WA Delegate: The Canaanite Democratic Haven of Gwrrrrr (elected 1 year 227 days ago)
Embassies: Christian, Christian Teens, Coalition of Catholic States, Democratic Social Union, Soli Deo gloria, League of Christian Nations, Christianity, Christians United, The Commonwealth of Kings, Land of Israel, The conservative christians, and Moderate Christian Voices.
The Unified Christians Alliance contains 4 nations.
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The Shortest Average Lifespan in The Unified Christians Alliance
Citizens of nations ranked highly tend to die earlier, whether from poor health, crime, accident, or government encouragement.
As a region, The Unified Christians Alliance is ranked 15,372nd in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
|1.||The Republic of Angle Empire||Capitalist Paradise||“To live is Christ, to die is gain.”|
|2.||The Canaanite Democratic Haven of Gwrrrrr||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“1 Samuel 12 24 give thanks for what He has done”|
|3.||The Colony of Chemung Martian Colony||Democratic Socialists||“In God we trust.”|
|4.||The Federation of Mendevia||New York Times Democracy||“Dum spiro spero”|
- 2 days 11 hours ago: The Marian Catholic Republic of Holy Eucharist of the region United Catholic Nations proposed constructing embassies.
- 4 days ago: The Democratic Republic of EverlastingL ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Constitutional Republic of Union of Christian States of the region League of Christian Nations cancelled the closure of its embassy in The Unified Christians Alliance.
- 5 days ago: The Wraith's Raiding Power of Remoqoq of the region League of Christian Nations ordered the closure of its embassy in The Unified Christians Alliance.
- 6 days ago: The Commonwealth of The Republic Confederation of America of the region Confederate American Union proposed constructing embassies.
- 7 days ago: Embassy cancelled between United Catholic Nations and The Unified Christians Alliance.
- 7 days ago: The Confederacy of Masonomics of the region The New Republican Order proposed constructing embassies.
- 8 days ago: The Empire of Koznia of the region The Creation of Modern Catholics proposed constructing embassies.
- 9 days ago: The Confused Lands of The Drunken Butler of the region The United Coalition of Butlers proposed constructing embassies.
- 10 days ago: The Wraith's Raiding Power of Biyonoy of the region United Catholic Nations ordered the closure of its embassy in The Unified Christians Alliance.
The Unified Christians Alliance Regional Message Board
The theory suggests otherwise. Time and space didn't exist until the Big Bang. Also could you clarify material? Matter, as we know it, did't exist. It would be forces and energy, perhaps in its purest state. Though my point was that asking why it didn't cool off may not apply because time was meaningless, as was space. Though I suppose a better way to ask this would be how, in your view, time started. If it is finite, it could have started at the Big Bang even in your view. Space would also be what the universe's size is. There would be an absence of "something," outside the size of the universe, not a barrier. There is also the effect gravity has on time, so if a black hole's event horizon can make time for you stand still where time outside continues on, a density on the scale of the singularity could have stopped time, though time exists inside the universe only, so far as we can tell. Again, a hard thing to wrap your head around without understanding the mathematics of it.
I do not believe the volume was zero in the model. It would be smaller than a quark by many orders of magnitude, but to say has 0 volume doesn't seem true, since zero would mean it didn't exist. Though yes, the laws as we know them likely didn't work for the singularity. Though there could still be laws governing the singularity, like we have quantum mechanics and the scale we are use to. The laws we live in are different than the laws of quantum particles.
OK, so I was with you for the most part, but then you said the cause of the expansion would have to be immaterial, timeless, uncaused, and enormously powerful. The cause of the expansion could well be the singularity or a law that deals with how singularities act like. So I suppose a law would be immaterial and timeless, in a sense, though the laws may break down if this universe dies from a heat death, so they may be finite. Immaterial in the sense they are our ideas of how things work, but something like gravity exists, not sure if you would call it immaterial though. Which is why I asked for clarification on how you are using the term.
Uncaused may also not work. The laws of the universe seem to come from the universe itself. Light travels as a constant speed that doesn't change, but if could somehow escape from the universe, it may stop, speed up, slow down, or do something else. Finally, being extremely powerful doesn't really apply to laws, since it is the only option at the given scale, but it could apply to the singularity I suppose.
So, depending on how you wish to define the terms, all 4 could apply to the singularity, or they could be meaningless ideas when it comes to the time before the universe existed.
Again, we don't know.
My good friends, I believe the current debate on our RMB has ended. It appears the debate will continue in the region for which Midnight Thinder has departed.
It is time with the new Year to renew our region and invigorate our own participation in it. What ideas do others have on this topic? Thank you all!
