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Let's jump right into the why.
1. It's a supposedly non position, something followers parrot pretty much more than they say anything else. Just a lack of belief according to them, which is absurd and unlogical in it's on right.
2. It won't be defended because it's supposedly not a position. Any ideology that can't or won't defend itself can't be seriously considered, it's the equivalent to an unfalisfiable hypothesis.
3. They cannot provide the slightest evidence for the position....
As a syncretic, I think I've presented all the xian perspective arguments, I wanted to. I'm changing emphasis to Germanic religion./another aspect of the syncreticism. Changed dirs
~thanks for sharing,
I began my religious journey in christianity but lately I find that I cannot trust the bible so much anymore. Some of it is clearly false because science has disproven it, for example Noah's Flood. Other things are genuinely cruel and do not seem to reflect a loving Creator, such as the wars in the bible.
Other christians tell me what I do would be cherry-picking. IE, I take the good things from God but not what does not appeal to me. But how could I justify war and terror? The...
How would you define a God who would create Hell knowing someone would go there?
How would you define the Quality of Justice in a God who creates an eternal punishment without the possibility of redemption?
I have been told by some that God does not send people to Hell, they volunteer to go. What does that say about a God who is unwilling or unable to fix the problems with His creations?
Some say God is helpless within the realm of free will. A saleslady in the mall sold me some cookware...
In 1859 The Origin of Species hit the stands, and most scientists and thoughtful people were very rapidly persuaded by the power of its arguments and demonstrations.
Though creationism never wholly went away after 1859, it was greatly overshadowed until, in 1961 Whitcomb and Morris published The Genesis Flood, and, particularly in the US, put enthusiasm into the bible literalists' cause again. The book also marks the birth of 'creation science'.
I address this question to creationists...
Some strands of Western Christianity say that Adam and Eve ‘fell’ when they ate the fruit; that this was the sin of disobedience; that this was the ‘fall’ of all humans; and this made a ‘savior’ (Jesus) necessary.
But if you read Genesis carefully, you’ll find no mention of
a fall of man
a charge of disobedience
death entering the world
a need for salvation
All of these are later add-ons. (I’ve read somewhere the view that the roots of the ‘fall’ are found in the debates of...
What would you think of a business that peddles products that it cannot demonstrate that it can deliver? A scam, right?
Religions strike me as entirely analogous, peddling afterlives, invisible deities, uninvestigatable swarms of saints, angels, spirits etc. Requests for verification are met with "have faith", "trust me", "the more absurd it is, the more it must be true", etc, all marks of the con artist.
I suppose that the first prehistoric tribesman who found that he could escape the...
In the faith realm, the satan is the personalized evil. That is definition of satan.
So, the satanists must be illegal.
The satanism does not worship the God, so it is not the Religion.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS POLL please understand the normal, typical definition of whatever you put in the poll (you can change your vote if you make a mistake). For example if you believe in a traditional monotheistic deity please don't put transtheism which is way different from theism, and if you are a regular atheist please don't put nontheist (which is meant for someone who's not an atheist but also not a theist or deist and wouldn't fit under transtheism). Same goes for putting theism...
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