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Aanlyn kommentaar – die balk en die splinter

Snaaks dat ek hierdie 2 dinge so reg na mekaar gelees het. Kuberlarrie skryf hoe onbeskaafde, oningeligte kommentaar op die Internet hom pla. En dat dit vir hom lyk of Christene die grootste sondaars is. Ek dink toe hoe die mees onbeskaafde, oningeligte, leuenagtige kommentaar wat ek op die Internet sien- insluitende my blog – van ateïste kom. Net daarna web-surf ek hierdie strokiesprent raak. Die strokiesprent oordryf so ‘n bietjie die gedrag wat Aaklige Atties* soms op die Internet (en elders!) uithaal.

Net daarna rapporteer Vrye Denker ook oor die vlak van kennis en beskaafdheid waarmee minstens een ateïs argumenteer:

I recently had an email exchange with … George Claassen. I asked him why he wasn’t invited to debate William Lane Craig, who had just arived for a week-long conference at that point. He said EXACTLY the same thing as dawkins: “We don’t debate theists because we don’t want to make it seem like we take them serious”. It didn’t stop him from trying to suck me into a debate however. Hypocrisy? I don’t for one second believe that I am ready to hold my own against a PhD-wielding lunatic (yet, anyway), but it does prove what is a generally held belief among us Christians: they are scared. they know that their position will not hold up to serious scrutiny. They are racking up a huge body-count by shooting civilians, if I may use an analogy…

Another thing that amused me was that the last I heard from him was right after I sent him a PDF copy of The Irrational Atheist.

Nee, gelowiges is nie onskuldig hieraan nie, en moet die balke/ splinters in ons eie oë uithaal. As ons ons balke (splinters) raaksien, beteken dit egter nie dat andersdenkendes maar net oor ons s’n kan praat en hulle eie balke kan miskyk nie.

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*Aaklige Attie … hus

Hoe glo kinders?

 

‘n Tyd gelede het ek ‘n blog-inskrywing gemaak oor wat dit beteken om soos ‘n kind te glo.

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Udo Karsten bespreek die saak hier.

“Alhoewel kinderlike geloof in so ‘n verhoudingskon­teks geensins af­hank­lik is van besondere intelligen­sie of kennis nie, het dit niks te doen met naïwiteit nie. … Dis mense met die swakheid en roemloosheid van kinders wat God se genade (Jesus se verlossings­werk) ontvang. Hierdie ont­vangs en algehele onvermoë om iets te doen om God se guns te ver­dien, is ‘n weerspieëling van kinderlike geloof. “

Anthony Horvath bespreek die saak hier. Hy sê o.a.:

“Anyone who has kids knows that they ask a lot of questions and they are increasingly more sophisticated… I often wonder if people who think ‘faith like a little child’ is ‘childish’ spend much time around children. I know that my experience is not merely anecodotal…

I can also testify to the fact that the difference in the age groups doesn’t have anything to do with sophistication of the questions but rather the attitude in which the questions are asked.”

Om soos ‘n kind te glo, beteken geensins “glo sonder bevraagtekening” nie. Ook nie “glo sonder bewyse of rede” nie. Dis om te vertrou, sonder om te verdien wat jy van God af kry.