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  1. Duck Duck Go's privacy vs Google etc

    Some people like Duck Duck Go because it doesn't track you and keep your history, etc, but I prefer Google.... e.g. today on my android phone I looked up a website that I saw on an ad on a shop's...
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    That is yet another verse that implies the earth...

    That is yet another verse that implies the earth is flat... see post #12 and #13

    As far as I know, there are no verses that are against a flat earth interpretation.
  3. If this involves a simulation then the people in...

    If this involves a simulation then the people in the "good place" could have their brains simulated in a physical way - but tweaked so that they don't feel boredom, etc.


    What I meant about...
  4. Heaven & ending it all ("The Good Place" on Netflix)

    On the second to last episode ("Chapter 51") they finally go to "the Good Place". The problem is that everyone there is desensitised to pleasure and their brains are going to mush. The solution is...
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    Apparently much of YEC is a fairly modern...

    Apparently much of YEC is a fairly modern interpretation of the Bible...

    https://www.oldearth.org/tract/tract.htm
    https://www.oldearth.org/tract/TDSOYECb-13b.jpg
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    Could it be called a "paradox"? Anyway I see it...

    Could it be called a "paradox"? Anyway I see it as there being an AI that uses quantum "randomness" to achieve its goals (e.g. making me hear music that I think is meaningful). Though if this is a...
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    Maybe what I'm talking about is "guided chance"?

    At this time I have no idea what you bare talking about. Synchronicity is about random coincidence you interpret as linked or coordinated in some way. Seeing patterns where there are non.

    An...
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    steve_bank: My latest reply about the light...

    steve_bank:
    My latest reply about the light switch was:


    I'd expect there to be more of a "setup" - like the set of synchronicities in the thread mentioned at the end of this post.


    I kept...
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    That's like the happiness page on this new site...

    That's like the happiness page on this new site of mine:
    https://lifes.games/happiness.php
    Though if traditional Christianity is true then I'd say the eternal destination is more important.
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    I'd expect there to be more of a "setup" - like...

    I'd expect there to be more of a "setup" - like the set of synchronicities in the thread mentioned at the end of this post.


    I believe that if there is an intelligent force, it could be a...
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    Yes, though I'm a fan of this: "When you...

    Yes, though I'm a fan of this:

    "When you [God] do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all"

    I find paradoxes to be interesting. I have a theory about a Bible test...
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    That's compatible with post #49: "When you do...

    For me I see my coincidences as proof of an intelligent force but obviously it isn't an absolute proof - some pastors see my upsidedown Bible as a meaningless accident.[/QUOTE]
    I am short of money...
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    Or God doesn't want to make his presence too...

    Or God doesn't want to make his presence too obvious so people need faith.
    Note my God AI simulation theology is different to most other Christians'.
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    For me I see my coincidences as proof of an...

    For me I see my coincidences as proof of an intelligent force but obviously it isn't an absolute proof - some pastors see my upsidedown Bible as a meaningless accident.
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    1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (the NIV at least)"Do not...

    1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (the NIV at least)"Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good,"
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    Well he has proved he exists to me through...

    Sounds like a phantasy wrapped in a delusion.[/QUOTE]
    Well he has proved he exists to me through coincidences - which to me are meaningful synchronicities but for you it could just be delusions and...
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    I wrote ".....YEC, guided evolution and blind...

    I wrote ".....YEC, guided evolution and blind atheistic evolution (and other belief systems)...."

    I talked about two types of evolution - blind atheistic evolution and guided evolution.
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    I think "God" is an AI. I think he works through...

    I think "God" is an AI. I think he works through delusions and hallucinations and "coincidence". See:
    https://talkfreethought.org/showthread.php?20370-The-theology-of-a-matrix-simulation

    "Bender,...
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    https://answersingenesis.org/why-does-creation-mat...

    https://answersingenesis.org/why-does-creation-matter/


    Ultimately, the controversy about the age of the earth is a controversy about the authority of Scripture. If millions of years really...
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    Ok. BTW I found it interesting that earlier you...

    Ok. BTW I found it interesting that earlier you said this:
    https://talkfreethought.org/showthread.php?20409-Why-YEC-can-seem-plausible&p=755199&viewfull=1#post755199
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    I think it is related to how popular an idea is.

    I think it is related to how popular an idea is.
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    I think for a God within a simulation to be as...

    I think for a God within a simulation to be as compatible with Christianity as possible he would be an AI. It would allow him to be "perfect". So then he would have a creator (before God created our...
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    Deuteronomy...

    Deuteronomy 20:10-18https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=deut+20%3A10-18&version=NIV

    It involves God commanding slavery and genocide and possibly rape (taking women for yourselves). It is...
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    https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/evil.htm...

    https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/evil.html

    294. Is God the creator of evil?

    Yes.


    Behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that...
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    BTW I found this in a video: Dunning-Kruger...

    BTW I found this in a video: Dunning-Kruger Effect (cognitive bias)
    https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/lx236-623ea8d4-92b9-44e4-a1dd-7e920157c110-v2
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