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  • Brian Foxworth
    Joe Friday - Rebuttal to Response 3: “Why would your deity place an angel to guard the Tree of Life? If he was a maximally magnificent being he could have move the tree to some other place in the universe. Why make an angel guard something that man could not have reached. Both Trees were part of ...more
    Joe Friday - Rebuttal to Response 3:
    “Why would your deity place an angel to guard the Tree of Life? If he was a maximally magnificent being he could have move the tree to some other place in the universe. Why make an angel guard something that man could not have reached. Both Trees were part of the myth. Why would the creation story deity have to place a tree of life if eternal life could have been 'spoken'?”
    **You are assuming that God thinks like we do. Since Christians believe God made us and everything including the Universe, we understand that God has reasons for what He does that we will not understand until we get to heaven – that is why it is called FAITH not evidence of reasoning or logic.
    Isaiah 55:
    8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways My ways,”
    declares the Lord.
    9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are My ways higher than your ways
    and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    If you expect your finite mind to comprehend an infinite God, then you will always be left with questions that frustrate you.
  • 12 minutes ago
  • knethrea
    Gods Disciple - "Theoretical Physics - is a branch of physics which employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena. This is in contrast to experimental physics, which uses experimental tools to probe these ...more
    Gods Disciple - "Theoretical Physics - is a branch of physics which employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena. This is in contrast to experimental physics, which uses experimental tools to probe these phenomena."

    Far more reasonable and reliable, especially when the "predictions" are validated through experimentation and shown to be reliable from time to time.

    They are models, mathematically sound and based on laws and principles that have passed experimentation. Justified belief based on a mathematical map of reality.

    You rely on superstitious, magical juju, which has never been demonstrated to exist with any sort of reliability. Ever. Not once. Unlike math. You know. If you add two apples to a barrel of twenty, then you'll have how many? You don't really know until you count them, or you can just add 20 + 2 or you can pray and meditate in a cave for the next fifty years and perhaps the number "22" will accidentally pop into your mind. Doubtful, but it could happen. That's basically the track record that religious revelation currently has and has had since humans have been keeping track. Purely accidental.
  • 16 minutes ago
  • DerMonj
    Good blog. I love how God involves us in the extraordinary story where seemingly mundane tasks are bringing His kingdom to bear on the world. I am reading Tolkien's Two Towers for the first time and was reminded of this in the character of Samwise while reading your post. Sam recognizes that, "Why, ...more
    Good blog. I love how God involves us in the extraordinary story where seemingly mundane tasks are bringing His kingdom to bear on the world. I am reading Tolkien's Two Towers for the first time and was reminded of this in the character of Samwise while reading your post. Sam recognizes that, "Why, to think of it, we’re in the same tale still! It’s going on. Don’t the great tales never end?"

    Sam would rather wake up to a normal day and simply work in the garden. However, he has been called to a monumental task and great burden that is too great for him. Frodo recognized Sam's contribution and knew further that neither of them could do it alone.

    ‘Why, Sam,’ he said, ‘to hear you somehow makes me as merry as if the story was already written. But you’ve left out one of the chief characters: Samwise the stouthearted. “I want to hear more about Sam, dad. Why didn’t they put in more of his talk, dad? That’s what I like, it makes me laugh. And Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam, would he, dad?”’

    Here's hoping for a great season and praying that God, our Father, uses your life to leave an indelible mark on your teammates.
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    • This training camp has been like none other I’ve ever been apart of. In my 11-year career this is the first time I’ve had to go away from my team facilities for training camp. Leaving my family in New Orleans for three weeks has been hard on all of us, but spending camp in West Virginia at the ...
  • 28 minutes ago
  • AthiAss
    SouthernBaptistsDyingOut - Jesus, a Middle eastern Jew so modern middle eastern Jews (Mizrahi Jews) would have a similar appearance to him. Yasser was an Egyptian. Palestinian are Arabs, who are not native to the Levant. Most Arabs("Palestinians") came to the Israeli region in the late 1800's ...more
    SouthernBaptistsDyingOut - Jesus, a Middle eastern Jew so modern middle eastern Jews (Mizrahi Jews) would have a similar appearance to him.

    Yasser was an Egyptian. Palestinian are Arabs, who are not native to the Levant. Most Arabs("Palestinians") came to the Israeli region in the late 1800's through WW2. Arabs have only been in the the area for 1,000 years. Arabs acknowledged their association with the region came long after the Jews. Dating back no further than the conquest of Muhammad’s followers in the 7th century.
  • 35 minutes ago
  • AndrewWA
    Rick Blaine - I don't know you, but I would not call you swine... Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 14:3
  • 38 minutes ago
  • AndrewWA
    pikemaster3 - You misunderstand. Gerry does not care. he only cares about what his chosen religious beliefs tell him. People outside of those beliefs should not have any rights because Gerry said so and his religion backs him up. He is not willing to live and let live, his orientation and views of ...more
    pikemaster3 - You misunderstand. Gerry does not care. he only cares about what his chosen religious beliefs tell him. People outside of those beliefs should not have any rights because Gerry said so and his religion backs him up. He is not willing to live and let live, his orientation and views of family and parenting must be forced onto others. He will take any legislative and protesting route he can to force people to adhere to what he wants.

    It is sad really...

    In my state of WA - while not perfect, we voted in marriage equality and so far, there have not been too many issues for a state with 6.9 million people. "Christians" go to church, gays get married... the sun comes up and the sun goes down.

    It is rather boring, but at least it shows that it works...
  • 39 minutes ago
  • Brian Foxworth
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - Christians may be from different cultures but Christianity is from a loving God who sent His Son Jesus to pay the punishment for our sins - all we have to do is Confess our sins by repenting (turning away from sin) and ask God to forgive us. Cultures come and go - God ...more
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - Christians may be from different cultures but Christianity is from a loving God who sent His Son Jesus to pay the punishment for our sins - all we have to do is Confess our sins by repenting (turning away from sin) and ask God to forgive us. Cultures come and go - God never changes and He still calls sex between 2 men and sex between 2 women a shameful, unnatural, detestable sin in Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, Mark 7, 1 Corinthians 6, Romans 1, and 1 Timothy 1. God's Word never changes no matter how many languages it is translated into.
    You only seek a way to call your sin ok - but there is no way available except by lies. You can choose to believe the lies others tell you or you tell yourself - or you can choose the Truth in the Bible. Which do you choose?
  • 44 minutes ago