This is a serious re-examination and clarification of my original claim. I made general statements on a matter of definition, not on religion. Pick the adjective that best suits your religious beliefs, and then pick the noun that suits. I claim that some adjectives attach best to certain nouns, but I leave the details to the reader.
- rational adj.
- Having or exercising the ability to reason.
- ignorant adj.
- Lacking education or knowledge. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake. Unaware or uninformed.
- afraid adj.
- Filled with fear: afraid of ghosts; afraid to die; afraid for his life. Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness in regard to something: not afraid of hard work; afraid to show emotion.
- insane adj.
- Of, exhibiting, or afflicted with persistent mental disorder or derangement
- coward n.
- One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain.
- fool n.
- One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion: I was a fool to have quit my job.
- intellectual n.
- A rational rather than emotional person
God loves man so much he gives him free reign to choose and believe whatever he wants.
[derleydoo:]Have you read the first commandment?
And in which country does the first commandment carry the force of law?
[derleydoo:] Your point Changa?
Your claim that God does not give us free belief requires a priori belief in your God.
I ask for external evidence of some enforcement.
Raphael: But, you did not cite my post... merely an excerpt.
Exactly. Re-read your post, and look for the excerpt I gave. You'll see that you spelled "anecdotal" incorrectly in that place
Raphael: You have shown your trivial nature.
This is not trivia, this is an example of your entire existance.
You cannot see your own flaw, although everyone else can. God is in the details, Raphael.
Raphael: Even in your focus on trivia, you have shown that you misrepresent the trivial. The point being in this particular instance that I spelled "anecdotal" correctly
No, you did not. Do a search for "andecdotal" [sic] and see that the first use of this word was yours. Then, compare with anecdotal, which is a real word.
Raphael:even Andrew himself claims, "debating typos is not my idea of philosophy," as he knew it was a typo to which he called attention.
A typo of your making, and no-one called attention to it, except you. He merely noted that it was not his, with correct usage of "sic," as you yourself do frequently.
Raphael:You show that you are passionately intent to do anything you can to discredit the messenger and ignore the message.
I am interested in having you acknowledge your mistake. You are again mistaken when you suppose that admitting to a typo will discredit you, since no-one but Christ is perfect.
Raphael:You have made a half dozen posts now, changa, on this trivia
Because you are incapable of admitting to a typo that you made. And would go as far as to deny its existance as you look at it. And you have maligned my character over this issue, so that I do not intend to let it go without the apology you owe me.
Raphael: You have shown an inability to address the subject matter of knowing God, which merely confirms that you do not know Him.
This conversation is about you, Raphael, not about God. We've talked about God, and we will again. But right now, you are at fault and are called upon to act as a gentlman and admit it.