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by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 101
Views: 20726

Re: Jesus?

Jesus never wrote anything, period. Now, if you were to assume he did, but the writings are gone, that is on the same level as assuming there are invisible dragons in one's garage, we just have't proved they exist yet. I've never claimed anything about Jesus' writings. All I did was answer your cha...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 101
Views: 20726

Re: Jesus?

Actually, your argument is fallacious. Here is what the evidence shows: 1. Jesus never wrote anything. 2. No one who was an eyewitness to Jesus ever wrote anything about him. 3. There was no record of him ever being tried and convicted, but there are numerous recordings of trials before this allege...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16673

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

Answer those questions and I will not need to explain anything. Consider this example. There is the story about Abraham Lincoln who, upon realizing a store clerk had given him a bit too much in change, walked several miles out of his way to return the money. It's part of his "Honest Abe" reputation...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Historian and the Believer
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

The Historian and the Believer

Given the dogmatic nature of discussions about Jesus' existence, I thought it time to recommend Van Harvey's book, The Historian and the Believer. It is an excellent piece of work on the beliefs people bring to history (from all sides of the table), the effect it has on what people consider history ...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 101
Views: 20726

Re: Jesus?

The reason why I believe he did not exist is simply because that's what the evidence shows. It's not even a debateable issue. Had he existed, then surely, someone, during his alleged lifetime, would have written something about him. This is fallacious reasoning. History is replete with examples of ...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific Facts In The Quran
Replies: 293
Views: 50033

Re: Scientific Facts In The Quran

I already stated that you are beneath me, so why bother to write to me? Why did you bother to reply? If you want to discuss what "real scientists" do, I can tell you it is something I'm quite familiar with as I have frequent conversations with them - both just to talk shop and because using classic...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does The World Need The U.S.?
Replies: 18
Views: 5500

Re: Does The World Need The U.S.?

Well you did try and split hairs, remember? But you're right, I'm odd! :) I take it you're not from the US, huh? Actually, I am - born & raised. My screen name is misleading. I'm just not a chest-thumping patriot. With that said, I am well aware of the benefits that come from being American. I've t...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does The World Need The U.S.?
Replies: 18
Views: 5500

Re: Does The World Need The U.S.?

I take it that you noted that his example was that of the US's nuclear destruction. I'll make sure to explain this to all the innocent infants of the US, I'm sure they'll understand in light of the politics at hand. You're debating me because I agreed with you? Odd. Earlier I noted the pain that wo...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16673

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

Greatest I am wrote:Is God not to be our model?

Are we not to follow his example?

John 15:7
Neither your rhetoric nor the verse you quoted seems to support your position. You'll need to be a bit more verbose - explain yourself.
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific Facts In The Quran
Replies: 293
Views: 50033

Re: Scientific Facts In The Quran

Are you really that dumb? Is this how you work cases for your clients? I thought a certain decorum was expected. But, by insulting me, how does that prove your case ... What did I say that insulted you? I was asking you to clarify your comment that no degree matters. That you actually gave me your ...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does The World Need The U.S.?
Replies: 18
Views: 5500

Re: Does The World Need The U.S.?

The point being that everyone is needed, as lessons in knowledge come from both failure and success. One just has to hope that the failures don't do us in before we can reap their reward. And a good point it is. But I will split a hair here to add my own corrollary to your point. All people have wo...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific Facts In The Quran
Replies: 293
Views: 50033

Re: Scientific Facts In The Quran

So you are trained in historical method? I know how to think and evaluate evidence. No one has any credible evidence for the existence of a jesus or a muhammad. The greatest stories ever sold. So your answer is no, you have no training in historical method. I have a Bachelor's Degree in physics and...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16673

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

How can you be like God without knowing what he knows? The section of Genesis to which you refer (as well as other passages) makes it clear that it would be wrong to try to "be like God." Therefore, you are either confused or you are trying to demonstrate a contradiction in the Bible. I'm not sure ...
by Resha Caner
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 101
Views: 20726

Re: Jesus?

Thanks. It seems the bible story is even more unbelievable. It's the example that you alluded should be easy to find. I provided. If you're not going to engage, then don't raise the issue. No not at all. My argument is sound. It is the Bible that is bullshit. Carpenters can't read. It'a as simple a...
by Resha Caner
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 101
Views: 20726

Re: Jesus?

Were he to have been literate then it would probably not have escaped the attention of the Gospels. Luke 4:16-20 If there is any fantasy here it is with you whose ignorance of basic history omits to ask why a peasant would even think of becoming literate, let alone having the time, resources or inc...