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by RickD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: God as a big black woman
Replies: 8
Views: 39

Re: God as a big black woman

I've seen Jesus as a black man, so what could be the harm with God being a big black woman?
by RickD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Sweet 16 Hoops
Replies: 8
Views: 24

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Philip,

I'm not really a college sports fan, but if I had to pick a team to root for, it would be the Florida Gators. And since these Florida Gators happen to be playing your South Carolina Capons, care for a friendly wager? y:-?
by RickD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Sweet 16 Hoops
Replies: 8
Views: 24

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

OK, Rick, you can reminisce all day about the "olden" days, but UNC, they're not even in the top five. They haven't won a title in 8 years. :ebiggrin: Hey, I'm no UNC fan, but I'd take an olden days UNC/Duke rivalry, over what passes for basketball now. I was a huge basketball fan in the ...
by RickD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Is God's will immutable?
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Is God's will immutable?

Ice: God knows all the possible outcomes. Does He know which one of the outcomes will happen? Of course! That's not really possible? Don't us having free will deny that? Wtf, isn't everything predetermined then? How do you figure that? If God knows what we will choose, how does that equate to God m...
by RickD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Sweet 16 Hoops
Replies: 8
Views: 24

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Philip wrote:WHO???!!!

Ok. Google, "Carolina Basketball", Mr. Bigshot, and you'll see who. Only one team comes up in the search. The real Carolina team. You know, the team where the greatest basketball player of all-time, played his college hoops.
by RickD
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Sweet 16 Hoops
Replies: 8
Views: 24

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Philip wrote:Woohoo! Carolina just blew out Baylor to make the Elite 8! Final Four next!

What are you talking about? The real Carolina team beat Butler.
by RickD
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb
Replies: 17
Views: 71

Re: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb

People sometimes say God doesn't make mistakes, and therefore no one could have been born gay or psychologically the opposite gender to what their body would indicate. It's not as if no one's ever born with nothing wrong with them however. Some children are born blind, some have other problems (hec...
by RickD
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Genesis 9:5
Replies: 26
Views: 106

Re: Genesis 9:5

The soul is that which animates the body. Any thing that grows has a soul which is returned to its maker after the body dies. There are, however, different types of souls. The first form is non-sentient irrational soul for plant life, the second form is the sentient irrational soul for animals, and...
by RickD
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Genesis 9:5
Replies: 26
Views: 106

Re: Genesis 9:5

Only certain animals? How do you know this? Do animals go to heaven? Mammals for example. And certain birds. If you've ever had a dog for example, you know dogs have a mind, will and emotions. As to whether animals go to heaven, I really don't know. But the new heavens and new earth? Why couldn't t...
by RickD
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Did Obama wiretap Trump?
Replies: 151
Views: 882

Re: Did Obama wiretap Trump?

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03 ... -says.html
by RickD
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: human/ape similarity
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: human/ape similarity

Why'd God make us similar to apes? This is directed to those who accept we came from apes and those who don't. We did NOT come from apes. Apes and humans share a common ancestor. Same building blocks, that's all. I remember now that we had a primate ancestor that apes and hominids branched off of, ...
by RickD
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Is God's will immutable?
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Is God's will immutable?

What if God's will is immutable, and it's His will that he heals someone only if you pray for that person? God wants us to come to Him with our needs. Not because He doesn't already know what we need, but to draw us into a closer relationship with Him. He speaks to us primarily through scripture, an...
by RickD
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Genesis 9:5
Replies: 26
Views: 106

Re: Genesis 9:5

Animals don't have a soul. When they die they just die, there is no afterlife for them. At risk of sounding pedantic, a soul is the mind, will, and emotions of certain creatures. And certain animals do have souls. Anyone with a dog, knows that. I think you may be conflating soul, with spirit. Human...
by RickD
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb
Replies: 17
Views: 71

Re: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb

I didn't know Geisler said that. I'd be interested in reading why he feels that way.
by RickD
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Genesis 9:5
Replies: 26
Views: 106

Re: Genesis 9:5

How does an animal give account to God for killing a person? So far two answers seem possible-God will kill that animal, or there will be a sort of day or reckoning in the animal's afterlife, if they even have one. Do animals go to hell? I don't think they do, they seem to be in the same group like...

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