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76My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:09 pm

Otangelo


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I don't choose to be a theist, I just can not force my brain to accept the claim that Biological cells which are a factory park of unparalleled gigantic complexity and purposeful adaptive design of interlinked high-tech fabrics, fully automated and self-replicating, directed by genes and epigenetic languages and signalling networks, could emerge by no guiding intelligence, but random unguided lucky accidents.

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77My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:43 pm

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Since in the view of atheists, this life is the only one shot they have, they should aim to live their life at its fullest, and try to make the most of each second of their life. Rather than this, many decide to come here on Facebook arguing with believers. Go figure.....

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78My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:22 am

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The human brain is an amazing organ. The Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. It works normally 24h a day, nonstop, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, day and night, But very frequenty, in some group of people, it seems its shut down, and never in business !!

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79My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:15 pm

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Atheism is the celebration of ignorance.
Theism is the celebration of knowledge.

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80My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:57 am

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Atheism means going against all empirically established and obvious scientific facts. It goes against rationality and logical thinking. It goes against all which atheists claim to possess based on their worldview. Its ontology interpreted upside down. White becomes black, and vice-versa. In their blindness, they do not grasp how irrational and illogic and blind their views are.

Bad will blinds. If there were a bandage solving that problem, i would recommend and urge every atheist i encounter, to go to a drugstore, and buy one, and cover their ill thoughts and see if the wound heals....

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81My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:18 pm

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Atheists have enormous courage. They are not ashamed of proposing and defending outrageous claims. They are like alchemists that try to turn lead into Gold.

Nothing into something.
Non-being into being
Gas into planets and stars
Nonlife to life.
Matter into intelligence.
Non-consciousness into consciousness
Non-moral beings into beings that hold objective moral values. Abstract math into math that acts on matter that dances and behaves based on physical mathematical laws.
Lucky accidents promoting fine tuning.
Shake and rumble and lucky accidents producing machines and factories

i would feel ashamed holding that kind of irrational claims. Why atheists don't, is beyond my understanding.

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82My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:16 pm

Otangelo


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If there is no God, no afterlife, nothing matters.

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83My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 pm

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The claim that there is no evidence of Gods existence, is a claim with no evidence.

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84My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 pm

Otangelo


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Evidence is the basis of an inference. The question is not, if there is evidence of Gods existence, or not. The quest is, if the evidence around us, the physical world, permits a sound rational inference , concluding God as the best explanation of our existence. That question can with high certainty be answered with a sound and loud: YES. Of course. God is the only and exclusive logical inference. Any other makes no sense. And claiming of not knowing, is not a honest conclusion but wilful ignorance. Everyone can recognize that the world must have been created by God.

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85My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:21 pm

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The more obnoxious, waffling, condescending and arrogant someone behaves, it is and goes very often in direct correlation to lack of substance, and the attempt to hide that state of affairs, in order to attempt to defend an irrational position and viewpoint, which, otherwise, would be unsustainable, and immediately unmasked and unravelled.

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86My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:54 pm

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Atheist: There is no evidence for Gods existence.
Reply: There is no alternative to God. The alternative to God is not luck or chance. They are not a causal agency. The alternative to God is nothing. The universe is not eternal but began to exist. Since nothing cant do something, as for example cause a universe into existence, the cause of the universe must have been God.

Atheist: Or farting pixies
Reply: If they are not physical, that would be a hypothesis. Unfortunately, we have no revelation of them. What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

Atheist: Which God? There are thousands of religions.
Reply: The only religions describing God and matching with the same characteristics, as the creator of the universe must have, are based on the Bible.

Atheist: We replace God with honesty by saying "we don't know" and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The fact that we don't currently know does not mean we will never know because we have science, the best method we have for answering questions about things we don't know. Simply saying "God did it" is making up an answer because we are too lazy to try to figure out the real truth.
Reply: There are just two options. Either God exists, or not.
Eliminative inductions argue for the truth of a proposition by arguing that competitors to that proposition are false. Provided the proposition, together with its competitors, form a mutually exclusive and exhaustive class, eliminating all the competitors entails that the proposition is true. Since either there is a God, or not, either one or the other is true. As Sherlock Holmes famous dictum says: when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however not fully comprehensible, but logically possible, must be the truth. Eliminative inductions, in fact, become deductions.

We have a convergence of science, philosophy, and theology into the same direction and coming to the same conclusion.

A theist believing in the God of the Bible is rationally justified based on:

1. The scientific evidence that the universe had a beginning,

2. Philosophical rationale that something cannot come from absolutely nothing, and that causal agency of the universe must have distinguished characteristics above and beyond the physical universe, and

3. Theology, where God reveals Himself in the Bible as the great I AM,. Supernatural in nature, (As HE exists outside and beyond of the natural physical universe), Uncaused, beginningless, and eternal, Omnipresent & all-knowing, Changeless ( Change depends on physical being ), Timeless, Immaterial, Spaceless, and Personal, Enormously Powerful, Necessary, Absolutely independent and self-existent, purposeful, intelligent and infinite.



