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Sun Sep 21

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 7:44 PM

Re: question for 1A

God isn't necessary. If we get to include the beliefs where we have a very significant dispute, I reply:
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We're comparing 2 fundamentally different types of being. One is fictional, one isn't.


If he exists, he exists [more]

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:52 AM

Re: question for 1A

How can one possibly know if a supernatural being experiences emotion? All these claims that god is love made by so many are arbitrary in my mind.

The being would have to reveal that.

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:50 AM

Re: question for 1A

If we are not capable of love without it being bestowed upon us by god, and if we have no purpose without god, how is god capable of love without having been created by another god, and what purpose does god have if not provided by a precedent? [more]

Thu Sep 18

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:55 AM

Re: question for 1A

The mystery of why and how is the same.
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Can you expand on this? As a "believer" you likely believe the "how" is "God did it" and the "why" is "for humanity". That's pretty
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Tue Sep 16

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 5:27 PM

Re: question for 1A

If my answer to this is "god did it", it cheapens it. It takes away the majesty and wonder.

I don't question that this is your experience. But believing God did it does not lessen it in any way for me.

The [more]

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bdhinton posted to the Christian Fools board. 11:25 AM

Adam and Eve

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was, "Don't eat the forbidden fruit!"

Adam said "Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve! We have Forbidden [more]

Mon Sep 15

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bdhinton replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:16 PM

Re: Obama's speech: Is ISIS Islamic?

ISIS, is not really interested in advancing Islam as a religion, but one certain dictatorial view of power.

I would say they are interested in advancing one certain view of Islam.

What do you think of this guy: [more]

Thu Sep 11

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bdhinton replied to the Christian Fools board. 9:18 AM

Re: Obama's speech: Is ISIS Islamic?

I know there are verses in the Koran that can be interpreted as commanding Muslims to kill, but there are also plenty of verses in the OT that can be interpreted similarly.

The OT tells Muslims to kill?? ;-)

Mon Sep 8

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bdhinton replied to the Christian Fools board. 3:49 PM

Re: Anchoress on Rotherham

Somehow, I don't think the word "moderate" should mean those who don't take the religion seriously.

It's more in terms of how they understand "jihad" than anything else. If you are a live-and-let-live Muslim, then [more]

Fri Sep 5

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:46 PM

Re: There Was No First Human

You realize, DD, that for every fossil found an additional gap is created, right?

That's pretty much what you have, evolution of the gaps.

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:43 PM

Re: Ben's Question

I think you just saved me some searching. The "sons of your own people" clearly are the "neighbors"

I agree with you on the OT use, but I quoted Jesus' use of it, which clearly is more than just Jews. Jesus had a [more]

Thu Sep 4

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 7:48 PM

Re: Ben's Question

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+19%3A...

"You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 5:26 PM

Re: There Was No First Human

All I saw was Darwinian fairy tales about what happened "in between the snapshots".

Problem with this model is that the fossil record doesn't support it. Phyla appear fully formed in the Cambrian, and then branch out from there. [more]

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 2:50 PM

Re: Ben's Question

Setting aside that I've read that is actually referring to fellow Hebrews (i.e. love your people) and doesn't apply to all humans, I think you must admit that there is much in the Bible which clearly does NOT adhere to that tenet. [more]

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 12:21 PM

Re: Ben's Question

I don't apply them to a god because I don't believe any exist. That said, if we assume that one does exist then it doesn't necessarily follow that the god's actions or intentions are in the best interest of most people.

You alluded [more]

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 12:14 PM

Re: Ben's Question

In my opinion, the morality of the bible is limited, inflexible and flawed.

Jesus summed up the morality of the Bible with "Love your neighbor as yourself".

I don't see any difference between your morality and the [more]

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:12 AM

Re: Ben's Question

I kind of agree. I agree that we cannot possibly obtain objective morality but for slightly different reasons.

For me, objective moral action is about the outcome. The most moral action is the one that maximises the wellbeing of
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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:12 AM

Re: Fish in the lower Cambrian

I presume they simply mean pin-hole camera style

I don't think so:

Camera eyes are a type of simple eye, where light is received through a single opening (in contrast to compound eyes, where light enters through multiple [more]

Wed Sep 3

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bdhinton replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 8:46 PM

Re: Ben's Question

I do like this point, though:

Every moral theory will posit some moral ultimate which serves as an explanatory stopping point. The apropos question will be whether that moral theory is plausible, in particular whether its moral
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bdhinton posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:35 PM

Fish in the lower Cambrian

This primitive fish displays unambiguous vertebrate features: a notochord, a pair of prominent camera-type eyes, paired nasal sacs, possible cranium and arcualia, W-shaped myomeres, and a post-anal tail.

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