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originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: Krazysh0t
My aunt turned to scripture for the sole belief that she would be able to see her dead son and dead, husbands. Yes, that last one is plural. She's had two husbands die on her and the thought of heaven is what makes her happy. Also, she is a JW. One of the more messes up religions I've ever been witness too.
I guess it works for her, but I'd rather she dealt with what's happening here in her living life and not rely on the "afterlife".
Well that's what I'm getting at. What if you are wrong? Is this allowable?
This probably the most sensible thing I've read from a religious person concerning their faith.
In cases like that though, you could always interpret the stories as allegories and lessons instead of historical accounts then. The need for the stories to be true is lessened. Outside of the overarching idea of a deity in charge of everything. That is.
Good advice comes from many different sources. We don't necessarily have to build religions around all of it though.
Well in formal logic that is known as a bandwagon fallacy. Just because many people believe something to be true, doesn't necessarily make it so. It certainly helps for a compelling case, but that isn't a definitive answer, but like I said, I'm not saying these things don't exist. I just don't like when people pretend to know what they are when we haven't properly studied them to make that call.
Steer clear of Wyatt. The thing he found was not the Ark described by my Grandfather. I researched this in depth some years ago. Rons story about the Ark of the Covenant is a hoax as well . Follow all the leads and research what people said who were with him. I wanted to believe that story at first but had to put it down
originally posted by: mouthfullofkefirgrains
a reply to: visitedbythem
this one is interesting--he found enormous anchor stones in the 'mountains of Ararat":
Noahs Ark Found - The Original Noah s Ark Documentary - Ron Wyatt Documentary
Sometime when I get a chance Ill look around for it. I work 13 hour shifts in a steel mill, and dont spend all my time on here or Utube. It sounds to me like you have alot more free time on your hands. You are welcome to have a look around while you are waiting for me to do the foot work for you. Its out there. I dont remember if it was on utube or elsewhere, but it looked like what my Grandfather described. Remember by the way, he lived in Turkey at the base of mount Ararat.
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: visitedbythem
Still waiting for that video that shows the actual "ark" that you've claimed to have watched
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