As I mentioned to Bruce Charlton in the comments section of a previous post, once you get His Majesty monologuing, you can’t get him to shut up.
Apparently the little girl is too old for “fairy tales” about God … but not too old to be writing Santa to complain about it.
There’s a metaphor there. And not one, I think, that the American Atheists intended.
Theological refinement is the kind of progress that results in organizational bankruptcy
Doctrine often seems to become accommodated and secularized whenever it is delivered into the control of intellectuals
— Thus Finke and Stark, via Ivan W. at Millenial Star
[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)
The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.
And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.