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by Byblos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers

Thank you so much guys your the best :) This still hasn’t hit me fully as I visited her almost every week for the last 4 years . I never thought I could have the strength to go and visit her like this , but god brought this incredible lady into my life whose like my second mom to give me the courag...
by Byblos
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Thread Where Off-Topic is On Purpose and A-Okay!
Replies: 178
Views: 21738

Re: The Thread Where Off-Topic is On Purpose and A-Okay!

kateliz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:10 am
BGoodForGoodSake wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:45 pm
OMG Kateliz siting!!!
She's so elusive... :troll:

I'll bet she could hide effectively for a really long time -- like eleven years or so. :ewink:
Wow, a voice from the past. How the heck are you KateLiz? Has it really been 11 years? Good to see you back.
by Byblos
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

As I said before, although I do not believe we're at a stalemate in any way, I really don't think I can contribute further to this topic as I see I'm beginning to repeat myself. From the beginning my goal was never to convince you of anything Nils, nor to win any cheap debates, as I am equally certa...
by Byblos
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

As per the same source (Cambridge): "self-explanatory easily understood from the information already given and not needing further explanation" Not much of a difference in definition. There are many examples of self-explanatory things Nils. Take a stop sign, for example. Pretty self-explanatory to ...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: How could God be Tempted by the devil?
Replies: 51
Views: 802

Re: How could God be Tempted by the devil?

Seems to be another case of confusing what God is ( God) with the term GOD being His name or something. I think it's a confusion of reference. When the question is asked: How could God be tempted by the devil? The normal understanding is that it is possible that God can be tempted. Obviously the an...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 187
Views: 6674

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

RickD wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 am
I just don't see it as anything but an attack on what you are putting forth as your beliefs. Something certainly must be amiss, when even Byblos the heretical catholic* sees something wrong.
Hey, hey, mind your manners and your CAPS please. It's Heretical catholic. :lol:
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 187
Views: 6674

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

Im replying out of mutual respect for you Byb. Because of what you said. In very plain words, I haven't given up on theism. I believe in God and I also follow evidence to whatever conclusion it may lead. If that says the universe was not actively designed by God, so be it. I don't know where that p...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 187
Views: 6674

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

As for my position, I have made it abundantly cear that Evolution and God doesn't go together. I'm surprised you have missed it all along. I'm hoping you still are willing to engage because first, we've been members here for almost the same time and I for one value your opinion. And second, what yo...
by Byblos
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

You said that something being the explanation of itself is not logical, correct? Rather that it isn’t intelligible. To me the rules of logic doesn't seem to be involved. So that means that everything must have an explanation for what it is, that it is, why it is, outside of itself, correct? I mean,...
by Byblos
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Richard Dawkins: Church Bells vs Allahu Akhbar?
Replies: 18
Views: 183

Re: Richard Dawkins: Church Bells vs Allahu Akhbar?

Didn't exactly answer the question, though. As you've said in the past, you allow me to post here for comic relief. You don't see me as a threat. But then this is just a forum. So here's the thing - Either you see me as an evil liberal who wants to destroy the country, in which case you should be d...
by Byblos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

I don’t see how fatalism enters but that perhaps isn’t important now. Self-defeating is a better term. As you already know, to me self-explanation is not intelligible. How can you say that the reason why an entity is as it is, is that it is as it is – the nature of the entity? So I am of course int...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Are only men supposed to go into the military?
Replies: 33
Views: 573

Re: Are only men supposed to go into the military?

RickD wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:46 pm
If Israeli combat instructors look like this, I'll volunteer to be "instructed".
Of course, what man wouldn't want to be instructed by Wonder Woman. :ebiggrin:
by Byblos
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Thanks for you patience, Byblos, this is a bit complicated matter. Not a problem at all, I just wanted to be sure we're still active in the discussion. Take your time but if it's taking too long (more than a day or 2) to respond, just drop a line saying so. Nils, are you saying that something can't...
by Byblos
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

1.Reality is intelligible and there must be a reason for everything. (Premise according to Byblos) 2.Everything in fact has an explanation. (Premise PSR) 3. All explanations have to be intelligible (1 and 2). 4. There are three hypothetical scenarios: (Premise according to Byblos) a. something is e...
by Byblos
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 82
Views: 1665

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

1.Reality is intelligible and there must be a reason for everything. (Premise according to Byblos) 2.Everything in fact has an explanation. (Premise PSR) 3. All explanations have to be intelligible (1 and 2). 4. There are three hypothetical scenarios: (Premise according to Byblos) a. something is e...