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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    Here are some interesting links. The Guardian’s inclusion of Professor Richard Dawkins’ explanation on why he will not debate WLC is not very nice, but interestingly seems to dismiss most/all Evangelicals and Pentecostals from debate/discussion, too, as literalists and inerrantists tend to...
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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    The weaknesses of WLC in arguing over the reliability of the NT (and arguments for the existence of God), in my view, from seeing his debates are: His reliance on authority, e.g. authors (and that those authors are not generally or necessarily even the consensus anyway, but even if they were...
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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    Yes, it’s pretty old and has kept the best philosophers and theologians on all sides busy defending and refuting it in all of its forms. WLC and others have adjusted it more recently, just as science adjusts their thinking, which is right. If you can remove a flaw rather than throw out the baby...
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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    I think it is Richard Dawkins who claimed to restrict his debates to qualified scientists who’s expertise is in the area of discussion. I also recall it may have been more specific to PhDs, (but he has not conformed to either) but I could be wrong. So, as WLC is a philosopher and theologian, it...
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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    I like Dr. William Lane Craig. He’s a really nice guy. He is beautifully eloquent. He is an outstanding debater – possibly world class. There are respected atheists who consider that he rarely if ever loses a debate and respect him. He is always calm and collected and listens attentively and...
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    Robert M. Price bit of controversy- Can anyone confirm?

    Wow. It seems you are almost certainly right. Multiple paragraphs and the book list in wikipedia all independently seem to confirm this. If you cited this and are wrong, you certainly woldn't be criticised for it. And the historical overlap. It all fits/makes sense. Just my observations (no...
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    Some silliness I encountered today (a bit of a street debate)

    Hi, He who is nobody. You can skip down to, 'Other' if you like to save time. You can refer to anything else if needed. If there is further need to communicate on this, perhaps we can just focus on key points for time sake. I must surely be speaking to myself as much as anyone on this! I don't...
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    Common or defining traits of a conspiracy theory or theorist.

    It is probably ironic that when you say, 'obviously fake conspiracies', as those who are not a part of that particular conspiracy would tend to call all others fake (or they would be on the inside). I sense you are differentiating fake from obviously fake or different to the norm. Flat earth and...
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    Common or defining traits of a conspiracy theory or theorist.

    What is a conspiracy theory and what are traits of conspiracy theorists? Research has been done on this to come up with a set of uniting commonalities that defines a conspiracy theory or theorist. I wonder if anyone cares to expand or define or discuss this here? I also wonder if a person can...
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    UFO. Starting with a working definition.

    A UFO is a perfectly acceptable and demonstrable thing/term. A UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) is, perhaps surprising to some, an object that flies but is unidentified. It can and is usually if not always natural. Technically, if you throw a banana over someone’s garden and they didn’t quite...
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    ESP. Starting with a working definition.

    ESP, is a perfectly acceptable and demonstrable thing. With ESP (Extra Sensory Perception), one’s usual understanding of this term is related to psychic or supernatural phenomena. But many people have heightened sensory organs or (perhaps due to a lack of other senses) utilise the ones they...
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    “Healing miracles occur today as in the past.” A case against and a challenge.

    “Healing miracles occur today as in the past.” A case against and a challenge. A test. I propose a test with basic rules for claimants of divine or supernatural or unknown (in an astounding and scientifically noteworthy sense) healings. E.g. Fred didn’t have/lost his right leg above/below the...
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    Some silliness I encountered today (a bit of a street debate)

    I apologise in advance for my failures in succinctness and respect azny patience you care to offer me. As I understand the argument that you are presenting and then going on to criticise my logic with. I’m really trying to buy into your logic here and I so want to find my or any other errors...
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    Some silliness I encountered today (a bit of a street debate)

    "It is not unlike the very recent call in England for all people entering a shop to wear facemasks. There are exceptions for several groups of people. These very rare exceptions make it difficult for shopkeepers or members of the public to challenge those who do not abide, in case they really...
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    Left, leaving or stuck in Christian (or religious) fundamentalism? Hope and help, with some starter thoughts for perspective.

    Can I or this forum help fill a needful gap in the market? You know the people or tactic, where someone does you a favour or lends you money and you (perhaps are made to) feel you owe them and you don’t like it? As an evangelist, preacher, teacher and speaker, I taught people about God, the...
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    Some silliness I encountered today (a bit of a street debate)

    Why are black people so ugly? * (See later). In the attached clip from the classic British comedy, ‘The Young Ones’, Neil is asking about what to write to his bank manager to see if HE will help him. Ric asks Neil, ‘what makes you think that the bank manager is a man?! Neil replies, ‘his...
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    A question to AronRa

    Just another point on toe stubbing. If the toe stubbing coincided with a murder, then it quite possibly could be demonstrated. A slight bruise, pressure mark or slightly moved furniture, a little sock or show material or scuff mark, your testimony that you did it which enabled forensics to test...
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    A question to AronRa

    It was used as a point making statement. Like, ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ or, ‘many hands make light work’. They may seem contradictory, but to question them or find exceptions is to miss the point or meaning when it is specifically used. Don’t kill, steel or rape seem pretty simple and...
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    A question to AronRa

    I have not followed every post in this thread, SD, but it sounds like a good theistic/devil’s advocate question which I thought might be where you were going, but it doesn’t seem to be from what I read. If one concedes that you stubbed your toe based on many others having experienced it and it...
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    Life depends on matter, energy, and information

    Ah, a much more learned person than I has joined, so feel free to ignore me now the thread is going.
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