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    Thread: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
Post: RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good...

(March 12, 2022 at 9:33 pm)Radamand Wrote: Here is the letter I ended writing back to her, it's not too snarky, and I invited her to write me back again: I received your letter the other day regard...
GrandizerII Atheism 22 558 March 12, 2022 at 11:52 pm
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 12, 2022 at 3:51 am)JairCrawford Wrote: (March 12, 2022 at 3:40 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Same link, just a bit further down. Thing is, there isn't much that the OT has to say about cana...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 12, 2022 at 6:55 am
    Thread: The Origins of the Universe
Post: RE: The Origins of the Universe

(March 11, 2022 at 6:41 pm)Klorophyll Wrote: (March 1, 2022 at 2:52 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: I guess in that verse, smoke was meant to be the precursor for the clouds in the sky. Anyway, it helps to...
GrandizerII Islam 62 3045 March 12, 2022 at 6:26 am
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 12, 2022 at 2:58 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: (March 12, 2022 at 2:30 am)GrandizerII Wrote: Nope, she's not making the connection as specified in the OP, regardless of the credibility of what she...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 12, 2022 at 3:03 am
    Thread: Temporal lobe epilepsy & religious experience.
Post: RE: Temporal lobe epilepsy & religious experience.

(March 12, 2022 at 1:29 am)Jehanne Wrote: (March 12, 2022 at 1:06 am)GrandizerII Wrote: There are different levels of religious experience, Jehanne. In the OP, you seem to be suggesting that they ...
GrandizerII Religion 80 1767 March 12, 2022 at 2:47 am
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 12, 2022 at 1:50 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: Francesca Stavrakopoulou does make a connection. Here's some of what she says: Quote:Like many of his peers across south-west Asia, El was frequently ...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 12, 2022 at 2:30 am
    Thread: Temporal lobe epilepsy & religious experience.
Post: RE: Temporal lobe epilepsy & religious experience.

There are different levels of religious experience, Jehanne. In the OP, you seem to be suggesting that they are all due to TLE? Even the experiences of the sort that are deemed remarkable aren't neces...
GrandizerII Religion 80 1767 March 12, 2022 at 1:06 am
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 10, 2022 at 3:41 pm)JairCrawford Wrote: (March 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: I have come upon some explanations by the biblical schoolar Francesca Stavrakopoulou. Here is some of ...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 12, 2022 at 12:55 am
    Thread: evolution
Post: RE: evolution

(March 7, 2022 at 1:51 pm)evolcon Wrote: The brain in non human animals constantly records, sorts and stores all sensory input, and than uses it to survive, that is what the brain evolved to do. Jus...
GrandizerII Life Sciences 86 1131 March 10, 2022 at 8:50 am
    Thread: Would you install an application on your cellphone for work?
Post: RE: Would you install an application on your cellp...

Maybe I'm naive, but Microsoft Authenticator doesn't seem very invasive to me, so I'm ok with having it for work on my personal phone. Not that I have much choice here anyway.
GrandizerII Lifestyle & Personal Matters 21 288 March 10, 2022 at 8:46 am
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 6, 2022 at 1:28 pm)JairCrawford Wrote: (March 6, 2022 at 1:23 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: “On the day I punish Israel for her sins,    I will destroy the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 6, 2022 at 1:32 pm
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

(March 6, 2022 at 1:09 pm)JairCrawford Wrote: (March 6, 2022 at 9:40 am)GrandizerII Wrote: Whatever the horns may be, I don't think they were meant to be connected specifically to bulls in ANE rel...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 6, 2022 at 1:23 pm
    Thread: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: children
Post: RE: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: c...

(March 6, 2022 at 11:51 am)The L Wrote: Stupidity is dangerous and, thus, stupid people are dangerous, and, thus, most company is dangerous. And yet, narcissism is a type of stupidity. It is not a s...
GrandizerII Lifestyle & Personal Matters 209 2477 March 6, 2022 at 1:02 pm
    Thread: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?
Post: RE: “The Horns of the Altar” and bulls?

Whatever the horns may be, I don't think they were meant to be connected specifically to bulls in ANE religions at the time. Obviously there's some symbolic meaning to them, but if you can't find [tru...
GrandizerII Christianity 34 638 March 6, 2022 at 9:40 am
    Thread: Theists: What is your stance on evolution?
Post: RE: Theists: What is your stance on evolution?

The theory of evolution is a strong theory that's been put to the test so many times and passed pretty much each time. Given what we know about natural processes in general, and given the observations...
GrandizerII Religion 118 3421 March 6, 2022 at 5:48 am
    Thread: A "meta-argument" against all future arguments for God's existence ?
Post: RE: A "meta-argument" against all future arguments...

(March 6, 2022 at 1:18 am)Ferrocyanide Wrote: (March 4, 2022 at 1:07 am)Belacqua Wrote: This was addressed in my earlier post. You had written: “Therefore souls are not material, but always exist ...
GrandizerII Atheism 225 4922 March 6, 2022 at 2:33 am
    Thread: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: children
Post: RE: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: c...

(March 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm)Ahriman Wrote: There can't be such a thing as "betters" if human life isn't really worth anything. That being said, if we want to play the "betters" game, I would say I'm b...
GrandizerII Lifestyle & Personal Matters 209 2477 March 6, 2022 at 12:33 am
    Thread: A "meta-argument" against all future arguments for God's existence ?
Post: RE: A "meta-argument" against all future arguments...

(March 5, 2022 at 8:33 am)Belacqua Wrote: Corporate media like Star Trek is designed to flatter and massage the audience, spoon feeding emotions in pre-tested satisfying amounts. So if a book demand...
GrandizerII Atheism 225 4922 March 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm
    Thread: Question: Proving the volume of a pyramid
Post: RE: Question: Proving the volume of a pyramid

(March 4, 2022 at 8:51 pm)polymath257 Wrote: (March 3, 2022 at 2:14 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: Is there a way to prove this algebraically without the use of calculus? And without resorting to 3d visual...
GrandizerII Mathematics 27 396 March 5, 2022 at 8:03 am
    Thread: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: children
Post: RE: [split] Ethics - parental responsibility re: c...

(March 3, 2022 at 8:13 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: (March 3, 2022 at 2:51 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: Ok, sure, here's the Wiki link on antina... Nah, on second thought, you're a very special person with a very...
GrandizerII Lifestyle & Personal Matters 209 2477 March 4, 2022 at 9:03 pm