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We've seen an interesting discussion of the scientific method.
It's more complicated & flexible than is typically proffered by educators.
Is there a method for religion?
Or to phrase it better....what methods do you see?
I see no debating is allowed here.
This is partly why I chose this forum.
Consider this... When we die we lose consciousness and all sense of time, space and knowledge of existence. In effect, time would not exist to us and we would be nothing more than matter/energy changing form. We could be dead, unconscious, or completely unaware for billions of years and we wouldn't even know it. The only possibility I can think of is that at some point during that vast amount of time matter changes form and we re-appear or re-awaken into some other form or mode of...
The following is from Answers in Genesis, so its absurdity shouldn't come as any surprise. The "we" in the thread's title is obviously the choir, so no need to feel included (I doubt there are any AiG choir members here anyway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .are there?).
We Should Not Accept Millions of Years Because:
1. The Bible clearly teaches that God created in six literal, 24-hour days a few thousand years ago.
2. Exodus 20:11 blocks all attempts to fit millions of years into Genesis 1....
Do Jews and Christians believe Allah is their God?
Whats interesting is how Christians of West says Allah is not their god because of words they claim such as cruelty and unforgiving. The irony is that they take OT as holy Book, we all know how God is portrayed in OT.
So why are they also not sayng: God of OT is not our God.
FYI: I am not an inerrantist (someone who believes the Bible does not contain errors), but I do believe the Bible points us to God. Therefore it is authoritative. I will try to answer you biblically for the sake of some of my other fellow believers and provide you with examples as to how what the Bible says is relevant to what you're asking. I hope all of us learn something new about each other and grow as individuals.
This is fun!
It is written Jesus says, "get away from me".
Why does he say that?
Depart is a verb and away is a place. What will he tell them?
Matthew 7:22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
What should the dad do? "His sister-in-law wanted to spend some quality time with his two daughters [ages 6 & 8] by taking them out for ice cream — why would he say no to that? So the girls went with their aunt. When they arrived, the aunt’s pastor was waiting for them…" [Source (minor use of foul language)]
What would you do, if you were the father?
....or promotes freedom in general?
Given that the options are some brand of socialism, capitalism, or anarchy, it seems obvious that anarchy would allow (as opposed to promoting) the greatest degree of freedom. But a power vacuum will always be filled--first at the local level, then proceed to an upper national form. Such chaos and lack of structure to engender good order will rarely if ever take a benign form.
Power corrupts, and the greater the concentration of power in...
This isnt a Christian-only thread. If you dont use the word god, use what you normally use. Dont talior answers around mine. Try not to be influenced by christian themes if your faith is far from abrahamic Muslim, Christian, od Jewish. Eastern, Western, Southern, Northern people of all faiths. No debatea. Comparative religion.
Hate to say this, my practice doesnt come with a creation of the earth story. I was taught we came from the waters. Thats what I believe. I saw it in the...
Disclaimer: This is not an attempt to promote any religion and I have no religious beliefs. It is only a thought experiment to understand the biblical book of Genesis from a science perspective and maybe find common ground for science and creationists to discuss. Since the story of creation in Genesis seems common in many religious and native beliefs I believe it is worth exploring deeper. I will not attempt to cover all things said in genesis and only those I find can be explained from a...
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