The thing is chair, God has a higher mind than we do, we couldn't create as he has, all that we need to know is that there is a created universe that we can see, and something has be behind that, it is impossible for us to know everything, I can't believe that people would rather believe that there is no God, and believe that the universe was created from an explosion from nowhere than believe that God exists! That's just foolishness!The argument sounds good, but it isn't. Because you have to explain why "god" can come from nothing.
What more proof do you need than creation to know that God exists?
Something can't come from nothing surely that's logical?
Look, I don't mean to be blunt, but I don't have any interest in going through cosmological arguments right now. I know you aren't going to accept my answers, and vice versa, so I'm inclined to let it be.
Something more than what others believe *must* believe ...
EXACTLY. Now follow where that conclusion leads. The "something" from your reference in this case would be a supernatural creator.
To be fair, I am skeptical with the big bang theory as well ... the difference is that that side of the debate uses science and observation in their explanation.
No one has to believe anything,
If your saying that your don't believe in God, then I don't agree with you at all, and I can't make you agree with me and I don't intend to try to do so. Jesus told us to speak the truth and God will judge us on what we hear. We're not hear to force God's word onto others but rather bare witness to the truth.For it to be relevant, they do. It would be much easier insofar as avoiding disagreement if everyone just said "oh, if you say so, it must be true". That wouldn't be honest and would be solely done to avoid conflict. I don't want people saying they agree with my views just to shut me up.
What is homophobia to you rex? If I believe homosexuality is against the will of Yahweh, is a sin, immoral, and destructive to people am I a homophobe? I don't fear homosexuals by the way.So....the point is what? You're pointing out homophobia in Islam in a thread where Christians are showing off their homphobia...why?
Although I don't just believe God exists, I know he does as I've had proof in my life. So I know he's there. But I'd never force my beliefs on anyone, even my own family. I speak the things of God and live it out and Jesus teaches and then they have a choice to make too. But I pray always for them that they will believe the truth.
You are entitled to your belief as we all are, and as long as they are not used as a basis to force others to live under them, it's not an issue, IMO. There is, however, a problem if religious beliefs are a basis for advocating harm towards others such as gays or others with differing views.
It's not homophobic to say that it is wrong before God to commit gay acts. If God says it's wrong (which he does) then it's wrong. No matter how much people try and make it right and ok to do.
To do such things is unnatural and goes against the living God!
I don't believe that it's right before God to commit gay acts.
But I would never harm anyone for whatever reason. We are to speak the word and let God do the judging.
We are not here to harm others but help them, Jesus teaches us to love one another, even to love our enemies. So we are not to harm anyone else at all? .
What is homophobia to you rex?
If I believe homosexuality is against the will of Yahweh, is a sin, immoral, and destructive to people am I a homophobe?
I don't fear homosexuals by the way.
I guess God is homophobic.It is homophobic, your reason for being against it doesn't make any difference with regards to that. Pointing uncritically to a book and declaring it as the unambigious will of God is not a reason. This intellectually bankrupt form of religion is rightly protested against. There is actually quite some time since theologians themselves realized that scriptures cannot be approached in such a non-thinking manner (if they ever actually did is another question). Sorry to tell you this, but the books of the Bible are products of history, of a people's struggle with existential questions. To claim that every statement in such a book is transferable to our times without critical thinking is intellectually irresponsbile, an imbecile form of religion. The Bible can be considered a holy book in the sense that it is a testament of faith, but to treat it as the unambigious word of God himself requires a whole lot of willfull ignorance, ignorance of the world, ignorance of theological history as well as ignorance of the history of the Bible itself.
Nope, it is not unnatural (not that natural/unnatural is even a useful guide to what is moral/immoral). It occurs in a multitude of different animal species. That in itself does not make it moral, but it invalidates the nonsensical claim that homosexuality is unnatural.
Phobia means fear. You called him homophobic. That means you think he is afraid of homosexuals.An aversion to homosexuality or people who you perceive to be homosexual.
What you do with your own life is your business, but when you start letting it govern how you treat others, that's a problem.
Who said you did?