You said "manbible, your arguement destroys your own desired assumption."
That assertion is false. It was that assertion I referenced.
Ok, so you are supposed to validate your position when you claim a viable counter statement.
You say my assertion that your own arguement defeats your other arguement is false.
But the point I made was that, as you stated and made arguement against, that a faith based arguement was used to bolster a chosen belief is indeed inappropriate, but you did so as well.
You have faith in the scriptures, just as others hold faith in evolution theory, and both have been used to propogate your beliefs.
Your only possible attempt at defying the legitimacy of my point is again further claiming validity of your faith in scripture.
Well, what if God told someone evolution was correct? Divine inspiration isn't a cornered market by religious zealots.
In fact, much scientific breakthrough is attributed to both dreams and other divine or alien interactions.
So your arguement is that god told you so, well, god told me different. What does that mean?
You assume you know my beliefs or spiritual leanings and experiences. For shame.
if you were truly open to the possibility of an infinite God
as you said, you could not have posted the diatribe that you posted
I am quite truly open to the possibility of an infinite god, and I truly post and stand behind my words regardless of your judgement.
It is your argument that is self defeating.
And you have still not shown how my arguement is actually self defeating, it is but a claim you have made.
then why do you not think he can preserve his word? Or hasn't? What makes you think he hasn't given knowledge to some?
I have covered this. If indeed you are referring to scripture you have had access to in your life than you are referencing scripture that has been intentionally manipulated by man and therefore obviously not the original word of god if that were even accurate to begin with.
You bely the complexity of translating god's word through man's inferior and inefficient language, let alone fallibility, another fault of god's great scheme, or intended challenge.
You again sidestep the answer to your own questions by avoiding my initial points and questions about the validity of scripture, all due to your chosen belief in the words of others, even god's as you claim.
If god wanted his word known without any doubt, it could be done instantly to all. Do you disagree?
Ah, but even if you agree or disagree, why would he need to impart knowledge selectively to you or anyone else?
What childish game would he be playing to do such a thing?
You are brazen enough to think God must run his operation by you in order for you to accept it.
No, you are. You are brazen enough to claim the voices in your head are god's and that he is running it by you.
I would be brazen enough to demand god do so if indeed he were playing some game in which he decided to hide the rules behind the twisted words and acts of man.
You seem to think there is no valid reason to be concerned with or skeptical of the words of man. Yet you so readily admonish anything I say when it questions your position.
What you don't understand is that I am even open to your experiences. Regardless of my words and their generally perceivable position.
But even your experience if perceived by such insolent, arrogant, bias without respect to common sense must be challenged.
You do not appear to contemplate or try to incorporate paradox as I do. And for now I won't attempt to allude to the subject.
But I will end for now by saying you have no idea what I have experienced, and apparently have no idea what I am open to. But what I do know is that even if god spoke directly to you, OUR limited and biased natures would not likely be able to fully comprehend its ultimate meaning.
I have already said there is much truth in scripture, but there is much documented manipulation as well. Your fear of addressing this basic factual reality undermines all you claim.
This is my issue with you. This is your limitation. The devil is in the details. And as an apparent bible man of some sort, this should concern you and your assertions, including scrutiny of those who give or validate them to you.
So tell me, did your god tell you to believe the king james version or another? Do you even understand the relevance of the question?