God is in the detail XD
3/22/2007 9:01:48 PM
Only if you try and bullshit somebody else about it.
3/22/2007 9:27:34 PM
If one accepts that there is a God, then one is already moving away from what is scientific.
And that is good how?
5/23/2007 6:53:53 PM
Technically he's correct. A metaphysical being DOES transcend science. Also, critical thought is a resource that is all too often underused in Bible study (A key reason for this site's existence, in fact). However, handwaving the apparent contradictions rather than using a critical mind to riddle them out is not a good idea.
5/23/2007 7:01:28 PM
Any contradiction tells us the bible was made by fallable man, not a perfect God, and should be treated as such rather than revered.
5/23/2007 7:56:51 PM
Yes. Details ARE *that* important.
12/31/2012 3:45:49 PM
God has nothing to do with science.
Would you invest money in an overunity device, on the off chance that scientists might be wrong about them not being possible?
12/31/2012 6:36:36 PM
"If one accepts that there is a God, then one is already moving away from what is scientific. "
- With you so far.
"In that case, is contradiction really that much of a problem?"
- If you are trying to define objective reality then, yes, contradiction is a big problem.
"One must use a critical mind when looking through the Bible, even if one is a believer,"
- If one did that, one would no longer be a believer.
"...but if one has already decided that there is a God, then aren't the contradictions relatively trivial?"
- If you go by the assumption that the bible is perfect then, no, the contradictions it contains are in fact a very serious problem.
"Are the details *that* important?"
- Over the centuries a lot of people have been killed over the details of Christianity. Your lot seems to think those details are very important
1/8/2013 8:30:06 PM