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by smiley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God, Satan and Job
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: God, Satan and Job

I am entirely with you what He can. In either case, it would be accurate to say that God did not "know ahead of time that Job will remain faithful", even if He was consciously limiting His omniscience. That was my point. In any case, many Bible scholars argue that, based on the genre of the Book of ...
by smiley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Deism or Christianity?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Deism or Christianity?

Maybe he created us as rats to experiment on. Or maybe he created as his dying wish. Or maybe something we can't understand. Millions of possibilities.
by smiley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God, Satan and Job
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: God, Satan and Job

B.W. wrote:I'll open this up by trying to answer this one: Didn't God know before Time that Job will remain faithful?
If yes (which I don't agree with), it makes Satan look dumber than a box of rocks. Placing a bet with an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God.
by smiley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I think I am losing my faith.
Replies: 33
Views: 6055

Re: I think I am losing my faith.

How about this one: Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction... Blessed are those who seize your infants and dash them against the rocks (Psalms 137:8-9) Let's be honest - if this is not barbarically ugly, then I don't know what is. God Himself says elsewhere the the Bablyon girl's infants will be "d...
by smiley
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Hell Question
Replies: 49
Views: 9361

Re: Hell Question

Revelations says that you will be there forever. Still, some don't take this literally because of how full of allegory and symbolism the book is (and there are some earlier biblical texts that use similar phrases Revelation does, "forever and ever" in particular, to figuratively describe the duratio...
by smiley
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is hell real? Or is it only made to keep people in fear?
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Is hell real? Or is it only made to keep people in fear?

It seems to me that he is asking for a "scientific explanation" of how fire can cause harm to a spiritual object. After all, why else is this in the "God and Science" sub-forum?

Of course, no one can answer that because we don't know what a soul is "made of".
by smiley
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...
Replies: 257
Views: 49187

Re: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...

There is really no argument except "it just really feels that there is an objective moral realm".
by smiley
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Humor and Jokes
Topic: If Jesus lived in a time and place...
Replies: 19
Views: 5168

Re: If Jesus lived in a time and place...

Your sense of humour and words elsewhere appear to betray your profile. Shouldn't you be updating your profile already? ;) This is really funny considering I took the picture from a famous Christian apologist: http://www.gregboyd.org/blog/a-report-an-fyi-and-a-chuckle/ Go ahead and don't believe me...
by smiley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...
Replies: 257
Views: 49187

Re: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...

I don't have to explain inherent knowledge of right and wrong, because it isn't inherent, it's taught. so, it isn't inherently wrong to kill 6 million jews because you don't like their race? it isn't inherently wrong to molest children.? Are you saying these are just prefences of the culture that y...
by smiley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...
Replies: 257
Views: 49187

Re: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...

EDIT: Double post.
by smiley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Questions about Molinism, Calvinism, and Arenianism...
Replies: 15
Views: 6417

Re: Questions about Molinism, Calvinism, and Arenianism...

Craig's argument is essentially that God has mysterious purposes embellished with big words and verbosity.
by smiley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Christian Biography: Scientists and Science Philosophers
Replies: 26
Views: 4464

Re: Christian Biography: Scientists and Science Philosopher

Science should not be based on observations; but only upon the Bible's teachings. Men should never believe what they see with their own eyes, if what they see disagrees with the Bible. Scientists should never publish explanations, theories, or ideas for others to read if they can be construed in an...
by smiley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking and the new Atheists (part of a bigger problem)...
Replies: 30
Views: 7168

Re: Hawking and the new Atheists (part of a bigger problem).

Rich wrote:Atheists would prefer a world in which the conscience is never tweaked.
:shakehead: "Atheist" and "sociopath" aren't synonymous.
by smiley
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Infinite punishment for finite sins
Replies: 427
Views: 76663

Re: Infinite punishment for finite sins

They are finite in consequence.