--- Walter Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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
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
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
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