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September 15, 2009

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The fact that this article appears in the WSJ draws a straight line to the reason why our country is in the middle of economic crisis.

.......just like many (most?) in our of our so called Christian churches today....

It is amazing to me that the truth of creation is so "up for grabs" by many well educated ( at least compared to me) people in my own presbyterian church.....

"The fact that this article appears in the WSJ draws a straight line to the reason why our country is in the middle of economic crisis."

Scott, would you care to elaborate on this statement?

"She states that "'God' is merely a symbol," nothing literal and "beyond the reach of words."


..I hate to take it here, but gosh.

Does it strike anyone as odd that she would describe God as beyond the reach of words....?

And yet use the very things this being is beyond the reach of to tell you that he is beyond the reach of them? So is he just beyond the reach ofsome words?

>>Armstrong writes, "Religion was not supposed to provide explanations that lay within the competence of reason...."

Is she suggesting, that throughout time, Religion is supposed to provide explanations that lay outside of the competence of reason? It doesnt seem possible to me that such an explanation is even possible.
How can something unreasonable on a creative level, create a universe in which logic and reason are so tightly wound up in our consciousness? And im not saying I dont get what she is implying. But this idea of 'god' being some purely experiential, beyond all other methods of knowledge, indescribable (which is a descriptive word) impersonal force makes the mistake of describing their god right out of existence.

What is "capitualtion"?

I did not even catch that.

Ah ... now I see - a spelling mistake - it should have been: "Capitulation".

Literally: "surrendering by losing your head"? It all makes sense now!

I read those articles also and was disappointed by both of them. Even Dawkins did a poor job, his whole article almost boiled down to "Evolution did it all, and we know it. So there." I was actually expecting a stronger argument! I had a feeling going into it that the person the WSJ chose to represent the "God" side of the equation was going to be a sad case. Is it too much to ask if they could have put forward somebody who ACTUALLY BELIEVED God and Jesus Christ are REAL? I guess that would have been too much in our pluralistic "tolerant" culture.

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