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If your society is collapsing, the smartest thing to do would be to control that collapse. Become your opponent, and be ready to seize power under a new "name". All of that power went into the roman catholic church. Rome never really collapsed. It just changed its mask. And as history also shows, the catholic church became a very dominant force in the world. I see the whole story as deliberate misdirection.
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by DeadSeraph
As history shows us, religion is a very powerful idea.
Originally posted by HamrHeed
Originally posted by DeadSeraph
Originally posted by CoIntelPro
reply to post by jiggerj
In another thread it was suggested that I read the New Testament. Admittedly, it's been years since I've done this, but I used to read it often. Like the religious today, I allowed my eyes to glaze over the utterly ridiculous parts. I don't do that anymore.
God I have heard this schtik a 1000 times. Why is it the last refuge of the hilariously faithful to say "you need to read the bible" when I have read it back to back to back dozens of times?
The suggestion was made when the OP referenced Old Testament scripture as justification for the immorality of the bible. I made that suggestion. While I can deal with the fact you find my "faith" hilarious, I also find it interesting how your first post was in this thread. Breeze started a new account during the course of this thread (after posting numerous times), and then posted again. You two wouldn't happen to know each other, would you?
Sad that people have to troll the # out of others spiritual beliefs in this day and age. But whatever. To each their own
Bro, there's no point in getting wrapped up in trying to set these people straight. It's made to be that way. Anything pro jesus is to be ridiculed by the people who don't understand the faith. They have to extend their hand and give thanks for their existence, and until that moment, they will not see.
It's sad but I don't blame them, as without a personal relationship with god, christianity will seem hollow.
Do you see his works in the world? You're a believer right?
The tribulation is happening now and I am a christian I am saved
Originally posted by GoOfYFoOt
Why does the non-believer who has no problem believing other such far-fetched ideas, as those on the fringe of science, as well as many of the theories of a variety of self-proclaimed athiests and non-believers, but have not the ability to even entertain the possibility, of a Supreme Creator, and His subsequent teachings?
Originally posted by ALightBreeze
reply to post by HamrHeed
There is alot of nonsense that has been "tacked on" to the breast plate of Christianity, and the holy spirit will never be contained.
Exactly how do you contain something that doesn't exist?