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Sep
11
comment Who created God?
Thanks for the edit, the quality is much better. I still think the logic is shaky: the moment you say "God is not an effect", you already postulated the answer. I think the correct logic flow should be that if God has no cause, then He is not an effect, and not vice versa :)
Sep
10
comment Would the story of Jesus hold more significance if he were a man like us?
@mas so shouldn't it be more appropriate to refer to Him as Demigod? It would be the technically correct term!
Sep
10
comment Would the story of Jesus hold more significance if he were a man like us?
You lost me in the second paragraph. First you say He's a man, just like us. Then you say He's also God. Assuming that you did not mean we are God, then this is a contradiction. He can't be God, like us, while we are not God. Do you mean that He was a man with extra powers? And, if the power is to forgive sins, aren't priests forgiving them as well in Confession? I am puzzled.
Sep
10
comment Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Thank you, very exhaustive.
Sep
10
revised Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
added 3 characters in body
Sep
10
asked Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Sep
10
suggested suggested edit on How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
@dan why are you obsessing about causes? Why does the universe need a cause any more than a universe Creator? Of course not. The origin of the universe is not necessarily the cause of the universe.
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
Nothing exists prior to itself is just false. Anything with a past existed prior to itself.
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
Pseudologic. Creation cannot happen without time, since creation implies a before and an after.
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
+1 for correctly identifying faith as the justification and not hiding behind questionable "logic".
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
@fir: "every event in the universe has a cause" does not imply "the universe has a cause". It's like saying: "everything in a fish pond swims, therefore a fish pond swims"
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
Your answer makes no sense in English: did you mean God simply "IS"? Can you make this more than a comment by fleshing up this post?
Sep
10
comment Who created God?
In any case this is a low quality answer: one liner, highly debatable logic, completely unconstructive.
Sep
10
awarded  Quorum
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
7
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Then maybe this is not the place for you: meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/193/279
Sep
7
comment Who is Immanuel?
So you are claiming the Bible is mistranslated? In the passage cited it is quite clear that Immanuel is used as name, and not an appellative.
Sep
7
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
@wha faith is not proof.
Sep
7
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Sorry, but this is completely off topic, please answer my question, and don't proselytise.