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by tinythinker
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Website for the "Christian Left"
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Website for the "Christian Left"

A lot of it is a disconnect between what people think a policy represents and it's actual impact. I recall some analysis that Americans tend to favor the results of policies enacted by countries like Sweden in terms of our social welfare, yet we vote and have rhetoric that is miles from that kind of...
by tinythinker
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Website for the "Christian Left"
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Website for the "Christian Left"

A lot of it is a disconnect between what people think a policy represents and it's actual impact. I recall some analysis that Americans tend to favor the results of policies enacted by countries like Sweden in terms of our social welfare, yet we vote and have rhetoric that is miles from that kind of...
by tinythinker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

Met, for what it's worth the use of the concept of idolatry as gone far beyond my original intention. Being inadequate and misleading, viz a viz language/symbolism, does not itself constitute idolatry. It's just inconvenient. Using it as a substitute for a direct experience of God (however that is i...
by tinythinker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

You are correct that anything we say about the divine is less accurate than saying nothing at all. However, again, filtered through your assumptions and sensibilities, I don't see a reflection of what I am trying to convey. The idea that making an observation and having an opinion, let alone giving ...
by tinythinker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

Thanks for the link. I can't see the full text of others when typing my reply, but here is something for others to jump into. You mentioned your father and suggested that I let him be the Christian, suggesting that there is a fixed and very narrow range of intellectually/conceptually defined interpr...
by tinythinker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

----argumentative. I am happy to see you here again and that Islam has been so beneficial for you. I am sure others here will continue and expand the discussion.
by tinythinker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

I am not sure why you are concerned with how people will react to your reply. No one else has commented and I haven't passed any moral judgements on you. You are correct that ego is useful and that our language, especially as it pertains to the divine, is limited. I previously agrees beliefs and pra...
by tinythinker
Tue May 31, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

Sorry, here is the whole thing...

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense.
by tinythinker
Tue May 31, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is left? (something to ponder)
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: What is left? (something to ponder)

My reply will be relatively brief because I am very busy and typing it out on the virtual keyboard of my Nook Color with spotty hotel wifi connection... I am not a Muslim, so that isn't a concern for me. As I wrote to Fleetmouse, I do not reject the contingent, I simply don't confuse a limited view ...
by tinythinker
Sat May 28, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Relax
Topic: Joke for Metacrock
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Joke for Metacrock

Knock, knock.