Comments for Being Renewed http://www.beingrenewed.com Comentary on the Bible and Everything Else Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:45:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on In The Beginning by Moose Norseman http://www.beingrenewed.com/in-the-beginning/#comment-421 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:45:15 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=283#comment-421 Ah, that makes much more sense.

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Comment on In The Beginning by deLaune http://www.beingrenewed.com/in-the-beginning/#comment-420 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:38:11 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=283#comment-420 It isn’t you. I have you set for automatic approval but, for some reason, it dosen’t work. One of these days I’ll take the time to figure it out.

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Comment on In The Beginning by deLaune http://www.beingrenewed.com/in-the-beginning/#comment-419 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:36:12 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=283#comment-419 Absolutely – God commanded and it came into being.

I was speaking of the “how” from the point of view of theoretical physics. For instance, some people speculate that “the waters” refers to matter in a plasma form. Unprovable and irrelevant.

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Comment on In The Beginning by Moose Norseman http://www.beingrenewed.com/in-the-beginning/#comment-417 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:21:52 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=283#comment-417 Should have known five links would get me stuck in moderation….

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Comment on In The Beginning by Moose Norseman http://www.beingrenewed.com/in-the-beginning/#comment-416 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:06:01 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=283#comment-416 “What was the origin of the cosmos? God created it. How exactly did he do this? The Bible doesn’t tell us.”

Actually, it does, just not in Genesis:

http://biblehub.com/2_peter/3-5.htm
http://biblehub.com/hebrews/11-3.htm
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms+148%3A4-5&version=NRSV
http://biblehub.com/psalms/33-6.htm
http://biblehub.com/psalms/33-9.htm

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Comment on Understanding Parables by Cane Caldo http://www.beingrenewed.com/understanding-parables/#comment-351 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:04:00 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=246#comment-351 Great post.

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Comment on Understanding Parables by Moose Norseman http://www.beingrenewed.com/understanding-parables/#comment-343 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:27:14 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=246#comment-343 Good thoughts. I think it important not to critique a parable for how well it fits a reality that it is not attempting to describe. For example, the parable of the unjust judge should not be used to say that God is unjust, but it also should not be used to say that all judges are unjust.

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Comment on The Billion-Dollar Question: What Attracts Men? by deLaune http://www.beingrenewed.com/the-billion-dollar-question-what-attracts-men/#comment-338 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:33:24 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=76#comment-338 Thanks for your feedback.
I’d argue that GWTDT is a mystery and Black Swan is about Ballet: both are aimed at women.
But I’m neither a gamer (in either sense) nor an expert on films.

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Comment on The Billion-Dollar Question: What Attracts Men? by Thaniell http://www.beingrenewed.com/the-billion-dollar-question-what-attracts-men/#comment-337 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:57:58 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=76#comment-337 I’m not in a gaming mood, so I just toss some points in short (potentially overstating):
– Leia as a character is everything else than a typical passive damsel in distress. Yes, she starts in that role, but then proves equally active then the other characters, even before that, she is the one taking action (being with the rebels, handling the stolen plans, sending them off, etc)
– Leia’s most “important”/remembered visual depiction is that in her slave role, if men like her visually, that’s because of that scene.
– The long hair thing is pretty obvious, as there is rarely any female character with really short hair at all, so that data source is already pretty flawed. That aside, Selene (Underworld), Alice (Resident Evil) , and Trinity (Matrix) have also pretty short hair – and really short also occurs from time to time in pretty well selling movies, e.g. Lisbeth Salander (The girl with the dragon tattoo).

I’d say, if judging from the list above, you can say anything about what men like – or at least what female characters really stick in men’s mind, it are those that can stand on their own, those that really have a “character”. Looks might be nice sugar when watching a movie, but if the role is weak it is hardly remembered beyond that one night. And in general, it’s not about what men like, but what movie makers think most men find somehow attractive

Yes movies show mostly average, healthy or over-trained female bodies, same with the overtrained male heroes, partly because a lot of characters are some sort of action hero, partly because they try to aim for the middle – something that most can find attractive although they would lean into any particular direction (fat, skinny, etc.). Still, Salma Hayek (e.g. From Dusk till Dawn) always brings in her cuves, so does Christina Hendricks and Monica Belluci.
Same goes for tattooes, not everyone has some, but there are some that have, e.g. Fox (Wanted) or Mila Kunis in Black Swan, and of course: The girl with the dragon tattoo, she also brings in several piercings.

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Comment on Who Wrote The Bible? by deLaune http://www.beingrenewed.com/who-wrote-the-bible/#comment-334 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:16:41 +0000 http://www.beingrenewed.com/?p=177#comment-334 Do you have a definition? That might make discussion easier.

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