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two things to say while I go and read the source,

"This phenomenon of galaxies moving farther away from each other is known as the red shift."

is just plain sloppy. The fact that the galaxies are moving apart gives rise to redshift, which is the phenomenon of etc, would be far better.

and

" But centuries from now, will the human race compare us to those who once thought of the Earth as the centre of the universe?"

I hope so.

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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.

FWIW, to my mind the chief attraction of a "scientific" worldview, as opposed to a " religious" worldview, is that the former states;  This is what we know, to within these limits, and we're working on the rest.

The latter; This is how it is, end of discussion.

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

Rosenberg

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Your welcome, and thank you for being the first, and probaly the last, person to ever describe something I wrote as having an economy of words.

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Not the last, fool. That was well written.

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if you didnt really care that you sinned, you wouldnt go to confession.

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Care to explain the "lip-service" thing, Ddrueding1 :D  :D

You are a sick, sick man.....(just like me ;))

lip-service is an expresion meaning someone who preaches, but doesn't have true faith.

hehe Ddrueding1, you almost converted me........ :D:D

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if you didnt really care that you sinned, you wouldnt go to confession.

I disagree. Or perhaps we disagree about what "really caring" means.

ex. a prostitute goes to church ona daily basis and confesses her sins, knowing full well that she'll be sinning again by the end of the day. She recognises that what she's doing is "wrong", but does it anyway (and will confess again tomorrow). Should she be forgiven?

IMHO, if you know you are sinning and do it anyway, confesstion shouldnt work.

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to me, no. i have read before that you shouldn't do the same sin twice. it's in the book of Sirach -i think- in the Bible. if you know in your heart that something is truely wrong, why would you continue to do it? if you really wish you hadnt done it (sorry), you wouldnt do it.

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Exactly. So what's your opinion on this? You sin once, you realise it was wrong, you confess: all good. You know it's wrong, but do it again, and confess: still ok? The hundredth time?

My opinion? Confession is bogus.

"A nail is driven into a board, then removed. But the hole will remain forever" -sumyounguy

Comments?

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i dont think that we have the position to define who is forgiven and who is not. Jesus Christ is the judge. He can look in you an see how sorry you may be. i believe that confession is necessary. it is a part of humility. it is understanding that you have done wrong, but you are yearning to change. if a nail is driven into a board, it will be there until something else fills the hole.

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i dont think that we have the position to define who is forgiven and who is not.

You don't at all.

Jesus Christ is the judge.

Actually, I believe it's the fahter who is. Different part of the triune.

He can look in you an see how sorry you may be.

Assuming he exists.

i believe that confession is necessary.

Funny, what you think doesn't matter, even according to your own religion. You don't make the rules. Neither do pastors or priests or popes. They like to think they do. Theyll tell you you can't go anywhere without them. Than they'll ask you for money.

it is a part of humility.

Sorry, don't need to go to confession to be humble. Try again.

it is understanding that you have done wrong, but you are yearning to change.

No, that's being self aware. And you don't need confession to be self aware.

if a nail is driven into a board, it will be there until something else fills the hole.

What exactly fills your board? The big invisble guy who refuses to show himself? So you've got a hole filled with an invisble thing.

That's sort of like the Emporer and his new clothes.

Methinks the Emporer was naked and methinks your board still has a hole.

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Oh, to answer the original post, god's existance can neither be proved or disproved. But one can always mention something about probablity and Occam's Razor.

Occam's Razor is especially important for universal models such as the ones developed in General Systems Theory (The transdisciplinary study of the abstract organization of phenomena, independent of their substance, type, or spatial or temporal scale of existence. It investigates both the principles common to all complex entities, and the (usually mathematical) models which can be used to describe them.), mathematics or philosophy, because there the subject domain is of an unlimited complexity. If one starts with too complicated foundations for a theory that potentially encompasses the universe, the chances of getting any manageable model are very slim indeed. Moreover, the principle is sometimes the only remaining guideline when entering domains of such a high level of abstraction that no concrete tests or observations can decide between rival models.

