Saturday, September 11, 2010

Link, and quizzy thing from Caraboska and LK.

I have a hard copy of this pamphlet. I wanted to know what you ladies thought of it, as you are all so bright and knowledgable. I learn something new almost every time we get into a religious discussion. Anyway... Read it here:

Now, on to Caraboska and LK's survey-quizzy-thingy. : )

Books I've read recently...

1. The Holy Koran (ISBN: 978-0-976187-00-4)- currently reading

2. Pride and Prejudice - currently reading

3. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith - currently reading

4. Seeking the Treasures of the Qur'an

5. Jesus, Interrupted by Bart Ehrman - currently reading

Songs or albums I listen to all the time...

1. All of Josh Groban's work.

2. Darren Hayes "This Delicate Thing We've Made"

3. Scissor Sisters "Night Work"

4. Tinted Windows "Tinted Windows"

5. Hanson "Underneath"

6. Lady GaGa "The Fame Monster"

I love...

1. God

2. Family

3. Friends

4. My kittens

5. Books

6. Good food

Things I've learned this year...

1. That good friends are priceless and hard to find.

2. Life is so full of surprises.

3. That religion is hard and confusing, but God is easy.

4. To appreciate my family, especially my mother.

5. Not to take quiet time at home with my kittens for granted.

New recipes I want to try and make...

1. None. I don't cook! The drive-thru at Taco Bell is my best friend. ; P

Favorite online hangouts...

1. Blogs

2. E-mail

3. Facebook

4. Amazon

Projects I need to work on...

1. Reading the books I've brought with me and culling out the ones I won't read again. Everything else will have to wait until I get out (again), get an apartment, and get my stuff out of storage. : )

Tasked out to: whoever wants to do it!


  1. Bismillah. I think it is most productive to approach that pamphlet by noticing what it does not mention. It does not mention:

    1) the sin problem,

    2) the Biblical teaching that the wages of sin is death,

    3) the fact that this law must be fulfilled in order for God's justice to be fulfilled,

    4) the sacrificial system in the Old Testament as a picture of the solution to this problem,

    5) the fact that God and God alone is the Savior, and we can do nothing to save ourselves,

    6) the fact that if we try in any way to contribute materially to our own salvation, by doing good deeds for example, we are placing ourselves and those deeds in a position which is to be occupied only by God,

    7) the fact that the only way we can break the bondage between sin and death is to have death without sin,

    8) the fact that only God is perfect enough to offer the necessary sacrifice, so that in order to fulfill His justice, it is necessary for Him to personally take on a form that will enable Him to make that sacrifice,

    9) the fact that while He walked this earth, He was called Jesus, and preached the message: repent, for the kingdom of God is near,

    10) the fact that God, being infinite, is more than able to come to earth in human form without thereby ceasing to exist outside of time and space (i.e. in heaven),

    11) the fact that the unity of the Godhead was maintained through Jesus' prayers to 'our Father in heaven',

    12) the fact that He had life in Himself, authority to lay His life down and authority to take it up again, so that no one killed him,

    13) the fact that He actually died on the Cross and rose again,

    14) the fact that His resurrection shows that His sacrifice was accepted, that He is Who the Bible teaches He is, and that the world will eventually be judged by Him,

    15) that aside from the question of which God we are ultimately worshiping, the real question that needs to be answered is: Who is Jesus and what was His mission?

    16) that since Christianity teaches that Jesus was not created, that He has always existed and is God Who took on human form for a particular purpose, there is no ascribing of partners to God,

    17) that the Bible does not in any way teach that Mary was anything more than a human being, a sinner just like the rest of us who happened to miraculously give birth to a baby without male aid, by the power of the Holy Spirit,

    18) that the Bible does not teach that God slept with Mary, only that He by His sovereign hand caused Mary to become pregnant, so that if a Christian says Jesus is God's son, it means this and no more, so that there is no blasphemy in it at all,

    19) that the only way the Qur'an and the Bible can both be true is if we interpret the Qur'an in a very non-traditional manner, and in a Biblical context, and that seen in that light, the Qur'an contains basically the entire truth about Jesus,

    20) that the Qur'an argues against Christianity in a very strange way: it paints a false picture of Christianity's teaching and then argues against that; it is almost as if the Qur'an contains that truth but at the same time does everything it can to turn people away from that truth,

    21) that in the end, because we cannot and must not even try to contribute materially to our salvation, and the only solution is for God to do it for us, making the sacrifice necessary to make it happen, considering that Jesus is God is in fact the only way to uphold true monotheism.

  2. i love the vampire diairies! read it in middle school, lol!