Utilitarianism is more of an inspiring metaphor than a practical guide. What does greatest number mean? Does it mean greatest number of incompetents suited most for generating cultural and genetic drag, to the detriment of countless potential future generations?
If Indiana law does not allow trying this kid as an adult, it does not allow it.
Council of Nicaea was 325. I thought you were trying to make the case that there were some First Century texts that mentioned the epistles. No one makes those claims about the NT? Tell someone who gives a rip. One thing I will never care about is someone else's opinion on the Bible. I paid my dues sitting through 3 years of Ancient Greek in college. Now I don't know what you are trying to say about hoaxes. We invaded Iraq because Saddam started selling his oil for Euros instead of dollars, not because of any weapons. He had mustard gas and he used it to keep the peace which is not cool. When Libya wanted to sell their oil for some African gold-based currency we deposed their leader as well. Iran just switched from dollars to Euros and so our war profiteers are trying to cook up a scheme to bomb Iraq until they sell their oil for dollars again. If you want the truth about anything, the early Church or modern invasions just follow the money.
Yep! This has to be more than a one state problem.
"I'm not reading 167 pages from an author I've read before and know how
I'd explain many recipes use the same ingredients, but I really shouldn't have to tutor ALL red state simpletons.
I suggest blocking him, he is a moron.
The Hebrew Interlinear Bible - John 1:1-3 - "...the Word was with God and God was the Word..."
Wrong. God in the past and even today made sure that the truth is out there. God also in the past and now not only spread his words thru the world by people but Christ also can speak to people in dreams and visions. Many Muslims and I am sure others say they have dreams and visions about Jesus and they do not know why. Many Muslins who are migrating out of those Muslin countries because of the wars and pouring into nations where the gospel is being preached. Many of these Muslims are coming to Christ. I even heard that there is an growing numbers of people in China is also coming to Christ. In China and North Korea, Germany, Iran, Iraq, and in some of these nations, Christians are being persecuted. But my point is that name any nation that a Christian is not in. They are in every nation. So the gospel is being preached but once they hear it, it is up to them to accept it or reject it. Just like that decision has been giving to you and your family. One other thing, even if some people are preaching the gospel some people, because of the harden of their hearts and their minds are closed, they cannot hear or understand the gospel. Jesus will say sometime why you cannot understand what I am saying. The bible says that the Satan(the god of this world) has blinded the minds of the unsaved. 'And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the Image of God" 2 Corinthians 4:3-4. It also states in state in the bible. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached unto all nation for a witness and then the end shall come." Matt. 24:14. This is what going on right now. For God the Father love us so that He gave His only Son that whosoever believe or accept Jesus Christ shall have everlasting life.
Yep. I already showed you that link. You judged totally wrong. That is no "blog" of mine. That is a Skeptic forum. Many people there. Just like you. That is also linked to two other Skeptic forums. Many thousands there. All speaking together just like here.
I think hedonism is more descriptive, less prescriptive. if you subscribe to the popular school of thought that morality is contingent on a broad sense of wellbeing, then hedonism is a natural byproduct on the spectrum of wellbeing. of course this model presupposes the truth of evolution, and the forthcoming "tribal psychology"that has lead us to where we are now, for better or worse. that realization, i think, is the source of that innate feeling to provide the greatest chances of wellbeing for future generations. that's my 10,000 foot overview anyway.
Please provide a few so that we may evaluate them for ourselves.
That's Europe's problem too, waiting and not worrying.
Na' an orgy would involve way too many people
My advice to people is to always beware of those who speak persuasively or seek to convince you of something. You will usually find their intentions are less than noble. Therefore the invitation to convince somebody of something is declined. Scorned actually. But I will say this: if one can't find some value in the most seemingly valueless thing then one isn't very smart.
Yep and well within the realm of possibility.
I always do things 3 times... come back twice because I forgot something...
Theologians call God "The Infinite Spirit". So, you might be on to something in the idea of something (zero) being eternal/permanent. So, zero is not = nothing. Nothing does not exist.
So you're telling me OKC, a team that couldn't beat the Jazz would beat the cavs in a series? And that Jazz team would beat the cavs? As well as the Blazers? Pelicans?? Lmao I guess man.
Hogwash. Balderdash. Crapola.
Righto, sex should be about mutual concern, not coercion.
I agree with the ban on circumcision. It's a pointless procedure with the risk of death, and in cases of rabbis putting their mouths on them, risk of herpes. Even a single death caused by this is enough to make it immoral.
You?re a pretentious douche because you wrote an entire wall of text about how atheists are fools and they amuse you. I don?t preach an ideology. I discuss and debate all religions, not just the one you subscribe to. For the record, you are an atheist when it comes to ALL other religions. I just happen to believe in one less god than you do.
Nothing to debate because you are not going to change a persons belief.