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"This is a question and answer site. Not a "complex question, insightful answer that grows you as a person site." People should be able to ask simple questions with simple answers, that just may so happen to be spoon-fed. A lot of people just want to write code that works. Not be empowered. – Owen Sep 19 '08 at 21:23"


Sep
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comment If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
@Alexandre: You're missing out on quite a good series then! By no means do you have to read the series to understand the book I linked, but you'll get heavily spoilered if you do. (Not totally sure I'd classify the space trilogy as science fiction, but then I think i have a somewhat narrow definition of scifi >.>)
Sep
3
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@Marc: Last I checked, the search for a "gayness gene" wasn't going so well... In any case, it can be a tendency, and/or it can be deeply ingrained and difficult to change, but it still is a behavioral choice to some degree. At least, in absence of some sort of proof otherwise that you value so deeply.
Sep
3
comment Is it right for a church to be wealthy?
What about Matthew 13:44? Is that not a literal passage? It could at least be a reason people think that people should give up their worldly possessions.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
2
accepted What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
Sep
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comment What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
So many good answers, had to burn 3 of the 5 upvotes i have left :)
Sep
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awarded  Suffrage
Sep
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asked What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
Sep
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comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Not even sure how that relates to your answer. Further, that's throwing out the "literal interpretation" of several other points from the Bible.
Sep
2
comment Why is the use of certain common words offensive?
This question seems to cover this pretty well...
Sep
2
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Quite simply and ultimately, science does not and cannot provide evidence that there is a creator, nor can it rule out existence of one. No matter what theory you can come up with or provide evidence for, I guarantee you there will be a way to ask "well what created THAT?". Further, Science explicitly deals with this universe and was never designed to be applied to metaphysics or theological topics.
Sep
2
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
@hammar: While we have free will, don't we often make choices partially based on the environment around us or natural events? To remove disasters would quite often only leave direct modification of our wills as his only means to produce an end. How many people have been saved, directly or indirectly, from the results of some natural disaster?
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
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comment Hand Picked Bible Applications
i can, and pretty easily: here's an answer that backs me up. :P A good point though about the myriad of other verses. And as for @Marshellows' question, it lies in a proper understanding of the history, context, and meaning of the scriptures in both their original form and the current used versions to determine which bits of the bible to chalk up to being a description of events past, rules that no longer apply, or valid instructions to follow.
Sep
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comment Hand Picked Bible Applications
@The Preacher: The referenced Rev verse only applies to that book; Revelation (and indeed, all of the books in what we now consider "The Bible") were written well before the assembly of these books occurred. It was only after said assembly did people start interpreting that passage to mean the entire Bible.
Sep
1
comment What is the purpose of Prayer?
Your footnote is perhaps the key to understanding why we need prayer -- Just because "the outcome is set" doesn't mean that your prayer didn't contribute in some way to changing that outcome. Consider a movie: from in-universe, only one set of events happen (and they may indeed appear to be fixed), however from outside of the movie's perspective one can see changes happening and realize that various outcomes/events/etc. are malleable. It just so happens God can write the script perfectly from the start, so He doesn't need to make any changes after writing it :P
Sep
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revised Is it ok to pray in public?
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Sep
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answered Is it ok to pray in public?
Sep
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: to add, God isn't willing to break the natural laws of his Creation (at least not on such a large scale as repairing all of humanity), nor would he violate our free will to do so. Just because God is omnipotent doesn't mean he can do things that make no sense (like some nonsensical things, like making red sound blue or making low notes jump) :P [This book](www.amazon.com/Heart-Chronicles-Narnia-Knowing-Finding/dp/0849904889) covers it much more thoroughly and properly than i can in the comments of a post; I highly recommend you buy an (ebook) copy or at least rent it from a library.
Sep
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: I'm not sure that "Omnibenevolent" properly applies to God, but he certainly does allow suffering for the purpose of performing spiritual, mental, and physical repairs -- see 1 Peter 4:12-13 and 1 Peter 1:6-7.