"The other angle to consider is the debate around determinism and free will.
If you believe in determinism then Thomas isn't really a bad guy; he simply executed what he was destined to execute as per God's plan. If you believe in free…"
"Just because I recognize that RT is propaganda does not mean that I buy into "pro-Western jingoism". It doesn't matter if "America and the West aren't completely innocent". RT is good if I want to see the spin that the…"
"NPR is not a mouthpiece for the US Government. While every government engages in some kind of spin from its communication department, Russia and RT are qualitatively different. RT is propaganda and as such cannot fulfill the task of independent…"
"Everything about the timing and method of firing suggests a deliberate effort to humiliate Comey.
As usual with such white-collar power moves, they only reveal the author of them to be exactly what you say: classless and gutless."
"When Thomas declares, "My Lord and my God," in John 20, he makes the highest Christological confession in the Gospel of John. Throughout the book, Jesus discloses his identity, and little by little -- from Nicodemus to the woman at…"
"An absolutely unbiased news source is not possible, but I don't think the perfect should be the enemy of the good in this case. I think Liam's chart is a pretty good representation of solid news sources.
There is also this notion out…"
"Unfortunately, Trump's comments go far beyond saying that illegal immigration is bad. His comments are irresponsible and demeaning. You write "I mean, they are certainly criminals and they certainly commit crime." But Trump…"
"The Gospel of Thomas is considered an authoritative writing by the Jesus Seminar, but not by many other scholars. It was written at least a generation after the Gospel of John. I admire the Thomas found in John, because the story of the…"
The week before last, the Gospel reading was the well-known story of Thomas called Didymus, who will not believe that Jesus appeared to the other Disciples unless he sees Jesus himself and feels his wounds. As many know, the story is interpreted as a kind of parable on the virtue of faith: the Disciples believe but Thomas demands proof before belief. The story is only found in the Gospel of John.One thing that always struck me when reading or hearing this story is that when Jesus appears to the…See More
"There's been more SCOTUS cases than just Fisher. More than one upholds bans on AA. Several States have banned AA, which has been upheld. And Fisher doesn't even uphold AA so much as it says race may be ONE factor in admissions so long as…"
"Father - the job that never ends, does not get paid money, but has the highest value-of-return
Heavy Machinery Operator - helped my step-dad with backhoes and dozers
Landscaper - helped my dad with his company
Machinist - machined archery…"