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by Byblos
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 702

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: 57
Views: 4151

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: 702

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: 702

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: 741

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: 702

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: 702

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: 702

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: 3109

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: 3109

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: 3109

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...
by Byblos
Wed May 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3109

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...
by Byblos
Wed May 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3109

Re: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?

Let's see what Luke 22:20 says is the new covenant according to Christ Himself... In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you. See also 1 Corinthians 11:25 The old covenant was a covenant of blood of animals shed to s...
by Byblos
Wed May 23, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 123
Views: 1363

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

That's just it...the same argument could be made against God for allowing sin to enter and ruin His creation. Do I think you're saying God is a hypocrite? No...not at all. Stop taking everything so personal. I've been asking about applying this logic elsewhere and how it CAN say something I don't f...
by Byblos
Wed May 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?
Replies: 247
Views: 3109

Re: God's Ten Commandments? Still valid?

It's interesting to me that no other person is concerned with the above. Can God really break His own law without being guilty of what the law does according to Romans 3:20? Does not this kind of claim actually need some sort of qualification or clarification if in fact it doesn't mean exactly what...