Search found 6693 matches

by Philip
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: US Withdrawing from Syria
Replies: 38
Views: 1338

Re: US Withdrawing from Syria

K: I find it disgusting and dangerous when governments start using "God" or "the Lord" as a tool.
I'd say that when God IS using someone as a tool - especially one not particularly following and trying to obey Him - they are likely not aware of it.
by Philip
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Former Atheists' Journeys to Faith in Christ
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Former Atheists' Journeys to Faith in Christ

Here John Woodbridge discusses his journey from unbelief to faith, and that of other former atheists: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/february-web-only/why-christian-theology-needs-former-atheists.html Interesting thing is, how diverse atheists have been in both their backgrounds and their...
by Philip
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: INSANE! An 84-year old athlete and pole vaulter
Replies: 1
Views: 22

INSANE! An 84-year old athlete and pole vaulter

OK, all you couch potatoes - take a look at this lady! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NG0TEf21ZE

At an age where most are worried about falls, she deliberately seeks them out. Wow.
by Philip
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 298
Views: 7109

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Morny, what I do know is that the Big Bang event had to be started, created, designed by an eternal, INTELLIGENT Source. Non-intelligent things simply cannot do even simple things requiring intelligence - there are zero examples of such. And non-intelligent things do not and cannot seek intelligence...
by Philip
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Former Atheist and MIT Professor Found Christ
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Former Atheist and MIT Professor Found Christ

This is an interesting article about a person, once a great skeptic and atheist, and her journey to faith in Christ. Today, she is a professor at MIT. https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/april/rosalind-picard-mit-professor-meets-author-knowledge.html Here are a few interesting quotes the artic...
by Philip
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Is the traditional pastor's sermon sufficient?
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Is the traditional pastor's sermon sufficient?

This article ( https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/march/should-we-rethink-30-minute-sermon-lecture.html ) asks some thought-provoking questions about the tradition of churches and their sermons. Of course, the sermon is very important. But is the focus not often too much one-way? Looki...
by Philip
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A Confession
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: A Confession

Yes, Annette, to echo Byblos, we know it took considerable courage to fess up. And I'm thankful you think enough of us that it was important for you to do so. We otherwise wouldn't have realized it - and you could have just kept quiet. But it's often when we keep quiet after we've screwed up that th...
by Philip
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A Confession
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: A Confession

Annette, depression changes everything - I know, because my dad had it and it was horrific. I don't know that you ever said anything was actually terminal. But no matter, you weren't in a good spot, and I'm just thankful you're okay. We love you around here - have missed and wondered about you. BTW,...
by Philip
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 298
Views: 7109

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Morny: As a simple start to form a basis for mutual agreement, would you agree that physics has a clear understanding of the path from the emergence of that quark-gluon plasma to the generation of almost all the elements in the periodic table generated from the first few generations of stars? LOL, ...
by Philip
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 298
Views: 7109

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Philip wrote: [...] and believed that force had and has an intelligence and abilities [...] Morny: But now you're projecting. If something exhibits extraordinary capabilities, creates massively complex designs and functionalities that the best intelligent minds on our planet have put so much effort...
by Philip
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Look at this strange Book of Jashar!
Replies: 28
Views: 266

Re: Look at this strange Book of Jashar!

I'm told Byblos once met Raymond Burr at a Dairy Queen back in the late '50s :mrgreen: !

I'm too young to remember colorless TV shows! :esmile:

Image
by Philip
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: St. Patrick
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: St. Patrick

But does that video answer the obvious burning question: Did St. Patrick really drink green beer? :P
by Philip
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aliens?
Replies: 48
Views: 727

Re: Aliens?

Well, here's the thing, IF aliens somewhere in the universe had sent out signals of contact, it's doubtful that they'd ever reach us. In fact, it would take so long to reach us, that there is a good chance their civilization had long ago died out. Consider the factual statements found within this Ne...