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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Hmm, that's a surprise. To be honest, I thought he was long gone already. He was ancient.

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-- Dave aka Alvy

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Great obit. Yes he was old, but he packed an awful lot of accomplishment in all epochs of his life. A six volume work begin in his late sixties, that's evergreen. This guy was a real hero of the faith.

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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On another forum, our fundamentalist friend the Rev, whom I debated on film that time, responded to the news of Henry's passing with this:

Carl Henry did more to further the doctrine of Calvinism than any other modern theologian.

(He says that bitterly, btw, as a staunch Arminian.)

How much truth is there in that? His Calvinism would never have even occurred to me as a significant part of his output (if indeed he was strictly Calvinist).

Drop by The Grace Pages, a rest-stop for fellow pilgrims.

-- Dave aka Alvy

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It's all about your POV. I'm a bit Arminian myself, but not like him. The Rev is offended by one iota of anything that veers from his own views. OTOH, I wrote a paper in a church history class defending Arminius against Pelagianism just to get the prof to stop using the term in that context (this is a common Reformed/"Calvinist" oversimplification that stems from the theological "wars" of the third and fourth generation of the Reformation. I'm tempted to say that guys like The Rev use "Calvinist" more as an epithet than a proper term of identification). I don't think Henry was one of those, he was too learned. Besides, The Rev is one guy who would have fit in perfectly in the fundie church pre Uneasy Conscience.... :twisted:

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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I have a few books by Henry. There is much that is positive that we can attribute to him. However, I am inclined to disagree with him more often these days.

Brandon

"God is so great and merciful that he does not require that we name him precisely. God is even willing to be anonymous for a time. Remember how God led the Three Wise Men from the East to Christ? The Wise Men did not know the God of Israel or Jesus. They worshipped the stars. So God used a star to lure them."--The Twelve Steps for Christians

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I have a few books by Henry. There is much that is positive that we can attribute to him. However, I am inclined to disagree with him more often these days.

How so? Speak up man! We're among friends. :wink:

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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