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Comment Re:Why not make & run a Windows VM? (Score 1) 119

This. Wine has enabled me to run Linux (first Ubuntu, now Mint) on my work laptop for the last eight years, since the one piece of professional software that I use (only available for Windows or OSX) runs under Wine and I can copy paste into Libreoffice seamlessly.

Comment Re:Justice (Score 1) 471

Because sin is not merely bad actions, but an attitude of rebellion against God.

One part of the answer then is that sin in an infinite offense against an infinite God.

But I don't think that on its own is enough. Another part of the answer is that the biblical pictures of punishment show that even while being punished, sinners continue to curse God (eg Rev 16:9, 11, 21).

Comment Re:God bought himself out of punishing us, with Je (Score 1) 471

The Christian answer is that the evidence is God coming to earth in the person of Jesus - dying for the sins of the world and being raised to new life as recorded in the Scriptures. Claims about the personality of God such as "love" and are backed up by the historical events of the crucifiction and resurrection (eg John 3:16 - God so loved the world that he gave his only Son).

Now maybe you don't accept that evidence. Fair enough. But in order to fathom why Christians believe that God has certain personality traits, the evidence that we are basing our understanding on is the person and work of Jesus as revealed in the Scriptures.

Comment Re:The reason Christianity has this problem. (Score 1) 1359

Factually nonsense. The report of Paul meeting Jesus on the Road to Damascus is in Acts 9, written not by Paul, but by Luke. Acts also reports Paul's meetings with the other disciples. In 2 Peter 3:16 Peter acknowledges Paul as an author of Scripture. And - nitpicking - Paul writes less than half the New Testament - 13 books out of 27, and even less as a proportion of verses. Whether you believe the Bible or not - at least accurately represent its claims.

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