I have missed a lot. Again I must apoloigize. As your Delegate, I should more active and less like my previous Delegates. I see that we had a vigorous argument with an atheist and I will see that with the help of the Papal Knights, we proved him wrong. Or should I say you did as I had no part in this. Let's start the year off good and bring back things that proved to be helpful.
Very good, Gwrrrr. It is great to have you back with us. Blessings and peace in the New Year.
I to apologize for being absent in the discussion. Internal affairs within Huvakia have been brutal as of late and it has taken much of my time. I hope that things pick up soon. I have some ideas that I am still working on but like many other things they have not received my full attention. I hope all is well in your nations.
Well its always been said that the two subjects that you shouldn't talk about at the dinner table are religion and politics (Off subject: For the life of me I have never been able to understand this assertion because politics affects everything in this life and religion affects everything in this life and the next. You would think that subjects of such great importance would be discussed anywhere and everywhere, but I digress.) Back on topic, I find it quite surprising that a group of religious individuals who have signed up to take part in an online political simulation would find their discussion board notably silent except for some small, irregular spurts of activity.
If you want some thought-provoking discussions here are some which have always worked for me.
1. Who was Jesus? We all know he is the Son of God and our Lord and Savior but some biblical passages raise more questions than they answer. For example, we all know and believe that God is All-Knowing and All-Powerful, so with that absolute truth in mind how do we reconcile Jesus' divinity with Mark 13:32 ([Jesus speaking about the day of Judgement] "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.") If Jesus is God in human flesh than why doesn't he know when the day of Judgement is? I mean he is after all God and God is All-Knowing. Another question, can God be tempted? After Jesus' baptism he is led into the desert to be tempted for 40 days and 40 nights. Speaking in terms of objective logic, either one of the following must be true if the gospel narrative is to be true: God can be tempted or since Jesus was tempted he is not God. These two observations indicate, however slight their indications may be, that Jesus was not God in human flesh; but on the other hand to say that Jesus was just a man filled with the Holy Spirit who overcame all the temptations that Satan threw at him and throughout his 30+ year life never sinned rejects Jesus' divinity and is frequently, and in my view correctly, regarded as heretical.
2. How divine is the Bible? It is often given the title as the Word of God. But is it? In the most literal sense, is the Bible a complete, holy manifestation of the thoughts of God and is it a perfect, historical record of mankind's past?
3. Is it correct to give the label 'Word of God' to Paul's letters? Paul's letters were written to individual people and communities, therefore is it right to view them as timeless and completely Holy? Imagine for a moment that you are a leading figure in Christianity today and you write a couple of letters to some individuals and communities that you have been in contact with for a while, and the purpose of these letters is to encourage and advise your brothers and sisters in Christ. Then after your death some 200 years later the Christian community regards your writing as the infallible word of God and view your letters in equality to the four literary recordings of the life of Jesus Christ.
Thank the saviour, a peacful region can I be director of intellenge.
Blessings and peace all.
Kingdom of Liberal Swedish and French Unity: We are pleased you have joined us. We are going through a bit of a quiet spell here. While I don't have any appointment powers for our regional government, you are certainly welcome to volunteer intelligence information in an informal capacity. I will leave it to others who have the power of appointment to respond to your official request.
Godly States: Thank you for your post, I will respond with some thoughts in a separate post.
Godly States: You have asked a very interesting question "Is it correct to give the label 'Word of God' to Paul's letters?"
I think it is. In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus charged the disciples to "go and make disciples of all nations." He commanded them to teach others to obey "everything I have commanded over you." Jesus then said "I am with you to the very end of the age." This was clearly not a suggestion, but rather a directive.
In Acts 1, Jesus tells the disciples "...you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses ... to the very ends of the earth." In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples and enables them to speak in other languages.
Saul's conversion, of course, does not happen until later in Acts 9, after he has persecuted many people of the early church. However, in Acts 9, Jesus confronts Saul, blinds him and commands him to find Annanias. Jesus tells Annanias, a disciple, to say to Saul that Saul is His "chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and before the people of Israel." Annanais cures Saul of the blindness Jesus inflicted on Saul earlier and gives Saul Jesus' charge. Later in Acts 19, there are reports of God doing extraordinary miracles through Paul and of his extensive preaching. In Acts 23, Jesus tells Paul "Take Courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, you must also do in Rome." Paul recounts more of what Jesus said to him on the road from Damascus in Acts 26: 15-18. To me, these words are a charge to spread the Good News.
So, I would argue that Paul's words are inspired, if not directed by the Holy Spirit and that we should regard them as scripture. What do others think?
What happened to our region? We used to have dozens of member states. Now it's just 5 of us.