Category Archives: Annotated Quotations

Third-party thought-prompters: quotations, usually with some form of annotation by Pious Eye.

Hoping the Best for C. S. Lewis: Reflections on Robbins

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Image: Foggy Foothpath © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. One seminary I attended, Bethel Seminary San Diego, hosted lectures this week by a C. S. Lewis scholar. … Continue reading

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Justice? Yes. “Social Justice”? No.

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Hayek, Friedrich A. “’Social’ or Distributive Justice.” Chapter 9 in Law, Legislation and Liberty: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice. Chicago: … Continue reading

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To See Scripture’s Plain Meaning Requires A PIOUS Eye

(Last updated on 16 January 2013) Do Christians disagree in their interpretations of Scripture because Scripture is unclear, perhaps because spiritual truths transcend human language and so cannot be perfectly captured in words? Though many today would answer, “yes,” Samuel … Continue reading

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“Stay Hungry” For Better Piety

(Last updated on 16 January 2013) Though his text should carry a warning for much of its content (page 68’s error of calling unborn children “potential life” is especially grievous, and scripturally-suspect psychobabble abounds), John White does, in this late-seventies … Continue reading

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Does This Watch Make Me Look Old?

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) John D. Morris, Ph.D., concludes a discussion of various methods for determining the age of the earth by noting how those methods that indicate young ages seem reasonably expected to be more reliable than … Continue reading

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Change The Bible Doesn’t Believe In

(Last updated on 18 June 2014)

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Looking Inward Is Not The Path To Piety

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Richard Ganz condemns the growing popularity in Christian circles of such self-exploratory therapies as “healing of memories,” which Pious Eye would note (from his own observation and experience) seem very popular in seminary “spiritual … Continue reading

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If It’s Nonsense, It’s (Still) Not Pious

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Ronald H. Nash emphasizes the nature of the Christian God as one who can be known and who communicates verbally with persons he has specially created with an ability to understand such communications. Rationality … Continue reading

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Pious Prior Commitment And Choosing A Fork

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Yesterday’s quote asked if Byzantine-priority or Majority Text theory is “less naturalistic and anthropocentric, and so more pious (and less impious), than the highly naturalistic and anthropocentric methodology of the eclectics.” In today’s quote, … Continue reading

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Forked Path In The Forest of New Testament Manuscripts

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Maurice Robinson contrasts the Byzantine-priority (AKA Majority Text) approach to New Testament Textual Criticism, which he favors (and which in turn favors such versions as the King James, 21st Century King James, and New … Continue reading

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Shrinks A Sign of Shrinking Piety?

(Last updated on 16 January 2013) Martin and Deidre Bobgan assert that the prudent course for the pious is to choose biblical counseling over either secular psychotherapy or the many biblical-secular/pious-impious hybridizations offered as “Christian” psychotherapy. Do you (like Pious … Continue reading

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The Impropriety, If Not Impiety, of Mysticism

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Ayn Rand, atheist philosopher-novelist and widely-known proponent of a godless and (to my eye) Nietzschean version of capitalism, shows in her portrayal of character Peter Keating just what sort of impression frequent appeals to … Continue reading

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If It’s Nonsense, It’s Not Pious

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) W. Gary Crampton rejects the impious nonsense of those who think pious Christian faith includes belief that the logically paradoxical is true.Neither the numerologists, nor the poets, nor those who see acrostic codes in … Continue reading

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