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by Kane Augustus
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: The meaning and purpose of the names of YHWH
Replies: 14
Views: 11844

Re: The meaning and purpose of the names of YHWH

Fair enough. I hope you change your mind some day. The likeness of Jesus is that of Adam. God said "be" and he was. Peace, -sgttomas This doesn't really cut against the grain of Christian testimony. 1 Cor. 15:45 and Romans 5:12 refers to Jesus as the second Adam. Irenaeus, one of the most famous of...
by Kane Augustus
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: The meaning and purpose of the names of YHWH
Replies: 14
Views: 11844

Re: The meaning and purpose of the names of YHWH

Jesus is the incarnation of the second person of the Trinity. I was a good Lutheran for a time, so I'll chime in with the phrase we repeated time and again in our study of Luther's catechism. "What does this mean?" Also, my argument is that the Trinity belief augments the God-notion with accidental...
by Kane Augustus
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

I don't mean to offend you man. I don't think any less of you regardless of what I think of Rand. I do admit I have read much of her. I will read those sources. Thanks. I'm not offended. Not at all. But thank you for your concern. I've just been making a lot of changes in my personal life, and one ...
by Kane Augustus
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

Tell me why we should consider her as a serious philosopher? The notion of making selfishness into virtue is contradictory to the concept of ethics. It's wrong on the face of it. I will not tell you or anyone else what to think. Consider Rand how you will. I can suggest to you, however, that if you...
by Kane Augustus
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

I have an article by rand supporting egoism back home as well as a rebuttal. I guess I will read that after I finish John Rawls or at the same time it isn't that long. Tell me, how is it a hybrid between util and deontology? Also, isn't it true that Rand despised Immanuel Kant for some reason? Rand...
by Kane Augustus
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

Metacrock, You know I respect you and a majority of your views. I enjoy learning from you. However, your last response was a large ad hominem and really doesn't help develop, let alone advance, the conversation. You were disappointed by some Objectivists. Fine. You didn't agree with Rand. Fine. But ...
by Kane Augustus
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

I enjoy the ethics of Objectivism. It's a fair mix of utilitarianism and deontology. Does it go under the title "rational egoism." I have personally never considered them, but then my professors have such a low opinion of Ayn Rand that I was discouraged from really studying her ethics. Personally I...
by Kane Augustus
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Miracles (for Meta)
Replies: 35
Views: 11325

Re: Miracles (for Meta)

If I can interject, I have to wonder about the phrase "violation of natural law." It seems to me that if something occurs, whether highly improbable or not, that thing that occured is part of what is deemed "natural." I don't see any reason to believe that an overlapping reality pushes past the mini...
by Kane Augustus
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.
Replies: 25
Views: 7980

Re: hybridizing ethics and possible conclusions.

I enjoy the ethics of Objectivism. It's a fair mix of utilitarianism and deontology.
by Kane Augustus
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: How can we know what God would do?
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

Re: How can we know what God would do?

Yea but I'm guessing (no offense) while you thought you were being consistent given your background, history, personality, ect you weren't necessarily consistent in the sense that any other Christian would have to put it together the way you did. Someone with another perspective might have had anot...