"Eh? I've taught calculus principles successfully to adults taking GED courses (some of them barely could read well!) I did it by countering Zeno's Paradox but I didn't have to explain that was what I was doing. :D Humans seem to…"
"I found the advice "Return good for evil rather than evil for evil" a good exercise that I've put into practice successfully. Never heard of this "father to son". Our society tends to teach and encourage vindictiveness so in…"
"Just a quibble but several people in this thread have stated that "2+2=4" but that's not proof of anything nor is it universally correct. The solution of that equation is dependent on specific frames of reference. In this case the…"
"Technically speaking I'm a licensed minister with three (3) ordinations (minister, evangelist, pastor) so you can be pretty sure I've read it "cover to cover" including both the Protestant and Catholic Apocrypha. Used to have a…"
"Nobody here is rejecting evidence for God's (or any other deity's/supernatural being's for that matter) existence. The bar is quite low - ANY evidence for such. The "high bar" of which you speak is "evidence".…"
"I'm afraid that argument "Verified historically" doesn't hold up. That's the present problem - the Bible has NOT been verified substantially. It's simply the legends of a semetic people mixed with a few historic…"
"Humans are imaginitive and quite capable of creating such a work without divine intervention. And there is current and respectible argument that Jesus (Joshua) did not actually exist as a historic figure but was simply the central figure of a…"
"Actually no name was used. The only thing that was addressed was a particular argument and not the person making it. The argument wasn't even being rebutted, just reframed for a particular audience. It is doubtful the original poster was…"
"To an atheist God, Santa Clause, etc. are all imaginary beings of which at some point there is a group of people that believe in them (small children typically). This is the point of comparison - to the atheist they are all the same thing as a…"
"Actually her example isn't the greatest. How high is the bar for you to believe in Santa Clause? The Tooth Fairy? The Easter Bunny? Or more seriously, Vishnu? Shiva? (these are deities in the Hindu religion and have strong followings). The…"
"Probably will have to be, but that will be difficult to effectively regulate without mutiny. But it's a colony and those are expected to grow - that requires healthy levels of reproduction for sustainability"
Odd - you know I've already emailed you and had no problems. Just now, I responded to your last two emails, regarding your graphics, and the email was returned, reason: illegal attachments. The attachments, doubtless, are the decorations on my email, and were there the first time I successfully emailed you. Can't imagine why.
My standing?! I'm the class clown, and along the way, once in a great while, I say something serious, but I try to keep that to a minimum. I find a spoonful of humor helps the medicine go down.
And in that vein, allow me to invite you to visit my site, http://www.in-His-own-image.com - it's written for today's young ADD generation, so expect some nonsense, but again, spoonful of humor --
(Also, it doesn't matter how profound your dialogue if your audience is asleep!_
It's written like a book, which is best read from the beginning, so open any page, scroll to the bottom, and click on the button marked, "First," which will take you there; from that point, the rest is self-explanatory.
Chapter 1, "gods 'r' us," simply provides a brief glimpse at a plethora of gods that Man had believed to be real throughout his history, so feel free to thumb through those, read any that interest you, and bypass the rest - except the last page, which brings the reader to Mesopotamia, which is crucial for any understanding of the Bible - I would urge you to read that before proceeding.
If you'll give me your URL again, I'll be glad - as time permits - to proof it for you and email you the results. I can be reached at archaeopteryx@in-His-own-image.com.
I had to choose a URL, don't have one, so I asked my 'computer expert' and he said "I had to join' etc., so went back and couldn't find anything to join. Sorry for getting snippy. Programmers, generally, and I am with one, don't see the wood for the trees, and to a non-computer user like myself, it is very frustrating not to be able to go to a site, and work my way around it. So, if this was in Beta mode, does one have to join, or have a URL, or whatever else was on the drop down list?
The hyphen bit was in my name - windows computers often do not compute hyphens, so if the blog is produced on a windows machine,or a windows programme, it just may not take hyphens.