Clearly it is a case of too much scientific education. (Same with forum Craig, studying meteorology and geology.). Throw in some evolutionary psychology and boom!
Political posts are no longer appropriate to this forum. That is due to a change in the rules which was the result of a few people abusing the privilege and at one time starting 3, 4 or more political topics per day which were mostly clickbait. That being said, what I do think could still be appropriate is discussion about why Evangelicals believe Trump was sent by or appointed by God. I'm interested in hearing what reasoning there is behind such a belief.
The conversations seem to go like this:EVANGELICAL TRUMP SUPPORTER: Donald Trump was sent by God to give us a victory and restore our country to what it should be.SKEPTIC*: Why would you believe a man with a moral character like Trump was sent by God?EVANGELICAL TRUMP SUPPORTER: God can work His will through anyone, even someone who is seemingly unlikely. The next line should be but rarely is: Can God work His will through a liberal Democrat?*Note that the SKEPTIC in this conversation can just as easily be a conservative Christian as anyone else.
I often see this sentiment expressed, but what is it based on? Is it the verbal gaffs?
My recollection was you were a theist when we last discussed your stance, but maybe I missed your latest posts before you left. How did your move away from belief impact your family? If I recall you grew up in a conservative home and that can be especially traumatic. Did you become an engineer?
Quote from: Harvey on August 06, 2020, 07:42:53 pmDid you become an engineer?Clearly it is a case of too much scientific education. (Same with forum Craig, studying meteorology and geology.). Throw in some evolutionary psychology and boom! :-PGood to hear from you, Saibomb.
Did you become an engineer?
You might have me confused with someone else lol. My dad and brothers are all atheist, my mom only superficially Christian. I became a Christian primarily due to my own curiosity... it hasn't had a significant impact on family relations now that I'm agnostic. If anything, it has probably made things better. I did become an engineer, a structural engineer more specifically. Solid job... but I'm honestly looking to change careers . Too many religious people in engineering
Hey wonderer, hope you have been well! Still battling it out with Harvey and not agreeing on anything?
Quote from: Saibomb on August 08, 2020, 01:04:10 pmHey wonderer, hope you have been well! Still battling it out with Harvey and not agreeing on anything?Wonderer is a determinist so in that sense it's a situation where one broken record is trying to convince another broken record.
So after arguing for 10+ years, you guys haven't made ANY progress?? lol
I mean that. I cannot see how any person familiar with the message of Christianity could lend any support to that vile man.
Any Christian who could honestly believe a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar and a serial adulterer could possibly be a messenger of God needs to seriously question whether they are even a Christian.I mean that. I cannot see how any person familiar with the message of Christianity could lend any support to that vile man.
Trump has a lengthy history of racism, IMO. Definitely a racist.