Note: many of my friends are marines.
Note: many of my friends are marines.
This is from my daily CS Lewis email. Read it to the end. The rumor is true...
What man, in his natural condition, has not got, is Spiritual life—the higher and different sort of life that exists in God. We use the same word life for both: but if you thought that both must therefore be the same sort of thing, that would be like thinking that the ‘greatness’ of space and the ‘greatness’ of God were the same sort of greatness. In reality, the difference between Biological life and Spiritual life is so important that I am going to give them two distinct names. The Biological sort which comes to us through Nature, and which (like everything else in Nature) is always tending to run down and decay so that it can only be kept up by incessant subsidies from Nature in the form of air, water, food, etc., is Bios. The Spiritual life which is in God from all eternity, and which made the whole natural universe, is Zoe. Bios has, to be sure, a certain shadowy or symbolic resemblance to Zoe: but only the sort of resemblance there is between a photo and a place, or a statue and a man. A man who changed from having Bios to having Zoe would have gone through as big a change as a statue which changed from being a carved stone to being a real man.
And that is precisely what Christianity is about. This world is a great sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and there is a rumour going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.
Although it is true that John 5:28 has not yet been fulfilled, yet those who will be raised to life at that time need to already be raised to life in John 5:21-27. Those who are not raised in John 5:21-27 will be raised to condemnation in accordance with John 5:29.
How revelatory. --.-- It's still fascinating though -- that is, the concept of accepting it as norm. Should I just go through with boxes of tissues rather than take antihistamines then?
Medzhitov sounds like someone who has never experienced allergies. I wouldn't want a genetic therapy to get rid of IgE production capability, but at the same time I'd like to stop feeling like I have cold or feel drowsy from medications during pollen seasons.
But understanding the purpose of allergies could lead to dramatic changes in how they’re treated. “One implication of our view is that any attempt to completely block allergic defences would be a bad idea,” he said. Instead, allergists should be learning why a minority of people turn a protective response into a hypersensitive one. “It’s the same as with pain,” said Medzhitov. “No pain at all is deadly; normal pain is good; too much pain is bad.”
For now, however, Medzhitov would just be happy to get people to stop seeing allergies as a disease, despite the misery they cause. “You’re sneezing to protect yourself
I also know that when the firefighters here in Southern California are in the hills battling hundreds of acres of poison oak brush, they might very well need something strong enough to save their lives because the histamine reaction can KILL them. We need something, at least as an option.
It seems like there are two options for this basis: imago simia vs. imago Dei. The former seems to encourage determinism, and if we allow it to follow its logical path the future is a full of human categorizations based on genetics under the guise of individual choice.
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.
We found that there are personality differences that people inherit that have a major impact on motivation. That doesn’t mean we don’t try to encourage and inspire students, but we have to deal with the reality of why they’re different.
We should absolutely encourage students and motivate them in the classroom. But these findings suggest the mechanisms for how we do that may be more complicated than we had previously thought.
I reject the model whereby virtue's root is motivation, as if a positive attitude and a bit of self-discipline would be sufficient to avoid the Cross. It is a modern fallacy of the most pernicious sort. No, if anything thankfulness, gratitude, is at the source of goodness. "For I am the Lord your God who led you out of Egypt..." You could make a great case for humility as well.
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