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comment Is God's name Yahweh or Jehovah?
I would go to the Jewish stack exchange, or ask a Rabbi or scholar of ancient languages, since the word and language predate Christianity.
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian great point. How about this: The universe is a system. God designed the system to work a certain way (e.g it includes pain and suffering). God intended it to work this way. Building a system with pain and suffering is questionable to you and I. Therefore you and I must not be equipped to understand God's rational for the system design. This makes some sense considering he is supposed to be omniscient. Personally though, what I wrote above is a "will of god" type answer and I think that type of answer is often abused. I recommend looking outside Christianity for an answer.
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answered How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
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answered What is the physical evidence for a local flood?
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comment Why is homosexuality a sin in the Bible?
Incorrect: often in various disicplines there are perspectives that are subscribed to and to answer a question thoughouly and honestly you have to discuss multiple perspectives, wherein there may be multiple answers to a particular question. Example: In psychology if you subscribe to a Behavioral perspective various anxieties are treated through conditioning and introspection. If you subscribe to a neuroscience approach the treatment is often medication. Both strategies can be successful and both have disadvantages. The ultimate correct answer to this question is not currently know by humanity
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comment Why is homosexuality a sin in the Bible?
If you subscribe to the belief that Christianity was conceived by humans and not gods, then you can look at the Bible as more of the authors' idea of a "Guide for good living" rather than a religious text. The authors apparently felt homosexuality was detrimental and/or offensive.