Monthly Archives: September 2013

hitler rants against open theism

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recession economics

EconLog posted one of their most informative posts today. Bryan Caplan writes on why wages do not decrease during a recession (i.e. why employers favor layoffs). Markets in everything. It appears that there is an internal business market for equity … Continue reading

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the gnostic view of God

From the Gnostic manuscript, The Sophia of Jesus Christ: The Savior said: “He Who Is is ineffable. No principle knew him, no authority, no subjection, nor any creature from the foundation of the world until now… For he is immortal … Continue reading

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why are calvinists so scared of the Bible

The Bible is the word of God. Although some of it represents personal letters or open letters, a vast majority of it contains historical narrative. Literally, these are stories of actual events. When people speak to one another, such as … Continue reading

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advice from an experienced street preacher

In this video, street preacher Jesse Morrell shares some life lessons from his 10 years of street preaching. Jesse is an expert in dealing with human beings (especially belligerent ones). Although the video is geared towards relations with the police, … Continue reading

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comparing to God

To what extend do we understand Isaiah’s writings about God being incomparable? From Act and Being: But we find also, earlier in the chapters attributed to this prophet, apparent support for the negative theology. The question is repeated: ‘To whom … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – the eyes of the Lord

When Calvinists turn to verses to support their understanding of God, one of the first to which they turn is Proverbs 15:3: Pro 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the … Continue reading

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countering open theism

The prime indicator of an individual who identifies with Open Theism is a claim that the God of the Bible does not know future actions; not only is that not a characteristic of God depicted in the Bible but it … Continue reading

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an accurate image of Jesus

In my previous post I mentioned that a Calvinist was trying to take me to task for titling one of my posts “Jesus was dirty”. He took this as blasphemous. Why would he do so? The Gnostics had a very … Continue reading

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some music

Surprisingly my favorite Christian song is one by a pop Christian, tobyMac. The chorus covers one truth that is forgotten in modern Christianity:     Here is what I consider my theme song: Heretic Pride by the Mountain Goats. Of … Continue reading

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