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by Katabole
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity
Replies: 142
Views: 13042

Re: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity

Jesus advised obtaining a sword to be a common-sense protection. Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. Yeah and followed it by the equally confusing "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will di...
by Katabole
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

gap theory is such a minority view even among biblical literalists Why is it when something is in the minority view, it automatically has to be considered false? There are seven churches described in the book of Revelation in ch 2 & 3. Of the seven churches, there are only two that Christ did not f...
by Katabole
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity
Replies: 142
Views: 13042

Re: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity

The Supreme Court didn't write a new law!!! And no, they don't automatically uphold the law! They rule on whether or not the law is Constitutional and then either uphold or invalidate it based on that ruling! Yes, that is what the Supreme Court is supposed to do. Supreme Court justices do not make ...
by Katabole
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: New view of Paul
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: New view of Paul

It must have been stunning to Paul, for him to have realized that he was to be a key figure in bringing the Gospel to the WORLD. I wonder how aware he was of the extent and range of the world that existed - what did he know of its parameters? Just imagine if we were given such a task, but were limi...
by Katabole
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Where did our Universe come from?
Replies: 47
Views: 5539

Re: Where did our Universe come from?

The Universe came from the mind of God. God's thoughts became physical reality. Philip is right. Physicist Lawrence Krauss wrote a book entitled, 'A Universe from Nothing'. Physicists did not like the idea of the word nothing meaning the absence of anything. So what they did was redefine the word no...
by Katabole
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

Well, you haven't defended it, but perhaps Vikram Singh might. I wonder where he is now... It seems from your statement and one you made previously that you are assuming Singh does not exist? I do not know if he exists or not. I have no reason to doubt Ravi Zacharias though as he has proven in life...
by Katabole
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

This is far from indisputable. I have tried to track down the source for the "1:1 X 10^40000" and other numbers, that are often quoted as having been formulated by a Prof. Vikram Singh of Cardiff University. I cannot find any reference to this man, either on the Cardiff University website, which ha...
by Katabole
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

Is your main idea here that evoltuion is impossible, or that life had to be started by a god, and then could evolve from there? No.The point I was trying to get across is that it is not mathematically impossible for life to occur randomly without a Creator or creative force. It is however, mathemat...
by Katabole
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

An example of a good point ? Sure. Here's some math. Mathematical chances of a DNA molecule forming at random from a mindless, unguided process. 1:1 X 10^40000. That number is a 1 followed by 40,000 zeroes. That number is greater than the number of atoms in the known Universe. Enzymes are formed fr...
by Katabole
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Shroud of Turin
Replies: 1731
Views: 209945

Re: Shroud of Turin

I watched a movie yesterday entitled, 'Risen". It is a story about the investigation of Jesus' resurrection from the eyes of a non-believing Roman centurion played by Joseph Fiennes, actor Ralph Fiennes younger brother. Jesus is played by the actor Cliff Curtis from Fear the Walking Dead. The shroud...
by Katabole
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ark encounter
Replies: 382
Views: 28930

Re: Ark encounter

I know this was posted up here a number of years ago and although not keeping with the thread, it does cover a number of ideas that have been commented on in the thread.

Ben Stein's No Intelligence Allowed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5EPymcWp-g
by Katabole
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: New view of Paul
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: New view of Paul

That is a good synopsis on Paul. I have read before by a number of Christians and some former Christians that Paul was as you said, a wild card that preached his own gospel and there are even some denominations today that claim that what Paul taught was not Christ's Gospel and so they exclude the wr...
by Katabole
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Do you believe in karma?
Replies: 25
Views: 4236

Re: Do you believe in karma?

I voted no as I consider karma to be a Hindu/Buddhist concept and not a Christian one. If I was a Hindu or Buddhist and believed that karma is the spiritual force generated by my actions which determines my reincarnated situation, then the law of karma implies that every thought or deed, whether the...
by Katabole
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity
Replies: 142
Views: 13042

Re: European Churches Claim Muslims Are Converting to Christianity

In truth, I do not consider Islamic terrorism to be the biggest threat to modern society. It is Christian nominalism. Christians sit back and do nothing as our rights are whittled away, our democracies founded on Christian laws are usurped, our Christian moral laws are changed, laughed at and mocked...
by Katabole
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Is Atheism a Belief System?
Replies: 196
Views: 18643

Re: Is Atheism a Belief System?

Thanks for the article. It was written by Andy Bannister. I have his recent book, 'The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or The Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments'. I really liked the book and it is funny.