FURTHERMORE:

TRY ME

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“For example, to test men for apologetics knowledge, it’s really easy – just ask them what the significance of cosmic microwave background radiation is, what chirality is, what the significance of 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 is, and what is the difference between the deductive and inductive problem of evil. If they can’t answer all four of those then you can’t marry them. Biblical manhood concerns are not check-boxes on the marriage application form – they’re long-form essay questions. Judging the man’s ability to do silly stuff, like get a tattoo or clown around in a bar, is just not relevant to making the marriage serve God. A woman’s personal preferences don’t decide here – evidence decides. (So long as the goal of marriage is to serve God* , instead of to make women happy) …”

From the same source as in my previous post.

You know, I think this guy would have made a brilliant Muslim … given but an accident of birth. (Which of course is all a part of God’s ineffable plan—Him being omni-everything it couldn’t be otherwise, could it?)

selfie* To serve ‘God’? Or is it to serve God’s officers on Earth—by swelling their coffers? Tithe on, little dreamers … you may be piling up pelf on Earth for your church but thou art piling up greater investments in Heaven** (A much better win/win … you just try stuffing a Pope, bishop, or priest through the eye of a needle~!)

** And they’ll all be waiting for you at God’s table.

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IF I MUST

RAISE THE BANNER

Skyborne piggy copyon behalf of Reality, then let me start here—

“… If I can use the evidence for the Big Bang, the fine-tuning, the origin of biological information, the Cambrian explosion, the habitability fine-tuning and irreducible complexity to argue for theism …”

for source of quote: CLICK HERE

—and as best I can, as patiently as I can, without naughty words let me ask:

How might any evidence for the Big Bang be utilised in defence of theism?

  • God actually (was/is) the Big Bang itself?
  • God created Himself from zilch in order to blow Himself up?*

I MIGHT ADD

that I don’t think ol’ God is much on time-and-motion or even simple efficiency—if it were me I’d have cut out a lot of redundant effort and created the present ultimates (us~!) right at the beginning. Properly, without needing ol’ Satan and that silly apple …

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“Hey, Argus!”

(Oops …) “Yes, Mr Satan, Sir?”

“Ever thought to ask who it was created ME, hmmmm?”

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“Stop squabbling! There’s only ONE True Religion …”

 

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 * But we’re talking religion here, so logic is redundant. Maybe He was/eternally is a masochist (I vote sadist—the ultimate, in fact).

A RECENT COMMENT

suggested that

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might one day help answer some of our questions regarding history and philosophy. Perhaps a time traveller may be able to get a photo, or a recording of some famous event? The scope is huge.

BUT WE DON’T WANT TO

travel just through time, now, do we? It’s a bit more involved than that. (I remember in someone’s book where the Time Travel experiment wasn’t properly prepped—folks ended up embedded in walls or each other. Brrrr.)

STOP FOR A MOMENT

Other than bashing him with it, how with your gun do you kill a man? Hah! You point it at him and trigger it. If all goes well there’s a bang as metal leaves at high speed. It damages by disruption; invoking the Law which states “… no two physical objects can share the same three dimensions of space at the same time”Attempting to make ’em do so means disruption. The bullet disrupts its soft target. Ouch.

So what happens if you were to be transported (miraculously*) back through time? Let’s say by one hundredth of a second. Then what?

Ouch.

That’s what.

Given the choice, I’d rather the bullet. Why? Try this thought: could YOU jump out of your own way in a hundredth of a second? Otherwise there would be two of you sharing the one space at the same time. Ouch.

SO, CLEVER PERSON,

you opt to go back in time far enough to be well clear of yourself—somewhere quite safe, like maybe one day back. (I said you were clever.) Now I’ll let you do the sums—but to simplify calculations, where would you like to start travelling from?

YOU CHOSE SINGAPORE

because it’s equatorial-ish. Good call. Now step into your magic box, dial in your day and BOOMFA! there you are, one day prior. Well done. But you aren’t in Singapore. You’re floating about in empty space …

You went back to where Singapore wasn’t—and won’t be for another day yet … and you’re freezing to death. Struggling to breathe too; you are not a happy chappie. But it was your call, and if you somehow manage to survive for a day you’ll be back where you started, no?

So how about going forwards in time?

POP!

Where are you now, do you think?

Damn!

You forgot, didn’t you? You are here, now, but the rest of the world ain’t, yet … and won’t be for another day. 

I’d love to know the factors involved in Temporal Travel … say, if you wanted to go back to the time of Christ to witness the Crucifixion? Wow … anyone like to do the sums on this one? (The deflections, considering that we’re talking moving targets here?)

Personally I think we’re dealing with a wishful illusion

Any takers~? (Hah! Wimps …)

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“Argus! I don’t have time to read your rubbish—come back yesterday, please.”

 

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* It would need a miracle—science can’t do it.

I CHALLENGE …

but still

NO ANSWER~!

