Monthly Archives: March 2012

The “Gift” of Singleness?

Singles in the church dread it, but eventually pastors will bring up the “gift of singleness” when doing a sermon on marriage.  However, what I would like pastors to do is to define what they mean by “gift of singleness”. … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Believe that “Ought” implies “Can”?

Libertarians typically say that “ought ” implies “can.”  In other words, if we have an obligation to do something, then it must be the case that we can actually do it.  We cannot have an obligation to do something that … Continue reading

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Man as Material and Immaterial?

I’ve been learning a bit more about Christians who take the physicalist view of humans.  In other words, they do not believe that humans are made of material and immaterial substances.  When it comes to the Bible’s teachings on this … Continue reading

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More First Order Logic!

We’re getting into quantification now.  Here’s an example: Take this English sentence: “Every small cube is to the left of a And it looks like this in FOL: ∀x ((Small(x) ∧ Cube(x)) → LeftOf(x, a)) Or: “Some small cubes to … Continue reading

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Avatar: The Legend of Korra. Episode 1.

I saw the first episode of The Legend of Korra airing on Nickelodeon on April 14 at 11:00 AM.  Here are my thoughts so far. 1) The animation is great.  Better than the first series. 2) I like how they’re … Continue reading

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Possible Story Inconsistency in Avatar: The Last Airbender?

In episode 2.19, The Guru, Guru Pathik tells Aang that in order to control the avatar state at will, he needs to let go of all earthly attachments.  Aang was hesitant, since that meant he’d have to give up his … Continue reading

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Is Human Value Intrinsic or Extrinsic?

I typically hear Christian speakers and apologists say that we, as humans, have intrinsic value.  I’m not completely sure how to define this word, but what comes to mind is that people are ends in themselves, not just means to … Continue reading

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