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Just now read your excellent article.

Postby Alan Millhone on Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:21 pm

Hello John:

An excellent and thought provoking article:-) I have just now printed off a copy for myself and a friend without internet. Sent two copies via email to a couple of Christian friends of mine. Thanks for sharing on the forum.

Sincerely:
Alan
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Re: Christianity & Reason article

Postby rich beckwith on Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:36 pm

John,

Yes, I agree that it is an interested read. BTW, I served on the Exec for Graduate InterVarsity at Purdue in the 1990s.
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Re: Christianity & Reason article

Postby Patrick Parker on Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:54 pm

a good read

i had a friend who recently told me that she believes
the more education a person recieves that the less likely
they are to believe in religon , have children, etc etc

sometimes people can be very highly educated and be completely clueless
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Re: Christianity & Reason article

Postby rich beckwith on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:06 pm

Patrick,

I think there is some profound truth to what you say, as the far-left seems to have a grip on academia. Too bad that the importance of family is sacrificed.

John,

Yes, I know the name Trever Risinger, although I don't believe we ever met. I was on his mailing list for a bit, but he was already at Illinois then.
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Re: Christianity & Reason article

Postby Pedro Saavedra on Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:49 pm

At the risk of seeming to merely wanting to show the flag (meaning that of my brand of Christianity) I just want to say that evangelical Christianity is not unique in facing the struggle between a current which is anti-intellectual, a current which is intellectual at the service of the faith and a current which is driven by intellectualism to neglect the faith. Catholic Christianity has had parallel currents since before the days of St. Augustine.

And as a former university professor I will say that anti-Catholic sentiment among some academics matches anti-evangelical sentiments except for one detail. I would surmise that there are more lapsed Catholics who continue to identify themselves as Catholic for cultural reasons than former evangelicals, now unbelievers, who continue to identify themselves as evangelical. Thus the anti-Christian academics show their "tolerance" by accepting cultural Christians (whatever their brand of Christianity) but rejecting those whose faith informs their world view.
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Re: Christianity & Reason article

Postby liam stephens on Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:58 pm

Hi Pedro,

Going back to my school days in Ireland, it was an annual event to have a Mission held in the local Church, when a priest from an order like the Cistertians or Franciscans, for example, would visit for a week.

Probably, the best teaching about the Faith, that we ever had,
was from a mission priest who told the following story:
A priest who was a missionary in a far away country had a gun toting assistant,
named Dominic, who would collect the Mass offerings, gun in hand,
to ensure that everyone made a contribution.
During the Mass whenever the priest said "Dominus Vobiscum* ",
Dominic went around collecting the money offerings at gun-point.
Afterwards, the priest asked him why he had made so many
collections during the Mass.
His reply: Well Father,I did so every time you said "Dominic, Frisk ‘em".

* Dominus Vobiscum - "The Lord be with You", from the Latin Mass.
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