"I see this as a failure on your part to understand what Islam truly entails. If an individual doesn't know what their religion teaches, that's their problem.
But a claim to be Muslim is a claim to be deceitful, whether the person…"
"1. She is untrustworthy because the belief system which she adheres to is untrustworthy. Or do you stroll through the dregs of large cities like LA or Chicago, alone and unarmed, with full faith and confidence that no harm will come to…"
"Most if not all definitions of prejudice include wording to the effect of opinions formed without knowledge, thought, or reason.
I think I've taken great pains to educate myself in order to come to a reasonable, informed opinion of…"
"How do you know it's prejudice?
You remind me of all the liberals who have accused anyone that disagrees with Obama on any issue of being racist and prejudice, simply because they might disagree with his policies or agendas. It's…"
"I mean no disrespect, sir, but accounts like this remind me of 1 Corinthians 14.
26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation.…"
"While truly another topic entirely, the idea of the "non-denominational Christian" is rather ironically self-defeating. Money is separated by denominations because they have different values. So it is with Christian organizations (though…"
"I find it interesting that while the memberships in Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches are in sharp decline, the numbers of clergy in those denominations are, in contrast, sharply rising. Why there would be a disconnect between those…"
"I'm having a hard time finding any woman referenced in the Bible who utilizes a surname. But arguing from silence is somewhat treacherous, as there is nothing in the Bible that describes when God views a man and woman as married in the…"
"People in the Bible were often renamed after some important event.
Abram became Abraham, and his wife Sarai became Sarah. Jacob became Israel, Simon became Peter, and Saul became Paul, just to name a few examples.
Adam, the first husband,…"
"Too broad a question.
There are a number of specific doctrines taught by the Catholic Church that either run contrary to Biblical authority, or which are not addressed by the Bible at all. Discussions regarding those specific teachings would…"
"Why do you say it feels "almost suffocating" to simply act like a Christian when you are involved in a secular activity you enjoy?
If you are constantly trying to talk to others about your faith, whether they want to hear about it or not…"
"Ah but it's a damn good poem! But no wonder it was never translated until the late 1900s. Nearly 20 centuries of censorship!
But despite some prudishness, it's very important for discussing the relationship between poet, persona, and…"
"Nowhere in the Bible does it say we are to tell someone we love them. Words can be said, but the intent of one's heart may not line up with them. And that can be deliberate or unintentional.
One's actions normally…"
"I thought it was a good lecture, too. Though this was my first introduction to Rawls and Nozick (I knew of Hobbs). I have no education in any economic theories, nor have I read any of the classics of economics, though I have read a little about…"