Goatboy wrote:I used to make the same arguments for Christianity that you are making, but I found myself feeling rather foolish, almost as if I were lying.
I wasn't actually making an argument for Christianity there. I was making the argument that if one already has reason to believe Christianity true, those things are not illogical. Obviously one must have reasons to believe, it would be wrong to assume God because that assumption explains those events.
If you don't believe, as you have clearly stated you don't, then it is perfectly logical for you to find those events illogical, because you have reasons to believe that there is not a being who could make them happen.
Spe-edS wrote:when i was younger, i brought up the question of science vs religion to friend (on evolution vs creation story (7 days)), and (i'm purdy sure this is total bs) they had told me that the literal hebrew translation for the word day, was period of time. they drew the connection that "god" may have created the earth over 7 "periods of time", thus corresponding with the extreme periods of time that a planet takes to form...
Hebrew does have a word that corresponds to our word "day", a literal 24 hour period. But this word was not used in the Genesis creation account. The word used in the creation account can be translated to mean a twelve hour period, a 24 hour period, or an indefinite period of time. This is one of several reasons why I don't trust the Biblical reasoning behind the claims that the Earth is 6,000-10,000 years old. And don't even get me started on the scientific reasoning behind that claim, which is just completely ridiculous (we don't know how old rocks are so the Earth must be 10,000 years old! Where is the logic in this?)
Spe-edS wrote:i'm agnostic currently, basically because i view the things we can't explain as just that. unexplainable
in my opinion organized religion is flawed in that they are interpretations of man. gotta love the church of i don't know.
I can respect that view.