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by kmr
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: 'Oldest' fossils reveal life 3.4 billion years ago
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: 'Oldest' fossils reveal life 3.4 billion years ago

It is so hard to draw a line between a "chemical process" and "life" (unless you are God). What, really, is the difference between a series of reactions and real life? Is it purely materialistic, being that it can "grow and reproduce", and is that even measurable since all "life" comes from preexist...
by kmr
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Problem of evil: good quote
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Problem of evil: good quote

Most of the suffering is of our own responsibility...
by kmr
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Small is peaceful
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Small is peaceful

Ever notice how only the only religion to sway 100% of a country's people to practice is Islam... and it did it three times?
by kmr
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What has a soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 8846

Re: What has a soul?

You forget that DNA doesn't "program" us, it just regulates the production of proteins. Our brains function spontaneously, without a cause that science can pinpoint, and the proteins and "other biological factors" are merely used by our minds to control our bodies in different ways.
by kmr
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Defending an animal
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Defending an animal

Not necessarily... God does value animals and cares for them and their suffering, can't remember the exact verse now, but I suspect the reason we all feel so much pain when we witness animal abuse is because we know and can sense that animals are innocent, unlike humans. Innocent animals and babies ...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayer for ... well ... me
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Re: Prayer for ... well ... me

Praying! y[-o<
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What has a soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 8846

Re: What has a soul?

Science is too young to understand the idea of the soul. It needs to go a long way. They are still trying to look inside quarks. I think when the reach the most sub atomic particle in the universe, perhaps that day you can ask what a soul is made up of.
:lol: Perfect!
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 270
Views: 50008

Re: Homosexuality

Here's my input on this... Any living, sexual creature is capable of exhibiting erotic sensations towards anything else, given the environment. My dog humps her stuffed animals... and she's female! But let's not go there. The point is, sexual attraction is a very broad thing, but humans are not supp...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I need a short concise answer please
Replies: 27
Views: 5319

Re: I need a short concise answer please

Don't restrict God to our perception of Time. It causes all sorts of issues!
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I need a short concise answer please
Replies: 27
Views: 5319

Re: I need a short concise answer please

The question comes down to this. God would be taking away our free will if our choices were all predetermined. The only way for that to be is if God designed us SO THAT we would carry out those predetermined choices. However, he did not design us to follow specific choices, he designed us for Him. N...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What has a soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 8846

Re: What has a soul?

Anything that has a mind has a soul, as far as I understand. Sometimes it is easier to point out than other times. Mammals, like dogs, for instance, obviously have some sort of a mind that guides the body. Birds do as well. So do reptiles. Then it gets tricky, and I don't know from here. Perhaps ins...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Where to Start Reading and Learning About the Bible
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Where to Start Reading and Learning About the Bible

Start with the New Testament, it is most important to know what Christ has done for us! I would suggest any of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) as well as Acts and a couple of Paul's letters, perhaps Romans. The first three Gospels are good for understanding what he did, and John and Roman...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: True Freedom
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: True Freedom

Amen! y[-o<
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Israel's Options??
Replies: 43
Views: 7673

Re: Israel's Options??

So you think Israel should be one Jewish state, and that peaceful Palestinians should be absorbed into it as citizens or to neighboring countries, Gman? Seems very simple and reasonable to me, at least. Israel is already small enough, and it is a strong democracy. I don't think that Palestinians rea...
by kmr
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I need a short concise answer please
Replies: 27
Views: 5319

Re: I need a short concise answer please

Of course we have freewill. Even if God knows every little thing we are to do, he is above space and time. He doesn't have to operate in the same linear manner that we do. We are still following our own paths through time and make our own choices. It would only be predestination if God Himself desig...