Re: Again to Moorad
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Fri, 06 Feb 1998 13:25:12 -0500 (EST)
At 09:21 AM 2/6/98 -0500, Jan de Koning wrote:
>At 01:58 PM 05/02/98 -0500, Moorad wrote:
>>At 09:50 AM 2/5/98 -0700, John W Burgeson wrote:
>>>Moorad, you stated:
>>>"Life begins at conception. The notion that the joining of egg and sperm
>>>gives rise to a conscious being is unfathomable. It is a mystery which
>>>be approached with reverence. The terminating of that life is
>>>I believe this is what a simple reading of Scripture implies. Man's pride
>>>a stumbling block to such simple faith."
>>>All the above are opinions, dear friend, some of which I agree with.
>>>You have stated them as claims, but a claim without evidence or argument
>>>is just an opinion.
>>>As opinions, I have no reason to comment upon them further.
>>That is what I gather from reading Scripture. I have made no claims, these
>>are my opinions. Remember that in life we make choices, we do not invent or
>>create anything. These are the choices I have made. You can make your own.
>>Each Christian has to soaked himself/herself in Scripture and act
>>accordingly. That is what I understand as walking in the light of the Truth
>>and growing in the Lord.
>A reply like this is very unhelpfull, and does not further any discussion.
>The least you could have done is give Scripture references, which then
>could be discussed. Now you only say I am right and that is not only not
>helpful, but also very annoying and alienating.
>So reconsider Burgy's letter again, please. If you do not, most of us will
>conclude that Burgy is right and you are wrong (unscriptural?)
>Jan de Koning
One of my favorite chapter in Scripture is John 9. The blind man facing the
inquisition of the Pharisees says: "....Whether He is a sinner, I do not
know; one thing I do know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see." John 9:25.
It is the simplicity of this verse vis a vis the depth of the questions
being asked that always impressed me. I believe that much of the discussions
we Christians undertake are of this type. We refuse to acknowledge and
glorify God and instead attempt to understand all with our feeble minds with
no sense of humility. I suppose you would also be annoyed at Christ when He
spoke in parables.