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by captain howdy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Submitted for your approval--- Premise 1: X exists. Premise 2: A wholly good and omniscient being would prevent X. Conclusion 3. A wholly good and omniscient being does not exist. Is that a valid argument or not? If it is just insert "gratuitous evil" for X and off you go; where's the contradiction...
by captain howdy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Before I go any further I want to thank you for your patience. And now....on with the show--- Here's the argument again, with premises and conclusion labelled for clarity-- Premise 1: There exist instances of intense suffering which an omnipotent, omniscient being could have prevented without thereb...
by captain howdy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

If it takes you to the login page before you have copied your post, don't logon! Press the back button and save your gems of wisdom :) I kind of suspect what's causing this is that my password manager isn't playing nice with the word editor. I'm gonna disconnect lastpass from the forum because this...
by captain howdy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

marcuspnw wrote:I copy back and forth from word or excel.
That's the worst part of it. It's pretty easy to prevent and I've had it happen before, so I can't even plead ignorance. I'm like the guy that will trip over something half a dozen times before he'll kick it out of the way.
by captain howdy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

As regards the problem of gratuitous evil (or as it's more commonly known---the evidential problem of evil) you have tried to defend against it by way of the soul-making theodicy. Whether or not that is successful against moral evil it ignores natural evil entirely and fails as a result. The exampl...
by captain howdy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Og3 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:35 pm
This premise is the crux of the argument, imho. ....
I am making a blood oath, here and now, that any time I spend more than 15 minutes crafting a reply to somebody I will click "save draft".
by captain howdy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

As regards the problem of gratuitous evil (or as it's more commonly known---the evidential problem of evil) you have tried to defend against it by way of the soul-making theodicy. Whether or not that is successful against moral evil it ignores natural evil entirely and fails as a result. The example...
by captain howdy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

My contention is that God is speaking, but we're not paying attention, dismissing it as coincidences, and assuming that it's not God doing it. But if you'd like to agree to disagree on the point, I have no problem with that. Yeah, we probably better. I've considered your contention and reject it as...
by captain howdy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Again, not knowing you, I would have to ask some pointed and even intrusive questions. 1. Have you committed yourself to believe what is true, regardless how you may feel about it, and to follow God if in fact He is God? 2. Have you read the gospel of John? 3. Have you read Bertrand Russell's Why I...
by captain howdy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4594

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

For you he reveals himself, for me he plays hide and week games. And you have been praying that God would work the same magic for me that he did for you, haven't you? And yet, nothing. Strange indeed. Again, not knowing you, I would have to ask some pointed and even intrusive questions. 1. Have you...