Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Some meandering thoughts

Are angels made in the image of God?
The Bible doesn't say they aren't, but I always assumed they weren't.

Is a blog a para-church organization?

"A" may be true because of "B", "C" or "D" or all of these. What is the fallacy of logic when, based on that, one says: If "A" then "B" is necessarily true.

Why would a parent gossip about another parent's child?

Mutts are really the best kind of dog. A dog that doesn't bark is a true a gift from God.

How dramatic are mood swings for those who live in Alalska? (SAD - seasonal affective disorder )

Why is Ted Kennedy allowed to be a Senator of the United States Congress?

Snow is so white.

Internet communication is so limited, it is missing a big part of the humanity of the people involved in it.

When you apologize for something, wouldn't that preclude you from brining it up years later and blaming it on the person you apologized to?

Why can't I make light red without arriving at pink?

I am so glad that summer comes around every year.

20 Comments:

  • What was your question? :)

    By Blogger Jim, at 1/02/2008 10:30 AM  

  • Wow, that is a lot of thoughts.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 1/02/2008 11:21 AM  

  • Happy New Year Rose! (And John and family)

    Some meandering thought?
    A Rambling Rose, more like? :-)

    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at 1/02/2008 11:54 AM  

  • Hi Rose, I haven't been around the blogsphere too much lately, but I thought I would stop by to wish you and your family a happy 2008!

    As for this post of yours...I am still scratching my head, lol. :)

    By Blogger Redeemed, at 1/02/2008 4:17 PM  

  • Hi Sis.

    I'll bet by now you're trying to see how all these things relate to one another too.

    It's a curse, isn't it? ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 1/02/2008 7:40 PM  

  • I don't know about Alaska, but here in New Hampshire S.A.D. mood swings are DRA.MA.TIC!

    This is precisely why snow is so white, I think. :)

    By Blogger Missy, at 1/03/2008 2:41 PM  

  • No one took up any of these questions! I can't believe it. Surely someone has some information or opinion as to why Ted Kennedy is allowed a position of authority in this great nation.

    ...or how to get light red.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/04/2008 7:39 AM  

  • Jim,
    Are you a logic buff?
    What is that fallacy called? Maybe I need to re-explain it.

    Here is my "given."
    If A, then B, C OR D.

    Here comes the fallacy:
    A, therefore B.

    What is that called?

    Maybe BOBBY GROW can help me out on that?

    Anyone?

    Jim,
    thanks for visiting. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/04/2008 7:41 AM  

  • DF,
    none so profound as the ones you come up with. hehe ;~)

    Goodnight,
    Thanks for that!
    I missed your comments over the last weeks. I hope you enjoyed the holidays with your family and that you had a very blessed Christmas time.
    "Rambling Rose"? Maybe. I wouldn't know for sure, but I might be afraid that had some bad connotation or something. It seems like I have heard that before and the rambling didn't mean a lot of talking, but a lot of roaming. I could be wrong though. Either way, I was a-rambling in this post, not roaming. :~)
    Happy New Year!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/04/2008 7:44 AM  

  • Sarah,
    So nice to see you! Thanks for the wel wishes. God bless you and your family. :~)

    KC,
    Yeah. There must be some common thread. ;~)

    Missy,
    What insight! Yes. That must be why it is so white - to replace some of the brightness of the sun that we miss.

    If it weren't obvious, I have no use for winter. As soon as the holidays are over, I am ready for April. It is a shame that I live in NW Ohio. I belong in South Carolina or somewhere like that. Maybe Hawaii.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/04/2008 7:47 AM  

  • "Are angels made in the image of God?
    The Bible doesn't say they aren't, but I always assumed they weren't."

    The question is, if they are not, what is it that we have that they do not?

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 1/04/2008 11:25 AM  

  • [When you apologize for something, wouldn't that preclude you from brining it up years later and blaming it on the person you apologized to?]

    Hello Rose and Happy New Year!
    OK, I'll bite on one of your questions.

    Yes I think the offense should not ever come up again if the sin has been dealt with already. But since the person who asked forgiveness is now blaming the wronged person years later for the sin, it shows that the "apology" was not genuine and the person did not take responsibility for his sin and so never truly repented.

