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WalterP

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    Armchair astronomer under marmalade skies.

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  1. Edgarcito, again... (and I'll emphasize where the evidence lies.) Posted yesterday at 07:24 PM Edgarcito, Context is all important. I was talking about the level of empathy that you've displayed in this thread towards that ten year old sex slave. I've seen none from you. When the RedneckProfessor first asked you about that little girl, here's the level of empathy you displayed. Posted October 10 That would be the theory... You washed your hands of her. Which is very curious, considering that you have children and I do not. Even though you are the Christian and I'm not, even though you have children and I don't and even though you have faith and I do not, you've displayed a callous disregard for her, while I am very concerned about her. A good worked example of how faith can be a bad thing if it corrodes a person's humanity. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Got it now?
  2. Yes, Disillusioned. For those people who have been at all worried by WLC's persistence and certainty, this information should help allay their fears. I'll be waiting for JoshPantera to let me know how he stands re this thread, before moving on. That ok with you? Thanks. Walter.
  3. Well, some things have changed in this thread, but one thing certainly hasn't. Edgarcito's changed from being covertly evasive to overtly evasive. We've also found out that he's not an orthodox Christian, but holds heretical views of god. But the one thing he has been totally consistent on in this thread is his callous indifference to the suffering of that ten year old sex slave. It's nice to have cleanly washed hands.
  4. No, Disillusioned.. That's my error. We note, finally, that in Einstein’s theory (with ‘reasonable’ sources) it is only λ > 0 which can prevent gravitation from being always attractive, the λ term representing a ‘cosmic repulsion’. When λ > 0 it prevents gravity from always acting attractively. When its equal to or less than 0, gravity is not prevented from acting attractively. Gravity can only act repulsively when λ exceeds zero. So, by mistake, I'd reversed the meaning of what Hawking and Penrose wrote. Well spotted and thanks for that. Walter.
  5. I hope that's a typo, Edgarcito. That you meant to write, 'What is not God if everything spoken [by God] is God.' Otherwise, you'd be claiming that God is everything that is spoken in scripture. Meaning that all of Satan's words in the Bible... ARE GOD. Meaning that the words of the unclean spirits called Legion... ARE GOD. Meaning that the words spoken by Balaam's ass... ARE GOD. Meaning that all the words spoken by every human in the Bible... ARE GOD. Assuming you want to restrict things only to the contents of the Bible?
  6. Edgarcito, God regenerates and renews himself? He throws out the evil part of himself? Numbers 23:19 19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Psalm 92:15 15 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Hebrews 13:8 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. James 1:17 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 1 John 1:5 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. The idea of a changing and once-evil god may truthfully work for you. But it's not Biblical Christianity, my friend.
  7. Edgarcito, Context is all important. I was talking about the level of empathy that you've displayed in this thread towards that ten year old sex slave. I've seen none from you. When the RedneckProfessor first asked you about that little girl, here's the level of empathy you displayed. Posted October 10 That would be the theory... You washed your hands of her. Which is very curious, considering that you have children and I do not. Even though you are the Christian and I'm not, even though you have children and I don't and even though you have faith and I do not, you've displayed a callous disregard for her, while I am very concerned about her. A good worked example of how faith can be a bad thing if it corrodes a person's humanity.
  8. I agree with your definition of the two kinds of belief, Moonobserver. However, a big problem arises when what people believe by faith causes them to disconnect themselves from their fellow human beings. For instance, look at Edgarcito's lack of empathy towards the suffering of that ten year old sex slave. Faith isn't a good thing if it corrodes your humanity. Thanks. Walter.
  9. Yes, I can see that, Moonobserver. And I was just pointing out that a deity who suffers with us, but who can do nothing to end our suffering doesn't deserve the epithet, omnipotent. Impotent is a better fit.
  10. Well, at least Edgarcito has changed his stance from being covertly evasive to being overtly evasive.
  11. If god suffered, but can do nothing to end human suffering, then he is surely impotent and not omnipotent.
  12. ...and even after 11 pages of asking, they aren't being answered.
  13. Isn't evading simple and direct questions about your faith an emotionally-driven response on your part, Edgarcito? The emotion of fear, perhaps?
  14. Hello TruthSeeker0. Well played! Edgarcito now needs to make good on his accusation. The accusation that some of us are being 'emotional' in this thread. While I can't speak for anyone else, I can respond (unemotionally) to his accusation. For many pages now, I've been trying to drill down through his layers of evasion, metaphor, deflection and delay, to get down to the honesty that I hope lies beneath. This can't be done emotionally, but requires me to use self-control, self-discipline and logic. These calm and collected qualities are the very opposite of the emotionalism that he claims some of us are showing. I desire nothing but open and honest discourse with Edgarcito. If I am feeling any emotion at this moment, its a mixture of sadness and embarrassment. Sadness, because he consistently chooses not to meet me on the level playing field of honest debate. Embarrassment, because many years ago I used to be just like him and I can easily recognize what he is doing here and why he is doing it. Nowadays I cringe when I remember just how shamelessly dishonest I was to myself and to everyone else. It's a relief to have those days safely behind me. Good on you for holding him to account, TruthSeeker0. Thank you. Walter.
  15. The message Edgarcito replied to was this one. ...and Edgarcito is still dodging and evading questions which any devout Christian should easily be able to answer. He falls back on metaphor, mystery, incompleteness and things about god he claims he cannot know, cannot measure and cannot investigate. But as any devout Christian knows (and as we used to know) the answers to these questions are easy. Isn't that so, Edgarcito? So does he mean, 'Yes, I'm dodging and evading questions which any devout Christian should easily be able to answer.' ? Or does he mean, 'Yes, I do fall back on metaphor, mystery, incompleteness and things about god I claim that I cannot know, cannot measure and cannot investigate.' ? Or perhaps, 'Yes, any devout Christian knows the answers to these questions are easy.' ? Or, 'Yes, to all of the above.' ? Rather than discussing openly and honestly, he has set a snare for me, trying to catch me out by carefully being unclear about just what he's saying 'Yes' to. Proof positive that he doesn't lack the ability to reason. But, if he can reason as well as this, what's stopping him giving us clear and honest answers to our simple and direct questions? Such as... "Do you think that the suffering of that ten year old sex slave is unimportant to Jesus, Edgarcito?" A simple and direct question, well within your capacity to understand and which the bible gives you the answer to. Well?
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