Since my earlier response (post #13) to Servant went unanswered, and looking at this thread, I'd guess that Servant has plenty to respond to without my invovlement. I think I'll just watch for a while. Plus, maybe that'll give the thread a chance to get back on topic, and stay on topic. It would be easy (and useful) to have a full discussion (in a new thread) on any of the new topics mentioned (such as the lack of reliability of the Bible, or the success of Evolutionary Psychology in describing why people are how they are, or etc...).
Hi, Faithful Servant. I hope you're enjoying the debating here.
Since we are getting deep into this here, I wanna pose a question to all those who want to debate what I'm saying here. What does science have to say about the law of cause and effect? From what I understand, nothing from nothing equals nothing. So, how could this universe come about without a cause? I've heard the big bang theory and all that, but it deviates from, rather than addresses the question. If, in the beginning,(there has to be a beginning because this universe contains energy that is slowly being depleted, eventually to nothing) there was NOTHING, where did ANYTHING come from?
This is off-topic for this thread (since the OP just concerns itself with human consciousness).
To help clarify a few things about Big Bang, though, here is a post I wrote long ago about the real meaning of the phrase Big Bang. That thread is closed now, so if you want to discuss this further you might want to carry the discussion to a related thread (which will be in Cosmology forum), or you can try to start a new topic.
One of the rules of this board is to stay on topic as presented by the opening post or Message 1.
But, there is one area that believers (or Christians, to be more accurate) have up their sleeve, and it's an area that neither evolutionists nor scientists have been able to even touch, while being the one area the Bible, Jesus Christ and God focus on the most. The heart. The mind. Consciousness. Whatever you wanna call it, that little part of humanity that gives us the ability to analyze, think and create.
Continuing the discussion on sin and salvation without presenting how it supports your position concerning the topic, is off topic.
Please keep to the point of your thread and I suggest you read the Forum Guidelines if you haven't already.