Rosenberg

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  1. Rosenberg

    Beware HyperMicro

    I have bought many drives Hypermicro over the years. I have never had a problem with them in any way. I would recomend them to anyone.
  2. Aren't the hows and whys pretty well known already? Or is there something more you wish to inquire about?
  3. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. Honold, I am not attempting to collect anything. My question was quite sincere. And of course you have answered it for which I thank you. However with all due respect, I don't think your ecological contributions to mankind are comparable to what it is the Bible says Christ did for mankind (if true). Keep in mind as well that it is said that Christ did suffer die in the physical sense despite being the son of God - he was also a man. Were this not so there would have no point to him having been crucified. I believe the Bible also says that he decended into Hell for three days before he arose from the dead. Though Christ knew he would arise from the dead, I do not think he looked forward to being crucified. Nor do I think those who are suicide bombers look forward to exploding. I suspect all of these people had just as great an instict for self preservation as all men do.
  4. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. Honold, I can only say that you are an extrodinary person. Have you done others good deeds such as you say you would do above that you would like to share with us? Rosenberg
  5. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Yes perhaps, but would you volunteer your only son to be crucified for the sake of others?
  6. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. Honold, First of all please appreciate that I am answering this as a agnostic who is not now nor has ever been a Christian. Keeping that in mind I will make the following points. I do not believe that our sins (or wrongs if you prefer) are forgiven, despite Christ's dying on the cross, unless the following conditions have been met; 1) We ask God and the parties we have harmed, if applicable, for forgiveness. 2) We are sincere in our asking for forgiveness. 3) We commit to trying not to repeat the offence. 4) Items one through three above eliminate a vast majority of people from qualifying for forgiveness of their sins. As far as why Christ's sacrifice was a "big deal" as you say, I would point out the following; 1) He himself never sinned. Have you ever been punished for something someone else did? Ever willing volunteered to take the blame and punishment for someone else's wrong? 2) I disagree that his suffering was "brief". His suffering was I suspect both intense and extreme. 3) It is easy to say that any of us would the same. But when they get out the spikes to nail you to the cross you may just have second thoughts. Also keep in mind that it was more of a sacrifice on God's part then it was on the part of Christ. Personally given the choice, I would rather be crucified myself than watch one of my sons be crucified. And this perhaps is the key reason why it was a "big deal". God made this sacrifice on our behalf - for us. He did so even though he needn't have as he owes us nothing. So I have a question for you Mr. Honold, why did God do this?
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    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. Honold, Are we punished for sins that have been forgiven? Rosenberg
  8. Rosenberg

    Honold's New car.

    "Erprobungsfahrzeug" = Test Vehicle.
  9. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. Ape, I don't see how time can merely be a human concept any more than reality is. I am not aware of any point at which time has ever stopped. If you are referring to what was before the big bang, then I was given to understand that there no time prior to that event. We as humans have created the word "time" but not the reality of it. Well perhaps your understanding of God has further been abstracted but not mine I can assure you. It is difficult as human beings to relate to a God who is not a "being". Perhaps this is why we do think of him as such. So while I may relate more easily to God personally as a "being", I do not necessarily believe him to be such. And truthfully, it does not matter what form he really is. What matters is that we understand his power and that we keep ourselves in perspective. I understand what you are saying. But if there is a common denominator between what works for God'sGurl, Clipton, myself and everyone else who believes, then perhaps it is not so perplexing an idea as you imagine.
  10. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Mr. ape, Well it is more than scientific theory that the Universe is expanding. However as you say, it is only theory that the Universe will collapse at some point, as a result of it's expansion, and cease to exist. Now when and if it does end, so will your number counting on your way to prove that numbers are infinative along with mathematics and everything else. Well let's look again what fool described as being Hawking's contirbution to the understanding of the cosmos - "IIRC, The work that brought Hawking to prominence was his proof (along with someone whose name I embarrassingly forget) that time is/was concomitant with the big bang. In which case one cannot apply the concept of “before” to any events in some way prior to the big bang. So yes the big bang is "the beginning of all, including all matter, as we know it." but also the beginning of time as we know it." If Hawking is correct, and personally I would defer to him over my scant understanding of the cosmos, that time began with the creation of the universe then it would seem logical to assume that time is also confined within, and limited by, our universe just as we are. Hence is it not logical to assume that in order to escape our own universe to explore and expand our knowledge, we must also be capable of escaping the confines of time? But do we exist outside of the confines of time? I think not. And therefore I would hypotheorize that we shall never learn what exists outside of our universe. So I think that we are chained by time within our own universe and we shall never be able to do anything more than theorize as to what exists outside of it. Quite true Andrew. However we limit ourselves, and God I think, when we use the term "being" to describe him or her. God need not be a being at all. Did not even Jesus say that God was spirit? Spirit which came and went like the wind? Does not science theorize that the big bang occured as a quantum fluctuation within an all pervasive, all encompasing energy field? So I personally do not think of God as a being at all. In truth God is what God is, not necessarily what any religion defines him to be. At least that is my belief. So it is not surprizing to me that there are many conflicts between the various religions as to the exact nature of God. The solution I believe is to seek out God on one's own, apart from any particular religion if indeed religion does not work for you as it does not for me. But I do see much good as well as bad which religions have brought forth to the world. And religion does work for many people and more power to them as far as I am concerned.
  11. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Exceptionally well said with an economy of words unlike my earlier ramblings. Thank you fool. Rosenberg
  12. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    If you will permit me, I quote the following interesting work which is very relevent to what we are discussing; I apologize for the length. Here is a link to the source of both quotations - http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/bigbang.htm
  13. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Well help an old man out here. Does not science believe that all matter exists only within our universe? Can we or they do anything more than guess when in comes to matters outside of our own universe? I think not. Therefore the law of conservation of energy and matter relate only to, and perhaps exist only within our universe does it not? Hence, prior to the big bang there was no matter correct? Or wrong? If wrong, where was the matter used to create the universe prior to the big bang? That is, where was it physically located? In a previous universe which imploded? If so can we really say with any certainty that this previous unviverse was "our universe" in a different form which had the same laws as this one? How could know such things? Furthermore does not the big bang theory specifically state that prior to the big bang there was "nothingness"? That it was the result of a "quantum fluctuation"? Does that not discount the possibility that a prior universe existed? I do not see how on the one hand science can state the "law of conservation of matter and energy" while in the other hand propose the "big bang theory". They seems at odds with one another. If the big bang threory as I understand it is correct then it would seem to be the beginning of all, including all matter, as we know it.
  14. Rosenberg

    Proof of God's Existence

    Oh... So it's impossible that the universe has always existed, exploding and imploding time and again but god has always been. Please tell me why this isn't hypocrisy. HMTK, Ah but it is not Rosenberg who says it is impossible for God to have always been. For you see it is only science which says everything must have a begginning and must have an end. It is not Rosenberg who says this. And the cycle you describe regarding the unviverse, as with everything else, must have had a begining according to science. So there is no hypocricy, only a misunderstanding on your part. Rosenberg
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    Proof of God's Existence

    HMTK, I have no idea. Rosenberg