Your version of a god was cobbled together from various minor deities worshiped by nomadic bronze-age shepherds in the Middle East about 3000 years ago.
Food security or price fixing?
Granted - over the top and I apologize. However, the disparity between the races is pronounced and so dramatic that in some instances it is only DNA similarity that maintains any semblance of common ground. When white Europeans landed on the on the shores of sub-Saharan Africa they found tribes of people, who despite thousands of miles of temperate coastline, had never built any kind of boat beyond primitive dugouts for fishing. No evidence of exploration had been achieved by any tribe of note. Neither was there any evidence that they ever constructed anything beyond a grass hut - a two story structure was never found. Only the Dogon of Mali appear to have achieved any level of advancement and theirs bore a tight resemblance to the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
There are limits to their accuracy, but there is no reason to doubt the results either.
you can be agnostic and believe in a god or you can be agnostic and not believe in a god
women? actually I call more guys that name than I do women. The last time a girl got mad at me for calling her that implying you shouldn't call women that, I turned it around on her and said I will call her a d*ck or a** then cause that's what she calls men all the time. She said no that's what you call guys... it took her a moment and then she still didn't agree.
Wow. Qualia is actually an amazing descriptor/definition for this.
even if we can reconcile that in our minds, how do you justify drowning babies in what surely is a tortuorous way to die?
well said and the whole idea of a scientific theory is that others can replicate it with the same results. This, too,helps eliminate confirmation bias
If you simply focus on loving others in the way Christ taught,
If you are supposed to be modeling your life in Christ's words, deeds and actions that lifestyle is about as far away from it as one can get. To keep more than one needs to live modestly is obscene.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
The posts prove it.
Hey Sly, what's new and wonderful?
Yep you're right, but it still sets a precedent for Canadian Christians to reject doing business with homosexuals
Not the question boy-o, are you brave enough to openly state who you trust?
Susan, I must disagree with you here as some of us have demonstrated
Which is exactly why I said she should ask herself. She will need to recognize her odds of success and know her best response if he declines though. And the advice concerning that takes our current culture into consideration, nothing more.
Does the study say "ALL"?
This data is being manipulated for democrat voter consumption. It has everything to do with party affiliation.
Then you should have no problem providing it.
Because I know how to find the answer.
Most moral systems see self preservation as not immoral. I surely don't.
Thanks for taking the poll and publishing the results. A cursory judgment would be: I think that the poll pretty much reflects the kind of posts that this board typically hosts. Still, nice to see what the poll results were.
In context: "He died"-- no he didn't, "in a horrible way"-- yes but almost every way of dying is horrible, "so that we may have"-- Is God purposefully withholding out of pure bloodthirst? "Outside chance" -- Why outside? What does that mean? "Of being saved"-- Why would God make such a ridiculous test for absolutely no reason at all?
The fits rather well. His messaging opened up the can of worms - a messaging he has admitted works. Why wouldn't people call him out for it?
The difference is, the Koran teaches that doctrine, the Bible does not
Their culture informs and shapes their own agency, just like everyone's does.