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by Seraph
Thu May 15, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: URGENT!! My Growing anxiety and depression
Replies: 12
Views: 2659

Re: URGENT!! My Growing anxiety and depression

Indeed like Neo said, the world may be messed up sometimes, but it's not as bad as many make it out to be, and it certainly isn't going to end soon, assuming no giant asteroids hit the planet in the near future. :P

It's not an individuals responsibility to save the entire world.
by Seraph
Thu May 15, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Aliens
Replies: 199
Views: 53930

Re: Aliens

Life almost certainly does exist on other planets. Even if it's true that life on a given planet only has around a one in a 10 trillion chance of occurring through abiogenesis, there is probably at least 100 quintillion different planets in the universe. Life on other planets is rare and sparse from...
by Seraph
Thu May 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A troublesome Inheritance
Replies: 34
Views: 5717

Re: A troublesome Inheritance

It's a fallacy of an appeal to consequence to try and discredit biological evolution by saying that it's racist. Whether or not one finds details of it reprehensible, that has no bearing on whether it is true or not. The fossil records do indeed point to the truthhood of biological evolution, tracin...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

Correction? I've been consistent in my position since the start of this thread. You're right, Deism is not monolithic, it is divided mainly into two major camps, Classic Deism and Modern Deism. The Classics believe in a personal God while the Modern don't. This is consistent with everything I've sai...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

I put the last line in a different paragraph because it wasn't addressing your post. Not really. I am aware of the work of Sheehan, Porter, Young, etc. that is attempting ot make that case. Suffice it to say that where they are correct insofar as they argue that we ought not paint classical deists w...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Can any thing be infinite
Replies: 39
Views: 9370

Re: Can any thing be infinite

Assuming God exists? Probably not.

Not assuming God exists? Yes.
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

That , which was the old Deist position (which seraph claims not to adhere to), would be incoherent. The idea that Deists believe God is unattached and unloving is actually a much more modern idea and is not what the old Deists believed. Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Ben Franklin were Deists ...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: More multiverse musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 5314

Re: More multiverse musings.

Ok. Let me be clearer. Some thing that we actually know exists, that is infinite. You: Multiverse exists as an infinite because infinite things exist. Me: Tell me a thing that is infinite? You: The multiverse, of course! Me: :pound: What? That's not what I said. I said it COULD be exist and be infi...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: More multiverse musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 5314

Re: More multiverse musings.

Ok. Could you give me an example of something infinite besides God? Or explain what you mean? Well, a Multiverse for example, like Silvertusk was describing. More particularly one that exists on its own and was never created by a living being. Multiverse thoeries often claim that the Multiverse as ...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

That's Christian theology, but the idea of forgiveness always requiring sacrifice is not very intuitive. What if I said I needed to kill a rabbit and have a person accept the death of that rabbit each time I needed to forgive a person? Any logical person would say "Why the **** did you have to kill ...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: More multiverse musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 5314

Re: More multiverse musings.

I don't see why infinity is a quality that can only apply to a sentient being, as opposed to a non sentient thing.
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

That is a good question and for me the answer is this. If you agree that there is a God then logically you have to assert certain attributes to him - for instance - Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnibenelovant. All Holy and with perfect justice. Which those attributes in mind then the Christian God is t...
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Re: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

RickD wrote:History? The person, Jesus of Nazareth.
Islam is true because of the person of Muhammad. Can you prove that wrong, considering there is equal evidence for the existence of both Muhammad and Jesus, if not more for Muhammad since he lived more recently?
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: More multiverse musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 5314

Re: More multiverse musings.

How is God not even defined as a "thing"? That's quite the cop out to avoid needing to explain God, in my opinion. If he's an existing entity, of course he's a "thing". If he weren't a thing he wouldn't exist at all.
by Seraph
Mon May 12, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?
Replies: 17
Views: 4194

Does Proof of God Lead to Christianity?

We spend a lot of time reasoning out the existence of God through methods like the cosmological and teleological arguments. But people often seem to make the leap that this is proof for the truth of Christianity, while many like myself say that this only supports Deism or a likeminded philosophy. Wh...