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Re: The Religious "Ask Skeptic" Thread (With Apology To The Atheists)
« Reply #464 on: February 24, 2014, 04:29:06 PM »
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Re: The Religious "Ask Skeptic" Thread (With Apology To The Atheists)
« Reply #465 on: February 24, 2014, 06:35:10 PM »

But if I told you, "Please prove that the Bible is NOT the Word of God," you would scream, "Unfair! Prove it is the Word of God!"

But, it's fair to say "Prove uniformitarianism wrong" instead of saying "Prove it right?"

Something is a miss here and doesn't quite add up on the fairness scale....


Yes, that's right. Something doesn't add up here and that something is your capacity to reason properly.

The burden of proof is on you on both accounts. Demonstrate how you think you know your bible is "The Word of God" and also how you think you know that natural law, and the natural order of our universe, was not as we now experience it (aka - that it changed uniformity at some point in the past).
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Re: The Religious "Ask Skeptic" Thread (With Apology To The Atheists)
« Reply #466 on: February 24, 2014, 06:49:45 PM »

But if I told you, "Please prove that the Bible is NOT the Word of God," you would scream, "Unfair! Prove it is the Word of God!"

But, it's fair to say "Prove uniformitarianism wrong" instead of saying "Prove it right?"

Something is a miss here and doesn't quite add up on the fairness scale....

On the contrary many have already come to the conclusion that the bible is NOT the word of any god, and they would be very happy to tell you why.

First, why would a genuine god base a religion on fake documents and with false and contradictory information ?
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Re: The Religious "Ask Skeptic" Thread (With Apology To The Atheists)
« Reply #467 on: February 24, 2014, 11:15:28 PM »
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