J Burgeson wrote:
> >>It can also operate as a kind of theological blackmail, for after someone
> described some intense experience it seems a little churlish to criticize
> him or her for bad theology.>>
> Good point, George. I hope nobody holds back from criticism of my ideas
> because of my recent post. It was not intended that way.
> I would, however, point out that it is one thing to criticise a person and
> another to criticise a person's ideas. My post was generated, at least in
> part, because of off line e-mail messages I received from certain persons I
> consider my brothers (no sisters yet) in Christ which did the first (in
> "love" of course).
> The post was also generated in part because of Terry's post of a few weeks
> ago which indicated it might be a good thing for us to know one another
> better. I thought that was a pretty good idea. On my Compuserve forums we
> have done that several times; it seemed to have cut down on the flaming as a
As I said earlier, it wasn't my intention to criticize your
but only to point out one danger that testimonies are subject to if taken as a
& I have no problem with the idea of folks on the list making known who
they are. & when I explain that I come from an "orthodoxy" rather than a
"pietism" position within the Lutheran tradition you'll perhaps
understand why I
say some of the things I do.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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