Comment on La Sierra University Looking for New Biology Professor by Wesley Kime.
“We used to be about following truth no matter w[h]ere it comes from or w[h]ere it leads.”
Well said if ill used.
The key word is “truth.” Some Adventists are still following truth no matter where it comes from, even Genesis 1 and EGW, bacterial flagella and upturned geostrata, and no matter how much postAdventist angst, heart-felt or tongue-in-cheek, it engenders. And where that had to lead to was this site.
“Now we are only about defending dogma.” Tsk-tsk! But which dogma is LSU defending?
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La Sierra University Looking for New Biology Professor
@Ron: Again the famous Ron’s Rule, herewith edited to the core and compassionately, sorrowfully, hermeneutically extrapolated: Truth becomes dogma the instant enforced, because, by enforcement, truth becomes unprovable, because there is no one taking the other side to disprove it or even open the discussion, and thus truth is already disproved, which is a tautology because it’s an ineluctable given that there is no such thing as truth anyway, so who needs discussion to disprove anything, and anyway if disproven is no longer dogma but back to being truth, which is impossible and thus already enforced, so why all this discussion on this patently already opened thread, which discussion cannot be happening if no one is taking the other side, and if so how come so many Rons taking the other side (or angle or tangent), and if no discussion, it’s all a dogpile of dharma after all.
Recent Comments by Wesley Kime
Dr. Walter Veith and the anti-vaccine arguments of Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche
Informative and stimulating, but proceeding into more confusion. A veteran of Moderna vaccinations, I trust, hope, they are effective, at least until otherwise. The whole business, being part of End Times, is in the hands of God, not humans expert and as degreed as they may be.
Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong
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
Evolution from Space?
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.
The Sabbath and the Covenants (Old vs. New)
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.