@Professor Kent: “Salvation SCIENCE?” Hmmmm…..seems an after-market thingamajig (“science”) …

Comment on The Reptile King by Oink.

@Professor Kent: “Salvation SCIENCE?” Hmmmm…..seems an after-market thingamajig (“science”) got snucked in, like you find a Lada Gaga coupon in your Walmart sack along with the cat litter you bought. So how’s “salvation science” different from plain old tent-meeting baptismal “Salvation”? About like “Christian Science” is different from “Christian”?

By the way – as our bonus Gaga coupon for you — how’s “hermeneutical criticism” different from regular hermeneutics, already plenty whimsically and casuistically (ergo, er, scientifically) handy?

But seriously, I’m worried: do we really want to climb into another can of worms? Goodness! the trouble we’ve already had with creation SCIENCE!

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The Reptile King
Professor: “I invite anyone to point out to me any post written by me that you think is inconsistent with my stated beliefs.”

Inconsistencies? As the poetess would put it, Let me count the ways. No, let IBM’s supercomputer count them. It just crashed! Took the free world’s power grid with it!


The Reptile King
@Phillip Brantley: To everyone’s regret, … Educate Truth together with the theistic evolutionists have embraced the hermeneutic of criticism — PB, July 16, 10:00 PM

That’s bad, to analytically criticize?

But isn’t hermeneutics nothing if not criticism? Higher-historical-haute-grammatical-phrenological-philosophical-parochial-medieval/pop-empiric-imperial criticism? The kind that is so exquisitely critical and historical and grammatical that it decides whether, or what part of, the Bible is myth or allegory or otherwise dismissible, or how seriously taken, that kind?

And suddenly EducaTruth and theistic evolution are…bedfellows?

And ergo hermeneutic kinetics uber alles?

Next question.


The Reptile King
@Professor Kent: Exciting! Ex-cit-TING! You say lot of exciting things but this is – hello! – glorious, inspiring of rhapsody impossible to restrain. The Full Professor donating sundry organs and body parts! No greater love… No need for routine serological evidence prior to tissue bank acceptance; by faith alone your liver does not never harbor hepatitis C, nor any mentionable viscera, HIV. And all this, of course, for charity. EduTruth has already got sufficient of your spleen (thanks anyway). LSU gets the pineal; creationcare.org must get the windpipe.


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