God of the Gaps (well then, how did...")

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
71,416
Reaction score
4,234
Points
1,855
Location
Houston
You will never fill the gap when it comes to the question of how the universe came to exist.
That's what they said about Fire... Lightning, fertility, etc
They invented a god for what they didn't understand yet.
Welcome to God of the Gaps.

`
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
 
OP
abu afak

abu afak

ALLAH SNACKBAR!
Joined
Mar 3, 2006
Messages
3,035
Reaction score
659
Points
315
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
LOL
Abraham Who?
You Deranged freak?


"Historicity
In the early and middle 20th century, leading archaeologists such as William F. Albright and biblical scholars such as Albrecht Alt believed that the patriarchs and matriarchs were either real individuals or believable Composites of people who lived in the "patriarchal age", the 2nd millennium BCE.
But, in the 1970s, new arguments concerning Israel's past and the biblical texts challenged these views; these arguments can be found in Thomas L. Thompson's The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives (1974), and John Van Seters' Abraham in History and Tradition (1975). Thompson, a literary scholar, based his argument on archaeology and ancient texts.

His thesis centered on the Lack of compelling evidence that the Patriarchs lived in the 2nd millennium BCE, and noted how certain biblical texts reflected first millennium conditions and concerns. Van Seters examined the patriarchal stories and argued that their names, social milieu, and messages strongly suggested that they were Iron Age creations[7].

By the beginning of the 21st century, archaeologists had given up hope of recovering any context that would make Abraham, Isaac or Jacob credible historical figures.[8]""



`
 
Last edited:

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
71,416
Reaction score
4,234
Points
1,855
Location
Houston
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
LOL
Abraham Who?
You Deranged freak?


"Historicity
In the early and middle 20th century, leading archaeologists such as William F. Albright and biblical scholars such as Albrecht Alt believed that the patriarchs and matriarchs were either real individuals or believable Composites of people who lived in the "patriarchal age", the 2nd millennium BCE.
But, in the 1970s, new arguments concerning Israel's past and the biblical texts challenged these views; these arguments can be found in Thomas L. Thompson's The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives (1974), and John Van Seters' Abraham in History and Tradition (1975). Thompson, a literary scholar, based his argument on archaeology and ancient texts.

His thesis centered on the Lack of compelling evidence that the Patriarchs lived in the 2nd millennium BCE, and noted how certain biblical texts reflected first millennium conditions and concerns. Van Seters examined the patriarchal stories and argued that their names, social milieu, and messages strongly suggested that they were Iron Age creations[7].

By the beginning of the 21st century, archaeologists had given up hope of recovering any context that would make Abraham, Isaac or Jacob credible historical figures.[8]""



`
Seems like the concept of falsifiability applies here. As in it cannot be falsified. But what cannot be denied is the diametrically opposed beliefs that Abraham introduced compared to the beliefs of his day. The creator of existence, the unity of God, the incorporeality of God.
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
71,416
Reaction score
4,234
Points
1,855
Location
Houston
That's what they said about Fire... Lightning, fertility, etc
They invented a god for what they didn't understand yet.
Welcome to God of the Gaps.
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
LOL
Abraham Who?
You Deranged freak?
So getting back to your ridiculous implication that Judaeo-Christian beliefs were based on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand and why this is a ridiculous assertion.

Judaeo-Christian beliefs replaced polytheistic beliefs that believed on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand. Judaeo-Christian beliefs are literally the diametric opposite of god of gaps beliefs.

How is it that a supposed super intelligent member of Mensa could not know that?
 
Last edited:

ChemEngineer

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
1,540
Reaction score
738
Points
200
No, those corals haven't recovered. 12 percent of the world's coral reefs were bleached last year. And, bleaching means they die and don't recover, which results in the animals that depend on the coral will either die or move to another place.
You're not up to date on coral reef research. Scientists now know that bleaching is a cyclical process, very much like fires as shown in a recent published study I read, and you obviously did not. Systems may burn from lightning, but they rebound. So too do coral reefs.
You delight in bad news which advances your cynical Leftist narrative. The truth will always elude you.
 
OP
abu afak

abu afak

ALLAH SNACKBAR!
Joined
Mar 3, 2006
Messages
3,035
Reaction score
659
Points
315
That's what they said about Fire... Lightning, fertility, etc
They invented a god for what they didn't understand yet.
Welcome to God of the Gaps.
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
LOL
Abraham Who?
You Deranged freak?
So getting back to your ridiculous implication that Judaeo-Christian beliefs were based on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand and why this is a ridiculous assertion.

Judaeo-Christian beliefs replaced polytheistic beliefs that believed on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand. Judaeo-Christian beliefs are literally the diametric opposite of god of gaps beliefs.

How is it that a supposed super intelligent member of Mensa could not know that?
So there's no real evidence of Abraham I-suck and Jacob.
`
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
71,416
Reaction score
4,234
Points
1,855
Location
Houston
That's what they said about Fire... Lightning, fertility, etc
They invented a god for what they didn't understand yet.
Welcome to God of the Gaps.
No. That's not how it happened, dummy.

Those concepts were rejected by Abraham.
LOL
Abraham Who?
You Deranged freak?
So getting back to your ridiculous implication that Judaeo-Christian beliefs were based on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand and why this is a ridiculous assertion.

Judaeo-Christian beliefs replaced polytheistic beliefs that believed on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand. Judaeo-Christian beliefs are literally the diametric opposite of god of gaps beliefs.

How is it that a supposed super intelligent member of Mensa could not know that?
So there's no real evidence of Abraham I-suck and Jacob.
`
Way to change the subject, Mr. Mensa.

Judaeo-Christian beliefs replaced polytheistic beliefs that believed on a god of gaps to explain things they did not understand. Judaeo-Christian beliefs are literally the diametric opposite of god of gaps beliefs.
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top