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  • Jarred shared from Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions by Lori Deschene
    No matter how justified we feel in our emotions, stewing in them is never the answer to making them go away. Stressing by itself can't create a solution—any solution, let alone a rational one. Anger doesn't punish the people or circumstances that hurt us; it punishes us. And bitterness doesn't protect us from pain down the line; if anything, it invites it.
  • Jarred shared from Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians by Jason Long
    How can light from a star be billions of years old if God created the star only 6000 years ago? The hilarious apologetic answer to this glaring complication is often that “God created the stars 6000 years ago but created their light in transit for us to be able to see them.” To paraphrase this proposal, God is making us see things that never really happened. This suggestion is a classic example of what has been termed a “how-it-could-have-been-scenario,” which substitutes a painfully ridiculous and nonsensical explanation for the obvious answer in the interest of apologetics. It seems...
    Note: good logic and reasoning
  • Jarred shared from Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians by Jason Long
    By invoking the miracle clause, however, Christians are using unverifiable events that any person can insert into any scenario in order to maintain the legitimacy of any religion.
    Note: Fallicy of using mircles as evidence.
  • Jarred shared from Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians by Jason Long
    The “Heavens” God allegedly created the stars on the fourth day (16), but what were they, and what was their purpose? Biblical authors believed that stars were small sources of light contained within the imaginary firmament covering the earth. In other words, they exhibited no divine inspiration, whatsoever, telling them that stars were actually unfathomably enormous gaseous spheres seemingly countless miles away. In short, the authors’ celestial hypothesis was incorrect on location, number, and size. Verification for the location part of this position is quite easy to demonstrate. After...
  • Jarred shared from Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians by Jason Long
    As a way of irrationally explaining the lack of activity from God, a Christian would quickly assert that the almighty doesn’t like us putting him to a test. In addition, we would also hear that God wants us to believe in him based on faith, not what we determine from our own limited human understanding. As I mentioned previously, because of this proposed choice, God performs his miracles in superstitious ages or in scenarios disallowing falsifiable tests or independent observation. In other words, the power of God is there even though there’s no logical way to draw such a conclusion. This...