gamnot

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About gamnot

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  1. There has been contention in academic circles as to whether human corruption is a result of genetics or character rooted passions. I side with the character rooted passions notion. The book of Ecclesiastes says that God created man upright, but men have gone in search of schemes. The schemes that men become involved in using such things as money as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, and a store of value can be productive yielding good fruit or malignant yielding bad fruit depending on the character and competence of those who are doing the scheming or who are engaging in projects of one kind or another.
  2. I believe that the two rational functions: thinking and feeling need to be synthesized and work together in order to be on target with what we say.
  3. "God says the Christian, has three natures, and we come to him by three separate paths: when we worship him as transcendental law giver; when we encounter him incarnate; and when the Holy Spirit moves through us in its work of concord. It follows that there are three modes of rebellion against God: the repudiation of law; the assault on the sanctity of the human person; and the desecration of the work of the Spirit." Quoted from the book "Modern Philosophy" by Roger Scruton
  4. No, that was not my intention, maybe I did not make myself clear. I am talking about our culture here and now on the Earth. And to add to what I am saying "It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy -- from lack of character." quote by Dag Hammarskold
  5. I think that a person who shows his integrity would likely be respected by most people; integrity refers to the disinclination of being corrupted in compliance or being masochistic: flattering with the tongue. And on the other side of the coin of being corrupted in assertiveness which is sadism. "The way to life is straight and narrow."
  6. I wrote the following post on face book two days ago and I though that it would relevant to this topic. The Shaking of the Foundations: The conservatives are taking charge of national politics after years of liberal control. This should be no surprise. There is a compensatory mechanism at work. The decline of the religious orientation along with the strengthing of the secular-reductionist orientation has caused an imbalance which is undergoing remedy at this time. Although the form or structure of life has been changing, the dynamics of life has not been changing. Christian fu...ndamentalists have been held in derision, but the secualar-reductions have there own legalistic styles of thinking and their own particular taboos. The secular-reductionists have their own pastoral agents and priesthood under different names; PHD's, psychologists, etc. It has been said that the more things change the more they remain the same. And there is quite an amount of truth in this idea.
  7. When you talk about the different types of evil, I am reminded of the verse in Ecclesiastes; Chapter 7 - "This only have I found; God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of schemes." The keyword is schemes and schemes are often fueled by money as a medium of exchange, a store of value, and a measure of value and for that reason can easily be used for exploitation purposes. But schemes can also be used in different ways to gain dominance as in abuse, rape, etc. without the involvement of money. Schemes fueled by money can be used to promote progress which is good as well as for evil purposes.
  8. As far as getting into the meaning of scripture. I think that using "The Comparative Study Bible" is a good idea. "A Parallel Bible presenting: New International Version - New American Bible - Amplified Bible - King James version."
  9. In the midst of cultural Christianity or Christiandom is Christianity; In the midst of cultural Christians is convictional Christians. It can be difficult at times in distinguishing one from the other.
  10. On another Christian site that I used to spend time on. I argued against the "love wins" movement, but maybe if the phrase is qualified by saying "grounded Love wins" it might be more on target. Love should be grounded in temperance, prudence, justice as fairness, and fortitude. These four are the elements of what C. S. Lewis called the natural law. Ungrounded love becomes corrupted into merely pampering and creates an unreal perspective of reality.
  11. Thank you for the advice and encouragement concerning this project of mine. I have not been on this site in quite a while. I was able to grow some lettuce and onions in vertical bottles that came out well, but I am most proud of the banana peppers that I was able to grow using this method. I am sure that I will do better next year. I am going to use the vertical bottles as well as some container vegetables as well as a raised garden bed.
  12. People are now buying a lot of things on the internet. I use amazon a lot to buy things even groceries and since i can get things mostly postage free, I figure it is the best way to shop for many things. That could be the reason a lot of stores are closing. Amazon is starting to replace stores like wal-mart.
  13. I have found quite a bit of information on this method on the internet including videos.
  14. I am been doing some reading lately about how to grow vegtables and herbs in soda bottles stacked up vertically and i have decided that I am going to try it. I have a four foot high fence in my back yard that I could use to tie the bottles to. Has anyone else done anything like this?