If some conscious choice was made by some entity to create an environment suitable for bacteria and this universe was the best they could come up with then I suggest that their physical powers far exceeded their imagination.
Just to make clear to the Readership where you are getting this Rigger stuff from.
Certainly not from Kim anymore.
What is nonsensical about it? I'm curious to hear what you think. To me it makes sense as a theory, given the historical record embedded in the earth itself.
It was not what we can call free will. Free will, dear Paul, is to be able to control the magnitude of the forces that make your desision. We simply don't have that ability. I could not control the desire to respond to you, as I could not have controlled the desire not to do it.
Well it is definitely profitable for some. I'm not sure about empowering considering the suicide and drug abuse rate.
Or online on disqus
Nah. I'd probably fall asleep. Can't have that.
So he lied then
Ummm...Jesus didn't teach ANYTHING about the "sacraments," or a whole host of other absurd Catholic dogma.
Agreed. It was a very different case.
It's a shame that there are only 7 questions. I suspect that from 8 to 10 would have been:
FYI, that arrogance you have exhibited is exactly why we have the divide in the country. You don't agree with my reaction so you chastise me with your condensing comments. You fail to understand that I am an example of the people who mind their own business and don't turn to violence. You feel its ok to confront someone face to face about ideals without respecting that individuals disagreement with those tactics.
Christopher Hitchens made a good point for the existence of at least someone on whom the character Jesus is based: the need to get a story to fulfil the prophecy that the Messiah be born in Bethlehem. Jesus' parents were from Nazareth, so they made up the census story to get him born in the right place. If he hadn't existed at all, why not just make him a native of Bethlehem and be done with it?
No, I'm saying the clown CON, Americatrue, made up his argument. The photo he posted is fake.
NO kidding. Rain is blowing in today, but as of right now, the weather seems to be favoring still air and 99% humidity
Divine revelation is beyond doubt.
you can lead a horse to water...
You and Carrier are total mythicists against all evidence, so we trust you much, much less than the objective Tim O'Neill and Bart Erhman.
?But in ancient literary practice, there was nothing false about attributing a writing of yours to your teacher if they are the origin of those ideas.? Funny how Porphyry condemns the forgers of twelve books in the name of Pythagoras as shameless fabricators.