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by Ivellious
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution/ID/Creationism in the Classroom
Replies: 41
Views: 4363

Evolution/ID/Creationism in the Classroom

I'm doing some research for a paper/discussion and I'd like to get some outside ideas. The topic is notoriously sensitive and controversial, but if you clicked on the thread title I guess you'd be expecting that. The topic and debate that I want to cover boils down to how schools should handle teach...
by Ivellious
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

Look, I did overreact a bit. I just don't like being labeled specifically with a group that I don't really associate myself with and having that being used as a sort of backhanded statement. My other problem was more of a problem with being told to go away because I'm not part of the group that most...
by Ivellious
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Being a virgin for money value?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Being a virgin for money value?

Ah, thanks for clarifying...I jumped to a conclusion, my bad.
by Ivellious
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Free thinkers
Replies: 26
Views: 4365

Re: Free thinkers

StMonicaGuideMe: Well, as I'm apparently already labeled as an atheist here, I'll make it clear again. I'm not an atheist, I'm just not strictly speaking a part of any branch of Christianity. I love discussing my beliefs, but this isn't about that. I can't really speak for atheists or all people who...
by Ivellious
Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Being a virgin for money value?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Being a virgin for money value?

Wrain: More or less you got my point. I'm not saying that virginity is a bad thing or that we should push sex before marriage. Not at all. My first post was just to clarify the original question (why it was a big deal in biblical times) and how the culture of that era valued virginity in a shallow s...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

Murray said "Have you been reading into athiest.org too much recently?" That's a direct attempt to undermine me without any base or provocation. It was made to try to mock me and/or damage my integrity. I find that both disrespectful and ignorant to assume that just because I disagree, Murray feels ...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Being a virgin for money value?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Being a virgin for money value?

Well to be fair, did I ever present my opinion on the matter? I mean, I never said that valuing virginity was bad or good...Though since you present such a broad case, let me respond. Yes, there are risks to recreational sex, but to be fair it's also possible to get STDs, get pregnant before you're ...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Being a virgin for money value?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Being a virgin for money value?

Well, in practically all ancient cultures, virginity was considered "valuable" so to speak, or more like a lack of virginity in a girl before marriage was a bad thing. And yes, it was much more lucrative for a father to marry off a virgin daughter. Even today in the Middle East and Africa and parts ...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

If someone has an answer, I will certainly listen. But this forum is for expressing thoughts, not choking out those who aren't the ideal christian. Yeah, my views aren't yours, but respect me for my opinions. I'm not looking for answers, but rather for discussion. If that opens my eyes to something ...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

What is there to not understand? I fully understand it, as far as I know and have been told. I've been to church enough, I've read the Bible cover to cover multiple times. I'm only pointing out the fallacies in literally taking the Bible because of historical problems, perfectly logical. I see no pr...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Free thinkers
Replies: 26
Views: 4365

Re: Free thinkers

To be honest, Reactionary, I completely agree with your stance on developing your own opinion. Sorry if I was unclear; I equally respect atheists, christians, muslims, jews, etc. As long as they have actually thought critically about their religion. The people who grow up christian and then later in...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

How about I put it this way...when I say "mistranslations" or "misinterpretations" I don't literally mean they just got words wrong. I mean, can you tell me what the ridiculous number of allegories, metaphors, indirect passages and figures of speech originally said in the Hebrew (or Greek) Bible? Th...
by Ivellious
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Catholicism
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Catholicism

Just to post my random thoughts on the topic... The Bible in its current form has been altered numerous times throughout history. First, the Bible itself is a construct of man, not God, and written by a few powerful (see:literate) men back a couple thousand years ago. They picked and chose what woul...
by Ivellious
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Free thinkers
Replies: 26
Views: 4365

Re: Free thinkers

God tells us "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'. Using the mind requires thinking, last time I checked. Eh. I agree that use of the mind typically involves thinking, but not when your mind is simply being used to fu...
by Ivellious
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: God Particle? Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 5477

Re: God Particle? Any ideas?

Nothing really...The Higg's boson is just nicknamed the God Particle because if it's existence can be confirmed it would be a massive contribution to science, especially physics. I don't understand the hardcore details of it all, but it would likely be a once-in-a-lifetime discovery if more tests co...