RE: MD Christianity v. Islam (v. Whatever)

From: Platt Holden (
Date: Wed Aug 31 2005 - 01:59:57 BST

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    > Paul: Quite the opposite. Based on the principle that all truth is
    > provisional, one says to students, "We think that these are the best
    > intellectual patterns our culture has to offer - you be the judge." I'm
    > surprised you think this screws people up as it is surely a key principle
    > behind developing a culture of individual thinkers confident in their own
    > ability to respectfully challenge the static intellectual achievements of
    > their predecessors.

    Surely you jest. The best intellectual pattern our culture has to offer,
    little Leah, is that 2 plus 2 equals 4. But, you be the judge. If you say
    2 plus 2 equals 5, that's perfectly OK. You get a gold star for
    respectfully challenging the static intellectual achievements of your

    You can't be serious. I know it's fun to pick on Christian education, but
    your "provisional" view is quite ridiculous.


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