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Apr
2
comment In light of Mark 10, how can Christians in good conscience purchase luxury items?
Doesn't keeping the economy running use up more of the planet's resources making, say, ride-on lawn mowers instead of something that could help the needy (e.g. solar panels and mosquito nets for various countries in Africa)? I don't think your reasoning works as is.
Mar
31
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
Can you expand on (4), perhaps? In Theistic Evolution, not only did God create the natural process but had a special hand in guiding it to the desired outcome, so why is it any less glory-bringing? In Job, God makes a big deal out of how impressive the natural world is...being part of that world (as well as in the image of God) would seem to be a glorious thing.
Mar
31
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
Are you claiming the order of events in Genesis is thought to be accurate based on scientific evidence? It's not wholly different, but the order is pretty scrambled.
Mar
31
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
You need to provide more reasoning for "a value less", in the question body, for this to be a decent answer. A counterexample: "I tweaked things for thirteen billion years to produce you" sounds like a lot more care was taken (and thus the result was more valued) than, "Oh, one day I decided to create you, and poof! there you were." Hence, an argument is needed.
Mar
22
comment Do miracles violate the laws of physics?
@MarcGravell - If you stop the sun in the sky, why not also alter the Earth's inertial reference frame while you're at it, match the centrifugal forces, do something sensible with the tides, etc. etc...if you created the entire universe, surely that wouldn't be too hard.
Mar
7
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Feb
12
comment Bible evidence in favour of creationism?
Given that many denominations of Christianity favor only a very weak version of creationism (not what is normally meant by the term), including, arguably, the Catholic Church, I would not anticipate that your agnostic friend would be highly swayed by the content of the Biblical evidence.
Feb
12
answered Why did the Catholic church stop supporting Genesis creation?
Feb
11
comment What evidence is there to support the position that the Bible is truly the Word of God to mankind?
Unless there is very little evidence indeed, this question is overly broad for a StackExchange site. People write entire books on this topic. Can you at least split it up into questions covering different aspects of evidence (historical, scriptural, scientific, cultural, etc.), or better yet, ask questions about each particularly good piece of evidence?
Feb
7
comment Neurotheology and God
@MattWhite - Neuroquantology (as currently practiced) is not taken seriously by any neurobiologist I'm aware of, including ones who switched to biology from physics. The leading journal in the field, "Neuroquantology", mostly contains a collection of articles wishing that telepathy, ghosts, and various other supernatural phenomena were real, and hoping that by dropping the word "quantum" or "electromagnetic" enough, they will be spared the chore of providing hard evidence. But whether or not brain activity is deterministic has not been shown and is too daunting to admit an answer soon.
Feb
6
comment Neurotheology and God
That science and technology has "failed in the end" is a strange statement given that we're hardly at the end of science and technology. How would you know so soon (unless you actually knew all along)?
Feb
6
answered Neurotheology and God
Feb
3
comment What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
@PeterTurner - I think my "they don't care" answer covers my opinion, in that case. Even if not fun, they'd probably agree it was better than the alternative. That might be enough, depending on what your goals are.
Feb
3
answered What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
Jan
25
comment What is the power that Christians possess?
How could one tell the difference between manifesting the power of sanctification and not (where presumably people would mistakenly say that things were sanctified, but they would not be)?
Jan
25
comment Who believes in Mechanical Inspiration?
You mean that the writers might not have been aware of the meaning or even the words being written, but they wrote what they were directed to write nonetheless?
Jan
23
answered Could more miraculous works bring more persons to faith?
Jan
16
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Jan
16
answered Christianity certainty and other religions certainty
Jan
15
comment Why isn't the cross considered an idol?
@MarcGravell - Could you not also argue that Exodus is prohibiting something that almost never occurs anyway (especially in modern times): the worship of that idol itself, not what the idol represents? (The wording in Leviticus is more problematic.)