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What is your favourite Bible story or quote?

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by Sinny
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I thought that was a fairy tale?? Huh? Hmm


You never heard about David, Goliath and the goose that laid golden eggs?

What rock have you been under....




posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Great Thread! Don't let immature babbling stop you.
Sorry it couldn't have went better.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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To all of you who thought it right to attack someone's faith it is shameful how pitiful your responses are. Really, what exactly did the OP post that made you feel it necessary to embarrass yourselves so carelessly?

Did you even read the story he picked out? Apparently not only do you not believe in the bible but you don't believe in moral responsibility. Does anyone not agree with the parable of the Good Samaritan? What is this story telling us? The Good Samaritan is someone who truly loves his neighbor without prejudice. Is this not the way we should all act?

Because of your prejudice you have exemplified who this story is written for. If only you had ears to hear maybe you would turn from your prejudice and become like the Good Samaritan.

Funny how we all agree in our hearts that to love our neighbor as ourselves is a good rule to live by. Sad that so few of us actually do.

In answer to the Op's question the Parable of the Good Samaritan is also my favorite. It teaches us to eliminate our prejudice and love everyone like a brother, not just a neighbor, regardless of our differences.

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Oops! My mind gliched for a second, I got it mixed up with jack and the bean stalk!! I guess is due to the poster I saw earlier! LOL



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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I'd have to say Genesis 19, the old story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

If you don't remember..

Lot was chillaxin' at home, feet up on the coffee table, watching the game, when two angels paid him a visit. His neighbors saw the angels enter Lot's humble abode, and started pounding at the door.

"Hey Lot, let us gang rape your pretty manguests!"

Lot, ever so hospitable, refuses. But instead offers his two virgin daughters to the horny mob. This made the mob angry. They weren't interested in virgin maidens, they wanted men. They threatened Lot that they would rape him even worse than his guests.

These guys were obvious jerks, so the angels cast Level 6 Blindness and blinded the horny mob. Angels get +2 to intellect, so it was a very powerful spell.

They then warned Lot to get his family out of town, because they were about to "get medieval on their asses." (direct quote from the Bible)

Lot's daughters were married, but apparently still virgins. Lot's sons in law refused to leave with the family, because Lot was a big joker and they thought it was a big prank.

So Lot, his wife, and his two hottie daughters leave town, but Lot's wife glances back at her former home, which pissed God off, so he turned her into a pillar of salt. That'll teach you to try to get one last memory of your home, worthless woman!

So Lot and his daughters go to live in some caves, and ride this thing out. Of course all women are horny harlots - Lot's daughters had just lost their husbands, and they were understandably horny.. So they got Lot drunk on cavewine and tricked him into incest. They both had children who's father was also their grandfather.

The end!



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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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I like this one too. It shows how truly wicked we are, and how simple minded we can be. It also teaches us against being a drunkard.

I am glad that you like the fact that the God is responsible enough to give us a real book, about real people, who did real bad things. I'm sure he could have given us the G rated version but that just wouldn't be reality now would it.

Or maybe you think this kind of evil behavior does not exist today. What a shame that we can't learn from our past.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Greatest example of why I don't take the Bible seriously.

It makes wonderful tinder for fire, though. I know from experience.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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If any species was ever going to learn from the past, it would NOT be humans.

Dogs learn better than we do.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Yes, but according to that same book, we can't cherry pick. If we enjoy one story, we must enjoy them all.

It's like Lay's...except I'm tempted to eat those, not burn them.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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I think this shows that the Bible was written by men in power..

And they want people to blindly obey the word of God. Why? Because they represent God to the people. So when people agree to blindly obey their God, they are really agreeing to blindly obey the church authority.

I think it also implies that these writers of the Bible were real perverts, and wanted devoted followers to be willing to sacrifice their daughters to the authority of the church, so the perverted old bastards could have at them.


sacgamer, do you believe in the literal word of the Bible? I bet if we talked for a bit we could identify a whole slew of sins you had committed that you weren't even aware of..


