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by Byblos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Does Science Point To God?
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Does Science Point To God?

MOST physicists believe the universe and matter had a beginning and that no PHYSICAL things or matter existed prior to the Big Bang. I don't know what most physicists believe and I venture to guess neither do you but I'd be happy to look at some stats if you have them. Now, IF SOMETHING non-physica...
by Byblos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Does Science Point To God?
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Does Science Point To God?

Science does NOT tell us, one way or the other, whether or not there was something prior to the big bang. Many theories abound but nothing definitive. But even if we go with the most extreme presumption of the infinite existence of matter - in whatever form, into an infinite past time, it doesn't ch...
by Byblos
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: What do you all think of this guy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Christian 2 - you ask a lot of question about what others think about this or that related to Christianity. I see your profile shows no indication of what you believe, faith-wise. Are you a follower of Christ? Yes, I am a follower of Christ; my nickname should tell you that. It is worth noting that...
by Byblos
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholics and sex
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Catholics and sex

That's just an emotional appeal with no basis in contextual fact and I'm fine with it, no need to reply other than to state that to not subscribe to the tenets of natural law is to undermine the very tenets of Christian philosophy. In any case, my aim was to give a hystorical context for Christian2'...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholics and sex
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Catholics and sex

Clement's Stromata Book III is devoted to marriage but the right type of marriage, not one based on fleshy desire but true love as well as procreation, both of which are the directed goals of natural law. I can tell you that the right type of Christian marriage DOES anticipate and looks forward to ...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholics and sex
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Catholics and sex

Clement of Alexandria: "A Man who marries for the sake of begetting children must practice continence so that it is not desire he feels for his wife, whom he ought to love , and that be beget children with a haste and controlled will." What exactly does this mean? Thanks. Ignorant quips and knee-je...
by Byblos
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholics and sex
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Catholics and sex

Clement of Alexandria: "A Man who marries for the sake of begetting children must practice continence so that it is not desire he feels for his wife, whom he ought to love , and that be beget children with a haste and controlled will." What exactly does this mean? Thanks. Ignorant quips and knee-je...
by Byblos
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 77
Views: 12778

Re: Anyone else horrified?

edwardmurphy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:54 am
For example, I find the insistence that late term abortion is infanticide to be both dishonest and insulting.
And very slick pivot, by the way. What happened to the 22-week cutoff? Would that have anything to do with my post on NYS RHA?
by Byblos
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 77
Views: 12778

Re: Anyone else horrified?

I pride myself in using well thought-out, rational arguments based in facts. And my counter is that your Christian worldview leads you to interpret facts and evidence in a certain way, with the end result being that when you drill down to the bedrock your views on human reproduction and abortion ar...
by Byblos
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 77
Views: 12778

Re: Anyone else horrified?

Wow! Your true colors are shining brighter than the sun Spare me the pearl clutching. I sometimes wish that people who make their decisions based largely on what I regard as superstition would opt out of the political process, and on occasion I even forget myself and blurt it out, but I also suppor...
by Byblos
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 77
Views: 12778

Re: Anyone else horrified?

The President has consistently insisted that Obama gave him a garbage economy and that he gets complete credit for all gains since he took office. If he gets the credit for the gains then he gets the blame when all of those gains melt away amid fears that he's incapable of leading us through a cris...
by Byblos
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Immigration reform (for Byblos)
Replies: 81
Views: 15419

Re: Immigration reform (for Byblos)

The GOP would never go for that, Paul. They're in the minority on the most important issues of the day. If there were national referendums on gun control, overturning Roe v Wade, marriage equality, universal healthcare, protecting the environment, and addressing climate change, just to name a few, ...
by Byblos
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Immigration reform (for Byblos)
Replies: 81
Views: 15419

Re: Immigration reform (for Byblos)

The GOP would never go for that, Paul. They're in the minority on the most important issues of the day. If there were national referendums on gun control, overturning Roe v Wade, marriage equality, universal healthcare, protecting the environment, and addressing climate change, just to name a few, ...
by Byblos
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Immigration reform (for Byblos)
Replies: 81
Views: 15419

Re: Immigration reform (for Byblos)

The GOP would never go for that, Paul. They're in the minority on the most important issues of the day. If there were national referendums on gun control, overturning Roe v Wade, marriage equality, universal healthcare, protecting the environment, and addressing climate change, just to name a few, ...
by Byblos
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Immigration reform (for Byblos)
Replies: 81
Views: 15419

Re: Immigration reform (for Byblos)

PaulSacramento wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:30 am
I don't know but maybe a referendum, a vote, for issues like abortion and immigration, would be a great idea.
No, it wouldn't. Generally speaking, majority rules runs counter to conservatism, at least here in the U.S.