Daily Archives: 2 Jul 2018

Oh Come On Ron Paul, Tell us Another

After he tweeted this really despicable and racist piece of garbage-

Mr Paul blamed an unnamed ‘staffer’.

Yeah…. riiiigggghhhhhhhhhhttttttttttttt…………..


Karl Barth, Antisemite(?)

In the early 1930’s, Barth did virtually nothing for the Jews- and this even after some Jews called on him to act.  He went so far to claim that he would lose his Professorship if he did do anything.  Barth also put the Jews in a negative light on many occasions. … In National Socialist Germany, Barth argued that the ‘Jew question’ did not belong in the pulpit.  (Peterson, op cit).

The Racism of Karl Barth(?)

Even for his time, Barth was propagating disturbing racist ideas.  He taught young people in his confirmation courses that people with African backgrounds, the “Neger” (‘niggers,’ ‘negroes’ or ‘blackamoors’), are ‘little intelligent’ and that they ‘live on a lower level’ and are even ‘inferior to the Europeans’.  –  Peterson (in the aforementioned tome).

Fun Facts From Church History: Karl Barth and the Nazis

One of the fine facts one learns from Peterson’s engaging work is that

… in 1935 Barth moved to Switzerland and became more critical of National Socialism.  Before this, he was not publicly opposed to it.  For over two years in National Socialist Germany, Barth never spoke out against it.

The volume is heavy laden with facts like that and the documentation to prove them.

When the Holy Spirit is Present, There a Believer Truly Is

The Holy Spirit doesn’t take up residence in a person and not leave a mark or make a change from selfish to selfless. The very nature and work of the Spirit is transformation. Where there is no transformation, there is no Spirit of God.

Where there is selfishness, the Spirit is not present.  Where the Spirit is present, there is only selflessness.

Circumcise your Hearts, Care for the Stranger

Deut 10:16 Circumcise, then, the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stubborn any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, 18 who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. 19 You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Here’s Someone to Follow on the Twitter

The Center for Critical Research on Religion.

The Center for Critical Research on Religion publishes the journal Critical Research on Religion and the book series “Studies in Critical Research on Religion.”

The Philip R. Davies Qumran Slide Collection

This is the best thing you’ll see online today.

DQCAAS is extremely grateful to the late Prof. Philip R. Davies for generously making available to us his slide collection of Qumran. These slides were taken in 1970-71 when he was a doctoral student in Jerusalem, working on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Travelling Scholar at the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (now the Kenyon Institute). These slides include a remarkable picture of Fr. Roland de Vaux explaining how the people of Qumran washed their laundry.

Philip Davies, Emeritus Professor at Sheffield University and Chair of the Palestine Exploration Fund, was one of our key supporters.  He is a towering figure in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and author of a book that engages with the archaeology of the site of Qumran and its environs: Qumran (Cities of the Biblical World; Guildford: Lutterworth Press/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982). He was co-founder and director of Sheffield Academic Press and founding editor of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and Professor Emeritus of Sheffield University, were he worked since 1975.

Philip laid out the slides on the Palestine Exploration Fund lightbox on 13 September, 2017, as shown in this image taken by Sandra Jacobs, DQCAAS Network Facilitator and Researcher. At this time no one knew that his illness was so serious. Philip died on 31 May, 2018.

If Your Pastor Calls Himself ‘Apostle’ And His ‘Church’ Has Aerialist Performances, You Need to Find a Real Church to Attend

Because this isn’t a real Church.  This is a show.  It isn’t about worship it’s about entertainment.  It isn’t Christianity, it’s an infomercial for poor theology and worse ecclesiology.

The Charles Sturt University Response to Racist Incident at One of their Campuses

The University has concluded its investigation and issued misconduct penalties under its Student General Misconduct Rule to a number of the students involved in the incident in which racist images were posted on social media from a student party in Wagga Wagga on 14 June.

The University has handed down penalties ranging from exclusion to suspension including a requirement to complete the University’s Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities subject as well as engage with Indigenous and Jewish communities.

These images resulted in global outrage and contact to the University from individuals around the globe. On a local level, it deeply offended our Indigenous and Jewish communities.

Individuals, community groups, fellow students and those involved will all have differing opinions on the penalties. As a University we will not tolerate or condone this behaviour, we will however work with students during their suspension to further educate them on the cultural impact of their actions.

All students involved in the incident have shown remorse for their actions and been offered ongoing counselling and support.

CSU has a strong stance against racism as outlined in our Anti-Racism Policy. I am satisfied that the outcomes of our investigation reflect this view.


Professor Andrew Vann
Charles Sturt University
The Grange Chancellery, Panorama Avenue
Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: +61 2 6338 4209
Email: vc@csu.edu.au
blog: blog.csu.edu.au

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