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When people with set beliefs converse with others, they try to justify their opinions by espousing and defending their opinions. Their judgements seldom change as a result of any new information they encounter, and they show little interest in allowing any real conversational interactional to take place.
Originally posted by Melissa101
There is nothing in the Bible that is contradictory, It is your inability to comprehend the Bible that makes it seem contradictory to you. If you want to prove the people of God wrong study the Bible with open heart like a child, then maybe you will only prove yourself wrong.
Originally posted by pause4thought
Jesus Christ: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and your neighbour as yourself... Do not hinder children from coming to me."
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Originally posted by bloodcircle
It is this very ARROGANCE that made me realise how disturbing christianity really is.
Shhh, I'll tell you a secret...
Don't tell anyone else, but religion is not disturbing its people that are disturbing.
If someone is using religion in a disturbing way it is because they are using it as a tool for their own purposes. Christianity doesn’t teach all the stuff that people do, they are just people doing what people do. If a priest rapes a boy it has nothing to do with his religion no matter what he might say. If a church decides to look the other way then the blood is on their hands and god (if he exists) will deal with it.
If your parents beat religion into you then once again it is on them. Just because we humans corrupt much around us doesn’t mean religion is corrupt, and whether you believe in a god or not most religions have a lot of wisdom imbedded in their writings that work for both religious and non-religious alike.
My understanding of that quote is that it's about not stopping children from moving towards Christianity under their own volition; if they're drawn to it, don't get in the way.
However, that's not what's actually happening here. It looks to me like the children are being 'brought' or 'taken' to Christianity, which is a very different thing.
Originally posted by SheepleFlavored
reply to post by Merriman Weir
That's fascinating to me. I've never had the fortune to visit Britain, though I have had acquaintences and coworkers from Britain. Religion never came up as a topic of conversation.
Well yes, that's absolutely correct and hitting poor Moocowman upside the head with a holier-than-thou attitude is something I don't care for, either. But surely you know to Christians that our Lord is far more to us than an invisible sky being, so that's quite a put-down. Judging from your statement you abhor arrogance in others. So please accept that I am respectfully pointing out you might be exhibiting a tad bit of it yourself by that dismissive comment. Maybe you do not respect Christians for many valid reasons. But please show some courtesy and those of us with half a brain will try and respond in kind. And those of us who are idiots will rant about damnation because they're totally missing the point of this whole blasted thread.
Yet here we are in a thread where the more religious members are portraying a holier-than-thou attitude towards others for their choice to NOT believe in invisible sky beings.
To believe is fine. To express an attitude of superiority because you hold those beliefs, is in my humble opinion, arrogance. That was my point.
Originally posted by JESUS is coming
And if you dont agree than ye`r a fake CHRISTAIN!