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Wed Oct 22

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benjd25 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 8:58 PM

Re: Wow!

I'm a Cowboys fan. I think I make a despondent post about once a season, usually in December...

Tue Oct 21

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 4:39 PM

Re: interesting debate

Mark wrote something (fairly mundane), John added to it (but still a very human Jesus), and then Luke changed it again to make Jesus miraculous/supernatural.

I thought Mark was the oldest of the four gospels, then Matthew and Luke, [more]

Mon Oct 20

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:12 PM

Re: Totally disgusting disrespect

for the man, and more importantly for the office of POTUS!!! disgusting exhibition - sometimes, many times, I'm ashamed of my country's citizens.

When we get a POTUS that doesn't deserve to sit in a jail cell, I'll be happy to [more]

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 12:17 AM

Re: Ministers face jail, fines for refusing gay

I don't see why you think so. They conduct marriage ceremonies in a Christian fashion. They're located across the street from the courthouse, I'm sure for a reason. Their wedding couples are very likely people without a regular church [more]

Sun Oct 19

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:48 PM

Re: silly movies...

Which Godzilla? Original (Japanese), or one of the new remakes/reboots? Or all of 'em?

All of them except for the 1998 American one.

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:55 PM

Re: silly movies...

Am I alone? Or is there one you know is pretty bad but you like it anyway?

Most of my 'guilty pleasures' are in music...but I'm a huge Godzilla movie fan. Cardboard characters, completely ridiculous physics and biology, plot holes [more]

Sat Oct 18

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 2:29 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Sorry. I thought that acts, the by-product of the interaction of beliefs and justifications upon the will were part of the discussion.

Do you think one can will themselves to hold a particular belief?

Fri Oct 17

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 8:44 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Acts of love (heart) are intentional (willful), but often illogical and irrational (head).

Sure, but that first word is acts. The apologetics we're discussing isn't about acts. It's about beliefs and their justifications - [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 3:58 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Carrier has collected a bunch of his interactions with Ehrman into links, if you want to spend a long time reading:

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 3:45 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Did you see Carrier's lecture? What are your thoughts on it?

I read much more than I watch, but Carrier's writings on Jesus being more likely to be made up than based on a real character haven't impressed [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:56 AM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Your heart can take you places your head wouldn't otherwise go, and the choice is an active, willful one.

? Explain what you mean.

Thu Oct 16

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:43 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/advice-to-european-christian-...

Ooooh, interesting. He has used the quote in more than one [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:28 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

Finally tracked down your quote. Boy, did you take that out of context. Either its the worst case of quote-mining I've ever seen, or you simply don't understand what he's saying.

Here is the quote in full context:

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Tue Oct 14

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 7:25 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

William Lane Craig is an apologist who doesn't find his own arguments convincing.

But he seems (to me) to be sincere in his belief (or he's a good actor).

I think he is sincere in his belief. But the arguments he gives are [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:50 PM

Re: Apologetics Isn’t for the Lost

I agree. I don't have a terribly poor view of apologists (the article author does). I just don't find their arguments persuasive.

Very few do - usually not even the apologists themselves. (William Lane Craig leaps to mind as an [more]

Mon Oct 13

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 3:13 PM

Re: Affleck Maher, Harris

If we sought for and discovered a test that had 100% sensitivity and specificity... a test that we could then apply to people with the goal of fixing all the dysfunction we see, what would that test look like?

And what would we do with [more]

Mon Oct 6

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benjd25 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:44 PM

Re: Government

It was going pretty good until 21, which is made up.

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Tue Sep 30

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 10:01 AM

Re: Public School Prosthelytizing?

What really gets me about this one is the underhandedness of the flyer. Removing the words "church" and "Creation Museum". Despicable.

It's par for the course for church-state violations.

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