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I don't sit around and analyze Lord of The Rings... what's the truth then? tell us please
reply to post by Chamberf=6
I'm a defender of my faith and beliefs... what you doing man?
you want to go get in a fight with someone over Lord of the Rings? a fanboy for instance?
go do it... I'm sure someone will tell you that you're wrong.
and that's what I am here to tell you...
leave Christians and Americans alone... you don't want to pop up on radar by making yourself known
there will be opposition
reply to post by Chamberf=6
better yet... leave any peace loving and freedom loving people alone.
I am into preemptism and I tell you this... the actions of the like of Dawkins and his followers are disgusting.
go pick a fight where you see real injustice!
I am unconcerned with your truth or your message, I could care less...
!!! COWARDS !!!
reply to post by Lazarus Short
Too many times, posters on this (and many other) threads make assumptions about other posters which are just an over-reach.
I suspect that the scoffers and skeptics have not examined the evidences in an unbiased way, but have relied on sources which suit their already-existing intellectual leanings. Too many people adopt whatever belief system will place God as far away as possible. That is what multiple pages of posts boil down to.
Aren't you making assumptions, then, as well?
"Scoffers and skeptics" , may have examined the evidence as you did (including myself) and come to a different conclusion.
Todays Bible is barely a shadow of what it originally was.
It has been intentionally corrupted with several layers of 'coding' and metaphors.
Then it has been badly re-translated .. then retranslated again.
It's amazing that so much of the substance within it has survived through it all.
There are two kinds of people in this world - pro-God, anti-God, and the dead.
Well, then, if you know that, you must have the original autographs in hand. Then, you must have also compared translations and re-translations and carefully compared them to the originals. Perhaps you even know who corrupted the text.
First, so to speak, yes it is three kinds of people (at least). In case you missed it, that was my sense of humor at work. Don’t think I don’t notice the tactic of spinning every little mistake I make (even if it lies outside the topic), to keep me off balance. You will deny it, of course.
Yes, I have proof, but I suspect that each point will be rejected out of hand, and so quickly that I will suspect that due consideration was not given.
Yes, the odds from a merely human POV, favor some randomization of the Biblical text. However, remember the Einstein said that God does not play dice. Smart guy, Einstein…
You may call me an agnostic
Many more quotes from him on this suject
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”
No, the NT itself says that it was not based on hearsay or Jewish fables, but men of God who wrote as they were inspired.
Then why are the earliest writings from the NT put into writing after all of the people there at the time were dead? You can' use the bible to prove the bible is authentic. That is a circular logic fallacy argument. (circulus in demonstrando)
Ugh, Herodotus (500 BC) had many places, geography, history correct, but also had many things wrong. Just because real places are mentioned "proves" nothing about the main point of the bible.
Yes, we can use the Bible to prove itself, because it interfaces with history, geography, and on, and on.
Do you understand that I am more interested in the process of your understanding than I am in proof and evidence?
As long as I suspect that you lack the ability to see what you are looking at (in the "third eye" sense) then I am wasting my time presenting any proof/evidence.