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Re-writing the Old Testament.

Started Jun 29, 2013 0 Replies

Does anyone else think it would be possible to re-write the Old Testament and replace the supernatural with naturalistic forces?e.g. Genesis 1)The Laws of Gravity created this earth and the heavens,…Continue

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Joshua Weinberg replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Jesus died for our sins'
"Sounds like, Philosophy + Jesus = magic! And how can you, "reconstruct it from scratch in an atheist way" when you start with Jesus?"
Jun 30, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's discussion 'What is your take on extraterrestrial inteligences?'
"Um, most types of life forms consume other life forms; It's part of evolution by natural selection. If they're sufficiently advanced to get here I'd assume they discovered evolution and expected us to be this way, at least at some…"
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Joshua Weinberg replied to ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's discussion 'What is your take on extraterrestrial inteligences?'
"400 billion galaxies, 100 billion stars per galaxy, It's really hard to imagine no other planets with similar conditions. Our planet 4.5 billion years old, evidence that simple single cell life existed 3.8 billion years ago and conditions on…"
Jun 29, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The birds and the bees....to tie the knot.....and offspring....'
"I don't agree. I think it might seem that way because it's more personal, and it's not considered a duty to god. Even religious people who aren't particularly interested are sorta pushed in that direction younger than less…"
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Re-writing the Old Testament.

Does anyone else think it would be possible to re-write the Old Testament and replace the supernatural with naturalistic forces?e.g. Genesis 1)The Laws of Gravity created this earth and the heavens, and Evolution all forms of life. - Evolution creates man, both male and female, in its own image. - Man is given intelligence over all things and is driven to multiply and fill the earth. See More
Jun 29, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to dr howard davis's discussion 'first possible first century reference to christ or christos'
"This article sounds horribly misleading, the archaeologist's quote was fairly obviously in response to a question like, "Could this be a reference to Jesus," that's called leading. Then the author links that to the bible with the…"
Jun 29, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Rick Yost's discussion 'What Am I?'
"I agree with your statement, I don't particularly like the title atheist, as such call myself agnostic. Having no proof one way or the other completely removes the need for religious people to say you're making a faith claim, and allows…"
Jun 28, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Eric Garcia's discussion 'How would you re-write the 10 commandments?'
"1) Use reason. 2) Do no harm. 3) Take no action that limits the freedom of another"
Jun 27, 2013
Joshua Weinberg posted a blog post

Formulating an argument, the opening.

I think the opening statement with an apologist is by far the most important. You can cut of a large portion of the irrelevance they're capable of bringing by being careful how you word your argument.I almost always choose to go with something simple, "My claim is that you have no proof or compelling argument for the existence of a personal god."This cuts out a few things, it removes their ability to ask you for burden of proof on god not existing, it sounds extremely silly if they try to say,…See More
Jun 25, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Rick Yost's discussion 'If you don't believe in God, can you say why in a single sentence or phrase?'
""I could list a large number of things, but I won't bother, since you won't support your position either." In response to pretty much any apologetic argument."
Jun 25, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Doug Reardon's discussion 'balancing the federal budget'
"Taxing churches won't get what you want though, what would end up happening would be the funneling of money to tax havens and people would suffer not churches."
Jun 25, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
":P Oddly enough, I have a friend named Kevin Kennedy to which a co-worker in all seriousness said, "That's a good Jewish name.""
Jun 24, 2013
Joshua Weinberg commented on Steve Shives's video
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An Atheist Reads I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist: Chapter 7

"I've enjoyed this series, good job. Doesn't the Golden Rule completely negate the need for a god to create an absolute moral law? I mean, the bible uses it as a moral compass even though the concept predates the Old Testament? "
Jun 24, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Jesus died for our sins'
"I am punished for all eternity simply for not believing on pure faith, while all of humanities sins are forgiven for one man being punished for three days. There is a good lesson here, life isn't fair, but if you believe us it doesn't…"
Jun 24, 2013
Joshua Weinberg replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"I feel that rather than unwittingly promoting their, "don't you just hate God," it's actually just pointing out they aren't even capable of assuming disbelief. In general I assume that this person isn't worth talking to…"
Jun 24, 2013

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Formulating an argument, the opening.

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

I think the opening statement with an apologist is by far the most important. You can cut of a large portion of the irrelevance they're capable of bringing by being careful how you word your argument.

I almost always choose to go with something simple, "My claim is that you have no proof or compelling argument for the existence of a personal god."

This cuts out a few things, it removes their ability to ask you for burden of proof on god not existing, it sounds extremely silly…

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