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Old 08-23-2001, 10:33 AM   #1
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Post Cool Site -- 2,500 articles on religion, bible, etc.

I realize it is dangerous to recommend sites now, but I am going to take a big risk and recommend this one.
http://www.religion-online.org/

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Old 08-23-2001, 02:04 PM   #2
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This is a great site.

The first two times I tried to access the site, I got 'site not found', but the third time was a charm.

The site appears to be a liberal or "post-liberal" Christian academic site, which is trying to add more non-Christian material. It is hosted by Claremont School of Theology. It was designed by William Fore when he was teaching in India, where students did not have access to books - so he put a lot of material on-line. There is a search engine.

There's a lot there - I will have to read "The Gospel of Christian Atheism" and figure out what "post-liberal" Christianity is all about.
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Old 08-23-2001, 10:43 PM   #3
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Not sure how much this'll help, but I foundthis book reviewon "The Gospel of Christian Atheism." There's actually quite a bit on it at Google.

That search also led to The Neochristianity Index.
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Old 08-24-2001, 02:31 AM   #4
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Sorry Michael, but you don't have to dig far, it seems, in any religionist site to find bullshit. Huston Smith's article
Evolution and Evolutionism has this synopsis:
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What the liberals do not see is that the neo-Darwinist account of how we got here is not much stronger than that of the evolutionists. Neo-Darwinism has unfortunate psychological consequences. Yet it is being taught as “gospel truth.” The lip service being paid to science’s fallibility does little to lessen neo-Darwinism’s impact. The upshot is that the civil liberties of those who disagree with the theory are being compromised.
He also favourably quotes Wickramasingh and the usual improbability rubbish.

Sorry, thumbs down. Not so great a site.
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Old 08-24-2001, 03:08 AM   #5
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Thanks Michael. Some of the haters from the eternal punishment/hell threads could learn a lot about liberal Christianity here.

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Old 08-24-2001, 11:11 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oolon Coluphid:
<STRONG>Sorry Michael, but you don't have to dig far, it seems, in any religionist site to find bullshit. Huston Smith's article
Evolution and Evolutionism has this synopsis:
(snipped by UBB)
He also favourably quotes Wickramasingh and the usual improbability rubbish.

Sorry, thumbs down. Not so great a site.</STRONG>
I think it is clear that the site is a reference site for students to read scholarly material, not necessarily a site for gospel truth. Houston Smith is an important religious scholar, so you should know what he is saying (even if some of it is so obviously flakey.) Smith may have some interesting criticisms of the political uses of Darwinism, which would be more palatable if he didn't try to attack the validity of the underlying science.
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