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Category: religion

07/05/08 01:01 - 73ºF - ID#44868

Take it on Faith

I was just on IM with someone, and they were asking me why I didn't believe in God or Christianity. This was my bare minimum list of things that I would have to take on faith to be a Christian. For future reference, am I missing anything?

- That God exists.
- That God is still involved in the universe he created.
- That God cares about us.
- That God cares what religion you are in.
- That God is the Christian God, not the Jewish, Islam, Baha'i, Mormonism, etc.
- That all other religions are in grave error. (despite those faiths having equally compelling claims and theology to lay claim to this honor)
- That God interacted directly with humanity in the past, and chose the Jews as his people above all others.
- That God guided the oral history of the Jews.
- That God wrote the Bible, indirectly.
- That God edited the Bible into its present form, indirectly.
- That God prevents textual errors from being introduced during copying, indirectly.
- That God would not allow the Bible to mislead us, but would allow other religious texts to mislead us.
- That sins are against God, instead of against other humans.
- That we have original sin that needs to be redeemed.
- That virgin births can occur.
- That Jesus was born to Mary as the Son of God.
- That Jesus is in fact, God.
- That Jesus could redeem sins through his death and resurrection.
- That Jesus' death is the only way to cause that to happen.
- That Jesus rose from the dead.
- That the story of Jesus was accurately told orally for a hundred years.
- That the hundreds of contradictory written fragments and letters from the time after that don't matter, because:
- The editing process to sort everything out was also guided by God, again, indirectly.
- That the Gospels were then transmitted down with no textual errors in copying or translation thereafter, thanks to God, indirectly.
- That the parts of the Bible and the Gospels that don't make sense don't contradict any of the above.
- That if you choose wrong, despite this inconsistent and inexplicable chain, you are damned to hell.

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Category: video

07/01/08 07:29 - 72ºF - ID#44839

Chainsaw Maid

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07/01/08 11:42 - 69ºF - ID#44836

Sharks With Frickin Laser Beams


by lego:
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Category: movies

06/28/08 10:27 - 71ºF - ID#44813


WALL-E is made of awesome. Go see it!

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Category: meetup

06/27/08 01:03 - 72ºF - ID#44801

Wall-E Saturday 8pm Regal Elmwood


If you are interested in joining James and I tomorrow for Wall-E, we'll be there at 8pm Saturday 6/28 Regal Elmwood in North Buffalo.

It's opening weekend so you might want to buy tickets ahead of time.

See you there! Leave a comment if you're coming so that we can find each other.

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06/27/08 08:55 - 71ºF - ID#44799


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Category: zombies

06/25/08 01:01 - 75ºF - ID#44783

So Proud and Happy

Our very own (e:james) has been promoted to Deputy Campaign Manager for the political campaign he's working for. I won't go into too many details in case I say the wrong thing, but definitely congratulate him on his exciting new opportunity and challenge if you see him.

Here's to you, James!
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06/24/08 06:48 - 68ºF - ID#44773

Spin Spin Spin

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Category: art

06/24/08 02:43 - 70ºF - ID#44767

Ceci n'est pas un t-shirt.



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Category: meta

06/19/08 07:39 - 59ºF - ID#44723

e:strip T-Shirt

Paul and Everyone,

If I organized making t-shirts would anyone be interested?

Either at-cost ($12) or with a markup ($24?) that would go to Paul for ongoing costs.

They could look something like this:


Also, I hope to plan another (e:strip) dinner for July. Stay tuned! Picnic-ish something other other, probably.
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