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On Genesis

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 20, 2014 at 12:52pm 1 Comment

More nihilism notes

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 1, 2014 at 11:03am 1 Comment

kikenshiso

Posted by Robert Atwood on June 26, 2014 at 10:08am 4 Comments

The Protest is Over

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:51am 1 Comment

EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:49am 4 Comments

Evangelicals Need Saints Too

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:47am 2 Comments

Review of Noah

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

ISLANDS

Posted by joan elizabeth mazzu on April 19, 2014 at 5:58pm 1 Comment

My blog compilations

Posted by Sharon Winters on April 18, 2014 at 8:26pm 0 Comments

10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

Posted by Marv on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

Posted by Marv on April 12, 2014 at 10:00pm 10 Comments

For My old "Theooze.com" Companions

Posted by Addai on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

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Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"Peter asks, but then why are the Ten Commandments so inadequate and parochial? First, the Ten Commandments are not presented in the Hebrew Bible as a complete and all-encompassing moral system.  They are conditions of a particular…"
55 minutes ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Well, Peter, I will have a go at it; but I want to take a bit of time before I do. Addai, I am not sure what you are talking about.  I do know what Russell was talking about when he used the term "Ontological Argument" and I suspect…"
2 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"As far as the Ontological argument it will continue to be used but not in the sense of a logical/philosophical argument but more in the sense of processing the data (it makes the most sense when dealing with the issue and current…"
3 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"but then why are the Ten Commandments so inadequate and parochial? Why is there nothing about human equality or slavery for instance, but plenty about property? OK, the Sermon on the Mount is moving, but it is hardly a supplement…"
3 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Robert, as you have mentioned the Ontological Argument before, maybe you could have a bash at expounding its virtues to me, as I must say I share Dawkins's attitude to it.  "
3 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"My understanding of the Ontological argument is that it does go back to Hellenistic times.   Like Aristotle or older with the "unmoved mover". There's really 2 reasons as far as the dabbling with probability and scientific…"
3 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I have managed to ignore Richard Dawkins.  So I have no basis for commenting on his position – at least one anchored in a firm understanding of his position.  My ignorance is rooted in the fact that in the sort of serious…"
6 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I would also there also is a bit of irony.    Dawkins and other atheists all day long can "hand wave" away probabilistic objections (based on scientific theories and equations) all day long when suits their purposes. So its…"
10 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"yep that was one area I was alluding to.     :)    This is one area where the evidentialist is trying to use his opinion as fact. His objection is because of God being a complex entity from the being.  …"
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Otsukafan replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Around the 22:00 mark Dawkins completely contradicts himself saying that what made the universe has to be counter intuitive and mysterious but a intelligent God would not make sense."
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Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Ah so that was the famous debate I heard about....   (Dawkins was flamed on the net widely for suggesting it was better to terminate embryos that show developemental disabilities and such). Dawkins did fairly well.   But he had his…"
19 hours ago
Otsukafan replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
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Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"Let us suppose, Peter, that you were God.  Today you wish to build a Great While Shark.  It will be the prototype.  Think of the nature of the intelligence that you wish to give that animal as an exercise of Divine Command.  I…"
yesterday
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"I would have to say, Robert, that this does not make much sense to me, but also that this statement does not diminish my respect for your faith and your approach to faith. I feel that you have a much more subtle take on DCM than does Bill…"
yesterday
Addai commented on Robert Atwood's blog post On Genesis
"Interesting post Robert On the believing side, I use to think you could boil things down to a few basic positions.  Lots of people as young earth creationists, many theistic evolutionists, a few old earth creationists...    But…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood posted a blog post

On Genesis

When I was in high school I had a science teacher.  His teaching domain consisted primarily of “biology” with the odd “zoology” class thrown in once in a while.  He fancied himself an intellectual, a free thinker, and a scientist.  From that lofty height he made a point of making the point that any sort of theistic claims within his realm on the part of his students would result in mild (good humored) ridicule.  Evolution was fact and anything else was so much sand in which theists buried their…See More
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Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"There is a bit that you almost can't win on a case like this.     Most of the people involved don't want to be named because of the very real fear of loosing their jobs.    But the one guy who does get…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Addai writes, Not really my intention.   Nor did I think it was.   If I may digress, you have written before that you score as a INTJ on the MBTI.  Such being the case, your extraverted "thinking" is actually secondary…"
yesterday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Not really my intention.  "
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What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 55 minutes ago. 38 Replies

My wife sent me this article...    Pretty interesting!…Continue

Atheists and Morality

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I'm making this thread to deal with the new sub topic that popped up in the other thread with Robert and PJE to cover the topic in general.    If you got a specific question or gripe than post it.I…Continue

Knowledge or Opinion?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 13. 26 Replies

From my standpoint, one of the most interesting documents in the philosophy of education is Plato’s Meno.  (BTW, if one looks up “Meno’s slave” on Wikipedia, the explanation given there is exactly…Continue

Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Aug 12. 10 Replies

Matthew's gospel concludes with a commission to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  But if Acts is accurate, Peter wasted little time violating that commission (Acts…Continue

Ancient Manuscript Comparative Studies... any good Secular Sources?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 9. 5 Replies

I seem to have gotten myself involved in a discussion concerning the manuscript reliability with some atheists.      Now I know from past studies that the empirical evidence for comparing books of…Continue

The IRS as instrument of political suppression

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Jul 30. 2 Replies

I've been very dismayed over the IRS scandal that has largely gone uncovered for a year and a half.    While it's finally getting it due in some places, I'm a bit worried that this is one Watergate…Continue

Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by KG Jul 28. 44 Replies

I bumped into a couple of statements by a renowed Bible teacher."The Bible clearly teaches that God's love for His people is of such magnitude that even those who walk away from the faith have not…Continue

Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Jul 24. 37 Replies

Using the KJV as a source, there are lots of OT references to the "Spirit of God" (e.g., Gen. 1:2, Ex. 31:3, Job 33:4 ) and "Spirit of the Lord" (e.g., Judges 3:10, 2 Sam. 23:2, Ezekiel 11:5, Is.…Continue

Eastern Orthodoxy Lite?

Started by Ainnir Smith in Theology (General). Last reply by Steve Jul 23. 22 Replies

Is there anything even remotely like Eastern Orthodoxy in theology/philosophy (for lack of a better word), but not as...formal in practice?  It seems there wouldn't be since as far as I understand…Continue

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