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August 19, 2010


Maureen E. Doallas

Wonderful post; thank you.

I'm reading Parting the Waters now as result of Glynn Young's recommendation. It's terrific.

Jeanne Damoff

Thank you, Maureen. I'm honored you're reading our story, and I'd love to hear your thoughts when you've finished it.

deb @ talk at the table


I return to catch up with your wit and wisdom and beautiful writing, after decompressing a bit from getting some kids moved out and into their University lives,
and wow.

Firstly, I send love for you and your friends in this situation.

And I read the prior posts you linked to , but not the article in the HP as yet.
As someone who wishes they had a literary background I added this C.S. Lewis book to the top of my very very long list. Sigh.
Thank you so much for sharing your life in a way that always changes mine.
I have so so much to learn and understand , but I have always wondered about the question of judgement and tolerance and compassion and how we can "help" even while not offending or taking sides etc or being self-righteous ...
Much to think about. I know that I hide behind a comforting take no sides life because of course I wouldn't want to throw the first stone and all that. And because I don't know what I know.
Or maybe I do. :)

( and I'm still behind in all things blog ... catching up slowly. love to you always.)

Jeanne Damoff

Thank you so much, Deb. I appreciate all your kind words and affirmation. I have much to learn and understand, too, and I don't think it will be ever be easy to know how to offer the truth in love without offending or at the very least appearing self-righteous. There are no easy answers. I, too, would much rather say nothing and keep the peace, hoping my love shines through and Christ wins hearts without ever confronting anyone. The only thing I know for sure is that God is good and His commandments are not burdensome. I wish that were as easy to share as it seems like it should be.

As for the HP article, it's a very poorly written pro-atheistic bit of propaganda that "the boy who would never walk" recently shared as being "worth reading." It starts from the flawed supposition that, if there is a God, naturalistic science would have found evidence of Him by now. And it only gets worse from there. I was embarrassed for him that he would even post it. I included the link because it's a real-time example of his (and apparently many people's) current "terms" for proof of God's existence. Of course, scripture is clear that the heavens and the earth declare God's glory, but I suppose it's hard to see Him if you've placed blinders over your eyes and stopped your ears. Besides, it's obvious that finding evidence of God isn't their true goal anyway. It doesn't take a critical reading of the absurd arguments in the HP piece to realize that no terms will be good enough.

So, yeah. Read it if you want a prime example of 2 Corinthians 4:3,4: "[3] And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. [4] In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." Otherwise, I wouldn't waste my time.

As you can see, this gets me a bit riled up. :)

Love you, too. Thanks for your comments and encouragement, as always.

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