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  1. Visum
    02-05-2014 11:04 AM
  2. Visum
    02-04-2014 10:01 PM
    Visum commented on Investment Club Anyone?
    Did you end up doing anything with anyone?
  3. Rex the Red
    01-26-2014 06:59 PM
    Rex the Red
    Well, I have and many others have. This is where I got my understanding of "spiritual practice" from. Let me know when you start a thread on "spiritual practice." Not too interested with "arguing" with "Antagonostics"
  4. Rex the Red
    01-26-2014 05:38 PM
    Rex the Red commented on What would convince an atheist?
    I would be glad to answer your questions about "spiritual practice" and my own experience and background, however, If you care to start a thread on this and let me know, so others who might have the same questions and similar answers can participate.
  5. ooo
    01-24-2014 04:40 PM
    ok, thanks. :]
  6. ooo
    01-24-2014 02:28 PM
    ooo commented on Veracity of the New Testament
    Citation for this? Not a jab at you; I'm actually curious.
    [edit: Oh, ok; saw post #251. If you would, leave me a vm if you look into it though. I'll look up what Price has to say].
  7. Monte314
    12-23-2013 02:03 PM
    You are a good person. You have seen some good things in some Christians, and you have chosen some of those things for yourself.

    Of course, I think there is more going on than just that; but that's all I can really say.
  8. Monte314
    12-23-2013 01:39 PM
    Something less focused on ME, and more focused on the what JESUS loves most: people.
  9. Monte314
    12-23-2013 01:36 PM
    Yes, but I have no excuse for not being "farther along"...
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  11. Monte314
    12-20-2013 04:49 PM
    No, the dog is a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Cali... a female. I have never actually seen her, and I just have the one picture.
  12. IslandHead
    12-20-2013 01:47 PM
    ya. you copied all the links into your quote. They don't have any info.

    For example:
    "Part 2. Past history

    Anatomical vestiges
    Whales and dolphins with hindlimbs
    Humans tails
    Molecular vestiges
    Ontogeny and..."

    Doesn't actually communicate anything, it just taking up space...
  13. IslandHead
    12-20-2013 01:25 PM
    IslandHead commented on Who among us doesn't believe in evolution?
    format your post.
  14. Imperator
    12-19-2013 09:12 AM
    Since it appeared the thread trended more towards a scientific discussion and the religious aspects were subsumed under this, I went ahead and moved it.

    Do not necessarily be surprised if it ends up being moved back though. Evolution threads can be tricky to place given the inevitable Creationism link, and precedent has threads in both forums.

  15. Saul
    12-14-2013 07:05 PM
    I already realized you're not a Christian, I just couldn't add fundamentalist in without implying that you remained some sort of Christian.

    What I'm more curious about is why it didn't sit right with you as being the only interpretation. For that to happen, you had to have read something differently, or there must've been a particular other interpretation that you found to be possible.

    Or are you saying that the idea that your denomination's interpretation was correct also implied that only people who shared the same interpretation could be good?
  16. Saul
    12-13-2013 10:02 PM
    What you've said leads me to one question: why are you no longer a [fundamentalist] Christian? Is it because it just seemed like bullshit, or because your sense of "good" didn't match your religion, and then you searched for truth from there? Or a third explanation, I suppose.
  17. Saul
    12-13-2013 08:21 PM
    My experience with Christians (even my parents) has caused me to be quite pessimistic about them.

    Anyone who is being good to appease a grand disciplinarian can't really be good. Those people who are being good for other reasons would likely continue to do so regardless.

    The rules of religion are primarily used for skirting and bending (believe what you want to believe), and as such I find are simply used to excuse behavior as justified that would otherwise have no "good" grounds.

    Effectively, I'm saying that "treat others as you would have them treat you" is an ancient philosophy that's simultaneously a rather apparent one, and religious dogma only allows for detraction from this. Christianity detracts the least, nowadays, but its not great.

    The message of Jesus does need to be frequently brought to the forefront of our thought as a people, and I am glad for those few Christians who do so, but I think they would even if they weren't Christian.
  18. Saul
    12-13-2013 02:16 PM
    Is researching ID time well spent? SkyBright is antagonistic - I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
  19. Saul
    12-12-2013 04:29 PM
    That's pretty much how it goes with any discovery found in evolution that changes the theory. I do find it a bit obnoxious when scientists want to make a name for themselves and prematurely make announcements that have to later be shot down though, "junk DNA" included.

    I'm not too worried about epigenetics, I personally think they will seal off other areas of evolution. The first time I heard about prions, for example (not sure if you're familiar, but proteins that deform other proteins - effectively non-life that can clone itself)... I thought we may have a closer explanation to the first "life" - just some proteins that can reproduce in a manner.
  20. Saul
    12-12-2013 03:30 PM
    He's very good at being evasive, I don't really know what his position is, but I consider evasiveness to be a form of deception, so that really only leads me to make one supposition about his... beliefs

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