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Convincing atheists using prophecy

Skeptical1
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12/20/2016 1:58:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
This seems to be a recurring theme lately, so I just thought I'd point out...

If you can't convince someone to believe anything the Bible says about the past, why on Earth would they believe anything it says about the future?
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uncung
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12/20/2016 2:23:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/20/2016 1:58:16 AM, Skeptical1 wrote:
This seems to be a recurring theme lately, so I just thought I'd point out...

If you can't convince someone to believe anything the Bible says about the past, why on Earth would they believe anything it says about the future?

They refer to the existing things that already be prophesied.
Skeptical1
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12/20/2016 3:16:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/20/2016 2:23:44 AM, uncung wrote:
At 12/20/2016 1:58:16 AM, Skeptical1 wrote:
This seems to be a recurring theme lately, so I just thought I'd point out...

If you can't convince someone to believe anything the Bible says about the past, why on Earth would they believe anything it says about the future?

They refer to the existing things that already be prophesied.

I suppose that's an explanation, but I think those who claim that all prophecy has already been fulfilled are in the minority.
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dee-em
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12/20/2016 7:17:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/20/2016 1:58:16 AM, Skeptical1 wrote:
This seems to be a recurring theme lately, so I just thought I'd point out...

If you can't convince someone to believe anything the Bible says about the past, why on Earth would they believe anything it says about the future?

All so-called prophecy in the Bible is either after the fact, pure invention to fit earlier text, words twisted completely out of context, or so vague as to be entirely meaningless.

When you think about, true prophecy would lead to a paradox. If you could accurately prophesy a future event with specific detail then people's knowledge of the prophecy would affect their actions leading up to the event, thereby affecting it. For example, if you could predict the Lotto numbers accurately and who wins it and make that information public then every man and his dog would be using the predicted numbers thereby diluting the prize-money and changing the list of winners. The very act of knowing changes what is known. A paradox.
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dee-em
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12/20/2016 7:18:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
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