Paul's Passing Thoughts

Yes, In Fact, I Do Have a Righteousness of My Own

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 2, 2019

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  1. Republicanmother said, on January 3, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” is Jesus saying His lines in the big narrative story.

    But wait, doesn’t the Bible day that there was no guile found in Him, and that God cannot lie. The historical redemptive Jesus is a false Christ from this little example alone.

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  2. Argo said, on January 4, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Also, I find it hard to believe that he who recieves a gift can have NO innate virtue which might motivate the gift-giver to give it. But your average Christian will collapse from the vapors if you suggest that maybe God wants to give people gifts because they ARE actually valuable, innately.

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 5, 2019 at 8:57 AM

      Church has made love a function of how it can benefit the source of the love (the one doing the loving) rather than the object of love. Of course this is consistent with church orthodoxy which depicts God as a selfish, narcissistic monster who somehow receives glory for damning people to eternal torment. It is a God who sees no value in man whatsoever other than what man can do for God. Isn’t it interesting how this attitude is reflective in the way most christians exhibit “love” towards others?! In other words, their “love” is motivated by how it benefits themselves and has nothing to do with the value of others by virtue of their mere existence.

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  3. Republicanmother said, on January 4, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    I saw this graphic on Growth vs. Fixed mindset and I thought of our deterministic friends:

    https://i2.wp.com/www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/taschen_informationgraphics10.jpg?zoom=2&w=680&ssl=1

    Growth mindset is big in my 3rd graders classroom and having a “fixed” mindset has become a pejorative in my house. Church needs nothing but fixed mindset, there’s no way it can’t the way it is structured.

    We have value from being humans made in His image. I don’t get why that’s complicated.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM

      Good chart.

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    • lydia00 said, on January 8, 2019 at 7:28 AM

      I love that chart! It fits with what George Gilder is out there promoting. Who would think the big tech platform guys like Google, now have a fixed mindset? Gilder proves it. He also makes the point, using different wording about our minds, the individual that brings in the creativity (providential image) and innovation as limitless. And we are always surprised by creativity. It’s not about machines but humans. His claim is that socialism HAS to plan and try to predict our future. There is no creativity. Just control. His talks on the cryptocosm give me hope. He thinks it’s about the individual not the collective.

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