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by Callisto
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: I'm depressed....
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: I'm depressed....

Thanks for the replies. I've asked God for comfort and help but I feel as if I'm talking to a brick wall. I think my doubt is building and faith wavering, particularly over the doctrine of Hell, it's always bothered me that it's eternal... I have a hard time seeing how God could do this. I feel horr...
by Callisto
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: I'm depressed....
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

I'm depressed....

I've had bouts when I felt REALLY depressed in my life. I don't think it's clinical depression, because I always have causes that I can point to and say, "This is making me depressed". Problem is, I can't change it. It's gotten really bad in the last week. Sometimes I think the Internet makes things...
by Callisto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: So Christians are unintelligent??
Replies: 21
Views: 5769

Re: So Christians are unintelligent??

Funny how they think they themselves are God and the rest of us are just stupid and can't possibly comprehend their amazing qualities. :pound: Their behavior probably stems from a need to be recognized as an intellectual, above the "masses" (because of a lack of real intellectual achievements, mayb...
by Callisto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Christian Fiction
Replies: 31
Views: 5924

Re: Christian Fiction

*I haven't read it, but I heard it had Christian undertones from an article. You mean the Lord of the Rings? Tolkien was somewhat similar to Lewis in that he was abundantly well-informed about myths and legends. Tolkien was, I believe, Catholic, and his works certainly do carry a certain strong inf...
by Callisto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 4068

Re: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)

PaulSacramento wrote:Biological route?
Yes. That DNA that is inherently separate from the mother and therefore not of her body, that size and development matters not in determining what is and isn't human, and so on.
by Callisto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: I am not like them
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: I am not like them

So why were they burning things in Belfast? Did they lose in soccer/football? :P You could always point to the book-burnings perpetrated by the anti-Christian Nazis, or the "Cultural Revolution" that purged China of all that it held dear brought by the atheistic, self-worshipping Mao. There are coun...
by Callisto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 7422

Re: What are you reading?

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (#4).
Still working on Samples.

I've also started the Thessalonians letters.
by Callisto
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 7422

Re: What are you reading?

narnia4 wrote:Also getting Orthodoxy and The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, both by Chesterton.
Haven't read Chesterton, but Lewis quotes him a lot. Is he good?
by Callisto
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 4068

Re: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)

It's very hard to "win" a debate or argument about abortion because people will take the moral argument always to the relative stage and since you only have a moral argument against abortion, the debate becomes relative to an individuals morals. The best anyone can ever hope to achieve is to put fo...
by Callisto
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 7422

What are you reading?

This is a popular thread topic that I've been a part of on almost every forum that I've ever been involved with. People like it because they can find new things to read, get recommendations, and so on. For the purposes of this board, in this thread you can really post whatever you're reading, whethe...
by Callisto
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: So Christians are unintelligent??
Replies: 21
Views: 5769

Re: So Christians are unintelligent??

...Should I even bother to click... Hm.... No. y=; I think the real sentence should read, "Why do human beings believe crazy things?". Extends to atheists. Funny how they think they themselves are God and the rest of us are just stupid and can't possibly comprehend their amazing qualities. :pound:
by Callisto
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 4068

Re: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)

When people say the morals are relative, what they mean is that YOUR morals ( that they don't agree with) are relative but their morals are not. Exactly. Of course, this summer, when my instructor did that too and wrote it on my test (it was a sociology of crime class...), I didn't argue mainly bec...
by Callisto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 4068

Re: Resistant people... an Internet phenomenon! ;)

Thanks for the replies... (I'm late in getting back here, I know.) I wasn't debating the person, I just saw the comment and was aghast. Why I was aghast I don't know, nothing surprises me much anymore.... Yes, I've reached the conclusion that it's mostly a waste of time, but I have that little thoug...
by Callisto
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Atheistic Hatred
Replies: 16
Views: 4981

Re: Atheistic Hatred

What exactly is the "atheist moral system" and where did it co me from? I have the fall back that some god may have given me the moral capacity I have, but I'll also answer your question. There's a lot of rational reasons to be moral, as well as some natural tendencies to do so. The golden rule is ...
by Callisto
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Physicists find new particle
Replies: 37
Views: 4729

Re: Physicists find new particle

I suspect Reasons To Believe will update with something more as the week goes on, but here's what they've got so far: http://www.reasons.org/articles/the-hig ... onexistent

I'd also make a guess that others will say something about it.