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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Out for a run in the morning.
Saddened to see Russia's
Supreme Court's approach to Jehovah's Witnesses (JW). Personally I have serious theological
problems with JWs on so many levels - their frequent Conjectural Emmendation
(ie. willful alteration of the text, by un-named 'translators') in their New Testament eg.
around κύριος (Lord) speaks volumes for their confidence in their understanding of God.
The Trinity undergirds God's very nature as love: Father, Son & Holy Spirit - and is (in
my view) a foundational understanding of Christian theology from which so much beauty and truth
flows. As a footnote Christ-ians
(a label they are fond of presenting)
has a sense of partisans of Christ (His people who are crazy about Him) which
is far from my experience of JWs. The anti-intellectualism expressed in their general avoidance of
higher education concerns me - although I know of notable exceptions; their use of church discipline -
particularly with a mistaken lack of precedence for honoring your parents, and the primacy of loving
your family is also troubling. Anyhow - I routinely invite in, and enjoy respectful conversations
with those JWs who come to my door - despite our differences. When a society is not willing to
tolerate and listen to passionately held, different views, and goes so far as to confiscate property and stop them from meeting and praying - it is in
deep trouble. It seems to me that the defence of liberty is most important at the extremes.
Mail chew. Poked at a performance problem with text import - lots of dynamic_casting
cost from a dynamic_cast with no check for a NULL return; hmm.
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