Mar 23, 2009
Prove that it's God doing the calling, and not merely someone misattributing their own thoughts and actions to God. Prove that it's God calling someone and not a hallucination. Prove that it's God and not Zeus or Osiris or Vishnu. Good luck. (7 hrs ago | post #116216)
Circular reasoning doesn't help your cause. "The people who disagree with you only disagree because they're wrong, therefore you're right" isn't a valid argument, nor is it evidence of anything except you being a gullible rube. Your God has as much evidence for his existence as Zeus does. You just don't see the evidence of Zeus's existence because you're blind to it. See how easy it is to say? Of course, it's bullshit, just like the Bible's assertion is, and if "you just can't see it" is the best you've got, then what a weak position that puts you in. Now, do you have ANY evidence for the existence of God? If so, present it. Otherwise, admit that your God is on equal footing with Zeus or bigfoot or little green men from outer space. (7 hrs ago | post #15640)
Just like your mom. What's your point? That your mom is just as bad as teh homoz? (7 hrs ago | post #15639)
Define "brief, limited, and rare." How many centuries comprises "brief?" How many continents and people need to be involved for it to be "limited? " How many incidents comprise "rare?" (16 hrs ago | post #15615)
But, to be clear: you do not disagree that God/the Bible do not condemn slavery, and you do agree that God/the Bible has instructions regarding who can be enslaved, how to treat them, and how slaves can be sold, as well as commands to enslave other people. If I don't condemn murder, and I provide instructions for murder, and command someone to murder another, do I condone murder? Do you continue to think that God/the Bible does not condone slavery? Every time you avoid answering the question, it demonstrates that you are too dishonest to admit your own fallibility. (16 hrs ago | post #15613)
No. You mentioned one of your false gods. Zeus and the others from Olympus are the true gods. Your refusal to make offerings to Zeus does not please him, and you are choosing eternal suffering in Hades. But, you could repent and change your ways. You still have time. (16 hrs ago | post #15610)
Is God detectable? (16 hrs ago | post #116201)
Here's you, not getting it. http://youtu.be/UP HuE5pDlEs (16 hrs ago | post #116200)
1 + 1 = 2 1 + 1 + God = 2 Is the first equation atheistic? Why do we need God in the second equation? (16 hrs ago | post #131162)
Yet, you don't have that same overriding concern when it comes to the name of your Lord. Why is that? (Yesterday | post #116151)
You're saying that you think it would take a whale three days to die of internal bleeding from a foot-long slice in its stomach AND a foot-long slice in its lung? What evidence do you have to support such a supposition? (Yesterday | post #116150)
So, you feel free to add details not mentioned to the Bible if it helps you make the story feasible. What unmentioned details are wrong to add to Bible stories to make sense of them, and which are right? (Yesterday | post #116149)
Zeus is not Satan. Do you know nothing of the pantheon of true gods? (Yesterday | post #15549)
Which is why we call you a liar. Anybody that has what is considered to be a liar-like behavior often gets referred to as a liar. (Yesterday | post #116140)
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