Posted by Gretchen Passantino on January 06, 2004 at 12:09:25:
In Reply to: Hunting Epistemic Bunnies With Bob posted by Robert Hitchcock on December 31, 2003 at 19:41:01:
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and leave a message. I hope you know that Bob considered his friends who were not Christians to be at least as important as his Christian friends. Knowing Bob, I am sure that you two didn't spend nearly as much time looking for the Easter Bunny (a fictional invention) as you did looking for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (a real person of history whose resurrection confirmed his claims). I have absolutely no doubt at all that Bob is with Jesus and so many of the people he admired and learned from over the years, and that his prayer would still be that those he cared for here who did not believe, would believe, and join us all for eternity.
Thank you for your honor and your respect. It means much to me, and is a reflection, I hope, of our commitment to God and not to ourselves.
: I was saddended to hear that Bob Passantino had passed away. I am not a close friend of the passantino family, nor am I a Orhtodox Christian, but I did admire their fervent deisre to be perceived as intellectual Christians with a heart. I spent a number of hours with Bob and Grethcen hopping down the Ontological bunny trail over the years-attempting to find the Easter Bunny-and enjoyed the existentialist trip. Bob shared my love of history and we would play the "What-If" game for awhile and then he would attempt to place our amatuer "alternate histiographies" into a real world context. I hope that there is an After-life for Christians and that Bob is enjoying a fine dialectical exchange with his later mentor Walter R. Martin. I do not come to bury Bob, rather to honour his memory and pay my respects to his widow and children.
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