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by Byblos
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Quick answers about Bible
Replies: 76
Views: 14305

Re: Quick answers about Bible

UsagiTsukino wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:33 pm
What does the bible say about doubting your faith?
Mark 9:24.

Doubt is part and parcel of our sinful nature. Prayer helps.
by Byblos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

Consider cells, material, and energy. If those have always existed, that would make them all first causes and clearly distinguishable from each other. Matter, energy, and any possible combination of the two are still mixtures of potentiality and actuality. Matter can be arranged one way or another....
by Byblos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

Again; why is it only possible for only one thing to be pure act? Perfect question. For something to be pure Act it means it has NO potentiality, or no potential left to be actualized. That means it isn't "missing" anything, it must be ALL powerful, Everywhere and ALL knowing ( able to act on every...
by Byblos
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

So Aquinas leaves open the possibility that some things other than God could be eternal? It's not that he left it as a possibility (as in probability) because he believed it. It's that he thought it could not be proven logically (quite rightly) so he never bothered with it, particularly when it is ...
by Byblos
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

So Aquinas leaves open the possibility that some things other than God could be eternal? It's not that he left it as a possibility (as in probability) because he believed it. It's that he thought it could not be proven logically (quite rightly) so he never bothered with it, particularly when it is ...
by Byblos
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

So Aquinas leaves open the possibility that some things other than God could be eternal? It's not that he left it as a possibility (as in probability) because he believed it. It's that he thought it could not be proven logically (quite rightly) so he never bothered with it, particularly when it is ...
by Byblos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

I'm sorry Byblos, you lost me. How can matter be both created, and eternal(no beginning)? As I said before, by definition, something created was brought into existence. In other words, it didn't exist, was created, and then it existed. Maybe matter existed eternally. Maybe it was brought into exist...
by Byblos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

I'm sorry Byblos, you lost me. How can matter be both created, and eternal(no beginning)? As I said before, by definition, something created was brought into existence. In other words, it didn't exist, was created, and then it existed. Maybe matter existed eternally. Maybe it was brought into exist...
by Byblos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

It's beyond the scope of science. No way to prove scientifically, if matter has always existed. Yeah it is beyond the scope of science. But IF (and that's a big if) matter has always existed, I wouldn't need to create itself. Agree? I wouldn't say that it doesn't need to create itself. I'd say that...
by Byblos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

This is now metaphysical , not science. What does metaphysics have to do with my claim? It's beyond the scope of science. No way to prove scientifically, if matter has always existed. Yeah it is beyond the scope of science. But IF (and that's a big if) matter has always existed, I wouldn't need to ...
by Byblos
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3293

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

If I had any hope whatsoever that yet another conversation with kenny can be had, even without the prospect of a resolution, just a rational discourse, I would try again. Alas, no such hope exists.
by Byblos
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Wishing you all loving Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Wishing you all loving Christmas

What do you celebrate about Christmas? Same as most people - Christmas (and Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, Halloween, and Easter) are times to get together with the family, enjoy each others' company, make new memories, share old ones, strengthen generational bonds, and so forth. Christmas in my...
by Byblos
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Kurieuo Stepping Down
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: Kurieuo Stepping Down

Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:54 pm
1over137 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:08 am
Scott,
is it better now?
(the rank)
:lol: I was fine with old school. I think Byblos is just sensative to feeling his age. He should just be called The Pope or something. :p
I actually like that, G&S Pope. This way I can pontificate to my heart's content. :mrgreen:
by Byblos
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Kurieuo Stepping Down
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: Kurieuo Stepping Down

1over137 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:08 am
Scott,
is it better now?
(the rank)
Sure, just leave me with the pathetic rank. :crying:
by Byblos
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Kurieuo Stepping Down
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: Kurieuo Stepping Down

1over137 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Thank you Scott for everything.
Now you are an Old School.
:pound: How low can you go. Old school, :pound: that's just pathetic.


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