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by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Hindu milk miracle
Replies: 28
Views: 6650

Re: The Hindu milk miracle

Gman has brought up a similar point already.
by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: True Religion
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: True Religion

Please explain why you find it so amazing . Because it's a textbook leap in logic. There is no correlation between natural and moral laws, and the fact that God does not break the former is absolutely irrelevant as to how tolerant He will be to humans breaking the latter. The article is full of sim...
by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Hindu milk miracle
Replies: 28
Views: 6650

Re: The Hindu milk miracle

Of course.. No surprise there. Many also accused Jesus of having satanic powers in his day. Luke 11:14-15 Actually I would be surprised if they didn't whenever they saw a miracle. Okay - so how is your reasoning any better than theirs? No, it's not. It was on the news in dozens of countries across ...
by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Hindu milk miracle
Replies: 28
Views: 6650

Re: The Hindu milk miracle

Only demonic ones most likely... 2 Thessalonians 2:9 That's an interesting avenue that I've contemplated, but it seems to me the non-Christian can use the same reasoning for Christian miracles. For example, the Muslim can say that the resurrection of Jesus was something Satan from the Qur'an did to...
by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Hindu milk miracle
Replies: 28
Views: 6650

The Hindu milk miracle

Are you familiar with it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_milk_miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiyTogk9kp4

Any plausible scientific explanations?
by smiley
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: New Page Critiques
Topic: Pew Forum Religious Knowledge Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Re: Pew Forum Religious Knowledge Survey

13/15.

I don't know almost anything about the Eastern religions.
by smiley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: racist argument for evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 2998

Re: racist argument for evolution

I wasn't talking about Darwin there. Some of his comments can definitely be interpreted as racist. Still, that's just a consequence of living in the 19th century.
by smiley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Infinite punishment for finite sins
Replies: 427
Views: 76694

Re: Infinite punishment for finite sins

If it didn't make sense, and the Bible left no other alternatives but to believe it, then that would be a pretty good reason (for me, at least) to leave Christianity. Fortunetaly, annihilationism has good grounds to stand on. Chalking it all up to God's supremacy and our inability to understand "His...
by smiley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: racist argument for evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 2998

Re: racist argument for evolution

The claim that white people are more intellectually capable on average (something which we have both scientific and statistical evidence for), is not necessarily "racist". It would be racism to say that they had superior overall human worth.
by smiley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Reasonable confident faith vs. blind emotional faith...
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

Re: Reasonable confident faith vs. blind emotional faith...

Awesome response Narnia4, In a nutshell, what I'm really trying to ask in these two long posts is this, is it possible for believers like us, who live today, to have a faith like the apostles had after the resurrection? You have to admit, if any Christians throughout the world's history had a stron...
by smiley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Infinite punishment for finite sins
Replies: 427
Views: 76694

Re: Infinite punishment for finite sins

Some people just don't realize how long an infinite period of time is. Imagine, after trillions and trillions of years of torment, you're still not even a second closer to the end. That's terrifying. In any case, given that I haven't found any satisfying answers to this, I am now inclined to adopt A...
by smiley
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: True Religion
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: True Religion

I know I am going to get accused of sounding like an atheist again, but. . .

That article is so blitheringly stupid. "God rarely breaks His natural laws. Therefore, I propose that God would also not tolerate having His moral laws broken so easily".

:roll: This, this is just amazing.
by smiley
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Natural Evil Article
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Natural Evil Article

First, I've never said anything about objective truth. You asked me for how I define good and evil. Of course, if someone denies the existence of objective truth, then they can't even begin to discuss anything, not just the problem of evil. Answer this: Do you believe that there is evil in the world...
by smiley
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Natural Evil Article
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Natural Evil Article

Since I am a Christian, it's a matter of God's opinion.

Still, even if I wasn't, that's an incredibly feeble trap. All I would say in response (if I didn't believe in the existence of God) is that your belief system is internally incosistent.
by smiley
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Natural Evil Article
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Natural Evil Article

The argument is flawed to the core, because, even if it is conceded that some "natural evils" are the necessary consequences of the present set of natural laws, God being omnipotent, should still be able to prevent them through perpetual miracles. So yes, there are possible worlds where there is no ...