A forum to discuss how ex-Christians have dealt with family members, replaced the church as a place of community, reactions of your family, friends, church, acquaintances upon learning of the de-conversion, or anything else relevant to the Ex-Christian Life.
The bulk of science does not support belief in a deity, or does it? This is an open discussion area to hone your skills at supporting and understanding the various positions. Feel free to post any links of value in this important topic.
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"The very same people who say that government has no right to interfere with sexual activity between consenting adults believe that the government has every right to interfere with economic activity between consenting adults."
I'd recommend the book "Why Evolution Is True" by Jerry Coyne. It's a good starting point.
I believe there are many good Christians and that you are one of them. But my job here is to enlighten you, not with beliefs but with knowledge and better understandings of reality.
Ask me questions and I will inform you. Most thinking people cannot continue to believe in a falsehood in an avalanche of evidence to the contrary.
1) Your question is curious. Most biological systems in fish and amphibians and identical or similar, e.g., circulatory system, nervous system, digestive system, etc. Of course, there are some things that are rather different, fins vs. legs, gills vs. lungs, scales vs. skin. Fish and amphibians have always shared more than 50% of their systems. Thus, all fish and all amphibians are at least one half of the other.
2) I'm not your research assistant. The evolution of some fish populations towards amphibian populations is well researched and well documented. You are the only one who can spend the time to educate yourself about this topic. One word of caution. There are some creationist websites out there which lie, cheat and invent fake news about this (and many other) scientific topics. Avoid them.
I believe woden and Thor are spirits... They might be evil spirits... Christians do believe that the gods and goddesses are spirits, they just assume they are demons...
It isn't that I just go with what feels good... I sincerely pray for the grace to know the truth... But I try to focus on what's positive and beautiful.
I reject the idea that anyone would be tortured for all eternity.... If there is such a person who has to go through that for all eternity, I think it would be somebody who wants that.
I believe God can rescue any soul from hell. But there may be Souls who prefer to be in hell with Satan rather than in heaven with God. There literally are people perhaps who love the devil and Evil and hatred that much that they would rather be in hell. I think the doors of hell are locked from the inside.
I believe many atheists and agnostics will be fully enlightened after their soul exits the body, and they will be given the opportunity to accept or reject Christ, with full understanding of the truth.
As of now, God gives so little Grace, that I do not believe he can blame somebody for being an unbeliever.
I love this. Creationists say you don't get a half this and a half that.
I'm like.. have you gone to locations where you can watch in real time a creature that is obviously both fish and not fish come out of the water and hop about on land?
You seem to simultaneously believe in Woden, Thor, St Mary, some God deity. These propositions have generally been regarded as competing and contradictory to one an other. Thus it seems to me that you believe what makes you feel good.
Would it be accurate to say that you believe in whatever makes you feel good?