Sorry, I didn't read everything you wrote in your Meta question. (TLDR).
The answer you provided about dinosaurs is basically:
A grep of the Bible for 'dinosaur' has no hits.
This is not a useful answer. If it was a useful answer, it would mean the question itself was not useful (for sho...
I've seen a few people casually write about how they know God's character—the features and traits that make up His person or existence—yet I've always been taught the opposite (that we can't possibly comprehend his true nature), and upon thinking about it myself I don't see how anyone can really ...
This question is open to any denomination or belief, but should be backed by scripture, please post a comprehensive answer to this question.
I don't think that anybody would disagree that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and to your inheritance. But what is mans responsibility? That's what th...
As you have said, in John 14:6 Jesus tells us that "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Paul and Silas tell their jailer in Acts 16 what he must do to be saved.
Acts 16:29-34 NIV
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembl...
I had a hard time picking scripture for some of that
So far two of the most beloved anti-papist sentiments have not been broached, and I'd like to thank ya'll from the bottom of my heart.
Not to jinx the thing, but let's keep it up!
Should this question about Jewish beliefs be closed for the reasons given in this meta post explaining a moderator's reason for closing a question about atheism and this other meta post that explains another moderator's reason for closing a question on Judaism?
If not, what's the difference?
I'm pretty sure I made a comment on this question, and it's not there now. I think I'm noticing this happening a lot. Can we get an explanation, or get our moderators better trained? At least can we know which moderator is doing these deletions?
James 2:24 NIV
24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
In James we are told that a person would be considered righteous by their deeds and not just their faith. Is righteousness a prerequisite for salvation?
@Richard: I do like your answer to my question... it just doesn't quite address the specific question I was asking... And that is: how do people who hold those views answer?
@Richard: One of my closest friends believes those two premises, and when I asked him the same question, his answer was, "Well, I think enough time has passed by now that we don't need to answer the question."
@Richard: Which I found to be a very unsatisfying answer :)
As a continuance of this question and also somewhat this question, I was curious if there were any instances of God's influence on humanity that are not mentioned in the Bible. On a basic level, many people like to believe that God intervenes from time to time in answering prayers; surely all the...
Re: the question of christ's death... I don't think the timing is important, but the knowledge posessed by the one who might be "saved." And so in that regard, I think your answer hit the nail on the head (although I'm not sure about your alternate interpretation of pre-Christian salvation... have to think on that one some more).
@Richard Also, I agree that this doesn't totally answer the question directly. It's more of addressing the assumptions instead of the question. Not the "ideal" answer, but it's not an "ideal" question due to the assumptions.
Everyone’s back in their home towns this week (Sorry for the audio quality last week. It was Joel’s fault [actually, it was TechCrunch's fault]). And joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Sheenhan, Developer Evangelist for Twilio.
Jeff and Joel are bored of board meetings. How do you make them productive or even useful? Brad Feld says you should give out a document beforehand. Joel does this, and nobody reads it, but they at least pretend they did. Maybe Joel should plant money under the attendees’ chairs? …
"We also have a site on Christanity now. It is less technical than Judaism… which isn’t good. Our engine works better on more technical applications. Jeff: “I’m not 100% sure Christianity is working.” It’s still early, and it is getting more fact-based as it gets older, though."
@BeatMe You lack understanding in your basis for morality. you say that murder and cruelty are condoned in the Bible. But you lack the understanding as to why those things were from God. IT's because those people were receiving the type of judgement that they judged upon other people. They were wicked nations that did these exact things to others. This is why God judged them the way that He did. He is a perfect judge an He will judge you by the basis that you judge.
It's not secret that very vial things were done to people in the bible. Millions murdered, raped, beaten and even infants dashed against rocks.
These things are normally ignored because of a lack of understanding. These things have also caused men like Richard Dawkins to write books filled with ...
@JonathonByrd. You described Dawkins' words as "filthy". I note you didn't attempt to claim they were untrue.
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
@dancek Actually, it's kind of a good thing. There are multiple dictionaries available that you could use to cross-reference what multiple scholars are thinking in regards to a given word. It would just make the case for a given definition stronger.
This question was closed as a duplicate while discussions as to the best answer were ongoing, and while useful information was coming out. Where should we go to continue discussion on questions that have been closed? Should we copy all the comments and answers to the duplicate question?
If you follow meta, you have seen considerable discussion lately regarding comment deletion. Usually comments are deleted because they are obsolete, off topic, impolite, or have turned into noise (long, extended discussions that detract from the actual post).
Normally, this deletion goes on qui...
@Caleb just wanted to say I really appreciate the courtesy of pinging the mods before migrating the question over to philosophy. I will certainly try harder to be more diplomatic in the future with migrations. Anyway, just wanted so say thanks again for helping us work through that hiccup smoothly. Hope you are well :)
@JosephWeissman No problem :) I suspect we might run into a few questions now and then that might get shuffled between Philosophy and Christianity. We might even have some cross-over expertise eventually. So far it seems pretty one-or-the-other. In any case I hope to keep the communication open and see both sites grow/improve. Thanks for being open to talking.