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by Philip
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

By the way, Clay, I have been right where you are, in a church that had many problems in people, leadership and direction. In fact, the devil just loves it when he can use the caused hurt, anger, irritation, or frustration to make a Christian withdraw from regularly meeting with a local body of beli...
by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 169
Views: 1534

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Seems we're hitting rock bottom here. Pretty soon, we'll be debating whether reality isn't all an illusion that only exists in our minds. Uh, but someone would have to have a mind that was real for THAT to happen. What was it Descartes said? y:-?
by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

Clay, I'll pray for you! And please don't do what a lot of people do - and that is, they have a terrible experience with some church or Christian group and are so hurt, angered or psychologically traumatized by it that they abandon church altogether - which Scripture says we are NOT to do (Hebrews 1...
by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 169
Views: 1534

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Numbers are actually just representative tokens we use when calculating the sum of things that DO exist! So even though 2+2=4, numbers themselves do not exist. :lol: So if I write down the number Two, what do I have? A thin layer of lead (or ink) on top of a sheet of paper Wow. And that, ladies and...
by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Animal sacrifice at the temple has begun
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Animal sacrifice at the temple has begun

Ged: and other Christians who give money to their rejection of God’s lamb. Is there a middle view here?
This is unclear - explain a bit, please.
by Philip
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: NZ Teen swinger breaks world record
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: NZ Teen swinger breaks world record

How rude :econfused:
Rick, rude? Wait, I remember him!
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!

Yes, K - I really agree with you on Heiser. He's brilliant, is willing to challenge conventional / traditional thinking, but sometimes he's too eager to weave things into a perfect alignment - which is a natural impulse, but it sometimes seems forced with him - and way too confident-sounding / sligh...
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!

Well, it's clear Richardson has very carefully examined both the location and the scholarship. The only reason I think it is of interest to most Christians might be as an apologetic for the historicity of the Exodus. I don't know for certain either - but it makes sense, the crossing sight is very lo...
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 169
Views: 1534

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

That article may be more nebulous than Kenny's posts! :lol:
Impossible, as such a thing is impossible to exist! :pound:

Course, Ken would say, "Well, just because we don't know something exists doesn't prove it doesn't!"

:pound: More nebelous than his posts? Nah! :roll:
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Notre Dame Fire Relics in News
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Notre Dame Fire Relics in News

I had no idea that such asserted relics were in the Paris Cathedral. From today's Foxnews: "A look at what is known about Notre Dame’s treasures and their fate. ____ CROWN OF THORNS Regarded as the cathedral’s most sacred relic, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says the Crown of Thorns was saved. It is purp...
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: NDEs: What does it mean to be dead?
Replies: 0
Views: 17

NDEs: What does it mean to be dead?

This article was on Foxnews today - about research showing a brain functions some time after vital signs have ceased. While it sounds like a way to explain away any potential of life after death, it does pose some interesting questions. https://www.foxnews.com/science/when-you-die-you-know-youre-dea...
by Philip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Evidence for Mt. Sinai's Location and the Exodus!

K, BTW, I think Heiser is wrong. Hope you watched the first video showing the Saudi site evidences! Thing about Heiser, he's all about the text and context, but I think he misses other things he should give more weight. That Saudi site - I mean, how can one place have so many physical features, logi...
by Philip
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 169
Views: 1534

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Ken: This model does not include an intelligence that preceded it, yet you insist that it did! Why would you do this? Philip: Because of what it asserts happened, Ken! And what happened required intelligence! If that were true, cosmologists would have made it a part of the theory. do you know more ...
by Philip
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Judeo-Christian ?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Judeo-Christian ?

Or what about this? https://www.stickershoppe.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/PMS061.jpg How many college kids have we seen with the above on their bumper. While there is hopefully a core desire for peace, I think most displaying this think it really doesn't matter which faith tradition one follows or bel...
by Philip
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 169
Views: 1534

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Paul: The bible is clear that God didn't create everything from nothing. Like At Genesis - 11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[e] yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought...