The Wonder Wander

10/31/2016

Subjective Faith vs Objective Faith

Filed under: Religion,Uncategorized — Tom Malley @ 10:23 pm

I can almost guarantee that anyone reading the title of this post will get the wrong idea about it.

When most people hear the words “subjective” and “objective”, they think of the terms in relation to logic and reason.  That is, something that is subjective is prone to interpretation and judgment, while objective is observably true or false. It’s not where I’m going at all.

I am speaking grammatically.

The simplest sentences in the English language consist of a subject, a verb, and an object. As you know, the subject is the one who does the action. The object is the one who receives the action.

What does this have to do with your faith?  Well, let me ask you if you are going to Heaven. If you say yes, then I will ask you why. The way you answer that question could reveal something about your faith, no matter what you say.

If you say, “Because I believe in Jesus”, that might be a good answer. However, the subject of that sentence is “I”. I say that there is nothing that you can do that will get you into Heaven.  It’s what He does. If you always answer that question by stating what you have done, you should really think about it.

Why am I going to Heaven? Because Jesus died, was buried, and rose again and has forgiven me for my sin. It’s all about Him, not me.

 

 

07/09/2016

Gun Control Following Dallas

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom Malley @ 8:57 pm

Following the police assassinations in Dallas, Texas this week, President Obama made the following statement: “If you care about the safety of police officers, then you can’t set aside the gun issue and pretend that’s irrelevant.”

Ireland for some time has had the most restrictive gun policies of any Western country. That did not stop the IRA from assassinating police officers during the Troubles.

Gun control does not now, never has, and never will prevent those who are committed to violence from committing violence.

See http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/cp/ireland

 

 

04/20/2011

Welcome to The Wonder Wander

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom Malley @ 3:33 pm
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What’s a wonder wander?  That’s the meandering walk people do when they are trying to figure out where they are.  It is a good metaphor for what this blog is about: spurious topics with no real point except to express my viewpoint.

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