Yes, I've heard that this is what Christians believe over and over. That's proof of nothing and it has nothing to do with our discussion. I'm not Skwim or outhouse and haven't followed your discussions them. I may or may not agree with anything they've said. Is that understood?God is the creator of all things. Jesus is God by virtue of his Resurrection (among other things), not as criteria, as Skwim erroneously suggested.
It's nice that you're interested in historical views. How about today's views?The popular myth theory, invented in the 19th century, is a lie and I have only described 2 out of 6 reasons why it is a lie.
Not really. People wrote about all kinds of miraculous events all around the world that supposedly happened. There's no proof of any of it ever happening. If one account is true, are all accounts true? Did Mahabharata need a special effects crew? Did Thor really throw hammers at giants?Either Jesus is totally insane followed around by a sophisticated special effects crew, or He is the Son of God. The evidence in favor of the latter is overwhelming, and you have the freedom to remain in the dark and ignore the hard facts.
People still tell stories of UFOs and other things that likely never happened. There are even religions formed on those stories. Do you believe all these must have happened?
Theological statements only make sense if you believe in them and the religion they are based on."matter existing for all eternity" is a metaphysical opinion not supported by cosmologists and most atheists could care less. "God existing for all eternity" is a theological statement that is far more reasonable than your unscientific opinion.
I'm referring to the ground of being and your own quotes.Which ones? Quote, please.
So do you. That's why we can discuss things.You have the freedom to believe whatever you want.
How you get pantheism out of belief that atoms exist and interact with each other is also anybody's guess.
Of course I know what organic chemistry is, I was the one who brought it up. You don't need to quote dictionary for things you've just looked up. The molecules arrange themselves given the right set of circumstances.Organic chemistry is a chemistry subdiscipline involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, i.e., matter in its various forms that contain carbon atoms. IT DOES NOT EXPLAIN HOW ATOMS ARRANGED THEMSELVES INTO ORGANIC COMPOUNDS BY THEMSELVES.
There's no reason why it can only be a metaphysical one, except that you want it to be one.The answer can only be a metaphysical answer.
You are wrong there. Evolution doesn't need the fossil record. You would do well to educate yourself on it. Even your pope knows the evolution theory is true.Evolution is the science of the fossil record, nothing more, so that is not the answer either.
It requires no smarts from atoms to organize into organic molecules. Organic compounds can be synthesized in the lab with "outside help" and they can occur naturally in places where there is no life.Physical matter is simply not smart enough to evolve into organic compounds without some Outside help, or Initial Intervention that would allow it to happen over billions of years.
Nice to be called smug before I have a chance to say what I think. I guess from your other comments also that you want to maintain an aggressive polarizing conversation. That's all right.Sorry. What I meant was metaphysical or philosophical arguments for the existence of God are valid arguments. Atheists smugly think there aren't any.
Now, can you show me one valid argument?
There really isn't proof that he rose from the dead. Especially outside of the Canonical Gospels, which aren't proof unless you choose to accept their narratives.I'll make it again. God exists. Jesus is God. He rose from the dead. There is sufficient evidence of this event, as there is with any historical figure, even without the Bible
I know, that's how my ancestors were converted by the sword to Catholicism.The legacy of this event has continued for 2000 years.
Well you have great belief in yourself, I'll grant you that.The Resurrection has extended through time in various forms, but I will discuss that after I demolish the myth theory
Completely irrelevant. We're not discussing politics here. You seem to be convinced that you have absolute truth, but to outsiders it seems like a bunch of hot air, given those small snipes you constantly do and defensive attacks before others can say what they think. You've already dehumanized me well. Not that I agree with you, but to you I must seem like some demon from another universe if I just say I don't believe in your God. You're ready with your sword drawn.The atheist tends towards relativism, and it gets very scary when it enters the political arena.
It's ridiculous, you're right about that. But as to rigor there, I can only say that you seem to be a relativist as far as that is concerned.It's a satire, it's supposed to be ridiculous, but no one can refute it with any intellectual rigor, just mindless one liners. It's no more ridiculous than atheism.