do I have to because she's female?
it'd be hard to suggest a book by a guy that became a Christian.
Why do you care what she believes in?
Why do you care why he cares what she believes in? Do you fancy Tea_Bag?
She does not!
Dades Would you like to know more?
Two friends had a conversation about their differing beliefs and agreed to read some books recommended by the other.
Sonics2k Registered User
So in a nutshell. Some of it is literal, some of it is not, and you decide this based on your previous opinions.
I actually feel sorry for people like this.
King Mob Registered User
I didn't say that was dishonest, I said it was a lame fobbing off. And I'll add that it ignores the context of the rest of the passage that very clearly refers to the entire Earth.
What I called dishonest was the fact that you are ignoring the questions I'm asking, which you have done again.
So then, which style was the claim that Noah's flood covered mountain tops written in?
Do you believe the flood waters actually covered mountain tops, yes or no?
Do you realise that this is impossible for normal floods, yes or no?
No, it's all presented in the one way, you are just pretending, or perhaps convinced yourself otherwise because you realise how stupid and wrong the claims in genesis are. You know that they have no baring in reality and are impossible, so you need some excuse to ignore that fact.
And even then you realise how that excuse falls apart because you are ignoring my other questions about why birds are claimed to come before land animals.
Did birds actually come before land animals? Yes or no?
Is there a "poetic meaning" to claim that they did? Yes or no?
If so, what is it? If not, why does the bible claim so?
You really should be asking yourself why you have to keep dodging these very simple straightforward questions.
Ok. Fair enough. I guess as I get older I care less for trying to convince anyone to have similar views to me and I wonder why I ever did.
Turtwig Censoring your opinion since you posted
I think that's because when we're younger we're convinced we can change the world! Make it a better place for all, banish irrationality and fallacious reasoning from the surface the Earth. With time we realise that people can't be reasoned out of something they didn't really reason themselves into. Finally, we realise that life is too short to be wasted on such trivialities, apathy sets in and we set about making sure our life is an enjoyable one. Sometimes I still care but not near as much as I once did.
Burt Lancaster Banned
Philologos, can you answer these flood queries please ?
equivariant Registered User
Because you are nearer to dying and therefore have less time to reap the rewards of having more sensible people in the world. Of course young people care more about changing the world - they have to live in it longer after all
But if you want to change the world, why go for a friend? Why not aim for things at a higher level? Fly a Richard Dawkins poster over that 12 million euro church in firhouse!
Pushtrak Registered User
Gotta be trolling...