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"One of the reasons I'm more easily "sold" on a scientific track is that science is trying to advance our knowledge, while religion is holding it back. Scientists are currently trying to answer the questions about the origin of the universe that we are asking, and I'm pretty sure they won't come back to us in 1000 years and say "god did it". While religious leaders are pointing to a book finnished at least 500 years ago. Why aren't there more books? Why isn't the vatican cranking out the books of fred, todd, and amy (ooooh, a female)."

the Bible has been around much longer than 500 years. the writings range from about 1450 BC to 100AD. the Bible is still the best-selling book in the world. not any old book got into the Bible. there are many books that were rejected. the gospel of thomas, for example. why does there have to be more books? the Truth is all there.

here is evidence that puts the Bible and modern science hand in hand. it is a little long, but it is all good.

"Where' s the Evidence?

Imagine that you are looking at a luxury liner moving through calm waters. To your amazement about a dozen people jump off the ship, and cling to a lifeboat. You watch as the rest of the passengers stand on the ship and laugh at them. You can understand their reaction. What those few people did was foolish. It made no sense.

Suddenly, the ship hits an unseen iceberg and sinks, taking with it all who stayed on board. Now you see that those who seemed like fools were wise, but those who stayed on the ship and seemed to be wise, were fools.

We have in the Bible a command to jump off the luxury liner of this world. Before you laugh at stupid Christians, ask yourself if there is any proof that its claims are true. Here is compelling evidence that the Bible is no ordinary book:

Jeremiah 33:22 (written 2500 years ago): "As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured."

The Bible claimed that there are billions of stars ("host of heaven" is the biblical term for the stars). When it made this statement, no one knew how vast the numbers of stars were as only about 1,100 were observable. Now we know that there are billions of stars, and that they cannot be numbered.

Job 26:7 (written 3500 years ago): "He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing."

The Bible claimed that the earth freely floated in space. Science then thought that the earth sat on a large animal. We now know that the earth has a free float in space.

Hebrews 11:3 (written 2000 years ago): "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

The Bible claims that all creation is made of invisible material. Science then was ignorant of the subject. We now know that the entire creation is made of invisible elements called "atoms."

Leviticus 17:11 (written 3000 years ago): "For the life of the flesh is in the blood."

The Scriptures declare that blood is the source of life. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled", and many died because of the practice. We now know that blood is the source of life. If you lose your blood, you will lose your life.

Leviticus 15:13 (written 3000 years ago): "And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean."

The Bible said that when dealing with disease, hands should be washed under running water. Up until 100 years ago doctors washed their hands in a basin of still water, resulting in the death of multitudes. We now know that doctors must wash their hands under running water. The Encyclopedia Britannica documents that in 1845, a young doctor in Vienna named Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was horrified at the terrible death rate of women who were dying after giving birth in hospitals. As many as 30% of those giving birth died. The Doctor noted that doctors would examine the bodies of those who had died, then, without washing their hands, go straight to the next wards and examine expectant mothers. This was their normal practice, because the presence of microscopic diseases was unknown. Doctor Semmelweis insisted that doctors wash their hands before examinations, and the death rate immediately dropped down to 2%.

Job 38:35 (written 3,500 years ago. God Himself speaking): "Can you send lightnings, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?"

The Bible here is saying a scientifically ludicrous statement -- that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. But did you know that radio waves move at the speed of light? This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. Science didn' t discover this until 1864 when "the British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing" (Modern Century Illustrated Encyclopedia, Vol. 12).

Isaiah 40:22 (written 2800 years ago): "It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth."

The Bible informs us here that the earth is round. At a time when science believed that the earth was flat, it was the Scriptures that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail around the world. He wrote: "It was the Lord who put it into my mind. I could feel His hand upon me . . . there is no question the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because He comforted me with rays of marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures . . ." (From his diary, in reference to his discovery of "the New World").

