Stormbringer

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  1. Stormbringer

    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    I would argue the opposite.
  2. Stormbringer

    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    It can certainly appear that way so I should probably write some sort of disclaimer. I forget how sensitive people are nowadays. I am not in any way saying an atheist can't be moral or have a good moral code. I am not saying they cannot conduct themselves in a moral fashion. Personally I believe we all have a basic morality written on our hearts. But I also believe in the existence of an objective moral standard. Atheists are usually good people with good intentions. You won't hear me say otherwise.
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    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    Have you stated what objective moral standard you abide by as an atheist and use to make your moral statements? I've simply restated questions you have failed to directly address. I didn't mean to upset you. If I did I apologize. I am just wondering from an atheistic viewpoint how do they justify morality being anything but subjective.
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    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    By what objective moral standard as an atheist do you call those things wrong or judge yourself to hold “better morals?”
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    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    As an atheist by what objective moral standard do you determine those to be “bad” things? So I’m assuming you are unwilling to engage in the thought experiment. By what objective moral standard do you as an Atheist obtain and maintain the characterization of monster?
  6. Stormbringer

    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    Are you willing to entertain the thought experiment? As an Atheist by what objective moral standard do you obtain and maintain the characterization of Monster?
  7. Stormbringer

    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    So you are unwilling to answer the question and resort to mockery? Certainly you are able to entertain a mere thought experiment?
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    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    If you reject God in this life wouldn't God be tyrannical if he didn't respect your wishes in the afterlife and forced you to be with him?
  9. Stormbringer

    Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

    1. You have not defined "true" 2. You actually made the initial claim that God did not speak through a burning bush. Therefore the onus is upon you to provide evidence of your claims. If you cannot that is fine but nobody is under any obligation to disprove your claims.
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    Creating Videos with Pictures

    Probably be able to get what you want from Powerpoint. If not send me a message and I might be able to help you out.
  11. Over the many years in which I have participated and moderated this forum I have seen many people evolve and change their beliefs considerably, myself included. Which I believe is natural and even expected. So I decided to open a topic to discuss this and feel free to answer all or none of these questions. They are more a guideline to illustrate what the topic is about rather than a questionnaire. What do you do when your beliefs seem to change over time? Do you cling to your previous beliefs? What if your current worldview or belief system no longer reflects your current beliefs? Do you update or change the system at all? How do you feel about those who have previously held strong beliefs but have changed over time (not talking in a flaky manner such as overnight multiple times a month or so)? If you have or had a strong belief system but you find it no longer suits you do you rough it out and for how long? Do you feel that others who return to previously held worldviews or systems are insincere? Basically I'm wondering how you personally evaluate these things and your views on yourself and/or others. Some people for instance may see returning to a system as going backwards while others may acknowledge that it isn't exactly a linear progression and it is perfectly fine to revisit previous beliefs.
  12. Stormbringer

    Origins of hell

    In norse mythology Hel is the land of the dead and in literary form a goddess/giantess who is the personification of the underworld. In the Eddas it talks about Nastrond "Corpse shore" where those such as oathbreakers and murderers die a second death and enter Nifhel into Nastrond, that is place of pure torture. It is a hall made of Serpents that drip venom down that forms streams. Where those who have died the second death wade in agony and get torn apart by wolves as their corpses are eaten by a dragon/wyrm that is probably Nidhogg. A hall she saw standing remote from the sun on Dead Body Shore. Its door looks north. There fell drops of venom in through the roof vent. That hall is woven of serpents’ spines. She saw there wading onerous streams men perjured and wolfish murderers and the one who seduces another’s close-trusted wife. There Malice Striker sucked corpses of the dead, the wolf tore men. Do you still seek to know? And what? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Náströnd Wicked people getting there due in the afterlife is not just a Christian concept.
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    Your legacy...

    I'm saying we can't know how those actions will carry forward and instead of focusing on a future we will not be a part of we should focus on the here and now.