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by Nicki
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: WLC and the moral argument
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: WLC and the moral argument

Animals were created before and separate from people - read Genesis carefully. Do you not know anything about progressive creationism? Do I not know anything? Are you being sarcastic? As I said I don't necessarily believe in evolution myself; I'm still undecided about the creation method. I just th...
by Nicki
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: WLC and the moral argument
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: WLC and the moral argument

OK, I just posted that and then a couple of minutes later turned on the TV news - this woman was talking about people separated from their tribes being in danger, leading to us being wired to feel anxious when we're alone. It was the usual thing about modern loneliness and encouraging people to conn...
by Nicki
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: WLC and the moral argument
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: WLC and the moral argument

That basic morality is but a strategy for the good interactions of society breaks down when we consider that human nature is exceptionally selfish, and that those in power tend to not care what those they have power think or how they are hurt. Plus, the basics of right and wrong transcend to being ...
by Nicki
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: WLC and the moral argument
Replies: 8
Views: 55

WLC and the moral argument

I watched a good video recently of William Lane Craig speaking on the case for Christian theism. He mentioned the difference between moral ontology and epistemology, which has been explained on here before in a way I found confusing - that epistemology refers to what is right and wrong, while ontolo...
by Nicki
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Top Ten Myths of Bible Study by Dr. Mike Heiser
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Top Ten Myths of Bible Study by Dr. Mike Heiser

That sounds good. Having got into apologetics and Bible teaching videos recently I've got a few other ones I want to watch, but I'll try to get into some of those ones soon. I haven't checked the length of them but if they're under half an hour or so that would be good :)
by Nicki
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: So, where's the global warming???
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: So, where's the global warming???

Well, we had a reeeally long summer in Western Australia. Still having to use the air-conditioning in late April is a bit much.
by Nicki
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: It's Official: Pope Changes Lord's Prayer Line
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: It's Official: Pope Changes Lord's Prayer Line

RickD wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Personally,

I don't see much difference between the two interpretations.

:samen:
Indeed - I wouldn't be surprised if a few Bible translations put it as something more like 'do not let us fall'. I just looked up the New Living Translation and it says 'don't let us yield to temptation'.
by Nicki
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 5399

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

Ken: C'mon Phil! Remember the scenario I gave about Halle Selassie? There are people who worship the Sun, Nature, I believe there was a story in your Bible about people worshiping a Golden Calf! Of course these things exist, but even you would agree they are not God. You seem to be making the commo...
by Nicki
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Possibility
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Possibility

Something doesn't need to be likely to be possible BUT it must be likely to be probable. Thanks - those definitions were what I thought, but I was having trouble understanding this contingency argument. It's from a Christian YouTuber who's into philosophy:- 1. Necessarily, every set of contingent c...
by Nicki
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Possibility
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Possibility

I've been looking into philosophy a bit, but getting confused about the use of the terms 'possibly' and 'possible world'. One argument I read recently went from saying something 'possibly' had a non-contingent cause to more or less taking it as a given. And I'm not really sure what 'possible world' ...
by Nicki
Thu May 30, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: What should being Pro-Life also include?
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: What should being Pro-Life also include?

A lot of people who are pro-life need to go deeper in their thinking, actions and responsibility than just being anti-abortion, to really see what else our pro-life sentiments might need to include - and this article addresses that: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/may-web-only/under-discu...
by Nicki
Mon May 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Personality types
Replies: 158
Views: 16316

Re: Personality types

Just took the test and got ISFJ. I don't know that I answered the questions correctly, it didn't show me any ticks or crosses at the end of it. :scratch: :P That's what I thought I was - feelings are important to me, but if it comes down to being people-oriented or task-oriented, I'm task-oriented....
by Nicki
Sat May 11, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 5399

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

Here's the timeline and widespread consensus of physicists and astronomers of the first three minutes of the Big Bang - you can find this documentation all over the net : Big Bang's First Three Minutes: 0 second to 10-43 second. Only God knows or can know what happened during this period of time. W...
by Nicki
Sat May 11, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Personality types
Replies: 158
Views: 16316

Re: Personality types

I think that's something everyone here can actually agree on Rick. ;) It's really not surprising there are so many introverts here, discussing things we find interesting without having to come face-to-face with anyone else - most of the extroverts are out there doing things with actual people :ebig...
by Nicki
Thu May 09, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Personality types
Replies: 158
Views: 16316

Re: Personality types

Nessa wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 pm
I did this thread years ago....

I am now seeing my life go by in forum :?
It's so weird looking back at what you wrote a year or more ago and it's like new to you because you don't remember writing it. If I was the kind of person who kept journals I'd probably be used to it. y#-o