Job 38:19 (written 3500 years ago). "Where is the way where light dwells?"

Modern man has only just discovered that light (electromagnetic radiation) has a "way," involving motion traveling at 186,000 miles per second.

Genesis 1:1,3 (written 3,450 years ago): "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth . . . And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power and motion. "In the beginning (time) God created (power) the Heaven (space) and the earth (matter) . . . And the Spirit of God moved (motion) upon the face of the waters."

Why did the dinosaur disappear? This is something that has modern science mystified, but the Bible may have the answer (written 3500 years ago. God Himself is speaking):

"Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eats grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lies under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinks up a river, and hastens not: he trusts that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierces through snares. (Job 40:15-24).

This was the Largest of all creatures He made.

It was plant-eating (herbivorous).

It had its strength in its hips.

Its tail was like a large tree (a cedar).

It had very strong bones.

Its habitat was among the trees.

Drank massive amounts of water.

His nose pierced through snares.

Then Scripture says, " . . . He that made him can make his sword approach to him." In other words, God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made, to become extinct.

Psalm 8:8: "And the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas."

What does the Bible mean by "paths" of the seas? The sea is just a huge mass of water, how then could it have "paths?" Man discovered the existence of ocean currents in the 1850's, but the Bible declared the science of oceanography 2,800 years ago. Matthew Maury (1806- 1873) is considered to be the father of oceanography. He was bedridden during a serious illness and asked his son to read a portion of the Bible to him. While listening, he noticed the expression "paths of the sea." Upon his recovery, Maury took God at His word and went looking for these paths. His book on oceanography is still considered a basic text on the subject and is still used in universities.

Jonah 2:6 (written 2,800 years ago): "I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet have you brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God."

When Jonah was in the depths of the ocean, he spoke of going down to the "bottoms of the mountains." Only in recent years has man discovered that there are mountains on the ocean floor. The greatest ocean depth has been sounded in the Challenger Deep of the Mariana's Trench, a distance of 35,798 feet below sea level. Mount Everest is 29,035 feet high.

Amos 9:6 (written 2,800 years ago): "He . . . calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth; the Lord is His name."

The Mississippi River dumps over six million gallons of water per second into the Gulf of Mexico. Where does all that water go? That's just one of thousands of rivers. The answer lies in the hydrologic cycle, something that was not fully accepted until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, 2500 years after the Bible said that God takes the waters of the sea, and pours them upon the face of the earth.

Job 38:12, 14, (written 3500 years ago) God Himself says: "Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? It [the earth] is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment."

Modern science has come to understand that the earth's rotation on its axis is responsible for the sun's rising and setting. The picture here is of a vessel of clay being turned or rotated upon the potter's wheel -- an accurate analogy of the earth's rotation.

Psalm 19:4-6: "In them has He set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His [the sun's] going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof."

Bible critics have scoffed at these verses, saying that they teach that the sun revolves around the earth. Science told them that the sun was stationary. Then they discovered that the sun is in fact moving through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is traveling through the heavens and has a "circuit" just as the Bible says. It is estimated that its circuit is so large, it would take 200 million years to complete one orbit.

Job 38:22 (written 3,500 years ago). God says: "Have you entered into the treasures of the snow?"

It wasn't until the advent of the microscope that man discovered that each and every single snowflake is uniquely a symmetrical "treasure."

Genesis 2:1 (after creation): "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them."

The Hebrew word used here is the past definite tense for the verb "finished," indicating an action completed in the past, never again to occur. The creation was "finished" -- once and for all. That is what the First Law of Thermodynamics says. It states that neither matter nor energy can be either created or destroyed. There is no "creation" ongoing today. It is "finished" exactly as the Bible states.

