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Beware of Wikipedia

February 10, 2008

This first article (link) and this second article (link) about the first article, which were brought to my attention by Jim West, note that Wikipedia – while useful – should not be considered definitive. On certain matters, for example, one can expect to see the editors of Wikipedia conflicted against presenting the truth. In other instances, the force of the mob (hoi polloi) can have similar detrimental effects. One would not turn, for example, to Wikipedia for theological truth.

There is one infallible source of theological truth: the Word of God contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.

Thanks be to God for Providing such truth to us!

-Turretinfan

Holy Water Debate – Audience Questions to be Accepted

January 11, 2008

PhatCatholic has agreed to open the floor to audience questions after the Holy Water Debate conclusions are posted.

There are some restrictions:

1) Question must be 100 words or less;

2) Each side will have 500 words per question to answer;

3) Only a maximum of five questions will be accepted; and

4) If we get more than five, I will select two, and he will select three questions.

Please feel free to submit comments/questions either here or in the comment boxes at the Holy Water debate.

-Turretinfan

An Example from the Religion of Science

September 27, 2007

Apparently, now it is necessary, not only to quote an expert, but to quote an expert who cites more than one study for this proposition:

“Studies have shown people fall asleep,” Docknevich said.
(source)

See, now you MUST believe it – an expert citing an unspecified study – no – studies (plural) have said so.

The point of this post is to illustrate that it has been commonplace in the secular world to think that science as gravitas to virtually anything.

The point above is a fairly extreme example – but it makes the point. If you don’t have “studies,” but instead are asking people to believe what God said about something – don’t expect an immediate positive response. Why? Because to the Greeks, such things are foolishness.

It was the same in Paul’s day, as it is becoming in ours.

May God provide Pauline imitators to illumine the understanding of those who worship the creature rather than the creator,

-Turretinfan


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