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Originally posted by NiNjABackflip
reply to post by randyvs
It seems people attempt to persuade others of their own beliefs in an attempt to justify them to themselves. We see it in every manifestation of faith—what amounts to nothing more than the dogmatic expression of one idea against another.
I believe in God, but not religion. God and I don't need a middle man.
Yes. We have to wonder what a given religion would become if it wasn't reinforced socially, my guess is that it would just disappear. People like to think that their beliefs come from themselves, that they have made a choice etc., but they have just been following a trend, a social trend, imitating the people around them, and when they want to persuade other people of the truthfulness of their faith, they are truly only trying to reinforce their own faith.
I have been dissuaded from the "god" of my upbringing. It's a matter of refinement of the definition of what "god" is. I think education does change people's conception of the Biblical stories, for example was Jesus really born of a virgin? Did it really only take 6 days to create our earth? Not all Christians believe this any more.
Well a virgin birth is possible as we see in this day and age.
Definition of IDOLATRY
: the worship of a physical object as a god
: immoderate attachment or devotion to something
I'm confused. Even more screwed up over Original Sin, but that's another post, maybe.
Hey, you asked
But that's not what I get. The brainwashing of these individuals is so complete that they dodge my questions every way possible, or flat out refuse to even look at what I'm proposing. They are threatened by me, so they panic and spew sheer and utter nonsense.