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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-19-2005, 02:04 AM
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Posted By baggins
Re: What You Protestants Don\'t Seem to Get

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And just how are you going to be successful in making disciples of thinking non-believers if you can't at least tell them you possess 100% certainty about the correct interpretation of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-17-2005, 12:45 AM
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Re: What You Protestants Don\'t Seem to Get

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but, at the same time, it's not MY job to convince anyone.

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"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-17-2005, 12:31 AM
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Posted By baggins
Re: The Anguish of Semi Believers.

mr. Sklansky, I hear what you're saying. and if this version of God were the only God we were debating about, I would think this an issue worth more consideration.

However, I don't think this God...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By baggins
Re: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

wow. good for you. i encourage you to stick with it, at least for a complete intellectual curiosity if nothing else.

also, if Job is kinda wierd, please don't stop reading. it has a cool ending.
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 10:48 PM
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Posted By baggins
Re: What You Protestants Don\'t Seem to Get

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do you have to be a bible scholar or a master theologian to feed the hungry, take care of the sick and poor, or comfort the hurting people in this world?

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Not...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By baggins
Re: Sklansky\'s Intelligence Weighting as it Relates to God

" why should we place so much more significance that intelligent people tend not to believe in God? "

you know, i would like to see some cold hard numbers here, and a rigid, acceptable definition...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9
Posted By baggins
Re: What You Protestants Don\'t Seem to Get

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I don't believe any of them have a stranglehold on Truth. but, I don't believe that is the point, either.

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Actually that is the point baggins. Because such a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-13-2005, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By baggins
Re: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

the rain falls on the just and the unjust.

bad things happen to everybody.

assuming all that your question assumes (there is a God and He did create the universe, and he created humans as...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-12-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: poker and christianity

oh boy. jack chick.

i hereby apologize for the man and all his misguided tracts.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-12-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9
Posted By baggins
Re: traveling at the speed of light

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I was told by a relative that the faster you go the slower time goes.

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i hope that pun wasn't intended.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-12-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By baggins
Re: Mirror Puzzle

actually, your right and left don't even change. your left side is still reflected on the left side of the mirror's surface. your right side is reflected on the right. the only thing that's different...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-11-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: poker and christianity

"And as we all know, the bible should be taken literally in all things"

when did anybody ever establish this?

also, unless you have studied ancient Greek, your 'literal' interpretation of this...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-11-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9
Posted By baggins
Re: What You Protestants Don\'t Seem to Get

"When you profess faith in any belief system, whether religious, mathematical or scientific, you start out with certain premises or axioms which by definition cannot be proved to certainty, but the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: poker and christianity

Xianity and Gambling

very quickly, my thoughts on the subject:

we as christians are taught in the bible to be good and faithful stewards of the wealth and posessions that we have been blessed...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-11-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By baggins
Re: Altering txaq007\'s Question For Christians.

sure. like the others, given the proper context, I would convert.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: Question For Protestants

"fundamental Christian doctrines." i think we all agree on the one fundamental Christian doctrine: Christ died for our sins and we can be forgiven and restore a relationship with our Creator-God if...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: poker and christianity

what makes you think that Sin is breaking some rule?

Sin is the condition of your heart if you are allowing anything other than Christ to rule your heart. it is the separation from God.

or,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-07-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: Was Hitler right when he said.........

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Assuming the reich maintains both its political cohesion and political direction (i.e. Hitler is not demonised by later 'nazi' leaders with their own agenda.) Then yes the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-07-2005, 03:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: Does he need 100% proof?

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"You can "be convinced" by taking an objective look at the evidence."

Then why do you think that over 90% of the people who have IQs above 130 and know math, physics, chemistry,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-07-2005, 03:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: So Why is Stealing Wrong Again?

if you have no objective standard for morality, then it most certainly is not wrong. you may get punished for it, but that doesn't make it wrong.

did ever think of asking your neighbor for a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-07-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: So Why is Stealing Wrong Again?

" In the Old Testament it is stated that stealing and self-defense killing in a life-or-death situation is ok. "

where, prey tell, is this?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-06-2005, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: A Couple Interesting Points About Religion

i reconcile it thus:

i don't consider myself 'religious'. i don't perform a bunch of rituals and follow a bunch of rules in hopes that one day, when i die, i will have earned my way to a blissful...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-06-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: What are...

books:
bible (especially Job and Romans)
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Ender's Game series - Orson Scott Card
Maps in a Mirror - OSC's short stories and other errata
LOTR - JRR Tolkien
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-06-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4
Posted By baggins
Re: What are...

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What do you mean 1 1/2 books?

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Obviously, "Chosen by God" is heavily influenced by the Bible, and thus your two books aren't different viewpoints. And thus you...
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