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Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort
(born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand Christian minister and evangelist who lives in the United States
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Strawmen
A straw man is a form of argument and an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent.[1] One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man." The typical straw man argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent's proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition (i.e., "stand up a straw man") and the subsequent refutation of that false argument ("knock down a straw man") instead of the opponent's proposition.[2][3] Straw
Straw
man arguments have been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly regarding highly charged emotional subjects
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Substitutionary Atonement
Technically speaking, substitutionary atonement is the name given to a number of Christian models of the atonement that regard Jesus
Jesus
as dying as a substitute for others, 'instead of' them. It is arguably expressed in the Bible
Bible
in passages such as "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness",[1 Pet. 2:24] and "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God."[1 Pet
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Martin Bashir
Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a British journalist. After initially gaining prominence on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, and then his controversial fly on the wall documentary with pop singer Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
on ITV, Bashir was a political commentator for MSNBC, hosting Martin Bashir,[1] and a correspondent for NBC's Dateline NBC. He was previously an anchor for ABC's Nightline
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Evolution
Evolution
Evolution
is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.[1][2] Evolutionary processes give rise to biodiversity at every level of biological organisation, including the levels of species, individual organisms, and molecules.[3] Repeated formation of new species (speciation), change within species (anagenesis), and loss of species (extinction) throughout the evolutionary history of life on Earth are demonstrated by shared sets of morphological and biochemical traits, including shared DNA sequences.[4] These shared traits are more similar among species that share a more recent common ancestor, and can be used to reconstruct a biological "tree of life" based on evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics), using both existing species and fossils
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Richard Dawkins
Clinton Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
FRS FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science
Science
from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term, meme. With his book The Extended Phenotype
The Extended Phenotype
(1982), he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
Foundation for Reason and Science. Dawkins is an atheist, and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design
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Richard Dawkins Foundation For Reason And Science
The Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
Foundation for Reason and Science
Science
(RDFRS or RDF) is a division of
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PZ Myers
Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers (born March 9, 1957) is an American biologist who founded and writes the Pharyngula science-blog. He is associate-professor of biology at the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Morris (UMM)[1] where he works in the field of developmental biology.[2] He is a critic of intelligent design (ID), the creationist movement, and other pseudoscientific concepts.[3] In 2006 the journal Nature listed Myers's Pharyngula as the top-ranked blog by a scientist based on popularity.[4] Myers received the American Humanist Association's 2009 Humanist of the Year award and the International Humanist Award in 2011
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Gospel Tract
A tract is a literary work, and in current usage, usually religious in nature. The notion of what constitutes a tract has changed over time. By the early part of the 21st century, a tract referred to a brief pamphlet used for religious and political purposes, though far more often the former. Tracts are often either left for someone to find or handed out. However, there have been times in history when the term implied tome-like works. A tractate, a derivative of a tract, is equivalent in Hebrew literature to a chapter of the Christian Bible.Contents1 History1.1 Religious
Religious
tracts 1.2 Political tracts2 See also 3 ReferencesHistory[edit] The distribution of tracts pre-dates the development of the printing press, with the term being applied by scholars to religious and political works at least as early as the 13th century. They were used to disseminate the teachings of John Wycliffe
John Wycliffe
in the 14th century
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Polymer Banknote
Polymer
Polymer
banknotes are banknotes made from a polymer such as biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Such notes incorporate many security features not available in paper banknotes, including the use of metameric inks.[1] Polymer
Polymer
banknotes last significantly longer than paper notes, causing a decrease in environmental impact and a reduced cost of production and replacement.[2] Modern polymer banknotes were first developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia
(RBA), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and The University of Melbourne. They were first issued as currency in Australia during 1988 (coinciding with Australia's bicentennial year). In 1996 Australia switched completely to polymer banknotes
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Hell In Christian Beliefs
In Christian theology, Hell
Hell
is the place or state into which by God's definitive judgment unrepentant sinners pass either immediately after death (particular judgment) or in the general judgment.[1] Its character is inferred from teaching in the biblical texts, some of which, interpreted literally, have given rise to the popular idea of Hell.[1] Theologians today generally see Hell
Hell
as the logical consequence of using free will to reject union with God
God
and, because God
God
will not force conformity, not incompatible with God's justice and mercy.[1] Different Hebrew and Greek words are translated as "Hell" in most English-language Bibles. They include:"Sheol" in the Hebrew Bible, and "Hades" in the New Testament. Many modern versions, such as the New International Version, translate Sheol
Sheol
as "grave" and simply transliterate "Hades"
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Sinner's Prayer
The Sinner's Prayer
Prayer
(also called the Consecration Prayer
Prayer
and Salvation Prayer) is an evangelical Christian term referring to any prayer of repentance, prayed by individuals who feel convicted of the presence of sin in their lives and have the desire to form or renew a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is a popular phenomenon in evangelical circles.[1] It is not intended as liturgical like a creed or a confiteor, but rather, is intended to be an act of initial conversion to Christianity. While some Christians see reciting the sinner's prayer as the moment defining one's salvation, others see it as a beginning step of one's lifelong faith journey.[2][3] It also may be prayed as an act of "re-commitment" for those who are already believers in the faith
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United States Secret Service
The United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
("USSS" or "Secret Service") is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, charged with conducting criminal investigations and protecting the nation's leaders.[2] Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as the agency was originally founded to combat the then-widespread counterfeiting of U.S. currency.[3] The U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Secret Service
is tasked with two distinct and critical national security missions:Investigative Mission – The investigative mission of the USSS is to safeguard the payment and financial systems of the United States from a wide range of financial and electronic-based crimes. Financial investigations include counterfeit U.S. currency, bank & financial institution fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, illicit financing operations, and major conspiracies
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Evangelism
In Christianity, Evangelism
Evangelism
is the commitment to or act of publicly preaching of the Gospel
Gospel
with the intention of spreading the message and teachings of Jesus
Jesus
Christ. Christians who specialize in evangelism are often known as evangelists, whether they are in their home communities or living as missionaries in the field, although some Christian traditions refer to such people as missionaries in either case. Some Christian traditions consider evangelists to be in a leadership position; they may be found preaching to large meetings or in governance roles. Christian groups who encourage evangelism are sometimes known as evangelistic or evangelist
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The New Zealand Herald
Zealand
Zealand
(Danish: Sjælland, pronounced [ˈɕɛˌlanˀ]), at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populated island in Denmark after Greenland
Greenland
with a population of 2,287,740 (39.8% of Denmark's total as of January 2017).[1] It is the 13th-largest island in Europe by area and the 4th most populous. It is connected to Funen
Funen
by the Great Belt
Great Belt
Fixed Link, to Lolland, Falster
Falster
(and Germany from 2028) by the Storstrøm Bridge
Storstrøm Bridge
and the Farø
Farø
Bridges. Zealand
Zealand
is also linked to Amager
Amager
by several bridges
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Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc.[6] (/ˈæməzɒn/), is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.[7][8][9] Amazon is known for its disruption of well-established industries through technological innovation and mass scale.[10][11][12] It is the world's largest e-commerce marketplace, AI assistant
AI assistant
provider, and cloud computing platform[13] as measured by revenue and market capitalization.[14] Amazon is the largest Internet
Internet
company by revenue in the world.[15] It is the second largest private employer in the United States[16] and one of the world's most valuable companies
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