Thursday, December 31, 2015

Errata and Clarifications 1

Hola people,

So, this is technically post 25, and I wanted to go back and review some of my old stuff and look and see what needs clarified, or things that I've changed on or got wrong before.

Let's hit it:

Post: Faith vs trust and morals vs ethics...

I stand by by definitions, but my examples could have used some more thought.  Specifically, my what would be a moral vs an ethical decision.  This description bothered me since I wrote it.  Here is a better example.  Masturbation (either for or against) would more often be a moral decision.  It is something that (usually) only involves one person and not actions within a group.  If you were on a deserted island, you would have no ethical decisions as there would not be anyone to interact with.  You might still have moral decisions, but they would only become that when reflected by others.  You could, for example, masturbate everyday at noon under a certain tree.  No one could care, and it wouldn't affect anyone else either.  But this behavior could ONLY be a moral issue, not an ethical one because it only involves a persons personal behavior.

Post: Smartphones for early 2014

Mostly OK on this one, except no saphire screens on the iPhones, and they did come out with the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5 inch screen.  Otherwise, not too far off on the other stuff.

Post: Presuppositional apologetics nuclear bomb.

A.k.a pragmatism.

Post: The Historicity of Steve of Columbus.

OK, wrong "Paul".  It was another Saul in the OT that spoke with the donkey.  Paul just had a visitation with Jesus after a night of drinking with some newly met strangers on the road to Damascus that no one else saw.

I think that was it.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

A couple of thigs today.

Happy day everyone,

It's been a little while, but I want to talk about, well, as you may have guessed, a couple of things today.  The first one is about this blog post on by Robyn Blumner titled "Why Are the Secular Openly Disdained".

 Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews


P.S.  This one has been lingering as an unfinished post.  I'm throwing it up just to clear it out of drafts and because my next post it going to be a clarfications/eratta post and I think 25 is a good interval to review at for this blog.

I've got more to talk about, but I want to do the errata post before I move on.