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by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

MT,

I'm really tired so will likely make a mess of my response but I'll give it a shot.  I will post again in a bit with my responses to your questions/comments/statements in CAPS inside your quote.  Plus whatever else I can do with my  tired mind. 

... Mountaineer
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

Sure, but can you explain exactly why are there foreign troops occupying those cities? How do you or I, or your community for that matter, benefit from that? As I have said before, it's a make-work program for poor people and defense contractors.  It benefits us by making us feel like our thirst fo...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

What would any of you say to the following statement: I love Jesus.  It's obvious as I read the New Testament that others loved him as well.  As writers of that era were wont to do, they translated their love for him into embellishments of what he actually did during his life.  According to the com...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

Premise: Humans own themselves so no one has a right to force them Bonus conclusion: I'm fine with the Christian worldview or any world view as long as you don't violate the top premise. I'm not sure if I agree with your premise.  Something tells me it is not correct but I can't put my finger on it...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

There are grey areas like babies but I've gone over and over why a baby can't be disposed of like an animal but it never sticks or the claim is made I haven't addressed it. The above statement seems to be more premise than fact.  It appears to be stated as fact (self-evident).  I do not agree that ...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

Premise: Humans own themselves so no one has a right to force them Bonus conclusion: I'm fine with the Christian worldview or any world view as long as you don't violate the top premise. I'm not sure if I agree with your premise.  Something tells me it is not correct but I can't put my finger on it...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

A3. The "rapture" is a relatively recent idea (circa 1830, Darby) and is not really Scriptural.  It is based on one verse - 1 Thes 4:17 - that does not have support from other Scripture.  So, as one who follows the "Scripture interprets Scripture" method of Bible interpretation, I don't buy the rap...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

There are grey areas like babies but I've gone over and over why a baby can't be disposed of like an animal but it never sticks or the claim is made I haven't addressed it. The above statement seems to be more premise than fact.  It appears to be stated as fact (self-evident).  I do not agree that ...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 61570

Re: The Decline of Violence

We really are not Neanderthals incapable of relating to your insightful knowledge of all.  I appreciate it Mountaineer. I really do know exactly what you're saying. My writing style is more for me than anyone else. I sometimes work it out as I'm writing and make definative statements rather than wi...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Serious question: I currently have this dog . He is the sweetest creature I have ever encountered, human or otherwise. He is now about 9.5 years old. It saddens me to think that he only has a few years left, and that at some point I will be without him. I consider myself an agnostic/atheist. Now, i...
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Gosso,

Thanks for the suggestion.  I ordered "The Great Divorce".  Sounds interesting.

... Mountaineer
by Mountaineer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502118

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Consider the following scenario: A group of Christian missionaries have the Bible translated into the language of a tribe in an isolated area of the highlands of New Guinea and fly over that area and drop hundreds of these translated Bibles. Ten years later the missionaries finally make ground cont...