To follow / worship God means to follow / obey God’s laws. Therefore, to know God means to know / understand God’s laws. (A believer who does not act on his beliefs is no believer at all. Therefore to believe in God means both to know God’s laws and to obey them.) Why would we want to … Continue reading What does it mean to follow / worship God? What motivates us to do so?
Rationality just means using logic to arrive at truth. Rather than using emotions / cognitive biases. Logic simply involves correctly interpreting available information. What does it mean to be correct / incorrect? Correct interpretations cannot be disproved by existing information, while incorrect ones can be disproved by simply examining available evidence. And because new information … Continue reading Rationality (a definition of)
In response to this article: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-problem-of-your-choices <quote>First Kings 18:21 describes a crucial moment of decision. It’s the final showdown between the God of Israel and a false god called Baal. Elijah calls God’s people to choose once and for all between the living God who delivered them, and this false god who has captured their … Continue reading Decision theory: if knowledge affords better decisions, perhaps it also effects salvation
Doing what you love, or more precisely, loving what you do, is something few of us get to enjoy nowadays. Because we’re all too busy comparing ourselves to that guy over there who earns more money. We hate on (i.e. despise) the guy who earns less than us—oh, how glad I am that I don’t … Continue reading Happiness: we reap what we sow