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Originally posted by empire_942
So then when this Rapture happens what is to become of followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Paganism, Satanism, and the list of other religions that don't believe in Jesus Christ as there Deity? And what about there Gods, wouldnt they save them from being casted away? Maybe im wrong but isnt Christianity Pretty much saying that Jesus is the only right God pretty much the God of all Gods?
Originally posted by pavlovsdog
What I was trying to illustrate here is that for non christians - we cant do much of anything without hearing you folks preaching. Every media source is innundated with the babble.
f you want to bash christianity than there ought to be a place for that.
I'm not bashing. I simply pointed out your preaching, which you were denying.
I in fact enjoy religous debate and discussions of a spiritual matter. We should be able to have those discussions without you telling us that we will 'weep in front of the lamb' (a threat) or that you are going to pray for us (an attempt to psychically impose your will). As I attempted to show in my last post, you certainly wouldnt like it if you were forced to experience the same thing.
I am not anti Christian or pro pagan. I am however in conflict with the Evangelical intrepretation of 'The Great Commission", the "Council of Nicea" and the fundamental changes that it made, and the Rapture.
Originally posted by Elisha4Yah
reply to post by jimbo999
We can agree to disagree. And you can say I'm deluded and I can say you are and we can go around the merry-go-round. I responded to God's Warriors appropriately, I think, and that's when the attack came. Do you think I'm not going to defend what I believe? If the post is "God's Warriors" then what is unintelligent with discussing just that? You'd almost think it says "Satans warriors"! If you want to discuss God, here I am, if not then find something else to do for entertainment, I'm not being smart, I'm being honest. This is a place to discuss our view, thoughts, beliefs, etc on things to do with "religion", you don't like it, there appears to be plenty of other topics here at Abovetopsecret to read and discuss.
PS: Are you always this welcoming to new people?
There was no 'attack' as you call it - it's just that people on this forum are tired of being preached at by christians - when this is NOT an area for anything to do with 'belief' - chritian or otherwise.
This is not a place to dicuss 'our view, thoughts, beliefs, etc on things to do with "religion" ' - it's actually a place to discuss 'Conspiracies In Relgion' - something I wouldn't think a christian would find too pleasant really.
Am I always this welcoming? Not always There are areas for 'religeous belief' to be discussed around here - but this particular forum isn't one of them really. 'Conspiricies' such as The Dead Sea Scrolls, or The Holy Grail mystery - those are 'Conspiracies In Relgions'...
[edit on 26-1-2008 by Elisha4Yah]
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Elisha4Yah
I believe Jesus followed the more Jewish model of faith, that what you believe is between god and you, Thus his statement of prayer being done in one's closet rather than in the street for all to see.
And if Jimbo claimed to be divine, well good for him. Every atom in the whole of the universe is a piece of divinity. All things are god
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
No, Jesus commanded us that what he tells us in secret, to proclaim it in public.
If you read the bible you'll see that Jesus was Really evangelical!
But how do you think you know what 'Jesus' said? The Bible is for the most part, highly fictionalized, and most of 'Jesus's' quotes were pieced together - many biblical experts would say 'created' - by men who never even knew him, decades and even centuries after he 'lived'.
Originally posted by sayso
reply to post by jimbo999
LOL, thanks and I am sure you know by now when they offer to pray for you it is an insult to human intelligence. They are like the pharisees who stood praying and thanking god they were not like 'that poor man' who stood humbly by him with his head down. Their bible clearly teaches anything done sincerely and from the heart is to be done in secret and not go about flapping your lips about it like you are doing a tremendous favor. That is called being a HYPOCRITE! Misery loves company and as an ex-christian, I saw this misery most of my life. These people don't really give a tinkers damn about anyone but themselves. I think Thomas Paine was very insightful in his saying that went something like this: to argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead. ..