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Originally posted by colbe
I have asked the same question since I've been here at ATS? The silly "control" protest. People saying
this do not follow God or the faith. No one is controlling them. tee-hee...
Clarification: There are religions, non-Christian and Christian. Religions are man-made. There is only one "faith." One Lord, one faith, one baptism and for Bilble Alone folks, that is Eph 4:5. The "one faith" is Roman Catholicism.
Originally posted by On7a7higher7plane
reply to post by HarryTZ
I'll give you my input. It is that like many debating atheists you present details of something you misunderstand and misinterpret it to deny the truth simply because you are ignorant of it.
Atheists are living under the same mental pretexts that the church was living under a thousand years ago when people were convinced the world was flat.
Atheists love to bring up how people are imperfect yet god forced them to be imperfect because he is God after all and makes people act exactly as he predestined them to. That is not the truth though. Free will is a big part of biblical tradition as well as cause and effect. Some things god did to bring vengeance to wicked people but some things were simple cause and effect. The fall of Adam was an example of cause and effect, not the vengeance of God. The story of Samson on the other hand was an example of vengeance. Point being don't dismiss something as falsehood simply because your ignorant.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by RothchildRancor
Well, if boymonkey74 isn't saying it, I will.
Chrsitianity doesn't try to exert the control that Islamic countries do, which use Islam as a political and legal tool.
Yep, so are all other 501 (c) 3 non-profits. Feel free to change our tax laws.
Are you aware that Christian organizations are tax exempt?