Originally Posted by zumby
I think you misunderstand the way we use the word 'argument' in this forum.
1an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one:
Iíve had an argument with my father
heated arguments over public spending
there was some argument about the decision
2a reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory:
there is a strong argument for submitting a formal appeal
You love posting quotes from Christian apologists. Apologetics are a form of argument.
I'd advise you to stop being addicted to arguing.
Arguing has a competitive component to it and if you're on the wrong side your pride will keep you on the wrong side.
Instead petition God for enlightenment.
If you notice the organization of the bible: the Psalms (where one praises God) proceed Proverbs (where God grants people wisdom).
That the bible is organized that way is no accident.
Now imagine you are constantly kicking out your enlightenment from God by arguing against Him before He can enlighten you personally.
That's what most people do up here.
The Apologists on the board are serving God. There is a purpose to what they do.
There's no purpose behind what an atheist does though.
God will absolutely teach a person to govern himself if you ask Him that is.
Imagine what a crime it is against yourself if God can't teach you to govern yourself.
There are crimes against the self, y'know. Suicide is one of them.