"If you take turtles for example, who are some of the longer living creatures we know, and ever so slow, then maybe S/He was a little 'slow' at coming up with the idea, LOL!
What we know so far is that time and space are both infinite and…"
"Some christian dude, though I have no idea who, when, or where, basically responded to this a long time ago, but nobody much cares. He said something like "When god made the universe, he also made time." considering this possible…"
"According to some propaganda I recently read--and that's a lot more likely to be representative of modern Christian thought, it being what they themselves use to try to rope more people in and all--the sin isn't the same "original…"
"I hate to be cynical, but in any argument where you would have to use a logical argument such as this you are talking with someone who could never accept it. You can't have a debate with people like this, only arguments since you are coming…"
"The whole concept of infinite time before the start of the universe is flawed as proved by Einstein. He discovered that time is connected to space as a single concept which he called Space Time. So before the start of the universe, there was…"
"I always try to dumb it down to the simplest terms when I have a Christian bring up creationism. If God can be infinite, why can't the universe be infinite? If you can simply and easily accept God doesn't need a creator, why do you? Him…"
"That's what I said! And they were like, "Of course he could get to this point in time! He's god!" Of COURSE he could. Because he's GOD. THANKS for clearing that up. Must be nice being able to just wisk by paradoxes like that."
"There may be a category confusion here. Christians are conflating two concepts of time, one being time as a total unit, the other being time as a set of infinite discreet units. Thus, "always was" becomes the god who "sees" all…"
"I've thought of this except I was thinking more along the lines of perfection instead of infinity. If god is perfect than any flaw would make him lose his perfection. The only way for a god to be perfect is for him to know everything. Except…"
"I read a 'Kalam Cosmological Argument for Atheism', written by Quentin Smith (you can read it online).
In one section, he argues that at the point t=0, every law would break down (ex. 5 divided by 0 is impossible). Therefore, the entirety…"
"Hey Matt, I like it.
Except...well if their God exists in infinity then it must by definintion be existant for every moment of time, which includes now. Your statement is, of course, also utterly true though. :-)
Actually, if you use the infinite…"
"There is a very fundamental contradiction between evolution and Christianity. Without Adam and Eve the idea of original sin becomes decidedly shakey, and without original sin the whole concept of Jesus dying for our sins crashes and burns.…"
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