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If you accept homosexual marriages as biblical, shouldn't you by the same logic also accept marriages between human beings and animals, as biblical?
Of course, Exodus 22:19 does say:
“Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death."
And other similar passages can be found in the Bible.
What Does the Bible Say About Having Sex With Animals?
But surely this can be pushed aside with the same logic as you push aside this:
“ ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as...
Is it possible to achieve anything in our fallen world (and in the scientific community) without a fair amount of arrogance/annoyance? If you are not a celebrity, and not born into a Hawking family, then be very arrogant and even annoying when it is really required.
"Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me." Luke 18:5.
"And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed;...
1. The Jews claim they killed Jesus (Doesn't say Romans), yet they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him says the Qur'an - 4:157
2. Jesus was called the "Messiah". - 3:45
3. Jesus had followers, him, and his followers preached a theology - 61:14
4. He spoke to the Jews - 5:46, 72
Rather than considering the theological points and all the apologetics on the internet and TV, it would be interesting to just think of these simple historical claims and wonder if it is actually historical...
Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist, said: "Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing."
Because there is something, that is, the law of gravity, then the universe can and will come from nothing. Now firstly Hawking asserts the existence of something, and because of that existence this is proof that the universe can and will create itself out of nothing.
This was one of the world's leading scientists.
The word science comes from Latin...
Theists often make the claim that atheists believe in a universe that came into existence out of nothing. I find this very strange, because I (though I don't speak for all atheists) don't believe this. I don't know where the universe came from, if it had a cause, and if so, what its cause was. But I don't believe it came from "nothing." Theists, on the other hand, very clearly DO believe the universe was made from nothing. Theists (at least, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish theists) assert with...
He has sent many messengers and created a world filled with signs for people to reflect. Why would someone acknowledge His existence, but refuse to worship Him and to obey the commands He has told people to obey (or, the commands people think he has made known)?
The Best Argument Against the Non-Existence of God
Some Advaita definitions I once read:
1: Truth = that what does not change
2: God = that what does not change
Advaita claims that only God exists (as in real), all else is subject to change (maya), hence it is not the Truth
What are your thoughts/definitions on this (can be any (non)faith of course)
John opens up with: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
I don't quite understand this. Clearly the author of the book is trying to parallel this with the opening of Genesis "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." However, Genesis opens up with stating that first time itself began/came into being - i.e. there was a beginning ("In the beginning"). Next, the verse makes mention of God. Where did God come from? That's not stated,...
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