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I wanted to know what People thought of a very common argument against Christianity called "the problem of Hell which can be stated like this. (1) An omniperfect God would not damn anyone to hell…Continue

Started Aug 3, 2011

What religion are you and why?
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Hey my name is Matt and this is my first post on Nerd Fighters yay!!! so to get a "feel" for the forum in terms of relgious affiliation I figure i would post asking peoples religious affliation for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] Feb 8, 2013.

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Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"I'm talking about the dude, the misfortunate grandson, whose only crime was to be son of the son who witnessed grand old Noah making a fool of himself. The land was according to scripture belonging to one of the other strands of the fine…"
Feb 8, 2013
Eystein, replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"I'm talking about the dude, the misfortunate grandson, whose only crime was to be son of the son who witnessed grand old Noah making a fool of himself. The land was according to scripture belonging to one of the other strands of the fine…"
Feb 8, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"I see reason to believe that they freed themselves with no battle, or that they even came from Egypt. Despite all the evidence from the sources? According to wikipedia they arrived in Egypt 70 heads strong, but during the course of only 4…"
Feb 8, 2013
Eystein, replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"You talk as if every canaanite lived in a lavish palace, with each a hundred concubines. These were normal people, and people act differently. This is nothing but propaganda. Don't deny that the Israeli allegedly had a thorn in the…"
Feb 8, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"Yes, given that they knew, or even cared enough to know several centuries later. What possible reason do we have to accept the Israeli myths for what took place in Egypt as true anyway? Because Egypt was the superpower of the time. You don't…"
Feb 8, 2013
Eystein, replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"If that is true, then most of them would have submitted. No one is that stupid. Not even monkeys."
Feb 8, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"Canaan is it? Several centuries in advance? You find that reasonable? The point of it was to ensure that it was definitely not the ambitions of people. They were given the inital warning, and subsequent warnings, more than a lifetime before the…"
Feb 8, 2013
Eystein, replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"Canaan is it? Several centuries in advance? You find that reasonable? Also didn't they murder all boys and rape and enslave the remaining women and children? Prophesied how? Obvious case of religious fanaticism and…"
Feb 8, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"He was making a point about his sovereignty. The people who were being expelled had been given warnings several centuries in advance, and had been prophesies too in the mean time. If a simple natural disaster happened, they could have not got the…"
Feb 7, 2013
Josh Weeden replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"and if someone killed someone else today and they claimed god made them do it theyd be classed as a madman at once"
Feb 7, 2013
Josh Weeden replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"then why didnt he do it himself rather than ask people to break one of those shiny new commandments of his?"
Feb 7, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"The context for God killing someone is different from us. There is an important point here. God in fact kills everyone. God is the one who gives us all our lives. He controls when we can live and when we can die. So when he ordered the killing of…"
Feb 7, 2013
Josh Weeden replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
".....so when god ordered massacres of opposing tribes? Thats perfectly sinless?"
Feb 7, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"I recall that you have said the important things in the Bible are stated literally. And I would imagine that the story of Abraham, which is the basis of THREE religions, would be literal. But even if Abraham was scared, the story still shows that…"
Feb 7, 2013
Jackson Gandour replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"I recall that you have said the important things in the Bible are stated literally. And I would imagine that the story of Abraham, which is the basis of THREE religions, would be literal. But even if Abraham was scared, the story still shows that…"
Feb 7, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Matthew Bell's discussion What religion are you and why?
"Of course the languages arn't 100% comparable, and some nuances are lost, but the fundamental details are all in place. Also what about when the bible contradicts itself what then. How about you give me an example of a contradiction, and…"
Feb 7, 2013

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
a booky person who dreams too big and thinks too hard
About Me:
Im a random, quick witted introvert. I enjoy reading about theology and philosophy as well as the occasional fantasy and science fiction book. Im generally rather quite, and formal to those i dont know, but when you get to know me i generally wont shut up. Im passionate about what i believe and what i want out of life (so if i were you id prepare myself for that)
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
The nature of neccessity by alvin plantinga, God nature and the problem of evil by Alvin Plantinga, all of the harry potter serious, Mere Christianity CS Lewis, The wheel of time series by Robert Jordon, The Lord of the Rings, a veryshort introduction to Philosophy by Edward Craig, and a whole host of other books that arnt on my desk at this time
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
a hat preferably, but if one is not available a teacosy, or a very sturdy peice of cardboard
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
I would be willing to do it to whoever wanted to do it with me.
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2009
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Have you ever notice how life is wierd?

Life is wierd, as im sure you all already know, I mean we all have come accross things in our lives that dont make sense or have done things that only two days ago we would have never even considering doing.

 

Take for example, today.  I (being very cynical and aloof) would never dream of commiting to an internet community.  Yet, strangely enough I found myself willing to create a profile on a internet sight, that was aimed at just that.  So here I am am, lying on my floor with…

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Posted on July 31, 2011 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:53am on August 4, 2011, Erin Tiessen said…
your welcome! :)
At 4:26pm on July 31, 2011, Francis Lawlor said…

Hello fellow Nerd fighter. I have recently created this blog to occupy my time as my Playstation is deceased. Have a read? Good day to you :)

 

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