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(Edit to add: ) Yea, it is about preaching the word of God, but it's up to that person to listen or not. If you don't want to listen, it's as simple as saying that you're not interested.
It's like being asked to renew your subscription to your local newspaper. If you say no, they might ask why, and give you some points to continue, but if you say no, that's pretty much what it boils down to.
That's my opinion on it anyway.
[edit on 27-9-2007 by Valdimer]
As for the above post, why do you have to lump all Christians into the catagory of "The ones that come to your door and tell you why you're going to hell."?
I don't do that, and I'm Christian. I am part of a branch of Christianity that does do that however, and I really have no problem with it. If you're not interested, or come to the door naked, they'll leave you alone. It's as easy as that.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
he and his dad really have a disagreement on this stuff. jesus seems to be mellow.. his dad asks for genocides and burns cities to the ground
Originally posted by Valdimer
If you're not interested, or come to the door naked, they'll leave you alone. It's as easy as that.
Originally posted by jfj123
actually floods are only temporary as they eventually recede.
So obviously in the end, floods don't win.
Just an observation
Originally posted by Gorman91
Ok, so i offended a few people, boo hoo, do it everyday.
Fact remains, people are mainly religious, or secular religious (believe, but don't practice). 20% being un religious completely? where did you get those figures? there is about 70% devoutly religious (the masses) 20% who believe in something but don't do much else, 5 % who are good atheists, and 5% who badmouth everything religious. That's how the polls show it.
Fact remains also that, as the world goes deeper into hatred and WW3, there will be less faithful, then there will be a revival in religion after the war,and a balancing off until something acts as a catalyst either way. This is the pattern in history.
I have my personal proof of a God, but that is another story I might tell when it isn't 1 in the morning, and I can never say he doesn't exist after that event.
Originally posted by thehumbleone
Cool! We need more laws like this!
Originally posted by Gorman91
Actually, China is smart. Wouldn't you be suspicious if the Chinese revolution happened at out of no where a 6th of the pop went atheist?
And the would had had more atheists before.
Before the adoption Christianity in Rome, it could be very well said that most people were either atheists or agnostic in the Empire, as the religion was so corrupted by the state that no one believed. The practiced it as the Emperor said to, but no one really cared.
16% atheist would mainly be in Europe also, I forgot that one. And for that matter, the pattern applies there too.
After they go under from the Muslims or socialists or whoever is coming in next, they will have a religious revolution.
It is highly likely that the Extremist Muslims will take over (as they have begun to) and then force everyone to submit to their way.
This will cause a revolution and moderate Islam will become the mainstream religion in Europe. Or possibly the Muslims and Christians will form their own separate joined religon, as the Sikhs did in India, or some other groups have done in Africa.
The point is, China is smart, they smudge the numbers a bit here and there. But hey, currently Buddhism and Christianity or on the rise there. They say China will be the most religiously devote people in the world within 50 years.
In any case, the pattern keeps. Wars come closer, forces people to abandon religon, war happens, people unite and either return or form new religions, then a balance off happens.
Religion always wins, as that Buddhist guy said in the quote a few posts ago.