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Jan
10
comment Is Divine Simplicity Coherent?
A mathematician would disagree. For example, there are an infinite number of points in the plane, and yet it can be divided into lines, which are also infinite sets.
Jan
5
comment Does God change?
Doesn't this assume that change is always for better or worse, and that it's impossible to change between two equally good (or even perfect) states? I'm not sure that's a given.
Jan
3
comment Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
My question is about his methods, not his motives. Free will does not imply free action. For example, would you say that imprisoning someone robs them of their free will? As for alternative solutions, one would assume that God would be able to come up with far more sophisticated solutions than any human could think of. Even something like relocating them to another planet a few billion light-years away ought to be simple enough for an all-powerful being. Killing just seems like a solution a human would come up with, not a god.
Jan
3
comment Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
@DavidStratton: I don't know. If I knew what answers I would get, why would I ask the question? I don't have to agree with an answer to accept it, if I think it's a good explanation of the Christian position.
Jan
2
asked Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
Jan
2
comment Did God REALLY want to destroy the people of Israel?
If God doesn't want to, then why does he? Being omnipotent, he should have plenty of other options at his disposal.
Dec
20
comment What's the evangelical take on “Tebowing” and genuflection
I believe it's called "showing off".
Dec
14
comment Would the Christians Luke was writing for know who Phanuel was?
@Waggers: It's the banana guy.
Dec
11
asked How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
Dec
11
comment What “fundamentalist” beliefs are most commonly rejected by “moderate” Christians?
@Affable Geek: Thanks for the background. However, my question is more an attempt to understand moderates than fundamentalists, and the cases where people's beliefs contradict the doctrine. So while it would indeed be impossible to answer my question with doctrine or policy, I'm wondering if there exist any statistical studies that would help my understanding.
Dec
11
comment What “fundamentalist” beliefs are most commonly rejected by “moderate” Christians?
@Waggers: I realize it may well be too broad, and I'm not really expecting a comprehensive answer. An overview, links to any studies, or pointers on where to look would suffice.
Dec
10
asked What “fundamentalist” beliefs are most commonly rejected by “moderate” Christians?
Dec
9
answered Is God capable of ever doing wrong?
Dec
9
revised Why doesn't the bible prohibit slavery?
remove duplicated "in my opinion"
Dec
9
suggested approved edit on Why doesn't the bible prohibit slavery?
Dec
5
comment How do Creationist Christians respond to the evidence for Evolution?
@Sven: Also, the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims is quite good.
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
answered Is having a moment of silence for someone anti-Christian?
Oct
11
asked Are the ten commandments considered part of the old testament law?
Oct
11
accepted What is the justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine?