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by patrick
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"

Yet, there is more to this, which also poses some significant problems for evolutionary thought. The concept of "species", while helpful to communicate about this and that particular form of life, grouping animals neatly into groups of complexes, ought to be thwart with problems if specia...
by patrick
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: harambe and death
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: harambe and death

Excluding when the perpetrator goes unpunished? Not really. People can agree killing an innocent person is a serious crime, so it virtually never goes unpunished. People just disagree on the value and innocence of animals. If the average adult were dragging a child around like Harambe was, they'd kn...
by patrick
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: New Theological discourse happening
Replies: 30
Views: 208

Re: New Theological discourse happening

What common ground? Jesus himself these things: I am not talking about salvation; actually, I mean basically the opposite. If someone finds Christian teachings objectionable, perhaps the better apologetic is simply showing the fruit of those beliefs. Put another way, many people nowadays seem to be...
by patrick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: New Theological discourse happening
Replies: 30
Views: 208

Re: New Theological discourse happening

I think the major problem with this change is that it actually makes Christians seem more intolerant. Because now you have people holding beliefs incompatible with Christianity alongside Christian beliefs, so it makes it look like Christians are simply adhering to unnecessarily exclusive beliefs whe...
by patrick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Chrislam
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Chrislam

One can't reconcile them. As far as I'm aware, Islam was created by someone who believed Christianity had been adulterated with falsehoods over time. So a compromise between the two wouldn't really make sense.
by patrick
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Do you know God?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Do you know God?

I think the question of why religion seems to match up with national borders is put too rhetorically. I see it more as a starting point to ask many other questions. How many religious people have honestly searched for the truth? Is there any pattern of conversions to one particular religion over any...
by patrick
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Falsely Accused of Murder
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Falsely Accused of Murder

I don't know about a percentage, but if it were me I'd turn myself in unless I stumbled upon reports that made me think I was being framed. I do think it's easy though to get freaked and split when finding out something like that, then feeling like you'd better keep hiding because you ran away as a ...
by patrick
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The exclusiveness of Christianity
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: The exclusiveness of Christianity

Someone once told me that in order to get Christianity, you have to initially take a leap of faith. This idea of exclusivity kinda reminds me of that, because I think from a secular/"modern" perspective the idea of there being one right way, God's way, brings up all these moral and logical...
by patrick
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What's your favorite kind of play?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: What's your favorite kind of play?

Reading theological tomes and ponder the meaning of existence, of course. :eugeek: :shock: :P Heh. Yeah, on most days studying languages is about as much "fun" as I get up to, so I can kinda relate. I had gone out to a few meetups in my area when I first moved, but that kinda slipped off ...
by patrick
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What's your favorite kind of play?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

What's your favorite kind of play?

So I started working with kids about a month ago, and I realized just today that I haven't been playful enough -- too much hanging back and trying to defend what's fair rather than getting into the thick of things to entertain directly. So as I was playing more with the kids, it made me wonder what ...
by patrick
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Difference Between Religion and Jesus
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Difference Between Religion and Jesus

This is one of the big things that makes Christianity feel real to me. Most other religions feel too much like a game or a test to me. Like we have to "win" at what God has laid out for us, and everything else is just there to separate the winners from the losers. With Christianity, it fee...
by patrick
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Reconciling the Trinity with Divine Simplicity
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Reconciling the Trinity with Divine Simplicity

So I thought I'd revive this thread to review my understanding of the Trinity. And perhaps get more discussion going. ...(much like your social trinity suggestion), it suggests that when they are thinking about the Trinity, they are thinking of the three Persons as distinct beings that are in some m...
by patrick
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Passengers: Would you?
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Passengers: Would you?

I probably wouldn't, but I might depending on what there was to do alone vs with others
by patrick
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Christianity and anger
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Christianity and anger

Just in to say that I've long been concerned that our culture is too suppressive of anger, but I haven't been quite sure where to really draw the line. I agree with most of what's written here, especially the part about not responding to your anger with fear on the one hand and making sure it's just...
by patrick
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Agnostic Theist / Agnostic Christian
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Agnostic Theist / Agnostic Christian

And yet, you know, for some reason you're drawn to Christ. You say " the Christian notion remains the most coherent form ", yet such is truly foolishness to those who don't believe. I'm not sure you could get there, unless Christianity also resonated as true in your very being. Such, is a...

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