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Author Topic:   Creationists think Evolutionists think like Creationists.
Trae
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Message 91 of 485 (568838)
07-18-2010 7:59 AM
Reply to: Message 86 by GDR
07-17-2010 11:07 PM


Re: Evolution is agnostic
GDR writes:
I am not going to pretend there are easy answers. I believe that God is just as saddened by this as any of us.
One thought that I have though is this. If this life is all there is that poor little guy is going to live with that horrible disease his whole life. If however God is going to do what the Bible says and give us new eternal bodies in a new heaven and new earth then it isn't as tragic.
Oddly enough (pun intended), your take doesn't seem all that more optimistic to me. Christian theology usually states very few will make it to heaven and so the odds would suggest he will likely wind up in hell.

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Trae
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Message 194 of 485 (570427)
07-27-2010 11:35 AM
Reply to: Message 114 by crashfrog
07-21-2010 2:36 AM


Re: Evolution is agnostic
I thought there were goods argument for some of the NT to be written in the later part of the first century? Can you point me to the thread you feel discusses NT dating the best?

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Trae
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Message 245 of 485 (570761)
07-28-2010 6:17 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by jar
07-28-2010 12:01 PM


Re: How evolutionists think...
Jar, he's invoking the old, "The spirits/gods won't appear around unbelievers excuse." He isn't saying to my understanding that there's studies that this is true, so much as providing an excuse as to why scientific testing of the paranormal fails.
edit. Sorry, I see he tacked on a study claim in a later post.
Edited by Trae, : No reason given.

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Trae
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Message 246 of 485 (570763)
07-28-2010 6:31 PM
Reply to: Message 233 by Bolder-dash
07-28-2010 10:50 AM


Re: How evolutionists think...
Seems to me there are studies which could be done where you'd really have to stretch the definition of participants to say that non-believers are interfering. For instance, if the test is say telekinesis, skeptics don't have to be physically present and could swap in believers. Mechanical devices could be created for psychic card readers (clairvoyants and not telepaths obviously). I see no reason why prediction require the skeptic to be present, same with remote viewing.
The world is so vast and we have so much recording equipment that it seems telling that we only get after the event accounts. I've yet to see some psychic out of the blue really come up with something. What I do see, are interviews with psychics bragging about how helpful they were.
I think it was Penn of Penn & Teller who pointed out that if the psychics didn't see 9/11 coming then they're BS.

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