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Originally posted by FidelityMusic
Originally posted by daggyz
Very strange question becuase when he returns we instantly chnage (those still alive) so do you think we'll be still in our normal clothes and sinful bodies? Do you get what I mean?
I'm not sure why people see the need to wear crosses but an empty cross is better than one with Christ still on it like the Catholics wear. He isn't on the cross anymore but you'd think they'd realise that.
What makes an empty cross "better" than a cross with Jesus on it? You sound ignorant. Jesus might not be on the cross but when I wear my crucifix (with Jesus on it) I'm reminded of the sacrifice he made for me. Jesus on the cross or not, they symbolize the same thing. Jesus isn't on the cross anymore so why not just wear Jesus around your neck to remind you of what he's done for you and that he's there for you, it doesn't matter how what you wear around your neck looks like, as long as you know why you're wearing it. Nothing makes one or the other "better". To say one is better than the other because one has Jesus on it and one doesn't makes you sound uneducated.edit on 1-12-2011 by FidelityMusic because: (no reason given)edit on 1-12-2011 by FidelityMusic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
Yes, I have a cross which I keep on my mantle. I worship it. I pray to it for it's forgiveness. I ask it for world peace. I don't bother to read the Bible or go to church. I just worship my cross. Yep, me and my cross. Who needs God? My little gold cross holds all the answers.
You people are so full of yourselves. Must be nice to be at an age where you still know everything. Enjoy it while it lasts, because reality is waiting to crash your perceived brilliance. Do try to make yourselves look as foolish as little as possible. You will have to remember some of the things you said, you know.
NEWSFLASH: We celebrate Christ's birthday on December 25th, but that is not really the day he was born.
There ya go --------- have a field day. Make a new thread. But keep a look back over your shoulder! My cross might be after you!edit on 12/2/2011 by ladyinwaiting because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Razimus
Yes I know modern day goth/wiccan jerks mis-use the ankh symbol, but they don't own it, it's still a good symbol which means, The Key of Life, Eternal Life, which is what Jesus is.edit on 1-12-2011 by Razimus because: (no reason given)edit on 1-12-2011 by Razimus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by yourignoranceisbliss
A better question;
Why do religious people refer to Jesus and God as "He", or "His" and such.
Do you realize you're breaking the English language?
I'm sure you aren't being given any special consideration for emphasizing your deity through written word.
In fact, if you were told by God himself that you aren't going to heaven, would you still be as religious as you are now?
Doubtful. In this way, maybe you can recognize that your pursuit for God's favor is indeed selfish by its very nature.
Selfishness is a sin. So all the reasons that you fear God are in fact ultimately done for self-preservation alone.
Fearing God by itself should tell you that you fear punishment, which in turn causes you to shy away from bad behavior etc.
Have you enjoyed being completely manipulated by religion?
Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
i just read through this thread and noticed none of the christians have responded to the numerous posts about how 'thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images'.. so whats the deal? does the cross or crucifix not count? why not?
and shouldn't the cross look like T not †