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Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dyslexic's DOG Dec 24, 2012. 18 Replies

I'm currently having a discussion with a friend of a friends about bringing Bibles back into schools so our kids can be more moral.  I've pasted the conversation and I'm just wondering what your…Continue

Help with understanding the supernatural discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorryslorrys May 25, 2011. 8 Replies

I've been having a conversation regarding teaching world views in schools ( manily naturalistic and materialistic world views) and we have gotten to discussing the supernatural.  I must first admit…Continue

Does the bible predict the fall of Babylon? Did this prediction come true?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Agner J Santiago Dec 4, 2009. 12 Replies

I have a fellow classmate who claimed that bible prophecies have come true, such as the fall of babylon. Here's the direct quote, "Every prophecy in the Bible has been accomplished and continues to…Continue

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Dyslexic's DOG replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Maybe the reason I'm an atheist is my IQ score of 145, though I don't think so, because I was a believer for a short time, though I ran a series of tests that the Pentecostal Christian group failed badly on, so I left, never to return. I…"
Dec 24, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"And that is ofttimes the response one will get in such an argument. The rules of debate have built-in a sort of humility, that is, if your position is shown to be false or lacking, you must acknowledge that fact. In the case of your friend's…"
Dec 23, 2012
Agner J Santiago replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Thanks again for the replies. Some very good points and the 1 Peter 3:15 verse is especially useful.  This individual ended up deleting all his replies and disappeared from the conversation, it's a miracle....;)"
Dec 23, 2012
James Kz liked Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
Dec 23, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"There is also this. Many different studies have indicated that the religious are generally found on the left side of this curve. Some non-religious also are, but the vast majority are found on the right-hand side. As intelligence is supposedly…"
Dec 23, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"The anecdotal story of a police officer giving a homeless man shoes is specious. I am an atheist and have bought new clothes and toys for the homeless, thus that particular moral idea (charity) does not proceed from the Bible. "God gives us…"
Dec 23, 2012
Dyslexic's DOG replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Theists always favor the God is the FIRST CAUSE arygument (not a theory), Though if you consider Stephen Hawking's theory, where the universe started as a Black Hole, then in such a Black Hole, time does not exist, thus there is no time for a…"
Dec 23, 2012
Dyslexic's DOG replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"I would prefer public secular schools such as ours have copies of the Bible, so when I denigrate the scripture for it's utter profound and obvious stupidity, it pays to have it freely available to students to investigate and understand that I…"
Dec 23, 2012
booklover replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"There is no hope for him.  He's single-minded and not too bright.  If he can't believe the universe started from nothing, where does he think his 'god' started? Oy Vey!"
Dec 13, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Oh, gad ... "fairness!"  Someone needs to tell this dip that fairness and justice are not naturally occurring concepts.  Ask a mother cheetah if she thinks it's fair if her cubs get killed by hyenas while she's out…"
Dec 13, 2012
Agner J Santiago replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Wow, excellent responses.  I appreciate the information you've provided and the time, thank you very much.   Alas he's gone of the rails and posted the below response: No matter what I say, as we have both already stated, you…"
Dec 13, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Hence my long"
Dec 13, 2012
booklover replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Actually I knew that.  I should have been more clear.  We studied the bible as literature in high school.  That was in 1985!  But passing it out to kids in order to study morals (implying that the bible is where you get your…"
Dec 13, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"Actually it is not. The Bible may be taught as literature, as may any other reli"
Dec 13, 2012
booklover replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"I would just say that it is against the Constitution to pass out religious books in public schools.  The end."
Dec 13, 2012
James Kz replied to Agner J Santiago's discussion Seeking feedback on bible context discussion.
"There is only one Bible verse that matters here: 1 Peter 3:15 - "But sanctify the Lord God in you hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: . . ."…"
Dec 13, 2012

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