Fundamental Astuteness

The Essence of Astuteness: Non-Partisan Intellectual Honesty

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Notes and references: 1 Jay Leno (appeared briefly on this clip by 20/20 on education in America; about at 5:05)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4pN-aiofw 2 Street Interview on the official religion of Israel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE&feature=related 

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Written by Astuteness

January 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm

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  1. I hope my sagacity is as astute as yours. You have many good points concerning society. I won’t challenge the obvious logic but I will challenge one point in your “A Christian” statements.
    “A Christian who believes that Christianity is logical and reasonable.” Yes there are those who believe the Christianity is logical and reasonable. At the same time people also think Muhammad was reasonable and logical equally or more than Christianity. They also believe post-modern thinking to be like Christianity. My friends at the Buddhist temple think it’s so logical, they add it to their belief system! So what am I trying to say? Just one point; the wrong christianity is logical and reasonable, the wrong christianity is palatable and acceptable. Look at the mega-churches, the Promise Keepers circus, their christianity is L&R.
    If the sinner takes offense to the gospel of Christianity and the message of the cross (Christianity) foolishness to those who are perishing, true Christianity is not logical and not reasonable. It’s not logical to want to become slave of any kind even Christ.
    The wrong gospel, logical and reasonable, the true gospel, illogical and unreasonable.
    Unless you are born again, then of course it’s reversed. That’s what you are David.

    Ron

    February 11, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  2. Extremely astute; I will continue to study those things. I will make one clarification:

    I think what I was getting at was not that all other systems of belief were not logical (although I think most of them are) but rather to speak my thoughts about those who believe that Christianity is not logical. It was that notion that I had in mind.

    I think I might write a post of clarification, for you do bring up some good points and critiques. Till then, I’ll see you later.

    astuteness

    February 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  3. In society and church combined, I agree. I have read many books about religions of the world, and almost every one has numbers stating that about 1/3 of the world’s population are Christian. Because we have no firm standpoint on “what” exactly a “Christian” is, most anyone can declare that they are “Christian” yet still adhere to non-biblical values such as gay marriage or abortion.

    Now I understand that there has been many differences on the individual’s salvation, but who is a Christian? Is a person who is a Satanist yet believes in God a “Christian”, or is a Christ-professing, individually saved person a “Christian”?

    America was founded on basic fundamentals such as Christianity, and until we have a standpoint by which to determine who qualifies as a Christian, it might continue to be so.

    TJ

    February 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm

  4. Thanks for starting this site. We need more Christians who are astute religiously, philosophically, politically, ect. Thank you for being so!

    Alan

    February 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm

  5. Edit by Moderator: Comments that link to sites with content that lacks propriety will be edited.

    bibomedia

    February 27, 2008 at 2:43 am

  6. I agree with much of this–especially the bit about lack of astuteness in the Christian Church. (I’m Anglican/Catholic, so I have nothing to do with those mega “bible churches.”) In the book of Acts, Jesus said that there would be corruption in the church (among the leaders), but that the church itself would remain infallible (the gates of hell would not prevail against her)…

    Tina

    April 8, 2008 at 8:00 pm

  7. I love your site! 🙂

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    Michael Tim

    February 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm


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