Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine.
researched the matter about 15 years ago and arrived at the conclusion that he did live. As to the God part it would
be a matter of faith of course. A very objective account is Gibbons 17thC "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire".
Post #54 asked, “Please explain the statement 'our DNA is coded with three-dimensional information'.”
Not only is the information in 3 dimensions, it is in 4 dimensions, changing with time and need. One example of this is that the three-dimensional shape of enzymes conform with the three dimensional configuration of the molecules in the reactions that they catalyze, and their function is to break them down into components by bending them into a shape where that reaction is speeded up. But once there is enough of the end product produced, that end product bonds onto the enzyme, forcing it into a different conformation, effectively shutting off the reaction. It behaves much like a servo mechanism.
DNA repair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Your designer is either 1) a bad designer, 2) was drunk on the job, or 3) is a sadistic a$$hol€.
Maybe all 3?
You must hate your god to pile all these failing upon him. At least i am an atheist and can admit that they are the sad but inevitable side effect of evolution.
Abraham Lincoln, and Luke embraced Jesus along with an endless line of others.
My serious take on those that attack Jesus? Uninformed at best.
Although a few scholars have questioned the existence of Jesus as an actual historical figure most scholars involved with historical Jesus research believe his existence can be established using documentary and other evidence. As discussed in the sections immediately below, the estimation of the year of death of Jesus places his lifespan around the beginning of the first century AD/CE, in the geographic region of Roman Judaea. The New Testament also refers to the Sea of Galilee which is about 75 miles north of Jerusalem.
Roman involvement in Judaea began around 63 BC/BCE and by 6 AD/CE Judaea had become a Roman province. From 26-37 AD/CE Pontius Pilate was the governor of Roman Judaea. In this time period, although Roman Judaea was strategically positioned between Asia and Africa, it was not viewed as a critically important province by the Romans. The Romans were highly tolerant of other religions and allowed the local populations such as the Jews to practice their own faiths.[
Has anyone seen this show. I thought it was pretty interesting and fit into the overall scheme of Science and Religion. Here's a synopsis I found online
The Plagues happened at the same time as a massive volcano eruption. The volcano Santorini sent ash in to the air effecting the surrounding area. The ash is found in Cairo and the Nile River, proven by testing the composition of the ash. This volcanic eruption happened between 1500-1650BC while the Plagues happened between 1400-1550BC. So it fits there.
1st Plague. River ran red LIKE blood. But there is a common algae plume called the Red Tide. This makes the river, or any water, look red like blood. Why did this happen? The ash changes the PH level of the river allowing the algae to bloom.
2nd Plague. Frogs. The algae is killing fish. Fish eat frog eggs. No fish, record number of frogs. Frogs can't live in polluted water and so leave the river.
3rd and 4th Plague. Lice and flies. The translation can actually be lice, fleas, gnats, or midges. But you have riverfull of dead fish, and now dead frogs. This brings the insects of the 3rd and 4th Plague.
5th Plague. Pestilence. Flies, dead frogs, dead fish, easy enough no?
6th Plague. Boils. Certain types of flies that bite can leave behind boils. The bites get infected, they turn in to boils.
7th Plague. Fire and Hail. Ash in the air causes a mixture of ash and water. The ash, very high in the air, causes the water to freeze so when it falls it is hail and not rain. The fire? I saw this amazing picture in Nat. Geo. of a volcanic eruption. There was red lightning. It was amazing to see bright red lightning. Why is it red? Chemicals in the ash makes red lightning. So fire in the sky, and hail.
8th Plague. Locusts. Locusts come about when the ground is very damp. They bury their eggs in the sand about 4-6 inches. After record amount of hail the ground would be very wet allowing the locusts to form.
9th Plague. Darkness. Ash in the air. After am eruption in 1815 there was darkness for 600 kilometers. After Krakatoa it was dark for even farther for days.
10th Plague. Death of First born. In Egypt the first born was king. They would be the one to lead the family after the father died. When food was scarce the first born ate first and some times was the only one to eat. After locusts ate every thing there was only grain locked in vaults. The hail got it wet, locust feces, it made it moldy. And so when only the first born ate, they were the only ones killed by moldy grai
The Science Behind The 10 Plagues Of Egypt, page 1
maybe not tonight though.
If you want evidence of an evil power I can cover that as well. In the meantime could you share your thoughts about
Jesus? Was he a joke, or an Icon? Commit yourself dude...