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Jul
27
comment What do Christians mean by “holy”?
@Steve: Thanks, I can verify that, but depending on the translation. Some use "I'm holy for your", others "holier than you".
Feb
19
comment Where does the belief that the Earth is relatively young (6000 years) come from?
@apocalypse_info_click_here: Great. However, answers at stack exchange shall try to give at least a rough answer themselves.
Jul
15
comment Is the Bible literally the word of God?
It is the word of god, but of course only of the christian god. Since there are more translations, there is one God per bible, for example the King George God, the Luther God and so on. If you want to be absolutely sure, you have to write a bible yourself.
Jul
15
comment
To enjoy the site is the most important aim of it?
Feb
13
comment Did God create darkness?
The universe is not 'made up of time, space and matter'. You can't handle them like the ingredients of a cake, since matter can't exist without space and time. If you insist in doing so, you are missing energy. But whether the universe is made at all is disputed even in Christianity. More so, your picture of somebody, creating something is completly taken from the physical world. That there must be a creator, or that a spirit exists beyond time and space is pure speculation. That a creating entity has to exist outside is not foundet at all.
Dec
31
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
Just what I said. "He reported" does not mean, that he himself witnessed the event.
Dec
31
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
I don't see such a claim there. It is typical practice of newspapers, to report an event as if the reporter has seen it himself, while only citing some people who claim so.
Dec
30
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
@Firstrock: Why should a skeptic have visited Fatima 1917?
Dec
30
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
And if the Lord does not give it - can we conclude, that we didn't truly needed it? But this would be a circular argument, wouldn't it?
Nov
26
comment What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history?
Most of these witnesses are questionable, see: skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/6578/24
Oct
3
comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
It wouldn't make much sense to rescue all those animals, than change the climate, so that most of them die.
Sep
27
comment If the Bible is open to interpretation, how does one know which one is right?
Yes, agree, plus the problem of translation.
Sep
25
comment Did Christians stop the practice of Berith (Brith, Bris?) immediately?
Thanks for the good answer, but I'm not asking for me, so I would prefer a more neutral explanation. "If Christians truly believe, then they do not need ...". But this is a pattern of the whole place here, that people constantly talk about "we" and not about "Christians", as if everybody was a Christian.
Sep
23
comment Is morality possible apart from God?
I wouldn't say 'apart from God' and I wouldn't call them 'high', but unhuman.
Sep
22
comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
You don't accept, that humans are animals?
Sep
21
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
A minor problem with your question is, that the age of the universe is ≈ 14 billion years, right? And it's size is 78 billion light years - isn't it? But according to your theory, it must be either 28 billion ly in size at maximum (if the material is travelling with the speed of light) or 39 billion years old at least, or both numbers are wrong, or something with your theorie :) . I asked myself for the explanation of this, but I can't reproduce the answer - it isn't easy to get into the mind.
Sep
17
comment Why is the number three special?
Yes. Smaller numbers occur more often than higher numbers, and two repetitions might be random, or be used, if somebody does not understand - it is repeated - once. 3 statements, one original with 2 repetitions are a ritual, but 3 repetitions start to be annoying and boring. In (1,2,3)(2,4,6)(1,4,9) you may find a pattern - in (1,4) - what pattern is it? But did you count the occurences of 2 (2 Emaus followers, 2 animals in Bethlehem, 2 criminals on other crosses) and 4 and 5, to compare them to 3? Maybe No. 3 is not so special?
Sep
11
comment What is the Bible and Christian view on Astrology?
Well - they interpreted some facts out of the observation of stars, which don't fit into modern science. I don't know how long they travelled to reach Bethlehem, but I guess it was more than a single day, but weeks or months. Due to the rotation of earth, a comet is not at a fixed position on the sky, so you can't just travel in that direction, and look, what you find.
Sep
11
comment Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Well - that could lead to a lengthy discussion, how mental illness is the product of a defining process of the society. I don't believe in an objective definition of health in the context of brain, consciousness and identity. I can recommend Michel Foucault, Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique – Folie et déraison, 1961 and Norbert Elias, Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation, Basel, 1939.
Sep
10
comment What do Christians mean by “holy”?
I accept this as a competent and right answer, while it doesn't satisfy me, but that's my fault, in not preparing my question well enough. I updated it with some definition from a dictionary, which is very close to what you wrote, and emphasized my problem with the practical usage of the term.