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by opus649
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Do you believe prayer truly works?
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Do you believe prayer truly works?

What jlay mentioned just sounded like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. Wow I completely disagree. In fact, and I mean no offense to the other posters, I thought jlay was the first person to offer a good answer. Im just trying to get an answer to does God answer prayer. Saying he will if its his will is pret...
by opus649
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Do you have Faith?
Replies: 38
Views: 7879

Re: Do you have Faith?

snorider wrote:You are saying that you believe in anything anyone tells you? Anything you read? Without evidence?
You are saying you don't understand how dictionaries work?
by opus649
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: So Christians are unintelligent??
Replies: 21
Views: 5938

Re: So Christians are unintelligent??

That article is a just a sloppy excuse for writing that used the same parrot ramblings and inaccuracies that atheist who don't like to think have used for years. For example "Other than the fact that we are all still waiting 2,000 years after Jesus promised to return "; anybody with sort of knowled...
by opus649
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: So Christians are unintelligent??
Replies: 21
Views: 5938

Re: So Christians are unintelligent??

Dallas wrote:Can someone explain to me how God approves of genocide? I don't know of any place that it states in the Bible that God approves of genocide.
Not just approves of, but commands:

Numbers 31:7-18
1 Samuel 15:3
Deuteronomy 7:1-2
Deuteronomy 20:16-17
Joshua 10:40-41
by opus649
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

Proving objective morality would require proving God since God is the explanation for objective morality. Exactly my thoughts. Trying to prove God by proving objective morality just doesn't work very well in my opinion. One might have suspicions that OM exists, but that isn't much of a proof. Accep...
by opus649
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Re: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?

The crusades were a counter to Islamic expansion, with religion NOT being the sole factor or, to be honest, the primary factor but being the "rally cry". I must respectfully disagree. My understanding is that the goal of the Crusades was to restore Christian access to the Jewish holy lands. I don't...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Re: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?

If you can find some examples where a leader destroyed other people's lives solely based on some religious conviction, do share. Crusades? In short, any of these leaders claiming to be following through with the Jihad with their terrorism is violating its own rules, so once again, I doubt they hone...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

It seems you can't see where it is, so I'll quote it. Thank you. I believe the point you are making is this: "hot" and "cold" are subjective, but the only reason such ideas exist is because of objective concepts like temperature. If I say I am "happy" or "sad", it's all relative... but the fact tha...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

PaulSacramento wrote:If morals did evolve under the same influences ( natural selection, survival of the fittest) then I think we would have very different looking morals.
Interesting. Out of curiosity, what do you think they would look like?
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

An atheist is left in a sticky position, especially when morals enter a debate. Richard Dawkins claimed it is hard to defend morals on anything except religious grounds. Let's say evolution just caused us to feel some things are wrong. But this doesn't mean actions really are wrong. Because having ...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

No, I used the word wrong to define stealing.. Within the context of defining "right" and "wrong." I'm not trying to be difficult, but I'm surprised you don't see my point. Here's how the conversation (roughly) went... Me: Is there such a thing as an inherent "right" or "wrong?" You: Well, by defin...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

7) If right/wrong doesn't exist, then how can anyone say another person is morally right or wrong? Yes, this is a good summary of my question. But, given human nature being what it is, I'll opt for the moral absolutes -- based on God's Word -- and not on the subjective and changing morals covered i...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

If I define stealing as 'wrongfully taking what doesn't belong to you', then it's wrong by definition. Then, the problem is reduced to our theory of good or our idea of what makes someghing right or wrong. And also, it helps to establish what qualifies as ownership. Whoa whoa whoa, you are using th...
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Re: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?

Do you have any reason to suggest that they are truly devout Muslims who just want nothing more than what their religion asks of them? Other than that they say it is? I do not believe I was the one who made a positive assertion. I simply asked what lead you to make yours. Are you willing to answer?
by opus649
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 15209

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

Beanybag wrote:Now, you ask, "is stealing wrong?" to which I'd say, yes. It is wrong, or bad, by definition.
How's that? If I take something from you without your permission, how is that "by definition" wrong?