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#### Three Days and Three Nights

First, to address those who believe that Jesus was crucified on the 6th day of the week (which would be Saturday our time, but Friday during Hebrew time),

TheForgiven Today, 12:44 PM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

I'm a little confused as to how you arrived with 5 calendar days. Remember, the Hebrew Calendar is based on evenings and mornings, and it's annual cycles

TheForgiven Today, 12:31 PM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "For the record, Jesus was buried in the tomb shortly before 6PM on a Wednesday..."

re: "Wednesday

rstrats Today, 06:44 AM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "If I understand your hypothesis correctly, you believe it is possible that the 3 days and 3 nights are not to be taken

rstrats Today, 06:23 AM

#### 9 1 1

3 .(1 4 . . . . . . . 2 4 0 6 + 1 5 9 0 + 1 3 1 8 digits . . . . . 1 3 1)8 { 1st occurrence)

January First Nineteen Sixty Three = 2 4 0

Scott Yesterday, 06:24 PM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

If I understand your hypothesis correctly, you believe it is possible that the 3 days and 3 nights are not to be taken at numerical value, i.e. 3 days

TheForgiven Yesterday, 11:00 AM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "I am interested to understand your objection."

This topic is about one issue and only one issue, i.e.,

rstrats Yesterday, 04:41 AM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

I am interested to understand your objection. But feel free to provide your reasons for the conflict.

At any rate, Jesus was buried in

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 06:01 PM

#### 9 1 1

3 . 1 4 . . . (1 5 9 0 . . . 4 5 0 digits . . . 1 3 1 8)( . . . 2 1 6 digits + 2 7 2 4 digits . . . } digit # 8 2 5 6

The number of digits

Scott 01-25-2020, 05:34 PM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "Thus Jesus was laid to rest for exactly 3 days and 3 nights as was foretold. Hope this helps."

I'm

rstrats 01-25-2020, 03:22 PM

#### Daniel's 70 Weeks were fulfilled in 70 AD!

Actually there were lots of earthquakes that happened in the land of Israel. Keep in mind that Israel was the subject of Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:25 PM

#### The truth of Daniel's 70 weeks

Bravo! Well stated.

Jesus is the root of Israel. And His kingdom was composed of members of the

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:22 PM

#### Youth With A Mission and catholic deception

Hey there Brother LES! Nice to see you again! Been a long time my friend. I see you are still at it.

Of course we know that the

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:17 PM

#### Three Days and Three Nights

Hello all!

Been a long while since I've posted on the Biblewheel. This was a topic I explained years ago. Without having to get back

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:10 PM

#### Anti Woman Quotes by Church Fathers

Hey there Richard! Long time no see/read.

Hope you and Rose are still doing great! I'm not really responding to the subject of

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 12:57 PM
• ## Richard Amiel McGough

### On Integrity as the Highest Value

by Published on 01-01-2013 12:24 AM  Number of Views: 3376

INTEGRITY:

1. The state of being whole, undivided, perfect in composition; unity, wholeness, completeness.
2. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Integrity is the grand unifying concept of all knowledge and philosophy. It is the way, the means, and the end all in one. It is the ultimate value that subsumes all other values and explains why they are valuable. It is what defines a self or any entity that exists. Its absence literally entails disintegration, corruption, and confusion. Integrity is the root of all that is good and true. It is an end in itself.

There has been much philosophical, psychological, and ethical discussion about the meaning of integrity. The word carries many rich and diverse overtones but there is one idea that underlies them all, unity. The concept that unifies all philosophy and knowledge is itself that which it describes, unity. It is self-coherent and self-reflective. It is the most stable of all conceptions. It is fundamental to the very concept of being itself.

I have been fascinated with the concept of unity and self-reflective self-coherence for many years. This article welcomes the New Year 2013 as the Year of Love and Unity and gives a brief overview of the lines of research I will be pursuing. There is no limit to what could be written on this theme. This article is an outline of my basic insights and intuitions that move me to think that integrity is the key that opens every door. It unifies everything from the most fundamental meaning of existence itself (Ontology) to the highest value any sentient being can know (Love) which is itself the ultimate unity, the mystical vision that All is One.
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### Reasons to Reject or Not Reject the Christian Faith

by Published on 12-20-2012 01:37 PM  Number of Views: 14230

Originally Posted by BobL
Hi everybody,

Richard and I just met and have had a couple of chats before now. I appreciate his inviting me to come and discuss the topic of Reasons for Rejecting or Not Rejecting the Christian faith.

