User Profile: Firefight

Firefight

Member Since: September 10, 2010

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  • April 9, 2014 at 1:40pm

    Good to hear! I haven’t even driven by it in years. every time I go back home I always take the veterans. Sounds like I’ll have to take my kids there next time I go back.

  • April 9, 2014 at 12:43pm

    Loved that place as a kid!

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  • April 9, 2014 at 12:18pm

    that is one chopped up opening…

  • April 8, 2014 at 9:09pm

    Lucretius I skimmed past your last response somehow. When you are talking about the possibility of abiogenesis you are absolutely dealing with chance. You are being intellectually dishonest here.

    A quick definition of “a kind” for me would be the ability to breed within a familial order. For instance rather than classify a donkey and a horse as different species I think it would be more appropriately classified as something like race. That is an over simplification but time is short right now.

    I absolutely understand what evolution is I think you have demonstrated your ignorance on the subject thoroughly. Micro-evolution is real and demonstrable. Macro isn’t.

    How does evolution account for DNA and all it’s information coming from nothing?

    Explain how the irreducible complexity of the blood clotting cascade simply came to be.

  • April 8, 2014 at 7:28pm

    JRook I think that was a compliment since I didn’t plagiarize anything. I don’t think I referenced the Bible at all on this thread. You are misattributing quotes. Although that is what I believe. Before I was ever Christian I came to the realization that the logic behind macro-evovlution was severely flawed. Even when you talk about things like “directed panspermia” you still run into the same issues with statistical improbabilities. Also if it were so easy for the abundance and variation of life to be explained by such a hypothesis there should be incontrovertible evidence somewhere.

    How many times throughout history has settled science been proven wrong? If it weren’t for the faith of the adherents of “evolution” desperately holding onto inadequate evidence the theory would’ve been shelved decades ago.

    What you call simple quotes are anything but. When you study, in depth, the book of Genesis and what the original translations mean you would be blown away by it’s complexity. As far as your assertion that the men who penned the 66 books were uninformed and uneducated is far from the truth. It is true that they didn’t have the scientific knowledge that we have but that doesn’t mean they were stupid. How would explain the paradoxical nature of light to someone who has never heard of quantum theory?

    As someone once said, the only absolute barrier to truth is when you assume that you already know it.

  • April 8, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Are you trolling or just obtuse?

    As far as your other comment below. You have every scientific field that supports your “theory”? Did you forget that math is the mother of all science and the statistical impossibility of abiogenesis? The probability of a 300 molecule long protein to randomly and spontaneously form is 10^390. In other words Zero. There are only 10^80 atoms in the universe. Even if you want to play the game and say that it formed incrementally the most basic theorized peptide is 32 amino acids long which would still give you a 1 in 10^40 chance.

    In regards to your link, there is the issue with the speciation events listed. They fail to list ONE let alone 29 events of the changing from one kind to another only variation within it’s own kind like the various i.e. the fruit fly. The same can be illustrated when discussing the difference between Canis lupus and Canis familiaris (wolf and domestic dog), which are widely considered different species. All the genetic information for a dachshund to be born to a wolf was there already and vice versa.

    To wrap all of this up simply for you… Statistical mechanics (thermodynamics) or entropy.

  • April 8, 2014 at 11:20am

    rdubious73 since there is so much evidence for macro-evolution that it can’t be disputed, then it shouldn’t be for you to list just one piece of it. Right?

  • April 8, 2014 at 9:38am

    By your own logic you should disqualify macro-evolution as a theory. It has never been observed or replicated. Not in the fossil record, nature, and not in lab. It is a hypothesis that can’t be verified or tested. There for, the Hypothesis of common descent is untenable. The biggest thing it has going for it is commonalities in DNA between species and as any scientist will tell you correlation does not equal causation. And furthermore, DNA is information and information can’t evolve from nothing.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 11:11am

    Why would he not approve? He physically wrestled with Jacob even to the point of dislocating his hip (Gen 32:24-30) or remember when Jesus made a scourge and beat the money changers and overthrew their tables (Luke 2:15).
    I honestly don’t understand this teddy bear image of Jesus so many Christians have. This is someone who not only stared death in the face but conquered it! He is our Savior and should be feared (Mat 10:28). He is not some weakling or pacifist. Why would He command His disciples to buy a sword (Luke 22:36) if He were so non violent? And of course Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

  • April 2, 2014 at 11:26pm

    I agree with you NJ.
    That video is a complete misrepresentation of what pre-trib is and he takes scripture out of context in an attempt to verify a point about a subject that he doesn’t have a grasp on.

    @Ashes Mat 24:31 says “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
    They are already in heaven how else do they come with him?