Hebrews 1:10,11 (written 2000 years ago): ". . . And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands: They shall perish; but you remain; and they all shall wax old as does a garment." The Bible tells us that the earth is wearing out. This is what the Second Law of Thermodynamics states. This wasn't discovered by science until comparatively recently.

Genesis 17:12: "And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed."

Why was circumcision to be carried out on the eighth day? Medical science has discovered that the eighth day is the only day in the entire life of the newborn that the blood clotting element prothrombin is above 100%.

Genesis 3:15: "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

This verse reveals that a female possesses the "seed of life." This was not the common knowledge until a few centuries ago. It was widely believed that the male only possessed the "seed of life" and that the woman was nothing more than a glorified incubator.

Isaiah 40:12 (written 2,800 years ago): "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand . . ."

We are told that God has measured the waters and set a proper amount of water on the earth. Modern science has proved that the quantity of water on earth is just enough for our needs. If the sea became three meters deeper, the water would absorb all the carbon dioxide and nitrogen, and no creature could live any longer.

Job 26:7 (written 3500 years ago): "He stretches out the north over the empty place . . ."

Less than 200 years ago, through the advent of massive telescopes, science learned about the great empty space in the north.

Isaiah 40:22 (written 2,800 years ago): "It is He that . . . stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in."

Scientists are beginning to understand that the universe is expanding, or stretching out. At least seven times in Scripture we are clearly told that God stretches out the heavens like a curtain."-http://www.raycomfort.com/various/science/

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Actually, I believe it's the fahter who is. Different part of the triune.

the Bible says that nobody comes to the Father except through Me [Jesus]. whether its God the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit who is the Judge, it doesn't make a difference to me right now. what matters is that it is God.

here is some really good stuff about eternal life, sinning, and forgiveness:

"Here then is the incredible implication. If God did write the Bible through the pens of men (see 2 Timothy 3:16), then its terrible warning of Hell and incredible promise of Heaven are therefore true, and need to be heeded. How then can a person find everlasting life?

Most think that it’s by living a good life. That seems right, but according to the Bible, it is wrong. Our mistake is that we think that God’s standards are the same as ours. Let’s look at the Ten Commandments to see if we have kept His standards: Have you ever told a lie (even once)? Have you ever stolen anything (the value is irrelevant)? If you said, "Yes" to those two questions you cannot enter Heaven, because you are a lying thief. If you hate someone, you commit murder in God’s sight. Jesus said, "Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart." Have you ever done that? Have you ever desired something that belonged to someone else? If you have (and who hasn’t?), then you’ve broken the Tenth Commandment. Have you loved God above all else? Have you make a god to suit yourself? Have you ever used His holy Name as a cuss word? Have you kept the Sabbath holy? Have you always honored your parents.

Listen to your conscience. Remember all those secret sins you thought no one knew about. God has seen them, and He will bring every work into Judgment, including every secret thing. We are guilty criminals, and to offer God anything in the area of good works, etc., is an attempt to bribe the Judge of the universe. The only thing that can save us from His wrath, is His mercy, and that can’t be earned. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe in God or in Judgment Day. You will still have to face Him anyway.

This is what God did for you. He became a Man in Jesus Christ, and suffered and died on the Cross, taking the punishment for our sins. He was bruised for our iniquities. When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Rome he said, "God commended His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus suffered once and for all for us, and then He rose from the dead. If we repent and trust alone in the Savior, God will forgive us and grant us eternal life—"For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). How could we earn His mercy by "doing" anything? Yet, it is a fatal mistake to believe that God can be bribed—that you will have a second chance. There is no second chance: "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). What will you say on Judgment Day? "Hare don’t chew cud?" Will you be worried about where Cain got his wife? Or will your defense be that insects don’t have four legs? What do they have to do with the fact that you have sinned against God? It is not God’s will that you go to Hell. Please, come to your senses and obey the Gospel.

