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by James
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

would it really matter? Yes and no. No in that my view of God would not change. Through my own experience , I've come to the conclusion that God is a loving, caring, just God. The things Jesus taught about loving each other, loving God, living a life of peace, doing for others, etc., would still be...
by James
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Eg, What do you know about this? Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the ...
by James
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Post rapture emails
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

:eek:

This is both sad and hilarious.

Beyond that, I really can't find words to respond to this with adequately.
by James
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Ya gave me something I had to spend a couple of days thinking on there, Eg. I want to throw some more questions out to learn your view on some things you stated, if I may: There is no reason to doubt that Jesus existed... Where do you draw this conclusion from? but there is strong evidence within th...
by James
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: News Room
Topic: Women arrested in sex competition
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

At least you're always guaranteed at least 2nd place.
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Cuteness & Non-Humans
Replies: 14
Views: 7935

I honestly think some things cannot be explained scientifically, and for that matter should not be.

Part of the mystery and fun of life are the little spontaneous things that defy logic. And this is one of those wonderful little things.
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Ok, I follow. Much like Paul's letters usually start with some mention of Jesus.

However, if for the sake of argument the writers above did not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, then why did they refer to themselves as Christians in the first place?
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Political Intrigue
Topic: Are you Middle-Class?
Replies: 17
Views: 24954

Wow, you guys aren't doing much to convince me to have kids anytime soon. :eek:
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Interesting... Well, you lead me to more questions Eg, such the vicious cycle. So doesn't the self-reference of "Christian" alone sufficiently reference "Christ"? Even that aside though, it appears to be making a case of Christians not being atheists, and thus not deserving persecution. That being t...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Fair enough. So the reasoned conclusion is: 1) It is highly unlikely partisan documents would survive while nonpartisan documents perished, regardless of luck of the draw or fate. 2) It is perhaps less unlikely, but all the same highly unlikely, that a conspiracy resulted in the nonexistence of nonp...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Does science make belief in God obsolete?
Replies: 24
Views: 25848

Well, I'll tell ya what, I agree with Eg just as often as I disagree with him, honestly. But if anything rings true, he's one of the truest to his guns and most consistent folks I've run into. I have never left an Eg conversation lacking deep thought on a matter. Meanwhile, personally, I think I've ...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Does science make belief in God obsolete?
Replies: 24
Views: 25848

Ya know, honestly, my views of this have evolved rather radically as I've gotten older, to eventually I have landed in the middle, present-day. Heck, even since I've known Eg, I've gradually grown from a more stiff position of trying to defend everything to a more laid-back, open-minded, receptive m...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Not true...sorry James...but there are many non-partisan mentions of ' the Buddha ' ...eg. a Roman document could mention Jesus without being partisan... Not sure why you're apologizing there Eg. In any case, that's more of the answer I was hoping someone could clarify for me. Ok, so that leads to ...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Personal Signs of God
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Harbinger, that's basically my explanation of my faith as well. My faith is not built so much off of science or even religion as it is personal experience. My own experience with God has served as proof of God. Consequently, I cannot prove God to anyone else, but God has at least been proven to myse...
by James
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: Religion...past...present...future...
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Ok, I have a question regarding this, and it's one that's been bugging me for some time: If an "outside source" claimed witness of Jesus, would they not immediately be deemed partisan as a result and thus cited as biased? That's one concept that has always confused me. If someone dug up new document...