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Outstanding article on how politics has been destroying Evangelical Christianity in America.
The gist of the article seems to be that heavy Evangelical participation in politics, which began in the late 1970s, has resulted in the neglect and/or rejection of core Christian values and teachings by Evangelicals.
The likelihood that God did not participate in the creation of the universe is negligible (and likely zero). Why be an Atheist?
Well, think for yourself, no matter how many garbage there is in the landfill, the rhinoceros will not be born there. From lifeless only lifeless comes - scientifically proved by Dr. Pasteur.
To say that the probability of the godless origin of life is 100 percent (because we are alive) is not scientific. This is the so-called "conditional" probability....
This thread is inspired by a question in another thread inquiring if people associated gender with planets.
Aside from the biologically obvious (procreation), what is the purpose of gender from a cultural, social, and religious standpoint?
For those of you that assign gender to inanimate objects, what is the purpose in doing so?
How much do you really know about the
3 Earth Ages.
Christ Jesus in speaking about the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit in the book of Matthew 12:32, that the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, "It shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come"
So here we find, 2 of the Earth ages, The world which we now live in, and the world which is yet to come, being the third Earth age, That when Christ Jesus returns,the third Earth age will be assured in, God's kingdom here...
Cognitive scientists and others have come to the general agreement that human religiosity is the outgrowth of brain architecture that evolved early in human history. That is, our religiosity is very old. Older even than @Jayhawker Soule (although perhaps not by much).
It seems there is also a general consensus among scientists that the specific brain architecture responsible for our religiosity consists of several psychological mechanisms (sometimes called "modules") common to virtually...
1) write 100 times on the blackboard "God of Theism exists." By this way you get the energy and momentum to go through the proof of God:
A) God is omniscient, so He is the perfect specialist to ask His opinion. His opinion is always true and right.
B) Ask Him, does He exist or not. He will certainly answer "Yes, the God of Theism is existent." Proof ends.
In short: The All-Knowing knows everything, and that the Omniscient exists. Therefore the Omniscient exists. Now, if this proof is not...
Is the Universe a conscious mind?
I'm not terribly fond of the notion that the universe is conscious, but I think Philip Goff makes a much more interesting than average case for that notion -- even though, in my opinion, his case suffers from some weaknesses.
But what do you think? Is the universe a conscious mind? Why or why not?
And if the universe is indeed a conscious mind, what does the universe think of @SalixIncendium's fashion sense, which some folks have perhaps justly likened...
Psalm 22 is a famous example of Christians referring back to the Hebrew Bible for messianic prophecies.
In this Psalm, we find the author lamenting that God has forsaken him and doesn't help him. That his enemies surround him, and so on...
Psalms 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
(6-8) But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking...
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