Yeah, but eliminating the story of the Fall (metaphorical or not) would require such a dramatic change that it might just destroy Christianity altogether.
I can prove it happened, I have books that date to the exact decade. I have 8 apostles that were killed for refusing to renounce their messiah. That is historical proof. You choose to deny, because you don't care about evidence.
If a holy book was written by or with an omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, immutable, transcendental, idempotent and omnivoyant (omnivorus, oviparous?) God He would state clearly what he desired from all his creations in such a way that there would be no ambiguity because he would know what they would be able to understand completely throughout time. But if that book was man-made it would would be biased toward the people creating it. It would only be applicable in their locale at the time they wrote it and only contain knowledge or assumptions they had access to.
TJ, it's great to hear from you (I took a bit of a religious holiday, as in a vacation from religion as a topic for several months :) ).
Right On! and no matter what is wrong with the evidence, No grant money allocatted for objective science trials, therefore, we must continue with the consensus no matter what, or next years grant money will not come in this direction... keeping with consensus science for the sake of the university lets use whatever model seems.....................?
Alright... keep using your Triumph's car model designation... Be happy.
Pretty sure they don?t need to since some suck on the tip afterwards which no one with a md should ever do bevause it?s unsanitary.
Victor posts one every week. It is his MO. Don't get me wrong, he writes well and I appreciate his posts. But I'm still going to pick at his favorite argument. :)
Well all humans are fallible and limited. That doesn't prevent us from recognizing stupid when we see it.
You posted this:
And I feel sorry for Muslims who are fooled by a harmful ideology, especially their women.
me and my comfy bed have already been separated for 2 hours. and i have missed it for every moment.
Well, republica "ants" assume falsely to be the center of the universe; that is a laughable belief, hhahahahhahahh
I read your article, and see nothing in it to change my mind.
Yes, that is why any sound and healthy faith, whether religious or not, is based on evidence and sound reasoning, i.e., valid logic. Empirical evidence is a very important kind of evidence, but Freethinkers, skeptics and genuine agnostics do not claim that other kinds are not valid.
I meant to do that!
Indeed. Adults should be teaching children to not hit someone else unless it's in self-defense. Period. Gender shouldn't matter. That's part of the problem. Most adults tell boys not to hit girls, but you don't hear of many adults telling girls not to hit boys.
I really do! :D
By himself? How long did he plan it out? What did he do before Creation?
He mostly trolls
That sounds like the circumcision went terribly wrong.
No. I am sure your family reunions, though, are small, intimate affairs. Mom/aunt and dad/uncle. Along with your sister wives and your cloven hoofed offspring.
I have. The right to wear what one wishes is the cultural norm in free and civil society. It appears to be you that is trying to change that. Keep your fascist ideals out of civil society. Leave them in the warlord-ruled provinces of the world from which they originate.
Of course there was. What a ridiculous thing to say. It's symbolic of what we can all expect. It's a promise. God is eternal, and he chose to take on human form for a short time. What is so dificult to understand?
Actually slavery is part of the old testament and condoned by god so it goes back to before Christianity but it was Christians that were OK bringing slaves from Africa and using and abusing them in the South.