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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
The bible thumpers will say Satan did this, or Jesus is testing you...
In any topic but religion a new paradigm would have long since been adopted.
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come
Now this is not the first time I have heard such argument however
No, we are just frightened that we KNOW the most well meaning people, are contributing to the destruction of us all, and will offer NO help, and will actually try to destroy anything good that comes along to make a change.
"This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds."
In the Bible the word church is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia , meaning "a calling out." It never refers to a building or meeting place, but always to people, the ones "called out" of the world's society by God calling them into His service. The Church of the Bible is not a cold, stone building, but a group of warm and loving people specially chosen by God.
originally posted by: Bone75
originally posted by: Chronogoblin
For some reason, Christianity is the most hated religion in the World, and no one really can tell you why. Why do they hate God? They just do. Because that's the way the Enemy wants you to feel. Who's being controlled again? Who's being told what to think, and what to feel? Mmhmm...
That's a very good point. Where are all the Muhammad and Buddha haters?
originally posted by: all2human
Seriously , I've never understood the motive of science vs religion
If a book or person explains/shows how to be kind and understanding then why knock it?
See the forest, not the tree..
both science and religion have noble foundations
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: Klassified
Good point. I can agree, Klass.
If we accept that as being true, then can we say that the rabid anti-theists are no better than the extreme fundamentalists? They are exactly what they are claiming to fight against?
Is that guy actually implying that if someone is not found in 126 historical texts, then that person never existed? That just doesn't make sense, it's beyond ridiculous.