Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Van Til MP3's
- I have a high regard for Van Til. One of the most profound things I
recall him saying (in one of his Kant lectures I think,) was that
(and I'm paraphrasing horribly,) "Life can be so serious, sometimes
we just have to laugh." It was something along those lines.
Anyway, that was about as good an insight as the TAG I think.
PS - Is there a Federal Program subsidizing the required Van Til CD
purchase? Would it help if I was a minority group?
- --- In email@example.com, Larry Bump
> Neil Barham wrote:
> > Third, I have a sense of humor. It never occured to me that
> > would actually think my little plug was anything but a joke.False
> > witness, I believe, necessarily involves the will to deceive. Iwould
> > have to be BREATHTAKINGLY STUPID -- or think that YOU wereseriously.
> > breathtakingly stupid -- to think anybody would take this
> >upon the
> > I plead guilty to irony in the first degree, and throw myself
> > mercy of the court.simply
> It's not about humor, it's about honesty. False witness requires
> the purposeful saying of something untrue about someone, no intentneeded.
>Is sarcasm false witness? For example, someone falls to the ground
> The insult was not needed.
or drops something unintentionally, and a person responds "smooth
move" or the equivalent when the fall or drop was not graceful or
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Martin
> Larry,Nevermind my previous question about which law in the USC. Now I
> Did you have difficulty parsing what Neil stated? Was it unclear
> whether there is in fact a Federal law?
> It seems to me that humour is often fictional in nature.
think I got it. I understand his joke to be a hyperbolae, which I
think Christ or Paul or Peter used at times.
- Whit wrote:
> Is sarcasm false witness? For example, someone falls to the groundNo, God uses sarcasm (See Elijah and the priests of Baal).
> or drops something unintentionally, and a person responds "smooth
> move" or the equivalent when the fall or drop was not graceful or
It cannot be sin in se, though sometimes the attitude and message may be.