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by Icthus
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Problem of the slaughter of the Cannanites
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: Problem of the slaughter of the Cannanites

I figured I'd get something like this. But this argument seems to say that there was literally only one option to save them, and that was to have the Israelites wipe them out. Why couldn't they do anything else? They could have raised the children. Something tells me that small children were probab...
by Icthus
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The LOST Arts of Reading and Communicating
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: The LOST Arts of Reading and Communicating

As an English teacher, I completely agree; reading and writing skills often seem to be in pretty bad shape today. I teach at a state university, and the extent to which the bulk of my students are unable to communicate in writing, organize ideas, form coherent paragraphs, think critically, etc. is d...
by Icthus
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence
Replies: 87
Views: 14464

Re: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence

There is no such things as heat, there is only the absence of cold. There is no such thing as beautiful, but the absence of ugly... I have to repeat myself, but dichotomies can't be defined individually... You can try and pretend you are doing that, but the reality is a little bit different. I don'...
by Icthus
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The trouble question
Replies: 18
Views: 3500

Re: The trouble question

I've never really understood the point of this question, as it doesn't seem like it could have an answer that the atheist would like. If the answer is "no" then all that has been established is that God is logically consistent, which Christians have been saying all along. If the answer is "yes" then...
by Icthus
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Facebook atheists are at it again!
Replies: 42
Views: 6382

Re: Facebook atheists are at it again!

I'll let you guys go for it. I do however want to point out that the person who authored it is quite an imbecile. Bats are not birds. They are in fact the only mammals who have the ability to fly. *shakes head* and they say we don't pay attention in science class... I don't think the person who mad...
by Icthus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence
Replies: 87
Views: 14464

Re: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence

If this is so, then it isn't fair to say that God is the creator, or even the source, of evil. If God is good, then good exists, and if good exists, then the concept of evil exists necessarily. I would go further to say that evil as a concept can only exist necessarily where there are free moral ag...
by Icthus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence
Replies: 87
Views: 14464

Re: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence

On the question of why evil exists if the Creator is good, I don't think there is a problem. Moral Law comes from God, and naturally where there is a moral law there is the possibility of going against it and doing evil. Evil isn't a "thing" in the way that good is; it's just what isn't good. God d...
by Icthus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence
Replies: 87
Views: 14464

Re: Open Science Discussin about GOD's Existence

On the question of why evil exists if the Creator is good, I don't think there is a problem. Moral Law comes from God, and naturally where there is a moral law there is the possibility of going against it and doing evil. Evil isn't a "thing" in the way that good is; it's just what isn't good. God do...
by Icthus
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!

Happy Christmas!
by Icthus
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: From Russia with Love
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: From Russia with Love

B. W. wrote: Interesting the insights of those in former Communist Countries have...
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If by interesting you mean absurd.
by Icthus
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 3092

Re: Christmas

As a Secularist I celebrate Christmas with family, I'm not offended if people want to pray, it's a time of joy with loved ones. To each their own. As far as it being a "Christian" day, that obviously is not the case. Many saviors prior to Jesus were born on December 25th and of a Virgin.. http://li...
by Icthus
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Black Friday 2012 violence
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Black Friday 2012 violence

Also, I wouldn't be concerned about a world government popping up any time soon. How could it possibly be formed? I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories or anything but one could actually make an (initial) case for world government with the EU. The fact that it's been an abject failure so fa...
by Icthus
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Black Friday 2012 violence
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Black Friday 2012 violence

Hey guys, got something else that's got me nervous. Do you all think due to the atmosphere of anger going around between both liberals and conservatives over the election and the economy and all this talk about a civil war in the future, do you all think things could get very violent and ugly at al...
by Icthus
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: President 2012
Replies: 138
Views: 18500

Re: President 2012

Oh well I"m going to be simple, honest and to the point about all this. Are all the republicans and democrates now going to start building forts and going out on the streets with guns to kill each other with? No, because we Democrats don't like guns. We'll use pretentious language and strawman argu...
by Icthus
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Question and discussion on God's personality
Replies: 13
Views: 1868

Re: Question and discussion on God's personality

While I think, being a Christian and all, that God is great, I think it would be a mistake to attribute a human-like personality to him. He is so far beyond us, that the way we understand everything (our process of thinking, our emotions, etc.) just can't compare in any way to him. I don't think tha...