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Every time I ask: do you believe literally? I get willful moral and intellectual dissonance.

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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Jarring

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If morals are not the most important issue for God or Christians, then what is the most important aspect of religion to you as a believer?



Do onto others, as you would yourself.

everything in the bible, all the rules, all the morality is summed up right there.


If that is the highest ideal of morality, why does God not do it?

For instance, in scriptures he kills many and he could cure them just as readily. Both conditions go against free will, so some tell me and it seems strange that God would not think it better to cure than kill. I am sure he would rather be cured than killed.

I appreciate when he would think those he kills evil but.

Romans 12:21
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Most see killing as evil compared to curing.

Thoughts?

Regards
DL


Wrath of God is a very interesting subject. It might be hard for me to talk about this without sounding too grandiose...maybe I can try hinting towards the burden of being God? He loves ALL of his children, so much, that maybe not interfering would be the best course of action.


It may be but he kills instead.

If he loved all his children he would not separate them with his heave and hell nor would he condemn the vast majority of us to hell.

No self respecting God or father would force the separation of siblings nor would he torture them without any purpose. We punish our children to change attitude of actions. Not God. He just seems to do it for the fun of it. He did after all create us all for his pleasure. That is scripture.

Regards
DL




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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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Jarring
knowledge of sin is what i take most from religion..


Is divorce a sin?

Is being born gay a sin?

Are thought of sin sin?

Regards
DL



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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impurities would threaten the cleanliness of Heaven.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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most things are sin, or are the result of it.

Generally, everything else is God's work.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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Jarring
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impurities would threaten the cleanliness of Heaven.


Exactly why Satan kicked God out of it.

Regards
DL



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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Jarring
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most things are sin, or are the result of it.

Generally, everything else is God's work.


So you think divorce a sin?

Regards
DL



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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Jarring
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most things are sin, or are the result of it.

Generally, everything else is God's work.


So you think divorce a sin?

Regards
DL

In the Old Testament, it is in a way. Any man taking relations with the divorced woman was committing adultery.

...but in the Old Testament, it was OK to kill women, children, and babies because some guy had a vision.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 05:52 PM
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The man as well if I recall correctly.

Jesus endorsed the no divorce policy and it is anti-love and immoral.

Regards
DL



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 10:25 PM
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But it was OK of Him to forgive Mary, his ex-lady-of-the-night.

Double standards are common with people of power.

Let us be glad that modern marriages are sealed by the power of government, and not backed by a God...



posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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Jarring
knowledge of sin is what i take most from religion..


Knowledge of sin and righteousness comes from Satan. That's why it's called the forbidden fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Everybody eats the fruit, then feels superior to others and judge them based on their ideas of morality.


morality = knowledge of good and evil

fruit of knowledge of good and evil was forbidden.





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