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    My Judas Challenge

    It is not just Christians but Jews who allegedly changed scripture in order to remove contradictions. Per GRS Mead the Septuagint version was changed into the current canonical version because it didn’t make sense, for example, if one adds up the years that the patriarchs lived in the...
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    You Can’t Measure Intelligent Design

    But I am not the one asserting an alien landed on our planet to bioengineer millions of animal species in his laboratory. Am I? To be fair, I considered every alternative explanation fully before I reached the conclusion I am at. Although, ID in its current form was dismissed quite easily...
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    You Can’t Measure Intelligent Design

    Then admittedly NOT evidence based. Then you end up trying to put a square peg in a round hole. When you get tired of failing try a faith that starts with a round peg instead. It is a lot easier.
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    Dune Part 1

    Thought the cinematography was outstanding. The story kind of ends abruptly so people who have not read the book will probably walk away a little confused or disappointed. Apparently it will be two years before the part 2 comes out in 2023, if approved. That’s a long time to wait to find out...
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    My Genesis Challenge

    I have been saying this for years too. Hades in scripture is the current state of our cosmos. Our physical body is formed here. Our souls are, in a sense, enslaved here, ruled by the lord of the material world, —Paul’s, “God of this [sensible] world” (2 cor 4:4) who, according to the Roman...
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    You Can’t Measure Intelligent Design

    True, in a sense That “everything happens for a reason.” I am with you on this point, for I am a theist who accepts evolution. The weakness in your argument is to think the design started AFTER life arose on this planet, so you presume a God bioengineering all the species on the planet when all...
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    Methods of Creation

    Just some general comments because the more abstract we get the more speculative it becomes. A little flexibility is warranted. 1) According to the Christian position, God presumably produces all things and is in all things, aka, pan-en-theism (not to be confused with pantheism). I know you...
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    Methods of Creation

    Your too dense to see that nature is producing new things. Where did you come from, Genius? Nature is producing new things all the time. That is creation at work. Pull your fingers out of your ears and try to understand what I am saying rather than knee-jerk reject any explanation for God.
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    Methods of Creation

    Exactly what the OP describes, 1) nature, and 2) Causes or Reason. The latter brings order to nature. On a micro scale, your two parents ordered their bodies close to produce you. They made you sandwiches to feed you. They bought you clothes ordered from substance to clothe you. IOW...
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    Methods of Creation

    Presuming a nature that is infinite then he would contain infinite possibilities or causes. The closer we get to the cause of causes the further it recedes because it is infinite in its nature. Physicists may keep dissecting substance and discovering new particles forever and I would not be...
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    Suppose the Resurrection was proven false, what would explain the Gospels?

    The director of Dune also directed “Arrival” which I really liked. In Arrival the plot seems more plausible and easier to believe than some sci-fi. So I am hoping Dune can do the same.
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    Methods of Creation

    Your strawmannirg. Every time I say that causes are processes plausibly associated with God, you invent the strawman, named, “reify”, and beat up on him. Your “reify” is your strawman. I don’t know what it is, don’t care that you find it a bad thing. You are welcome to keep beating up on...
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    True Christianity: Question for Everyone

    Christianity knows that “many” who claim to be Christian will be stopped at the door. The one who said, “you shall know them by their fruits”, also said, “many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, …’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’...
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    True Christianity: Question for Everyone

    They did use grains. Ever read the Parable of the sower? (Matthew 13) Some souls produced in our world “produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Souls surrendered to Christ “produce” or manifest virtues, some more than others. Also, the Mustard seed? ”He put another...
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    Methods of Creation

    it is not my problem. Let’s recall that others were denying “creation” which you admit was due to “creation” being associated with the “baggage” of God. A-theist: If it has any association with God I reject it. Theist: But you are part of creation. A-theist: I cannot be produced or caused...
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