Since this blog has been reduced to pointing out links, I think I will make this a regular feature. Don’t count on it, though. Let’s roll!
The former atheist philosopher Antony Flew responds to Richard Dawkins and his book The God Delusion. He writes, “The fault of Dawkins as an academic (which he still was during the period in which he composed this book although he has since announced his intention to retire) was his scandalous and apparently deliberate refusal to present the doctrine which he appears to think he has refuted in its strongest form.”
Sovereign Grace Ministries, the denomination of Josh Harris, has a document outlining their teaching on “courtship” that includes over seventy rules and guidelines to keep in mind while trying to find a mate. Father’s must screen all “applicants” for their daughters (whether the girl is interested in them or not!), and boys must have a career (not just finishing up college) before even considering the possibility of expressing interest. My favorite rule is this incoherent proposition, “If you treat her like a sister before courtship and the young lady will likely be surprised you are interested in courting her.” What? UPDATE: Actually, this one may be better: “Role oriented marriages – the reason why arranged marriages work.”
A Woodstock performance by Joe Cocker gets lampooned by having his terrible enunciation highlighted: