Perhaps. But both of us can see, based on the empirical evidence of your comments, whether as a result you actually *know* anything about what you've read. I can only say that if you're actually read it (which, I note, you have not actually claimed above) you understood none of it.Only one of us here knows what I've read and researched, and its not you.
I don't even understand what you said here. And it's not because I didn't read it.You have to assume it is innocent of mortality until proven guilty.
A hard ask for Christians.
I'm afraid that this is just plain wrong, Bernard: every Christian philosopher -- indeed, every knowledgeable lay Christian -- knows that God's existence is (philosophical terminology coming) "neccessary," not "dependent." I'm sorry, truly...I really don't mean to be difficult here, but you're completely off base, and short of pointing that out I do not know how to respond to such wildly untrue statements as you are issuing.There are three types of in dependant existence in Christianity: God's existence (we know this is independent because it came before any other existence). Two: the existence od the world and us. Three: the existence of heaven, a post-death place
basically unless you feel inclined to take Jesus with a bit more seriousness than your little Christian mind is used to and see heaven spread out before you on earth.
I'm not bothered by the insult, Bernard. My pride is nothing. But just so futile is your anger: it changes nothing. If you were right, you would not need anger; but as you are wrong, anger will not change that. I entreat you, be more reasonable. So let me present to you two options: choose which you prefer. 1) Continue to be wrong, as publicly as you can, and 2) Put your pride aside, and go and find out whether what you say is truth or not.
I admit that the former is more tempting, but I can hope and have faith in your character that you will choose wisely. You may find the courage to actually go and meet some Christians, talk with them, and find out what they actually believe. Somebody has been selling you a lie.
I am content to let the matter rest there, until you have made your choice.