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Ser Scot A Ellison

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About Ser Scot A Ellison

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    My children's daddy and Social Justice Warrior!
  • Birthday 04/11/1971

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  1. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    Again, how much Church history do you know. The idea of what constitutes “orginal sin” in the Orthodox East is very different from the idea of “Original Sin” in the Roman Catholic/Protestant West. The difference matters as in the East it is the world, not every individual human being, that is fallen. So, the creation story in Genesis doesn’t have to be taken literally for it to have impact. It can be recognized as an allegory attempting to understand and explain the origins of humanity in a story that is not 100% fact. What I find frustrating is your claim that everything in the bible has to be entirely literally true or none of it is true. That’s clearly a false dichotomy. You also claim that something must be repeatable to be true. How do you square that with Hume’s criticism of inductive reasoning (Empricism)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_induction From the link:
  2. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    How much Church history do you actually know? Literalist, Sola Scriptura is a low church Protestant creation. It was not the Church tradition for the first 1500 years of the Chruch’s tradition.
  3. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Star Trek: Picard

    Wow, sounds like the crew is unnecessary.
  4. Ser Scot A Ellison

    US Politics - Primary Numbers

    When in 2016, prior to the election, did “all of the data show[]” Trump would win?
  5. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Star Trek: Picard

    It’s separate holograms, there’s an EMH, an ENH, an EHH, I think another one EMH is the “Emergency Medical Hologram”. What are the ENH and the EHH?
  6. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    They’re also easier for you to argue with.
  7. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    I would argue my faith is more mystical than the fundamentalist’s faith: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2014/02/creationism-is-materialisms-creation.html
  8. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    Because it’s my faith. I don’t ask much less insist that you share it. My point with the Origen quote is simply that it is inaccurate to claim that Christians have always believed as modern American Evangelical Fundamentals do. Origen wrote that in the 3rd Century AD.
  9. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    I also think that anti-theists like to attempt to box Christians in by claiming that the only “valid” interpretation of scripture is the fundamentalist literalist interpretation.
  10. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    This is from Origen in the 3rd Century AD:
  11. Ser Scot A Ellison

    US Politics - Primary Numbers

    I’m just floored he criticized Trump. I didn’t think I’d see the day.
  12. Ser Scot A Ellison

    US Politics - Primary Numbers

    AG Barr has directly criticized Trump: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/politics/barr-trump-twitter/index.html
  13. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Which is why I asked. I had noticed the prior flattening out of the trend line. This was a big change against the prior trend.
  14. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Yes that is from the Johns Hopkins dashboard.
  15. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Did everyone see the huge jump in the total number of cases this evening? The total went from 45k this morning to 60k this evening. That’s the biggest jump yet. Anyone know why?
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