Honestly, it’s enough to make one conclude that all the rational folks out there in blog-land have no answer. No? If you were to

STATE THAT JESUS

was a cowboy, not … then the airwaves run blistering hot with debate. Feelings can get heated; everyone has a satisfactory answer and is willing to bombast it. But—

OFFER A GENUINE PUZZLER

that neither God nor science can answer and all goes quiet. People do the blog equivalent of walk-away-whistling …  I’m left unsatisfied and they’re off the hook*. (Win/win?)

IT ALL BOILS DOWN

to belief.

So:

  I BELIEVE~

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I believe in concrete, granite, limestone, and facts. Let me put you out of your misery by revisiting an unanswered question, setting the scene with this snap taken of a modern machine transporting a massive boulder (stated to be in the region of 350 tons) in modern America—

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—our rock is the white bit suspended under the roadster. Wow.

I had been considering re-posting the photos of the ancient Temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck, and of the wee 1000 (yep. Thousand) ton sculpted rocks in the local quarry but I gave it away. Instead my mind was taken by some damaged ancient walls over in South America—

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—ao look inside that red square. See how the brickwork goes all squiggly? Here’s a close-up for those who appreciate good squiggles:

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—and you may now tell this dum’ old dog what you think may have been done that to the wall (or was it built like that)? (Put me down for ‘done’ …)

ANY THOUGHTS?

Or must we consider that the cranks (when they babble about space aliens and ancient star-wars) … may possibly have something? Jesus, in a fit of pique?

OKAY, SMOOTH TALKER

here’s your refresher shot of the Temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck—

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—and those dots are genuine full-size bog-standard human beans. The larger stones** (we are told) came from the local quarry some half a mile or more away — and in the period allocated to the builders there weren’t all that many massive red-painted road machines around (nor smooth highways on which to run them).

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the melted walls, it’s all just too self-evidently obvious really — just ask any archaeologist. Or even a vulcanologist— I’m always hip for a reasonable explanation. Try me, and stop one.

Do I have a theory to offer? Apologies, no … I never got past all them well-whipped slaves and endless wooden rollers …

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*   Oh … really?

** 800, 1000 tons~?

SIZE MATTERS!

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and/or the envious.

FOR MYSELF—

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—I actually like having a big

land filled with colourful characters just across the ditch from us. Sure, they do have some original ideas of their own—that kangaroo hoppity thing would be hard to beat—but WE have a flightless bird with a long nose and hairy feathers

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—and WE don’t have to worry about all those minerals, snakes, crocodiles, spiders and stuff. We just content ourselves with being the world’s best and having the world’s very best beer … (but don’t tell them Aussies that—they get a bit scratchy about their stuff) (even if they sometimes can’t spell beer and have to label it XXXX).

Okaaaayyy … so it’s a big place… but can they poke their nose under a log to sniff out lunch? WE can! Yay!

Beaks rule!

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And:

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we’re THE world-beaters at modesty (and humility)!

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COMMUNISM

IN ITS RAWEST

and most painful (authentic) form

is when—

All property

is owned and controlled

 by The State.

 

Wow! Utopia indeed! No? But do not fear, little pleb person, you are of course allowed to ‘possess’ your very own personal … toothbrush …

IN GODZONE *

Country (New Zealand) some enterprising people recently set up a scheme which was to ensure “Zero Fees” for tertiary technical students.

IT’S BEEN UP AND RUNNING

successfully for long enough now to pique the appetites of The Controllers — and Big Brother is moving in to take over.

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

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Argus—God is with the BIG !

In the city of Invercargill the City Fathers have lately taken over almost an entire city block right in the commercial heart of town, and will be demolishing it to build a brand new all-singing all-dancing Shopping Mall that will attract punters from all over the world.

Oh ... WOW!

OH, WOW!

And to achieve this truly noble end they have made it impossible for present businesses to remain at ground zero. So the once beautiful and thriving Cambridge Arcade transversing the block is now a ghost with just a couple of diehards still holding out. They too will soon go under the mallet—

FOR THE GREATER

COMMON GOOD

—and devil take the hindmost. But that’s Democracy for you, don’t fret. Did I ever give you the definition of  ‘democracy’? Here it is again:

 

DEMOCRACY—

THE POLITICAL SYSTEM WHEREBY

  • EVERY FEW YEARS WE ELECT
  • OUR ABSOLUTE DICTATORS
  • FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

Sadly, by voting all we achieve is to polish their veneer of legitimacy**

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* Godzone—it’s how we say “God’s own” down here (clever, no?).

** And as a better mind than mine put it—

“Why vote? It only encourages them!”

OLD NICK’s HOUSE?

The Satanic Temple

has seven fundamental tenets: down finger

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.[20]

sourced:  CLICKETH HEREWITH

Despite the rather appealing name I could almost go to bat for a bunch like this. Really. Even if the average punter these days has to look up words like ‘nobility’ and (horrors!) … thought. (And demonstrates fallibility by being unable to spel, even in a good cause.)

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So there’s hope yet, Argie?