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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The unavoidable fact of it all is that it didn't just happen by itself. Matter and physics don't exist without a hand from a much higher power.
    "God of the gaps" is a type of theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's existence.
    In other words, I don't know therefore God.

    Its lazy thinking.

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Satanists have the same right to display something as do christians. (what if they really believe in satan?)

    Get over it...

    Or, have none of these decorations.
    Whatever. We'll see how it goes. The politics of Christmas haters makes this time of year very interesting.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The point is, it isn't substantial either way. Christians believe that, whatever the process was, it was guided by God. There are many holes that exist in the Evolutionary theory when it comes to transitional species, as in, there isn't any proof whatsoever. Likewise, the exact method of a Creationism isn't defined either, so there's any number of possibilities.

    The unavoidable fact of it all is that it didn't just happen by itself. Matter and physics don't exist without a hand from a much higher power.
    Why would you make the assumption that there must be a higher power that is behind it. Because...if you do.....I get to ask......if there is a higher power, then it must have been created by a much higher power. Oh wait..you are going to pull out the old "god exists because he always existed, etc" baloney.

    Who created god? Answer without using your cop-out.
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Whatever. We'll see how it goes. The politics of Christmas haters makes this time of year very interesting.
    Whatever....you have no answer, because I exposed the hypocrisy of your arguement.

    I don't hate christmass.

    I hate one religion trying to get preferential treatment and all the people that want to blur the seperation of church and state.

    Happy Festivus, may the joy of the season empower you to excel in the feats of strength.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I don't hate christmass.

    I hate one religion trying to get preferential treatment and all the people that want to blur the seperation of church and state.

    Happy Festivus, may the joy of the season empower you to excel in the feats of strength.
    Happy Festivus to you, too.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

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    You don't get it. You have no problem because it is the religion YOU agree with.
    Please don;t get personal in this issue. I've already explained I am not a Christian so you can let that line of debate drop. I don't have to be Jewish to speak out for Jews or Black to speak up for Blacks or Baha'i to speak up for Baha'i.

    Actually, the annual celebration is Saturnalia, a pagan celebration. Again....put up all the christmas decorations you want....on private property.
    Why do you feel so strongly about this? How are these Christmas customs and traditions effecting your life?
    Public space is for the public, not for a religion to peddle their wares.
    What wares are they peddling? Are you concerned you might convert?
    Christianity is exclusive to Christians, if you don't think so, go hit up the other religions of the world and ask them.
    Is it your sincere belief that Christmas is only celebrated by Christians???

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Why would you make the assumption that there must be a higher power that is behind it. Because...if you do.....I get to ask......if there is a higher power, then it must have been created by a much higher power. Oh wait..you are going to pull out the old "god exists because he always existed, etc" baloney.

    Who created god? Answer without using your cop-out.
    Logic dictates that it would take a Creator not made of carbon nor ruled by the laws of physics to create a universe of such, would it not?

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Logic dictates that it would take a Creator not made of carbon nor ruled by the laws of physics to create a universe of such, would it not?
    "God of the gaps" is a type of theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's existence.

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    In other words, I don't know therefore God.

    Its lazy thinking.
    And it's horribly arrogant that an insignificant species of humans could figure it out through their microscopically small sliver of scientific knowledge.

    We know what He believes we are ready to know. And some among us actually dismiss Him for it.

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    "God of the gaps" is a type of theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's existence.
    No, just gaps in evolutionary theory. We are a long, long way from truly understanding the science of how we got here. Either way, as I've grown older, I've become absolutely convinced that it wasn't by chance. There was a hand involved not of this universe.

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