posted on Mar, 2 2010 @ 10:33 AM
reply to post by The Riley Family
Again according to your interpretation but we are going by biblical interpretation regardless of what the word is.
Fine. I'll humour you. What, in your opinion, does faith mean in the bible?
So it is the weapon specialists who..
I don't think you get my point. When we invented the coal power plant, we didn't know or intend for it to contribute to the green house effect,
climate science is very young though advancing rapidly. The climate emergency is an accident of ignorance, frustratingly enough it's the religious
right which seems most intent on denying climate change- religious people of this nature do not listen to scientists or even value science. As for
things like drinking and driving, things of that nature - idiots do that.
Again where does it say to burn witches? So the Christians took love your enemy, do good to those who mistreat you, put others above yourself
and decided that meant to burn witches?
I just said where it said to kill witches, which burning and hanging was the result of such a passage.
I suppose you interpret the bible as stating those days were 24 hours? or 1000 years also?
Of course. I have no reason to interpret it otherwise. At least interpreting it as is reads makes a reasonably coherent message, as demonstrably false
as it is. This creation still takes place on a disk world, with a firmament, floating on an abyss of water after all.
By the way there is more than one definition of faith
-Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
Belief in the truth on the premise that it happens to be the truth in the first place. Because of this, people have the same faith you do in thousand
of equally bad ideas. Having faith is therefore no marker of truth.
We just don't think that this confidence is based on NOTHING EVIDENT
Having been christian for 19 years of my life, and read the bible plenty I have every reason to think you do base your confidence on nothing, but I
also know that you could never admit that as it would be tantamount to admitting you're wrong. If the Christian god exists, he's done well at
avoiding giving me reason to believe having never shown me anything in my life, nor any one around me's life which is beyond a natural explanation.
Without evidence to feed conviction in beliefs, the leap of faith that you make everyday to believe that nonsense begins immediately to suffer from
diminishing returns. In the end, I had no choice but to admit that no part of me had any confidence in the book or the teachings at all. Subsequent
readings of the bible, science and history text books have only seen to reinforce disbelief as amazingly the whole world appeared to behave as if it
were running on nature and nature alone.
Were Christianity even remotely real, the world would be a very different place.
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