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August 26, 2011

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Thanks Amy, as a dane I really appreciate you correcting the misinformation. Its doubly appreciated since errors like this tend to be mended silently by those who happen to commit them. All is forgiven :)

Thanks for your graciousness, Leonhard.

Amy,


I think there is an important line of awareness in Leonhard’s statement of, “I really appreciate you correcting the misinformation. It’s doubly appreciated since errors like this tend to be mended silently by those who happen to commit them….”


As individuals and as institutions we simply will on some level miss-speak. It’s inevitable. I can’t tell you the number of times I have. But, the key therein is this: quick to confess, quick to forgive. The Christian is asked to do both.

There is a stark contrast in this: several years ago a major news network (ABC or NBC or CBS) (I will not specifically name it, b/c it’s not important) made a very public, damaging, statement of miss-information dealing with Frederick Price (a Christian minister) and with this networks status obviously the words went far and wide. Years later, after some expensive litigation, Pastor Price won and the network issued a public apology, at least in written form.

It is interesting that this lack of “quick to confess” seems startlingly lacking in some/many venues where Faith in general is concerned when Faith is the target.

The behavior of that network stands in stark contrast to the correction timing issued here.

But, I think there is probably something more important here. And it is on a wholly different level. It lies in what seemed to me to be, by you, the possession of an actual ability to feel/convey fright, or shock, or sadness at the sight/possibility of such things as frank eugenics (or sin in general). I think sometimes in the [Cold, Calculating, Hard, Descriptive Logic of Christian Apologetics] we can sometimes lose/dampen the felt presence of such a tender conscience. And, while fear/shock of sin’s fruit/harvest or reality in the world is pointless/fruitless, it is still the mark of such a conscience and I think a marker of an element of what a Christian ought to on some level possess. Fear of God I think is more fruitful but I myself do at times feel fear at what I see growing inside of mankind, and I think most of us do. But that tone of your initial post, and of the question “what is happening to us” is perhaps something that we ought to find somewhere inside of us as we view sin’s effects in the world, and, if such a “shock” or “fright” or “sadness” is lacking, then perhaps our [Cold, Calculating, Hard, Descriptive Logic of Christian Apologetics] is, while precise, still in need of the more tender, felt, conscience, as was displayed by your initial post.

Thank you Amy.

RonH

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