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Message 3 of 22 (781250)
04-02-2016 6:09 PM


Remember the origin and the setting.
Remember that the book is actually the result of three BBC broadcasts made during post Blitz England, a time before the invasion of Europe and when Germany (another Christian Nation) was having success almost everywhere. Surprisingly, today it is more prominent among Evangelicals than within the mainstream denominations.
As is so often the case it really needs to be seen as three totally separate subjects, a case for Christianity (IMHO the weakest of the three); Christian Behavior and Beyond Personality, and not as one single book. The initial case is based on universal morality and in fact can be applied to many different religious and secular moral systems. But after that it wanders off into unsupported assertion and in many places direct fallacies; for example, that there is no substitute source of joy than God and that people cannot yearn for something that does not exist.
It does end though with the basic mandate that to be a Christian is defined by what you do, by your behavior.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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jar
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Message 5 of 22 (781255)
04-02-2016 8:00 PM
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04-02-2016 6:21 PM


Re: Remember the origin and the setting.
Remember that it is really three separate pamphlets that were based on three separate broadcasts, one topic broadcast each year for three years; 1942, 1943, 1944.
Like the Bible you need to remember it is an anthology and NOT a book.

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Message 8 of 22 (781270)
04-03-2016 8:46 AM
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04-03-2016 8:35 AM


Re: The Law of Human Nature
Phat writes:
He observes that though everyone agrees on such a universal standard, everyone also breaks that standard at one time or another. Thus, Lewis is evidently influenced by Romans in the New Testament.
That quote mine from Romans is simply reflecting a theme common throughout the Bible stories. Remember Genesis 2&3. Mankind gets the gift of the knowledge of right and wrong but then must learn to use that gift and often, repeatedly, fails.

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Message 17 of 22 (866979)
11-18-2019 11:03 AM
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11-18-2019 10:48 AM


Re: What Humans Must Change: (Lewis The Honest Apologist)
ringo writes:
Fooling yourself is as dishonest as fooling anybody else.
But a whole lot easier.

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Message 20 of 22 (866989)
11-18-2019 12:55 PM
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11-18-2019 12:40 PM


Re: Emeth
Phat writes:
Apparantly jar is offended by Gods generousity.
Phat, stop making really stupid sophomoric misrepresentations.
I do not address how the Apologists will be judged or even care how they will be judged.
I am offended by their misrepresentation of the Bible, of what is written, by how they market Christianity and by their truly stupid comments like the two RC Sproul quotes in your signature.

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jar
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Message 22 of 22 (866993)
11-18-2019 2:52 PM
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11-18-2019 1:23 PM


Re: Emeth
Phat writes:
Neither quote is stupid. They merely reflect a belief. People claim that some things happen randomly and just because they can't prove Gods involvement in no way proves chance.
Statistics and reality provide the evidence for chance. Where is the evidence for God's involvement? Yes, it is truly stupid to be charitable; the other option is that it is delusional.
Yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry but reality really doesn't care if you are offended and in fact there is not "Right to not be offended".
They are at best, simply stupid as opposed to delusional or a carny conjob.
Edited by jar, : fix quote box

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