I know more cool Bible stories too, should I tell another!?



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by sacgamer25
 


Yes, but according to that same book, we can't cherry pick. If we enjoy one story, we must enjoy them all.

It's like Lay's...except I'm tempted to eat those, not burn them.


I agree we can't nor should we cherry pick. Just because I have a favorite doesn't mean I don't agree with them all. I personally agree with every word in the bible. There is something to learn on every page. Many pages are filled with what we must do in order to do what is right. But there is also much truth about the evil deeds of men. What the bible does is show us that evil always leads to judgment and love always leads to mercy. Without teaching both lessons, neither would be sufficiently explained.

If you have children do you teach them what to do without discussing the consequence? Do you give examples of the kind of bad things that can happen if you don't obey the rules? Why than would are heavenly father not do the same?



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by TinkerHaus
reply to post by sacgamer25
 


I think this shows that the Bible was written by men in power..

And they want people to blindly obey the word of God. Why? Because they represent God to the people. So when people agree to blindly obey their God, they are really agreeing to blindly obey the church authority.

I think it also implies that these writers of the Bible were real perverts, and wanted devoted followers to be willing to sacrifice their daughters to the authority of the church, so the perverted old bastards could have at them.


sacgamer, do you believe in the literal word of the Bible? I bet if we talked for a bit we could identify a whole slew of sins you had committed that you weren't even aware of..


I know more cool Bible stories too, should I tell another!?




What does this story teach? Don’t try and rape other men. Don't be a drunkard because you may end up having sex with someone that you should not have sex with. Women should be more concerned with doing what is right by God than what seems right to them at the moment. This passage does not condone this type of behavior but rather teaches against it. Which one of these lessons do you not agree with?

Yes I do take most of the bible quite literally. I promise you there is no sin that I have committed that has yet to be revealed to me by the Holy Spirit.

I know every story in the bible and have taken the time to consider the moral lesson being taught by each of them.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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I have repeatedly asked you to define this "Holy Spirit" for me, that we may have something to base a logical discussion upon. For some reason, you continually avoid answering this question, even though you attribute most of your "righteousness" to it. How can you rely on something you won't even attempt to define?

And please, don't use scripture to define it. Leave the Bible out of this. If it's truly a personal relationship, then you can talk about it without using anything Biblical...just yourself. I want you to use your own words. Let's see how well you REALLY understand your precious religion...



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by sacgamer25

Originally posted by TinkerHaus
reply to post by sacgamer25
 


I think this shows that the Bible was written by men in power..

And they want people to blindly obey the word of God. Why? Because they represent God to the people. So when people agree to blindly obey their God, they are really agreeing to blindly obey the church authority.

I think it also implies that these writers of the Bible were real perverts, and wanted devoted followers to be willing to sacrifice their daughters to the authority of the church, so the perverted old bastards could have at them.


sacgamer, do you believe in the literal word of the Bible? I bet if we talked for a bit we could identify a whole slew of sins you had committed that you weren't even aware of..


I know more cool Bible stories too, should I tell another!?




What does this story teach? Don’t try and rape other men. Don't be a drunkard because you may end up having sex with someone that you should not have sex with. Women should be more concerned with doing what is right by God than what seems right to them at the moment. This passage does not condone this type of behavior but rather teaches against it. Which one of these lessons do you not agree with?

Yes I do take most of the bible quite literally. I promise you there is no sin that I have committed that has yet to be revealed to me by the Holy Spirit.

I know every story in the bible and have taken the time to consider the moral lesson being taught by each of them.


I'm fortunate that I've never needed God to tell me it's not ok to "rape men" or women for that matter. I don't understand why he had to be so harsh on Lot's wife. I don't understand why it's ok to kill the sons and daughters of someone who committed a crime. I don't understand why genocide and hate is ok, so long as it's carried out in the name of God.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Did you even read the story he picked out? Apparently not only do you not believe in the bible but you don't believe in moral responsibility. Does anyone not agree with the parable of the Good Samaritan? What is this story telling us? The Good Samaritan is someone who truly loves his neighbor without prejudice. Is this not the way we should all act?

