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Are there really such things as truths that can only be demonstrated to be truths by uniquely religious means?
If so, what are those means? On what grounds do they have epistemic validity?
My opinion (if anyone happens to be interested)...
Seems to me when people speak of "uniquely religious truths", they are most often clueless as to how those truths can be established apart from what in the end boils down to some method that is indistinguishable from mere...
I noticed how fellow members discussed Time on one of the threads about if life is found on Mars, will we be able to handle it?.
What I found is that various claims are made about the attributes of "Time", and there is a lot of misunderstandings as well as solid facts explained by all.
I thought it will be a nice thread to create to have everyone scrutinizing, not only their opinions, but also mine.
Well, my understanding comes from the Biblical view, because I have learned quite a while...
If a time machine transported the long dead Jesus forward in time to the 21st century, I wonder how he would react to what is being said and done in his name? Some Christian extremists drag through the sewer Jesus and the faith, which was created well after he died, with him as the figurehead.
I have no time for those who use the Bible as an excuse to bolster their unpleasant behaviour like a hatred of homosexuals. As I have said many times, it is possible Jesus could have been gay as the...
This question derives from, if Yeshua got rid of the Temple, then how is Yeshua not the false prophet?
This is strange.
However, since it's really Herodian, leadership, then this is even stranger, ie it isn't the original Temple, anyway.
Any clarity, here.
[As a note, any theory can be presented, scriptural or otherwise
Most sciences (any field of systematic study in fact) use a set of technical terminology that are defined in ways quite distinct from everyday English. Evolutionary sciences do the same. The most difficult part of this is the terminologies associated with phylogenetics, which uses the features in the biological features of living and extinct life-forms to infer and reconstruct possible evolutionary relationships between animals, plants etc.
This thread is an attempt to shed some light on...
Regardless whether the bible's stories are fact or not, regardless whether God exists or not...
If you're the bible's God... You want to test Abraham. You order Abraham to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering to you.
(1) How would you feel, what will you do to Abraham, if Abraham obey to sacrifice his son?
Will you feeling happy/sad/angry/disappointed or anything else? Will you bless, or will you punish Abraham for his obedience?
(2) How would you feel, what will you do to Abraham, if...
Would it be possible to enforce a rule/policy where threads containing copy/paste OPs are removed?
A lot of new threads start with someone pasting lengthy sections of material from elsewhere and little to no contribution from themselves. Or a single sentence with an accompanying video. It's pollution. A moderator could be cleaning it up and pointing those who violate the rule towards a sticky thread that explains what is acceptable.
I'm all for debating and dicsussing the many points...
Looking through the Bible the closest thing I could find is that at most Jesus was the son of god. In fact, several times Jesus made a distinction between god and himself. (The notion that he was one of "three coeternal consubstantial persons" wasn't finally formulated until 381AD.)
So yeah music what about music? I was gifted with a great ability to make music a gift from God. I'm not going to go into how I know that's not the point. I started when I was young and every time I tried to make a song it would come out dark, creepy messed up. I was doing for my own selfish reasons trying to make money or the new best song. Hated it because I dont like evil. Then I noticed when I went from say worshipping jesus in song and then switching to creating my own song I would turn...
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