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by SEG
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

The existence of the Christian God is certainly falsifiable, and I have told you how. The Apostle Paul told you how in 1 Cor. 15, nearly 2000 years ago. Show that Jesus did not rise from the dead. There's your falsification. You are throwing me a red herring. My point was how can you falsify an und...
by SEG
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

I think that part of the problem here is that we use the word "Science" ambiguously. We rightly mean the narrow sense: Forming and testing hypotheses to discover new facts. But we also use it to mean the facts that we have discovered, and we expand it to mean the theories that we infer from those f...
by SEG
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

Argh. Yes. Look at the scientific method. Step 1: Define the question: Does God exist? Step 2: Gather information. Step 3: Form a hypothesis: God exists. Step 4: Test the hypothesis... And how are you going to do that, exactly? Step 5: Draw a reasonable inference, based on the results of the test, ...
by SEG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Mary, Mother of God
Replies: 31
Views: 2057

Re: Mary, Mother of God

In the normal way.
by SEG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

More to the point: Does SEG have anything material to say about my reasoning, rather than dismissing it with a wave of his hand. For example, did I misread Tolstoy? Did he make a counter-argument in some later work, such as The Forged Coupon? Am I correctly understanding and reporting the synopsis ...
by SEG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

Thanks, OG! I really enjoyed reading all that. It looks to me that I was right picking my arguments 1 and 4. Why go to the bother of explaining logic? Confirmation bias. GP: If life has meaning, then God exists. SP: God does not exist, thus C: Life has no meaning. This works just as well for the co...
by SEG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why God's Love is a Joke
Replies: 31
Views: 1627

Re: Why God's Love is a Joke

Often imperfectly displayed by imperfect Christians or even those claiming to be Christians for selfish reasons (power, etc.) but also displayed beautifully throughout the Bible by God, Christians and non-Christians. It may be that there are nice passages, but they are overshadowed by your god's mu...
by SEG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 581
Views: 9944

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

I'll accept that as evidence that you borrowed the book. On the old lady story, you might be pulling my leg: It's the sort of thing you would do. Well that's not fair! You accept other people's story's with great faith and little skepticism, why not mine? Feel free to share the story among your fri...
by SEG
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 43
Views: 192

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

Thanks, OG! I really enjoyed reading all that. It looks to me that I was right picking my arguments 1 and 4. Why go to the bother of explaining logic? Confirmation bias. SEG :( I'm disappointed in you :( Og took all the time and trouble to share and that's your reaction? :( Thank you, Og! I only ha...