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God created A&E G 1:27
He thought it was a good thing he had done. G 1:31
He created a pitfall for A&E and told them not to fall for it (eating from tree of the knowledge of good and evil) or they would die. G 2:17
Nonetheless, A&E disregarded god's warning and ate from the tree. G 3:6
As a result, god imposed death and various other penalties, and expelled them from Eden where they were living. G 3:14-24
Now consider: god is omniscient (he knows everything: past, present, and...
Compare and contrast:
The Teleological Argument (the Argument from Design):
We can deduce conclusions about the nature of God from what we see around us.
One response to the Problem of Evil:
We can't deduce conclusions about the nature of God from the evil we see around us.
So... which one's right? Which wins: teleology or theodicy?
... or do you think the two can be reconciled? If so, how?
Over the years I've seen some creationists attempt to dismiss observed cases of populations evolving by saying "that's adaptation, not evolution". Specific to this forum, one creationist in particular seems to enjoy repeating this talking point quite a bit (she knows who she is).
So in the interest of mutual understanding, I think it would be helpful if this creationist (or any other who cares to give it a try) would compare and contrast "evolution" and "adaptation". To be clear, I'm...
In Russian for example, they have pictures of Jesus, Mary and other high ranked saints in churches, so, people go to churches and pray to them. In Thailand, it’s very much similar practice, they have pictures or statues of Buddha and other high ranked individuals who walked this earth and passed away long time ago, people usually decorate those pictures with offerings. In Rome, just like in Russia and Thailand they have pictures of a man they deifying and other high ranked saints who served...
Has anyone ever gotten drunk from the Eucharist?
I recall a friend from high school got drunk as hell at her First Communion when she accidentally drank the entire chalice, instead of taking a sip. I used to get tipsy when an Italian priest, Father Mario, presided over Mass. He would just put a tiny bit of water in the wine. That was a lot of fun. Jesus' Blood has a high alcohol content and I it.
In order to believe, it is necessary to be ignorant of unambiguous information otherwise known as fact. Information is derived from either ambiguous or unambiguous sources. If the source of the information is unambiguous then belief is prohibited. If the source of the information is ambiguous then belief, otherwise known as alternative fact, serves as substitute for unambiguous information. In order to validate, without ambiguity, your belief in God would you test in real life if your...
Is it fair on the part of non-believers?
If yes, why?
If not, what is the recourse to reinstate it to the original position?
The Wedding of Jesus
No, please, hold unto the stones, and no throwing until you hear what I have to say. Besides, that's not my final word. I am still researching the matter. That's a partial submission for some second thoughts on the matter. Jesus was a Rabbi and here are the proofs: Matthew 23:7, John 1:38; 3:2. In many other instances, he was addressed as Master, which means the same. The point is that a Rabbi in Israel just like senior Pastors among Protestants had to be a married man...
This is an image (created in 2013 I believe) that first appeared on the Betty Bowers ("America's Best Christian") web site, which has since found itself popping up across the internet---it was recently posted in a thread here on RF. It's a parody of the For Dummies instructional/reference books.
I realize some Christians might take exception to it, perhaps as an abuse of a well known theme of Jesus knocking on the door, but aside from that, as a succinct summery of Christian salvation I...
I could not be an Atheist because I've had too many coincidences and experiences where everything else failed, but prayer filled my heart with peace, joy, hope, and consoling visions, but I sympathize with Atheists.
If God left a clear message in the sky every now and then or spoke clear messages to people, how many Atheists would there be? Would you still be one?
God doesn't do that and obviously He knows that the result is that there will be disbelief. God wants it that way, therefore...
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