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1. The growing Annihilationist Movement You are right about that. It's based primarily on standard exegesis, but there is also a good philosophical argument, which I will be presenting at this years Rethinking Hell conference, held on the campus of Fuller Theological in June. See rethinkinghellconference.com 2. Human Value and Killing The argument that eternal torment is more respectful or kind than death is tenuous at best. Torment is cruelty. Death is finite and therefore more likely to be just, since it can be proportionate. The disproportion of eternal torment violates even the biblical notion of justice (eye for an eye), not to mention Jesus' call for mercy and justice to be exercised together. 3. The Precedent of the Flood God certainly destroyed all humankind save Noah's family. Was that denying the dignity of humans? Even more, Jesus said the final judgment will be JUST LIKE the flood of Noah, except this time by fire. And as Ed Fudge points out in the title of his seminal book on the biblical argument for Conditional Immortality (annihilationism), fire consumes - it does not burn without consuming. It will completely burn up the chaff (the unrepentant).
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My boy and girl. I wonder where he learned that face from? Ahem. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Riding over these is how my boy got three flat tires in a week on his bike. I wised up and bought 'puncture resistant tire tubes' which are essentially about 3mm thick. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Sometimes, stuff that grows in the fridge can be amazing. This mold was cool. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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My workplace is surrounded with beautiful trees. Here's one. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Just another day on the farm, waiting for the almonds to mature. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Took this at the almond orchard, just an old flat on the back of a flatbed. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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These flowers look better in the picture than in real life, but they fill the decorative buckets outside of my workplace. Nice mix. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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“When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice.” ~ Stephen Wright Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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They look like a fireworks display! The versions below you can use for your desktop. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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The ground cover is encroaching! Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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“It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard Tomato harvest is underway - in my area, lots of Italian tomatoes, here loaded into the trucks for transport from the field. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Gotta love sunsets in the country. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa I've taken up exercising, and three days a week, I walk the .3 miles to the gym along the Iron Horse Trail. It's a scenic break from corporate life, and it's directly behind my building here in San Ramon. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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This is my Droid. Took a picture to sell on Craigslist. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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Here's what the ditches look like when empty. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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“Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Here's what irrigation looks like here in the central valley. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." ~Nelson Mandela The other day, the highway I usually take to work was backed up due to an accident, so I took the road through the hills (Corral Hollow Road) to go around the traffic. I found this and many other beautiful vistas along the way. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog
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“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Mark Twain The almonds are shedding their casing, revealing the shell and nut inside. Two more weeks and harvest begins here in the valley. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Dan's 365 Photo Blog