If you will admit that you have broken the Commandments, earnestly pray something like this: "Dear God, please forgive my sins (name them). Nothing I can do could merit everlasting life. I trust alone in the mercy that You offer me in Jesus Christ. I put my faith in the Savior (not in man, in a church or my good works) for my eternal salvation. I will read the Bible daily and obey what I read. In Jesus’ Name. Amen." Now carefully read John 14:21.

Thank you for being open-minded enough to read this booklet. My motivation for writing it was solely a concern for your eternal salvation. I earnestly hope you have made peace with God. Yours faithfully, Ray Comfort."-http://www.raycomfort.com/various/science/page2.html

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not meaning to be rude, but b.o.y., if you want somebody to talk to you, i highly suggest that you talk without hostility. ;)

i actually did give a responce with my own words for part of it.

Funny, what you think doesn't matter

if what i think does not matter, then why are you looking for my words? in my post above this one, i gave someone else's words, but you did not like that. judging by how quickly you responded, i assume that you did not read what i said. please read it. then talk to me.

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not meaning to be rude, but b.o.y., if you want somebody to talk to you, i highly suggest that you talk without hostility.

Not to be rude, but you really should work on your debating skills.

i actually did give a responce with my own words for part of it.

A very small part.

if what i think does not matter, then why are you looking for my words?

Well, I would love if the big guy came down here and we chatted about a few things, but he hasn't. I'm thinking maybe you can fill in for him. So far, you're not living up to my expectations of a substitute for a diety (not to be rude or anything).

iin my post above this one, i gave someone else's words, but you did not like that.

Nope, original words are nice. Maybe toss some logic in as well if you can find the time.

judging by how quickly you responded, i assume that you did not read what i said.

Poor judgement, worse assumption. Those of us over the age of 12 and possibly with a decent education can read quite well, thank you very much. Try taking some philosphy courses, eventaully, you can anticipate what most people's arguments will be. Yours seems to be one of less than complete answers, avoiding questions, and being unable to use your own words in addition to being unable to come up with a logical conclusion on your own (not to be rude).

I'm still waiting to a response about Occam's Razor in addition to the other points I've made (not to be rude).

the Bible says that nobody comes to the Father except through Me [Jesus]. whether its God the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit who is the Judge, it doesn't make a difference to me right now. what matters is that it is God.

Well, John 3:13 states:

No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, ... the Son of Man.

But 2 Kings 2:11 states:

And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

So which is it? It seems the authors couldn't agree. Now of course you will say its a bad translation, it's not an accurate use of language, etc, etc. But than that rasies the issues that then entire book is too vague and lacking certainty.

And while you bring up that entire commandment issue, do you still attempt to follow all the teachings of the old testament? I would be quite surpised if you do becuase that would almost make you an Ortho Jew. Which I'm pretty sure you're not. So than you must follow the new testament, right? And I guess that means all you have to do is believe in jesus and you're set. No confession, no thithing, no anything, just beliefe in jesus and you go to heaven.

Of course you have the issue of an infant death. It doesn't have the mental capacity to believe therefore is damned to hell. And than there is the issue of someone who lives in a place where the entire god concept is unknown to them. They too are damned to hell.

Some loving and caring diety you've got. :rolleyes:

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you responded to that post that i thought was too quick in two minutes. thats really quick for a long post. that does not matter though. as far as Jesus and Elijah, i can get back to you on that. i am only fourteen, so i don't know everything there is to know about the Bible. i know someone that can give a good answer. i can ask him and post what he says.

do you still attempt to follow all the teachings of the old testament?

i still follow the Ten Commandments. let me restate that: i want to learn how to follow the Ten Commandments.

Of course you have the issue of an infant death. It doesn't have the mental capacity to believe therefore is damned to hell. And than there is the issue of someone who lives in a place where the entire god concept is unknown to them. They too are damned to hell.

i am not God. i do not know what happens to people like that. only God does. it is not my deepest concern in life either. there is nothing i can do for them except pray for them. i am trying to help the people that have heard of God. i am still a child. i do not have all of the answers. i am, however, getting them.

