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Originally posted by badmedia
Originally posted by VelmaLu
It's not appropriate in the workplace, in social settings or when discussing political matters. It's really not an appropriate topic with non-believers unless they bring it up to you. Yet, this little nugget seems to escape so many Christians. Many Christians will continue on with their behavior even when they have knowledge that their behavior is offensive to others.
Well, I'm not someone who goes around and talks about this stuff in the office or anything like that. But as far as you or anyone else being offended by my beliefs, I do not care if my opinion offends you.
So do us all a favor, do the planet a favor and reel in your belief system before we're out of all our resources. While YOU may believe that God will zap more oil into the ground, the rest of us do not. While YOU may believe that we should continue to go forth and multiply, some of us do not want to see millions of people suffer and die. While YOU look forward to the end of the world, some us to not see it as a rapture.
And now you are going to blame a religion for using up all the resources? That is just a silly and baseless claim. And I'm pretty sure the entire "fossil fuel" idea has been debunked with recent discoveries.
You're statement isn't fact either. It's an opinion. You blame people for stating their opinions as fact, but then also state your opinion as fact. And in a way no different than the people you point fingers at, proceed to call everyone else the problem.
What if you were a Christian, and someone came along making arguments like these to say your beliefs were wrong. How would you like it? Wouldn't it be exactly like someone coming along today and saying your beliefs are wrong and that you are a drain on the world? So maybe it's best if you just allow people to keep their beliefs, live and let live and when that boundary is crossed by someone, regardless of beliefs, then point those actions out rather than using the actions of a few to disparage millions of people.
Originally posted by undo
i personally don't believe the US or the western world is christian. i believe it's pagan and has been for a very long time.
Originally posted by scorand
christianity: convert without force, free will, show each other love, turn the other cheek, love your neighbor as yourself.
too bad thats not the case.. there is a lot of blood on christianities hands
because they see the truth of zealotry, hypocracy, and blind faith.. and how it can be used for their bennefit.. too bad more people dont see this..
they are too busy fighting to push the current idea of christianity, and following their church leaders as if the leaders are a direct line to god.. and not a place of worship that its supposed to be
Originally posted by Wertdagf
If i were to tell you that if you dont accept jesus into your heart and go to church you would burn in hell.
You will burn in hell because you are a fool and a sinner just like the rest that go there.
That you dont deserve happiness or life and that you will suffer for eternity for your ignorance.
Is that the truth or hate speech? depends what side your on.....
i agree as times get harder a divine connection may very well be the one thing to hold a person and familly together. how ever many need to realise that the church isnt divinity