Because of your prejudice you have exemplified who this story is written for. If only you had ears to hear maybe you would turn from your prejudice and become like the Good Samaritan.


Oh, you mean this story?



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by sacgamer25
 


I have repeatedly asked you to define this "Holy Spirit" for me, that we may have something to base a logical discussion upon. For some reason, you continually avoid answering this question, even though you attribute most of your "righteousness" to it. How can you rely on something you won't even attempt to define?

And please, don't use scripture to define it. Leave the Bible out of this. If it's truly a personal relationship, then you can talk about it without using anything Biblical...just yourself. I want you to use your own words. Let's see how well you REALLY understand your precious religion...


The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. It is not something that anyone has seen, but many have felt its presence. I have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. I first knew the Holy Spirit was real about 5 or 6 years ago. Before than I simply believed the Holy Spirit to be real.

I have been born again. I am a new person and everyone who is close to me knows that God has changed me. I used to be quick to anger and always chasing after the lust of the flesh. Looking to alcohol, pornography and material possessions to satisfy what was missing in my life. I wanted to be better so I began to read the bible looking for an answer in scripture, but for some reason the answer eluded me. I gave up, quite literally, everything that I was. I prayed to God to send this sinner to hell, asking for death, knowing that I would be leaving family behind. I decided that as a sinner I was fighting against God and I no longer wanted to fight him. I accepted any punishment that he felt necessary, I was ready to give everything I am to him and except his judgment.

So the question you ask is how do I know the Holy Spirit is real? It was at this moment in my life where I accepted God's judgment that I was taught by God the truth about Grace. The Holy Spirit made it known to me that I was indeed forgiven for all my previous transgressions. This was proven to me by a rapid influx of knowledge that I knew had not come from myself. The lessons, philosophy and the way to truth was being revealed to me. It was like I was a blind person who had been given the gift of sight. You see it was not something that I learned through studying or scripture but truly a gift that had been given me.

You see I was born again. Many claim to be born again but I don't believe that many truly are. I have truly been separated from my flesh. It is as if my flesh is no longer who I am but more like a troublesome thorn in my side that reminds me that I am just a man. At times my flesh still desires some of the things of the past but I am no longer compelled to pursue those desires. God has provided me a way to overcome sin. I am no longer a slave to sin. Honestly outside of having reactions, like getting angry, I don't believe that I willfully commit sin. And even thoughts of anger or lust vanish as quickly as they came to me. It is as if my flesh continues to tempt me but I no longer desire to listen.

The way that I understand and see the world is so much different from others. I can see why Christians need to turn away from sin and to stop sinning. I can understand why we should not look down on anyone, nor judge anyone. I can see that we are all part of the same puzzle, each with a divine purpose to a divine plan that only God truly understands. God has shown me how to love my neighbor as myself, because he has made it clear that we are all God's children. Anyone who listens to the lessons taught by the son and believes in them and tries to live by them is from God. You may not believe the bible but do you believe in the message taught by Christ in the bible?

I believe that if you truly believe in what Christ taught in the bible and believe that you will receive the Holy Spirit to guide you than you will indeed know the Holy Spirit. No longer would you ask this question but instead you will be filled with knowledge.

Jesus best describes the Holy Spirit as a well of living water that wells up in you so that you may never thirst again. I am not thirsty because God fills me with his spirit and knowledge. I no longer question my life but instead make every effort to live a life pleasing to my father.

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Hopefully you find that amusing but don't believe that Jesus was being prejudice with that example.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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My favorite story would have to be the story of Joseph. A man who gets bullied by his older brothers, then goes off to Egypt, becomes king, and then goes "neener-neener-neener" to his brothers when they see how successful he became. Plus, he apparently marries some hot princess, even though he had to convert her to Judaism.

I perverted it a little, but I thought it was cool.




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