You have called Christians ignorant, yet you admit you are an Atheist. Have you tried to study the Bible? Probably not. If you did, you would sense a supernatural quality to the book. But you've prejudged this world-changing and life altering book without investigation on your own. You are as religious as I am, Max, you have faith in science. Nature is your god. My recommendation to you is to read the book first. With an open mind. You'll be stunned at how it falls in line with science. There're no giants holding up the sky, no flat earth riding on a giant turtle's back, etc. In fact the Bible never makes an assertion that is scientifically wrong. If it was simply written by men (like greek myths and other mythologies) there would be all manner of embarrassing mistakes. But there aren't any. See for yourself.
quote:Originally posted by mark24: Like any miracle you care to mention? For god to influence the universe by turning water into wine for example requires extra energy to be added to the universe. This violates the 1st law of thermodynamics & causes serious problems for Einsteins E=MC2. If the total energy increases, then the mass or speed of light must alter as well.
I'm still waiting to have all that flood water explained to me as well (with respect TC) , in "Is the Global Flood Feasible? Discussion Q&A" with mechanisms that don't contravene the laws of physics.
Regarding miricles, if it didn't contravene natural law, it would not be miraculous. There is no limit to what God can do. To me, since God created the 1st law of thermodynamics, he can violate it if he chooses. As for the flood water question, there is plenty of evidence all over the earth that shows that the world endured a sudden cataclysmic water event. The theory I subscribe to is that early on the world was shrouded in a dense water canopy which basically caused the earth to have a global "tropical" climate. When the water canopy came down the earth was left with a thin atmosphere. The flood waters subsided into oceans and underground cavities, etc. Now the earth was subject to geographic climate extremes and many creatures who existed in the dense atmosphere years, died off under the new harsher environment. This explains everything to my mind, and makes sense scientifically.