Re: Black Sea Flood

From: Dr. Blake Nelson (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 00:35:49 EDT

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    --- Walter Hicks <> wrote:
    > Hey Jan,
    > Those "foo"s were just dinging George for telling me
    > to say "theology" 3
    > times in a previous post. (I should not have done
    > that. Sorry, George.)
    > The English language is poor in conveying concepts I
    > think. Too bad we
    > cannot communicate in unambiguous Fortran.

    Why is Fortran unambiguous?

    A bus error occurs if the data sets passed during a
    main/subprogram to
    subprogram interface are not of equal size. One
    possible cause of this
    problem is an unequal number of arguments in the
    argument list of a 'call'
    statement and the corresponding subroutine declaration
    as in:

            call foobar(x,y,z) <-- 3 arguments

            subroutine foobar(a,b,c,d) <-- 4 arguments!

    So, are you saying George is FOOBAR? (Sorry, couldn't

    > I have certainly did not say that I was supporting
    > the infallibility of
    > Bible and literal interpretation as such. I really
    > don't look upon it
    > that way at all.
    > There are all kinds of "rules" that people make up
    > about what is
    > necessary to be a Christian. I have a simple one: It
    > is up to Jesus
    > Christ to determine who is "saved" and who is not.
    > We are not to be
    > judges of our brothers at all. I have rules for
    > myself, I don't apply
    > those same rules to others.

    There is wisdom in this. I do not like litmus tests,
    because I generally assume that everything I know
    about God is likely to be wrong to some degree or

    > The street you describe goes two ways. I have seen
    > both. I also have
    > seen people loose their faith because of evolution.
    > It is our fault for
    > allowing the atheists like Dawkins to take the high
    > ground and convince
    > people that: If evolution is true, then there is no
    > God.

    This is why I think it pays to be a minimalist of
    sorts in apologetic and in stating what the tradition
    requires (without undue syncretism if I can help it).
    I am constantly reminded of Christ's parables and by
    the falling away of the Church in Revelation. In some
    ways, I think we have experienced the falling away --
    although I am not a millenarian and find almost
    nothing fruitful in speculating about prophecy, for
    many of the same reasons Luther did not like
    Revelations. I do find the admonishment to the seven
    churches well taken. Alas, he knocks, but we all too
    rarely answer.



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