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by Carico
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

And which writers and biographers actually witnessed the death of Caesar? Actually Caesar wrote his own famous memoirs, the Commentarii , not including his assassination of course. But there are many outstanding witnesses of the main events, for example Cicero. So since your trust is in those who n...
by Carico
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

And what eye-witness accounts do we have of the death of Julius Caesar? How much detail is written about it and by whom? What you should rather think about is how many eye-witnesses are there of the cornerstone of the Jesus story: the resurrection. Even in the Gospels, there are none! Who took him ...
by Carico
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

Most people know a lot about King Arthur too. And in other societies they know about the accounts of Beueloo the Gruk, Xirtiffe or the always funny Hantrik XIV because their stories have been retold for so many centuries by the elders.[/quote] I rest my case.[/quote] So please tell us what did happe...
by Carico
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

And what eye-witness accounts do we have of the death of Julius Caesar? How much detail is written about it and by whom? What you should rather think about is how many eye-witnesses are there of the cornerstone of the Jesus story: the resurrection. Even in the Gospels, there are none! Who took him ...
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: The Skeptical Mind - James Randi
Replies: 37
Views: 37263

Re: The Skeptical Mind - James Randi

In this edition of the Reasoning Show we explore the nature of the skeptical mind, walk the high wire of doubt and examine the difference between illusion and delusion. In his own inimitable style, Randi discusses self-delusion, credulity, the nature of science, the importance of doubt and evidence...
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Psychology
Replies: 44
Views: 2954

Re: Psychology

Matt Gregory wrote:What's wrong with telling someone that they are insane and/or stupid to their face?
It depends on who's telling him. Those who think that reality is subjective are on the road to psychosis already.
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

You seem a little retarded. Clearly they died. However, the stories of their deaths are not regarded as hard historical fact. You don't seem to know how historians ply their trade and what they do and don't regard as hard fact (and why). There have been lots of ludicrous stories written about the B...
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

Jesus wept. You are full of shit. Xians like you make me sick to my stomach. No historian regards the deaths of Julius Ceaser or Alexander as historical fact. Anyone who thinks the Gospel accounts are true simply because they say they are is a fool. Anyone who criticises people for not believeing i...
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

Sorry, but you're grasping at straws and don't have a leg to stand on. How much time do you spend doubting the accounts, biographies and eye-witnesses to Caesar's or Alexander the Great's life, or anyone else in history for that matter? Probably close to zero. You just accept them. No, it's all scr...
by Carico
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

The reason Julius (?) Ceasar is not doubted is because there's so much evidence in the form of accounts by various independent parties about him, containing varying viewpoints. Some things about his life probably are disputed though because it might only appear in his own biography, or written by h...
by Carico
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to PROVE GOD EXISTS?
Replies: 395
Views: 22527

Re: How to PROVE GOD EXISTS?

zarathustra wrote:They've finally figured it out. . . .
We have proven the existence of God many, many times. But we can no more convince a blindman to see God than we can prove to a blindman that the world is round. But that doesn't mean that it can't be proven that the world is round.
by Carico
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

So then what other evidence is there of historical figures except the written word and eye-witness testimony? How do you propose that they convince you they existed? Come back from the dead? If the eye-witness counts as evidence of any historical figure, one has to apply the same principle on the w...
by Carico
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

And the reason that there are so many accounts of Julius Caesar is because he traveled all over Europe and western Asia. Jesus never traveled out of Israel and stayed pretty much around Galillee. Hey, you brought up Ceasar in the first place, don't let me now defend your poor choice of example! :-)...
by Carico
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

We not only have one, we have at least FOUR. Again, you have four documents which is not the same as having identified authors known and written about by contemporaries. Compare it to a murder case where the suspect brings to his defense four written statements, alibis that the suspect claims are w...
by Carico
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

So how much additional documentation would be enough? Lets start with one from where we can establish Jesus was most likely actually there, teaching. Anything from an enemy or neutral observer perhaps will do. Considering that Jesus didn't travel out of Israel, then why would you believe people who...
by Carico
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Questions about Enlightenment, comments about Sex
Replies: 143
Views: 10371

Re: Gluey or just gooey?

When people use sex the way God designed humans to use it, it's a beautiful design. God designed male and female to become one flesh. Yes, it was always God's intention that you cover yourself in superglue before having sex. It's a beautiful thing. Your post is a perfect of example of how humanity ...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Questions about Enlightenment, comments about Sex
Replies: 143
Views: 10371

Re: Questions about Enlightenment, comments about Sex

Hi everyone, I have a few questions on the model of enlightenment posed here, and also a few comments about sex. 1) How do you reconcile cause and effect (that everything happens for specific, yet innumerable reasons) with taking personal responsibility by acts of will? 2) In the flow of reality as...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick
Replies: 41
Views: 37947

Re: Christian Faith and Logic - Matthew J. Slick

Actually a transcript of eye-witness testimony is considered evidence, in fact strong evidence, in a court of law. In addition, proof of ownership of a house is not a front door, which could be anyone's front door; it;s a legal document signed by previous and current owners. So Matt is correct. If ...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius = Prophet
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Genius = Prophet

If humans can know the true nature of reality, his words don't even need to come from God to be accurate. So prophecy is irrelevant. But humans don't know the true nature of reality which is why we all disagree with each other and why we have prophets from God. So once again, a true prophet speaks ...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius = Prophet
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Genius = Prophet

No you didn't. You said that only God can know the true nature of Reality. You said something false. Humans can know the true nature of Reality. I said: This is my second post here and I also hope to read and paricitpate in exciting discussions. No, a genius is not a prophet any more than a prophet...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius = Prophet
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Genius = Prophet

But since God has told us the true nature of reality in the bible, then we can know it also. Then humans can also know the true nature of Reality, and you said something false earlier. Only if he knows who the one true God is and therefore passes along his message which is also what I said earlier.
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius = Prophet
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Genius = Prophet

No, it contradicts itself because it is a statement about the true nature of reality. If only God can know the true nature of reality, then you can't even make such statements. But since God has told us the true nature of reality in the bible, then we can know it also. But God knows much more about...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Cognizant Nature of Reality
Replies: 80
Views: 4509

Re: The Cognizant Nature of Reality

I have opened this thread in response to a request by David Quinn, that I might express the deductive reasoning whereby I came to the conclusion that the nature of reality was essentially cognitive; and felt that I could not do so within the thread that we were on, due the need to return to the fun...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius = Prophet
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Genius = Prophet

Only God knows the true order of things. How do you know that this is the true order of things, then? This statement contradicts itself, and thus must be false. You can't claim that it contradicts itself unless you can prove that God doesn't exist. So my statement stands as true. Jesus himself show...
by Carico
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Most Important Philosophical Question
Replies: 47
Views: 3260

Re: The Most Important Philosophical Question

average wrote:Is what exactly?

and why?
It's, "Do you know where you will spend eternity? "And the reason it's the most important question one can ask himself should be obvious because that's where all of us will be spending most of our time.