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Originally posted by Simplynoone
You wanna talk about illogical ..I believe its illogical as heck to believe that SOMEONE or SOMETHING other than a big bang didnt PUT IT ALL TOGETHER SO NEATLY ...............God spoke the word the elements obeyed and thats that ..
I believe there may have been a bang even ..but that bang didnt just put together everything like a potter would his precious piece of work.......
Originally posted by Good Wolf
The trouble is that these arn't people who will put themselves into other peoples' shoes.
Originally posted by Good Wolf
When I was a fundamentalist, I never thought to see things from an external perspective, outside looking in. In any argument that I found myself in, my failure in communication and understanding of other people and thier right to disagree was not being able to look at myself from the external.
It wasn't till later, in the solitary of my bedroom that I took a genuinely external perspective and started to think that I might just be wrong.
That started something wonderful for me.
Originally posted by FiatLux
And all of that your wrote, is because you can`t understand that I found God within me without any outside help from the bible? As I said before, the bible is good for some to believe in if it helps them grow, but not for all. Instead of being happy that people can find God, in any way they may want to look, no, we try to make them feel bad for finding God in a way that many do not understand, or believe in. You speak as though people are unable to find God without the bibles help, yet I have, as have many many others. It saddens me that many people want to restrict others free will in these terms. If we try to restict it for others, then it`s not free anymore, it`s taking away something God gave to us with love.
God doesn`t care how we search, just as long as we find him/her, and understand that we are a part of God as a whole, yet separate.
Finding God even deeper without instructions? The knowledge of all is within us, you just have to look within if you want or need to find it.
[edit on 3-9-2008 by FiatLux]
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Yes, we can agree to disagree.