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by Echoside
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: morality question(oh no not again)
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: morality question(oh no not again)

this topic is about morality (yeah i know it thus like the millionth one but bare with me) and you probably guess right it if you thought it was objective v.s subjective. well the question is that morality as a whole is it objective or subjective and more over if it is subjective can it really be c...
by Echoside
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Sex Ed
Replies: 32
Views: 5526

Re: Sex Ed

As a male and as a father, I say with full confidence that there is no advantage or underlying good purpose to socialize with the opposite sex from puberty until adulthood. I'm of a different opinion. My father encouraged friendships with those of the opposite sex, told me a good (female) friend wi...
by Echoside
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholics and salvation
Replies: 43
Views: 7007

Re: Catholics and salvation

From what I currently know Catholics either believe or at the very least, many Protestants think that Catholics believe that salvation is not fully based on grace through faith but on a ambigous combination of faith and works. As far as I know, Catholics believe that we are saved through faith alon...
by Echoside
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolutionary Theory it seems, like ID, begs the question..
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Re: Evolutionary Theory it seems, like ID, begs the question

What bounds does the Theory of Evolution overstep? Yeah, some individuals (see: Richard Dawkins) use evolution as a platform to attack religion but the theory itself is just science. I just meant what you said here. If it stays "just science" I have no qualms. So...you essentially say here that ID ...
by Echoside
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolutionary Theory it seems, like ID, begs the question..
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Re: Evolutionary Theory it seems, like ID, begs the question

The Theory of Evolution details the method by which the current variety of organisms on Earth evolved from a single common ancestor. The origin of that organism isn't in the picture. Agreed. However, if you want to use evolution as a philosophical attack on theism demonstrating this original ancest...
by Echoside
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Do those who seek the truth really find God?
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Do those who seek the truth really find God?

He also discussed how he had investigated into God with an open mind but could not find enough evidence for God's existence. It made me wonder whether those who seek the truth really find God? This kind of discussion can easily devolve into a "he said she said" scenario. How do we know he was using...
by Echoside
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: What do you think of this?
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: What do you think of this?

Just wanted to add a little balance as well. I found the poem very effective in dealing with a common problem we have today. That is Chritianity is often hi-jacked and replaced with religious activity. Man centered religion. Religion, properly defined, isn't a bad thing. I can remember a thread whe...
by Echoside
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: What do you think of this?
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: What do you think of this?

Sorry to change the subject a bit, but I just noticed that Echoside, who I think, used to be an atheist (used to have it listed that he was) is now a believer! That's GREAT!!!! :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin: Just wondering, when did you come to Christ and what finally brought you to know Him? I j...
by Echoside
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Narcissism
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Narcissm

1. What makes us in this huge universe think we are more important than a rock or a fish. What gives us the right to think that there is human transcendence of soul(our existence in spirit) beyond physical existence? It makes more sense to see that all that exists is connected. When the son of God ...
by Echoside
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: What do you think of this?
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: What do you think of this?

If even half the youtube comments on that video are serious humanity is definitely progressing backwards in philosophy. :?
by Echoside
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: What do you think of this?
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: What do you think of this?

great video.
by Echoside
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: If the Bible is inerent, and more
Replies: 15
Views: 3378

Re: If the Bible is inerent, and more

What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong no matter what God wants, IIRC. Right and wrong cannot exist without God. They are part of his nature . God does not simply decree randomly based on what mood he's in, as God is unchanging . What is right is what God's nature is, there's no more to ...
by Echoside
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Arrogant atheist
Replies: 81
Views: 10597

Re: Arrogant atheist

I find it hard to believe anyone still throws around the term "string theory" as if it has any merit. An unobservable, philosophically bankrupt idea that conveniently takes God out of the picture? Yea, maybe it's just me but I think there's a little bias with that one :roll: .
by Echoside
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: thank you, everyone
Replies: 25
Views: 4677

Re: thank you, everyone

Byblos wrote:
Welcome to the family Echoside.
Thanks, Byblos, it means a lot. Call me Joshua, if it suits you. Somehow it feels all the more appropriate now :)
by Echoside
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: thank you, everyone
Replies: 25
Views: 4677

Re: thank you, everyone

Thanks guys Echo, Praise God and welcome Brother. I still speak with Jac. In fact he sent me a paper today, that he just finished. I'm certain he doesn't mind me sharing the link. It's heavy stuff. http://cmmorrison.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/reconsidering-divine-simplicity.pdf I'll look into it :D