I appreciate when someone is willing to engage in dialog no matter the intent.
I tried to be respectful and orthodox (correct) in my responses which I have contained below for future reference (especially certain links).
- I'm NOT including the original dialog to which I responded; ONLY my replies in the SEQUENCE encountered.
The purpose here is NOT to present "an argument" ONLY information.
Bible quotations were on-line from: drbo.org
"And Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way." - Matthew 15:32
"Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you." - John 6:54
There is food for the body; there is ALSO food for the soul.
God the Father (Creator), God the Son (Redeemer), God the Holy Spirit (Sanctifier) & they were ALL PRESENT at the beginning of creation. ONE God, 3 Persons.
Jesus is 100% Human (Body) & 100% Divine (Soul)
You say: 5 senses - and their brains. Also, use your soul; pray (talk) to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit & ASK for help.
When you open a can of beans.. you expect to find beans inside & you had faith that you would find beans inside. Therefore you had a REASON to BELIEVE.
Humans did NOT know God until he revealed himself:
On line: drbo.org
Santa Clause originated as a Catholic Bishop giving to the poor; the bunny & egg signify the beginning of life; & the fairy an invention to inspire beyond reality.
IMHO secularized to pull away from Catholic teaching.
Babies are born body & soul; would you wait to feed them until the age of reason? Parents accept the responsibility.
When do you start "speaking & teaching" English; at 7?
"And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst." -John 6:35
"Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." - John 10:7
there are 35 NT verses with "sheep"; drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=sh…
"Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. - John 20:29
Faith is NOT reason-free; we have a REASON TO BELIEVE.
Things look like something based on their properties (called accidents), but, what something IS, is its essence (substance; NOT metaphor).
"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." - Matthew 16:18 drbo.org
If what we say, think & write glorifies God, then it all compliments our nature and universe.
What evidence: Thomistic, Lonergan's, Fr. Spitzer's, Philosophy?
Are YOU not proof?
"Shew me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny." - Matthew 22:19
God is LOVE, MERCY, TRUTH.. above ALL things (like coin).
Suspect Caesar's coin is BS on both sides.
IMHO, focus on God, not coin.
I could have made some corrections but did not want to alter my original replies.