Un foarte interesant articol despre evaluarea onestă a trecutului şi înaintaşilor AICI.
Something deeply disturbing recently appeared at EthicsDaily.com, the Web site for the Baptist Center for Ethics. Tony Cartledge, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Campbell University Divinity School and former editor of the Biblical Recorder, recently contributed an article that makes the astounding claim that both Lottie Moon and Crawford H. Toy should be considered “Baptist heroes.”The article is breathtaking in its argument — that a man who abandoned the Christian faith was “no less devoted to Christ” than Southern Baptists’ most famous missionary.
We should grieve the example of Crawford Howell Toy and learn from it, even as we are inspired by the courageous and Gospel-centered witness of Lottie Moon. The story of Crawford Howell Toy contains a cautionary message for every Christian teacher, seminary, church, and denomination. The elevation of Crawford Toy to the status of a hero alongside one of Christianity’s most famous Gospel missionaries is both tragic and scandalous. Heresy is not heroic.
Ce înseamnă a fi persoană? Pot fi consideraţi delfinii persoane? Persoane non-umane. Iată o încercare de evaluare din partea lui Al Mohler.
These claims of distinct personalities, „a strong sense of self,” and the ability to contemplate the future may well be valid. Measuring relative intelligence is hard enough among human beings, however, much less among various species. Nevertheless, no one should doubt the fact that dolphins and whales seem far more intelligent than dairy cattle. But is it reasonable to define them as persons?
Personhood and personality are not the same thing. Even house pets and farm animals have personality. This is part of their charm, after all. But much of what we consider personality is fueled by our own reflex to anthropomorphize – to read human states of mind and intelligence back onto our animals.
Mary Daly a murit la vîrsta de 81 de ani. Radicalismul teologiei sale a generat spre ultimele consecinţe „respingerea creştinismului şi concepţiilor teiste despre Dumnezeu?” Ce îl face pe Mohler să spună asta?
According to The New York Times, Mary Daly died of „declining health,” not „gynocide.” Her intellectual work lives on among the radical feminists, but her influence extends far beyond those who would identify themselves as „post-Christian.” Many of today’s liberal denominations and seminaries have absorbed and accepted her basic critique of Christianity, but lack her boldness and intellectual honesty.
In one of her later books, Daly said, „There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. . . . Let them be assured that this assessment is correct, probably beyond their wildest imagination.” The story of Mary Daly is, by any Christian measure, a tragedy. And, we must add, a tragedy with lessons we dare not miss.
Sîntem făcuţi pentru a gîndi religios. Dacă respingem religiile tradiţionale, trebuie să inventăm o religie nouă. Putem paria pe Avatarism ca un nou cult? Dacă nu, pînă atunci avem ecologia. Argumentele? Aici.
Cam tîrziu, dar pentru cititorii care nu cunosc limba engleză, iată şi o postare Al Mohler în limba română.