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His Work in Us

We are up against one very massive barrier in American society in particular, and it’s a major problem within the broader Western world at large. A critical element in Western thinking is to deny anything above the intellect, to deny … Continue reading

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Secrecy Lies

Let’s explore another value shift: secrecy. In the Bible, secrecy is a valid tactic, but is immoral as a strategy. That is, you can deny your enemy knowledge of the facts of your tactical plan, but you cannot hide from … Continue reading

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Phenomenology as Clue to Phenomena

It seems a good time to point out something that may not be obvious. For those of you familiar with philosophy as an academic pursuit, you recognize that I use the terms and some ideas from Phenomenology. You may also … Continue reading

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Destiny’s Baloney

Brother Jay and I are chatting about something in the background: The Western concept of destiny is unadulterated nonsense. First, we have to deal with the impossible notion that God is not bound by the past as we are in … Continue reading

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Wisdom Is Contextual

Maybe you’ve heard this before: “The people best positioned to decide something are those who must live with consequences.” But it’s not that simple. Even if we moderate this by saying those most affected should have the most volition, it … Continue reading

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The Feudal Nature of Existence

Steven asked me, “How do you manage to reconcile Predestination with free will and the idea that God is NOT the cause of evil?” Short answer: I don’t have to. Long answer: Predestination affects your eternal destiny, not your life … Continue reading

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Origins Agnosticism

Just as a follow-up to my post about crazy things mainstream religious leaders assert about Bible History, I wanted to remind folks of a fundamental philosophical issue. I take an agnostic position about questions of human origins. This business of … Continue reading

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