2018-07-03

Vridar Exposed. True Confession.

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by Neil Godfrey

I am painfully aware of the number of series I have started on Vridar and that are still not complete. The most recent one is my series of posts examining the arguments for and against the term “rulers of this age” in 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 meaning spiritual powers as opposed to earthly authorities (in particular Herod, Caiaphas, Pilate) or even the combination of earthly and demonic powers.

The reason for this waywardness is that as I go through an article or chapter point by point I always come across citations (or recollections in my own mind) that alert me to either an alternative explanation or a supportive collection of evidence. It is my habit, or is it a compulsion, to follow those citations, recollections, alternatives or contradictions, supportive or related information. And as I follow those side-tracks I often come across something that reminded me of a point I posted a while ago and that could be augmented further.

The additional information I want is often delayed in arriving because sometimes I can only access some sources by inter-library loan or an online purchase of a second hand book somewhere. Even if I can access a source sooner it still takes me time to read it and follow up further important-looking citations.

So do forgive me my out-of-control meandering through the many tributaries of information that deflect me from my original intention to finish a series within a handful of posts within a week or no more.

I do “promise” (fingers crossed behind my back) to finish at least the “rulers of this age” post this week. (Unless something I ordered online yesterday arrives sooner than I expected and opens up a whole new perspective that in itself needs further….. )

I should say to myself, No excuses. Just finish one job at a time as if I am a student with a deadline that has to be met or fail!

5 Comments

  • mcduff
    2018-07-03 11:41:21 UTC - 11:41 | Permalink

    It’s not a problem.
    That’s why you have links and archives.

  • 2018-07-03 14:28:55 UTC - 14:28 | Permalink

    Your self-awareness and candor are commendable, Neil. Now that you’ve ‘fessed up, don’t lose any more sleep over it.

  • 2018-07-03 15:44:40 UTC - 15:44 | Permalink

    I presently have four 90% finished books for approximately the same reasons. It’s an unfortunate side effect of having an inquisitive mind.

  • Bob Jase
    2018-07-03 15:54:43 UTC - 15:54 | Permalink

    Then again, will research ever really be finished?

  • David Fitzgerald
    2018-07-03 21:35:49 UTC - 21:35 | Permalink

    We can’t stay mad at you…
    And honestly, your meanderings are more on point than most people’s straight forward!
    -DF

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