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by Byblos
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 14
Views: 64

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Philip wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:28 am
Mary was the physical mother of the human shell that Jesus took on. Period!
The Nestorians thought the same thing and they were deemed heretics, do you know why?
by Byblos
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 14
Views: 64

Re: Protestant v Catholic

As I get older im starting to reflect on my last 4 decades. Im trying to piece things together and make sense of it all. I definitely struggle with things on a daily basis. I do come from a religious background. Other things happened that started making me ask my own questions tho. I am dead set th...
by Byblos
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species

Sifting through all of this is immensely impacted by just what COLLECTIVE evidences are sifted. It also has a lot to do with how one views Scripture and interprets it. There is no one chain of evidences a Christian should be open to examining. A whole lot of people don't believe Scripture because o...
by Byblos
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Asking God to reveal himself?

As I have said to Byblos discussing the Principle of Sufficient Reason I don’t find the idea of a God more reasonable or intelligible then some version of brute fact (e.g. a Multiverse). Then I don't think you understand the PSR argument. First, there is absolutely nothing incoherent or unintelligi...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Unfortunately, I think we may have reached that point in our discourse. I am comfortable leaving it with you having the last word. I think we could discuss in more detail. I am not certain that we agree on what we disagree on, but it’s up to you, Byblos. Nils You may be right as these types of disc...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 76
Views: 4393

Re: Adam’s rib

Also, DB, I think you should take all of the mentions in Scripture that MIGHT tie Adam and Eve to all mankind - like the naming of Eve noted Genesis 3:20: "The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living ." As this statement would SEEM to mean that Eve was the mother of...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Some final thoughts. When we use our cognitive capacities and our intuition we assume that the physics we know is valid, so there is no reason to confine science to parts of out universe. What’s happening outside our universe (if is meaningful to speak of ‘outside’) we don’t know and may never know ...
by Byblos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

You keep insisting the PSR is confined to our universe when it is a logical argument independent of any universe. You claim that 'no explanation' is the same as 'self-explanation' and yet you prefer the former. Whereas 'self-explanation' grounds every other explanation, 'no explanation' makes every ...
by Byblos
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Offline indefinitely
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: Offline indefinitely

Very happy to see you back and doing better.

Continued prayers. y[-o<
by Byblos
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

You realize that, simply, the PSR means that humans have the rational ability to reasonably draw conclusions about the world they live in, even in an abstract sense. To deny that is to deny basic science and the possibility of quantum physics. Yes, but PSRx (see #12) suffices also. The advantage wi...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

You realize that, simply, the PSR means that humans have the rational ability to reasonably draw conclusions about the world they live in, even in an abstract sense. To deny that is to deny basic science and the possibility of quantum physics. Yes, but PSRx (see #12) suffices also. The advantage wi...
by Byblos
Thu May 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Byblos, now I have read part of the book, especially chapter one on Aristoteles, chapter five on PSR and here and there in chapter six and seven. Unfortunately we don’t have the same editions so I can’t use page numbers as reference. The book is well written, relatively easy to understand even if t...
by Byblos
Thu May 24, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3226

Re: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?

In Matthew 5:17 Jesus reportedly said: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everythi...
by Byblos
Thu May 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3226

Re: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?

In Matthew 5:17 Jesus reportedly said: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everythi...
by Byblos
Wed May 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3226

Re: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?

I like the direction this is going regarding the new covenant. But I just want something cleared up for me before it gets too far. Byblos, you never actually said that Jesus broke the sabbath law, right? How could He? Not because if he did he would not be sinless, that's just silly on so many level...