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Oct
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comment How should a Christian relate to pseudoscience?
I don't object to the conclusion--review the evidence. Absolutely--that's great! But the lead-in misleads badly by focusing on the possibility that theories that are well-supported might be wrong (and the implication is that everything would go out the window, which has scarcely ever been the case with well-experimentally-verified theories; at best there's a refinement of understanding). Pseudoscience is not like this at all: according to the chart it is just superstition that paints a facade of being like science.
Oct
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answered How should a Christian relate to pseudoscience?
Oct
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comment How should a Christian relate to pseudoscience?
-1 for lumping relatively sound science in with things that have essentially no evidence or are in dramatic contradiction with experiment. If you can find scriptural support for treating matters of near-certainty and superstition equivalently, then I'd change my mind, but I know of no such passage.
Oct
1
comment How do Christians justify their belief and how do they convince others of their belief?
The question is well-posed but out of scope for this format since you are essentially asking for a sizable portion of Christian apologetics to be encapsulated into one question, and there are entire books written on the topic.
Sep
30
comment By what mechanism could the Bible be inerrant?
Good background and perspective! I appreciate the answer, though I think S.M.'s more directly and (apparently) definitively answers the question and thus deserves to be the accepted answer.
Sep
30
accepted By what mechanism could the Bible be inerrant?
Sep
30
comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
@Mason Wheeler - That's a good objection to "all the waters of the flood were in the air". This answer only requires a thin gauzy layer of clouds, enough to make sunlight somewhat diffuse; I'm not sure that's physically plausible either (how do you maintain the cloud cover without sun striking the land/oceans to evaporate water?) but at least it could avoid the air pressure problem. But this is sounding like extended discussion, so I should stop.
Sep
30
comment How do we resolve the issue with the circular argument that the Bible is the basis for its own authority?
I have heard Biblical support given for the authority and accuracy of the Bible on several occasions (e.g. John 10:35, Matthew 22:29), . This is equivalent logically to saying "the Bible is authoritative because the Bible says so". I have not heard this from people trained in apologetics, at least not as the main part of the argument (it's brought up as a point of consistency, perhaps).
Sep
30
comment What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
I wish people would leave comments when downvoting answers instead of leaving us to guess what the problem was. This view does seem to be consistent with Genesis 1-8 in that there are no descriptions of sunlight or shadows as far as I can tell, and you need directed sunlight to see rainbows.
Sep
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asked What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?
Sep
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revised When was Abraham alive?
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answered When was Abraham alive?
Sep
28
comment Universe made of water?
@Paul - In practice, it seems less customary on this site than other SE sites. I'm not sure why. But I do see a lot of commentless downvoting.
Sep
28
comment Should a Christian read books known to be heretical / blasphemous / against Christianity?
There is wisdom in this answer in general and I would like to upvote it, but relying upon something Darwin said instead of trying to understand what is true is closer to deceit than wisdom. The Origin of Species is not infallible, so the honest question is not what Darwin said to look for but what are the logical consequences of evolution. Even though the example is problematic, the point about not going blindly is a good one.
Sep
26
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Sep
25
asked By what mechanism could the Bible be inerrant?
Sep
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comment If the Bible is open to interpretation, how does one know which one is right?
This question is just begging for a Catholic apologetics answer.
Sep
23
comment Is there any correlation between national prosperity and percentage of Christians?
No support for the claim about needing to calculate the right kind of prosperity. If you mean only that there are more Christians where Christianity is common, this is tautological (and the St. Lawrence story, while interesting, is a side-tangent), and doesn't answer the question.
Sep
22
answered Is there any correlation between national prosperity and percentage of Christians?