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Kinda like, Batman and Robin Hood vs Mr Freeze and the Joker, its sounds just as fictional than what you are talking about.
How many people are taking morals from cartoons and comic books? How many scientists read comics early on(good vs. evil being prevalent, as well as ways to remain good etc). So in that sense, these also offer a form of scientific progress.
Does that mean we should worship comics or their writers? No. But people did choose to worship books thousands of years ago, which eventually led to the scientific progress stagnating as the very science was starting to disprove the books(which could not be allowed of course - hence stagnating).
And a question for the atheists out there who are attacking the OP and those who have joined the thread to discuss his views: If you don't believe in God, and His Word, then why do topics such as this bother you?
Lol...i think you took my comment just a little out of context there.
And as for this one, this a perfect example actually, because tou might as well worship a comic book
It is written as such and so by saying "Hogwash" you in fact are denying the fact and so are washing yourself in your own needless banter.
I hear what you are saying
but you are saying nonsense since it was written that the people of YHWH are his "chosen" people.
As to who or what YHWH
is can be speculated but it cannot be denied!
Sorry bud, time to wash that off yourself!
Both things are fictional. Only, one is written over 2000 years ago and the other is written in the last hundred years. One reflects on social issues 2000 years ago and the other reflects on social issues in the last hundred years. I thought it was far fetched as well, though I found it to be intriguing
Yes but it would look stupid and that's the point
Take what good you can from what you read(heroes, Jesus, etc) discard the bad(super villains, devil, etc). Why take all the bad(which could be considered as outdated morals etc) with the good(up to date view of the world).
But why worship a book?
Amazing post, very well thought out and convincing. Unfortunately I think the power of it was lost on this board. Wrong demographic. Everything Christian mentioned on here just gets beaten to death. But the people who do that are the most in need of the message, right? Love how you've been dealing with the negativity. Keep smiling and keep fighting the good fight! To those who are so offended by this and put so much time and effort into completely bashing it -- you might want to question why on earth it makes you so angry and whether your reaction would have been the same if the topic had been on something like Buddhism instead of Christianity.
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Good work and research. I wish I had the time to do what you have done here.
Thats the scary thing about all this, a man with a gun that spends this amount of time on a post like this....
This only took about an hour to create, but still I fail to see the connection between the two. Do you have anything constructive to add to the conversation or are you just trolling?
What in that guys problem? That was just a blatant insult towards the topic creator, it was not a critique on the reason, logic or validity of the topic posted, which is what we are here to discuss, i hope i dont see many other people resorting to straw man techniques...
anyway as for my thoughts on the topic you are obviously quite passionate and that i admire. However when talking about religion and current affairs it is very hard to relate the two in my opinion as religion is by nature rather archaic. i am in no way part of any religion (if you understand the word religion to mean a group that follow the same spiritual beliefs and practices) i think the bible is actually a book of metaphor, and well these prophecies may be a metaphor of whats to come but they are by no means a set of guidelines / predictions (in my opinion). Prophet / prophecy never used to mean accurate predictor / prediction, it has only been in recent times that this understanding has come about, for that reason i question the validity of your topic, on a side note where i was brought up (UK) we dont have guns so it can be rather intimidating to see someone acting so casually around them but it does not offend me,
Organized religion is the bane of mankind. Both Christians and Muslims have totally ignored one of the most basic precepts of God's laws - THOU SHALT NOT KILL - and ironically enough, many times throughout history they have killed in His name. I'm willing to bet the Almighty isn't very pleased about that.
My faith is based on two things: independent, critical study of the scriptures, and the things I have experienced in my life. I would be dead right now but for the guiding and protecting hand of God. Even when I didn't believe with my whole heart, He protected me from things that should have turned me into a hunk of meat on cold metal slab.
I agree that the Bible is filled with metaphor, and allegory; Christ even says that for much of His ministry He was speaking figuratively:
John 16:25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.
26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.
27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.
30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”
As I said in a previous post, many things described in prophecy are described through the eyes of men who barely knew what the wheel was. What astonishes me is when they get specific, by naming nations and circumstances could only make sense in today's world.
just as clearly as i see a gun i see caring eyes, i see a loving husband and father that uses his weapons to protect rather than to attack. Thats all i really have to say.
You see with clear vision my friend. The only things I have any desire to slay are some bass - and a monster catfish I've named "Junior."
I'm going to call it a night folks. I'll pick up where I left off tomorrow.
Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by Shartner
Everything Has Its Time
1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.