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by Nick_A
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." This I often hear from theists. I searched the bible and found no support for this from the word of the supposed god. So this is inference? Or did I miss something. Will Guffo or somebody else please tell me where the idea of "free will" emerged in christian thi...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

Have you thought about what this means and if you are capable of it? Yes, and yes. Gotta give you credit. You must be virtual elect. Matthew 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. People need help and have...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Lacewing Nick_A wrote: ↑ Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:13 pm We learned that deeper discussion on the depth of the esoteric ideas within Plato's Cave allegory are too insulting and controversial to discuss. Who is "we"? Maybe you are mistaken about "what was learned" by others. We refers to those familiar with...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Imagine, a level of reality beyond the senses in which human meaning and purpose resides. SURE...but not the way YOU describe it as some kind of single objective reality . This is intolerable and too insulting to allow to stand. No, none of that. You give yourself and your claims way too much credi...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

… Nick, with the distortion and dishonesty in your responses (as is often your style), I don't know how you can honestly think of yourself as a man of truth. Truth is not so sloppy. You can't even represent the truth here in discussions on this forum, yet you CLAIM to speak of an even GREATER objec...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

I think you are overestimating both the ability and the desire to discern. And I suspect you're reckoning as if we had no objective standards or spiritual means to help us discern. But okay. Separating the wheat from the tares isn't so easy. If you read that parable in its context in Scripture, the...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

This higher level must be rejected since to accept it denies secularism. Can you see how theists must reject anything outside of theism because accepting it would deny theism? :lol: I do not deny objective truth because it denies secularism -- I simply don't find it compelling. It doesn't make sens...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

Arising_uk wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:05 am
God you love the sound of your own waffle don't you Nick.
Now you are against art. Where will it end I wonder!
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Nick, you and I very rarely find an agreeable meeting place in these discussions. I've always thought we might be able to bridge that... but it's insightful to see how challenging and seemingly impossible it is at times. I think this dynamic between us demonstrates why there are such divisions in t...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

But again, the shame of modern secular society is that for the sake of politics and power it destroys a vulnerable young girl's ability to feel her essential value and purpose for our species. How long will it be until an artwork titled "victory" will sell for millions which depicts a feminist trium...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

I agree that all human types and people within these types What are the "types" you're referring to? Please explain. You might call it astrology which is far more meaningful than social astrology you read of. The twelve apostles chosen by Jesus represent the twelve essential human types. I also bel...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

I C What constitutes good character is decided by God, of course. But it's a human duty to discern when they're looking at it, and when they're not. And as the passage says, you know what kind of character a person has by what he/she does. I think you are overestimating both the ability and the desi...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Henry As A *Deist, I don't have a personal god. There's The Creator or Prime Mover or -- as I like go call him -- **Crom. I don't see sadism, just opportunity. *an unconventional one, apparently **..He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better t...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 432
Views: 8086

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Henry As A *Deist, I don't have a personal god. There's The Creator or Prime Mover or -- as I like go call him -- **Crom. I don't see sadism, just opportunity. *an unconventional one, apparently **..He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 25
Views: 235

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

Christianity is not concerned with what we do but rather the light within which it is done. It's not an either-or, Nick. It's a both-and. Christianity concerns both the character of the good person, and what the good person does. "By their fruits you will know them," remember? The "fruits" are thei...