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What If You Don't Want To Live Forever?

What If You Don't Want To Live Forever? | Guiding Light Blog | Scoop.it
If a Christian does not want to live forever, can he or she opt out of the eternal life thing? At first blush, this may seem like a rather bizarre question. After all, who doesn’t want to live forever? But ask yourself is there anything you could imagine doing that would be so wonderfully... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/dont-want-live-forever/
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Why Are Christians Not Considered Jews?

Why Are Christians Not Considered Jews? | Guiding Light Blog | Scoop.it
Jesus Christ, the undisputed founder of Christianity was undoubtedly Jewish, both ethnically and religiously. He never set out to start a new religion but to fulfill the old. [Matthew 5:17] So why are today’s Christians not considered Jews? Clearly there are some major differences between... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/christians-not-considered-jews/
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Is Christianity Possible Without the Bible?

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Can you be a real Christian without ever having cracked open the Bible? Of course you can! Consider the Bible didn’t even exist as such until the fourth century. It was then that the final canon was settled upon. The Christian church was doing okay up until this point. The Gospels of M... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/christianity-possible-without-bible/
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What Does the Bible Say About Your Soul?

What Does the Bible Say About Your Soul? | Guiding Light Blog | Scoop.it
The following is a selection of Bible passages regarding the soul, it’s origin and final disposition: Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. [Genesis 2:7] You shall love the Lord your... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/bible-say-soul/
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What Is The Kingdom of Heaven Like?

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Jesus never actually gave a detailed description of the Kingdom of Heaven that was recorded in the Gospels. Instead He explained the Kingdom of Heaven in similes, metaphors and parables: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/kingdom-heaven-like/
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Was Jesus the Only Incarnation of God?

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In the Bible we are told that God created man in His own image [Genesis 1:27] and later walks in the garden [Genesis 3:8]. He speaks to moses face to face as with a friend [Exodus 33:11], wrestles physically with Jacob [Genesis 32:22-32], and appears to Ezekiel as a man [Ezekiel 1:26]. These ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/jesus-incarnation-god/
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Religion vs. Science

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Will religion and science ever be compatible? Religion accepts authority as truth while science accepts truth as authority. While religion and science may sometimes agree isn’t this just a matter of mere coincidence? More often than not, it is religion which eventually concedes to ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/religion-vs-science/
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Religious Testimony

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If atheists ask theists for scientific evidence of God’s existence wouldn’t it be just as fair for theists to ask atheists for religious testimony of God’s non-existence? Turn about is fair play after all. http://www.kurtiskarr.com/religious-testimony/
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Choosing Faith

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For some, choosing to believe in the Christian God is as foreign a concept as choosing to believe in Santa Claus. It just doesn’t seem possible to radically change your way of thinking right on the spot. Believe me, finding faith is usually a much more gradual process. First, you need to... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/choosing-faith/
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Is God Supernatural?

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If God is supernatural, wouldn’t scientific proof of God’s existence also prove that He doesn’t exist? Consider that anything which can be proven scientifically is automatically relegated to to the realm of natural phenomenon. Is a god which is not supernatural truly a god... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/is-god-supernatural/
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Noah's Ark and the Great Flood

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Clearly, from a purely scientific point of view, a worldwide flood did not and could not have occurred in 2348 BC. There is absolutely zero credible scientific evidence whatsoever to support this flood scenario. Not withstanding, sixty percent of American’s believe the flood occurred sim... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/noahs-ark/
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Is It Necessary To Be a Panentheist If You Are a Theist?

Is It Necessary To Be a Panentheist If You Are a Theist? | Guiding Light Blog | Scoop.it
[wiki]Panentheism[/wiki] is basically the belief that God exists within but also transcends the universe. According to most basic [wiki title=”theism”]theistic[/wiki] definition of God: God created the universe, is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal and perfect. * If God... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/necessary_panenthist_theist/
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I'll Pray For You...

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Even as a Christian, I often find this phrase offensive – especially so if there is some sort of disagreement involved. It seems to me to be just a passive-aggressive way of saying, “I’m telling God on you”. Telling someone you know doesn’t share your particular... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/ill-pray-for-you/
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Can You Ever Have Too Much Religion?

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At what point can religion become excessive? Surely, whenever it becomes dysfunctionally all-consuming and distresses the quality of your own life or anyone else’s, enough is enough. Scrupulosity, immoderate religiosity, zealotry, hypocrisy, religious persecution and oppression can all ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/can-ever-much-religion/
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Does God Test Us And Why?

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Does God test us? The Bible says He does. But why, when He already knows men’s hearts?[1 Kings 8:39, Jeremiah 17:9-10, Psalm 44:21, Luke 16:15, Acts 15:8, Romans 8:27] Clearly testing must be for our own benefit. In testing,  we come to better know ourselves and what, through God, we are c... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/god-test-us/
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You Should Be Proud Of Yourself!

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Have you ever heard someone well meaning say ‘you should be proud of yourself’? Wrong! You should never be proud of yourself. Are you a Christian? Do you think Jesus was proud of anything he did? He worked miracles after all. He was the son of God! If anyone deserved to be proud it... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/you-should-be-proud-of-yourself/
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Why God Created Man

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Believe it or not, the Bible frequently does address why God created man. If you are searching for the meaning of life, you need look no further than the pages of your trusty old Bible Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of th... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/god-created-man/
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Public Prayer: Yea or Nay?

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Jesus said, “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/public-prayer-yea-nay/
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Adam and Eve: A Slight Problem of Chronology

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How is it that human civilization is known to have existed at least 2000 years before Adam and Eve? By carefully calculating actual Biblical references, Adam and Eve were created 4,000 BC (plus or minus 50 years or so*). And yet the Sumerian civilization is known without a shadow of a doubt to ha... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/adam-eve-slight-problem-chronology/
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Why Was God So Angry?

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If Adam and Eve didn’t know the difference between good and evil why was God so miffed at them when they ate the fruit? To be sure, they disobeyed a direct order but they could not have known it was wrong to do so. After all, God himself made them that way. In the modern justice system ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/why-was-god-angry/
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Atheism vs. Existential Nihilism

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I fail to see the difference. Existential Nihilists believe that life is without objective meaning. For me, only God or a Higher Power lends objective meaning to life. Without God, I could certainly find meaning in the things that I do but I would have to concede that this meaning is purely... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/atheism-vs-existential-nihilism/
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How Can a Soul Think Without a Brain?

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Consider that the more damaged or diseased our brains become, the less we can think, remember or perceive. What then happens when our brains are completely dead? Do we quit thinking altogether? What are the implications for the afterlife? Do we receive new more perfect brains of a sort? How will... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/can-soul-think-without-brain/
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Does Perfect Order Exist?

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It is true that randomness exists at a quantum level. But as all things in the universe react to one another doesn’t this make all things random to some degree? To say that “perfect” or “absolute” order exists in any system is to deny the existence of randomness... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/perfect-order-exist/
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Ant Man

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I was watching the movie, Ant Man, the other day and it got me to thinking about some simple physics. Ants are said to be extremely strong – able to lift 10 times their own weight or more. What you don’t often hear, however, is that if an ant were the size of a man, it wouldn’t ... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/ant-man/
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Back to the Future

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Suppose you could go back in time to relive last week. Winning the lottery would be a cinch, right? Wrong. Even if you memorized the winning numbers from last week’s lottery, chances are, they would be different this time around. You see, all probabilistic outcomes are just as... http://www.kurtiskarr.com/back-to-the-future/
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