reply to post by andre18
Dude these christian conversations can be brutal, er cough cough.
I consider my self christian I have asked the spirit into my life so tospeak asking for salvation through the Lord and savior.
I really want to reinject points I seem to get no response to often in hopes you might consider and I offer these in the most pragmatic of
There are people who believe word for word the way the bible reads or other people have interpreted for them. I don't believe this is the intention
of the bible which is written in parables sometimes riddle like. If you take shakespeare for example sometimes you don't know what the hell he talks
about in some acts, but there is an english teacher there waiting to fail you for not interpreting it in her way although I was a pretty decent
English student(pot heads did good in those classes).
I often think back to a good friend of mine, who coincidently is a very logical sort of person, HE told our teacher"how do you know so well exactly
what the author meant did he publish a, book of trnslations and descriptions of exactly what he meant in todays english with our unique sentence
structure accounted for"
This statement sounds like a smart ass response however has direct relevance to the translations of the bible. It's obvious you can't stand
ashleyd and she is probably tired of trying to prove her point to you!! LOL maybe? But she makes good points when she just refrenced several points on
evolution vs creationism. I don't want to steal topics from other threads but I believe science and evolution show gods ways in action.
Let me get off that and on to the point, The impression I get from the afore mentioned scriptures are that when you deny god or Jesus you start to
walk in the path of wrong doing. These commandments are universal truths in the sense that no one feels it's right to kill anyone or steal from
someone who works hard for there possesions and , ineffect steal their glory inthe same way I don't feel right stealing from him.
I AM A DEDICATED CHRISTIAN BUT SEE MOST THINGS RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER IN LOGICAL WAYS. In this logical view of the bible it takes on different
meanings for me which I am sometimes openly and brutaly criticised for. Which is not the manner in which Jesus taught. But when you see the bible in
this light you begin to form your own opinions.
The bible says that god created us in his own image therefore after reading it in entirity I got the feeling that a person knows whether he has been
naughty or nice (oops thats adifferent story) and god really doesn't have to do alot of judging. Some people live in their own eternal damnation
wrought from guilt. I've found even the most non-remorsful people eventually come around(not always true)
Another interesting point is how if people were to alter the bible to persude for what ever reason, money, stubborness, or whatever eternal damnaton
is a good selling point. Don't misunderstand though, it is true when ever you do something horrible you feel bad about it, not because you were
brainwashed but because you knoe it wasn't the right thing to do.
I am no expert, none of these statements are fact but they feel right. Agree or not? If you truly read this Bible without being convinced of anything
I think anyone will see it takes on different meanings every time you read it. If they are good people they will not burn in hell I don't care what
any christian brothers or atheist brothers believe!