My Two Cents (04/25)
- The End is NOT Near: Gary Demar takes on John MacArthur’s pre-millenial eschatology (the predominant modern evangelical position), especially the tendency of such theologies to cause Christians to stop being salt and light in culture.
- Teen trapped in wrong body: This story about a young boy who has always thought of himself as a girl is fascinating. When he got to puberty, and his biology wanted reinforce the idea that he was not a girl, he tried to commit suicide. Now, with hormone treatments, he can stave off the onset of yicky hair and a deep voice until he is old enough for a sex change operation (18). I would like to know about his family life, any significant environmental events that may have triggered his GID, and a biochemical analysis to see if there is any biological component to his problem.
- Denial about media violence’s affects: The reports have been in for a while – violent TV and video games do affect us, even if they aren’t the sole or primary reason that people go postal. So why are we in denial? New Scientist tries to answer this question.
- What is an mp3 anyway? Check out this excellent 50 minute audio lecture about the tech behind the mp3 codec, and more. Geek out to your heart’s content.
- VT Massacre and Abortion: Doug presents the classic spiritual principle that sowing violence (abortion) makes other types of violence more prevalent by lowering the barriers to murder in general. He doesn’t present the best argument, so maybe I need to write it ;)
- Knowing Truth: Quodlibet, the online journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, has a good article entitled Philosophical Objections to the Knowability of Truth: Answering Postmodernism.