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March31

Last night I posted: Holy Crap!

I was going to call this post “Holy Crap! revisited”. However, I changed my mind once I realized the point I really want to make.

Nontheless, and to be clear, this effort is an update to Holy Crap!.

I am certainly no atheist. But, my point of that post was to “take the mickey” out of John C. I thought my play on words was witty. I am not so sure today. I had an odd vibe about the entire matter. So… I went back to Florien’s Unreasonable Faith to further explore A Believer’s Farewell. I found myself working through the comments. It really is interesting (to me any way) how fond readers, on both sides of the fence, are of John C. He is silly, and a bit of a cantankerous rascal. But, he comes across as a blithe spirit as well. No real rancor at all. He is simply a man of great faith. It is fair to say, oddly Refreshing.

Yet another reminder to keep my mind open, and relish both sides.

Some force is clearly at work on me. I also found myself on Nick Milne’s The Daily Kraken reading Experimenting. There has been a lively exchange within the comments. Go check it out. You won’t regret it. Nick apparently does not like Hip Hop or Rap music (well, not yet anyway). But, he is apparently willing to journey forth – experiment, and, investigate those, and related, forms of music, albeit it in foreign languages, so not to leave any stone unturned.

Good man.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

4 Comments to

“open minds”

  1. Avatar March 31st, 2009 at 8:40 pm matt Says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).


  2. Avatar April 1st, 2009 at 2:15 am John C Says:

    Hello Brian…

    I appreciate the kind words, thank you. My three month experience amongst the community at Unreasonable Faith was a true delight, they are a wonderful group of people whom I grew to love and appreciate more and more.

    You made an interesting, casual statement declaring “some force is clearly at work on me”. Not sure how strongly you intended that but your interest in the forum, my interraction with them, your re-reading, going back over etc may be a telling sign. If so, only you could be aware of this sensation. Notice its an internal/inward mysterious “force” and pull that you sense.

    I would be happy to share more on my story, what you may be experiencing, etc if you care to explore this further. Feel free to email me if you are so inclined.

    For…Christ IN you is the mystery of the ages…Colossians 1:27.

    All the very, very best.

    John C


  3. Avatar April 1st, 2009 at 1:51 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Hello John.

    Thanks for honoring my Blog.

    Call me a Seeker.

    I was a Christian of unreasoned faith. “All hat and not cattle”, if you will. I was very passionate. But, not very learned. I think I should feel it, to have it.

    So, I stepped back and began to evaluate how, and what, I think and feel in terms of faith. I believe in one God. It’s true; and, the conviction runs deep. However, I struggle with the Christ element of the Christian faith. I don’t want to be a hypocrite. God will know the difference – right?

    Admittedly, I enjoy this evaluative process. I am learning whom my friends are, and making new friends all the time. I started reading Florien’s Unreasonable Faith , more because a contrarian view is healthy and interesting if you take a heterodoxal position (and, I do). I also stumbled upon (or, was possibly led to) Nick Milne’s The Daily Kracken http://www.nickmilne.wordpress.com. But, Nick draws us (me any way) to him because he is so interesting and ernest (and educated and striving for more) – and, that means he reflects and represents what I believe I am looking for. This is a central theme (as is Natural Selection, Thomas Jefferson and Family) of my own Blogging efforts.

    So… Stay in touch. I am hoping we all find that common ground.

    Cork


  4. Avatar April 1st, 2009 at 7:13 pm reasoning « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

    […] I found myself on Daniel Florien’s Unreasonable Faith and Nick Milne’s The Daily Kracken adding comments, and then finding myself embroiled in a repartee with several other folks with varying beliefs and theories involving such wide-ranging topics to include Rap music and Christianity. Interestingly (to me any way) that ended-up migrating over to one of my own recent posts open minds. […]


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