Jun 1, 2007
Liam R Profile
I don't think that anyone short of the genius of L. Ron Hubbard could invent anything as asinine as the JWs. My religion does not make headlines. We are a fairly low profile group. There is no "One True Religion". There are as many true religions as there are people. (Dec 18, 2014 | post #52)
Except there was no body to steal. The Romans did not allow the bodies of crucified criminals to be buried. Part of the punishment, and a warning for the living, was that the body remained on the cross, for scavengers to eat until it was all eaten by wild dogs or rotted away. (Dec 18, 2014 | post #51)
Too lazy to look it up right now, but if I remember correctly, the Koran makes the ascension of Jesus something no more significant than the ascension of Elijah or MosesVirtually " all Jews? The basic definition of a Jew is someone who worships the God of the Bible. You can't be Jewish and worship a human like Jesus. As far as the early xians, it is more like ALL of the early xians did not think of Jesus as being equal to the God of the Bible. Jesus was turned into a god by small steps, it took three centuries for the xian orthodoxy to decide to claim that Jesus was supposed to be equal to the God of the Bible. (Dec 18, 2014 | post #50)
No, Jesus would have used the correct name for the God of the Bible, not that "Jehovah " crap. (Dec 18, 2014 | post #47)
You obviously do not understand just how the Bible's commandments work. There is no commandment to go forth and abort pregnancies, nor does there need to be. I'll even go so far as to say that there should not be one. But then, that whole line of reasoning is nothing more than Biblical illiteracy. What the Bible DOES say is that abortion is not a sin. Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 21:23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, So, here is a woman that did not even want an abortion, yet the men cause one. If the woman is harmed, then it is a life for a life, eye for an eye, etc. But if the only harm is the loss of the pregnancy, then a judge will order the men to pay a few shekels to the husband for the loss of a prospective male heir. The abortion is no worse than letting one's oxen loose to trample a field. (Dec 18, 2014 | post #27)
Back in high school, I did not do well in history. Just didn't see the point. Now is a different matter. So, if you wish, you can learn about science, as time and opportunity permit. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #1130)
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #1129)
Do try and keep up... In reference to the fact that the myth of Noah's flood originated in a merely local flood rfima saidIn response, I made my comment about this proving that the Bible cannot possibly be the inerrant, inspired word of a GodSo, no faith, no revealed knowledge, just the application of facts and logic. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #1128)
By definition, the fact that you did not know that the Darwin quote was taken out of context means that you are indeed ignorant of the writings of Charles Darwin. That is no big deal, EVERYONE has areas where they are ignorant. I myself have a terrible time trying to learn languages. I believe that you mistook my comment for an insult; it was not intended as such. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #1125)
No child, no infant, no baby is ever harmed by an abortion. What is removed is a lump of goo that may one day become human, if it survives the full 9 months of gestation. By definition, it is only a nascent human after birth. Prior to birth, it is nothing but a proto-human. And yes, I did bring God into this. After all, I am on the side of the Divine in this. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #23)
Any xian NOT a JW is fake??? But the Jehovah Witlesses are too stupid to even know the name of the God they worship! As far as any dire warnings in 2 Thess: the writings of a forger writing in the name of Paul, himself a false prophet, are meaningless. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #38)
But can you provide ANY evidence - testable, objective evidence - for the existence of this Deity? (Nov 28, 2014 | post #32)
Don't worry, the world will not be destroyed in your life time. Nor in you grand kids life time, nor in their grand kids time, either. Barring human screw-ups, the world and life on it will continue along for another 5 billion years. (Nov 28, 2014 | post #31)
You have a right to your own opinion, but NOT to your own facts. Claiming that abortion is unacceptable is merely YOUR opinion on the matter. No child has ever been harmed by an abortion. No children are present during an abortion. This is a simple fact. Is the embryo or fetus human? In your opinion, yes. However, can you come up with ANY explanation for what makes that little lump of goo any more human that my left big toe? I believe that what separates a human being from a lump of goo is the presence of a soul. I cannot prove the existence of a soul, that it exists is my opinion on the subject. However, the existence of a soul implies the existence of the Divine. Again, there is no objective evidence supporting my opinion on this matter: it is my belief. However, if you accept the notion of a benevolent Divine being, and the existence of souls in human beings, then it is logically impossible for the fetus to posses a soul at any time prior to birth. From fertilized egg in the fallopian tubes to fetus heading down the birth canal, there is only a ONE in FIVE chance of reaching the point of becoming a live birth: eggs don't implant in the uterine walls, or the egg fails to begin cell division, or the embryo miscarries, or the fetus is stillborn, only 1 in 5 ever becomes a baby. And that is assuming that the woman is doing her best with proper prenatal care, diet, etc. Any Deity that would put a soul in an embryo, only to have it end up as a slightly late blood clot on a menstrual pad could not possibly be called "benevolent ". (Nov 28, 2014 | post #21)
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