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Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the "intellectual elite" considered themselves atheists than the national average.
Originally posted by ElohimJD
reply to post by Quazga
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness'; and again, 'The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are fools.'" 1 Corinthians 3:19-20
"The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' Psalm 53:1
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise (intellectual), they became fools..." Romans 1:20-22
"Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes."
"Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him." - Proverbs 26
Originally posted by spiritualzombie
Supreme being... sure. Divine creation... Its possible..... Something bigger and better than us out there in the universe and beyond... Most definitely. But bibles and man-made religious texts that seek to divide and control. That's all false. The problem is when people talk about God they usually refer to the stories of a bible... And if they are not referring to a specific religious God, then there is no reference to compare to.
I run into this all the time. I'm not religious at all. I despise religion. So people say I don't believe in God. But really I dont believe in any of their manufactured gods... Its hard for them to seperate manufactured gods from openness to something greater.
And yet, if you approach these same religious people and zero in on all the fallacies of religion, and suggest that any interaction man had with beings from the sky could have been astronauts of the past... Then they say... "Yeah, but who created THEM." In which case they are okay negating all historical accounts of the bible as "alien" and yet use the argument to perpetuate a belief in the religion that they just negated... "But who created them" tosses everything thats written in the trash... And yet the belief remains. Its a weird contradictory justification.
Its a kind of delusional insanity.
With God All Things Are Possible
24 And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Luke 18:24-27 NKJV
that they forget that - that's already been done for them.
And it's all written in the Bible...
But they are so enthralled by their own message, they get into self-congratulation and others congratulating them, that they overlook the actual message that came from God.
Originally posted by ABeing
And! If there came a group of highly evolved aliens to Earth and told us they did not believe in a Creator; rest assured we would have a new definition of evil who would use humanity as cattle for life stock or slaves to carry out their work and claim dominion over Earth.
Sound familiar? Why? Because you do not know God if you do not understand or cannot appreciate the sanctity of life.