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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Petr Muzny: A Law Professor Explains His Faith
    Petr is a specialist in human thinking. Notice how his study of cause and effect led him to question what he believed.
    To be fair, he didn't say he studied cause and effect, he only segued from his profession in to that point. Cause and effect is an old argument in this area so I very much doubt he came to the idea entirely independently. It's a perfectly valid principle too, but it doesn't contradict evolutionary theory nor does it support the existence of an intelligent creator (indeed, it classically presents it a problem of what caused God).

    Much like all the other videos you linked (again, all following the exact same talking points, just in their own words) help leapt from questioning evolution to unquestionable accepting the specific JW interpretation of the Bible without any logical connection or justification. The additional irony here is that he opened by talking about how we shouldn't accept assertions without question and yet the JW version of God is presented in exactly that manner.

    Are you going to keep spamming more of the same kind of videos because none of them have added anything that wasn't covered in the first?

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    To be fair, he didn't say he studied cause and effect, he only segued from his profession in to that point. Cause and effect is an old argument in this area so I very much doubt he came to the idea entirely independently. It's a perfectly valid principle too, but it doesn't contradict evolutionary theory nor does it support the existence of an intelligent creator (indeed, it classically presents it a problem of what caused God).

    Much like all the other videos you linked (again, all following the exact same talking points, just in their own words) help leapt from questioning evolution to unquestionable accepting the specific JW interpretation of the Bible without any logical connection or justification. The additional irony here is that he opened by talking about how we shouldn't accept assertions without question and yet the JW version of God is presented in exactly that manner.

    Are you going to keep spamming more of the same kind of videos because none of them have added anything that wasn't covered in the first?
    And yet, you keep watching them...
    "For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but through the one who subjected it, on the basis of hope that the creation itself will also be set free from enslavement to corruption and have the glorious freedom of the children of God. " Romans 8:20,21

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    And yet, you keep watching them...
    I never said I don't find the topic interesting, that's why I'm replying in the first place. I was just hoping for a deeper discussion on the points they make. Otherwise it's just cold proselytisation.

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    What do you do for Christmas celebrations?
    Good question!

    Just a few examples:

    decorate the Christmas tree, sing Christmas Carols, and eat Hildabrötle and Springerle (Christmas cookies)
    Non enim propter gloriam, divicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit.

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Some atheists seem to insinuate that only the dumb and gullible believe in God...others just come right out and say it...
    Some theists seem to insinuate that only the dumb and gullible don't believe in God...others just come right out and say it...

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    For a simpleton like myself, it's pretty easy!

    Beer is good.

    God is great.

    And people are crazy.
    “It’s easier to run for office than to run the office.”
    Tip O'Niell

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    For a simpleton like myself, it's pretty easy!

    Beer is good.

    God is great.

    And people are crazy.





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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post



    Great song.
    “It’s easier to run for office than to run the office.”
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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    Great song.
    As is this one:

    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Can You Explain Your Faith?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    Good question!

    Just a few examples:

    decorate the Christmas tree, sing Christmas Carols, and eat Hildabrötle and Springerle (Christmas cookies)
    Blaspheming Pagan!
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