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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-17 02:56
Subject: [links] Link salad tools up to fly home
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Tags:cool, language, links, personal, religion
SF spaceships to scale — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Peeve of the week: 20% correct — I love it when people moan about the decline of the language. And kids today.

Where did the Bible come from?

Who Would Jesus Smack Down? — Making Calvinism hip? Just what we need, a further revival of that grim theology. (Found at Slacktivist.)

?otD: What's for breakfast?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (Sunspin)
Body movement: n/a (suburban walking to come)
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

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User: redbendad
Date: 2011-07-17 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've not been a Christian for forty years but I found the article interesting. I thought the New Testament books were chosen by a council in the third or fourth century.
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User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-07-17 15:30 (UTC)
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AotD: The original plan was some high-falutin' bacon (costs twice what the usual store drek does, but folks tell me it's much more flavourful) with eggs, fried potatoes with green pepper, and a banana as a brunch.

Since it's already 30°C (about 90°F) and humid enough to prevent my dishcloth from drying, actual is a bowl of cold cereal with banana.

-- Steve found the Bible article interesting, but hasn't quite worked up the courage to see Calvinism revisited yet. (At least the version without a stuffed tiger, anyway.)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-07-17 18:01 (UTC)
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Don't get me started on ranting about how nonBiblical Calvinism is....predestination and the automatic acceptance of it (which is very subtle but still exists) in evangelical Protestantism is one factor that eventually drove me into Catholicism. I've always viewed Calvinism as the theology of a certain subgroup of narrow-eyed hypermasculine types who want to beat their chests as being part of the elect. It is at heart a theology of fear and insidiously feeds rationales that support the stratification of social classes. "Once saved always saved" is a part of this theology and can lead to further corruption...

Then again, I'm the Militant Liberal type and my patron saint is Catherine of Siena. Like my patronness, I tend to be of the ilk that would go speak truth to power....
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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-07-17 21:52 (UTC)
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If "[h]uman beings are totally corrupted by original sin and predestined for heaven or hell, no matter their earthly conduct", how is it that these Calvinists know that they "are among the elect"?
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