A Jesus for the Atheists: A Panzy?

The fact is, the reason why Jesus is compelling is not that he was a sissy pacifist, but rather that he was overwhelmingly mighty, but, to accomplish a particular deed, he set aside his aggressiveness and took whatever was thrown at him. He could have overthrown the gates of Hades by force, but only by laying down his arms did he not only defeat Hades but also freed its prisoners.

When a soldier throws himself on a grenade to save his fellows, all except a handful of Ayn Randian objectivists applaud his valor. Here, to save his fellows it would have done no good to charge out of the trench when the grenade tumbled in and kill those who tossed the grenade. Here, only self-sacrifice could achieve the goal, but it did not follow that the soldier was soft and tender in spirit. You see, it depends a great deal on the circumstances and what one wants to achieve. There is a time for aggressiveness but there is also a time for meekness. The problem is knowing exactly which time it is. (Ecc. 3)

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Laugh so hard milk came out my nose

It seems that Herr Professor, who I have had a running ‘conversation’ with, does not think I’m very loving.  Here is a quote from his latest: Let’s sit back and prepare to be overwhelmed by the kindness and irreproachable godliness of Mr. Horvath’s Christian response: It is Herr Professor, or shall I say, Hyperbole Boy… […]

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A Review of Antony Flew’s “God and Philosophy.”

This is not your normal review. I set aside my copy of Flew’s “God and Philosophy” to re-read for the purposes of writing this review and it has disappeared. 10 to 1, a certain other adult in the house ‘put it where it belong’ which is why I can no longer find it. So, I […]

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The Christian and Harry Potter and Dumbledore: A Christian changes his mind?

Not too long ago I posted an article talking about Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore as a gay man.  In it, I expressed disappointment and wondered what the point and purpose of this unnecessary revelation was.  The battle still rages and I have got to say that many Christians are just being absurd.  Not only with […]

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I appear to have a stalker

I guess it was only a matter of time. It is Herr Professor, or shall I say, Hyperbole Boy. Me thinks the gent is having trouble finding content for his blog. 🙂 He read my most recent post and thought he ‘read it right’ that I was insinuating an atheistic plot at NBC. He takes […]

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NBC’s Heroes and a Christian Response … a warm up.

NBC’s television show “Heroes” is pretty good, though I have to say that I agree in many respects with this guy who has grown tired of some of the plot elements.  I still have more hope, though, and I especially like watching deep philosophy play out on the TV screen.  In particular, I enjoy watching […]

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Herr Professor on the Ropes with Watson

Apparently my most bitter barb of all for the Professor is that he failed to comprehend the salient points of the post that started it all. I will remain silent on his more lengthy… rant? but focus on this quote because of course my contention is that his comments were poisoned at the well and […]

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