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Originally posted by badmedia
Interesting. It's "pride in disconnecting their own beliefs" when others do it, but when you accept "dogmas" of your faith it is not that.
[edit on 1-4-2009 by badmedia]
Originally posted by Supercertari
There's the fundamental difference badmedia, which I do make clear in the above post - it is my faith in so far as I belong to it, not my faith by my own invention. It is the faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Universal Church.
It's the faith of the "Our" of the Our Father. The faith of the institution established by Christ in the Apostles and persisting in uninterupted continuity since that time in the Spirit.
5O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Originally posted by badmedia
You can such hollow words, which make you appear "clean" on the outside, but the dead and hollowness of those words shines through. And this is plain to those with understanding, just as the truth of the father is plain to them.
Appear clean on the outside all you want, praise others like you and pretend you are not praising yourself. I don't care, it's only yourself that you lie to.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets
Originally posted by mrwupy
Freedom has never been the easy path. You must accept what
challenges come your way, responsibility for both your victories and
your failures, and understand that you are in the driver´s seat
of your own life.
Religions don´t allow that. They give you a convenient
scapegoat any time something goes wrong. The devil did it, or the
evil fairies did it or spirits from the dark side made you do it.
I am a spiritual Anarchist
I need your help to overthrow the
tyranny that is nothing less then the slavery of the human soul.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
Free yourself and then show others how to free themselves, this is the paradox here, no matter how much you want to help another do it you cant, as you said We are in the driving seat.
Originally posted by shapeless
Isn't confession for the redemption of sin? Who exactly would an anarchist confess to and why?