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by Sculptor
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Christian is ...?
Replies: 176
Views: 2607

Re: A Christian is ...?

But the point of this OP is, a Christian is one who had entered into a personal covenant [divine contract] with God/Jesus to comply with the contractual terms in the Gospel which has an overriding pacifist maxim, i.e. love all - even enemies. Therefore in principle, a Christian of Christianity is c...
by Sculptor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 808
Views: 16770

Re: gaffo

Sculptor, You made several non sequiturs in your response. You claimed I called all life equal, and therefore you said, quote, "Unless you want to say that there is nothing to distinguish a virus from an elephant because they are all "life", you will have to accept that individual lives have a begi...
by Sculptor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

Age wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Why do 'you', human beings, BELIEVE that 'your' own personal interpretation of readings is the one and only true and right interpretation?
And do you think there is ONE TRUE interpretation?
by Sculptor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Christian is ...?
Replies: 176
Views: 2607

Re: A Christian is ...?

Your message agrees with the bible that the world is dying and going downhill. No it does not. It says that no where. The world is not dying, but Christianity is a dustbag full of shit doctrines and incompatible sects that are more likely to kill each other and bring down the rest of us with it. Bu...
by Sculptor
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?

3 is a magic number according to School house rock. There’s a song. Three is culturally significant across the world. 1/3 is an infinite number. 3/4 is the time signature for most lullabies in European music and the sexy waltz. Should we be paying more attention to the third? I’m not really sure ho...
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 am
The facts of history need no argument.
Oh, sure they do. Because the past is the past, and is not ostensible today. Obviously, you have not personally seen any of what you so confidently claim here...so absent any data, what's your basis?
A BA and an MA in history.
I read books
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

So how many Generals in History have NOT called on God? So...now your theory is that all "generals" call on God No , it is just one aspect of the plain and simple truth of history; it is just one more fact that you are choosing to avoid dealing with. (because you heard them do this), therefore wars...
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:20 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:33 am
God's name is on America's money, so I guess He's the reason for commerce, too.
In God We Trust...
Yeah, just like I said -- it's on the money.

But no other arguments? I'm quite disappointed. But not much surprised.
The facts of history need no argument.
by Sculptor
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

There are thousands of ways [chaplain in this case, etc. in others]... Please, do tell. How many troops does one of your "chaplains" command? How many battles do they wage? How many cities do they conquer? I had no idea they were so powerful! :D So how many Generals in History have NOT called on God?
by Sculptor
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

Really? Nobody ever fought for any reason but religion? WW1, 2, The Vietnam War, the American, French, Cuban, Russian and Chinese Revolutions? The American Civil War, The Cambodia, Korea, the Cold War, the Punic Wars, The Opium War, The War of the Roses, The Battle of Blenheim, Caesar's Gallic Wars...
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

I've made the point before. If yer gonna play the numbers game, the number killed in all the wars ever pales in comparison to the number of blameless souls who, according to Christian doctrine, have been sentenced to an eternity of torture by a god that by any sane standard cannot be described as g...
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

All wars were religious. Really? Nobody ever fought for any reason but religion? WW1, 2, The Vietnam War, the American, French, Cuban, Russian and Chinese Revolutions? The American Civil War, The Cambodia, Korea, the Cold War, the Punic Wars, The Opium War, The War of the Roses, The Battle of Blenh...
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 183
Views: 3296

Re: Islam Means Peace?

You have changed the subject from the original point; No. I just didn't agree with your misdirection. I don't need to refer to Christian sources. Secular sources say exactly the same things. But most people just don't know what the real statistics are. I'm guessing you're among those who didn't kno...
by Sculptor
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 808
Views: 16770

Re: gaffo

The biological machinery for life is in place always, and the only time the biological machinery was started was the formation of the first life form that was capable of replicating itself developing in the primordial soup. The rhythm of life has been placed in place in the machinery, and since it ...
by Sculptor
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 477
Views: 7252

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

Evil. What is it's source? Is it just a subjective idea in each person's mind? If God made all things, then is he the ultimate source of evil? Or is 'evil' even a thing? Or is it just a subjective idea? Or is it a human or even universal idea, in some respect? And if it is a universal idea, in what...