So it's ok to violate the human rights of some people but not all of them?
Your presumption that your comment displeased me is wrong. I simply endeavored to improve its accuracy. You do like accuracy, do you not? :)
"His Jesus of course as all scholars agree does not share much commonality with the Jesus of Nazareth of the gospels."
He cannot lie be false. His very nature is perfection in everything.
Amen. Education is key to all parts of life.
The common understanding of the definition of faith does not specify the object of faith.
Because they believe in the right god, i.e., no god at all.
When the economy starts to tank, and the destruction begins, it trickles from the bottom up. And those at the top seem to somehow make out like bandits in the end.
The original question in the context of the topic was: what is natural (supernatural)?
Well, it is the only way to scientific truth and understanding.
Yes it "is" a big woop, a job is a job, now making $7 to $10 an hour like my kids isn't a living wage, but if you work 5 or ten years as a kid making $7 to $10 an hour whether you go to college or not you will be making $20 an hour by about the time you get out HS.
Tex told me to
There being no God as an argument is not really a negative, it would be just Zero.
No, it's not okay, because she is a human being. You're the one who thinks it is okay to enslave her. . . Apparently, the only thing stopping you is fear of going to jail for it. That's beyond mere hate.
It's pass the Kleenex time today .....
Of course it has always been. How about Egypt & the Pyramids!
A lot would not have communities of a large enough degree to support their monastics nor their priests. It is not about 'going broke' but about having basic food and shelter to be able to perform their obligations.
By that measure, how are you so certain there is one?
DING! now we are talking!
I mean in my opinion, most men do not have the patience for a three year emotional affair. I would believe that at like one month, but three years...no way text messages are enough to sustain that. I see your point in that it doesn't matter to you.
Despair, ignorance, poverty, desperation. A lot of things contribute to poverty.
So maybe I wasn't clear. Our knowledge is limited to observed facts and speculation as to their origin without any empirical evidence untainted by our own observation and any false premises we might entertain
Except the actual point goes completely over your head. Most people know the reality that some claims cannot be proved or disproved. Some may say it during an argument just to piss their opponent off, but often neither side is provable. What you are missing in those cases is that a rational approach is to weigh what evidence, logic, and rationale is available against how extraordinary the claim is. With claims about the supernatural (be it God, Satan, or leprechauns), you have to consider that there is zero concrete evidence other than hearsay. To simply accept any hearsay of some extraordinary claims is not logical. Otherwise we would all have to believe in leprechauns, unicorns, werewolves, vampires, demons, and Gods. And if you believe in your God, but reject other religions Gods as well as leprechauns, you are not being consistent in your belief system.