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Are Neckties Going To Go The Way Of Bowties?

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There are threads for reading elsewhere on the forum. You'll find I've contributed fairly extensively to them in the past. You can check if you're genuinely interested in what I read. Generally speaking, if you want a genuine conversation with someone, I find it's best not to start off by making assumptions and accusations.
I find your own accusations distasteful. Not in the threads for reading, but in the threads for CM.
 

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That's because you were raised evangelical, no? Catholic, Anglican, mainline Lutherans, etc. theology is pretty compatible with historical study. Xns in general (and Jews) should value because of their/our belief that God reveals Godself in history.
That line is fairly amusing and mostly meaningless. I had a longer reply ready in my head but it's pointless to argue religion with strangers. Do not want to derail this thread anymore than we already have.

Much better to argue ties and suits here.
 
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Those are great ones. I'm not sure if I've read Mere Christianity, but it's definitely a classic. I love his Screwtape Letters and the Great Divorce, as well as the Narnia books. Dostoyevski's Brother's Karamazov is probably my favorite. Here's a compilation of the chapters with perhaps the most religious content (theodicy, taking responsibility for all of mankind even creation, infinite love, etc): https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Inquisitor-chapters-Brothers-Karamazov/dp/0872202283

Jerome Miller's In the Throes of Wonder is great, iirc. More philosophy than a novel. Brian Swimme's The Universe is a Green Dragon is fun. A neat comic book that summarizes theology well (our natural infinite desire, the struggle for fulfillment, competition vs cooperation, selfless love, dark times, death and resurrection, service to others) is Trina Paulus's Hope for the Flowers. You might like Gene Yang's graphic novels, like Boxers and Saints. He's got a neat personal story too.
The Great Divorce is amazing.
 

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Those are great ones. I'm not sure if I've read Mere Christianity, but it's definitely a classic. I love his Screwtape Letters and the Great Divorce, as well as the Narnia books. Dostoyevski's Brother's Karamazov is probably my favorite. Here's a compilation of the chapters with perhaps the most religious content (theodicy, taking responsibility for all of mankind even creation, infinite love, etc): https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Inquisitor-chapters-Brothers-Karamazov/dp/0872202283

Jerome Miller's In the Throes of Wonder is great, iirc. More philosophy than a novel. Brian Swimme's The Universe is a Green Dragon is fun. A neat comic book that summarizes theology well (our natural infinite desire, the struggle for fulfillment, competition vs cooperation, selfless love, dark times, death and resurrection, service to others) is Trina Paulus's Hope for the Flowers. You might like Gene Yang's graphic novels, like Boxers and Saints. He's got a neat personal story too.
Have you read Sir Muhammad Iqbal? His understanding of then cutting edge physics was striking and there is an interesting parallel to be drawn with modern simulation theory.
 

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That line is fairly amusing and mostly meaningless. I had a longer reply ready in my head but it's pointless to argue religion with strangers. Do not want to derail this thread anymore than we already have.

Much better to argue ties and suits here.
The historical-critical method is centuries old, and plenty of great historians have been believers (Arnold Toynbee, Christopher Dawson, etc). Bible literalism/fundamentalism is largely incompatible with science and history, but relatively few Christians are literalists/fundamentalists. Particularly if when you consider history, as such literalism/fundamentalism is a fairly recent development. If you want to read some great critical history by believers, I'd recommend Anglican bishop N.T. Wright and his mentor, Ben F. Meyer. It might open up a new world.
Have you read Sir Muhammad Iqbal? His understanding of then cutting edge physics was striking and there is an interesting parallel to be drawn with modern simulation theory.
I did as an undergrad, but it's been a while.
 

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^If anyone could pull that off, it's this guy:
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