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Ratio Christi

wmou Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 9:56 AM
"They all can't be right, but they all can be wrong. " It is also a possibility one is right. Something closed minded intellectuals will not even consider.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:47 AM
Yes I have. And I've seen nothing from Christianity that would set itself apart from every other religion. And believe me, I've looked. The historicity of Christianity has more than it's share of issues. It's not as bad as some religions, but it's still not enough to warrant the benefit of the doubt.
DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:27 AM
"A religion or a concept is not more valid based on the validity of an alternative."

Perhaps my logic is not explained well. At any rate, *something* has to be true. And we have more than enough knowledge and opportunity to figure that out. Whether we use that knowledge and opportunity rightly is the question.
DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:25 AM
"at the moment there's no such evidence to indicate that one is correct"

So you really haven't considered the historical case for Christianity as much as you say you have?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:23 AM
Well with all due respect, I think that logic is somewhat flawed. That's like someone saying the only reasons someone is a football fan is because they've considered every other sport. A religion or a concept is not more valid based on the validity of an alternative. Even if all the other religions of the world were proven wrong beyond any doubt, that would not by default prove Christianity. That's called a tautology.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:21 AM
You're very right. There have been many improbable things that have become common knowledge in the modern era. But the reason those things became knowledge is because there was evidence or some sort of proof that was verified over a period of time. Now it's entirely possible that one religion could do that in the future, but at the moment there's no such evidence to indicate that one is correct.
DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:16 AM
One of my strongest affirmations of the reality of Christianity has been to seriously consider the alternatives. Whatever tests Christianity supposedly doesn't pass, tests of the same severity would decimate anything else.
wmou Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:10 AM
Many things we have learned seemed improbable at one time or another.
To completely write-off the possibility that there is a spiritual realm is closed-minded an incurious.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:03 AM
But is it very probable? That's the kicker there. There are a great many things that are possible, but most of them are not very probable. It's also possible that there are shape shifting aliens called Skrulls that hide amongst us and we have no way of knowing they're Skrulls because they're shape-shifting is flawless. But that's not very probable.
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