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I couldn’t have said it any better myself, that is why I am here, people have no ideal who god is!
Originally posted by Komodo
reply to post by Brandon Levon
hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............right.. well.. if it's a big deception .. it's gotta be the greatest I've EVER been deceived~!
I love it ~!!
but, as I always say.. "you'll always be a skeptic until you have a personal experience"
and .. get on your knees, and earnestly pray to God..
Originally posted by willthe best
You are an evil evil person! How can you say that when Jesus died for you? How can you do that and live with yourself, God help you!
Originally posted by Grandma
reply to post by Simplynoone
I think the main point to remember here is, There will be a mark of the beast....It really doesn't matter where it is. It will happen somewhere!
Religion is mad made. The bible is sort of a history book as well as a book of love, grace, and peace. My faith is not in my bible, it is in my Lord. I have a relationship with him through taking long walks outside, my quiet time alone with him, and by reading scriptures. I do not look upon myself as brainwashed or under mind control. See, the Lord wants us to come to him on our OWN free will, not because we have to.
I know you still will find fault with this, but I can only tell you there is no greater feeling in the world when you are feeling small and helpless then crawling up into the Father's lap and laying your head upon his shoulder and he patting your back telling you everything will be alright. Yes, this is very spiritual and only those who have entered into this kind of spiritual relationship with the Lord will understand the emotion I am sharing with you how.
Peace and Love
Originally posted by gYvMessanger
Well yes undeniably the bible is a mind control device but then you have to wonder, do the masses really have the intelligence to govern themselves and function in a way which benefits the whole, the obvious answer to this is no, and so a way needs to be found through which positive channeling of human energies can be achieved. I would suggest (perhaps overly kindly) that is what the early versions of scripture attempted to do.
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
reply to post by J.Smit
You might be Wrong.
Lost Gospel of Judas Escariot is said to date to 2 AD
Still, some of the NT gospels supposedly written by the disciples were written decades after christ faked his death and did a runner - if the Judas text is a load of old balls then I guess the NT texts are too, or is it one rule for one text and another for the remainder...........?
Lost Gospel of Judas Escariot
Originally posted by Treacherous
So this was all planned from way back when? See, I kind of beleived their was a master plan AFTER reading the bible... since I've kind of eased off the conspiracy pedal.... but now you're telling me that there is a master plan afterall but the Bible was just a part of it? Confusing stuff! If I can't believe in what is apparently 'Gods word' why should I believe in anything?
You know also that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken.
And shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up?
Then the first thing will be to establish a censorship of the writers of fiction, and let the censors receive any tale of fiction which is good, and reject the bad; and we will desire mothers and nurses to tell their children the authorised ones only. Let them fashion the mind with such tales, even more fondly than they mould the body with their hands; but most of those which are now in use must be discarded.
Neither, if we mean our future guardians to regard the habit of quarrelling among themselves as of all things the basest, should any word be said to them of the wars in heaven, and of the plots and fightings of the gods against one another, for they are not true. No, we shall never mention the battles of the giants, or let them be embroidered on garments; and we shall be silent about the innumerable other quarrels of gods and heroes with their friends and relatives. If they would only believe us we would tell them that quarrelling is unholy, and that never up to this time has there been any quarrel between citizens; this is what old men and old women should begin by telling children; and when they grow up, the poets also should be told to compose for them in a similar spirit.... For a young person cannot judge what is allegorical and what is literal; anything that he receives into his mind at that age is likely to become indelible and unalterable; and therefore it is most important that the tales which the young first hear should be models of virtuous thoughts.
And now let us frame an ideal of the just and unjust. Imagine the unjust man to be master of his craft, seldom making mistakes and easily correcting them; having gifts of money, speech, strength—the greatest villain bearing the highest character: and at his side let us place the just in his nobleness and simplicity—being, not seeming—without name or reward—clothed in his justice only—the best of men who is thought to be the worst, and let him die as he has lived.... The just man will be scourged, racked, bound, will have his eyes put out, and will at last be crucified.