July 26, 2007

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Tagged! 8 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Me

I've been tagged by The God Fearin' Fiddler. I've seen these things go around before, but I've never actually been tagged myself, so I suppose I'd better play along. Here are the rules:

The rules are simple�Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

So here are my 8 facts. I've connected each of the 8 facts to a blogger who I am tagging (because I'm trying to connect them, not all of these facts are that weird or obscure):

  1. I have had for about ten years now the following somewhat compulsive habit: I go to used book stores and purchase every multi-author science-fiction anthology published before 1960. I also buy and read plenty of other science-fiction books, but I do that less compulsively. Jeremy Pierce (Parableman) is also a science-fiction fan (though I'm not aware of him or anyone else sharing my particular compulsion).
  2. My family lives in Palouse, Washington, about 65 miles south of Spokane where, I understand, Wayne Leman (Better Bibles Blog) is now located.
  3. Although I'm a vocal political proponent of gun rights, I've never owned a firearm, and the only handgun I've ever fired was a .22 revolver (I have used rifles and shotguns somewhat larger than that). If you want to know about guns, you should talk to Jeff the Baptist.
  4. When Jeff the Baptist got married, John the Methodist (Locusts and Honey) held a bad advice competition for him. I harbor the secret hope that he will do the same for me and perhaps, even, that someone will produce a worse piece of advice than Tony! (Ok, so it's not a secret hope any more. By the way, our date is August 2, 2008.)
  5. I've only ever been to four countries in my life, and that's counting my two layovers in Frankfurt airport as a trip to Germany! (The other three counries are the US, Canada, and Greece.) Chris Tilling (Chrisendom), on the other hand, not only lives in Germany but even has a .de domain!
  6. Despite having spent a great deal of time studying and thinking about the philosophy of George Berkeley, I have yet to read the Siris, which provided the name for Brandon Watson's blog.
  7. I often read many books at once. Currently, I am reading no less than five. These are the following (in no particular order): The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism, ed. Bernard McGinn; Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison; Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, tr. A .V. Miller; Milton's Paradise Lost; and Clement of Alexandria's Paedagogos (in the original Greek). Suzanne McCarthy (Suzanne's Bookshelf) has also recently been analyzing her reading habits.
  8. I regularly receive spam messages that think I'm a pastor. They promise to do various things, such as improve my church's small group ministry. I find this rather amusing. Pastor Shaun (Postscript Posthaste) is, on the other hand, a real pastor.
Posted by Kenny at July 26, 2007 12:03 AM
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Hi Kenny and Lauren,

First, I offer you a retranslation of 1 Cor. 13. I'll try to get to the rest of it soon.

Posted by: Suzanne McCarthy at July 27, 2007 4:58 PM

Hi Kenny,

It's Morgan Campbell, from the Athens Bible study. Congratulations on your engagement! I am now the youth pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Groton, CT. Your blog entries are as enjoyable as ever.

Morgan Campbell

Posted by: Morgan Campbell at August 2, 2007 3:41 PM

Hey Morgan! Great to hear from you. I'll be sure to look you up if I'm ever in Connecticut. I'm planning to apply to graduate school at Yale, so if all goes well I may be visiting in the Spring.

Posted by: Kenny at August 2, 2007 3:47 PM

Hi Kenny,

I have posted in response to your tagging. I hope there are some good comments for you too. Come by and see.

Posted by: Suzanne at August 4, 2007 3:31 AM

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