posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 09:05 PM
reply to post by GameSetMatch
I never said you were holding a gun to anyone's head, just giving my honest opinion on Biblical Prophecy.
No, no one should be scared of a preacher. However there are tons of kids out there being brainwashed with fear and unnecessary guilt by religious
people. These teachings of the "end of the world prophecies" in Christianity go hand in hand with that guilt and fear. Be a good little boy/girl OR
ELSE God will punish you FOREVER and by the way kids he's coming back SOON and will take your family away and leave you behind if you're a sinner.
This goes for adult Christians too, not just kids and teens. Its a scare tactic and nothing more and looks especially pathetic when you actually read
the prophecies to find they're about as vague as can be and could be interpreted to mean a whole lot of things. As someone who was a victim of this
sort of brainwashing as a kid you can imagine I feel pretty passionately about it. For instance the movie Left Behind is supposed to be a fun time for
Christians but when you're a teenage Christian being told that sexual thoughts can get you sent to hell (or get you left behind) it becomes a horror
reply to post by Northwarden
There are multiple definitions of the word FAITH. One is the one you used, faith as in trust in something. However that is not the definition we deal
with when it comes to a belief in God. Furthermore there are good logical reasons to trust that the road is not about to turn into a ravine beyond my
headlights. For one thing I have the road I'm standing under now, and the road that's behind me, which both suggest there will be road in front of me.
I also know that I live in a society/country where roads are commonplace and are built and repaired all the time. I have no reason to disbelieve that
the road continues in fact I have good reason to believe it does. God, unlike the road, doesn't have good evidence to support his/her existence. I can
feel the road beneath me, I can see it, I can even get some scientists out to do an experiment to find out what elements its made of - no such luck
with God. That's where the second kind of faith comes in, the belief without evidence.
In a discussion of God Faith refers to a belief without evidence.
edit on 18-11-2010 by Titen-Sxull because: added response