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87My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:06 pm

Otangelo


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That we come to an informed conclusion about Gods existence matters like nothing else. If God exists, he made us with a purpose. If God did not make us, our lives have no meaning, and so we can do whatever we want. Tomorrow we all return to stardust.

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88My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:18 pm

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Its perfectly fine and alright to reject nonsense and call it out of what it is: Nonsense.

Even if people hold that nonsense dearly as justified and honest.

Even if that nonsense is philosophical naturalism, or, in other words, strong atheism.

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89My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:28 pm

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If I had only the Bible as source to inform myself about origins and read Genesis without many ifs and whens, I would conclude spontaneously, that God created everything in six literal days, about six thousand years ago.

Anyone that tries to make reinterpretations because that view is not supported by science, does concessions to science.
No. I don't think that the starlight problem is strong enough to make that concession.
No, I don't think that radiometric dating and all other geological dating methods are reliable enough to make that concession.
No. I don't think ANY postulate by science overweights Gods word.

If Genesis would claim, that 2 + 2 = 5, would disagree, and blame translation errors. I don't believe either, that there is a solid dome above the earth. I can give a figurative interpretation to that, and live well with it.

I think, any attempt to harmonize the apparent discrepancies of Genesis with modern science, to find common ground, is, in the end, harmful, and not helpful.

The ones that meet us with scorn, because we keep to a literal interpretation of Genesis: I don't care. Honestly: their option does not touch me in the slightest.

While ten years ago, their rambling, scorn, derision and making fun was much louder and frequent, today they have backstepped a lot.

They try to hide today frequently behind the " I don't know" canard, in order not to make any positive assertions. Because as soon as they do, the irrationality of philosophical materialism is thorn apart by any well-informed theist.

So, i say it loud and clear: I am not ashamed to declare myself a Young Earth Creationist.

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90My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:35 am

Otangelo


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With God, all things are possible.
But nothing has no causal powers.

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91My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:56 am

Otangelo


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Atheists have invented several explanations as an alternative to God.

- Multiverses
- Virtual particles
- Big Bang
- Accretion theory
- Abiogenesis
- Common ancestry
- Evolution

Multiverses are baseless speculation
Virtual particles need a quantum vacuum. Where does that come from?
The Big bang had a cause. What was it?
The accretion hypothesis is an unsupported claim
Abiogenesis has never been demonstrated to be possible.
Common ancestry finds no support through science
Evolution to explain biodiversity is a materialism of the gaps claim.

So why is materialism supposed to be rational, but theism is not?
Ah, yes. Of course. Atheists can't fathom that God can create universes, but cannot make a donkey talk...

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92My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:12 am

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Biodiversity through evolution is basically materialism of the gaps.

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93My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm

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Since being cannot come from non-being, being has always been. Since it was not the universe, it was God.

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94My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 am

Otangelo


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Let's suppose there is a crime scene 


An investigator comes and starts his investigation. The victim has a bullet in its chest. No firearm nearby. 


You ask the Investigator: Sir, based on the crime scene, what can be deduced, what happened?


The Investigator:  Friend, I can only infer that the victim died of natural causes. I am unable to infer that a murderer shot the victim or that someone shot with a firearm accidentally since I cannot detect, I didn't see anyone nearby.  


What would you say?


Scientists start their investigation. They discover things in nature, very similar to human-made things, as physical laws based on mathematical principles, a finely tuned universe, Gene regulatory networks functioning based on logic gates, organized like a library software system organizing how to find and use thousands of books, Genetic and epigenetic systems full of information-rich, language-based codes used as complex instructional informations to build biological self-replicating molecular machines and factories, irreducible complex and interdependent biological systems  composed of thousands of interlocked, well-matched parts that are only useful in the completion of much larger systems, hierarchical arrangements contributing to a higher-end, namely creating the basic building blocks of life, molecules, organelles, cells, organs, organisms, eco-systems, self-replicating cells made with the purpose to perpetuate life, adapt, evolve and survive.


You ask: Gentlemen, based on all this evidence, what can be deduced, how did all these things originate?


The scientist's response: We can only infer that these systems emerged by natural means. We are unable to infer that a creator was involved since we cannot detect, and neither observed an intelligent designer, creating universes, stars, planets, or different forms of life. 


What would you say?

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95My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm

Otangelo


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Man cannot come even close to reproduce or mimic the incredible physicochemical molecular engineering seen in nature. He, therefore, is either dumber than mindless evolution or a super mind called God. Intelligence of evolution: 0. Intelligence of an all powerful creator: 100. Man is where in this picture ? Sub zero ? Nah. I go with the second hypothesis.

