about Molinism as well.

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Spain Trip Review on Today’s Dividing Line

Went over my trip to Spain, including playing a portion from the atonement debate, and commenting on the whole experience, as well as noting that the wild-and-wacky world of Brewton Parker (a new hit reality series scheduled to run right after Duck Dynasty we’ve heard) intruded on the trip with the appointment of Professor of Church History Rev. Doctor Peter Lumpkins to the lofty height of VP of Communications.  You just can’t make this stuff up.  Anyway, right in the middle of all of this, my daughter Summer was commenting on her first snowstorm (hey, she’s an Arizona native) down in Georgia when my baby granddaughter Clementine decided to take her first steps right during the program!  Of course, I deduced that she was, in fact, just trying to get back to the computer to watch Grampa on the Dividing Line, proving that the DL is excellent for childhood development!

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