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by SEG
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why People Believe in Gods
Replies: 60
Views: 3861

Re: Why People Believe in Gods

Humanguy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Og, would you care to share your religious experience with us?
Would you care to explain your wasting experience with us? Do you ever get that wasted before a gig that they have to pull you out from under a bed making animal noises like Jim Morrison?
by SEG
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

Yes, if he was gullible and relied on wishful thinking rather than looking at the evidence. So your assumptions force you to believe that I am gullible and rely on wishful thinking? To be awfully blunt, your ENTIRE faith is dependent upon you being gullible and relying on wishful thinking. Evidence...
by SEG
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

You understand that from 62 - 70 (at which point many Jews died) Christianity was ill-favored by the Romans, and from 70 onwards it was impossible to show anyone where the tomb had been? Or where the temple had been? BECAUSE JEWS WEREN'T ALLOWED Near Jerusalem? The Jewish Wars are not someone's ima...
by SEG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

If it were critically important to the early Christians, how come everyone promptly forgot where these fantastic events happened? Well, let's see: In about 33 AD, these things happened, and beginning in about 62 AD, after the execution of James the Just, there were a series of revolts hinging on th...
by SEG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

Og3 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:15 am
But could a reasonable person disagree with you?
Yes, if he was gullible and relied on wishful thinking rather than looking at the evidence.
by SEG
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

I know that dozens of books have been written about the empty tomb, but how important is it to you or the early Christians? Critically important. Show me the bones of Jesus of Nazareth, and Christianity will collapse. If it were critically important to the early Christians, how come everyone prompt...
by SEG
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

I'm not asking if YOU believe, and I'm not asking if a skeptic would believe. I am asking about a hypothetical completely neutral person, who, reading these passages and applying an ordinary level of logical analysis, could find them credible. A hypothetical completely neutral person that comes fro...
by SEG
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story
Replies: 112
Views: 6232

Re: Christians Tell Me Your Most Important Story

Here's the thing: The differences -- and there are differences, and on the point of how long until the ascension, Luke is simply wrong -- are trivial. Let's suppose, for argument, that the passage you cite above stops at v. 8 (and btw, the NASB has a footnote on v. 9 that the oldest and best mss. d...
by SEG
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why People Believe in Gods
Replies: 60
Views: 3861

Re: Why People Believe in Gods

Just as they will not accept that believers in other religion have valid religious experiences. The Christians own it all, those other people aren't doing it the way they do it so their religions are invalid. Does it make sense? To them, it absolutely does. I found out yesterday from my uncle that ...
by SEG
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why People Believe in Gods
Replies: 60
Views: 3861

Re: Why People Believe in Gods

Claire wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:05 am
Well, all I've seen are accusations against Maria Valtorta and her writings, but no one backing them up.
all I've seen are accusations against Billy Graham and his writings, but no one backing them up. Who cares?