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by captain howdy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4595

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Let me follow up with this: I may scoff, but I do recognize that your intentions really are noble. And yes, that counts.
by captain howdy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4595

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Yes, if I were to encounter a circumstance so compelling that I could not be internally consistent and still believe in God, then yes, I would abandon my faith. In 1985, I made a conscious decision to do precisely that: To weigh my faith fairly and objectively, taking into consideration all of the ...
by captain howdy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4595

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

I offer you, Cap'n, the same criteria that I offered to Marcus, in the post immediately below the one you cited. I explained in that post what makes me believe that the miracle probably did happen, and probably was miraculous. Now, to be clear, "evidence" is not the same as "proof." Evidence suppor...
by captain howdy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4595

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

Note my wording: at a stroke, not with a stroke!
by captain howdy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An audio record of a miraculous healing.
Replies: 94
Views: 4595

Re: An audio record of a miraculous healing.

I have not received any number pertinent to you. I did not say that I would. The question was to enable you to establish a threshold for evidence. Ah. Therein lies the rub. What do you consider evidence? In reply, you submit the unsubstantiated third or fourth-hand account of a miraculous event alo...
by captain howdy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Omniscience and Free Will.
Replies: 123
Views: 5258

Re: Omniscience and Free Will.

[Can you unpack that a bit? How can God lack spatial and temporal properties from inside time and space? I posit: God's essence has no spatial or temporal properties as these are things God created but when God enters space and time he can assume such properties which means he can be manifested wit...
by captain howdy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Omniscience and Free Will.
Replies: 123
Views: 5258

Re: Omniscience and Free Will.

I'm using the phrase "free will" to denote agency , specifically human agency. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/agency/ But, as the article you link to makes clear it is perfectly possible for human beings to be agents without having free will. I certainly accept that human beings are agents but ...
by captain howdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Omniscience and Free Will.
Replies: 123
Views: 5258

Re: Omniscience and Free Will.

Just to be clear I did not say God is outside time and space but that in his essence he lacks spatial and temporal properties. I never implied that he cannot be inside time and space. Can you unpack that a bit? How can God lack spatial and temporal properties from inside time and space? I heard tha...
by captain howdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Omniscience and Free Will.
Replies: 123
Views: 5258

Re: Omniscience and Free Will.

Is he? Well I'm not. I'm arguing first and foremost that if it can be established that if the future is fixed then free will is an illusion, and I'm using these terms as they are commonly used. Free will--- Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded.--...
by captain howdy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Omniscience and Free Will.
Replies: 123
Views: 5258

Re: Omniscience and Free Will.

Yes, thank you Captain, you have nailed it. Thanks---I was pretty sure I was on the right track there. If there was a god with omniscience, he can't change his mind once he has foreseen himself doing it. Claire and Moon try to escape this by agreeing that God is above all this as he somehow is abov...