Thursday, March 29, 2007

Does God Have a Double Standard for Morality?

I'm engaged in a debate over at "Debunking Christianity" concerning God and morality. The basic question is, if it would be wrong for me to stand by and watch someone raped (when I could easliy stop it with little or no harm to myself), why is it OK for God to do it?

You can just read the comments (many of which are very interesting) or even throw in your two cents. You'll see which ones are mine. Here's the link.
Friday, March 09, 2007

A Hasty Generalization

I had a thought the other day . . .

The distinction between the Analytic and Continental schools of philosophy is a little like the difference between the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. (For the sake of argument, I'm going to count the Gospels as part of the "Old Testament.") Both convey meaning and truth, but in different ways or genres. The Hebrew texts utilize narrative and poetry, while the Greek epistles are didactic and propositional. Just as both the "old" and new testaments are indispensible in the full revelation of God and his works, so are both kinds of philosophy, with one caveat. Continental philosophy is often vacuous. So, in as much as it means anything at all, it is important. That being said, to be fair, I must say that Analytic philosophy is often boring and pedantic.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Jesus is Buried in L.A.

A professor in California found the grave of Jesus! Really!
Thursday, March 01, 2007

History of religion

Here's the link.

Very interesting. Makes you think about the role of missions. Also makes you think of the powerful influence of Islam.