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by Eureka
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The Unforgivable Sin
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

The Unforgivable Sin

Hello Everyone, I was looking through some of the older threads on "Atheists and Youtube" and some other discussions on blasphemy, and I have a question about the atheists who participated in the "blasphemy challenge" on youtube. If you're not familiar with this stunt, a few years ago the Rational R...
by Eureka
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Adoption instead of Abortion
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Adoption instead of Abortion

Hello Everybody, I wanted to post about some misconceptions that I previously had about the options available in the adoption process. I don't know how common my specific misconceptions are, but I suspect that I'm not the only person who held a skewed perspective. I just want to put this post out th...
by Eureka
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Abomination" in Scripture
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

"Abomination" in Scripture

Hello Everyone, I recently saw the video of Matthew Vines' presentation arguing against the traditional interpretation of the Bible with regard to same-sex relationships, and I thought he provided a well-prepared, respectful and thought-provoking series of arguments. In one part of his presentation,...
by Eureka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: "Creatio ex" beliefs
Replies: 22
Views: 8993

Re: "Creatio ex" beliefs

Thank you, Jac. I have never heard any Genesis interpretation that described God as a craftsman rather than a creator. Interesting... Ex nihilo seems outwardly consistent with scripture, but I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who believes in "ex deo" or "ex materia" unless it is expected that ...
by Eureka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Simple argument against Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

Re: Simple argument against Christianity

I believe that this is inconsistent with the passage from Romans that Zionist posted in this thread. Why? I was referring mostly to 20.For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been ma...
by Eureka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Simple argument against Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

Re: Simple argument against Christianity

The logic of this argument is sound if you agree that the premises are each correct; this is not an example of denying the antecedent. I considered myself a born-again Christian for over a decade. I loved being Christian--emotionally...socially...spiritually. In my mid-20s I started to really think ...
by Eureka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: "Creatio ex" beliefs
Replies: 22
Views: 8993

Re: "Creatio ex" beliefs

Are there passages in the Bible that have led people toward one "creatio ex" belief over another?

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by Eureka
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: "Creatio ex" beliefs
Replies: 22
Views: 8993

Re: "Creatio ex" beliefs

Yes! I don't have much time to write, but this is the basic understanding that I have about the different "creatio ex" theories with regard to God's initial creation of the universe as described in Genesis: Ex nihilo: God created the universe out of absolutely nothing. Ex materia: God created the un...
by Eureka
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: written by me ... for fiance
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: written by me ... for fiance

How can I get my boyfriend to write me a poem like that??

I love it :) I'm sure she loves it too.
by Eureka
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 74386

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

And the semantic arguments about "scientific theory" are getting kindof ridiculous. Philosophy of logic has been recognized as conflicting with inductive reasoning. But inductive reasoning is the best we have for a lot of things. Predictions based on the probability that something works one way or a...
by Eureka
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 74386

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

It seems to me that if we place this under the category of "we don't know exactly how life came to be on Earth", that your example has no effect on the Theory of Evolution itself. That is, if life began with this basic function intact, that evolution taking place afterward would no longer be an iss...
by Eureka
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Masturbation Inquiry
Replies: 22
Views: 9330

Re: Masturbation Inquiry

What about masturbation for women? I think that when most women masturbate, they are generally focused on the physical sensation without really needing to even imagine having sex or thinking about naked men. Being much less visually-oriented, I think that it is fairly easy for a woman to masturbate ...
by Eureka
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 74386

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

KBC, Would you mind elaborating on the answer you gave Ivellious when he asked how the necessity of of spatiotemporal control system impacts the theory of evolution? I don't understand how requiring a designer to institute the 3D control system means that macroevolution of species did not still occu...
by Eureka
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Science is based on?
Replies: 63
Views: 9710

Re: Science is based on?

:p

But I am a WAYYYYY faster texter than anyone from a million years ago. Proof of evolution.
by Eureka
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: The Sabbath, to keep or not to keep....
Replies: 405
Views: 55844

Re: The Sabbath, to keep or not to keep....

After stalking this thread for a while, despite great arguments from both sides, I feel convinced that Christians should practice the Sabbath. I UNDERSTAND THAT NO LEVEL OF OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW IS NECESSARY FOR SALVATION! However, there is a clear agreement among Christians that despite the gift of ...