Is atheism predicated partially on the belief in evolution and the current prevailing views of science.
If so, then such a belief is subject to drastic changes as discoveries and theories
have recently arose that shatter the paradigm that is the foundation of such a belief:
Discoveries keep pushing back the inception of civilization, indefinitely back in time
Evidence of coastal civilizations existing during the ice age are arising in now inundated coastal region due to rising seas.
The concept of a missing link is no longer postulated as a bush of hominids lineages walked the earth. With what was once considered ancestors, actually being contemporary with postulated descendants. A bush of hominids actually existed as recently as 30,0000 B.C.E.
Though theories of evolution abound no working scientific model exists for the emergence of life.
Our very existence is interwoven with the anthropic principle. As such this has required scientist to postulate the multiverse to explain how the anthropic principle is mindlessly satisfied by nature. However this just substitutes one unfalsifiable believe for another.
In truth, Darwin's world has been shattered and the truth has become intractable. Even as we cope with dark matter and energy. Terms that falsely connote that we have defined them, when in fact they are no more apparent than God. As such new scientific theories continue to emerge based on the inadequacy of the standard model. This will continue into infinitum since, as God there is no means to detect these alleged entities with scientific instrumentation.
I poke holes when unproven postulates are relyed on to debunk all prose from creationist.
And "A wet bird never flies at night." - Jackie Mason
A soul is the part of your being that lives on after you die. It accounts for SOME facet of your personality or being. Proving it as untrue, that every facet of our being is accounted for in biology, means there is no after life.
Not found in the bible however.
The idea of an afterlife is not found in the bible?
What is heaven?
@ Dragoton Wow a chance to divulge the living Good News of Peace. You must be regenerated out of God in this life. For he that sows is own flesh shall reap corruption. But he that sows the Spirit shall reap eternal life. Easier said than done. Because Roman Christian authorities have martyred the Oracles of God. You will not find them until the appointed time. Meanwhile you can fast, pray and give to the poor like the Centurion Cornelius.
21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law
(Someone didn't get the memo. In short, lay off the Christianese.)
P.S. Did you used to be on Christian Singles on myspace a few years ago? My wife thinks she saw you there back in the day...
It is Nephesh, not Nephresh. Early Christianity taught full bodily ressurection. However, I am curious what you do with Moses and Elijah who are chilling with Jesus at the transfiguration at Mt Tabor? Well I guess you can't count Elijah, because he didn't die in the story, but Moses clearly died. And you have the problem with the spirit of Samuel being brought up in a demonic seance with the Witch of Endor (no connection to Star Wars).
In the case of Samuel, remember God asked for a volunteer to go out and decieve Samuel and he got one. Before Satan was cast to the earth he and his crew still met at God's council in the Heavenlies on the affairs of man. Enoch, seventh from Adam was translated ( in space?, in time? or both, God only knows)
Michael, no. In the Witch of Endor case, an Elohim rises out of the ground, the Bible says "it was Samuel" (1 Samuel 28:12) and then Samuel, the dead spirit or Elohim, whatever you want to call it (those aren't synonyms) says "YHWH has done to you as he spoke by me, for the YHWH has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, David. " And then he goes back to being dead.
In the case of Moses, in that story, he reappeared with Jesus at the transfiguration that occurs in the story before the crucifixion. I said nothing of Enoch.
You said it couldn't be found in the bible. But it can.
Do not be misled, the soothsayer saw gods ascending out of the earth.
Soothsayers and fortune tellers have no powers to see the invisible. They do have the proclivity to be deceived by seducing spirits. And this spirit was went out earlier in the book of Samuel to deceive Saul as God ordered.
Now you are just ignoring the clear limitations set about by the specific wording of the text. The passage permits no wiggle room for Samuel to be a spirit here due to the precise wording it uses to describe the encounter in this story.
In verse 12 the bible says the woman saw someone. It says that Samuel was who the woman saw. It speaks in definite terms who the woman saw leaving no room for anyone else including a spirit.
Both sentences in verses 15 and 16 also start with the bible saying Samuel is speaking. Not "someone like Samuel".
There is no indication anywhere that the tormenting spirit is involved with the seance itself. There is not even the slightest indication that this is anything other than Samuel. It says it definitely was Samuel about 4 times. I don't think it can get any clearer.