Why does Sam Harris reject the biblical proofs for God?
In the Old Testament, God said: "I predict the future." Then God goes on and predicts the future: For example: In Daniel 9:24-27...
I will let the four verses speak for themselves:
Verse 24: 490 years are determined for Israel and the Holy City(Jerusalem); to bring in everlasting righteousness(in case you didn't notice; it ain't here yet!!); and to anoint the Most Holy(The Messiah).
verse 25: The 490 years begins when Artaxerxes issues the command(in 445BC) to rebuild Jerusalem.. After 483 years have elapsed(32AD), the Anointed One(the Messiah) will be cut off, but not for himself... (Sam, what are your comments on Isaiah 53, or Psalms 22?)
verse 26: The people of the RULER to come will destroy Jerusalem and the Temple.(in 70AD) War will continue after this, until the end; and until desolations are decreed.
verse 27: THe RULER will confirm a 7 year covenant with many. (This is the beginning of the last 7 years..
Note: The Jewish Temple is now ready to be rebuilt...I have seen a rendering of it!!! In the middle of the 7 years, the RULER will put an end to sacrifices..(This has happened yet!!).. What are the odds of this prophecy being completed??? I'm looking forward to your reply..
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The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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