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by narnia4
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Love thy "Gay" neighbor
Replies: 13
Views: 3486

Re: Love thy "Gay" neighbor

No revolutionary comment here but- Its one of those things that takes balance. Some Christians are able to do it when dealing with people involved with drugs or alcohol. While its a sin that would be great if they could get out of, God still loves them and we still love them. Same with homosexuality...
by narnia4
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID gets a pat on the back from athiest
Replies: 22
Views: 4770

Re: ID gets a pat on the back from athiest

I appreciate atheist philosophers like Nagel and Searle. They seem to be basically honest in their philosophy and not flippantly writing off any position that doesn't fit their preconceived notions. I of course think they're wrong in their rejection of theism but its much easier to appreciate a Nage...
by narnia4
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Theistic Evolution vs. Progressive creationism
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Theistic Evolution vs. Progressive creationism

Theistic evolution avoids the problem of conflict between the Bible and science. Such as the resurrection and the miracles of Jesus???? Please do tell. I believe this is probably referring to what's seen as scientific evidence for an old earth and against a young earth. While with the resurrection ...
by narnia4
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: YEC Cult Characteristics?
Replies: 46
Views: 9908

Re: YEC Cult Characteristics?

I didn't watch the videos, but I wish that, on the personal and national and international levels, both sides of this could keep this very big conversation respectful. It doesn't even come down to the issues, its a childish shouting match. Granted YECers can be insulting and immature, but turnabout ...
by narnia4
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: "Creatio ex" beliefs
Replies: 22
Views: 8455

Re: "Creatio ex" beliefs

It may just be because it was always what I was taught, but I feel like it would have to be ex nihilo. Ex deo seems to cause some problems theologically/metaphysically (wouldn't it make us "God stuff"?), but it doesn't seem to me to be necessary. How is creatio ex deo any less confounding and befudd...
by narnia4
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Jesus
Replies: 61
Views: 9810

Re: Jesus

Jordan/snorider- did you read any posts in this thread? Specifically, did you read Paul's post? His isn't the only view out there but if you disagree with his assessment, it would be courteous to respond rather than just ignore his post and repeat what you already said. That's a great way to kill a ...
by narnia4
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Mother Theresa died an atheist
Replies: 45
Views: 8672

Re: Mother Theresa died an atheist

When I make claims, especially controversial claims, I try to research everything thoroughly. The idea that Mother Theresa died an atheist is pure conjecture without support, and in fact the evidence is strongly against it. What's called the "dark night of the soul" as bippy mentioned, is what many...
by narnia4
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Simple argument against Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

Re: Simple argument against Christianity

I am a Calvinist, and we do hold that man is responsible for his sins but that's another issue. Putting that aside. A few problems with this argument- 1. I've seen this one before (or close variants of it) and I think it really misses the mark when it comes to what Christians believe and would claim...
by narnia4
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: The Best Apologists?
Replies: 14
Views: 3791

Re: The Best Apologists?

It depends what you mean by "apologist". Anyone who's written to defend the faith, or the popular debate style guys? If its the former, I like the classic Lewis, Chesterton, Schaeffer, classic theologians, etc. Some guys focus on theology and scholarly endeavors so I'm not sure whether they should b...
by narnia4
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Mother Theresa died an atheist
Replies: 45
Views: 8672

Re: Mother Theresa died an atheist

When I make claims, especially controversial claims, I try to research everything thoroughly. The idea that Mother Theresa died an atheist is pure conjecture without support, and in fact the evidence is strongly against it. What's called the "dark night of the soul" as bippy mentioned, is what many ...
by narnia4
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?
Replies: 20
Views: 5680

Re: One Atheist argument (finally?) disregarded?

Atheists will continue to use it, I don't understand how an argument that is obviously factually wrong could be so common... or maybe I could unfortunately. And even when religion is the "official" reason, honestly I don't always buy that that's the real cause. If a ruler wants more land, wouldn't a...
by narnia4
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: "So you still think homosexuality is sinful?"
Replies: 18
Views: 3739

Re: "So you still think homosexuality is sinful?"

I'm a little disturbed by the idea that it was just "Paul's values" that were shining through in Scripture. That doesn't mean that everything Paul said to a specific church holds true today, but that's something that has to be determined through examination of the Scriptures, not assumed. Case in po...
by narnia4
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God, Zeus, and Odin
Replies: 26
Views: 3875

Re: God, Zeus, and Odin

narnia4 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:56 am Woaaah, let's keep in mind that there are Biblical principles in how to handle disputes with brothers in Christ, right? Narnia, if by that you meant my last post, then let me clarify that I am not questioning anything on any personal quarrel, but I believe everyo...
by narnia4
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God, Zeus, and Odin
Replies: 26
Views: 3875

Re: God, Zeus, and Odin

Woaaah, let's keep in mind that there are Biblical principles in how to handle disputes with brothers in Christ, right? Well there's lots of evidence that the Greek and Norse gods weren't real. Multiple metaphysical reasons, the fact that Greek and Norse gods were described as doing things that can ...
by narnia4
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: God, Zeus, and Odin
Replies: 26
Views: 3875

Re: God, Zeus, and Odin

This is in part an experiment. Often people seem to understand me meaning something quite different than what I was trying to say. Sometimes even the exact opposite. It has happened too much to suit me on these very forums. I am going to see this can be avoided now. The more I have taken part in co...