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On Genesis

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 20, 2014 at 12:52pm 1 Comment

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

Posted by joan elizabeth mazzu on April 19, 2014 at 5:58pm 1 Comment

My blog compilations

Posted by Sharon Winters on April 18, 2014 at 8:26pm 0 Comments

10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

Posted by Marv on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

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

Posted by Addai on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Hi Lawrence, The US does have a number of faults.  There is considerable disagreement as to exactly what those faults might be.  Nihilism, itself, is a difficult thing to live with.  I think that is why one generally finds it in this…"
2 hours ago
Robert Atwood and Lawrence F. Vincent are now friends
3 hours ago
Jax Agnesson replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Surely a wise and loving God would look upon the fumblings and failings of mortals with love and compassion, rather as a parent looks upon the foolish naughtiness of a two-year-old child. To such a God, would not justice and mercy be precisely the…"
7 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I suppose that one problem in trying to apply these concepts to God is that one of the main purpose of punishment is deterrence, whereas God's punishment is eternal damnation - as I've just said, no mercy there. And in fact, even if…"
9 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I dare say, in the Xian perspective, that Calvary does represent some sort of modification of the stern justice of the OT by mercy. OTOH, even Jesus and his followers, like Paul, seem to threaten dire punishment for those who reject his…"
9 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Atheists and Morality
"I agree, well said  "
10 hours ago
Jax Agnesson replied to Addai's discussion Atheists and Morality
"Whether there is any correlation between the development of monotheism and the development of a codified moral law is a question worthy of extensive research and discussion. The relationship between the development of Christianity specifically and…"
17 hours ago
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I agree that the topic does merit its own thread, but isn't Calvary supposed to represent the ultimate harmonization of boundless mercy and boundless justice?  (I prefer "boundless" to "infinite" for something that can…"
19 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
" the article covers the various version of the Onto argument for God and then undermines the lot by pointing out that God is not a coherent concept: one reason for this is that infinite mercy and infinite justice seem to be incompatible. Almost…"
22 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"well I suppose I should be pleased that you think it is silly that reason could prove God's existence by reason (ie the Ontological Argument), and I assume that you include the opportunistic use by Plantinga of the multiverse concept…"
yesterday
Lawrence F. Vincent replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Wow!  India!  I am assuming the Punjab area given the religious mix you mention.   Hi Robert! Your assumption is quite valid, but I belong to and live in Tamil Nadu. Punjab does not   patronize religious music other…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Wow!  India!  I am assuming the Punjab area given the religious mix you mention.   As you probably know, Lawrence, in the USA Christians have really only competed among themselves.  So many Christians have a sense of ownership…"
Friday
Lawrence F. Vincent replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Lawrence, thanks for your comment.  May I ask where you are at?  What an interesting mix of religious groups! Hi Robert! I live in India. More to the point, in an environment like the one you indicate, do you suppose that…"
Friday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Lawrence, thanks for your comment.  May I ask where you are at?  What an interesting mix of religious groups! More to the point, in an environment like the one you indicate, do you suppose that "popular" music tends to build…"
Thursday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Yeah that's kind of a mistake when dealing with popular music.   While Lots of people especially Christians objecting to it based on some justifiable reasons (more overt sexuality in some of the lyrics and dance etc.) but a lot of the…"
Thursday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I am seeing some defects in the way that I conceptualize things.  I suppose that I have always assumed that music was value-neutral. A few years ago a popular song by George Harrison (Beatles), "My Sweet Lord" seemed to me at the time…"
Wednesday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I think there are a few things that should be pointed out that are kind of extenuating circumstances behind the scenes. 1) In the same way, you can have a Pygmalion project where you can attempt to mold people to be your approved personality…"
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"When I was a young lad a youth counter-culture was in full swing.  I never had much culture.  Up to graduate school Christian music was the stuff we sang in church.  I think many of us learned to worship God with that music, but there…"
Wednesday
Otsukafan replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I would definitely agree with this statement. "
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I'm not disagreeing with you Addai; but I wonder if there is something "generalizable" in what you have written? It seems to me that the history of Christianity and American culture is an ongoing matter of "been there, done…"
Tuesday

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Some help with this

Started by Robert Atwood in Culture. Last reply by Robert Atwood 2 hours ago. 18 Replies

I have never been a big music person -- so no claim to expertise.I was reading an article in Time, …Continue

Atheists and Morality

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Peter John Ellway 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

I'm making this thread to deal with the new sub topic that popped up in the other thread with Robert and PJE to cover the topic in general.    If you got a specific question or gripe than post it.I…Continue

What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Aug 25. 41 Replies

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

Knowledge or Opinion?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 13. 26 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 1stjohn Aug 12. 10 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

Ancient Manuscript Comparative Studies... any good Secular Sources?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 9. 5 Replies

I seem to have gotten myself involved in a discussion concerning the manuscript reliability with some atheists.      Now I know from past studies that the empirical evidence for comparing books of…Continue

The IRS as instrument of political suppression

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Jul 30. 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

Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by KG Jul 28. 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

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