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Sep
19
revised Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
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Sep
19
answered Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
Sep
19
comment Why did people live so long before the Flood?
@Cryst - Where did you hear that? That's absolutely not a consensus scientific view (and Andrew Grimm's overly nice commentary on this is, well, overly nice). There's no evidence for an increase in deleterious alleles over time. Mutations keep occurring, of course, but mutations also result in lower fitness (i.e. people who carry them have fewer children on average), so everything balances out (with a stable population). Only in the last couple hundred years has there been a dramatic enough population expansion (and increase in medical technology) to admit an increase in deleterious alleles.
Sep
17
revised Just how accurate is the Bible?
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Sep
17
answered Just how accurate is the Bible?
Sep
16
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
Changing the speed of light is a big deal. For example, light is a wave, so it is the case that wavelength*frequency = c, regardless of what c is. But the energy stored in light is given by E = h*frequency = h*c/wavelength. If c goes way, way up, energy does also, and everything blows to bits. Or, if wavelength goes way, way down to compensate, light is now too small to interact with matter. If you change Planck's constant h, you have a new set of nonsensical physical results. Changing the speed of light while retaining a familiar environment means that physics was radically different.
Sep
16
comment Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
As you wish. Pity, because you could have made an interesting argument. As it is, you just have an observation and leave us to work out how it might be related.
Sep
16
comment Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
This is interesting, but it doesn't actually answer the question. I'm tempted to downvote because of this, but maybe you want to fix the answer so that it bears directly on whether some or all Biblical descriptions of demon possession were actually mental illness?
Sep
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revised Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
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answered Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
Sep
16
comment Are scientific findings a test to Christians' Faith?
@Jonathon Byrd - That is not the typical definition of "chewing cud". One can, of course, seek alternate definitions. Anyway, rock badgers (rock hyraxes, I assume) don't even do that. But if you think all the evidence is based on itself, you don't understand the evidence. Radioisotope ratios are unconnected with geological strata which are unconnected with the distance to stars and the speed of light which are unconnected with genetic diversity and allele distributions which are unconnected with the temperature of nebulae which are (etc. etc.), all of which point to a much older universe.
Sep
15
answered Are scientific findings a test to Christians' Faith?
Sep
15
comment What does it mean for a society to be moral?
I changed it to "sub-societies" to hopefully make it clearer that I don't mean all Somalis.
Sep
15
revised What does it mean for a society to be moral?
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Sep
15
comment What does it mean for a society to be moral?
I specifically said society of Somali pirates (yes, it's a sub-society, just like Mexican drug gangs). Maybe I was unclear--do you have a better choice of wording to suggest?--but on careful reading you'll notice that I was not explicitly tarnishing the reputation of an entire society.
Sep
15
answered What does it mean for a society to be moral?
Sep
14
answered Is a moral society more open to the gospel than an immoral one?
Sep
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Sep
13
accepted What is the doctrinal significance of repetition between the Gospels?
Sep
13
comment Should a Christian wear clothing of mixed fibers?
This answer would be improved by passages indicating that the new covenant is now in effect.