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comment Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
@GregMcNulty - Well, that was the first link I found. Maybe there are others that proponents of that viewpoint would like better.
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comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
The passages may, if viewed in a certain light, but your answer doesn't cast them in that light. Point 2 in your comment helps a bit.
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comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
I don't want everything explained, just the stupefying vastness of it all. That the universe is so incredibly vast is the key point that makes this question interesting/novel. Otherwise it's just a generic "why isn't everything small and boring" question.
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comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
Maybe the poster didn't notice what they asked, but they mentioned 29 gigaparsecs wide and specifically wanted justification for it being "so enormous". The scale of enormity of the actual universe is mindbogglingly bigger than the enormity required for any of your answers. Thus it's not a good answer to what the poster asked, even if the poster is happy with it.
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comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
Interesting idea, but the energetics of spreading an exponentially expanding population across interstellar distances is dubious at best. You have to get your population under control first (unless, I suppose, you are divinely inspired as to how to create fusion reactors and near-light-speed drives, without instruction or research).
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comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
A galaxy would have more than sufficed for everything listed here. Even a globular cluster would have more than sufficed! So this doesn't actually answer the question.
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comment Christian view of why there are so many similarities between Quran and Bible?
Let's not get into historical bloodshed by followers of a religion as a metric by which to judge that religion. Though interesting historically, it's irrelevant to whether it is heresy, just as it is irrelevant to the truth of Christianity that Pizarro and Cortez were nominally promoting Christianity when they conquered the Incan and Aztec empires respectively.
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comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
Are you suggesting that the Milky Way--that is, the rest of our galaxy--didn't exist (or its light could not be seen) until after the Flood? Or do you also take the it-was-always-there-but-this-is-what-it-means interpretation?
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comment What could persuade a presumably otherwise-rational Satan to turn on God?
@RiverC - There is no logical necessity for hierarchy, nor any evidence that it is fundamental or atomic or anything. It is highly prevalent, of course, and it is an effective organizational structure, and a complete lack of hierarchy might be incredibly boring, but let's not elevate it beyond what it deserves. In particular, there is no logical problem with postulating angels with exactly identical singing abilities (or with all abilities identical). Dull, and not fitting God's plan, perhaps, but not impossible--and hence it is not trivial to dismiss the question "why?".
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comment Why are we not seeing miracles in our lives?
Note that even for an engineer, ad-hoc probability estimates are not that reliable because (1) it's hard to remember how big the denominator is--you experience millions of events, so you expect a few "million-to-one" occurrences just by chance, and (2) it's easy to overestimate how improbable something is when you didn't anticipate it.
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