Morgendämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer theologirt.
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit id es semper esse puerum.
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
Homo sum humani nihil a me alienum puto.
Semper idem sed non eodem modo.


Verbum domini manet in aeternum. The word of the Lord endures forever.
1 Peter 1:24-25, quoting Isaiah 40:6,8. Motto of the Lutheran Reformation.

Fayth onely justifieth before God. Robert Barnes, DD The Supplication, fourth essay. London: Daye, 1572.

Lord if Thou straightly mark our iniquity, who is able to abide Thy judgement? Wherefore I trust in no work that I ever did, but only in the death of Jesus Christ. I do not doubt, but through Him to inherit the kingdom of heaven. Robert Barnes, DD, before he was burnt alive for "heresy", 30 July 1540.

What is Luther? The doctrine is not mine, nor have I been crucified for anyone. Martin Luther, Dr. theol. (1522)

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01 June 2009

A Survivor To Remember, Titanic Update.

A little over a month ago, this blog posted a couple of times about Millvina Dean, the last living survivor of the Titanic, who was facing a financial crisis about nursing home costs and selling her remaining memorabilia from the sinking to cover it.

Like so many others, her retirement and health care expense problems are over now, but not this side of the grave.

In April 2009, in response to her plight, three Titanic societies, the Belfast, British and International, set up The Millvina Fund to help with her expenses. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the leading stars of the movie Titanic, James Cameron its director, and Celine Dion who sang its hit theme song, each donated $10K, in response to a challenge from Irish author Don Mullan who had sold an edition of special photography of her for the Fund.

At Mullan's suggestion, remaining funds will be donated 80% to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which operates lifeboat and lifeguard stations on the coasts of the British isles with an average of 22 people saved every day, and 20% for care of the graves of the victims of the sinking.

Millvina Dean passed away 0800 on 31 May 2009.

The hull of the Titanic was launched 31 May 1911.


L P said...

The fact that you are able to speak about nothing means nothing is not nothing at all.

At least as a concept it exists and therefore you are able to talk about it.

In the begin was of course not nothing, in the beginning was God so there was no time in the world that there was nothing. You cannot precisely speak of nothing at all because there was never a time when there was nothing (since God has always been).

If ever we could understand nothing it is because God helps us comprehend it in our own terms.


Past Elder said...

No, Lito, nothing is with reference to the Universe, which we know to be Creation, not to its Creator.

Apparently you missed the entire point, along with in which post it was made.

L P said...

In reference to the Universe? Then I agree with you.