Another manifestation of incredible certitude
is that governments produce precise official forecasts of unknown accuracy.
By and large, his choices were called to be micromanagers of orthodoxy and orthopraxy, a shortcut back to a clerical church and the absolute certitudes
of being the one true church protecting God's truths.
Among specific topics are Hindu teaching on conflict and peacemaking, conflict resolution and religious dimensions of armed conflicts, Muhammad Khatami's utopian quest for a better world, Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Jimmy Carter as a man of political destiny and theological certitude
With mind-boggling certitude
she concluded that "in reality, the elitism represented by the Olympics seems to come too much at the expense of grassroots sport, grassroots culture and basic social fairness" (The Journal, August 3).
In The Rhetoric of Certitude
, Gary Tandy has produced a detailed study of the nonfiction prose rhetoric of C.
Noncognitivists think that normative judgments (primarily) express conative or "desire-like" attitudes rather than beliefs, so the challenge is to account for the fact that normative certitude
varies in degrees.
The researchers hopefully conclude, "If political differences are traceable in part to the fact that people vary in the way they physically experience the world, certitude
that any particular worldview is objectively correct may abate, lessening the hubris that fuels political conflict.
Besides, let us not lose sight of the sanctimonious hypocrisy that characterises this issue, since one can say with some certitude
, that many of those who are now disapproving of her behaviour on the show and equating it with an insult for Pakistan would have regularly watched the programme," it added.
THE atheism to which Brother O'Neill clings so tenaciously ("Atheists not to blame for Christianity's crisis", Echo, December 15) has no more certitude
than any of the other "isms" and is nowhere near as pure and unsullied as he likes to pretend.
Hard as war is - and Afghanistan and Iraq have been terribly hard, as have the conflicts that preceded them - and as controversial, we have our Constitution and our certitude
on our side.
In this article, he suggests that absolute certitude
about the potential abortifacient effects of EC is not needed, because enough moral certitude
exists to make a sound moral decision.
Powell evaluates this doctrine as he would the conservative Protestant doctrine of biblical inerrancy: from the standpoint of William Abraham's canonical theism, which distinguishes the canonical confession of ecclesial truth from the epistemological methods by which certitude