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blü 2's Recent Activity

  1. blü 2 replied to the thread If God existed, would there be any atheists?.

    I'll leave aside the point that the word "God" is not known to denote anything real. For the same reason there'd still be believers...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 12:29 AM
  2. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    Thanks. Unfortunately I was unable to work out what point you were making, but it didn't appear to bear on the subject of this thread.

    Jun 1, 2020 at 12:24 AM
  3. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    Forgive me for saying so, but if I don't nail you down, you NEVER get down to specifics, you just make wafty statements. So put it this...

    May 31, 2020 at 10:08 PM
  4. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    It's not my job to invent your argument for you. Be specific ─ set out the words you rely on. And don't forget to quote the part where...

    May 31, 2020 at 9:33 PM
  5. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    But you didn't answer my question ─ Do you think God did the right thing? That morals haven't changed since the Bronze Age? That human...

    May 31, 2020 at 9:29 PM
  6. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    Yes, but Abraham didn't think [he] was joking ─ Bronze Age gods were into human sacrifices. Think of Pharaohs buried with their...

    May 31, 2020 at 9:50 AM
  7. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    Please quote the passages you rely on, or at the very least, provide references.

    May 31, 2020 at 9:27 AM
  8. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    I fear I'm having to say, That's not an accurate statement about reality, rather a lot in this thread. The Tanakh was written by Jews...

    May 31, 2020 at 8:17 AM
  9. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    You'll notice Judges 11:29 says "Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah" and in this condition he made the vow we're speaking...

    May 31, 2020 at 7:20 AM
  10. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    Ah yes, three quarters of an ounce, 21 Grams as the movie had it. (Sounds like a drug deal these days,) But MacDougall's approach was...

    May 31, 2020 at 7:01 AM
  11. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    If I was the sort of person who carries out massacres of defeated men, women, children and animals, such as God ordered the Israelites...

    May 31, 2020 at 4:38 AM
  12. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    This is something else I've had a close look at. Alas, my conclusions are diametrically opposed to yours. I don't doubt that the...

    May 30, 2020 at 10:06 PM
  13. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    I give the same attention to ancient documents as to modern. The aim is to understand. In my quest for understanding I'm still waiting...

    May 30, 2020 at 9:29 PM
  14. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    You need to study the history of the war to understand why the decision to use the bombs was taken. In the face of the unbending...

    May 30, 2020 at 7:54 AM
  15. blü 2 replied to the thread The Good, the Bad and God.

    You put your case very nicely. But It would have made more sense, in retrospect, if the Christians had left the Tanakh to its authors...

    May 30, 2020 at 7:38 AM