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  1. I'm gonna try to argue that, at least for me, it doesn't make sense that one is a "self" in hell via separation from God. God is the very grounding of the self in order to make any sense of the self. Thus, there is no negation of the self because self-reference can only occur in relation to the other ie. God. To be separated from God would be to essentially annihilate oneself. In other words, there is no "contentless eternal existence" for any human being who experiences "hell." A person cannot truly be "self-centered" without being "God-centered" because God is the ABSOLUTE CENTER AND GRO
  2. SDG said: Isn't the problem of hell merely a special case of theodicy? The ultimate case, in fact? And du Garbandier said: What I appreciate most about Keller's teaching on Hell is the emphasis on its self-chosen nature. As well as, “Hell is not so much a place where God imprisons man, as a place where man, by misusing his free will, chooses to imprison himself. And even in Hell the wicked are not deprived of the love of God, but by their own choice they experience as suffering what the saints experience as joy. "The love of God will be an intolerable torment for those who have not acqui
  3. Well, essentially I'm assuming that some sort of belief in hell or punishment is what the majority of the church held. According to Ellis the three dominant views were universalism (in some variation or another), ECT (Eternal Conscious and torment/suffering) and everlasting punishment as an effect i.e. extinction or annihilationism. I really don't get into scripturally based arguments because they don't seem to resolve the issue as a whole and one could go back and forth on it forever and a day. It seems that the real dilemmas may fall along more philosophical lines that need solving. That
  4. I don't know if there is a redressing of traditional doctrine. It seems that there has always been a belief in hell but there has not always been consensus on both the nature of hell nor its duration. So I don't see it as redessing but addressing those central issues, and attempting to work out their coherence. Either way, those who disagree over these matters all agree that the Bible does speak of hell and as such cannot be dismissed.
  5. Don't know if this has been covered: The Man Song Also, check out the magazine headlines on that page.
  6. Well...maybe you should read the first 30 comments or so.
  7. I know we've covered this before. But does this make sense? RIAA to halt lawsuits, cozy up to ISPs instead
  8. John Stackhouse and Ralph Winter are teaching a new course at Regent next summer.
  9. This is showing on Canadian TV right now.
  10. Hilarious. To this day, I still place the Bic Ball Point Pen between my thumb and index finger wagging it up and down so as to give the illusion that it is bending while simultaneously going crosseyed just looking at it. Obviously, I'm still intigued.
  11. I wonder if this counts.
  12. Just finished watching this movie. Thought it was interesting how
  13. I've seen Rich Kennedy. That wig is for real. Just looks fake is all.
  14. I hope this isn't as painful for you as it was for me. ::w00t::
  15. Philip Martin attempts a justification of the use of the "r-word" in Tropic Thunder.
  16. BBBCanada

    Mamma Mia!

    Ken Hanke had a pretty amusing review.
  17. Journey at the Center of the Earth
  18. I knew someone, somewhere, would come up with a theological lesson using beer! Yay!
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