@Bill Sorensen: Sigh, guess I’m failing, alright. Failing even …

Comment on Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference by wesley kime.

@Bill Sorensen:
Sigh, guess I’m failing, alright. Failing even to get your drift.

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Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference
Concur and amen, and how on earth and under heaven does the man do it! So consumed by pathology, heading the group, business of the group, consulting hematopathologist for the area; building a house and laying down patios; begetting, romping with, and educating young boys and being an ideal father and husband and champion of women’s rights per ordination (suddenly eosinized hair notwithstanding); hospitable to friends and strangers (angels?); endless reading and hard study not only in pathology (take it from me, a vast field) but also cosmology (a boundless field); webmastering and responding; editing, delivering of sermons and lectures, clear- and level-headed no nonsense author of books (in the shadow of a column of turtles); serious and heart-rending participation in church office and church affairs, policy, organization, and doctrines; and more. And he’s still young! God bless! We are blessed.

Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference
It is my understanding, admittedly not the product of such extended thinking and research and quote-quoting as that of so many others, that at “the end” our “church” would undergo a great shaking. But on .. Wo’s Ord? Silly me, I’d always thought the Sabbath would be an issue, the issue. God, or Satan (in this case, at this point really hard to tell; some sort of adversarial chess interaction, aka Great Controversy; not parties in cahoots ) moves in mysterious ways, and/or has a great sense of humor after all. Anyway, part of my “understanding” (since I possess so little, less every day, I put it in quotes) is that at “the end” Adventism would have ceased being a legal entity but by default an aggregation of people unified, yes, unified in thought. If so, no hierarchy to hassle. We needed one in 1888 or whenever. But 2180 (or sooner, maybe much sooner)?

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Brilliant, beautiful, and so right! Speaking of your presentation at LLU recently. Great to see you and your family (especially my namesake, Wes. God bless! WK

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Hats off yet again to Sean for pursuing this topic as a scientist should, no nonsense, and in it’s proper setting — as a revival of one of the ancient ideas recently upgraded as a desperate alternative to the increasingly compelling intelligent design data. I had occasion to review panspermia a few years ago and as is my wont I found it more amusing than scientific. If you would like what was intended to be a satirical response to panspermia and other related curiosities you could check out: http://www.iessaythere.com/black-hole-humor.html
Meantime, Sean’s article is of far more cogent worth.

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As he has done on this site many times, Sean in his line-by-line-item response to C. White (not EG or EB) has, to my mind, clearly enunciated the issue and resolution.

When all the hermeneutics, quoting, and arguing and inordinately judgmental riposte are over, it comes down, as I understand it, to two things: 1) Whether the 7th day Sabbath (whether enunciated in the famous 10 commandments or otherwise) is still valid, and 2) Does the grace obtained by the vicarious sacrifice by the shedding of Christ’s blood or other divine process too deep for us to understand in this life, cover every sin automatically and without ado, altogether passively on our part, or is it only on condition that we first totally and deeply accept it? Other details always hassled forever are distractions.

I accept that I must accept it, wholly, actively, even with agony, with my whole being.

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I’m reduced to being simply curious. Was there talk of rescinding Szostak’s Nobel? I propose another Nobel category: a prize for most honest scientist, and Szostak would be the first winner. Few other scientists would be eligible, particularly among evolutionary scientists, who collectively seem to have suffered a blindness mutation. He should be TIME’s Man of the Year.