[Turing 2013] Christian Round Entries Index

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In a conventional Turing Test, computer programmers try to write a computer program that can pass for human. In the Ideological Turing Test, atheists and Christians test how well they understand each other by trying to talk like each other. All the entries in the Christian round are collected below, so, in these answers, Christian contestants answer honestly, and atheists impersonate Christians as best they can. You can click on each link to read the entry to decide whether you think the author … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #12

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This is the twelfth and final entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Since the dawn of humanity, the divine model for intimate love has been simply one of paradise: the incomparable union between two people. Compelling and enduring, our legal system has taken this cue for intimacy, defining the structure for marital partnership as limited to two a … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #11

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This is the eleventh entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory I had a philosophy professor once who liked to say, "Always start by making distinctions," and that's where I'm going to begin on this issue. Polyamory is an intentionally general term, encompassing both what I'll call polygamy and what I'll call group marriage.Polygamy is found fairly c … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #10

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This is the tenth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Well, first of all, I'm a Protestant, and Protestants generally only consider baptism and communion to be sacraments. That said, I have a lot to say about the ethics of polyamory from a Christian perspective, way more than I could ever fit in here, but I'll try to give a summary.One reason I f … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #9

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This is the nineth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.  Note, this one came in without linebreaks due to formatting, so I guessed... and then the author emailed me and they're now correct.  Polyamory I don't think there is even a question about the sacrament being monogamous, so lets talk about the social institution.While special revelation makes it much c … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #8

This is the eighth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Marriage, at its core, is limited solely to the union of two persons. I don’t know very much about civil marriage, but I can attest that natural marriage is dictated according to natural law and oriented toward the building of the family. Because it cannot exist without the complementary natures of … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #7

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This is the seventh entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.   Polyamory I'm choosing to assume that the question is not about the enforcement of limitations on an activity by definite political/religious authorities, i.e., not about the social/spiritual planning measures of committeemen attempting to promote beatitude or create a perfect Fourierist phalanx (or whatever else). T … [Read more...]


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