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Originally posted by Ericthenewbie
Originally posted by Starchild23
Originally posted by Ellie Sagan
reply to post by starheart
What makes you, and others like you, think that no one can have any real hope in anything else other than your Jesus? To me that's like saying you have no say in the outcome of your life and yourself.
Who said anything about my Jesus? Are you so wrapped up in your Christian thing that you think there are multiple Jesus's?
Jesus may have been a real man, but who knows if he's a talking figurehead, or if his conversations were reworked to someone else's satisfaction.
I believe in the "Causality Sequence", a web of variables so infinitely large, that humankind is incapable of grasping the entirety of it. There are as many different futures and possibilities, outcomes and destinies, as this web of variables allows.
That's about it.
The comment she made wasn't aimed at you it was aimed at starheart and if you look at her posts she used to be a Christian but is no longer. (no sense in fighting amongst ourselves).
Originally posted by shearder
Hey - I am a Christian, a Catholic to be precise.
Originally posted by doomedtoday
These religious debates seem to get awfully heated. Am I to believe that this is because that is how God wants things to be? I'll just ask one question that I would like a real answer to, and please do not provide an answer to my question in the form of another question. IF Christianity, or for that matter I suppose the question could be asked about any religion, is the true religion and the ultimate answer to life, then why is it that we are not born knowing such things? How come the only way for a child to know anything about anything really, this doesn't have to solely pertain to religion if you want to counter my question, is to have it be forced down their throat by others? IF a religion was indeed the true way why wouldn't such a great god create us already knowing how we should act, that way we could at the very least know how we should live without being told. This wouldn't take away free will, it would simply allow for us to posses the knowledge of right and wrong so that we could make decisions for ourselves without others being able to easily misguide us. However, if such a god did not exist he would not be able to create us in such a way...
The King James 1611 bible is the word of God. It is all you need.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Hope allows people to live on for their God, when all they'd rather do is take some pills and go to sleep and never wake up again. Countless lives have been saved, people sitting alone in a motel room, broken hearted and destitute, abandoned and unwanted by everyone they ever loved, people on the brink of the edge, staring into that dark abyss and then they look over and see a Holy Bible that an anonymous Gideon has provided and they begin to read. Yeshua takes these outcasts, the people no one loves, wants or cares about and he gives them purpose and a new life in his name so that they can carry on without feeling lost. He gives them a new family and a reason to turn back from that precipice and they lose their fear and hope shines through where they once had none.
Originally posted by CharlesMartel
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Have you read Matthew 24:3-31 lately? Notice verse 9?
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
...Do you people really find it your calling in life to take away from these people the very last vestiges of HOPE in their lives? Do you want everyone to be just like you? One more walking zombie?
So you're not afraid of death (so you say), if thats the case...go kill yourself, because your life has no meaning, and it does not matter and you're just as dead now as you would be 30 years down the road. You people are already dead you just haven't caught up to that fact yet. All that you ever were will cease to exist, and you will be forgotten, and your names will pass from history and the memory of you will fade into oblivion. Existence has no meaning for you, and you have no more hope for anything except to know that one day worms will eat your corpse....
and one in particular in which you said "one day you will die, you will cease to exist and have no more influence on anyone in the world"(possibly paraphrasing, but you know what I'm talking about).
Originally posted by Iason321
reply to post by wildtimes
You blaspheme the Lord and then offer hugs.
Knock it off wildtimes, enough with your new age hippie love BS.
I'm done hearing you disrespect Jesus Christ, take your "he was a good teacher" crap elsewhere.
Three are 7 different Hebrew words for "praise" in Psalms and each one describes a different type of praise and worship before God, and all are translated "praise". because of that many churches do not allow dancing before the Lord, do not allow shouting in triumph, and do not allow raising Holy hands in praise.
You wouldn't joke and poke fun at the Queen of England would you? no, because that would render you in a poor position.
Originally posted by IronArm
reply to post by autowrench
Who says Christians don't enjoy life? We laugh, sing, pray, dance, its not wrong in any way. And for a good funny point, look up "stuff christian girls say" on youtube. I just about died laughing, because it is true what they say. We do laugh at ourselves on occasion, but putting our Father first and revering Him is somber, because he is Holy. You wouldn't joke and poke fun at the Queen of England would you? no, because that would render you in a poor position.