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    This is Christian3's failed analogy of the...

    This is Christian3's failed analogy of the Trinity: i.e. we are all human but some humans (like the president) have more authority than other humans, resulting in the other humans having less...
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    But you are not both president with presidential...

    But you are not both president with presidential authority, which is where your analogy fails. The correct teaching of the Trinity is one God in three eternal, complete, coexistent persons: The...
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    You’ve misunderstood the definition. Modalism is...

    You’ve misunderstood the definition. Modalism is not God revealing himself in a sequence as per above. Rather, as Christian3 indicated, ’modalism’ is the one God exercising three differing...
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    Well yes, it is. The correct teaching of the...

    Well yes, it is. The correct teaching of the Trinity is one God in three eternal coexistent persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Not, as Christian3 says, “three personalities which...
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    That's Modalism. Namely the view that the...

    That's Modalism. Namely the view that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three different modes or aspects of God, as opposed to a Trinitarian view of three distinct persons within the Godhead. In...
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    Chrawnus is one person in one being. If Chrawnus...

    Chrawnus is one person in one being. If Chrawnus was three persons in one being that would be a logical contradiction. Same with gods.
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    Except that it's NOT an explanation, it's an...

    Except that it's NOT an explanation, it's an incoherent logical contradiction. Three distinct persons cannot logically be one person.
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    The fact that you are aware of being “conscious”...

    The fact that you are aware of being “conscious” is not the argument. The man who believes he is Napoleon is conscious. But is he really Napoleon is the question? He thinks he is.



    Yet,...
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    And yet it was justified and rationalized in the...

    And yet it was justified and rationalized in the Christian US for centuries. It played a major, role in providing the economic foundations of the United States—especially in the South. And...
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    Do you seriously expect Hypatia_Alexandria, or...

    Do you seriously expect Hypatia_Alexandria, or anyone, to respond to this mountain of mined quotes - all listed without any attempt to address each quote? This is a shameless Gish Gallop, i.e. the...
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    The bottom line is that neither of us has a way...

    The bottom line is that neither of us has a way of knowing for sure what Paul’s purpose was in visiting the Jerusalem Church after three years of preaching the gospel. But we do know Paul claimed to...
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    There is no way to assess the reality of...

    There is no way to assess the reality of subjective “independent sense data”. Whereas empirical data can be successfully acted upon as if it was “objectively real” - as indicated by ever growing...
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    Yes, that’s the point. It took three years of...

    Yes, that’s the point. It took three years of preaching "Christ crucified" before Paul bothered to visit the Jerusalem Church to confirm that he’d got the story right.



    It was more than...
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    I know, the naughty little tykes. Entire...

    I know, the naughty little tykes. Entire Christian communities scripturally justified slave ownership, the intimidation of black people, witch-killing, the subjugation of women in very large numbers...
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    And yet they did "behave in such a manner", in...

    And yet they did "behave in such a manner", in very large numbers and for many generations.
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    The undeniable fact is that very many Christians...

    The undeniable fact is that very many Christians and entire Christian communities DID justify their behavior re slavery, the intimidation of black people, witch-killing, the subjugation of women etc....
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    People of faith can read the bible so that...

    People of faith can read the bible so that virtually any perspective on current issues will find some support in the bible. Because much of the bible can be made to reinforce what the society of the...
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    Well, contrary to your opinion, “to get...

    Well, contrary to your opinion, “to get acquainted with” is the translation of the New International Version (NIV). This modern translation was done by top bible scholars using the earliest, highest...
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    No he doesn't. He says: "Then after three...

    No he doesn't. He says: "Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days - Galatians 1:18 New International Version (NIV). As you...
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    Empirical testing can confirm objective reality...

    Empirical testing can confirm objective reality to a very large degree. There is no other way to confirm “objective reality” than by empirical testing.



    But we CAN recognize in others that...
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    "I did not receive it from any man, nor was I...

    "I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ". Galatians 1.12.
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    One would expect nothing less from Robert Van...

    One would expect nothing less from Robert Van Voorst - Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary, the Mission Statement of which reads: "All members of the Western Seminary...
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    The Bible is not a reliable historical source...

    The Bible is not a reliable historical source because it does not meet the standard criteria of source reliability used by historians, namely 'historical critical methodology'.
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    No, our subjective experiences are the...

    No, our subjective experiences are the consequence of the physical activity of our brains as programmed by our genes, our social conditioning and level of education. This need not apply to objective...
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    The divinity of Jesus was a crucial component of...

    The divinity of Jesus was a crucial component of the debate. "The Council of Nicaea was the first council in the history of the Christian church that was intended to address the entire body of...
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