1,750 reputation
717
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Sep 15 at 0:12

Sep
15
comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
That is very strange reasoning since (1) there hasn't been time since the ark for wood to petrify, (2) lots of petrified wood does have tree rings clearly visible, and (3) the identification of the ark is highly controversial. (I assume you accept that the ice answer is mechanically impossible, sans divine intervention of a level that would equally well enable a layer of water, clouds, nothing, etc..)
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
2
comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
Without scriptural support for ice specifically, why assume it when it has so many physical problems (e.g. it would be shattered by tidal forces)? Also, 8:22 doesn't look like a list of new phenomena; Genesis 7:4 is pretty clear about there already being day and night. Overall the answer looks reasonably clever but I'm not so sure the scriptural support is good.
Jul
31
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Dec
5
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.
Oct
2
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
22
awarded  Caucus
May
7
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.
May
7
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.
May
7
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.
May
7
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).
May
7
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.
Nov
23
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.
Oct
10
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?
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Question