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29-10-2013, 11:04 AM
RE: John Calvin
(29-10-2013 09:41 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I don't French.

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29-10-2013, 08:36 PM
RE: John Calvin
One of the points I raised in my book, was how Calvin referred to the creation story as divine "baby talk," and yet some Calvinist denominations (evangelical Protestants) ignore their founding theologians own theology in favour of their own literal interpretations of Genesis. Face-palm.

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29-10-2013, 09:59 PM
RE: John Calvin
It's a tall order to attempt to systematize a collection of books as diverse and nonsensical as the Bible. As a Christian I plowed through Calvin's Institutes, and as far as theology goes it is an impressive work intellectually. Calvinists are usually educated, somewhat dispassionate Christians who are drawn to systematics.

It's why Calvinism is so often a gateway to atheism. Unlike most run of the mill evangelicals, Calvinists at least attempt to apply logic and reason to their beliefs. But the result is an extremely dismal view of humanity where all are deserving of eternal damnation, and God predestines the lucky few who will sit on the walls of the New Jerusalem eating popcorn and watching the fireworks.
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30-10-2013, 05:21 PM (This post was last modified: 30-10-2013 05:25 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: John Calvin
(29-10-2013 09:41 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(28-10-2013 02:38 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Saw this over at coursera and thought of a certain forum member. Big Grin

Calvin - History and receipt of a reform


I don't French.

Its got English subtitles and the quizzes are in both languages silly. Girly no habla Francais either.

I signed up for it and have gone through the first 5 lectures. Dude certainly was an interesting cat with one hell of a philosophical mind and rhetorical aptitude. And he started out as a humanist before he became, you know, his own personal Jesus and whatnot. Tongue

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