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Sep
6
comment Are there evil acts which are not sins?
There is a single word for it: Tautological.
Sep
4
comment Abraham tries to sacrifice his son. Is exploiting a human a moral behaviour?
@wax eagle: Hm. But how did Abraham know that he was talking to God, and not, for example, to Satan, or that he was fooled somehow? If he knew it was God, then it was knowledge, not faith - am I wrong?
Sep
4
comment What do Christians mean by “holy”?
So when you talk about holier-than-thou, you're saying, the word is linguistically comparable? Is there a an example in the bible, where holier is used? I only knew the term as either holy or not. Not in terms of more or less. That is some surprise.
Sep
4
comment Abraham tries to sacrifice his son. Is exploiting a human a moral behaviour?
What, if Abraham had refused the sacrifice, and instead had offered to pray 48 hours non stop, for example? He could have proven his faith while showing a moral behaviour. Or maybe the story is not to be taken literally?
Sep
4
comment Abraham tries to sacrifice his son. Is exploiting a human a moral behaviour?
You wrote Faith is the key here, not blind obedience. but they don't exclude each other. One could argue, that if someone just has no faith - what shall he do? Pretend faith? Second remark: Do you think the story is senseless without Jesus? That is, like telling a joke, and waiting 1000 years for the punch line. So the jews where sitting there for several centuries, doing the wrong interpretation. It looks unfair, but maybe we can summarize it as my ways aren't yours!.
Sep
4
asked What do Christians mean by “holy”?
Sep
3
answered What is the Bible and Christian view on Astrology?
Sep
1
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
So if God knew the type of man Pharaoh was, the Pharaoh had no opportunity to change his mind - it was determined. => no free will.
Sep
1
answered Was the flood of Noah global or local?
Aug
31
awarded  Teacher
Aug
31
comment Where does the belief that the Earth is relatively young (6000 years) come from?
@DJClayworth: In your culture? So for DJClayworth: Gen 5'3, Enjoy it!
Aug
31
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
@Jonathan: Sorry - I somehow misread your last comment. You take the german legends for evidence, that dinosaurs lived? You believe there was a historical Siegfried, which took a bath in the blood of one of them? You believe he could turn invisible? The legend as an evidence for that? Do you take every legend literally? My evidence is, that there is no scientific dispute about the times when dinosaurs lived, and how old mankind is. There is no scientific dispute.
Aug
31
awarded  Vox Populi
Aug
31
awarded  Critic
Aug
31
comment Where does the belief that the Earth is relatively young (6000 years) come from?
According to (1 Mos 5,3), Adam lived 930 years. And different from what I remembered, the age, when they beget their sons, is mentioned. But 1 Mos is one of the early books from the bible, so it can't lead to the later figures.
Aug
31
awarded  Suffrage
Aug
31
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
@wax eagle: What is not so absolute? And what christians believe wasn't part of the question - the question was, whether the bible mentions dinosaurs. That's nothing depening on someones faith. Either they are menntioned, or not. A hippopotamus, as mentioned by Echo, is surely not sufficient.
Aug
31
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
This german bible translation talks about a hippopotamus - maybe you should look up the term to sway in a dictionary.
Aug
31
comment Where does the belief that the Earth is relatively young (6000 years) come from?
Can you explain how It's fairly simple to do the calculation? I know passages which explain who lived how long, a lot of them several hundret years long, and who is the son of whom, but not at what age of the father the son was born. And it is in an early part of the bible. But maybe you can show, for example, the line from King David to Jesus, if it is fairly simple, or show, how James Ussher did it?
Aug
31
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
@wax eagle: Can you be more specific? What I have found is far to unspecific, to be called a dinosaur. If there is no tradition of word usage, we would need a much more precise description, to agree, that it must be a dinosaur. But we know from science, that the dinosaurs died millions of years before mankind evolved, and then it took hundrets of thousands of years, before the bible was written.