Date of publication: 2017-09-05 17:33
A chronological pattern of organization arranges information according to a progression of time, either forward or backward. When a topic is best understood in terms of different segments of time, a chronological format works well. For example, topics of an historical nature are best organized using this pattern.
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This book has shown clearly that the third and fourth arguments deny the repeated statements in The Last Temptation (both novel and film) that Jesus was a sinner, who learned to sin less as he learned to struggle more in his reach for divinity.
Last week, that conceptual gap was on prominent display, as the media, consumed with their preposterous Russian fantasies, were fixated on former FBI director James Comey's maudlin testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Comey is an effete charlatan who should have been fired within 98 hours of either Hillary or Trump taking office.) Meanwhile, Trump was going about his business. The following morning, he made remarks at the Department of Transportation about "regulatory relief," excerpts of which I happened to hear on my car radio that afternoon. His words about iron, aluminum, and steel seemed to cut like a knife through the airwaves. I later found the entire text on the White House website. Some key passages:
We don't accept contradictions anywhere else in life, why should we in the important areas of God, truth, and salvation? When we take a test, we don't want the grader to mark right answers wrong. When we drive we don't want traffic citations for obeying traffic laws. When we work we want our employer to be truthful and pay us for our work. More importantly, if we communicate with anyone, we must already assume enough consistency and truthfulness in the world to assume that communication is possible. A world of co-dependency, irrationality, and contradiction is a world of chaos.
Within me are the dark immemorial forces of the Evil One, human and pre-human within me too are the luminous forces, human and pre- human, of God--and my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met..
L ast week Bryan Curtis, the editor-at-large of the The Ringer , Bill Simmons’s interesting new sports and pop-culture website, wrote a much-discussed piece called “ Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession — Here’s How It Happened.” It was refreshingly self-aware in the way the best writing from inside a liberal bubble can be. Here was a man of the Left dropping any pretense of objectivity and declaring, “Today, sports writing is basically a liberal profession, practiced by liberals who enforce an unapologetically liberal code.”
Fifth, we abdicated our authority in the news media during this century, surrendering journalism to liberal relativists whose biases against Christianity and absolute ethics now characterize our newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.
The Granite Mountain hotshots leave the boulder face in the black a few minutes after four o'clock. Marsh is part of a brief three-way discussion on the radio about whether back-burning from a bulldozer line is still an option (it's not), and he adds that his crew is going to move. "I want to pass on that we're going to make our way to our escape route," he tells the superintendent for the Blue Ridge hotshots.
As in the book, the movies Mary, Jesus' mother, is convinced that her son is crazy. She vacillates between pity and revulsion toward her only son. She questions him about his fits, saying, "You're sure it's God? You're sure it's not the devil?" The movie's Jesus is just as unsure, answering, "I'm not sure, I'm not sure of anything."
The movie deliberately emphasizes that Jesus is a sinner, growing into a Messiah. Before he is cleansed in the monastery, he talks with a monk, repeating almost exactly the lines from the novel.
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It is out of this cultural climate of Man-becoming- God, the struggle as justification, and relativism as morality that the iconoclast of The Last Temptation of Christ arose. At the beginning of this book we stated that The Last Temptation is not an anomaly, but a symptom of disease in our society and our Christianity. With the perspective provided by the last six chapters, you can see the truth of that statement. No one should have been surprised by The Last Temptation or the false promises and untrustworthiness of Martin Scorsese and Universal Pictures.
God is not the savior. Jesus Christ is not the savior. There has been no act of will in rebellion to an infinite God of absolute truth which has plunged humanity into sin. There can be no act of reconciliation by the sinless Son of God. When The Last Temptation talks about Jesus as savior, it only means that he has fulfilled his own small part in the grand struggle of God to survive and grow. This is what Martin Scorsese meant when he said, "as we struggle is how he struggles, as we doubt so he has doubts, as we are tempted, so he is tempted."
Two days before the inferno, on the evening of Friday June 78, lighting struck Yarnell Hill. The incident was typical for Arizona's monsoon season (June—September) and ignited an uneventful fire that only smoldered at first, covering less than a half-mile in twenty-four hours. But when winds picked up the next day, things changed and the hotshots were called to the scene.