Anonymous asked: how can you argue religious organizations are 'self-governing' if they're under vandy's name and taking their money? theoretically can't you just establish a thorough constitution that would allow you to have better control over who 'embodies' a group?
A religious body’s right to self-governance must include the ability to...– Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
If you are an academic, you need to put yourself into places where, as it were,...– D.A. Carson (via commentmagazine)
Where the hand is used to the plow and the spade, the head is seldom elevated to...– John Locke His casual misogyny makes me laugh.
Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until...– Avicenna, 10th Century Persian Philosopher. He was considered tolerant.
You cannot go on ‘explaining away’ forever: you will find that you have...– C.S. Lewis (via notyourgramma)
Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.– G. K. Chesterton
Thoughts on Locke
Reading Locke’s The Reasonableness of Christianity for my class on modern Christian thought. Quite an enjoyable read, and he’s much more orthodox than I had been led to expect by my own admittedly limited interaction with his thought. However, there’s some serious problems with his work as regards genuine, historic Christianity. The biggest problem is his application of...
a road trip over Mardi Gras break with some of my fellow RAs. We’re going to drive 48 hours in a four day break, to the Grand Canyon and back. Either we will all be tremendously close after this, or we will all hate each other. This. Is going to be epic.
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is...– Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via wordsandlyrics)
No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved - in...– Karl Barth (via deadben)
so much reading to do this semester. I can hardly contain my excitement. My schedule is a humanities major’s dream. France from 1770 to the present. History of Modern Christian Thought. Rome of the Caesars. Modern Philosophy. Intermediate French Literature. Reading: Jonathan Edwards. Locke. Kant. Hegel. Schleiermacher. Marx. Hume. Descartes. Leibniz. Hobbes. Augustine. Tacitus....
Homegirl who lives above me:
I’ve seen you. You can’t possibly weigh more than 100 pounds. Why, then, does your walk approximate the tread of a hippo?
< Theological Vent >
One of the things I’ve learned on my road trips between school in Louisiana and home in Colorado is that Texas has three types of radio stations: Country, Christian, and Christian-Country. I’m all for Christian radio, but much of the Christian talk radio in Texas seems to be run by the very incarnations of negative Christian stereotypes. Near Amarillo, I listened to a woman talk for...