Your points are well-taken, but I have to ask what you mean by “progress”. The empiric fact is that the twentieth century stands as the bloodiest, and perhaps cruelest, in history. And those depradations were foisted upon the world by materialist regimes. The total amount of senseless squalor, torture, death, and ruined lives under communism and fascism tower above the offerings of the Middle Ages. This is what materialism accomplished during the march of progress? I could point out that many of the practices of the Catholic church of the Middle Ages represented a twisting of Biblical Christianity (which is not unrelated to the resistance of that structure to having the Bible widely read); and you might, in turn, point out that the materialism of the twentieth century was similarly just a perversion of its potential good, as represented by American secularism, e.g. I’m not ready to concede, however, that our founders were either mostly Deists; nor am I convinced that more accomplished historians than you or I would agree with that assertion. Much of this seems to boil down to the question: If the American experiment is the best example in history of governance/self-governence and progress, to what extent did its creation depend on Theism, or Theists? More than a few Deists and Materialists owe the existence of their civlization on George Washington’s otherwise irrational and unlikely persistence in a war and an ideal that depended heavily upon his faith. Even Benjamin Franklin made statements revealing a piety absent in modern materialists. I’m not ready to give up the ghost on this historical question.
>All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the Westâ€™s history of racism and colonialism.
We are not going to convince some Non-Westerners that we are morally superior. See lesson 1.
Prof. Dorothy Denning, an expert on computer securityat Georgetown University, agrees that avoiding using Microsoft applicationssoftware provides some immunity from malicious programs and shepersonally follows that practice.
Moreover, Jews are often accused of conflicting “crimes.” Communists accused them of creating capitalism; capitalists accused them of inventing communism. Christians accused Jews of killing Jesus, and acclaimed French historian and philosopher, François Voltaire, of inventing Christianity. Jews have been labeled warmongers and cowards, racists and cosmopolitans, spineless and unbending, and the list could go on forever.
While it is possible to write malicious programs to attackusers of the Apple Macintosh operating system,only about 5% of desktop computers run the Apple Macintosh operating system,which small market share discourages hackers.
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Hackers write malicious programs(e.g., the Melissa virus that struck on 26 March 1999)to use the victim's e-mail address book in Microsoft Outlook,knowing that such a malicious program will causehavoc on personal computers, because of the popularity of Outlook.
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One can avoid being a victim of many malicious programs simply byrefusing to use any Microsoft applications software, butinstead installing software from other companies(e.g., Eudora for e-mail, WordPerfect for wordprocessing).
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Moving Violations is an honest and often humorous account of Hockenberry’s life as a man with a disability. He takes the reader on a journey in which he reflects upon the events in his life, from the accident that, at age 19, caused a spinal cord injury, to his work as a nationally renown broadcast journalist. He does not flinch at talking about the personal aspects of disability. And he shares the adventures of his career, such as riding a mule up a mountainside with Kurdish refugees who were being driven from their land by the Iraqis after Desert Storm. Hockenberry also explains how his disability, rather than limiting him, is a window through which he frames his view of the world--how it expands his gaze and gives him insight that defines who he is and what he does (Source: Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University). Recommended by Maureen Keyes, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
With a voice as disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as its author, a thoroughly unconventional memoir that shatters the myth of the tragic disabled life. Harriet McBryde Johnson isn't sure, but she thinks one of her earliest memories was learning that she will die. The message came from a maudlin TV commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that featured a boy who looked a lot like her. Then as now, Johnson tended to draw her own conclusions. In secret, she carried the knowledge of her mortality with her and tried to sort out what it meant. By the time she realized she wasn't a dying child, she was living a grown-up life, intensely engaged with people, politics, work, struggle, and community. Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With help, however, she manages to take on the world. From the streets of Havana, where she covers an international disability rights conference, to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to an auditorium at Princeton, where she defends her right to live against philosopher Peter Singer, she lives a life on her own terms. And along the way, she defies and debunks every popular assumption about disability (Source: Excerpted from Book Description, Amazon,com). Recommended by Fredda Brown, Professor, Special Education, Department of Educational and Community Programs, CUNY/Queens College, Division of Education.
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