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Beauty Exists Because God Exists: an argument from objective beauty

1. If objective beauty exists, then God exists.  2. Many things are objectively beautiful. 3. Therefore God exists.   1. If objective beauty exists, then God exists. If beauty is only subjective (as in beauty is in the eye of the beholder ), then beauty does not really exist. For one person might say that something is beautiful and another might think the same thing is ugly. For there would be no standard for what is beautiful. But many things are objectively beautiful, because the beauty is in the object . Think of the mountains or the ocean. A popular question for people to begin or continue conversations is “ Would you rather be at the ocean or at the mountains ?” Why is this a popular question? Because both are understood as being objectively beautiful! When asked such a question, no one says, “ Why would you ask such a question ?” They just answer it because they assume the objectively beautiful nature of the mountains and/or ocean automatically. This just goes to show that
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Mormons VS Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Cage Match

Mormonism is described by many as being polytheistic , meaning that Mormons worship many gods. They are often placed in the same category as Hindus or the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. The problem with this is that Mormons do not worship many gods, but they only acknowledge many gods. This is called Monolatry . Monolatry is the belief that many gods exist, but only one of the gods is worshiped. Only one god captures the attention of its subjects. Mormons call this god, “Heavenly Father” (“ M ” for M ormon and M onolaters). Mormons believe that when you die, if you were good enough in this life, you will ultimately reach the highest of heavens, and you would become a god of your own world. This is called the doctrine of exaltation . I encourage you to click the links within the text below to read more on this. Monolatry in Mormonism ultimately proves the existence of a transcendent, all powerful God, as seen in the Mormonism Impossible series ( Part One , Part Two and Part

Mormonism Impossible (Part Three): The Greatest Conceivable Being

Latter-Day Saints' monolatrism proves monotheism to be true.  I recently emailed a member of the LDS because I wanted to see how he might answer my question regarding some material in Mormonism Impossible Part Two . Specifically, I wanted to see what some of them thought about the Law of the Gods . [1] As in, what exactly causes it. Where did this Law that says men can become gods come from? Read my question below:   I have questions that lead to other questions about LDS doctrine. I am genuinely curious about how this all makes sense. For starters, I understand that if a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints lives a holy life, that when they die and go on to the celestial kingdom, they become gods. I know that some members shy away from this teaching, but it is what I find in D&C. So, whether or not LDS become a god of their own planet, I am not completely certain, other than what I see in D&C, which seems to teach that this is the case. Since

Do You have Real and True Hope? ...Do You Want It?

Looking at 1 Thessalonians 4, with another passage, we find an interesting challenge . Let’s look at Thessalonians 4:13-18:   13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.   What this passage is revea

Can a Christian be Possessed?

            When she came into the church office, I thought, “This... must be some kind of a joke.” She was dressed in all black. Her coat was very thick and she had long stringy jet black hair, wore a black hat, and carried a black bag. Her face was pale with very dark lipstick and she was likely in her early 60’s. She appeared to be unnaturally thin. She did not set up a meeting, but just came in and said that she needed to speak with me privately about something. It was a bitterly cold morning in the middle of January '17 in the Rocky Mountains, and I invited her in to sit with me in the office (as opposed to my study, which does not have a camera). She smelled of smoke, not from any local forest fire, but perhaps of a Marlboro, and she sat down across from the desk, trembling in fear. I asked her what I could help her with, and she told me that she was terrified. She did not go into great detail about why she was terrified, but the look in her eyes told me that she believ