Monthly Archives: October 2013

a gnostic Jesus

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of gnostic texts discovered in 1945. Most scholars date the original Gospel of Thomas to the middle of the second century. One of the most interesting facets … Continue reading

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anarchy in the walled city

All this intensity of random human effort and activity, vice and sloth and industry, exempted from all the controls we take for granted, resulted in an environment as richly varied and as sensual as anything in the heart of the … Continue reading

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understanding the dollar and exchange rates

It is a common talking point by laymen that the US dollar should trade at par or greater than the Canadian dollar, the British Pound or the EU dollar. If they wish to make the point that the EU is … Continue reading

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your pastor might be a psychopath

On Big Think. This video relates to the person you are “dating” but the same concepts apply to other areas of our lives as well: our boss at work, a friend in college, and even some pastors in churches: The … Continue reading

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how God is eternal

One negative attribute of God described in the Bible is that God is eternal. The Calvinists see this word and instantly prescribe a scenario in which God lives in an “eternal now”. This is not a concept found in the … Continue reading

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ocd – a sign of prosperity

In a recent article on Huffington Post, the author details her own struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is “characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; … Continue reading

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how could both paul and james use abraham as an example

Both the apostle Paul and the leader of the church, James, use Abraham as examples when discussing salvation. This is interesting because Paul and James taught different gospels. This can be readily seen in how each author uses Abraham: James: … Continue reading

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a calvinist reads pride and prejudice

When Calvinists read the Bible they tend to pull specific verses out of context, ignore the context, and then assign random crazy concepts onto the words. They tend to allow their conceptions of God control the meaning of the text, … Continue reading

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the intellectual bankruptcy of macroeconomics

In a recent post by Bob Murphy, he makes the elaborate point that the mainstream economists not only are arrogant and condescending towards those who do not share their beliefs, but they continue to be in spite of their own … Continue reading

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restaurant food pricing

Russ Roberts asks why take-out food at sit-down restaurants is not less expensive than the sit-down prices. The assumption is that the price of food at a restaurant covers the fixed cost of operating a table. Russ wonder why those … Continue reading

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