selective choices. Anybody can look like that if they take a still from video.
March 2, 2015 at 6:13am
Keres, that’s what I’m saying. It has enough clues to indicate there’s something bigger than human imagination behind it. Don’t believe someone else…read it for yourself and see where it takes you.
 February 28, 2015 at 9:55am
Please explain why it is not possible that Jewish nondescript peasants from a Roman backwater living in a culture where graven images are blasphemous didn’t exist if there are no images of them. The BEST we could hope to have are written accounts, which we have.
February 28, 2015 at 9:52am
Keres, what you’re saying has merit, but it’s not that people NEED religion, more that we’re WIRED for it. Yes, other religions do offer hope but which offers truth? Not all can be true. I’ve often recommended “More than a Theory” by Hugh Ross PhD to help shed light on the creation “story” of the Bible. Please take a look. The Bible is not a science book, but it cannot contradict science when it is mentioned. It is an ancient book for ancient people expressed in a way that they would grasp, but the truths remains. And if one can say “Hmmm….so a 3000+ year old wisdom agrees with science (in its own way), what else could this book be correct about? Go from there.
 February 28, 2015 at 9:46am
Because we have SO MANY images of other ordinary, run of the mill Jewish peasants that this lack must indicate nonexistence. Phew! Thanks for settling that. Also, since Jews were not supposed to make graven images all those other peasant portraits are clearly blasphemous.
 February 25, 2015 at 1:14pm
Works DO NOT save you (lest one should boast) but are indicators of your state. When Jesus said “it is finished,” I believe he meant his task of reconciliation, not our obligation to live moral lives. We ARE saved by faith, and express that in our works.
 February 24, 2015 at 6:26pm
this would be great if we can turn it on and off, like cruise control (which I won’t use BTW). this way, I can use it for the places I have problems (bridges, gephyrophobia) and take back over on flat land. Win/win
February 23, 2015 at 7:18pm
a complete vacuum
February 23, 2015 at 7:18pm
just looks like sitting to me.
 February 23, 2015 at 3:55pm
I had been holding it together pretty well watching that film, until that scene. It grabbed me, I choked up and the floodgates opened. And I’ve never forgotten it.
 February 23, 2015 at 3:54pm
You’re quite the charmer.
 February 22, 2015 at 6:40pm
well, not ALL parties have to live with the decision. One of them has to die with the decision.
[-1] February 20, 2015 at 12:58pm
I’m sure NE1 would have loved to quote Scripture in the original, Hebrew I’m assuming, but how would that go over? There are a lot of different styles used in translating the Bible – doesn’t change the message, only style. Also, you don’t believe in God but are SURE He would or wouldn’t do something? Not sure you’re the best judge of that.
[-1] February 20, 2015 at 12:54pm
if he’s okay with SSM, why does he feel unmarried people should remain celibate? If he’s fine calling one sin good, why not the other. if he feels God has a standard for sexual behavior for single people, why does he disregard God’s standard of sexual behavior for same-gendered people?
February 19, 2015 at 6:27pm
You can’t project your feelings onto VE, I don’t read enthusiasm for Hell in that post. A person who believes that God provides a way to NOT go to Hell feels deeply that that information should be shared. Why would an atheist need to share their metaphysical beliefs as it amounts to nothing.
February 19, 2015 at 6:25pm
i don’t understand this post
February 19, 2015 at 6:24pm
and I don’t care what people believe, atheist or theist, or anything in between. It simply gets tiresome when yet another too-smart-for-us atheist mocks my belief. It doesn’t make me not believe, it merely makes me exhausted. Why is this necessary?
I am kind of with you on not caring what people believe. My point is that threatning athiests with Hell (as is often done), or throwing bible verses isn't effective. I have a very close friend who is a devout christian. We have great discussions on the nature of god and also specific beliefs. This stuff interests me. I am open to learning. If I ever find any evidence of a god that I find irrefutable in my mind, I will have no choice but to believe. In my 50+ years wandering this earth, I have not found such evidence. I do not hate anyone's god, I just don't believe in any of them.
God bless you Granny!