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by PaulSacramento
Fri May 06, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Stuff before marriage : /
Replies: 57
Views: 18363

Re: Stuff before marriage : /

There is no greater authority than God and once a pledge has been made under God, it is to God that one will answer to. As for it being right or wrong to have sex before marriage, well, that is between two people and their God. While I understand your reservations on this, you can't apply this to a...
by PaulSacramento
Fri May 06, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Objective Morality?
Replies: 185
Views: 25590

Re: Objective Morality?

I see your point, Paul - but wouldn't that end up making everything subjective and arbitrary in nature, since 1 can be assigned any value in a different system. I think you are referring to the "goldfish view" idea of perception but still I would say that we can know certain things to be objective ...
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Question of the Day
Replies: 62
Views: 8429

Re: Question of the Day

There are many books on the ressurection, Blomberg and Habermas have a few excellent ones.
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Objective Morality?
Replies: 185
Views: 25590

Re: Objective Morality?

If there were no life forms (intelligent or otherwise) to verify it, what would 1 + 1 be? While the irrelevant comment made me laugh, there is some point to it. 1 + 1 is whatever are reality has made it out to be, but in another universe or another dimension it would be what it is THERE and not HER...
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Objective Morality?
Replies: 185
Views: 25590

Re: Objective Morality?

Objectivity exists independent of our knowing (or not) that it exists.
You base that on what?
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Objective Morality?
Replies: 185
Views: 25590

Re: Objective Morality?

That is a contradiction. If something is objective then by definition it cannot be subjective and vice versa. They are mutually exclusive. When something is objective, it exists independently of perception or conception, but how can anything in OUR reality exist outside our perception? We can say i...
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Objective Morality?
Replies: 185
Views: 25590

Re: Objective Morality?

Everything is subject and objective, it's how humans work. That said, without a "superiour moral source", all morals are "human based" and as such, limited to how humans view them at any given time. What is "right" and what is "fair" and what we 'ought" to do becomes a matter of majority or of might...
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Since...
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Since...

Faith and personal experience/revelation aside, I suggest Dinesh D'Souza's book:
What's so great about Christianity?
by PaulSacramento
Thu May 05, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Stuff before marriage : /
Replies: 57
Views: 18363

Re: Stuff before marriage : /

Marriage is about a commitment between two people. The significance of the "paper" is a legal one, no more, no less. It makes it a binding contract between two parties and all that the contract encompasses under the Law. When the vows are give under God, it takes the level of commitment to another l...
by PaulSacramento
Wed May 04, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Where We Go When We Die?
Replies: 111
Views: 31912

Re: Re:

If thats true then why would Jesus tell the thief on the cross that today you will be with me in paradise? Original text had no punctuation marks. "I tell you today, you will be with Me in paradise." The only place I have ever read it that way in the the JW's translation of the NWT. It makes no sen...
by PaulSacramento
Tue May 03, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Question of the Day
Replies: 62
Views: 8429

Re: Question of the Day

If someone put a gun to my head and said that I must renounce Christ or I would die, he'd probably wear that gun shoved up his Ass for the rest of his life. Now, if he put a gun to my childrens head, well...that is a tough one. I think that when someone gets to that point, they will pull the trigger...
by PaulSacramento
Tue May 03, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed

Hate begets hate, violence begets violence.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: My Personal Issue.
Replies: 22
Views: 3700

Re: My Personal Issue.

I wouldn't use the word "stupid", some atheist have very well thought out reasons why they don't believe in God and one must respect them even if we don't agree.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: What if..
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: What if..

I am sure that there is much that we don't know and God is NOT hiding it from Us, we are just not ready to "see it". God is revealed to us in the written word of inspired men, the bible, in his only begotten Son and in the universe we live in. But that revelation is personal and we only get as much ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: My Personal Issue.
Replies: 22
Views: 3700

Re: My Personal Issue.

Atheisim suits some people, many people, very well. They can take the stuff they like from religion ( certain morals for example) and forget the rest ( Accountability to God). I think that many become atheist because of religion and not faith, some religions can be so damaging that when people leave...