I almost never get around to responding to questions on here. You'd probably better use the AIM screenname.
Divers and Sundry Blurbs Concerning My Various Opinions:
I am 39.64497% geek (according to http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html.)
I am an apriorist.
I am a presuppositionalist.
I am supralapsarian.
I am a traducianist.
I am a monergist.
I am, therefore, a Calvinist.
I am not a Dispensationalist; I am a covenant theologian (this is not replacement theology).
I am a Reformed Baptist.
I am an anti-federalist.
Bondage of the Will
Freedom of the Will
Dissertation On the End for Which God Created the World
The Memoirs of Jonathan Edwards
A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections
Gordon Haddon Clark:
Thales to Dewey
The Philosophy of Science
Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism
Three Types of Religious Philosophy
Religion, Reason and Revelation
An Introduction to Christian Philosophy
City of God
On Christian Doctrine
Subjectivity Is Truth
Preparation for a Christian Life
Beyond Good and Evil
Twilight of the Idols
On the Popular Judgment: That may be Right in Theory, but does not Hold Good in the Praxis
John Stewart Mill:
The Communist Manifesto
Dovid Ben Yeshi(mostly):
Shlomo Ben Dovid:
Song of Solomon
Paul of Tarsus:
From Dawn to Decadence
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Heimskringla <-- Most of this is probably true.
This includes anything by J. S. Bach, John Patitucci, Astor Piazzolla, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Hildegard van Bingen (who was, unfortunately, a mystic). Bands like Jamiroquai and Tower of Power are so groovin' that I can almost forgive them for their horrendous lyrics.
I mostly like black gospel music, not that the theology is always good. One thing that really makes nearly all Christian music unpardonable is the irrationalist lyrics.
I have a fairly strong distaste for rock and nearly everything related (gospel is more related to jazz) to it. This is not because I think it is evil; it's because I think it is vapid. I am extremely disappointed in the Christian music of the last fifteen to twenty years. They have little or nothing to offer people who rejoice in fine composition. Furthermore, the lyrics are so trite and doctrinally weak that they fail to redeem the irritating uncreativeness.
This is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDHn3w7ZUbQ
FAMILY & LIFESTYLE
On My Own
Want (more) Children:
Yes - a bunch
Homeschool your children?:
Yes, I plan to homeschool.
PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
Homeschooled + Government
Manufacturing / Distributions
Calvinism, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Pneumatology, TULIP, linux, gratuitous prolixity, music
PS (well, 9 months later...) I have to say your U.S.S.A. cracks me up. I came on here to comment on that alone and then realized I'd been here once before. Yeah, Christian music. You know, I really agree with you for the most part on that, it's just... yeah. Yay for U.S.S.A.
Your profile, sir, intrigues me. I must admit cringing at the hard bashing of Christian music. Not because I vehemently disagree, but because of some relationships my family formed while we lived in Nashville '88-'95 and still maintain. Anyways, I was very impressed at the reading list. What does supralapsarian and traducianist mean?
I am glad to hear that you are enjoying it.
I am doing well. I am working 3 part-time jobs, teaching 4th grade Sunday School (when I have kids there) and getting ready to return for my senior year of college for my bachelor's degree.
Don't worry, it took Christopher a while to get the hang of tying ties, too.
See you Sunday.