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Author Topic:   Is the Bible the inerrant word of God? Or is it the words of men?
Astrophile
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Message 789 of 2241 (743940)
12-06-2014 1:48 AM
Reply to: Message 770 by Faith
12-05-2014 11:30 AM


Re: Myths and Legends and Fairy Tales Come True
That one was, because it was possessed by Satan, and he can talk.

In Genesis, 3:12-13, the man says,

quote:
'The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.'

and the woman says,
quote:
'The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.'

If the serpent was possessed by Satan, and was therefore able to talk, why didn't God ask it why it had beguiled the woman? I'm sure a lot of people would be very interested to know, and even the serpent had a right to say something in its defence.

Also, if the serpent was possessed by Satan, one could argue that it was not responsible for its actions. If so, why did God punish all natural snakes by forcing them to march on their stomachs, like Napoleon's army?


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Astrophile
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Message 1272 of 2241 (746526)
01-07-2015 3:46 PM
Reply to: Message 1268 by New Cat's Eye
01-07-2015 2:34 PM


Re: extraordinary claims
There are forces that act on the die that cause it to roll about and eventually land on one of its sides. If you could measure all those forces, then you could calculate which side it would land on.

If the Universe is deterministic, then there is no such thing as randomness.

This is badly off-topic, but I think that noise I can hear is Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck and Schrödinger's cat turning in their graves. Don't you remember Einstein's remark about God not playing dice with the Universe?


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