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Post by August » Wed May 28, 2008 7:40 pm

Just thought I would drop by and say hi to some of the old regulars, and to the new members.

I'm glad to see Kurieou, Bizzt, Canuckster, Gman, Judah and the others still around, and still fighting the good fight by injecting intellectual honesty into sensitive and challenging discussions. And a lot of other things sure has changed too. Last time I visited I saw Kurieou's wedding pics, and now he already has a baby. Congrats K, and may she be a blessing to you and your wife.

To the newer members, there is not a better place on the internet to have well-mannered and decent discussions about a wide variety of Christian matters than right here. Other places tend to end up in a mess of personal insults and tantrums. While you may not agree with all that the other members and mods here say, I believe that most here (except Bgood :ewink: ) have the honest search for the gospel truth as a priority, and they act in good faith to both explain and understand these matters.

May God bless all of you in your quest to understand and grow your faith.
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Post by Canuckster1127 » Wed May 28, 2008 9:03 pm

Good to hear from you August. You are missed!
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Post by Byblos » Thu May 29, 2008 7:39 am

Good to hear from you August. Hope all is well. I try to keep up with your blog whenever I get the chance; great work, especially the ones about Oprah's new religion.

Please stay in touch and God bless.
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Post by bizzt » Thu May 29, 2008 8:33 am

August!!!

It is so great to hear from you! May the Lord be a blessing to you always and keep you close to him! You are dearly missed! Keep up the great work on your Blog!

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Post by August » Thu May 29, 2008 8:08 pm

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. You guys are doing such a good job here, I will reiterate that this remains the best place for a civil discussion about sensitive topics. Since I cut back my time here to concentrate some further study and also discussion with some other groups, I have been called a heretic and worse many times. It seems that honest inquiry is not a virtue well-received when it involves questioning YEC assumptions (which by the way, I questioned both ways, from an OEC and instantaneous creation perspective). But that is a topic for another time.

I hope to drop in more frequently if I may.

BTW, I'm glad to see that there is now a clear guideline on the issue of discussing evolution, good work.
Acts 17:24-25 (NIV)
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. [25] And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else."

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//christianskepticism.blogspot.com

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Post by Gman » Fri May 30, 2008 11:29 pm

August wrote:Thanks for the nice comments, guys. You guys are doing such a good job here, I will reiterate that this remains the best place for a civil discussion about sensitive topics. Since I cut back my time here to concentrate some further study and also discussion with some other groups, I have been called a heretic and worse many times. It seems that honest inquiry is not a virtue well-received when it involves questioning YEC assumptions (which by the way, I questioned both ways, from an OEC and instantaneous creation perspective). But that is a topic for another time.

I hope to drop in more frequently if I may.

BTW, I'm glad to see that there is now a clear guideline on the issue of discussing evolution, good work.
August, glad to see you back as well... We have missed you. :) Please do drop in more, we could use some help. I've been noticing that your website has been getting a lot of hits lately. Keep up the good work....
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Post by B. W. » Sat May 31, 2008 11:06 pm

August - Great to hear from you!
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Post by August » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:49 am

HI Gman, BW.

Nice to see you guys again. It's been a while. Keep up the good work.
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Post by Kurieuo » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:10 am

Just thought I'd say hello also. Good to see you still around. :)

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Post by August » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:55 pm

Hi K, nice to see you. Hope the family is doing well. We just had a baby girl 4 weeks ago.
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//christianskepticism.blogspot.com

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Post by Kurieuo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:37 am

August wrote:Hi K, nice to see you. Hope the family is doing well. We just had a baby girl 4 weeks ago.
Congrats - hope she continues to be healthy. Maybe you can place some photos up too?

I'm entirely wrapped by my baby girl. I was surprised by this new and different kind of joy I am now experiencing in my life. :)

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Post by August » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:54 pm

Here she is, just an hour or so old...

This is our third child, but it remains one of the greatest miracles to witness, and also one of the biggest privileges to see your child born and grow up.

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Acts 17:24-25 (NIV)
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. [25] And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else."

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//christianskepticism.blogspot.com

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