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by MarcusOfLycia
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Homosexual Marriage (aka digging up a hot-button topic)
Replies: 106
Views: 12851

Re: Homosexual Marriage (aka digging up a hot-button topic)

This is a terrible article as far as pointing out "flaws" in homosexual parenting. It is one example. There are others. I am under the impression you would likely find the others "awful" as well. Parenting, however, requires the creation of children, which depends upon sexual relations. But the blo...
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Homosexual Marriage (aka digging up a hot-button topic)
Replies: 106
Views: 12851

Re: Homosexual Marriage (aka digging up a hot-button topic)

This topic has come up between myself and several friends/family members recently. The following is a small list of the resources I've discovered on the topic (all of them non-religious in nature). Hopefully these help some people think on this issue in a more logical way: One of the only long-term ...
by MarcusOfLycia
Wed May 09, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Resources on Leviticus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Resources on Leviticus?

Wasn't Leviticus written during the exodus, and mainly meant as laws from "god" to try to keep the Israelites united, safe, devoted to their god, and in good health? Or was it not written in the exodus and my understanding flawed? Just one quick question out of curiousity: Why do you use "god" inst...
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon May 07, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Resources on Leviticus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Resources on Leviticus?

Found this as well, which seems to do a good job summarizing things. If you want to say homosexuality is wrong based on the O.T. laws, then you must still uphold all of the laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The Old Testament laws are categorized in three groups: the civil, the priestly, and the mor...
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon May 07, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Resources on Leviticus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Resources on Leviticus?

I found this podcast as well (I love listening, but hadn't heard this episode until tonight). He speaks about it towards the middle, after discussing the Dan Savage idiocy that became quite prolific in the news of apologetics in the past couple of weeks: http://pleaseconvinceme.blogspot.com/2012/05/...
by MarcusOfLycia
Sat May 05, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Resources on Leviticus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Resources on Leviticus?

Hey all, Recently, I've come across a number of atheist/humanist arguments against Leviticus based on some of the claims they feel are inappropriate given our modern 'sophisticated' view of the world. Ignoring for a moment what CS Lewis dubbed "Chronological Snobbery", I will admit that Leviticus is...
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Downloading Music
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Downloading Music

As a musician/composer myself - and a computer scientist, this is an issue I've thought about a lot. I think our current 'sophisticated' notions of intellectual property are pathetic. We need a way for musicians and composers (and other artists) to make a living from their work, but the natural cons...
by MarcusOfLycia
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Crazy Atheists in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Crazy Atheists in Florida

Saw this article today and it made me laugh. Is this for real?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/18/fl ... latestnews
by MarcusOfLycia
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Crazy Guy - Anyone else heard of him
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Crazy Guy - Anyone else heard of him

Never heard of him. Kind of just sounds like a guy who loves attention too much and is capable of finding the perfect ways to gather it. Yeah... that's what I figure, too. It just amazes me that people like this are so popular when I know far smarter 'scientists' (if that's what he calls himself) a...
by MarcusOfLycia
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Crazy Guy - Anyone else heard of him
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Crazy Guy - Anyone else heard of him

The guy's name is Jonathon Keats, and he sounds like a very disturbing guy. A friend brought him to my attention. He considers himself capable of 'creating universes', and is known for his bizarre antics. What is interesting is that he is very popular online, but it seems to me that he has very litt...
by MarcusOfLycia
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Professor John Lennox Speaks at Harvard
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Professor John Lennox Speaks at Harvard

That video is awesome!
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: KONY
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Re: KONY

I saw a map of Africa being posted around Facebook recently that said "You must pass this test to support Kony 2012. Point to Uganda". It was sad but poignant, I think. The whole 'movement' seems to have died down within the community of people I know. And it didn't really accomplish much either. I'...
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design
Replies: 125
Views: 15150

Re: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design

I didn't think the truth needed a consensus to remain the truth.

Nor that scientific inquiry should be limited by what we fully understand, or by things we can all agree on.
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design
Replies: 125
Views: 15150

Re: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design

I said it doesn't require "theistic" explanations, because deists and pantheists could also embrace intelligent design.
by MarcusOfLycia
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design
Replies: 125
Views: 15150

Re: Scientist In Fight With NASA Over Intelligent Design

"Neutral Science" seems like a term of convenience. If you define "neutral science" as science that rejects the supernatural as a possibility, then of course all scientific inquiry that is open to the possibility of the supernatural will be non-neutral and slanted. There are scientists who have writ...