Friday, January 28, 2005

Are We in The Matrix Already?

I used to think Lincoln was my favorite President, but now I'm not so sure. Is everything we learned wrong?
The Greatest Presidential Reflection Since Lincoln? by Thomas DiLorenzo

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

"James -- A Right Strawy Epistle"

Paul and James are not 'soul-mates'. Paul said we're not made righteous by works, and James said we are. You can't start doing exegetical gymnastics and say stuff like, "Paul was taking an outside view, and James was taking an inside view. They're really saying the same thing." No, they're not.

And the word is not "justified", it's "made righteous". It's the whole ball of wax, from the declaration of the sinner as righteous, to the actual making him righteous by degrees throughout his life, with the process completing when we meet God at death.

So throw James out. Keep it as some inspirational (not Inspired) literature if you want to, but it doesn't belong in the Canon.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A Brilliant Mind

Daily metaphor: Most of the intellectual world is like John Nash, making brilliant connections and recognizing all sorts of patterns, which have no real significance.

"Ask your doctor if Rip-it-off(TM) is right for you."
"The data suggest that our universe is spawning inflationary baby universes."
"The AMA/CDC/BFD has linked saturated fat to an increase in toenail cancer in White Male Accountants over the age of 40 but under the age of 53."

Gotta dig for the relatively simple solution and hold onto it.