"I'm not expecting proof; for many Christians, the empty tomb is "proof" that Jesus was resurrected. And the Jesus in the NT is not an Essene, but his teachings may be adapted from the Teacher of Righteousness, who lived a couple…"
"I think that's the idea. Why would anyone make such an absurd claim unless it is true?
However, there were numerous resurrections in the OT, including a massive army created from dry bones in Ezekiel."
"Two out of three is the best you get. Of course, we could take the shortcut of reading God's book: "I am a jealous God. My name is Jealous." Or "I bring evil into the world. I, the Lord, do all these…"
"Do biologists actually think living organisms are machines, or do they compare them to machines? Machines do have intelligent designers; natural selection is mindless. ID proponents take the "machine" label literally and…"
"If I knew that God exists (as you know you exist), that God is in Mexico getting ready for the Day of the Dead (as you know you are in Toledo, then I could prove that God isn't in Western Finland training reindeer (as you can prove you…"
"If you ever go to Singapore: prostitution is legal, but chewing gum is not. And a judge could sentence you to a severe caning.
Did I read somewhere that Kenneth Bae is a minister? Probably never occurred to him that the word of the One…"
"Which is it, grapes or raisins? I'm not about to convert for a handful of raisins.
I think the hadith says that the ladies' virginity is renewable. Do they never become experienced or, dare I say it, skilled?"
"It could be construed that way, but I can't imagine why the founders would fight a four-year war to establish a democratic government and then make sure the citizens were armed well enough to resist it. There were a couple of armed…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
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