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accepted By what mechanism could the Bible be inerrant?
Sep
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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
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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?
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revised When was Abraham alive?
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answered When was Abraham alive?
Sep
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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.
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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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?
Sep
20
answered Christian response(s) to disaster survival, or Christian self-defense
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@jimreed - Agreed; hopefully aceinthehole will accept as correct an answer that conveys the essence of the (most common) YEC position, even if ace finds that view of God personally uncomfortable. If your answer, for example, is widely believed, is there some way you can reference this fact?
Sep
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comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
I didn't downvote you, I just thought that wobbling stars was a particularly odd claim. Anyway, even if everything you said was completely absurd, if it was plausible that this was how young earth creationists thought, I wouldn't downvote, since it is answering the question. (I might point out the flaws in the logic. For example, if stars started out nearby, they'd have to be dim (or few) or they'd outshine the sun.)
Sep
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comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
Do you mean that some stars wiggle back and forth as the earth orbits around the sun? Doesn't that strike you as weird? Also, doesn't red shift exactly measure how fast the stars are moving away?
Sep
20
comment Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
@Peter Turner - I'm aware of who the Samaritans were; the point of my quoting the parable is that it was because they were neighbors that the Samaritan was the compassionate one, and given who the others were, it seemed apparent that it was personal familiarity, not any particular religious belief, that motivated the kind actions. Therefore, there seems no reason to believe that atheists would do differently. And of course the stats are stats and provide only a very coarse picture; there are very many Christians who are deeply moral (and very many non-Christians who are also).