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Slayer, your post is just straight up evil. I will call it as I see it.
You do not care about God. If you did, you would pay attention to Him and talk with Him.
You are not God.
He is always there; watching and waiting. He talks to you but you ignore Him. All the time.
Pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. Communicate with Him every second of the day that you remember, and love everyone around you with not only love and support, but also correction - for we need to be purified in our hearts -- our flesh may be rotting, but our spirit needs the purification of the Lord now. There is no more time to delay.
Even so, Amen.
Originally posted by GafferUK1981
Unfortunately it's that fear of death and oblivion that created religion and drives it forward to this day.
"Every major religion in the world has been manufactured or infiltrated by the Illuminati to enslave and brainwash society. In essence, religion was the first form of mind control." Link
What if I were to tell you, that there is a vast Satanic conspiracy to deceive the masses of every society on earth? What if I were to tell you that the top leaders of the world’s religions were in league with the Devil? Would you think I’m crazy? I would! Yet, the truth is stranger than fiction! You have been lied to my friend. Few people in the world today are aware of just how much Satan has infiltrated and is behind ALL false religion Source
The definition of the word religion is to (re)connect with God.
1. The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
2. Details of belief as taught or discussed.
Religion is used to do the exact opposite of what it should do (see SIG...)
The reason Jesus was sent was to (re)connect us with God...
Jesus and religion are total complete opposites.
Who hated Jesus more than anyone else? The religious people...
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
Well, it appears to me that you are sorely mistaken. Want to try again?
“Religion, from religare, signifies to tie or bind, because by true religion the soul is tied or bound, as it were, to God and His service.”
Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life
“The word religion comes from the word "religare" -- to bind fast, to connect.”
religare - definition and meaning
"...the etymological root of religion is the Latin religare - which means 'to tie, to fasten, to bind' "
GreenCine Daily: SFIFF, 4/27
The derivation of the word religion has been a matter of dispute from ancient times.
Religion, from Latin 'religare' meaning 'to bind', describes our connection to God as the One thing which exists.
Lactantius derives religion from religare (to bind): We are tied to God and bound to Him [religati] by the bond of piety, and it is from this, and not, as Cicero holds, from careful consideration [relegendo], that religion has received its name. (Lactantius)
St. Augustine himself was not satisfied with it, for in his 'Retractions', I, xiii, he abandoned it in favour of the derivation given by Lactantius. He employs the latter meaning in his treatise 'On the True Religion', where he says: 'Religion binds us [religat] to the one Almighty God.' (St Augustine)
Overview: Philosophy of Religion
Religion (from O.Fr. religion "religious community," from L. religionem (nom. religio) "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods," "obligation, the bond between man and the gods") is derived from the Latin religiō, the ultimate origins of which are obscure. One possibility is derivation from a reduplicated *le-ligare, an interpretation traced to Cicero connecting lego "read", i.e. re (again) + lego in the sense of "choose", "go over again" or "consider carefully". Modern scholars such as Tom Harpur and Joseph Campbell favor the derivation from ligare "bind, connect", probably from a prefixed re-ligare, i.e. re (again) + ligare or "to reconnect," which was made prominent by St. Augustine, following the interpretation of Lactantius.
Originally posted by texaschick
reply to post by jiggerj
It's all about faith. Believing without proof. When you believe without proof, the "proof" comes to you. Faith, contrary to some people's opinions, is not a weakness or a crutch. It is, by far, more difficult than not believing. It's about letting go and letting God. God has shown me his presence through his grace. It is powerful and undeniable. I did not grow up in a religious home. I was always allowed to make my own choices. I have multiple degrees, the first one being in the sciences. So, you can take that out of the equation. The things that have happened to me have no logical explanation other than God's presence in my life. I feel the need to post this because I want you to know there IS something more. You have to have faith, and the proof just takes care of itself.