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One of the problems I have with the Supreme Creator concept is, if this entity created the so called Adam & Eve, and the heavens and earth, where did this entity come from? Who or what created him (or her)
reply to post by shell69
Those who are unable to consider an opposite opinion or lifestyle are the very same people who have a ZERO tolerance for any other beliefs, other than their own! In my opinion, this is a dangerous mindset and as far as I am concerned the very ROOT of all EVIL & DISCOURSE in our world today! The fact that you feel the need to ridicule, or mock or deflate someone's beliefs or belief system is the very heart and soul and POINT of this thread in it's entirety.
It has been my experience that some of the most dangerous and closed minded individuals are those that have been raised to believe one way and who only have that ONE OPTION.
Those who are unable to consider an opposite opinion or lifestyle are the very same people who have a ZERO tolerance for any other beliefs
Originally posted by calstorm
I was raised in religion. I was a believer. As I got older I began to have doubts. I had always been closed minded because I was taught to be close minded and was sounded by people who were close minded. As I started to question my beliefs my mind began to open.
Eventually I came to a place where my mind was more open but I felt guilty for my doubts despite all the contradictions and flaws I would find while reading the bible. I prayed and begged god to remove my doubts and give me more faith to no avail. I tried desperately to hang on to the last of my belief. Yet the more I prayed and begged god to help me not to doubt and to learn to love him, the more my doubt increased. Surely if god existed, this would be a prayer he would honor right?
My belief turned to agnosticism but I was more open minded at this point that I ever had been and possibly will ever be again. I started researching other beliefs and focused more on spirituality than religion. However, the more I learned, the more I leaned towards atheism.
It was a Christian here on ATS that nailed the final nail on the coffin concerning my belief.
If you want to talk about open mindedness, I would have to say that from my experience Pagans and agnostics are the ones with the most open minds when it comes to god. Christian minds are far more closed, because it is a required part of the religion.
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Atheism and (false) religion are BOTH part of the SAME agenda.
15"Beware of false prophets. They come to you disguised as sheep, but in their hearts they are vicious wolves. 16You will know them by what they produce. "People don't pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they? 17In the same way every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. 19Any tree that fails to produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire. 20So you will know them by what they produce.
21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the person who does what my Father in heaven wants. 22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we force out demons and do many miracles by the power and authority of your name?' 23Then I will tell them publicly, 'I've never known you. Get away from me, you evil people.'