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by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Dreaming in Sin
Replies: 41
Views: 9224

The bible says otherwise. Natural or not; lust is a sin. God says it in His word. This is a Christian site and I doubt you'll find many here who deny that the bible, God's inspired word, is our final standard. Well why would such feelings of lust be embedded in us as humans? Why would god be so mis...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Setting Kids straight
Replies: 21
Views: 3407

Maybe you are asking the wrong question anyway. The question is not "How to put kids straight." Kids have malleable minds. They are inclined, through evolution, to believe what they are told from a variety of sources, particularly parents. Some are more impressionable than others. Some people are co...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Dreaming in Sin
Replies: 41
Views: 9224

I don't see what business anyone 's private life is of anybody else other than the parties involved. Why is god so interested in what people do behind closed doors? Sexual urges and lust are natural and beneficial parts of human evolution. It is an evolutionary reward for mating and subsequently mai...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Sick Display of Animal Cruelty
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Turgonian wrote:Eye for eye, tooth for tooth...
What do you mean? Do you mean the guilty parties will suffer the same fate?
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

You misunderstand my motives. This ex post facto business is a red herring. It isn't why I made the thread. I do not claim any particular level of validity in that particular source. It was a randomly plucked example of using quotes from the bible to support a viewpoint and a hopeless attempt at kee...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Fortigurn wrote:
August wrote:Did you bother to read any of the Bible verses that he referred, like Ex 15:32-36? Try it.
:lol:

You can always tell who has done their homework.
Unhelpful.
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

The post above me. That kind of stuff doesn't help. The Fortigurn comment I'm talking about. It's unproductive and it undermines the reason why I come on here, which is to ingest as much information as I can about Christian attitudes towards certain issues. I don't see why there's a need to be antag...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Why does it need to turn into an ad hominem argument all the time? I want you to attack my points, not my person. If you remember, the original idea wasn't to make a thread about ex post facto law but to talk about Leviticus 18 (as indicated in the title). The point of ex post facto was presented to...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Well no country is different. Australia introduced ex post facto laws to fight "bottom of the harbour tax avoidance" in the 1980s or '70s if you remember. It's irrelevant. If you read the link I gave you which is a giant passage on ex post facto laws in the bible then you will see that there are man...
by pdavid
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Thanks for all for the replies. I really wanted to know, though, about the seemingly prescriptivist nature the bible has within Christianity. Does a later quote in the bible override a previous one which is contrary to it? And for the record, ex post facto law is not for a biblical debate, but as yo...
by pdavid
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Love your enemies - should we even love Satan?
Replies: 80
Views: 15630

Surely that's active promotion of the gospel, not active opposition of satan. How does one actively oppose satan? Actively opposing satan is no more possible than actively opposing god. How can you actively oppose something that isn't a direct intervention in your life, rather it is something that e...
by pdavid
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Hey yea that's great any response is a good response as far as I'm concerned!

David
by pdavid
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Love your enemies - should we even love Satan?
Replies: 80
Views: 15630

And how might one actively oppose satan?

David
by pdavid
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Leviticus 18 - The bible and incest

Now I know that many of you will refer to a very specific verse in the bible in order to support a particular claim. My question here is about the striking implications of biblical creationism compared with passages such as Leviticus 18. Here is Leviticus 18: 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 "Speak to th...
by pdavid
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Resources & Reviews
Topic: The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Replies: 50
Views: 14671

So what you're saying is that it's my privilege to be able to post on this forum? Come on be reasonable. For a group of people who haven't read Dawkins' "The God delusion", you seem to know a lot about it. You can't just read a negative review and then concede that you don't need to read the book be...