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by ryanbouma
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The God Delusion
Replies: 66
Views: 10188

Re: The God Delusion

I believe the reason is that by definition, a maximally great being must exist in all possible worlds if he exists in any possible world. If one agrees that the Christian God could possibly exist in a possible world, then that maximally great being would also exist here because he's maximally great....
by ryanbouma
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: When Did Adam Live?
Replies: 202
Views: 25467

Re: When Did Adam Live?

Interesting discussion, but I'm still not sure why Adam must have been from 6000 years ago. Why not longer?
by ryanbouma
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: IF YEC is True, Why So Much Evidence Pointing to OEC?
Replies: 103
Views: 11558

Re: IF YEC is True, Why So Much Evidence Pointing to OEC?

Hi again Jac. Thanks for the reply. I think you have me exactly backwards. When I talk about a "framework," I am NOT talking about a theological framework, but rather that SCIENTIFIC framework. So what motivation do Christians have to misinterpret the data? A GREAT motivation. In fact, the SAME moti...
by ryanbouma
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: IF YEC is True, Why So Much Evidence Pointing to OEC?
Replies: 103
Views: 11558

Re: IF YEC is True, Why So Much Evidence Pointing to OEC?

Hi Jac, thanks for your thoughtful comments throughout this thread. A couple points/questions. But more importantly, I challenge your premise. I don't think that people are "sincerely trying to correctly interpret the data." I think that they are interpreting it within their accepted framework, and ...
by ryanbouma
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

I think that story is very applicable. Thanks.
by ryanbouma
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

Ok, so perhaps a fair conclusion to the question "why to atheists, Christians, jews, agnostics, etc. convert to Islam?" would be: Because Islam fullfills a human desire. Perhaps anger in the case of a prisoner. Structure in the case of someone who feels Christianity lacks structure. Maybe a place of...
by ryanbouma
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

Thanks FL. Perhaps I confused you. I don't believe Christianity is to easy. I'm saying perhaps new Muslim converts think its to easy, as in, they believe God would want them to conform and be subjected to strict rules. Where as Christianity doesn't really have that. We are free to pray whenever and ...
by ryanbouma
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

NEW QUESTION :esmile: :oops: Ok, I listened to some videos by Nabeel. Very interesting. In them he mentioned something like 10,000 people convert to Islam in the US per year. That struck me as very high. So I googled around to read about these people who have written their testimonies. Previously in...
by ryanbouma
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion...
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion.

Hey Paul, I'm writing from my phone, so sorry to default to RTB, but their model of the creation days is roughly how I view it. The C explosion was likely the start of one of the days (periods).
by ryanbouma
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion...
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion.

Well that's not really a surprise Paul, because they are assuming it must be evolution. But from my perspective I think the abrupt explosion of life points towards day age creationism stronger today more than it did yesterday. I doubt this discovery will change the minds of scientists.
by ryanbouma
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion...
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion.

Hmm, works for me but I did post from my phone.

Google 'Newfoundland fossil' and any of the latest news describes a fossil with the 'earliest known muscle'.
by ryanbouma
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion...
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

New fossil in Newfoundland makes the Cambrian explosion...

Even more difficult. See the link. http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/n-l-fossil-shows-earliest-evidence-ever-of-animals-with-muscles-1.2747320 If I understand it right then the signs of complex life are pushed back even earlier making the Cambrian explosion even more explosif. I ...
by ryanbouma
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

Thanks all.

As it turns out, RTB just posted a podcast about this subject! It confirmed that the moderate Muslims simply aren't checking their own facts closely. I like Ken Samples but this Travis guy he's been including on the show is excellent. He provides great information.
by ryanbouma
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Re: Islam ?

Ok so then are the 'normal' Muslims just living in a self-lie? Do they just pretend these Shia rules don't exist? Seems to me they must, or somehow justify it in their head or something. I know a lot of Christians don't tackle the OT because of some of the difficult subject matter, however I myself ...
by ryanbouma
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Islam ?
Replies: 57
Views: 10098

Raising this issue another way

Ok, with the recent beheading of James Foley, I started to dig into this subject again, but more in a morbid sense. I started to wonder how real these radicals are like ISIS. Turns out these people are wicked, evil, sick murderers. Who knew? y#-o Seriously, I didn't actually realize how evil these p...