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by Ivellious
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: How God Creates
Replies: 330
Views: 28768

Re: How God Creates

and they were able to manipulate matter to behave abnormally, such as cutting and transporting stones weighing hundreds of tonnes without a noise. This technology was perfected in the days of Solomon who used it to build the temple's foundations. We know how ancient civilizations transported massiv...
by Ivellious
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Mental illness or demonic possession?
Replies: 26
Views: 4476

Re: Mental illness or demonic possession?

I'd be hesitant to attribute specific medical conditions (like schizophrenia) to demonic possession simply on the basis of "scientists don't fully understand it." We've made great strides in studying the brain and mental illness over the years, but until very recently the brain was, practically spea...
by Ivellious
Thu May 15, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A troublesome Inheritance
Replies: 34
Views: 3668

Re: A troublesome Inheritance

Sure, Darwin had many racist views. So did virtually every white person on the planet for hundreds of years, including when Darwin lived. Should we call every discovery and new idea from that era racist because nearly every person who discovered them had racist tendencies?
by Ivellious
Thu May 15, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A troublesome Inheritance
Replies: 34
Views: 3668

Re: A troublesome Inheritance

And a quick note on linking evolution with racism. It is absolutely wrong to say that, because evolutionary theory has (incorrectly) been used to promote racism, that it is an inherently racist concept. Same goes for saying that, because Darwin and many others in his time had racist views, that evol...
by Ivellious
Thu May 15, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A troublesome Inheritance
Replies: 34
Views: 3668

Re: A troublesome Inheritance

As for the overall point of the topic originally posted...There is no doubt that there are certain biological differences between races, at least "on average." The average person from Jamaica or Africa is biologically a better runner than the average East Asian person. The people living in the Himal...
by Ivellious
Fri May 09, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of

I never said that a good Christian was no longer a Christian. But you said that a Christian who didn't know obscure Bible verses was like a pilot who couldn't fly...So are you saying that if you don't know obscure Bible verses, you simply aren't a Christian? If so, then I amend my previous statement...
by Ivellious
Fri May 09, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of

The insinuation that it is a bad thing for a self-proclaimed Christian to not know a specific and obscure line of scripture kind of made it clear that you did not approve of his Christian-ness. And a pilot who doesn't know how to fly is, by definition, a bad pilot...it's pretty easy to apply that sa...
by Ivellious
Fri May 09, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Biblical Law I've Never Heard of

If you call yourself a Christian, why are you ignorant of what is in the Bible? A Christian who doesn't know the Bible is like a pilot who doesn't know how to fly an aircraft. If this is the definition of a "good Christian", then there are more atheists and agnostics in the US (and most other count...
by Ivellious
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: "Frozen" is gay propaganda? Huh?
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: "Frozen" is gay propaganda? Huh?

People will find all kinds of reasons to hate certain things, even if it requires some serious stretching of the imagination to reach that point. Because Hollywood films have a tendency to have themes contrary to the beliefs of ultra-conservative religious folk, blockbuster movies are a big target f...
by Ivellious
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: YEC vs OEC - Does it matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: YEC vs OEC - Does it matter?

I would say that, from a Christian perspective, I don't see it as a major issue in terms of faith or being saved or anything like that. From the perspective of society at large, there is some reason why this "debate" has relevance, especially when many are actively pushing for YEC Christian ideology...
by Ivellious
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Proof for the Biblical Exodus
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Proof for the Biblical Exodus

This author either has no idea what the word "proof" means, or is an expert in the field of "incredibly hyperbolic article titles." All this guy has done is draw some really weak links between a couple texts that don't even remotely describe Exodus and apparently that proves Exodus was real? How doe...
by Ivellious
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Ken Ham on Russell Crowe Noah Film
Replies: 34
Views: 3360

Re: Ken Ham on Russell Crowe Noah Film

I feel like I have to ask, what did anyone expect from this movie that makes them so upset that the film includes "artistic liberties" to make it more appealing to the audience? After all, if the film actually followed the biblical story verbatim, with no alterations or additions, it would be a drea...
by Ivellious
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: First direct evidence for inflation
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: First direct evidence for inflation

Interesting. I admit, most of this stuff is well over my head (physics was never my thing, and certainly not this crazy cosmic-level physics), so I don't totally get how this latest gravitational wave data leads to evidence for a multiverse. But even then, that article is mostly referring to old new...
by Ivellious
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: First direct evidence for inflation
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: First direct evidence for inflation

Why are a lot of scientists saying at the moment that this discovery is pointing to a multiverse?
I personally have not heard that yet, and don't necessarily see where this evidence points to that at all. Did you read an article about it?
by Ivellious
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Jerry Brown Sounds Intelligent!
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Jerry Brown Sounds Intelligent!

Is smoking pot really that bad, though? Drinking alcohol is a far more common behavior than smoking pot (and will continue to be even if every state legalizes marijuana), and its ability to do harm to someone's ability to think, work, etc. is as bad or worse than pot. And since prohibition ended, it...