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by kaufmannphillips
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Re: Refugee issues

Thank you, Steve, for your time and thoughtfulness in responding. You ask how I arrived at the view that love is a personal duty. My answer was given in my post: love requires voluntary sacrifice, which, by definition, cannot be forced on others. On this point, you wrote: I think groups of people ve...
by kaufmannphillips
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 9
Views: 4707

What is Love?

Hello - I am curious to hear other people's understandings of what love is.

(I do not intend to respond on this topic - I want to listen.)
by kaufmannphillips
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Re: Refugee issues

Hello, Singalphile, What does it even mean for a law to be loving and merciful and generous? That makes little sense to me. (Just how loving is a law is supposed to be?) It makes sense to say that a law is just . Laws should be just. I may be better poised to discuss this if I have a better understa...
by kaufmannphillips
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Re: Refugee issues

Steve - Thank you for taking the time to respond in detail. Your remarks are interesting, because we have profoundly different ways of thinking. While love is every man's responsibility, the Christian belief is that loving to the point of laying down one's life for others is not common, or even poss...
by kaufmannphillips
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Re: Refugee issues

Hello, steve7150 - nice to see you, too There are more and less prudent ways to go about receiving refugees. Of course, we should pay attention to experiences in other nations, and we should attempt to learn from them. But America is not Europe. We have a much larger population and much more territo...
by kaufmannphillips
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Re: Refugee issues

Hello, steve, I do not think of love, mercy, generosity, peacemaking, etc . as exclusively Christian responsibilities, or as exclusively private responsibilities. Our national community has responsibilities to love, to be merciful, to be generous, etc . These responsibilities should be priorities fo...
by kaufmannphillips
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Refugee issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Refugee issues

This afternoon, I caught a portion of the radio broadcast. One discussion touched on the refugee issue. As usual, Steve's remarks were worth hearing and considering. I would like to comment on the issue, perhaps from a different tack. (Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to the entire discussion...
by kaufmannphillips
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Missions & Evangelism
Topic: Don't convince me of the resurrection from the bible
Replies: 10
Views: 7177

Re: Don't convince me of the resurrection from the bible

mattrose wrote: kaufmannphillips wrote: The relative earliness of certain ideas does not guarantee their reliability. I think you missed the point. Toward the end, Steve7150 said... There were multiple aspects of Steve's post that afforded response. I'll retain the privilege of responding to the as...
by kaufmannphillips
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: The Pentateuch
Topic: Extract from Ptolemy's letter to Flora
Replies: 13
Views: 4228

Re: Extract from Ptolemy's letter to Flora

Hi, Doug - Thanks for your response. I have not given a lot of attention to gnostic studies, and will not expend time engaging the merits or liabilities of Smith's thesis. But I will point out that mainstream Judaism came to grips with the disappointments of the revolutionary era - without rejecting...

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