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by Phix
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

Just wanted to point out that while reading through this discussion I was thinking the exact same thing. You can't form the foundation of an argument on the very thing that you later attempt to deny/discredit.Phix I do not attempt to discredit God or Jesus; I simply offer a new way to view the two....
by Phix
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

I an very sorry that you feel that way. Good luck to you.
by Phix
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: THE BOOK _ by Phix
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

THE BOOK _ by Phix

I am Phix and I am writing a book about God and man exploring the common ground of all relegion in an effort to unify mankind. Here are a few words. The truth is the most important thing you will ever find in this life. In the Bible, John Chapter 8 vs 31 Jesus says " If you hold to my teaching, you ...
by Phix
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

People like me? Why would you believe in His teachings, any more than you would in the teachings of say, Joseph Smith? Anything that Jesus taught, I can test. I have reached a conclusion consistent with what ge describes. If what Joseph Smith speaks truthfully then he is credible. I wont believe ju...
by Phix
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

Shoot, talk about misplaced thanks, I was hoping you would turn out to be a theist. I do believe in the teachings of Jesus but I am skeptical of the things that people say about him. I don't trust the people who speak on his behalf. Grrrr, it would only be a good deed if you accept Christ as your p...
by Phix
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

Your position can easily be interpreted as a deist position. You know what August; before you made this ststement, I knew nothing of Deism. Thanx to you, I went and did some research. Surprisingly, much of what they believe, I also believe. I may very well be a Deist but I didn't even know it. Than...
by Phix
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

I don't disagree with this, necessarily, it resembles predestination of sorts. Yes sort of but I do make room for freewill. Freewill or volition is the process of choosing. Once the choice is made and acted upon, cause and effect determines the outcome. I do not deny the involvement of the creator ...
by Phix
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

Hmmm. Something here to make me think. I sort of agree and disagree here. I agree with the part that says that all reality is caused by God. Maybe it's a misunderstanding on my side again, but I am somewhat confused by the rest of your paragraph. For clarity sake, I want to list your statements: 1....
by Phix
Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

I think you have got a faulty view of inspiration.

That may be a possibility. I don't believe in magic though and for that reason, maybe my view of inspiration seems unusual to you but , look again. It may not be as faulty as one might think upon closer inspection.
by Phix
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

I agree with this. My earlier point was that translation was the source of confusion, even from initial interpretation. When one is inspired, he has a vision in his mind. I believe this vision to be based on aspects of the grand design or God. It is the job of the artist to interpret this idea or in...
by Phix
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

i give the award for causing the most confusing to the huge culture gap between the western world and the ANE, followed closely by the language gap, and third to people who just cant read.Back to top Except for those who can't read, why would the culture and language gap matter if the scriptures ar...
by Phix
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

This is true, I agree. Maybe the problem is individual interpretation by each reader. Something has got to cause the confusion which leads to the division we have today amongst mankind.
by Phix
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Debunking the Intelligent Design argument?
Replies: 77
Views: 11911

I am curious what you mean by those designations My point about intelligence is this. Intelligence is a tool that allows us to piece together the puzzle. Each piece represents a principle or truth. Reality is the complete puzzle and we come to know it by examining and intergrading truth. The Design...
by Phix
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Debunking the Intelligent Design argument?
Replies: 77
Views: 11911

these are thee bits of evidence that tell me God wanted us to find out his puzzle.Back to top It seems to me that we are definitely on the same page. Maybe we can work together to zero in on the correct answers. I do see this entire process as two childhood games, "Connect The Dots" and "Jigsaw Puz...
by Phix
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Contradictions in the Scriptures
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

So your assumption that I'm stressed and unfocused is not patronizing? This is not my assumption. With topics of this nature one needs to be extremely relaxed and focused, otherwise, they may miss a crucial point. Can you maybe just clarify the first sentence again? What exactly ends with the formi...