I am impressed that he has been so gracious in our conversations, and in his answers to the posts that I have read. I am impressed with his background and acumen. However, I am even more impressed that (from my perspective),
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### Clarifying the Logic of Love

by Published on 12-08-2012 10:51 AM  Number of Views: 15707

A thoughtful reader posed a series of questions and challenges to my article The Logic of Love: A Natural Theory of Morality. I'm sure many folks will have similar questions so I am posting my answers here in their own thread (since they are quickly buried in the comment stream). I'm hoping more folks will challenge my theory so it's validity can be "tested in the fire" so please don't be shy!
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### Say what? A Fundamentalist Defends the Sexism of the Bible

by Published on 12-07-2012 10:06 AM  Number of Views: 3844

In my recent article The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible I presented a large body of evidence supporting my thesis. This presents a problem for Biblical fundamentalists because they passionately believe that the rule of males over females is the "Divine Order" instituted by God himself but balk at calling it "sexism" because sexism is wrong according to modern secular values. So what's a good fundamentalist to do? Twist words beyond all recognition, of course. That is the primary tactic in any defense of the indefensible. My response below picks up after our initial interaction where he accused me of "failing to understand the simple meaning of words."

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### The Logic of Love: A Natural Theory of Morality

by Published on 10-25-2012 11:39 PM  Number of Views: 27539

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

~ The Beatles (1967)

This article presents an objective, naturalistic, scientific theory of morality. It is presented as an answer to the religious argument that there would be no objective morality without God and the equally fallacious secular argument that there is no objective morality at all. It is based on the same fundamental principles that have guided modern physicists to discover the unified laws of nature. To understand it, we first must review the essential nature of science and the historical trajectory that has led to the modern unified theories.

Objectivity, Symmetry, and Invariance
The essence of science is objectivity and the essence of objectivity is invariance under transformation. Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick explained this in his article Invariance and Objectivity where he describes the nature of objective facts or truths as follows:

1. First, an objective fact is accessible from different angles. It can be repeated by the same sense (sight, touch, etc.) at different times, it can be repeated by different senses of one observer, and by different observers. Different laboratories can replicate the phenomenon.
2. The second mark of an objective truth, related to the first, is that there is or can be intersubjective agreement about it.
3. The third feature concerns independence. If p is an objective truth, then it holds independently of people's beliefs, desires, hopes, and observations or measurements that p.
4. An objective fact is invariant under various transformations. It is this invariance that constitutes something as an objective truth and it underlies and explains the first three features.

Nozick unified and grounded our concept of objectivity by explaining all its features in terms of a single concept - invariance under transformation. This commonsensical definition is the very root of why we believe there is an "objective world" independent of ourselves. We pick up an object, rotate it, look at it under different light, tap on it. We show it to others and ask what they see. Some properties remain invariant no matter how we or others investigate it; we call those properties objective facts.
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### The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible

by Published on 10-18-2012 07:24 PM  Number of Views: 20889

The Theological Sexism of the Bible
The Bible is an ancient book written by primitive men with primitive morals, chief amongst them being a thoroughly sexist view of women. Sexism saturates the Bible from beginning to end. It is inextricable because it is entwined with the fundamental theological understanding of God himself who is not only male but a Trinity of males consisting of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This male God stands at the head of a hierarchy of male authority that puts women at the bottom:
But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. (1 Cor 11:3)
The sexism of the Bible cannot be denied without attacking its fundamental theological view of God and his relation to humans:
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### The Golden Rule and the Foundation of Objective Morality

by Published on 10-11-2012 05:43 PM  Number of Views: 5909

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
~ Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
The "Moral Argument for God" asserts that there would be no moral truths if there were no God. Here is how prominent Christian apologist William Lane Craig formulates the argument:

1. If God does not exist, objective moral values
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