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by smiley
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: If babies automatically go to heaven...
Replies: 38
Views: 6259

Re: If babies automatically go to heaven...

If Christianity is true, yes. But we can't be sure. And even if we could establish that it is true, we as humans don't have the right to kill babies. The whole purpose of this life (if Christianity is true) is to decide whether we want to be with God or not. And killing them would be taking away a c...
by smiley
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The historical evidence for Christ
Replies: 135
Views: 31833

Re: The historical evidence for Christ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdvjJrKd1do

The strongest case for the historicty of the resurrection I've seen so far.
by smiley
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?
Replies: 22
Views: 4727

Re: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?

Okay Jac - if I'm being a nuisance, feel free not to respond. But most likely because I'm philosphically illiterate, I'm having trouble making sense out of your position. I don't know how to be clearer than I've already been. If A is dependent on B, then A cannot be the cause of B. Thus, if we are t...
by smiley
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Does the Bible condone violence against other religions?
Replies: 35
Views: 10204

Re: Does the Bible condone violence against other religions?

Not to nit-pick, Gman, but you'll have to admit that the one verse (and many others) that I quoted do not specifically address Canaanite gods. In fact, it explicitly says gods from "one side of the earth to another". This could be Allah, Zeus or any such similar "god". Possibly, earth in this contex...
by smiley
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?
Replies: 22
Views: 4727

Re: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?

I would like to point out, though, that any Theistic conception of God must contain an idea of plurality within the persons of the Godhead if you don't want to be self-contradictory, which excludes Modalism from being a rational choice. This is because God cannot be dependent on anything and still ...
by smiley
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Humor and Jokes
Topic: Dicky D Rap
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Dicky D Rap

A video making fun of New Atheist/evolution fetishist arrogance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGgpGLxLQw
by smiley
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Plantinga's Ontological argument for God
Replies: 27
Views: 6485

Re: Plantinga's Ontological argument for God

On-topic: okay - it seems that I misunderstood Plantinga's argument when I started the thread. I thought that, unlike St. Anselm's, it did not rely on the assumption that a maximally great being must, by definition, exist in all possible worlds as a basis. Instead I thought that it simply deduces th...
by smiley
Sun May 30, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Does the Bible condone violence against other religions?
Replies: 35
Views: 10204

Does the Bible condone violence against other religions?

I would like to hear Christian interpretations of the passages like this: Deuteronomy 13:6 A very straightforward interpretation seems to be that we should kill people of other religions. However, obviously I find it very hard to believe God would command something like that. The non-Christian could...
by smiley
Sat May 22, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Plantinga's Ontological argument for God
Replies: 27
Views: 6485

Plantinga's Ontological argument for God

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontological_argument It basically goes like this: 1. It is possible that a maximally excellent being exists 2. Therefore, a maximally excellent being exists in a possible world 3. If a maximally excellent being exists in a possible world, then it exists in all possible w...
by smiley
Sat May 22, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Animals and Heaven
Replies: 28
Views: 4397

Re: Animals and Heaven

There's a page on the main site that talks about that. :)
by smiley
Sun May 16, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: One God or Many Gods??
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: One God or Many Gods??

Isn't it logically contradictory for multiple omnipotent beings to exist in one world? But yeah, I presuppose God must be omnipotent, which is not necessarily the case.
by smiley
Sun May 09, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?
Replies: 22
Views: 4727

Re: Do non trinitarians go to Heaven?

I would like to point out, though, that any Theistic conception of God must contain an idea of plurality within the persons of the Godhead if you don't want to be self-contradictory, which excludes Modalism from being a rational choice. This is because God cannot be dependent on anything and still ...
by smiley
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is God omnipresent?
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Is God omnipresent?

It's called an anthropomorphism. God also doesn't have wings, hands, or eyes, and yet the Bible seems to speak of Him having those things as well. Basically, the Bible very often pictures God as doing human things--or doing things as a human would do them--so that we can relate to Him. If that were...
by smiley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is God omnipresent?
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Is God omnipresent?

The Bible indicates several times that God is present everywhere (for example, Proverbs 15:3).

My question here is, how would you rationalize why He needed to "go down" to see if things are really as bad as He had heard in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? As well as the Bablyon tower?
by smiley
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: An argument against "fine turning" of the universe
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

An argument against "fine turning" of the universe

Something I've come across reading some atheist website: http://www.creationtheory.org/Arguments/FineTuning.xhtml What do you think? Note: this thread isn't an attempt to disprove the existence of God. I merely want to see the opinions of people here, since I'm sure this isn't the first evolutionist...