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The absence of modern miracles.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nadine Gary Dec 26, 2011. 64 Replies

There has never been a ressurection, healing of the blind, walking on water, transfiguration of water to wine or staff into snake, parting of waters, or any other such miracle preformed under…Continue

News: Earthquake Strike Japan Related News: Modern Building Codes are worth the investment

Started Mar 12, 2011 0 Replies

The thing I am most amazed by, as calloused as it sounds, is not how much damage there is but rather how little.Continue

Godless Charity Watch: Japan earthquake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriana Mar 12, 2011. 4 Replies

As far as I know Japan isn't asking for international humanitarian aid yet. For those who are better connected than I on the charity front: Please post non-religious charitable groups for those that…Continue

Morality without God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriana Mar 22, 2011. 6 Replies

I saw this section was empty, so here is a bit I wrote about how we can be moral without God, I hope you find it compelling. …Continue

 

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Nadine Gary replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"To me, "miracles" can only be of a scientific nature anyway.  Turning on a light switch in our home is a miracle to Amazone tribes. In my opinion, our Humanity was in contact with a more advanced Extraterrestrial civilization and…"
Dec 26, 2011
M replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Yeah, but what kind of plan is that?  I still think it's a pretty awful being who claims to love you but decides that the kind of life lesson you need is to be paralyzed from the waist down or to have your house burn down with all of your…"
Apr 6, 2011
Stephen Moore replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"If miracle is defined as "the will of God expressed in natural events", and miracles do not break the laws of nature, then we have no way of determining between a natural event and a miracle: they will look exactly the same. A particular…"
Apr 5, 2011
Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Jean Marie, The will of God is not expressed in the tsunami – that is a natural event consequence of an earthquake, which is another natural event: the earth moves. None of all that can be taken as an act of God. However, God was in that…"
Apr 5, 2011
Adriana replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Claudia, that is circular reasoning: a miracle is the will of god expressed in nature, therefore a miracle proves god controls his world and intervenes to save the faithful?   We do not need to postulate something magical, but if we postulate…"
Apr 5, 2011
Michael Sizer replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"On a more serious note Claudia, if Barclay had any credibility, why then is he not the focus of a poopload of scientific studies? If his claims were creidble, he'd be on the front page of every single newspaper and the concern of half of all…"
Apr 5, 2011
Michael Sizer replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"David Hume said it best IMO in pointing out that a miracle is the suspension of the laws of nature, which makes it both impossible, and even ignoring that, the least plausible explanation possible for any phenomenon."
Apr 5, 2011
Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Why don’t we start from the beginning and define what is a miracle? In The Mind of Jesus, William Barclay defined miracle as “the will of God expressed in natural events.” For Professor Richard Dawkins the word miracle is like…"
Apr 5, 2011
doone replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Here is the answer, the equation of miracles is out of balance so God has moved on and taken miracles away"
Apr 5, 2011
Jaume replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Pancakes, dog butts, bah... Here's one real miracle (click on image for more)"
Apr 5, 2011
Adriana replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"hmmm, i might have seen a miraculous Dyck myself...come to think of it.   Jean Marie! I did not know this side of you :-)"
Apr 5, 2011
Adriana replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"I've known Claudia online for a while now. I think she is an atheist, but sympathetic to certain aspects of Catholicism (or Christianity). But I'll let her speak for herself."
Apr 5, 2011
Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"Philip H. Wiebe describes in some detail 28 contemporary encounters with Christ. He groups these experiences into five categories. The first group (of four cases) consists of experiences in which people seem to have fallen into trances or where the…"
Apr 5, 2011
Michael Sizer replied to James Ashford's discussion The absence of modern miracles.
"oh, and Sathya Sai Baba! Hundreds of thousands of people have "seen" him stop the rain and extract jewelry from empty clay pots! He even brought a snake back to life once!"
Apr 5, 2011

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Homosexuality: Choice or Trait?

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 11:47pm 36 Comments



Today I want to briefly discuss the nature of homosexuality both as a choice and as a characteristic. Before I get into this too deeply I want first to say that I was once homophobic myself, or at least I strongly disapproved of the homosexual act and opposed homosexual marriage. I have a hard time now rewinding my own thought processes and discovering how that…

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Seeds of Doubt: The History of Religion

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 4:41am 1 Comment

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Seeds of Doubt: The History of Religion

http://pointofcontention.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/seeds-of-doubt-the-history-of-religion/

 

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"A study of the history of religion teaches us that the Christianity so many hold dear is an all too human result of combining many faiths and traditions…

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The Language of Servitude: “God Has a Plan”

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

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The Language of Servitude: “God Has a Plan”

http://pointofcontention.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/the-language-of-servitude-god-has-a-plan/

 

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"Religion is a powerful dehumanizing influence in the world, and there are numerous large-scale ways in which this is expressed. It is also true that…

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What is a Christian? A Meaningless Term

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:58pm 1 Comment

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What is a Christian? A Meaningless Term

http://pointofcontention.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/what-is-a-christian-a-meaningless-term/

 

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"If I were to write a case against Christianity then I would have to write a separate paper for nearly every Christian on the planet...we must conclude…

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At 5:03pm on August 8, 2015, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday James

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At 3:39pm on March 10, 2011, Adriana said…
OK, i found out about the mobile phone issue. We are at the mercy of Ning on this (we are a Ning network). They are working on improving access from mobile phones.
At 3:12pm on March 10, 2011, Adriana said…
I'm not sure how you could do that from a mobile device, but I will ask more savvy people. You could add it when you're home from your computer, in the meantime.
At 7:16am on March 10, 2011, Adriana said…
Hey, glad to hear you're enjoying the site. I like it that you jumped right in! Feel free to add content ! What you can do also is put your blog in our site: to do that, create a blog, paste two or three paragraphs from your blog, then put the link so we can read the rest at your blog. You'll get comments here and at your site, we'll both help each other out. What do you think?
At 9:14pm on March 9, 2011, Adriana said…
Welcome, James! i hope you enjoy our site!
 
 
 

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