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Sep
7
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
If God had shown reasonable proof to humanity as you say, how do you explain that 70% of humanity is not Christian?
Sep
7
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Why do you assume the existence of the universe proof of the existence of the Christian God and not, say, the induist pantheon or FSM?
Sep
7
comment How do we know Mary was a virgin at the time of Jesus' conception?
Except Jesus is not called Immanuel, or is he? :)
Sep
7
comment Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy?
@wik, but by doing so, you could also change your criticism to be actually constructive :)
Sep
7
comment Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy?
@wik what is it you don't like or isn't actually a correct analysis? Ps, don't forget you can edit the question to make it better...
Sep
6
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Jeff if a word has two meanings and one is religious, and I choose that one in a religious context, I am using English correctly. All major vocabularies agree on this definition. I am not going to waste any more time on this.
Sep
6
accepted Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Sep
6
accepted Why should I choose one particular congregation or denomination?
Sep
6
awarded  Scholar
Sep
6
accepted Resurrection of the body
Sep
6
comment Where did Noah find polar bears and penguins in Palestine?
This answer does not hold water, as @Rex pointed out.
Sep
6
comment Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy?
Mmm, nope. You can't hide it under the carpet like that, sorry :) since it's the Word of God, then what exactly has been fulfilled in this case? Are you asserting that this ritual actually used to work before Christ? If not, what?
Sep
6
answered Is rock music sinful / immoral?
Sep
6
asked Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy?
Sep
5
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@cal [citation-needed] I've been looking around at all major dictionaries, and various Christian sources and authorities and they all point out that faith does refer to the definition above (or equivalent).
Sep
5
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Caleb: Christianity cannot be older than Christ... you are mixing Christianity with Judaism -- whereas science has been around at least since the Greeks. Religion, on the other hand is probably older than Science (but one could argue there was not much distinction initially between the two).
Sep
5
comment Did God create the serpent in the Garden of Eden?
Did you mean if ( THING && THING !== GOD ) { Assert(THING.creator == GOD) }? Otherwise you are setting the creator to GOD yourself, which is like cheating ;-)
Sep
5
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Cal: The dictionary disagrees: Faith: 2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=define+faith&meta=
Sep
5
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
While this is clearly the kind of answer I am looking for, I feel it's a bit unsatisfactory: "Why can't we have proof?" "Because God" doesn't really make me understand. Not that I can expect to understand, but it feels a bit... incomplete... :-)
Sep
5
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Why should I demand proof (or not)? What are the theological reasons?