    We should probably do away with the term apologize and instead use the term in the Bible, repenting or asking for forgiveness. That way the guilty person is admitting he has wronged another and is seeking their forgiveness.

    When a person repents and you forgive them, you are making a promise to them.

    1. Not to hold the offense against them anymore or bring it up to them.

    2. Not to bring it up to others.

    3. Not to bring it up to yourself.
    That is how we become bitter when we dwell too much on wrongs suffered by us.

    But it sounds like the person has become bitter and has never repented for his sin against the other person. If that is the case, you would have to prayerfully go through the steps listed in Matthew 18 to try to show him his sin and his need for true repentance.
    ---------------------
    Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
    -----------------

    Jay Adams wrote a good book on forgiveness using Biblical principles.

    Hope that helps.
    ~Susan

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 1/04/2008 9:43 PM  

  • Rose,

    I forgot to say what a lovely painting of the rose! You are a very gifted artist.

    I'm married to an artist. If you go to the link to our DoG forum, I use one of his paintings as my avatar. Did you do your painting using a computer program or did you do it on canvas and then scan a photo of it?

    ~Susan

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 1/05/2008 12:55 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    The fallacy of logic is called in some circles affirming the consequent. A common fallacy, it shows up many ways. I remember D.A. Carson giving some examples in which various theologians make that error in his book Exegetical Fallacies. One was John Sanders, but also interestingly, another was Zane Hodges (example shown on p. 100 of D.A. Carson's book).

    va~susan -- your analysis on apology and forgiveness is outstanding -- and cut me to the quick in a good way. It brought to mind that I sometimes tease people about a past action I have forgiven. You analysis shows that my teasing shows I have not truly forgiven those whom I tease. I need to repent of that and seek the forgiveness of those I have wronged that way.

    By Blogger Earl, at 1/05/2008 10:02 PM  

  • Rose, I was merely being facetious. I think you have some good questions...I just wasn't sure you were looking for cognitive rational answers.

    As for Teddy, perhaps his family's influence kept him in politics. One thing for sure, his criminal behaviour has definitely excluded him from the White house.

    God bless,
    Jim

    By Blogger Jim, at 1/05/2008 11:37 PM  

  • [va~susan -- your analysis on apology and forgiveness is outstanding -- and cut me to the quick in a good way.]

    So glad it was helpful, Earl!

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 1/06/2008 10:36 PM  

  • Matthew,
    Do you have an answer to that question? What do we have that they do not?

    Susan,
    Thank you for those thoughts. I agree. "I'm sorry" should be "Will you forgive me?" I have thought that for some time. Very good thoughts you share in your comment. Thank you.

    BTW - I did not do that painting. NO. I wish I were that talented. That is a painting by Vladimir Kush. I went to one of his galleries when I was in Laguna Beach, CA. He is very interesting. I really like his art. I will check out your avatar. Is your husband a fine artist? Does he paint?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/07/2008 9:45 AM  

  • Jim,
    Being facetious is welcome! I enjoy it. I really do thank you for your visits. :~)
    Criminal behaviour - yes. Seems that would preclude one from being a lawmaker too, but who am I?

    Earl,
    Thank you so much! I do like to know the names of these things so I can say "That is the ____ fallacy." It would make me feel so smart to do that. :~)

    Affirming the consequent. Very good. I think John has that book of Carson's. I will look at that page just out of curiosity.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 1/07/2008 9:48 AM  

  • [I will check out your avatar. Is your husband a fine artist? Does he paint?]
    Rose,
    Yes, he paints with oil on canvas. He's a portrait artist, but does other paintings between portrait jobs for a gallery.

    [Very good thoughts you share in your comment. Thank you.]
    You're very welcome, Rose. This was in a sermon I heard not long ago so it was still fresh in my mind. I'm glad it was helpful to you.

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 1/07/2008 4:38 PM  

  • In the absence of an answer, it seems reasonable to suppose that angels are made in the image of God.

    But if somebody wants to give me an answer, then Ill change my mind about that.

    God Bless

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 1/08/2008 12:57 PM  

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