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by seeds
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

_______ (Continued from prior post) Now, what is to the point is the real nature of God. And I think that if you actually have in mind a God as great as you say, then you will know that regardless of what you and I might wish, His person and will are His own to define. We have neither the informatio...
by seeds
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

...even though we are a lower life form with respect to God, it is indeed possible for us to have a child-to-parent like relationship with God, but only in a way that is similar to the poodle and grandma relationship. No, not so. You're off the mark. Your analogy is a little contemptuous, but I'll ...
by seeds
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

_______ (Continued from prior post) Now, I can't speak for children I've never met...or adults either. But I can tell you this much: there IS a God we all need to get to know. And He, from His side, has done and is doing everything that can be done, short of forcing us against our wills into a 'rela...
by seeds
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

Furthermore, are you seriously operating under the assumption that these little Hindu kids... ...are not the children of God, simply because they were not indoctrinated into the teachings of Christianity? ...‘No, to be true "children of God," we need to have a real relationship with God. It's not a...
by seeds
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

_______ I.C., when it comes to the existence of God, you already know that I’m on your side. However, I need to address your following comments in order to, again, point out why you’re having such a hard time with the atheists: ...the moral clarity and purity of Jesus Christ is by far the greatest e...
by seeds
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

In summary, ascribing a gender is effectively ascribing a limitation. Let’s try to clear up this gender issue once and for all. The living consciousness (mind, soul, or whatever we want to call it) awakens into existence as a result of a unique arrangement of body and brain cells. However, the cons...
by seeds
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

The sun is just as oblivious to the ultimate truth of its own creation and existence as we are of ours. Furthermore (and assuming that she too is not a “horrid old bat” like the one you quoted :wink: :D), would you refer to your mom as an “it”? If not, then don’t you think that “God” (another probl...
by seeds
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

In summary, ascribing a gender is effectively ascribing a limitation. BTW Seeds, I enjoyed the irony in your cartoon, especially the angels. Typical executives sucking up to the CEO :) I've made some religious cartoons too, although much less serious (I'm a Larson fan) : Thank you Greta. I visited ...
by seeds
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

I'm sorry...my lava lamp has just shorted out, and my blacklight posters don't glow anymore. Can you give me a sec? Okay, I'm back now. I’m surprised, IC, I thought this was a friendly sharing of ideas between fellow theists, but your comments are rude and dismissive. Interesting theory. But it's n...
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

Sorry, duplicate post.
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

...an entity that (IMO) has no gender. You've got the situation backward. "Maleness" is not a human characteristic attributed to God. It's a god-like characteristic attributed to humankind. We have to remember Who is the original, and who is the derivative creature. We are referring to “physiologic...
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

"He" would have to self-reveal? No assumptions? Who's assuming? Greta can certainly correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that what she is referring to is the ”assumption” that God is a “male” humanoid looking chap with a large pair of huevos dangling between some hairy legs. :shock: Granted, eve...
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

The difficulty is when some people will deny that an occurrence is of God rather than being a random event. They will cite rational explanations of the particular event, claiming that a rational explanation excludes God, but there is no reason to assume that God cannot work in rational explainable ...
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 180317

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

"He" would have to self-reveal? No assumptions? Who's assuming? Greta can certainly correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that what she is referring to is the ”assumption” that God is a “male” humanoid looking chap with a large pair of huevos dangling between some hairy legs. :shock: Granted, eve...
by seeds
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion

[......] Whether big bang stuff was created by some panentheistic god, or actually is god*, is beyond physics; but either is a workable hypothesis... I agree. Pantheistic and panentheistic ideas have much more going for them than the deities made in our own image. If we are looking at the deity - o...