Yours seems to be one of less than complete answers, avoiding questions, and being unable to use your own words in addition to being unable to come up with a logical conclusion on your own (not to be rude).

how is what i said illogical? i am using sources to show you what i believe. that's how you learn. when the best way to get a point across has already been said, why do i need to restate it?

i dont quite get that razor guy. i dont have anything to add to that because i dont know what he's saying. what do you think of my Bible insync with science? you have not said to much about that.

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Religion is a spiritual defense for the people. All these empirical pieces of evidence you quote are nothing more than common sense and popular experience written on religious paper and passed as the law of God.

I'll quote just one:

Leviticus 17:11 (written 3000 years ago): "For the life of the flesh is in the blood."

The Scriptures declare that blood is the source of life. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled", and many died because of the practice. We now know that blood is the source of life. If you lose your blood, you will lose your life.

So what? This is a practice in medicine from ancient years.

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All these empirical pieces of evidence you quote are nothing more than common sense and popular experience written on religious paper and passed as the law of God.

what i had posted here was facts that are common sence to us today. back when it was written, these facts were not nescessarily believed.

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All these empirical pieces of evidence you quote are nothing more than common sense and popular experience written on religious paper and passed as the law of God.

what i had posted here was facts that are common sence to us today. back when it was written, these facts were not nescessarily believed.

Says who?

I hope you know that most Christian holidays find their roots in other religions. Christmas is the best example. The Catholic Church has been very good at one thing throughout it's history - assimilation. It didn't have anything original to build upon so it just took bits and pieces here and there. It's also very good at hypocrisy. Celibacy is big in "western" countries but in most of Africa priests are allowed to marry. Otherwise there would be no priests.

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many of us know that Jesus Christ was not necessarily born as a man on December 25. there is a good reason why we chose December 25. there was a major pagan holiday that used to be on dec 25. it obviously did not give glory to God, so Christmas became dec. 25. Christmas became wildly popular over the pagan holiday.

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many of us know that Jesus Christ was not necessarily born as a man on December 25. there is a good reason why we chose December 25. there was a major pagan holiday that used to be on dec 25. it obviously did not give glory to God, so Christmas became dec. 25. Christmas became wildly popular over the pagan holiday.

Which shows that whatever can be found in the bible isn't necessarily The Real Thing and could have easily been taken from some other religion, like most religions seem to do. Nice to know you agree...

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One of the reasons I'm more easily "sold" on a scientific track is that science is trying to advance our knowledge, while religion is holding it back.

Perhaps you should refresh your memory with some of these links:

  • Arthur Eddington, an important mathematical cosmologist, was a Quaker.
    Georges Lemaître, a Roman Catholic priest, proposed the Big Bang theory.
    I don't know whether Michael Polanyi, the notable physical chemist and philosopher, was Christian at the end of his life, but I know that he was when he wrote Science, Faith and Society, the best introduction to his thought.
    Henry F. "Fritz" Schaefer is one of the foremost theoretical chemists of our day.
    William Phillips was co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics.
    Francis Collins (also here) is the director of the U.S. Human Genome Project.
    Rustum Roy, one of the world's foremost materials scientists, holds three chairs at the Pennsylvania State University.

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/apr99...00959.Sh.r.html

Matthew Maury is known as the founder of the modern sciences of hydrography and oceanography

http://www.forerunner.com/mandate/X0075_Ca...ists_Be_Ch.html

Wernher von Braun

http://www.forerunner.com/mandate/X0024_Ca...ists_Be_Ch.html

http://www.breakpoint.org/Breakpoint/Chann...ly+Subjects.htm

BTW, I know a guy who is a Christian and is one of Steven J. Gould's assistants. He went to work for him because he wanted to study under an expert in his field.

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