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Originally posted by funlovincriminal
Being a bright, advanced student at school I couldn't quantify alchemical things like turning water into wine, much less a man floating up into the sky after he's been brought back from the dead??? I think Newton himself would be one of the people to query that one.
Writings supposedly over 2000 years old say this happened and millions upon millions of people sheepishly follow this and actually believe it.
Sorry, but to me it's BS.
Originally posted by saint4God
One school of thought is God created nature and therefore would do all things through the natural laws we're coming to understand - biology, physics, chemistry etc. It's then not unreasonable to be Christian to believe in evolution. In fact, I know a good number of people who, after learning and discoveries in science, came to the conclusion that God must exist because of the extensive logic/order behind the universe.
Another belief is that God over-rules the created nature and will commit acts that distinguish him as God. In this way, more faith is required since a Christian needs to believe his understanding is inferior to God's understanding. Here, a miracle happens unexplained because of God.
I don't think there's a right or wrong way to think about this. If so, the doctrine would be more specific as in the case with other key events. The search is what makes life interesting I think.
Originally posted by TreyFlipAWS
*coming from a totally unbiased train of thought*
*not religious, dont think much about it*
So basically what all of you have replied with is that all the things that happened in the bible really didnt happen, so I shouldnt take the bible literally. It must also be true that the bible has lied to me then. Reading a book of lies does not leave me with a comforting feeling. Lastly then, is religion itself a lie?