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I have just understood that in my opinion it is inherently unable to do so.
To proselitise for a monotheistic faith is, in essence, to make a bet that said faith is in some way sufficiently better than other religious stances. So much so that it would make sense to present it to people who manifested no natural inclination to develop it on their own.
To the best of my understanding, that implies both that God exists, that He cares about which beliefs we hold, and that still, for whatever...
I believe @Erebus started the last thread on this, but I wanted to pick up the topic again. Perhaps the best way to define magic, not in the modern demystified way, is as acts where one willfully acts against the "natural order." In myths you get extreme examples, such as manipulating the weather, and in modern occultism you get things like forced belief (essentially the placebo effect). Most people simply equate magic with placebo off as if it's nothing, but it's actually a big deal.
Where do Science Laws come from and Why do they Exist at all?
All theories of evolution, abiogenesis, creationism and Intelligent Design must follow the laws of science.
Those science laws and where they came from and why they exist must be part of any science discussion.
1- The science laws we have are just what we have discovered.
2- Man did not create the laws but must follow them.
3- Science laws seem to apply to the entire universe not just to earth.
4- Without the laws of science...
Do you believe in spontaneous organic life from non living elements?
If you walk back the Evolutionary theories to their beginning at some point you have to deal with this question.
Even if that first life in the form of bacteria came from some other planet hitched to an an asteroid or meteor you still have to get to the point of answering the question of how did that organism form.
If you do believe in spontaneous life then please tell us how that happened and evidence for that theory....
Thought that might get your attention so before you rush to post your arguments read:
We have been designing organism for a long time through cross breeding and inbreeding species like dogs, horses, cats and any domesticated animals. It is is intelligent design not natural selection and is intended to produce an organism with specific traits.
We can now clone animals with no natural selection involved in the process to create a living organism.
We create genetically modified animals and...
The point of this thread is to gain deeper understanding in verses 4-6 of the 86th Surah (At-Tariq). There are some controversies on this forum surrounding these verses, so I'd like to go over them thoroughly. =) Here are two different translations that give vastly different explanations... (http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/)
Yusuf Ali: (4) Now let man but think from what he is created! (5) He is created from a drop emitted― (6) Proceeding from between the backbone and the...
My claim is that Islam is: "A totalitarian ideology, with a religious component". So while it's true that Islam has a religious component, it also has a legal component, a lifestyle component, and a political component.
It seems to be the legal and political components of Islam that are the source of so much of the Islam-related conflict we see in the world today.
So I wonder whether moderate Muslims would rather just leave behind the non-religious aspects of Islam?
The evolutionists often defend their theories by saying it took billions of years for life to evolve into the forms we see today.
Actually, the majority of life forms we see today happened in the much much shorter space of less than 200 million years. That is a short space of time when you consider the massive amounts of evolution changes that would have had to occur. Modern humans are said to have evolved just 200,000 years ago.
I find it extremely annoying when people say they believe in Evolution but can't even identify which theory/hypothesis of evolution they claim to believe and most people have no clue that there are several theories of evolution:
Evolution by Natural Selection, Front-loaded Evolution, Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo), Evolution by Natural Genetic Engineering, Somatic Selection, Structuralist / Platonic Evolution, Biological Self-Organization, Epigenetic Evolution, Evolution by...
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