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  1. There's no proof of a talking bush, only an explanation that the bush was not literally speaking, but that the voice was the spirit of God emanating from the bush.. Moses was either telling the truth or he found some magic mushrooms on that hill
  2. So God's name in Exodus 3:14 is "I will be" (ehyeh), and not "I AM" (YHVH)? The second half of the verse says; "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.".. It doesn't make sense if it reads "I WILL BE hath sent me unto you."? Perhaps "I AM" is a verb inclusive of past, present, and future tense? "I AM has sent me unto you" (present tense), Verse 15; "The LORD God of your fathers" (past tense), "this is my name for ever" (future tense). God is Alpha and Omega (Isaiah 44:6, Revelation 22:13), "I AM" comprises past, present, and future, while 'I will be' is limited to the future. As Jesus put it; "Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58).
  3. There's no plausible explanation for God, He said from the burning bush; " I Am That I Am " (Exodus 3:14). From that perspective, everything that exist is a miracle. I see all of creation as a miracle, so a non-consuming burning bush is no more miraculous than anything I can see and understand. If you saw a bush growing on Mars, you might consider it a miracle because there is no plausible explanation of how that could happen. But that same bush growing on earth is nothing spectacular because we've excepted that things grow in the environment we're in and understand. There's no evidence for something beyond our understanding, we simply accept God from the evidence of creation, and believe "With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). Jesus told nonbelievers that the only evidence (sign) they would get was that after 3 days in the tomb, he would physically raise from the dead. No one could produce his body after 3 days, but the evidence did not suffice because there was no plausible explanation of how it could be so.. We accept God by faith because our limited understanding can't comprehend all that He is.
  4. Nor is my inability to prove something, proof of somethings nonexistence.
  5. Dan56

    Hi again

    Glad you made it through all that... Sometimes I complain about trivial things, but as they say; If you've got your health, everything else in life is frosting on the cake. Hope your ordeal is over and your back in good health.
  6. If a person drifts from belief to belief, they are in a continual search for answers, and aren't yet satisfied. When you find what your looking for, there's no reason to constantly change what you believe. " Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. " (Hebrews 13:8). I never sought a belief that suited my world view, I needed something far beyond that.
  7. Hemp oil is also used for medicinal purposes.. Morgan Freeman swears its the best thing he's found for his fibromyalgia pain.. Its high in the omega-3 to 6 oils, helps joint pain, insomnia, etc.. I just ordered a 4 oz bottle on eBay for $6.88 to see if it does anything.. I suspect its all hype, but a girl I know said she got her Dad some because he was taking strong opiates for his cancer pain, but after a few drops of hemp oil, his swelling went down and the pain subsided, no more fentanyl .
  8. No, I don't see it.... Probably because I myself would not be antagonized by the truth. Consider this quick example, Jonathan asked; "Pretend, for the sake of argument, that God exists. What changes? Nothing". My answer; "If God exist, it changes everything, it means that a Supreme Being created us, is in charge, and controls our destiny after death". His response; "Such wonderful consistency. You'll never change". That's why I wrote; "Someone who had no answer and got all frizzled". I think it was obvious that he was getting all flustered, e.g; "I can't do it any more. I'm worn out with this nonsense. The wind has gone out of my sail". So I'll leave it alone now, just wanted to answer your question.
  9. Probably true, but I observed that a person was getting agitated over a non-existent argument, so it was my intention to try and calm those intense feelings down, not to incite antagonism. Remember, I simply gave my opinion of apatheism, and in response I got; "What I got from you was a mixture of smugness, superiority, and lack of respect". That's not a discussion or disagreement, its a response from someone who had no answer and got all frizzled.. I don't get it, but Its his topic, so I'll step out of this thread and leave it to those who care about not caring.
  10. Correct.... It wasn't my intent to insinuate anything else.. I was just expressing my biblical view, but you certainly have every right to exercise your traditions.
  11. Thank you That's good, because no one was arguing with you... Sometimes you just get all agitated and worked-up over nothing and end up feeling frazzled. "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)
  12. Doesn't the bible teach that we aren’t suppose to worship or pray to angels? Consider Revelation 22: 8-9; "I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant". Christ is our High Priest and Intercessor, and he asked us to pray to God in his name. Just something to think about.
  13. Nonsense, you simply got disagreement... Because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make them smug, because they have a different belief doesn't make them superior, and because they don't accept your pov isn't disrespectful. Atheism is not believing in any deity, Agnosticism is not knowing if God exist... How did I redefine something so simple? And "Not Caring" is a simple concept to understand, its what a person says when they don't care. You understand, you just don't believe. What did you expect to get from expressing your opinion? They are just discussions, some interesting and some not. You don't need to do anything, and your under no pressure to change anyone's mind .. Some people care and others don't. I disagree.. Surprised? If God exist, it changes everything, it means that a Supreme Being created us, is in charge, and controls our destiny after death. Without any facts that you've chosen to accept... But as I've stated repeatedly, there 's a written record witnessed by many people, there's archaeological discoveries, fulfilled prophetic evidence, etc... This is all enough to inspire many to believe. Its just my opinion that searching and believing about the unknown is beneficial. Curiosity and hope are inherent in the human psyche, turning that sense of wonderment off (don't care) seems to leave a person dead in the water.
  14. It just seems like a sad way to go through life. I don't believe is understandable, I don't know is understandable, but I don't care is irresponsible.. Being apathetical towards anything is negative, its not an opinion, its just approaching life with a "I don't give a damn" attitude, and I don't see how that's beneficial to anyone.
  15. The bible tolerates evil, and occasionally uses evil to bring about a greater good, but if you read the final chapters, evil does not come along, its ultimately destroyed.