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The Protest is Over

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EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

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Evangelicals Need Saints Too

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Review of Noah

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ISLANDS

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My blog compilations

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10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

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What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

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For My old "Theooze.com" Companions

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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…"
5 hours ago
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…"
5 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Not really my intention.  "
6 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Addai, apparently Gary police Capt. Charles Austin also said that he expected notoriety and figured the situation would be made into a movie.   Indeed, the Rev. Michael Maginot has signed a deal with Evergreen Media Holdings to…"
10 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Well obviously I don't have access to them.    But the paper printed the following A statement like this would be libelous if it were not true and subject to a law suit if made up."
12 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
" so you say, but the report you posted was from the sensationalist (I believe) "Daily News". So where are the testimonies from these professionals whom you mention? "
12 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I would disagree on the ten a penny end.     There are lots of stories, but often based on hearsay.    There are only a few like this one, where you can find things like credible witnesses (multiple police…"
12 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"short answer is no: these stories are ten-a-penny and never have proper independent confirmation. And even if I had a more personal involvement, the lack of ready explanation would not lead me to believe in the supernatural. Not that I totally…"
13 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Hey Peter just a hypothetical.   If you could see something like this case of Exorcism might it make you rethink your position?   (IF you saw strange phenomenon that cannot be readily…"
14 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Funny you should ask that. I'm not sure if the discovery of life is totally anti-theistic.   It's certainly is against my present paradigm, but the Catholics for instance have already begun to tackle such a potential…"
14 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Peter,  If I continue to make your case for you then I shall have to start charging a fee -- standard sophist practice :) In any case my comments will be on the other thread."
14 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Atheists and Morality
"OK my gripe is.      And its about certain internet atheists and not anybody on this board.    My gripe is about acknowledging that certain values that you hold actually come from a different place.…"
15 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"it was not intended to assume evolution and is indeed consistent with ID and OEC as well as evolution. BTW, Addai, if life were indeed found to exist on other planets would you still doubt evolution?   "
15 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
" thanks, Robert, that outlooks looks good to me :) "
15 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion Atheists and Morality
""And I think many have made it quite clear that they are humanists believing certain altruistic values are intrinsically good in spite of their lack of belief about an after life." Well yes, if some values are intrinsically good…"
19 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Atheists and Morality
"OK, I shall consider myself "excused" from the other topic.  Let me note in passing, that if I were an atheist my objection to introducing "intelligent design" as the source of the world we live in would be to point out that…"
19 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I also split the thread since this looks like a good topic to really explore at length."
20 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"I would note the irony that your analogy seems to be making a case for the side of Intelligent Design(at least in directly by what you ask me to imagine).    While theistic intervention of some sort is of course the best scenario for…"
20 hours ago
Addai posted a discussion

Atheists and Morality

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 will note on area of the topic.    There are lots of theists who really doubt how atheists can have a moral compass without a God etc.    And I think many have made it quite clear that they are humanists believing certain altruistic values are intrinsically good in spite of their lack of belief about…See More
20 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"Peter asks, How did these atheists cope with the universal fact of death?  One example, Epicureanism was relatively popular during the Hellenistic period.   g. Death One of the greatest fears that Epicurus tries to combat is the fear…"
22 hours ago

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Atheists and Morality

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai 15 hours ago. 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

What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 2. 34 Replies

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