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Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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awarded  Custodian
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
comment Who created God?
@Pacerier It's not possible because there is a time and there is a difference.
Jul
9
comment Who created God?
@Pac "creation" means going from a state where a thing does not exist, to a state where something exists. This has to happen in this order, otherwise we would be talking about a destruction. This "order" makes sense only if time exists. For example, in your "instantaneous" time, creation would not be possible and it would look exactly like destruction.
Jun
20
comment Are people possessed by demons today? What is the modern Christian perspective?
"These kinds of things normally don't get media attention. They're too supernatural." It's actually the opposite, normally. The real problem is that such things are utterly false, and completely unbelievable to a modern, well-educated person.
Jan
12
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
In fact, those qualities have been addressed by science, strongly disproved repeatedly, and it is only by shifting the definition of G that religion can rationalise this. Ultimately, it is this ever moving target ("G of the gaps") that makes the topic intractable.
Jan
12
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@serathur the existence of G cannot be discussed without a definition of G and a coherent choice of what you mean by existence. Science defines as necessary for existence to have some measurable quality, such as the ability to influence the physical world. So any statement like G performs miracles, answers prayers or a soul makes us alive makes G addressable by science.
Jan
2
accepted Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Oct
31
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
@Caleb: and I thought religion had answers... apparently not.
Oct
10
comment Is it easy to live a Christian life?
This question is completely subjective and should be closed.
Oct
9
comment How was the Old Testament compiled?
Obviously: ./configure && make && make install ;-)
Oct
9
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Caleb While informative, I can't help but think this answer is still a bit circular. If you presuppose that God exists, then there is no burden of proof, but you openly admit blind faith (because the existence of God is merely axiomatic and not proven). This does not address the point by the OP. Is assuming God exists by default a requirement for Christians? If not, then there's something not working here. If yes, then you should say it clearly.
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
26
comment Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
Having this question at +6 though, doesn't really send as a good message as the OP would like.
Sep
25
comment What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
Meh, I think you are still not addressing the concern. If insulting the foot of God was particularly bad, asking why that part in particular is not sufficiently answered by saying the foot is God. That's not my point! I know who/what the HS is. However one can be blasphemous against either part of the trinity. Why is is the HS special?
Sep
24
comment What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
s/can't/doesn't want to/ in the last sentence. If God wants to change someone's mind it's certainly in His power. Besides that, I am curious as to why the Holy Spirit is different from Christ or God in this respect.
Sep
22
comment Is rape condoned in the Bible? If so, why?
The link you provided does not address any of the passages in the question. This is NOT a valid answer to the question.
Sep
21
suggested suggested edit on Why is 'putting to death' condoned in the Bible?
Sep
21
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
-1 because it did not for 7 billion people. Either it did or it didn't. It didn't.