Actually I think the "definition" (#1) part is valid for both of you. Theist and atheist alike often "redefine" what words mean, sometimes on the fly. I know many atheists hate the phrase "true Christian" because to them, it means there are 'false Christians,' which may monkey with that atheists' point. Theists, on the other hand, vary from person to person on what God of the bible is - Duality? Trinity? Singular? Spirit or physical? I think you get where I'm going...
A Tennessee hardware store owner is celebrating the Supreme
You are missing a key point when you say "everything happens by God's will." First, foreknowledge does not overturn free will. If I know someone very well, and 'know' they will do something a specific way, that doesn't negate their free will, and I can't even foresee the future. Everything does NOT happen 'by God's Will." If God commands us to behave in a certain way, and we don't - then that
God never said you had to be with him, he never said you should be without him. Hell in the theological sense is separation from God. Christians describe that as the incomparable everlasting torment we know as hell.
No. Its only fear for a reason..if you expect bad consequences. Humanity gas a natural fear of death. We all know its more to it than just returning to dust. That's why there's fear.
Otherwise he wouldn't have been able to conceive his science. Did you manage it in school?
Things Mr. Fields might hate:
Jesus. According to Jesus.
Again makes no sense.
Nope, if God would stop the silly hide and seek game, and actually suit up and show up, people would all know this God whether he helped or not. That has and never will happen because God only lives in peoples imagination. This certainly explains the convenient hide and seek game, created by believers to make sense out of nonsense.
I make no assumptions. I leave that to religionists.
Politics, like pimpin', ain't easy...and the two have a remarkable number of things in common.
I am a moral nihilist so to me there is no right or wrong. Sin is defined as an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. Since I do not believe that there is such a thing as a divine entity therefore to me there are no divine laws, then I cannot sin.
...........and it changed the way nominations will be in the Supreme Court forever. Be careful what you wish for. The 'Nuclear Option' will undoubtably blow up in the Republicans face, like a mushroom cloud. It maybe as soon as next January.
Smokers can't sue tobacco anymore because of the warning labels which literally mean, "Smoke this shit at your own peril."
Source?--mainstream, peer-reviewed only.
Prince Charles is walking her down the last half of the aisle.
It still is.
I already live in one thanks.
You certainly have the right to your opinion, and I'm curious how you can justify the teacher's actions as 'not wrong'.?
Weren't laws put in place by people, striving to be good?
Are you going to charge and imprison women who miscarry now?
As long as you are not symptomatic it probably wasn't that bad. Have you seen a cardiologist? Had a stress test?
Did you write that yourself?
Pointing put facts you want to ignore is not race baiting
There is no "took good care of his slaves" defense. It just doesn't exist. I understand why you would make that statement, but it doesn't hold water and Jefferson's own writings attest to that. Using Stockholm syndrome as an example of Jefferson's enslaved Africans "love" for him may not be the best argument.
Ya I'm so scared of the guy in a bow tie who looked like he didn't have the strength to get the knife to cut the turkey breast.
I think they both need to mind their own business
Nope, I was just explaining how one can claim they aren't a sinner. Muslims consider you an infidel. Are you an infidel?