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Wanting to be right, but . . .

fransalley

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For the life of me, and I'm sure I've said this before, I want to do the right thing.  I don't want to say yes where God has said no, and I don't want to say no where God has said yes.  But I keep feeling like I have to have some sort of degree in Biblical Studies in order to figure out what the Bible "really" says.  I can't just open it, read it, and do it.  

A friend suggested that I study the gospel of Mark and get to know Jesus.  How is that supposed to answer the question of whether or not women can preach?

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    • Irishy

      Posted

      20 minutes ago, lumpentheologie said:

      This is a great example of bias against the social sciences among conservatives.  Most educated people wouldn't say that climate scientists or evolutionary scientists all exist in an echo chamber and you're just not convinced of the validity of their work. But when a sociologist tries to explain how race and class function in our society suddenly research, field work, and peer review are all just an echo chamber divorced from the real world instead of actual, hard-earned expertise. 

       

      I think because the theories, (and the facts!) threaten people’s comfort levels. Suddenly we are all Marxist nutters. 

      This has been extremely civil unlike discourse you’d see on social media for example, but the cognitive dissonance is clearly present. 

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    • lumpentheologie

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      29 minutes ago, Jinder Roles said:

      Also it’s baffling that anybody could accuse you of existing in an eco chamber or not doing thorough research.

      This is a great example of bias against the social sciences among conservatives.  Most educated people wouldn't say that climate scientists or evolutionary scientists all exist in an echo chamber and you're just not convinced of the validity of their work. But when a sociologist tries to explain how race and class function in our society suddenly research, field work, and peer review are all just an echo chamber divorced from the real world instead of actual, hard-earned expertise. 

       

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    • hoipolloi

      Posted (edited)

      1 hour ago, SolomonFundy said:

      If she's pregnant, it's kind of odd that she isn't "celebrating life" by posting a pic like the one Stephen put up, or a family shot where the pregnancy gets center stage as she has in previous years.

      Yes, when a new baby is one the way, she usually likes to make an announcement of some kind.

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    • Jinder Roles

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      @Cleopatra7 I wish I could like your response 100x over. Privilege can really blind people to how violent some policies/ideologies/systems can disenfranchised groups.

      Also it’s baffling that anybody could accuse you of existing in an eco chamber or not doing thorough research.

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    • AmazonGrace

      Posted

      All the romance in HP felt like an afterthought to me, I didn't see any of it coming and for all that magic they were surrounded with I  never thought there was any convincing sexual or romantic chemistry between, well, any of them. 

       Maybe it's because they started out as kids and I never caught up with them growing up



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