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  • #31
    Originally posted by Diogenes View Post
    So the Gospel is not sufficient in it's own defence that you have to resort to insults throughout Tweb?
    So the Gospel was not sufficient in its own defense that Jesus had to resort to insulting the Pharisees?
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Diogenes View Post
      It's just petty insults. We'll see what the mods have to say.
      Many of the mods are among the worst on this site when it comes to niceness.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        when you go out of your way to expose your abject ignorance of Christianity and the Bible, of course we're not going to see anything of value in what you say. Why should we?
        Just to put this in context for readers who don't know the two of us very well...

        I was a Christian for 20 years and liked studying academic books about biblical interpretation and theology, and ended up coauthoring such a book.

        Mountain Man is a young earth creationist. His bible knowledge seems to be okay, though his interpretations and theology are at the simplistic, basic, and literal end of the spectrum.

        A few of the Christians on this site, Mountain Man included, seem to think that if I ever disagree with their own theological views, it must be because I'm an atheist and entirely ignorant of Christianity and the Bible, and can't possibly be because I'm aware of their theological views and other theological views and having thought about the evidence have come to the view that their theological views are not what the Biblical authors meant.
        Last edited by Starlight; 04-06-2021, 02:41 PM.

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        • #34
          I keep forgetting he's a YEC. The arrogance of his posts in that context is even more stsggering- and it also puts his belligerent ignorance of Covid & vaccines over the last 12 months or so into better context.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Dimbulb View Post
            Just to put this in context for readers who don't know the two of us very well...

            I was a Christian for 20 years and liked studying academic books about biblical interpretation and theology, and ended up coauthoring such a book.

            Mountain Man is a young earth creationist. His bible knowledge seems to be okay, though his interpretations and theology are at the simplistic, basic, and literal end of the spectrum.

            A few of the Christians on this site, Mountain Man included, seem to think that if I ever disagree with their own theological views, it must be because I'm an atheist and entirely ignorant of Christianity and the Bible, and can't possibly be because I'm aware of their theological views and other theological views and having thought about the evidence have come to the view that their theological views are not what the Biblical authors meant.
            I don't know where you keep getting the idea that I'm a young earth creationist since I have never expressed such views. I think there are good arguments for a young universe, and good arguments for an old universe -- I don't lean strongly one way or the other -- but whether the universe has existed for 6000 years or 6 billion years makes no difference to my beliefs about God and the Bible.

            As for your knowledge of the Bible and Christianity, you have never posted anything that would lead one to conclude that you have a deep or accurate understanding of the subject. You promote a lot of fringe views that are ahistorical and wildly unorthodox and then wonder why the Christians here look at you askance.
            Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
            But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
            Than a fool in the eyes of God


            From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              You promote a lot of fringe views that are ahistorical and wildly unorthodox and then wonder why the Christians here look at you askance.
              As I noted, you don't appear to be capable of distinguishing between someone not agreeing with your views and someone being ignorant.

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