The Cottage on the Moor is a place where I'll keep a fire going on cold winter nights and a breeze flowing through the windows on steamy summer days. There will be a "cup of warm" waiting for you to stimulate your mind. I'll try to keep it fresh by adding something every now and then. So come often. I hope you find it worth your while.
by Jim Rapp Meanwhile, the messenger who
had gone off to summon Micaiah advised him, "Look,
everything that the other prophets were saying was
unanimously favorable to the king. So
please, cooperate with them and speak favorably." (1Ki
22:13 International Standard Version)
So should the prophet speak according to her lights
or according to the “lights” of those,
who, fearing controversy – to avoid a fight –
silence those who know, and know they know?
Micaiah spent some time on stale bread and water
for sharing with king Ahab his lights.
Though coached in advance – told the words he should utter –
he laid out the hard truth in plain sight.
All should read a book by Marilynne Robinson:
The Death of Adam;
a strong critique
of Darwinian thought, 1 a prophet’s orison,
a prayer that Adam will come awake,
shake off the spell that
Darwinian prophets cast,
a God defying, God denying,
death-dealing doctrine of survival of the best
which rapes the earth and leaves it dying.
With poetic power the prophet loudly cries.
Four hundred hundred, her words defy,
who dance and pipe the “established truth”, Satan’s lie:
“Eat this fruit; it will not make you die.”
______________________ 1Robinson does not deny scientific evolution, nor does she subscribe to a young earth theory. But she sees as pernicious – even fatal to the human race – the social, political, and environmental uses of the doctrine of survival of the fittest.