Friday, March 27, 2009

Some good Brain Fodder

The Nightline "Face-Offs"
The "Face-Off" is a recurring series where opposing sides debate hot topics. In 2008, Ron Jeremy and Vivid porn star Monique Alexander debated "porn pastor" Craig Gross and former porn producer Donny Pauling about America's addiction to porn. In 2007, the first "Nightline Face-Off: Does God Exist?" pitted actor and evangelical Kirk Cameron and his partner at the Way of the Master against two self-proclaimed atheists. In this third installment, philosopher Deepak Chopra and Bishop Carlton Pearson will face-off against Pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church and Annie Lobert, founder of the Christian ministry "Hookers for Jesus" about the existence of the Devil.
Editor's Note: You have to watch a LOT of commercials to view the entire video. And you have to manually click from segment to segment...but the discussion on the existence of the devil is very interesting.. Driscoll holds his own and only tries to be funny a few times although it fails... What we see here is a modern revisionist understanding of heaven and hell and a modern Eastern understanding of heaven and hell, both of which draw from each other and are really not pure strains of ideology or theology but a mish mash. Driscoll lays out the Historical/Biblical understanding of Satan and his relationship to God and to us clearly and succinctly. Watch this with your brain on please. It could offend your senses. -C.T.

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