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by Byblos
Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What is His name?
Replies: 63
Views: 548

Re: What is His name?

I have been knocking all my life but the door of understanding seems forever closed for me. Or maybe I can't understand the truth. Or the truth seems too easy and simple. Maybe I should have the mind of a child instead of an engineer? Actually the mind of engineer is very much suited for acceptance...
by Byblos
Sat May 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 41
Views: 434

Re: Iran vs. Israel

Blessed wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 11:21 pm
They have consistently attacked Lebanon most recently in 2006 - because the people voted for Hamas.
I'm fairly certain Hamas is not a Lebanese entity. I'm sure you meant Hizballah, right? At least get your Islamic group territories straight man. :mrgreen:
by Byblos
Fri May 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 41
Views: 434

Re: Iran vs. Israel

Not to take this off topic but 1 hour after Trump revoked the Iran Nuclear deal everyone knows what happened right? Israel attacked Iran .... and Iran downed a jet and fired 20 missiles at Israel... which they deserved.. and now Israel is firing back. I was watching "The Young Turks" which is a lef...
by Byblos
Thu May 10, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Offline indefinitely
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Offline indefinitely

Storyteller wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:09 am
Just to let you all know I may be offline for a while. I am leaving hubbs, moving out over the weekend and have no idea if the new place has wifi...
I'm ok... but please pray for me...
I love you all y>:D<
Now more than ever try to keep in touch.

y[-o<
by Byblos
Wed May 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Caught In Hail Storm
Replies: 136
Views: 1300

Re: Caught In Hail Storm

BavarianWheels wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 7:15 am
... if you promote a sarcastic demeanor, it means everything.
Rick? Sarcastic demeanor? Never.

Just look at his tag line: St. Richard the Sarcastic--The Patron Saint of Irony. :mrgreen:
by Byblos
Tue May 08, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 52
Views: 689

Re: Jac3510

Not that I'm aware of - and I highly doubt we ever will. I know he has a church. I was hoping we could listen to some of his sermons. Thanks. Jac has a church? First I hear of it. He's fine and well, I've kept in touch with him. We spoke only a few days ago. He is active on a Catholic site http://f...
by Byblos
Fri May 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Of note that Feser did not break down the premises in packets the way I did but I thought it would further clarify the logical progression of the argument as such: 01-08 PSR is true 09-14 From contingency, a necessary being as cause (ontological, if not temporal) 15-18 Necessary being as simultaneou...
by Byblos
Fri May 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: How come Jesus never wrote anything down?
Replies: 87
Views: 3694

Re: How come Jesus never wrote anything down?

The Holy Spirit inspired the whole bible. Just like the prophets it’s all God I’m the doing. The body is just used for the mouth or hands in this case. To what degree and exactly what it means that the HS inspired the writers of the various books, poems, songs and letters that make up the bible, is...
by Byblos
Fri May 04, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

The PSR argument as formulated by E. Feser (quoted verbatim from his book: "Five Proofs of the Existence of God" Formal Statement: 1. The PSR holds that there is an explanation for the existence of anything that does exist and for its having the attributes it has 2. If PSR were not true, then thing...
by Byblos
Fri May 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

I have commented just a few statements above. The rest I comment now. I have made two tries to start a formal deduction but as you note they were not very successful. One reason is that it is always a bit complicated to write one, you have to be cautious about your wording. Worse is that I can only...
by Byblos
Thu May 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

I have commented just a few statements above. The rest I comment now. I have made two tries to start a formal deduction but as you note they were not very successful. One reason is that it is always a bit complicated to write one, you have to be cautious about your wording. Worse is that I can only...
by Byblos
Tue May 01, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 618

Re: Essence and Existence

PaulSacramento wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:26 am
I really don't understand the confusion in accepting that what something IS, is different then THAT it is.
We do that with extinct animals all the time.
We do that in virtually everything. In fact, science presupposes it.
by Byblos
Tue May 01, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Many topics to cover so I'll try to be brief. Your argument seems rather straight forward to me. 1. To be able to use the scientific method (or to be rational) you need the Principle of sufficient reason. (PSR) yes. 2. PSR requires that you are able to give reasons for everything. PSR doesn't requir...
by Byblos
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 618

Re: Essence and Existence

BTW, the reason I had "glossed over" the reference to Higgs' and Maxwell, as you have noted is that I can still see them as valid without maths being universal or in the divine mind. In fact, from what I have gathered over the years on the topic of maths is that it is not a science unto itself, rat...