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Frege’s Sinn und Bedeutung: first third

Posted by T on June 07, 2008
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This essay by Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) was published in 1892 in the journal Continue reading…

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The Mores of Fanship: Reflections on the Series

Posted by T on October 28, 2006
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As everyone that cares already knows, the St. Louis Cardinals took the 2006 World Series, four games to one.

It was a good series to watch. Only the first game came close Continue reading…

“Bush Playing American Christians For Suckers”

Posted by 2 on October 13, 2006
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This quote is from Keith Olbermann on the October 12 broadcast of MSNBC’s Countdown. In a report that featured excerpts from the soon to be released book, Tempting Faith, by the former number-two man in Bush’s office of “faith-based initiatives,” David Kuo, Olbermann reveals what should have been obvious Continue reading…

Essay. Eastern Orthodoxy, part 3

Posted by 2 on September 18, 2006
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When encountering adherents to Eastern Orthodoxy, the issue of authority is pivotal.  Orthodoxy and Rome agree, at least formally, with Protestants on at least this much: God is the final authority and only he is in a position reveal himself to mankind.  Thus if we are to know anything about him –– or, indeed, anything about ourselves and the world around us –– he must reveal himself to us.  The doctrine of divine revelation necessarily plays a central role in all Christian traditions. But where is this revelation to be found?  The Protestant answer is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith:

“Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation.  Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church; and afterwards for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which makes the Holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God’’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.” Continue reading…