God attracts sincere worship, because He leads the wise to realize that the good life depends on being maximally in harmony with the universe, which in turn depends on being maximally attuned to the creator.
Nope, forced birth is my claim. It has nothing to do with how they got preggers
To all readers: Reverend Swanson here keeps using this dinosaur-whistle fallacy to try to assassinate the character of LGBTQ+ activists like Matt Shurka, but it's a con game. It's well-known that Nicolosi performed no follow-up evaluations with his "patients" and routinely destroyed the few records he kept in order to avoid any kind of accountability. Joe Jr.'s subpoena challenge is a cheap parlor trick. If Shurka were to go to the time and effort of bringing a legal case and getting the subpoena, all Joe Jr. has to do is go, "Oh look, no records of Shurka. That means Shurka was never a patient." You can't subpoena records that don't exist.
Serve it up on your fine china and nobody will be the wiser. They will rave about your cooking.
You cherry-picked a video from Hurtado talking about his writings on the early-stages of the veneration of Jesus. This doesn't have anything to do with Gnosticism, as his article here does:
After spending my whole career looking at other people's financial transactions I can assure you they hold no interest to me now
Your god is about to get swept. After personally picking his coach, his team, his position, etc.
i have an aunt who married a hard core trump lover. [theyve been married 50 years, so he wasnt one when theymarried] and theyjsut avoid politics, and most other big issues. her one pleasue ,she picks up the mail,, and shreds all his political flyers,, so he never gets them.
I was messin' with ya.
No one in the history of the human race has ever done magic.
Funny how nothing in that scripture gives you permission to redefine other people's values for them and deny them their heritage. What you are really telling us is that your real religion is about being a judgmental busybody with a self-appointed commission to put your nose in everyone else's personal business. No thanks. Mind your own business.
What difference does it make? Or because I am speaking against you are you fine with denying my rights?
Thanks! : )
You don't arbitrarily pick, you "TEST", which is quite a different thing. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Test everything
Matt Dillahunty and Aran Ra... awesome!
Who keyboarded, "Jim Jones in name only, Bruce Lee perhaps, but the rest definitely were not." That makes YOU the claimant. Don't lie about it.
I think that first of all you should establish which god is the correct god.
Honestly because of #metoo, #timeup and whatever other organizations that exists to support women. Women in this country don't always feel free to make the choices they want and they don't always have the support system or institutional services available to them.
Unconditional love from a deadbeat Dad. We had better think of a secular morality in the meantime.
Yes, but the evidence they used is not the same kind of evidence that is used in scientific research. Here is the issue...the hardline Atheists are demanding material proof, evidence that is objective, and they will accept nothing less. The believers have what they consider "very convincing" evidence, however as the nature of it is non-material it can only be evidence to THAT individual. If the believers would stop insisting that their God and beliefs should be true and followed by ALL and understand that this system of belief can only be an individual relationship that exists in the confines of one's mind, then there would be no argument or demands that Atheists could make on them with regards to "proof". However, that does not work for those who wish to control other people's lives by demanding they live by the rules of the religion THEY have chosen.
Oh, man, sometimes the stupidity on here is really depressing.
She might be envious or sad.
Faith and fear are opposed to each other. Fear is faith but contrary to God. Its the natural worldly way opposed to faith in God. Someone with faith will have to resist fear. Jesus constantly said, be not afraid.
I grew up on Go-Go.
Why does our sense of objective morality require a supernatural source? Morality is based in choices and choices are rooted in values. For humans, the most basic choice is between life and death, so the ultimate value is life. Anything which protects, enhances and improves human life is termed ?good? that which harms or destroys it is ?evil.? So our basis for morality is objective because it is based on the value of human life itself. This leads to a far more compassionate and rational system than that of a deity whose whims cannot be understood and who is not constrained in any manner by the commands he gives to others. Your divine command morality is subjective to the extreme because it is established by a being whose motives and very nature are absolutely beyond human comprehension which makes it impossible to discern any moral law beyond, ?God wills it.? This is why religious people are so dangerous and Christianity has such a violent and bloodthirsty past. It is YOU who has no basis for morals or ethics.