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by The Protector
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Very worried about gas prices...
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: Very worried about gas prices...

Malthusian predictions have always failed to come to pass. I agree that it is painful right now, but in the long term I don't think this will spell doom for the human race. Prices always change behavior; they always have. The move from urban centers to the suburbs was prompted by cheaper oil and aut...
by The Protector
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Real reason
Replies: 10
Views: 2903

Re: Real reason

Slavery most definitely played a big part in it. Another part of the secession from the U.S. was disagreement over how the government should be. By then, America had adopted a strong central government, meaning that one government body would be the main branch that held responsibility over all of t...
by The Protector
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Did God obscure science?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Did God obscure science?

Luke 16:19-31

There is plenty of evidence all around us. But still we always want more. Even if the whole world were shown a miracle, there would be those who would explain it away.

As Julius Ceasar wrote, "In the end, people will believe what they want to believe."
by The Protector
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Deuteronomy 32:17 and demons
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Re: Deuteronomy 32:17 and demons

Interesting thoughts. I remember that when I first heard that "the Prophet" Muhammed was dictated the Qu'ran by an angel he met in a cave, the first thing I thought was that he was deceived by a demon. The more I've learned the more I'm convinced that's the case. I hadn't really thought about ancien...
by The Protector
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: No Moral in Atheist World Argument
Replies: 18
Views: 3047

Re: No Moral in Atheist World Argument

With regard to the Atheist assertion that there are no absolute moral truths, the simplist, most effective retort is the question, "Is that absolutely true?" The statement itself is self-defeating; if there are no absolute moral truths, then asserting as much cannot be absolutely true. If the Atheis...
by The Protector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: racist argument for evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 3019

Re: racist argument for evolution

Well, strictly speaking, he's right that those of African descent tend to score lower on IQ tests. But if he knew anything about IQ tests he would know that the singe greatest determinant of IQ is education. The subtest of the WAIS that is most highly correlated to full scale IQ is the vocabulary su...
by The Protector
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Question about future threats to Christianity's case...
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: Question about future threats to Christianity's case...

The attacks will come, as jlay says, and there will be periods of time when things may appear bleak-- to many-- for a logical Christian theism... but these periods have come and gone in the past. How many times has Christianity outlived its pallbearers before? So often, the history of science has be...
by The Protector
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Lust and sexual sin
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Re: Lust and sexual sin

This is indeed a burden for almost every man. Jesus rebuked the legalism of the Jewish culture of his time that judged according to specific acts and how closely one adhered to the letter of the law but too often ignored the spirit; more specifically, Jesus said that if lust after a woman, we have a...
by The Protector
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Corinthians 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Corinthians 1

I have been struggling with this question myself. You see, I am currently engaged to be married. My fiancee and I currently live on opposite sides of the country due to where we got in to graduate school. We have maintained our relationship throughout, and with only one more year to go I proposed ea...
by The Protector
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 3911

Re: Pi

Here is an explanation I found a number of years ago (it is a math website, not a religious one, FYI):

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/bibleval.htm