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by Thor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?
Replies: 51
Views: 48987

Re: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?

That Judas choice was reason for arrest and execution of the Messiah. That there was no prophecy being fulfilled as renewal of the covenant between man and God. Well? What is it? Should I pretend both are correct at the same time? Knowing what someone will do in the future does not make you culpabl...
by Thor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?
Replies: 51
Views: 48987

Re: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?

creating beings that can make bad choices is not the same as causing those choices. Causing the conditions for a choice is not the same as being the cause of bad choices. This is like saying money is bad because people make greedy choices. When, in fact charitable choices only have meaning because ...
by Thor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?
Replies: 51
Views: 48987

Re: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?

Why would an omnipotent God need to create a hell? Because people answer No to the question: Do you want to spend eternity with God? That IS an answer. Yes it is. But you see the need for hell is created by the omnipotent God by not creating desire to spend eternity with God. Problems solved by the...
by Thor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?
Replies: 51
Views: 48987

Re: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?

SteveSchlichter wrote:
Pretend God exists. Pretend the Christian God exists. Assuming those two things then would you want to spend eternity with him? Worshipping him. Praising him. Thanking him for creating you? How does that sound to you?
I pretend to have answered.
by Thor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam
Replies: 14
Views: 36948

Re: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam

"To speak for" and to speak about are not the same thing. The former implies authority and particularly the right to invent on behalf of - like someone saying that Christians should believe that Jesus will come back to earth in the year 2016. The latter implies nothing more than a recognition of th...
by Thor
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam
Replies: 14
Views: 36948

Re: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam

When the President says something like that, he's not interested in its truth value as much as its political value. At the same time, nobody can really deny that he is at least partially right; ISIL doesn't "speak for a religion," and I'm not sure that any single person or organization today can cl...
by Thor
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?
Replies: 51
Views: 48987

Re: Would an omnipotent God need to create a hell?

SteveSchlichter wrote:God would not have to be unable to change attitudes but unwilling to override decisions and whatever torture exists in hell is self-inflicted.

~Steve
But why unwilling to change the attitudes caused?
by Thor
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam
Replies: 14
Views: 36948

Re: Obama denies Islamic State caused by Islam

Has Obama read the Mohammed legend? http://pamelageller.com/2014/08/obama-uses-jihad-beheading-american-journalist-proselytize-islam.html/ “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.” —President Obama — The White House (@...
by Thor
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?
Replies: 876
Views: 431596

Re: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?

Does it occur to anyone that all these solar images might actually be later developments within Christianity and do little to explain Christian origins themselves?? There is a possibility they might be so. If they are, they give rise to some intriguing assumptions which must follow. 1. There is one...
by Thor
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?
Replies: 876
Views: 431596

Re: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?

Perhaps I should add that the arguments I have seen for Jesus being invented as a solar allegory are logically flawed and cannot compete with published scholarly interpretations of the same evidence. Being invented implies created with intention to serve a purpose. If viewed from the perspective of...