Archive for Saturday, December 10, 2005

Basic logic

December 10, 2005


To the editor:

A reply to Bruce Springsteen (Journal-World, Dec. 3): While Springsteen and Mirecki think that some deserve a "good, scholarly 'slap' for their deceptions and willful ignorance," I think deception and willful ignorance is theirs; ignorance of the Bible and God, that is.

Scripture speaks of sheep as being followers of the Chief Shepherd, Christ. Sheep go to eternal bliss because they have been delivered from sin and ignorance by Christ. Heaven is not a reward; salvation is a free gift of grace. Eternal life is in knowing God (John 17:3), not ignorance.

Goats receive horrible punishment because of their ignorance of God (Ephesians 4:17-18), suppressing the knowledge of God, and hatred of him. They suffer for sins of being skeptical (questioning the Bible, God's Word), independent (trusting in their own understanding), lusty (using others selfishly), blunt (hateful words) and hard-headed (stubbornly resisting God). This ignorance is willful because it is clear that God created the world, but man hates that because that requires dependency.

Mirecki and Dennis Dailey are "honest goats," Springsteen says, but actually they are the deceptive ones. They hide their ignorance of God under the cloak of humanistic scholarship. A doctorate in naturalistic religion does not guarantee knowledge of truth, especially biblical or spiritual truth. Scholarship or not, ignorance of God is hell. How can it be that man is unintelligently nondesigned and that believing that is intelligence? Don't they require basic logic of professors anymore?

Richard K. Smith,



Richard Heckler 11 years, 7 months ago

The bible is merely a matter of interpretation.

Jamesaust 11 years, 7 months ago

What a surprise it will be in the dark place when such authors realize the blasphemy inherit in trashing God's means of creation.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was VERY GOOD.

Jamesaust 11 years, 7 months ago

Or, a Christian allogorist John Bunyan put it at the end of "The Pilgrim's Progress" (1678) --

"Then they took him [Ignorance] up, and carried him through the air to the door that I saw in the side of the hill, and put him in there. Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven, as well as from the City of Destruction. So I awoke, and behold it was a dream."

yourworstnightmare 11 years, 7 months ago

Ah, logic. Any middle school student knows that logic rests upon the validity of assumptions.

kansasboy 11 years, 7 months ago

Yourworstnightmare, I seemed to remember that if "A" is "B" then "C" must be "A". Wow now my head hurts.

labmonkey 11 years, 7 months ago

"Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell." Cake

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