Month: January 2015

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Thoughts on completing plus sized reading lists

TLDR: Here are the five steps to help you read more: Make a list Schedule time to read Shorten it by reading books or taking off pointless/boring books. Don’t read too many things at once. Leisure reading is no substitute for religious reading if you’re religious. Overly Personal Introduction Many of us have too many …

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Atheism and Definitions

An atheist is one who denies the existence of a personal, transcendent creator of the universe, rather than one who simply lives life without reference to such a being. Atheist is one who asserts the existence of such a creator. Any discussionof atheism, then, is necessarily a discussion of theism. – Le Poidevin, Robin. Arguing …

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The New Oxonian and Losing Faith

Over at the New Oxonian, this question is asked: I therefore put to the succeeding symposiasts the simple central questions, “What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?” For the second part of the question, there really couldn’t be …

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A thought from a recent friend.

I recently made friends with a man who has a philosophy degree and was taking engineering classes to go to graduate school for computer programming. He became very interested in New Testament studies and his philosophical and logical training from his two fields of expertise led him to make this remark: I was shocked at …

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Confusion with Calvinism

I used to be a Calvinist. I’m not one these days. But I wish to voice my thoughts about a linguistic aspect of Calvinism that has always been confusing. This post is not about whether Calvinism is true. It is about using words in a confusing way that, incidentally, does come up in debate between …

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Are we being Sabotaged?

Today I read a book from the 1940s titled, “The Simple Sabotage Field Manual.” I don’t know why I read it. I guess I wanted to know if it would bear similarity to how I thought in my early twenties. What I noticed was that the last section of the book describes ways to sabotage …