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by BGoodForGoodSake
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Shades of Sin
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: Shades of Sin

RickD wrote: You sure you haven't been holding out on us? You're really a Christian, aren't you? y:-?
Sorry to disappoint. I am not.
by BGoodForGoodSake
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Do you think the Bible says the universe is expanding?
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Do you think the Bible says the universe is expanding?

The Universe may not be expanding. The 3d space we are familiar with could very well just be an interpolation of an underlying fixed universe. Like the memory in your computer is used to map a 3D space in a game. The memory is a fixed 2D structure. In other words the space around us could be an emer...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Shades of Sin
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: Shades of Sin

When we see an accident many look upon and reflect on their own mortality. The result is fear. This feeling can often overshadow the feelings of sadness for the people affected, the victims family and for the victim themselves. And one thing I noticed is that there is also a beauty to death that eve...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?
Replies: 141
Views: 16303

Re: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?

Question for you BGood... The ant, I see both those being true. A collection of atoms acting from stimuli and an ant making a sacrifice for the greater good. The very fact that there are those options, that we can think, feel and reason. Does that not at least suggest the possibilty of God? Yes it ...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?
Replies: 141
Views: 16303

Re: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?

B Good: Imagine a single situation like an ant dying for its colony. You can see it as, a permutation of atoms which are a statistically probable outcome given the laws of cause and effect and physics, a complex set of chemical reactions, an ant behaving the way it is because it was evolved to beha...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Shades of Sin
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: Shades of Sin

I was wondering if there was an underlying concept to Jesus' teachings on sin. Does the following even come close? Once you judge someone you no longer treat them, or consider them as equals, as brothers or sisters you have sinned. Everyone has their own path, judging your path with another's result...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?
Replies: 141
Views: 16303

Re: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?

Sorry, you didn't accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are going to hell eternal!!!! .... Like, will it really be like that with you and the rest of the world who isn't Christian at the time of your/their death? (I don't think so) Anyway, from what I've read in your comment, you remind me of a...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?
Replies: 141
Views: 16303

Re: Why is it so difficult to believe in God?

I have always found it easy to see that complexity can emerge from a few rules. The more rules the more complexity can emerge. And each system which emerges is more complex than the last. Quantum emerging from the abyss, the "material world" emerging from the quantum. Life from the material. Emotion...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Hillary's Ticking Timebomb
Replies: 18
Views: 4616

Re: Hillary's Ticking Timebomb

This is complete speculation by Joe DiGenova a FORMER federal attorney. This kind of "News" makes me laugh out loud!
by BGoodForGoodSake
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Strange Bedfellows Supporting Trump
Replies: 75
Views: 14740

Re: Strange Bedfellows Supporting Trump

You can't just stop raising the debt ceiling. A truck going 60 miles an hour needs 250 ft to come to a complete stop. It won't stop on a dime.
by BGoodForGoodSake
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 11223

Re: Word Association Thread

Desire
by BGoodForGoodSake
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheists: Does anything attract you to Christianity?
Replies: 449
Views: 46911

Re: Atheists: Does anything attract you to Christianity?

I think what Jesus teaches is very appealing. Discarding the self, and seeing the bigger picture, to help make the decisions in ones life is something I naturally strive for. This takes great sacrifice. But often, people don't relate. They will label you cold in many instances, and a push over in ot...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Immigration: Interesting Commentary
Replies: 17
Views: 2970

Re: Immigration: Interesting Commentary

People will look back one day at the acrimony between Muslims and Christians, like we do now at how it was between Catholics and Protestants. Something we had to learn in school to pass the test.
by BGoodForGoodSake
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: A question for atheists part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 4994

Re: A question for atheists part 2

Not to throw a wrench into things but... Love can be harmful. As everyone expresses love differently, it can lead to serious misunderstanding and misgivings. Hate can be beneficial. It's a raw emotion which can help someone survive harrowing situations. Selfishness can be beneficial. A mother's desi...
by BGoodForGoodSake
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Personality types
Replies: 158
Views: 35025

Re: Personality types

The cognitive functions define how someone thinks, and values the world. In many cases someone with a preference for one way of thinking may exhibit the traits in the profiles, but the profiles themselves are generalizations and don't bring the reader any closer to the underlying theory. For exampl...