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Originally posted by HIFIGUY
Originally posted by Hellish-D
Interesting perspective coming from a conspiracy site. I think we can show dozens of examples where 'the truth' has lost in the end.
The Truth is as it is, regardless of your spin. There is one that knows, be they the participants, occupants, or victims.
And even though the evidence may not be apparent, the Truth still exists, and is unchangable. JFK was shot. Rosswell is a place. The question then becomes do you believe you will ever know the truth of either matter.
The Truth never goes away. The issue becomes, would you be believe it if it was right in front of your face. And would you know the Truth if it was given to you. Perhaps your own doubt would be your greatest stubling block.
After all, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed.
[edit on 9-2-2009 by HIFIGUY]
but wouldnt that require us to get past blind faith and dogma, use the intelligence that god gave us and see what the truth is, jesus stated that we are to seek the truth and to not follow blindlly .. which sadly few actually do.. they are too wrapped up in traditional docturine and dogma to actually see what is truely before them
Originally posted by distortion9
By no means do I want or expect free thought and/or opinion to be restricted because it offends me. But, IMHO there is an anti Christian, anti American vibe here that keeps me from posting. To be frank, it makes me sick.
It's a strange world where the trend is to be more sympathetic towards radical Muslims than to conservative Christians....quite prophetic too.
ACTUALLY, it's a misnomer that it is based purely on faith. We don't just have a personal faith, but nearly 7000 years of historical documentation and artifacts, not to mention other testimonies, some which are eye witness testimonies. The real and central issue is - is any of that legit. And that's what the argument finally boils down to.
And I await the first one to come stomping up to my post screaming how I have personally offended them. That is the BIGGEST sign of a hypocrite-
Again, if people could stop from constantly lying to themselves,
So since "Christianity" started around 135 BC and is basically a mash up of other religions at the time, done so by Constantine. How could you possibily have 7000 years of anything refering to Christianity, Since it's based on the New Testement and it is a relatively new religon maybe 2200 years old.
Originally posted by badmedia
I'm pretty sure Christianity is mentioned more than others because it is the religion that is most prevalent in our culture. And this fact is being overlooked and so some people are acting as if it is only their religion which is under scrutiny.
I have seen topics on other religions. They are usually started by Christians and are some of the most horrid topics I've seen on these forums. I've only been here about 6 months, but in that time I've seen a few of them. And they usually seem to be reposts of some chain email propaganda designed at making other Christians hate other religions.
I "pick" on Christianity because it is the false religion Jesus spoke about, the religion in his name that killed anyone who didn't go along with it. It was formed by a 2nd shepherd(Paul, who makes up 50% of the NT writings, more than Jesus or any disciple that walked with Jesus) who formed the official religion based on politics and the powers/prince of this world.
Which is prophecy fulfilled. Prophecy many Christians still wait to be fulfilled because they look at all religions except their own as the false religion. I personally find the entire religion of Christianity to be an attack on Jesus/truth.
[edit on 7-2-2009 by badmedia]
Originally posted by TNT13
He taught to love not want and to teach not preach.
Originally posted by Thiaoouba Prophecy
""Christians, throughout the centuries, have killed in the name of God. The Inquisition was a good example, and the Spanish Catholics in Mexico behaved worse than the most savage tribes, all in the name of God and Christ.
In the various councils of the Roman Catholic Church, the Bible has been greatly revised, for reasons which are clear: to serve the needs of Christianity.
Originally posted by N3krostatic
How ironic that "No Jesus Christ" by Seether is playing when I found this thread.
I have my feelings toward religion and I agree that most of the religion bashing is of the christian religions.
Originally posted by Annee
When anyone tries to pull - humans wouldn't know how to behave or have morals & ethical behavior if it wasn't for Christianity and bible teachings.
I refer them to the complex society of Timber Wolves and Elephants. Many animal societies have better ethical behavior then humans.
My atheist and wiccan friends are far more conscious of behavior and treatment of their fellow man - - then anyone I've known who lives their life out of a compilation of man written & chosen ancient scripts.
Originally posted by realshanti
I'm very glad you have such good friends - I too have good friends among people of other faiths but it wasn't my "good" ethical friends of other faiths or even my life long buddies that took care of me for months after I had surgery, fed me. washed and ironed my clothes, and made sure that I was taken of and comfortable - the folks that did those things came from my church and my bible study circle and I hadn't known any of them very long......so please folks - judge not as the saying goes....because most of you who have the most to say about Christians have the least experience and personal knowledge of them and simply repeat what you have been told....and lets not quibble - most of you who are outspoken critics of the bible have never truly read the darn thing...