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Old 01-08-2023, 04:36 PM
 
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"perhaps could have" indicates speculation, not evidence.

In any event I am not aware of any reputable scholar who thinks the exodus happened or that Moses existed as a historical character in the first place.

Your observation is well taken.

The magazine was shoved into my face as the purveyor of the gospel truth. I was just shoving it back.
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Old 01-08-2023, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I did not read the entire article. Just what I paste below:


Non-believers typically dismiss the miracles described in the Bible as fiction or metaphor. But according to research, at least one of those supposed impossibilities—the parting of the Red Sea to make way for Moses and the fleeing Israelites—perhaps could have happened. (Rachel Nuwer. Smithsonian Magazine.)
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Old 01-08-2023, 05:18 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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A few of you need to go reread the R&S forum rules, where it clearly states that calling someone a troll is a personal attack and subject to infractions.
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Old 01-08-2023, 05:27 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I did not read the entire article. Just what I paste below:


Non-believers typically dismiss the miracles described in the Bible as fiction or metaphor. But according to research, at least one of those supposed impossibilities—the parting of the Red Sea to make way for Moses and the fleeing Israelites—perhaps could have happened. (Rachel Nuwer. Smithsonian Magazine.)
You might have seen things differently if you had read to the end of the article. The last sentence was: As the Post concludes, "While Drews may indeed describe an atmospheric and ocean effect that can really happen, trying to suggest this phenomenon can explain a biblical 'event' is another matter entirely."

Incidentally, the article was first publish in the Washington Post.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Naturalism narrowed it down to 4700 B.C. when Peruvians popped their corn. What do you think a pop corn look like after lying around your kitchen floor for 6700 years? And they found the fossil. I thought you guys don't swallow tall tales from high priests the way you perceive theists as doing.

And those dinosaurs running around in full color screaming like devils in Jurassic Park are exactly like those 100 million years ago before an asteroid strike wiped them out. You believe that also?
We accept this because of the evidence.

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And you would reject the parting of the Red Sea merely a 1000 years ago just because it is not a natural phenomenon.
We reject this because of the lack of evidence.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Germany
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What oil do you use for popping the corn, Harry?
Butter.

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Naturalism says that fossil evidence from Peru suggests that corn was popped as early as 4,700 BC. How did the Peruvians know how to do that? According to Wikipedia, the evidence of an intelligent being doing that was the popcorn machine invented in 1885 by a Chicago candy store owner, Charles Cretors. Was there no intelligence guiding the Peruvians in making popcorn?
Just because an intelligent being designed a machine does not mean an intelligent entity designed the universe.
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Old 01-09-2023, 05:41 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Butter.
You EU citizens and your insistence on natural ingredients!
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Old 01-09-2023, 09:42 AM
 
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You EU citizens and your insistence on natural ingredients!

Harry wasn't insisting on anything. I don't think he knows how to cook proper. Butter has a low smoke point and would risk burning before the corn pops. Vegetable oils are natural too and well suited for popping corn.
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Old 01-09-2023, 09:48 AM
 
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Just because an intelligent being designed a machine does not mean an intelligent entity designed the universe.

Machines are designed with the intellect, the tool of naturalism. It is also used for designing the universe, the existential world of naturalists.
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Old 01-09-2023, 09:51 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Harry wasn't insisting on anything. I don't think he knows how to cook proper. Butter has a low smoke point and would risk burning before the corn pops. Vegetable oils are natural too and well suited for popping corn.
It was a joke.

As for smoke points, clarified butter (i.e., ghee) would work just fine.
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