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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Well, that just requires a different understanding of existence, and possibly of space and time as well.
    Exactly, a different one. I did not presume to convince anyone with sheer logic, because if the outcome is unwanted, you just need to re-interpret the problem. I merely wanted to share this thought.

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    I'm still reading this over, but this piece The Rationality of Christian Faith by Yves R. Simon may shed some light on the issue at hand.

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    I will wait for the relevant parts to be quoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyTick View Post
    As far as creationism vs evolution - both are credible.
    The origin of species, which you call evolution, is a scientific fact, while creationism is silly nonsense.

    And creationism now has strange bedfellows as the Islamists are adopting creationism as their own..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The origin of species, which you call evolution, is a scientific fact, while creationism is silly nonsense.
    Not if the point of Creation is considered the Big Bang.

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    And creationism now has strange bedfellows as the Islamists are adopting creationism as their own..
    Since when were the Islamists not Creationists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Not if the point of Creation is considered the Big Bang.
    We're talking about the Biblical God, right?
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The origin of species, which you call evolution, is a scientific fact, while creationism is silly nonsense.

    And creationism now has strange bedfellows as the Islamists are adopting creationism as their own..
    Ohh boy, really?

    I think you skipped out on reading the last couple of posts.

    Did evolution here on earth start before the earth was formed?

    Certainly, the Big Bang was the catalyst that created the earth.

    But the Big Bang was a random event made possible by gravity, the elements found in a nebula, and time.

    SO ... If God did not ordain the Big Bang - Who or what created existence, time, and space?

    Did existence, time, and space create itself?

    Did the distant stars create themselves out of nothing?

    If I see a beautiful painting in an art gallery - is it fair to say that the painting did not have a painter? Did the painting create itself out of nothing?

    I see a chemistry textbook on my shelf. Is it safe to say that my college chemistry textbook did not have a writer? Did the chemistry textbook write itself?

    Please, don't confuse this with the Bible's version of creationism. The Bible's version of creationism does not jive well with scientific fact.

    I am talking about the fact that there must have been a "higher power" that created the universe in the first place, or that directs the intricacies of its existence.

    Evolution? WHAT?

    Who cares about evolution? Evolution is a fairly recent phenomenon, creationism deals with the creation of the universe and subsequent events thereafter.

    HENCE,

    If the earth wasn't created FIRST, there WOULD BE NO evolution. Unless of course, evolution created the earth. In which case we would have to merge the two words "evolution" and "big bang," which would make no sense.

    The creation of the universe comes FIRST, the development of cellular tissue and organisms comes SECOND (after the universe and earth were created).

    Creationism deals with the former, evolution deals the the latter.

    Thereto, you can't say creationism is "silly." Because evolution would be quite silly if the earth wasn't created in the first place.

    If time, gravity and matter were not present to create the nebula that developed into the big bang, that slowly created the form of the earth, that slowly fostered the formation of cellular tissue and bacteria, that slowly evolved into us humans - we wouldn't even be here at all.

    So the question isn't evolution, it's what do we do when science hits a brick wall and can't explain the unexplainable.
    got chaos?

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    I assume that those who are suggesting that God cant plausibly exist dont believe in an after life or reincarnation or anything like that?

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    Documented evidence that there is life after death:

    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/research10.html

    How about being dead in a hospital bed, the blood from your brain depleted, your lungs collapsed, your heart stopped beating - and you saw exactly how the doctors operated on your body for emergency surgery. Luckily, they were able to revive this woman, and later she remembered and recited every word the doctors spoke to the nurses, the exact incisions they made, and she even told the doctors at what time they were able to get her heart beating again because she was able to see the clock in the operating room.

    Did any of you ever watch TAPS? Its a show on discovery that investigates and scientifically documents evidence of paranormal activity.

    I've met some people that don't believe in this kind of stuff because they use science as the basis for their their beliefs.

    If you are a scientifically orientated person, you would obviously concur with the notion that there is in fact a spiritual realm whereby "ghosts" and "spirits" manifest themselves in the real world.

    If people don't believe in the real-world manifestation of spirits, then they must be either mentally challenged or lack the ability to fully comprehend simple scientifically documented evidence of which I presume we all here on Typology Central are capable of.

    Thereto, I presume that if spirits and postmortem phenomenon are real - then there must be something that is spiritual in nature after death.
    got chaos?

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