Beth Davies-Stofka
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Roman Kozlowski left a comment for Beth Davies-Stofka
"Hi Beth, sorry if I seem a little ignorant, but who is this Stewart that so many newbies keep refering to? I just thought you might know."
Nov 10, 2009
db left a comment for Beth Davies-Stofka
"wow..... I have to work on that issue.....it's clear and loud and the screen should be moving through RG. Are you sure you are looking at the right thing? db"
Oct 15, 2009
Roman Kozlowski left a comment for Beth Davies-Stofka
"Hi Beth, I think I've hit a raw nerve with my latest topic 'Why Is The Bible God Male?' Interestingly the bible fraternities are evading answering along with the indecisive ditherers. Your carefully objective response would be…"
Sep 30, 2009
db left a comment for Beth Davies-Stofka
"Beth, Did your students have a look at this little tutorial? It seemed to get lost in the shuffle...so I did a retake... db"
Sep 29, 2009
Maegan Wood commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"Jeff H, i would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. While this is an assignment for a class stuffed in to my already packed schedule, i would love to get the most out of it that I can, but I am not really sure how to go about doing it. I…"
Sep 25, 2009
Jeff H commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"I've been on RG for a long time. You can check my bio for the "Full Monte" but basically I came here following Sid from a "Panty Raid" on a Christian Site. I am a 5th a day alcoholic, on parole by the grace of God for about…"
Sep 23, 2009
Greg Kramer commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"Who, like myself among the group does not consider themselves religious, but as a result has found a stream of spirituality that embraces other belief streams that would not be construed as God."
Sep 22, 2009
db commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"Since I have been approached from a student... I need to some how signify that I would be a mentor of some sort for students... so you have noticed that my name contains PH214 (RG Guide) prefixing my name. db"
Sep 17, 2009
db commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"It would nice to have the students prefix their name at the top of their profile with something like "PHI214 Student" so that the RG members will have an understanding of their presence in discussions and create a clearer…"
Sep 16, 2009
Molly Goodman commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"I made it in! I am very anxious to read more info and opinions from other people on this site. It seems as though everyone has a completely different take on all religious topics. Katinka- I enjoyed perusing those websites you included at the…"
Sep 16, 2009
Sidian M.S. Jones commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"One thing: Students, please be sure to fill out the profile questions with at least some amount of valid information when you sign up. This is to weed out spam profiles, and I don't want any of you being unnecessarily declined membership."
Sep 9, 2009
Sidian M.S. Jones commented on Beth Davies-Stofka's group Philosophy 214
"I said it in a post elsewhere on the site and I'll say it again: I think Beth deserves some major props for taking such a progressive turn in philosophical education. Too often are we mired in the words of past philosophers, only to find that…"
Sep 9, 2009

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What religion or philosophy, if any, do you adhere to?
All of them.
Twitter -
http://twitter.com/eirwenes
My question for the OSR community:
I teach philosophy of religion. I would love to get my students involved in this project! What would be a good educational project that helps them participate here?

Beth Davies-Stofka's Blog

Here Come the Students

If anyone's interested, I created a group called Philosophy 214 for my students, but it's open and anyone can join. I'm bringing my Philosophy of Religion students into Redefine God this semester. I'm excited about it! And a little nervous. This will be the first time that people were here because they were required to be here, right.

I posted the project rationale/plan on the group's page, for people's reading pleasure. heh

Beth

Posted on September 7, 2009 at 6:33pm — 7 Comments

The Bible as Reality's Source Code

Media critic Douglas Rushkoff, author of Open Source Democracy and current bestseller Life, Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back, also thinks the Bible (or the book of Genesis, at least) is the source code to reality. He worked on a comic for DC's Vertigo line called Testament, that didn't sell well and was canceled before Rushkoff was done. I write about the first volume, Akedah,… Read More

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 5:48am — 12 Comments

Is Superman a Jesus Figure?

I write and blog for Patheos.com, and this week I wrote a review of 2006's Superman Returns, asking the question, is Superman a Jesus figure?

Writing the piece raised all kinds of interesting questions for me about the actual definition of a savior, vs. a messiah, vs. a hero. I'd love to know if others have ideas.

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 7:41pm — 25 Comments

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At 7:27pm on November 10, 2009, Roman Kozlowski said…
Hi Beth, sorry if I seem a little ignorant, but who is this Stewart that so many newbies keep refering to? I just thought you might know.
At 3:44pm on September 30, 2009, Roman Kozlowski said…
Hi Beth,

I think I've hit a raw nerve with my latest topic 'Why Is The Bible God Male?'

Interestingly the bible fraternities are evading answering along with the indecisive ditherers.

Your carefully objective response would be greatly appreciated.

Kind thanks,

Roman
At 8:11pm on August 28, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Hey, I'm sorry I didn't realize you commented me on the 22nd! I think it would be very interesting if your students proposed their own ideas of how to flesh out the idea of Open Source Religion in the appropriate forum.
Perhaps you could start the discussion and they could reply.
At 4:21pm on August 20, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
And happy birthday Beth.
At 2:15pm on August 20, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Most the members at RG are very welcoming and certainly up to any philosophical challenges your students may provide. We're looking forward to your students arrival and the inevitably awesome discussions to follow :)
At 7:57am on August 20, 2009, RevLGKing said…
Did you get my comment about G0D as the no-thing. Keep in mind that I see this just as a starting point. It is not something we have to go back to, or to which we will be sent by an angry god.

IMO, people who fear life and refuse to deal with its pain and suffering can choose to go back there. This is how I think of hell. It is not a place, it is a self-created condition--no pain and suffering, but no joy either. Just nothing!
At 3:50pm on April 18, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Beth you will notice a new promotional graphic on the front page regarding member involvement. If you click this you will be directed to a page where everyone can submit and vote on whatever scientific topics they feel are of spiritual consequence.

We need many new topics there so feel free to send your students that direction.
At 1:37am on April 16, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Beth I am honored and excited for your students to participate. People of all faiths are welcome here and I will tell you now, one of our most, possibly THE most, prolific member here is a devout Christian by the screen name of Jeff H.
He's very personable so feel free to say hi.

Beth, what I would like you to do is go through our network here as thoroughly as needed and let me know what I could do to help accommodate your class or to waylay any confusion.

As wonderful as the ideas and philosophy at RG can be, our weak point tends to err on the side of confusing individuals new to the network.
At 11:36pm on April 13, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Beth I might recommend starting a group for your students here at Redefine God. You can do this here: http://www.redefinegod.com/groups

But the BEST idea a think is in two parts:

1. Get them commenting on The Source Code topics listed in this forum:
The Source Code Assignments

and 2. Have them submit NEW Source Code topics here:
What should the next The Source Code topic be?

Beth, I will be very happy to help you in this endeavor and look forward to yours and your students input on the project.

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