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by SEG
Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 152
Views: 976

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

Um... Christians don't consider one person or another morally better or worse, as a matter of doctrine. O'Hair, by all accounts, was unpleasant, vile, vulgar, and profane. But it's a pass/fail system, and we all fail. Sharon Tate has no bearing on O'Hair -- it's not a relative thing. It's pass/fail...
by SEG
Tue May 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 152
Views: 976

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

You really should get out more, SEG. And you really need to question your assumptions. For example, I can tell you that even here in California, ranked the most religious in that survey, it's not Christianity they're talking about. In fact, if I were asked to guess what state she lived in based sol...
by SEG
Tue May 21, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

So in calling such a law a natural assumption on the part of humans, Lewis is absolutely correct. Who else says that it is a natural assumption on the part of humans? It wasn't for me or anyone else that I know for that matter. Further, you omitted the experiment that I proposed, of asking random p...
by SEG
Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

[We would expect, if we were asked to compose a picture of a solar system knowing nothing about it except heliocentricity, that the planets were of a pattern for size and distance, and there was once actually an attempt to make the planets distances fit into a pattern. It eventually had to be aband...
by SEG
Mon May 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 101
Views: 602

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

You must have missed this too; Just like Jesus, John Frum, Tom Navy and dozens of saviour gods, Ned Ludd was supposed to be the founder of the group within a few decades. He wasn't. Guess why? Because no record can be found of him, I suppose you'll say. No, but close. All of those people didn't act...
by SEG
Mon May 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Oddly, Lewis had something to say about the very discussion we are now having: If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something more is not simple. Very often, however, this silly procedure is adopted by people who are not silly, but who, consciously or ...
by SEG
Mon May 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Oddly, Lewis had something to say about the very discussion we are now having: If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something more is not simple. Very often, however, this silly procedure is adopted by people who are not silly, but who, consciously or ...
by SEG
Sun May 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 101
Views: 602

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Just listening to a Youtube presentation from The Godless Engineer. He states a lot of things Carrier and I agree on in a quick summary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fPvvH2wdCQ
by SEG
Sun May 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

You do realize that we're talking about Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis, the Oxford professor and Cambridge Don for whom the Cambridge Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature was invented, right? Yes, and if he was not knowledgeable in atheist literature, that would make him an uneducated atheist, ...
by SEG
Sun May 19, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 164
Views: 899

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

No wonder you wanted to gloss over Bk. 2 Ch. 1, SEG. And, of course, that raises a very big question. If a good God made the world why has it gone wrong? And for many years I simply refused to listen to the Christian answers to this question, because I kept on feeling "whatever you say, and however...