I am aware that no one ever changes their opinion on the internet while arguing with anyone else. Mostly I do it in the hope that 'lurkers' who are relatively neutral on the issue and therefore don't actually post (but read the arguments) become aware of the great disparity in evidence between the two sides, and are aided in coming to the correct decision that way. Or at least I hope that I can embarrass creationists into saying something monstrously stupid or contradicting themselves, quieting their obnoxious unqualified dismissals of hundreds of years of research for a little while while they sort themselves out.Originally posted by Zach L.
Procyon, what is the point of getting into that argument again? It will not change anyone's views (no matter what their views are), and will simply result in numerous people being angry at each other yet again.
Indeed. I would not forgive anyone who had the power to stop Tuesday's events but did not use it, and I imagine no one else here would either. (Except Mr. Witch King, who was probably dancing in the street.) I don't see why it should be any different with God - why didn't he stop it if he's omnipotent?Originally posted by iain
Why did this (any) god allow ten thousand , now read that number again ten thousand innocent people die in such a way.