Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Some General Rambling Thoughts on Singapore and its Future; Singapore’s Existence as a Nation is a Mistake

I remember when I was in JC1, I was discussing with some friends as to the future of Singapore and I argued that eventually Singapore’s lack of physical resources will … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

What if Roman “Saints” like John XXIII and John Paul II were wrongly Canonised?

The Roman Blogsphere is now debating whether or not canonisations are infallible. The infinite regress of infallible interpreters strikes again… what’s the point of having infallible interpreters when we have … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Vaguely Connected Thoughts on the Hypocrisy of Chinese Criticism of Western Imperialism, the Material and Economic Relevance of Christianity, the “Prosperity Gospel”, Evangelism to the Chinese, and the Mandate of Heaven as a Reason for Conversion

– When one notes that the history of imperial China includes the imperial reign of “foreigner invaders” or “northern barbarians” such as the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty and the Manchurian Qin … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bethel Confession: November Version 

Contents   1 Original Title and Subtitle  2 Preface 3 On the Reformation 4 On Holy Scripture 5 On the Triune God 6 On Creation and Sin 6.1 Faith in the Creator and natural knowledge 6.2 On sin … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Some Unconventional and Disjointed Opinions on Pre-marital Sex, Porn, Moral Luck, Suicide and Shame; Why Pre-Marital Sex is not a Sin

– Unlike most “conservative” Christians, I don’t think pre-marital sex is a sin. The reason is very simple. In the Old Testament, a couple who has copulated before getting married … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Theology of Divorce; On the Proper Distinction between the Guilty and Innocent and the Pauline Privilege

To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mandate of Heaven: The Concept to Sum Up my Civic Philosophy

The Mandate of Heaven is the right to rule claimed by ancient Chinese rulers and supposedly bestowed by heaven (天; Tian). The Mandate of Heaven postulates that heaven would bless … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Contrarian Thoughts on Easter; Restoration Precedes Rejoicing

My brother once noted that contrary to the public expressions of jubilation at the Resurrection event, the Gospel accounts of the resurrection are pretty much subdued. There is more of … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Defence of Pontius Pilate

Nope, not the ousia language, but the part about Christ being “crucified under Pontius Pilate”. He most certainly was not! If anything Pontius Pilate was Christ’s staunchest advocate when even … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Singapore’s No Home

A city is not a country, nor a port a home.Commerce is not construction, nor exchange a trade.No home is Singapore, itself it can’t sustain,its body never settles, afar its … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment