Do you also deny saying: "For the scientific community to claim that they have no preconcieved bias is just as laughableas the News Media claiming that they have no liberal bias."
And to Aaron:
"I pity you because you can probably quote Bible verses out the butt, but you have no idea the true
meaning and beauty of the words. You’re no different than the Taliban." Aug. 31 http://www.astronomy.net/forums/god/messages/21090
Scott writes (accusing me of misquoting him more than a dozen times?):
"Yeah, you copied some it from other peoples' posts."
We all make mistakes. Yours in this case are a little bigger than mine. In this post, I've copied in the link to each statement you deny saying. I haven't found two of them yet and have to be on to other duties. But they have "Scott's cadence."
Deny them if you will.
Are you suggesting that the world isn't flat!!?? Quickly!--Guards!!--Arrest this man! His name is Michael W. Pearson!--and he is to be charged with heresy and witch craft! Be gone with him!! - Aug. 29
God said, "Let there be light," and there was light... BOOM! - Aug. 29
For instance, I think that the Book of Genesis and the Big Bang Theary, eveolution, etc. are all completely comtable. – Aug. 29
Remember, using morality to justify objective validity is not logically consistent. It is impossible for both religions to be objectively correct (Hindu belief in reincarnation, Christian belief in one God, Christian belief that all non-Christians (which includes Hindues) burn in Hell, etc.) The two religions are MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. - Aug. 30
I have no problem with the idea that science and theology can intermingle (and even be one and the same in specific instances). As far as your thoughts on the Koran predicting certain scientific modes of thought, I find that fascinating. - Aug. 30
All science and all religion is interpreted by very fallible human beings. In both cases (religion and science), we can be absolutely right--and both cases (religion and science), we can be absolutely wrong. – Aug. 30
This all started with me asking, "What would happen if a murder victim was exposed to the vacuum of space?"
-- Aug. 30
Of course, the fact is we won't TRULY know until we do die...assuming there's something to know...assuming we don't simply snap out of existance. That being the alternative, all we can have is our faith. I'm comfortable with that. -- Aug. 30
By the way, earlier I wrote, "just let me have my faith. Don't chastise me for it. (I'm saying you are--you're not. I'm just speaking hypothetically.) Oops, typo, my bad... That SHOULD have read "I'm NOT saying you are..." Hope you understood. -Aug. 31
"...there are certain MORAL TRUTHS that are absolute principles of right and wrong that no person in their right mind could disagree with. They are across the board and absolute. - Aug. 31
I have NO religious or political agenda. - Sept.1
Our congregation is the fourth oldest in the state of Texas, and bishops from London and Canterbury visit us on somewhat regular basis. "Canterbury" is also the name given to the Episcopal student organization at university campuses throughout the world--of which I used to be a member, as did my father before. -- Sept. 1
It's very easy to lock yourself away in a room somewhere and praise the Lord 'til the cows come home. - Sept. 1
Besides, Europeans were always less sanitary anyway--so what did they care? ;) -- Aug. 30
Don't be so temporally arrogant and Eurocentric as to underestimate the quality of their literature and record-keeping. They may not have been flying around in jets, but these were NOT stupid people. -- Sept. 1
For crying out loud, just pick up a book on Western history, and READ it! -- Sept. 1
Therefore, if it is my faith which is being questioned by science, then the burden of proof
that it doesn't exist or never happened falls, not to me, but to the scientist making the charge. The problem, at this point, is he can't prove it or disprove it. – Sept. 1
(to Aaron) You say good works won't get you into heaven, so why bother? You're much too busy sitting in your room praising the Lord. Tell me, which of you has truly carried out God's word? You sitting in your room praising the Lord or the Muslim, the Hindu, and the Buddhist who actually went in to help her? Who will God favor? You or them? - Sept. 1
Mike, up to a point, I had been enjoying our conversation and fair exchange of ideas. But I sense that you're getting frustrated. I'm not sure if it's because you're having trouble countering my level headed opinions (perhaps because you've been twisting my words and basing your arguments on assertions that I've never made or even considered), but you're now bordering on irrational... Up until this thread, I have been nothing but patient, reasonable, and polite.
So, context is important, eh?