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    Re: The problem of divine hiddenness

    One reason might be because God respects the process of evolution (trial and error) that each soul travels. Thus, when the student is ready, non-separation from its Source is the natural setting.
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    Re: The problem of divine hiddenness

    If Christians or any other religious adherents for that matter, have a life-changing experience of God (God interacting with man) and the experience confirms to them they are interacting with the...
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    Re: The problem of divine hiddenness

    What is detectible to many Christians (interaction with the Divine) through personal experience but not to all only implies that we are all different and have different levels of awareness usually...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    Why would they be mistaken by observing an adept floating in the air? Mistaken about what? Just because we may not yet understand how the universe can walk and chew gum at the same time, doesn't...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    I recall that I suggested that you ask Christ your question. BTW, what was the question?


    Other then the wow effect, not sure what they would learn that fits into any logical explanation by an...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    OK

    I’m not sure such a conversation would be about winning verses losing.


    I don’t disagree. Historically, when such events occurred they were big attention getters.
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    Re: Supernatural?

    What God are you talking about? Are you talking about the God, the main character in the Bible that describes his nature throughout the text, or are you talking about something else? Are you...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    If we consider the context of Jesus’ mission which included repeatable demonstration of his mastery to manipulate matter, i.e., changing water to wine, raising Lazarus from the dead, healing the...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    Well, if he was available for testing we could ask him to explain how his consciousness did it and we most likely will learn something new. After all, Peter, his disciple, also walked on water for a...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    Why should information about our cells need to persist in a physical medium for abnormal effects to have a way to propagate? They can most likely propagate through a non-traditional/unknon method,...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    So if subatomic particles, gravity and blackholes existed long before we defined them in order to investigate them, it was just a matter of time and the appropriate instruments and evidence to come...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    As I honor the lives of soldiers across all branches of the military who died in defense of the rights you and I enjoy on this Memorial day , your words make me pause and appreciate religious freedom...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    I think this is weak reasoning.

    Did gravity exist before it was defined?
    Did black holes exist before they were defined?
    Did subatomic particles exist before they were defined?


    Are...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    Hard evidence? How about compelling evidence ? I think part of the problem with the argument of do ghosts exist or not exist is the language of the statement itself. It's confussing. What is it...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    On the planet where love continues to change hearts and minds.
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    The support for the mystic that validates the truth they realize is an absolute certitude on the knower or experiencer. Their support is also strengthened by a scientific empirical process (method)...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    That was before Schrodinger’s cat.
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    1. "Mystical awareness confers an absolute certitude on the knower or experiencer.
    2. Every tradition makes the point that this certainty is total, undeniable, clear, and eternal.
    3. One cannot...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    There’s different types of spiritual experiences. Some of which are not only non-contradictory, but are highly practical and unitive across all faiths. Such experiences present the person with...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    I think it’s plausible that ghosts (disembodied spirits) exist. It’s tough to prove given our current instruments and a prior commitment to materialism, but that doesn’t mean the phenomena doesn’t...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    If you would like to start a thread and lay out your case for the non-existence of God, you are free to do so.

    If you don’t want to discuss the specific belief I offered (the belief in the...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Yes, it is a mystery and I can’t offer a proposition because the why is unknown. However, that’s the point. For many people in relationships it is belief and trust in the mystery of love that...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    It’s relevant because most logical thinkers would probably find it irrational to believe in a love that attracts two perfect strangers decades apart in age.


    The belief in a love why two...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    One hypothesis about ghosts as far as explaining what a ghost is -- is that they are basically a disembody spirit. What’s a disembodied spirit? Well, if we consider that we are all spiritual...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Justified in the eyes of who? I trust you know that part of the definition of justification is: “the action of declaring or making righteous in the sight of God.”

    If you’re going to say in the...
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    Re: Supernatural?

    The research work of Dr. Bruce Greyson and his colleagues at the University of Virginia begins to address this question. What they have found and published in their papers/books from studying...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I see, so on page 19 of your thread, you’re changing the title of the thread… noted.


    Where have you provided a well laid out case (this is your thread) that all theistic beliefs, now apparently...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Let me remind you FB, that this is your thread and you are the one making the claim that theistic beliefs are not rationally justified. I am not making a generalized sweeping claim. Nor do I have to...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    The belief in the validity of the Greatest Christian commandment which is a fundamental belief of most Christians.

    1. Love God with all you heart, soul, mind.
    2. Love your neighbor as thyself....
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    Re: Ask Zhavric Anything

    Why are you using implied profanity to make your point? How wise is that?
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