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by Icthus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does This Defeat The Kalam?
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Re: Does This Defeat The Kalam?

using the word "cause" might not be the best way to state a cosmological argument. After all, God is "uncaused." One might say that everything that exists has an explanation for its existence (like Craig would). Actually, Craig would say "that which comes into existence has a cause." Since God didn...
by Icthus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: God
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: God

snorider wrote:Why?
Why not?

But seriously, I don't know what you mean. If your asking why Christians believe in God, we have our reasons (the resurrection, philosophical arguments, etc).
by Icthus
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Einstein God Letter resurfacing
Replies: 11
Views: 3378

Re: Einstein God Letter resurfacing

In 2008 when this letter surfaced there were endless discussions among the top scientists, professors, collectors etc. The smartest man to ever live says that there is no God, and you find a cat in a tree more interesting?? Einstein was indeed a very famous scientist, but to say he was the smartest...
by Icthus
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID gets a pat on the back from athiest
Replies: 22
Views: 4765

Re: ID gets a pat on the back from athiest

Should I try to compile a list of the thousands of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other members of theistic faiths who accept evolution? If you do, remember to include me. But seriously, Nagel is a very interesting philosopher and his fame is quite well-deserved (What is it like ...
by Icthus
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Does This Defeat The Kalam?
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Re: Does This Defeat The Kalam?

No. This does not defeat the cosmological argument. Quantum mechanics does not do away with causality, and using the word "cause" might not be the best way to state a cosmological argument. After all, God is "uncaused." One might say that everything that exists has an explanation for its existence (...
by Icthus
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Jesus
Replies: 61
Views: 9804

Re: Jesus

Jesus was quoting psalm 22:1 for those that could hear Him and understand. This. Psalm 22 is a messianic psalm that ends triumphantly. By invoking it, you could say, Jesus was actually claiming victory. Psalm 22[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David...
by Icthus
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: The Best Apologists?
Replies: 14
Views: 3789

Re: The Best Apologists?

I'm not a huge fan of some apologists, but I respect the work of Gary Habermas on the minimal facts approach to the resurrection. It strikes me as a very useful apologetic as it doesn't require that one accept any controversial premises. Indeed, only those facts that are almost universally agreed up...
by Icthus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Can Theistic Evolution make a Christian lose their salvation
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Can Theistic Evolution make a Christian lose their salva

That article is absurd. What do they mean when they say that the message of TE doesn't convert anyone? Does TE have a different message of salvation? The claim that one only adopts TE to "fit in and not look stupid" or as a stepping stone to atheism sounds a lot like YEC rhetoric against OEC. It is ...
by Icthus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Mother Theresa died an atheist
Replies: 45
Views: 8661

Re: Mother Theresa died an atheist

MAGsolo, since you made the statement, prove : Evil and Suffering are irreconcilable with a Christian worldview. Christian worldview involves believing in a God that is good/benevolent, omnipresent, and all powerful. If God is good/benevolent, he would despise evil and seek to prevent it. If God wa...
by Icthus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Science and Religion
Replies: 19
Views: 3109

Re: Science and Religion

What has religion done in the last thousand years to progress the human race? What has Science done to progress the human race? Think about that. Science saves lives, it flies us to the moon. Religion causes conflicts between nations and flies us into buildings. One last video: http://www.youtube.c...
by Icthus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Jesus
Replies: 61
Views: 9804

Re: Jesus

PaulSacramento wrote:Jesus was quoting psalm 22:1 for those that could hear Him and understand.
This. Psalm 22 is a messianic psalm that ends triumphantly. By invoking it, you could say, Jesus was actually claiming victory.
by Icthus
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Had they chance ... ?
Replies: 85
Views: 9516

Re: Had they chance ... ?

Words of my friend: 1. It's not prohibited to whip people to the blood, that's why in times of slavery not so long ago, people were whiped. Whipping your back does not break your teeth or destroy your eyes. 2. Furthemore, what when slave died in 7 days? Nothing probably. I'm not quite sure what you...
by Icthus
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Had they chance ... ?
Replies: 85
Views: 9516

Re: Had they chance ... ?

1over137 wrote:Maybe this can help: http://concordances.org/hebrew/yukkam_5358.htm
Thanks for that.
by Icthus
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Had they chance ... ?
Replies: 85
Views: 9516

Re: Had they chance ... ?

My friend sees inconsistency in verses 21: "If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property." and 26: "If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye." He sees loosing the slave as veng...
by Icthus
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Had they chance ... ?
Replies: 85
Views: 9516

Re: Had they chance ... ?

My friend sees inconsistency in verses 21: "If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property." and 26: "If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye." He sees loosing the slave as veng...