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96My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:07 am

Otangelo


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Bullshitland is a hypothesis where skeptics and the faithful scientists in materialism stand in relation to the Theories of Bullshit & deliria.

They propose ideas based on stultiloquium ( stupidity in Latin) & bullshit in order to substantiate that a creator is not necessary to explain our being here.

They claim that the net energy of the universe is zero, which is supposedly nothing, then the universe needs no cause of its beginning

They claim that multiverses explain fine-tuning,

Chance and Physico-chemical affinities the origin of complex instructional information to make cell factories,

Natural, non-intelligent selection of genes by fiat produce new complex forms, organs, and organisms.

Matter produces the cognitive faculties of the mind: consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory reasoning and thoughts, imagination, recognition, and appreciation, feelings and emotions

Stardust produces ought to be's and moral duties: ya shall not proclaim bollocks as truth, nor steal from others worldviews.

The theory of bullshitlandia & delirium has spread like an infecting virus all over the globe, but in special around countries of the anglo-Saxon language, but also western - " civilized " world.

The only antidote that so far has cured this deplorable mental state of affairs has been an ancient text spread in the middle east two thousand years ago. Its called " The Bible ", and sound, logical unbiased rational thinking.



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97My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:13 am

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The fox is smart and attempts to appear stupid. With many people, the opposite is the case.

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98My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:01 pm

Otangelo


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Many atheists, they fight and fight and fight the intellectual war to defend the worldview which they want to be true, where God has no place. But the puddle to hide the " No-God hypothesis " shrinks to nothing when they encounter a well informed theist which shows them the flaws of their thinking, and finally, materialism is exposed at what it is:

The emperor has no clothes. But then, ashamed and exposed, what does he do ? He walks away, singing and rattling, as if nothing had occurred.

I see it on a daily basis. Atheists have their worldview shred into peaces until nothing is left. But rather than take rational consequences, seeking to understand the nature of that creator, they either behave as if never their views had been refuted, and simply keep repeating their arguments over and over, even knowing or ignoring, or living with cognitive dissonance, and no rational basis, or leave the quest of origins all together, and pursuit a life just to pursue personal interests, and the quest of God, and God himself is being forgotten. They simply keep living as if there is no creator. And why is that so?

Jesus knew it, and explained it:

Matthew 22:14 New International Version (NIV)
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

If an unbeliever rejects God, its his choice, and his responsability. But when an unbeliever turns to Christ, and converts, it is because he was chosen before the foundations of the earth.

This is one of the mysteries of the Christian faith, and we can only take and accept it by faith.

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99My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:48 am

Otangelo


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I am a true skeptic and freethinker. Atheists & materialists on the other side are the true religious and gullible.

I am a freethinker.
I am not bound to naturalistic - materialistic dogma. I permit myself to allow the evidence to lead me wherever it is. The more i study science, the more i see God at the bottom of all existence, being, and life.

I am also a skeptic.
I doubt that multiverses exist, that virtual particles have magical powers, that chaos produces fine-tuning, unguided random events life, that evolution by natural selection which does not select anything in a literal sense ( selecting implies conscient choice ) has the superpower to produce millions of different organismal forms, that matter creates conscious minds, and that morality can exist without a law-giver.

The atheist's religion
The religion of a materialist is based on the foundation of " Me only. I am my own God. i am my boss. There is nobody above me to tell me what to do and give me orders ".
He is being committed to satisfy his desires, will, inclinations, and self,

John is motivated to bound his thinking to materialism because there is a mistress on the corner, and he does not want to give up his weekly meeting.

Don would hate to imagine that he would have to give up to participate at gay parade in leather tanga & sunglasses and police hut, with his boy,

Matt would lose his fans and show and lose his income on patreon, and

Gerd would have to unravel his move to creationism and maybe lose his job and career at university.

And Mary does not want to surrender and give up her pride since her parents always tried to convert her, but she rebelled, and always wanted to show how much smarter she is by believing in science & evolution.

The materialist is the true gullible.
and turns a blind eye on the inconsistencies of a worldview without God, and believes all kind of nonsense in order to keep his Zombie worldview alive.

He is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black Flying Spaghetti monster that isn't there but is firmly convinced that it is there, and proudly proclaiming it. He is right, all others are wrong.

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100My dictums - Page 4 Empty Re: My dictums Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:00 am

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If metamorphosis of an insect is due to evolution, that is, if the transformation from a larval form to an adult would be the result of evolution, then we should observe in nature various insects which are in various stages of evolution in between that trajectory, many less advanced and complex, but similar to intermediate forms of current insects in their inbetween development stage. And there should be a big number of preserved fossils in various stages of that development trajectory. Am i on something here ?

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