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O'Darby
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(Mrs. O'Darby and a local Southern Baptist pastor. At least that's what he said.) If you've read my testimony – and if not, what's the matter with you, anyway? – you know I entered a Baptist seminary shortly after graduating from college. Alas, I quickly dropped out for the reasons I explain in...
Ellanjay
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Taiwan Condemns China’s ‘Shameless’ Thanks | China In Focus Taiwan is lashing out at China, calling the regime “shameless” after Beijing accepted global concern on Taiwan’s behalf after a powerful earthquake. Hundreds are still trapped after Taiwan’s most powerful quake in 25 years. We have...
Ellanjay
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Biden Warns Xi to Not Interfere with US Election | China In Focus President Joe Biden tells Chinese leader Xi Jinping to keep his hands out of the 2024 U.S. election. This comes as a Chinese influence campaign floods social media with images that stoke division. Evacuations, collapsed...
Ellanjay
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Pentagon Establishes New Cyber Policy Office | China In Focus The Pentagon is hitting back at Chinese cyber attacks. Power grids, oil pipelines, and water facilities—find out more on how they tie into Beijing’s war preparations for a potential conflict with the United States. In the wake of...
Ellanjay
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Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Breaching Military Base | China In Focus An illegal Chinese immigrant was arrested after breaching a U.S. military base in California. From scuba diving at rocket launch sites to snapping photos of White House communication gear, we share a look at the growing...
O'Darby
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This blog entry was prompted by a thread started by @TonyChanYT at the Christianity Board forum. Tony asked what it means to "fall away." As he noted, to say someone has fallen away assumes he or she was a believer in the first place. This predictably led to a discussion of what it means to be a...
Ellanjay
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NY Times Lacks Coverage of Falun Gong Persecution: Investigative Report Certain Western media outlets are publishing content in line with propaganda from a tyrannical regime: the Chinese Communist Party. At the center of that problem is the New York Times—at least when it comes to a major...
ScottA
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This is Easter weekend, the time Christians now celebrate Jesus going to the cross as an act of self-sacrifice to save the world from sin against God, and his resurrection from the dead, having conquered death. For "three days" Jesus lay dead. He died on Friday, is said to have descended into...
Ellanjay
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Beijing Built Mock-Up of Taiwan Capital: Satellite | China In Focus Has China replicated Taiwan's most critical streets in preparation for a future invasion? A satellite image reveals a training site constructed in a Chinese desert, bearing a striking resemblance to the streets of Taiwan's...
Ellanjay
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Sec. Yellen Warns About China's Cheap Green Energy Exports | China In Focus An avalanche of cheap Chinese products drowning the global market. How are U.S. industries at risk? The majority of American solar consumers are choosing products made-in-China rather than U.S. goods. How should we...
ScottA
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The Francis Scott Key Bridge Crash: The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is named after the former poet of the same name who wrote—the American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He was inspired upon seeing the purposely made extra-large American flag still flying over the fort at...
O'Darby
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This blog entry is another thought exercise, an adjunct to my previous entry "A Possibly Useful Way of Thinking About the Nature of God." https://www.christianityboard.com/blogs/a-possibly-useful-way-of-thinking-about-the-nature-of-god.8134/ Some Christians resist these sorts of thought...
Ellanjay
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FBI Offers Up to $10 Million for Info on Chinese Hackers | China In Focus An up to $10 million award for information that could help the FBI find seven Chinese hackers. They allegedly breached email accounts belonging to millions of Americans. Among the targets: White House officials, 2020...
O'Darby
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I recently discovered that Amazon Prime offers a $7.99 per month subscription to The Great Courses. My life has been transformed! No longer will I be a prisoner to the inanity and insanity of standard TV fare. Good-bye, Colin Cowherd! Adios, FOX News! I used to buy the CD versions of The Great...
Ellanjay
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Houthis Hit Chinese Ship With Missile in the Red Sea | China In Focus The Yemen-based Houthi terrorist group makes its first attack on a Chinese-owned ship—twice, with five missiles. This comes after the Houthis reportedly promised Russia and China safe passage through the Red Sea. Grocery...
O'Darby
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(Central Park) In my extensive reading over six decades, I've been struck by how often intuition is mentioned. The Transcendentalist movement of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau emphasized intuition above all else. Hindu sages like Paramahansa Yogananda have emphasized the important...
ScottA
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It’s not that there’s not enough time, but too much of it. Time was created. Yes, the subject and problem with time is a religious issue. Which is likely to leave many if not most, out of their element—even the religious. One must first understand that everything—including time—exist within...
O'Darby
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I've previously mentioned Christian philosopher (epistemologist) Alvin Plantinga and his influential Reformed Epistemology. Just to refresh your memory, he argues that Christian belief can be epistemologically justified without any evidence at all, solely on the basis of an internal sensus...
Ellanjay
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New York Times Plans Attack on Shen Yun: Investigative Report | China In Focus The New York Times has been preparing a hit piece against Shen Yun Performing Arts, The Epoch Times has learned. New York-based Shen Yun travels the world with a mission: to revive traditional Chinese culture...