Double standard?! ROFL. You think you can brute force everything and reduce it down to your reason. And not just any reason, your reason. Implict in this is the idea that somehow your brain can encompass everything. My response was that not all Christian thought regarding the Beginning is ex nihilo. There are ex materia viewpoints as well. You take that as somehow arguing from both ends, and you completely misunderstand. You make the matter as black and white when even within Christianity it has not been. You then go on to (it seems to me) insinuate that I do not even know where I stand. I believe in ex nihilo, and current evidence seems to align very well with the Augustinian viewpoint.
Simple things aren't understood. Simple things like God's reason for LOVING the same world He condemned. Yet, these simple things are turned into complex doctrines and asserted to be so TRUE they must be accepted and believed.
What is wrong with this picture?
Within "Christianity" NOTHING is agreed upon. If it were would there be hundreds and hundreds of competing churches each claiming Truth?
Christianity is a mess of chaotic assertions without fact, principle or proof and ALWAYS HAS BEEN historically.
That is what strikes me as so curious about your willingness to take a contrary point of view WITHOUT any reasons to set forth justifying the position you have staked out!
Do you remember anywhere in scripture a statement to the effect that YOU MUST give a reason for your hope to any who demand it of you?
Why were the Boreans more "noble minded" than the rest? Weren't they commended for actually taking the time and trouble to DAILY examine whether things were SO or NOT?
Doesn't sound like a template for complacency to me.
You either have a REASON for what you believe or you are just pulling things out of your own EX NIHILO.
That should certainly be embarassing for you to admit. I can see why you have your back up.