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by riderontheclouds
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Pagan Mythology

I am currently reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, and enjoying it. Is it wrong for believers to enjoy Pagan mythology? My argument for it not being wrong is that the writers of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament (Tanakh to me) would use imagery from Pagan mythology to make theological points. Is...
by riderontheclouds
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Pagan Mythology

Rider, here's a thread you might find interesting: https://discussions.godandscience.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=40833&p=195269 Take a read also of the page IceMobster re-linked to i.e., http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/04/god-of-men-c-s-lewis-christian-mythology.html Lewis and Tolkien h...
by riderontheclouds
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Pagan Mythology

"Don't believe in enemy propaganda... as the means to discredit the bible to build yourself up in own esteem...."

I don't 'believe' it at all
by riderontheclouds
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Dr. Michael Heiser
Replies: 56
Views: 2743

Re: Dr. Michael Heiser

My thoughts on Heiser: I don't buy his stuff regarding the Nachash, it's curse far too much fits an actual snake. I agree with him on Deut 32:8 and Psalm 82, but disagree with him on Genesis 6. I explain my views here: https://riderontheclouds.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/what-i-think-the-nephilim-reall...
by riderontheclouds
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Pagan Mythology

You do need to have your head in the sand to ignore the parallels between Psalm 74 and Isaiah 27 and the Baal cycle. I'm sorry
by riderontheclouds
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Pagan Mythology

No what I'm saying at all
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Pagan Mythology

I am currently reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, and enjoying it. Is it wrong for believers to enjoy Pagan mythology? My argument for it not being wrong is that the writers of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament (Tanakh to me) would use imagery from Pagan mythology to make theological points. Isa...
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT

I have enjoyed reading ASOIAF and watching GOT for some time now. I can assure you that I've been watching it for the fascinating political intrigue, and gritty realism above... the other stuff. But the other stuff is what concerns me. I've become more religious as of late, and now find it hard to ...
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT

Philip wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Welcome, rider - first, how about taking a moment to tell us a bit about yourself!
Old Testament follower, not quite christian yet, theistic evolutionist/evolutionary creationist. Aspiring fantasy writer, I blog here:

https://riderontheclouds.wordpress.com
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: John H. Walton said what about concordism?
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: John H. Walton said what about concordism?

I personally have to agree with Walton, I haven't read the article, but from what I've seen of Genesis 1, scientific accuracy is not the aim of the game. Light isn't a source independent from the sun, the earth didn't rise out of the sea and animals didn't 'come forth' from the ground. Science stat...
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2245
Views: 287329

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi,

I'm currently an OT believer who is working towards belief in Christ (why I am a Theistic Evolutionist who is not a Christian), if you are intrigued about my theological views.
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: John H. Walton said what about concordism?
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: John H. Walton said what about concordism?

I personally have to agree with Walton, I haven't read the article, but from what I've seen of Genesis 1, scientific accuracy is not the aim of the game. Light isn't a source independent from the sun, the earth didn't rise out of the sea and animals didn't 'come forth' from the ground.
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Alternatives to ASOIAF/GOT

I have enjoyed reading ASOIAF and watching GOT for some time now. I can assure you that I've been watching it for the fascinating political intrigue, and gritty realism above... the other stuff. But the other stuff is what concerns me. I've become more religious as of late, and now find it hard to r...
by riderontheclouds
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Are violent video games sinful?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Are violent video games sinful?

I think we can safely say Jesus would probably not play Grand Theft Auto. But are violent (15-18) video games always sinful? I would argue depictions violence are not in themselves sinful, otherwise the Bible would have to be forbidden. I also don't see anything too objectionable in games like Skyri...