Random Rants

June 4, 2017

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Topic Notes

First Rant:
Science and scientist… what makes a person a scientist?
Does doing what you do make you a scientist? or do you need a degree?
Conversely, what makes a theologian? Do you need a degree?

Second Rant:
Dr. Henry Cloud posted this rant on his Facebook page: “People who who find fulfillment in life do not go around setting scores. They do not even keep score. They “run up the score” by doing good to others, even when the others do not deserve it. They give them better than they are given. And as a result, they often bring the other person up to their level instead of being brought down to the level of the other. They are a redemptive force carrying a good infection wherever they go, infusing relationships with healthy; infusing businesses with health; and infusing communities with health. They change things for the better. They give back better than they are given.”

People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions. There is no need to settle a score.

Attitudes are infectious.

Third Rant
Found at http://www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html
“This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.”

The crazy thing is that our world is so detailed and mathematically precise that we must live in a computer simulation.

All the arguments for the existence of God are here being applied to a “computer simulation”

But, if that’s the case, who created the beings that created the simulation?

Fourth Rant
I understand atheists. I understand skeptics.
I don’t understand “Christians” who don’t go to Church.

The Church is an important part in what Jesus taught.

How can you reject the Church, and accept Jesus? Especially when Jesus speaks of the importance of Church.

Paul Washer: “When a young person says that they have converted but only has fellowship with unbelievers, only wants to be with unbelievers, and act as an unbeliever it’s because they are an unbeliever. A true born again person will love the church (believers).”

Fifth Rant
generic god spirituality is not helpful

I don’t speak of a generic ‘god.’
I speak of Jesus.

Sixth Rant
God’s path towards JOY isn’t always easy. But, there are no shortcuts. Don’t pretend that there are.

Bible Contradiction

God is satisfied with His works / is dissatisfied with His works
Genesis 1:31 vs Genesis 6:6-7

Listener Question

So does [bringing every thought captive to Christ] coincide with decision making? If I make a decision that I pray for his involvement in, should I always wait on him for that decision or could we just do it, and ask for his blessing in our decision? – Alex



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