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More nihilism notes

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 1, 2014 at 11:03am 1 Comment

kikenshiso

Posted by Robert Atwood on June 26, 2014 at 10:08am 4 Comments

The Protest is Over

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:51am 1 Comment

EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:49am 4 Comments

Evangelicals Need Saints Too

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:47am 2 Comments

Review of Noah

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

ISLANDS

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My blog compilations

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10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

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What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

Posted by Marv on April 12, 2014 at 10:00pm 10 Comments

For My old "Theooze.com" Companions

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Robert Atwood commented on Robert Atwood's blog post More nihilism notes
"There has been at least one attempt to “baptize” nihilism.  I report this not merely for its historical interest, but because its author has become something of a darling among evangelical theologians. Following World War I there…"
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Robert Atwood posted a blog post

More nihilism notes

As some of you may recall, I have an interest in the relationship between nihilism and Christianity.  A part of my research involves the meaning of nihilism in literature and philosophy.In the 18th century Immanuel Kant is awakened from his “dogmatic slumbers” by the writings of the British empiricist David Hume.  Among the results of that awakening is Kant’s critique of what we may rightly claim to know through reason.  The result is that Kant can find no bridge between the world of phenomena…See More
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Addai replied to Addai's discussion The IRS as instrument of political suppression
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Knowledge or Opinion?
"Thank you for your reply KG, I would like to consider your proposal independently of any consideration of historical claims about Plato's philosophy, because I think such considerations are beside the point.  My comments about Jesuit…"
Wednesday
KG replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Knowledge or Opinion?
" My comments below yours in bold "
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Knowledge or Opinion?
"As I recall, reason is the sense whereby one apprehends the eternal forms.  In one version, our pre-existant soul apprehended or had direct knowledge of the eternal forms, but our soul has fallen into a body and the trauma of that fall has…"
Tuesday
Addai replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"(correction) in the old school tribal scribal tradition, of keep things irregardless of their quirks."
Tuesday
Addai replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"How could an emperor get folks in places like Iran, Iraq, east Turkey and India to comply?    The Assyrian Church of the East for instance accepted the first two ecumenical counsels and adopted the early Nicene creed, but that was years…"
Tuesday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"“I suppose you are right about that,” Arius sighed.  “Yet I have seen alternative versions of Scripture before, and hesitate to explain them all as the innocent errors of overworked scribes who mistook someone else’s…"
Tuesday
KG replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Knowledge or Opinion?
"Since you have my attention today and nobody else responded, I will share my thoughts. First a few peripheral observations: 1. While not the focus of the work (as you stated) the particular geometrical example is perhaps important as an argument…"
Tuesday
Addai replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
" In thinking of this issue some more, I think there is one huge point that should be considered that Eusebius and others that doubted the antiquity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit formulae have missed..... Things in the Catholic Church are…"
Tuesday
KG replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Mr. Atwood, Yes, I understand the propensity of theologica discussions to meander as I have been involved with the site for a number of years.  There are a number of issues bundled together in this discussion string. For my part, I believe that…"
Tuesday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"That's right, Greg, his name wasn't "Son," but Matt. 28:19's quote "name of . . . the Son" allows a baptizer's use either "Son" or "Jesus" without confusion of meaning.  No minister or…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"NOTE: I apologize for a rather long posting of mine being posted twice.  The Web software apparently will not allow me to delete the second "edition" which is identical to the first. "
Monday
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"You are correct KG, the discussion has wandered from the OP.  Discussions do tend to wander a bit on Theologica.  The original quotation was from the book of a fellow who claims to be "Reformed/Calvinist".  Once his…"
Monday
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"You are correct KG, the discussion has wandered from the OP.  Discussions do tend to wander a bit on Theologica.  The original quotation was from the book of a fellow who claims to be "Reformed/Calvinist".  Once his…"
Monday
Greg Smith replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"Peter must have heard the commission to baptize in three-name version.  But when you read everything else in the gospels, miraculous signs or authoritative acts the apostles did are done in the name of Jesus.  (Even the demons are…"
Monday
KG replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"This entire discussion is far from the OP.  I hesitate to encourage this to continue but there are a few observations that I think are pertinent, especially to most recent posts: The reformed/Calvinistic (I would say biblical) doctrine of…"
Monday
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"I have heard it argued that one of the "selling points" of Christianity in Hellenistic culture was that it provided an alternative to "fate".  The Greeks weren't really looking for a Messiah so much as they were looking…"
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The IRS as instrument of political suppression

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I've been very dismayed over the IRS scandal that has largely gone uncovered for a year and a half.    While it's finally getting it due in some places, I'm a bit worried that this is one Watergate…Continue

Knowledge or Opinion?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Wednesday. 4 Replies

From my standpoint, one of the most interesting documents in the philosophy of education is Plato’s Meno.  (BTW, if one looks up “Meno’s slave” on Wikipedia, the explanation given there is exactly…Continue

Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Matthew's gospel concludes with a commission to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  But if Acts is accurate, Peter wasted little time violating that commission (Acts…Continue

Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by KG on Tuesday. 44 Replies

I bumped into a couple of statements by a renowed Bible teacher."The Bible clearly teaches that God's love for His people is of such magnitude that even those who walk away from the faith have not…Continue

Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Jul 24. 37 Replies

Using the KJV as a source, there are lots of OT references to the "Spirit of God" (e.g., Gen. 1:2, Ex. 31:3, Job 33:4 ) and "Spirit of the Lord" (e.g., Judges 3:10, 2 Sam. 23:2, Ezekiel 11:5, Is.…Continue

Eastern Orthodoxy Lite?

Started by Ainnir Smith in Theology (General). Last reply by Steve Jul 23. 22 Replies

Is there anything even remotely like Eastern Orthodoxy in theology/philosophy (for lack of a better word), but not as...formal in practice?  It seems there wouldn't be since as far as I understand…Continue

What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Jul 22. 32 Replies

My wife sent me this article...    Pretty interesting!…Continue

JW Overview

Started by Ryan in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Jul 20. 6 Replies

It's been a while since I looked into Jehovah's Witnesses.  I came across this video today.  Can someone who knows tell me if this a charitable brief overview of the JW worldview?  Continue

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A small fragment

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Jul 16. 4 Replies

Some while back joan elizabeth made a blog posting on symbolism in the book of Revelation.  The following is not exactly pertinent to that, nor meant as a criticism of Joan's proposal, so I am…Continue

The Post-Exilic Davidic Line

Started by Casey Birch in Theology (General). Last reply by Tom Thurston Jul 6. 8 Replies

That was two "ic"s in one sentence, yay! One thing I've always been curious about, and perhaps the enlightened of Theologica can help with it, is why, if the Davidic line was known post exile, they…Continue

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