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comment What is the physical evidence for a local flood?
@thedarkwanderer local floods happen constantly, yes; but that does not mean that "Noah's flood" represents an actual event. We have winter regularly - and even unexpected cold spells in other seasons; that doesn't mean that this is evidence that "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004 film) depicts actual events from a "localized winter". The lack of evidence of a global winter in the last few decades is not evidence for this having happened, but locally.
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comment What does the Bible say about people with mental illness?
@rhetorician no, no resentment. Amusement, perhaps.
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comment In what countries is it illegal to own a Bible (the most banned book in the world)?
@Narnian ah, if only the world could reach an agreement on which group is the True Christians™
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comment What is the meaning of God's omni-powers?
@svidgen after a year, you'll excuse me if this is hazy... But: if we're taking about the power to lie - that is definitely a power that exists. If, however, you are re-defining omnipotence as "the set of powers that the owner has", than that's awesome: I'm omnipotent too! I have all the powers that I have!
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comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@dcreight if you take the Bible literally, then you also have to accept that Eve was an afterthought after looking through the animals...
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comment Did the sun and the moon really stop rotating?
@Ryan the important point there, though, is that we can't assume it is a literal event. As such, if it is metaphorical, we need to understand that metaphor in terms of the beliefs / knowledge of the people creating the metaphor. Our modern understanding of such is very different to how the original authors would have intended it to be taken, due to our very different knowledge of the physical universe.
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comment Did the sun and the moon really stop rotating?
It must be noted that the last line here ("So did he really stop the Earth from spinning? Or was it only an illusion?") is a false dichotomy - those are not the only options. Hilmar explores this more in that answer.