    The saints in Rev 13:7 are the tribulation saints. those that are saved after the Rapture and after the Holy Spirit is removed (2 Thes 2:7)

  • April 2, 2014 at 9:39pm

    Soy?
    I figured that is what he was referring to. I was also, and I should’ve specified. There are so many different views when it comes to this subject.

  • April 2, 2014 at 9:33pm

    @Ashes
    We differ in our hermeneutics and all though I believe your interpretation is wrong on many levels I wouldn’t call you a liar (I know it wasn’t directed at me per se but I am advocating a pre-trib point of view) .

    I used to think pre-trib was bogus also until I did thorough research on the subject. I ask you to pray for discernment, watch the video, and compare what he is saying to the scripture. It is a long video but I guarantee you will learn something new even if it doesn’t open your mind to the possibility of the Rapture.

  • [1] April 2, 2014 at 6:38pm

    I think you need to study a little more deeply before being so dismissive. Be as the Bereans and study the scriptures (acts 17:11) The Rapture has no bearing on salvation IMO but it is a Biblically sound theory. Once you understand the significance of the ancient Jewish wedding ceremony and how it relates to Jesus/Bridegroom and the Church/Bride you will begin to understand. Why would a Bridegroom beat his Bride if he truly loved her? BTW Believing in the Rapture isn’t “escapist”. We will experience persecution (many currently are) before the Rapture but not at the hand of God but by man’s hand.

    This video by Chuck Missler explains the Rapture much better than I can in such a limited forum.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xoON5GLSw

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  • March 26, 2014 at 10:38am

    You ask any salty dog in the bay area and they’ll tell you about “Old Hitler”, a 20′ hammerhead as wide as a truck. Never seen him myself but I’ve seen his handiwork. He took an enormous goliath (aka jewfish – oh the irony) as someone was reeling it in on the St.Pete Pier. Left only the head.

  • [1] March 14, 2014 at 10:51am

    k8ti I agree wholeheartedly with you. The actual love story was of familial bonds, which really helped to reenforce the type of relationship that we try to encourage our children to have with one another. And the movie was pretty funny too. My favorite character was the snowman, Olaf. He was hilarious! It really is a great movie and I suggest people watch it to get a better contextual view of these “controversial” scenes.

  • March 13, 2014 at 9:19pm

    site? sight*…. the grammar/spelling Nazi’s are going to get me now.

  • [1] March 13, 2014 at 9:08pm

    I have seen this movie with my kids… several times. They get 1 hour of TV a day and they usually pick this movie so I’m speaking from experience.

    1. The family in the sauna is certainly a husband, wife and 3 kids. Pause at the 1:42 mark and it’s pretty clear.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_w105aWPNY

    2. The comment about the guys relationship with the reindeer, that’s pretty obvious too if you’ve seen it. The thing acts like a dog not a reindeer and throughout the movie he speaks for it as though he knows what it’s thinking. So yeah that’s a bit outside of the laws of nature.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-kVksX_c7A

    There are plenty of fights to be had with Disney, you don’t need to make them up. This is certainly not a Christian movie and as far as their princess movies go this one is mild. For instance, the little mermaid (which my girls have never seen) she is 16 and defies her father and runs away from home to chase after some guy that she just saw for the first time. This one teaches the opposite IMO. The guy that Anna falls in love with at first site ends up being a villain. Also they openly question her judgment for wanting to marry someone she just met.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 2:49pm

    @Habana Growing up my family was pretty poor (monetarily speaking) for a few years and my Dad would bring his fishing pole to work and would fish on his lunch break and after work just to be sure we had dinner on the table. On the weekends he would hunt. “Season” or license doesn’t mean a thing when your providing for your family. He never took a dime from the public coffers and we never went hungry.

    I say it’s thievery to steal money from my family in the form of taxes for people not willing to provide for their families, not shooting a bird to eat. By your standards our family would’ve been forced to either starve or leach from people who were being robbed by the state because my Dad would’ve been thrown in jail, lost his job, and fined for being a provider.

    I don’t know about you but I wasn’t raised to be a serf and follow the “kings” edicts blindly.

  • December 2, 2013 at 9:12am

    That doesn’t happen accidentally (Fight Club anyone?). I’m not surprised one bit either. Just look at how many sex offenders are in and around that area… especially St.PetersTurd. Heck there are over 100 of them congregated in one trailer park just over a mile away.

    http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/unwelcome-elsewhere-sex-offenders-find-refuge-in-park-b82490369z1

  • November 4, 2013 at 10:29am

    “Odinism, on the other hand, is becoming a more rational belief system for those who think.”

    odinism is a deeply demonic belief system and shouldn’t be trifled with. Be mindful in what you say because your belief in God (or lack thereof) is irrelevant to the truth that you will, one day, stand before Him. And when you do, you don’t want to be responsible for leading anyone astray.

    Matthew 18:6, Luke 17:2

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