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by Metacrock
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: forum rules
Replies: 7
Views: 4687

Re: forum rules

well you are already off to a bad start. I'm growing board with your joke. NO seriously, welcome to the boards. just start talking and say something smart, I'm sure it will be interesting. :mrgreen:
by Metacrock
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: stupid to picket funeral
Replies: 5
Views: 3865

stupid to picket funeral

some stupid group is going to picket Heath Ledgers funeral.

what are their demands: stop being dead! Don't bury him!


stupid. :mrgreen:
by Metacrock
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: TO OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 18271

Re: meta's metaphor search. {g}

but I want a metaphor that emphasizes God's wholly otherness. He can't be a big novelist in the sky. Depends on what you mean by "wholly" other. If you mean an ontological distinction between God and not-God, the novelist metaphor can accommodate that. (My novel isn't me or vice versa.) Though the ...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: TO OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 18271

Re: TO OPEN

The novelist metaphor is a good one in several ways--I've used it myself numerous times (it helps to actually be a novelist, too. {g}) One of the more useful ways, as illustrated by Lewis in an appendix to Miracles: A Preliminary Study , is to help get across the notion that God operates at right a...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: 1x1 Debates
Topic: II. Thomas Reid Argument (for existence of God)
Replies: 3
Views: 6157

II. Thomas Reid Argument (for existence of God)

This argument was not made by Reid, I named it in his honor; the basic argument about epistemology was inspired by his work. This arguments answers any possible basis for a brain/mind argument against the previous argument. It also answers any epistemological fallacy that could raised against any Go...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: 1x1 Debates
Topic: Argument I co-determinate
Replies: 6
Views: 9700

Argument I co-determinate

Overview: Decision Making Paradigm: logic of the lamp post" AT the heart of all religious belief and all organized religions is experience and the sense of the numinous. This is the foundation of religious belief. If we are going to argue for God it would behoove us to examine the nature of this sen...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Hillary
Replies: 14
Views: 8442

Re: Hillary

My shortlist of candidates who would be competent presidents: Hillary Clinton, John McCain. Possibly Obama but maybe he needs more experience. The rest of them are either psychos or lightweights. Romney should go be a news anchor or televangelist or something. Giuliani sleeps in a coffin filled wit...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Interesting technical debate on Rom 14-15 over here...
Replies: 8
Views: 5030

Re: Interesting technical debate on Rom 14-15 over here...

Actually, at the time Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, there was no idea of Christianity as a seperate religion apart from Judaism. In Pauls world, and in his htinking as a result, the CHristian Faith was just a branch of Judaism, and so solidarity ith other Christians and withthe Jews woudl be...
by Metacrock
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Multiple Universes = No God?
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Re: Multiple Universes = No God?

The idea of multiple universes is a popular one today, and is an argument set forth to counteract the idea that the odds are against this universe having come about by random chance (necessitating a Creator). The argument as I understand it is that if there are muliple universes, then this universe...
by Metacrock
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: looks like it's just us
Replies: 30
Views: 17863

looks like it's just us

zor can you go on the old board and talk to some people about coming over here?