All religions are created equal

All religions are created equal

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“...my God IS Awesome...”

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Almost Heaven, WV

#1 May 31, 2011
yes you are correct, however I serve a Living God who sees all & knows all, His name is Jesus & it is not a so called "religion" it is a way of life, eternal that is.
Listen To This

Prestonsburg, KY

#2 Jun 1, 2011
Depends on who created it! Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no man cometh to the Father but by Him. I've been told that religions are man's search for God. But I've been told that Christianity is God's search for man--through Jesus Christ and what He's done for us. All religions are not, in my opinion, created equal, because while Jesus is more than a religion, He has also provided by His sacrifice a relationship that we can have with God.
Denomination

Bruno, WV

#3 Jun 1, 2011
I have visited churches that almost require you be of their denomination, or they do not want to associate with you. My mother taught me that Jesus is not a denomination, nor is he a religion and your salvation is based on your personal relationship with him. Most people get religion and forget about salvation, but religion without salvation, in my opinion, is a waste of time. I am not a christian, but was for many years, even taught Sunday school, but had some horrible things happen in my life instead of clinging to Jesus, I suppose I blamed him (which was stupid). In my opinion I think some people lose sight of Jesus when all they can think of is their denomination. Salvation has nothing to do with the name above the door. It does not matter if you are Baptist, Church of God, or Apostolic if you stirve to be the best person you can be and live a life that you are proud of, but seek out your own souls salvation and walk therin. Set a good example for us sinners, after all you could be the only bible we ever read.
Jay

United States

#4 Jun 1, 2011
Denomination wrote:
I have visited churches that almost require you be of their denomination, or they do not want to associate with you. My mother taught me that Jesus is not a denomination, nor is he a religion and your salvation is based on your personal relationship with him. Most people get religion and forget about salvation, but religion without salvation, in my opinion, is a waste of time. I am not a christian, but was for many years, even taught Sunday school, but had some horrible things happen in my life instead of clinging to Jesus, I suppose I blamed him (which was stupid). In my opinion I think some people lose sight of Jesus when all they can think of is their denomination. Salvation has nothing to do with the name above the door. It does not matter if you are Baptist, Church of God, or Apostolic if you stirve to be the best person you can be and live a life that you are proud of, but seek out your own souls salvation and walk therin. Set a good example for us sinners, after all you could be the only bible we ever read.
I like what you said, Denomination. I never could understand why people who have some hardships in their lives turn their back on GOD and start serving the one who could care less about their situation. I guess they need someone to blame, so I guess that GOD is their first inclination. They always seem to have to point their finger at someone, when all they have to do is look into the mirror. I believe GOD allows things to happen to each of us in order to mould us into the image or the person HE wants us to be, not for punishment. If we never endured hardships, our knowledge would never increase, and GOD would be cut out of the picture.
Denomination

Bruno, WV

#5 Jun 1, 2011
Jay wrote:
<quoted text>I like what you said, Denomination. I never could understand why people who have some hardships in their lives turn their back on GOD and start serving the one who could care less about their situation. I guess they need someone to blame, so I guess that GOD is their first inclination. They always seem to have to point their finger at someone, when all they have to do is look into the mirror. I believe GOD allows things to happen to each of us in order to mould us into the image or the person HE wants us to be, not for punishment. If we never endured hardships, our knowledge would never increase, and GOD would be cut out of the picture.
I agree with you for the most part, but I really didn't have anything to do with my hardship. I lost my husband, he was 35, to a massive heart attack, I felt like I was alone trying to take care of two children by myself.I realize now I should have clung to God. But I lost sight of the bigger picture. I still believe in God and in my heart I know God had a reason for taking him, even knew that at the time, but it didn't make it any easier. I just couldn't understand how God could take a man that cared for his family, didn't do drugs, or even drink. The only thing he did was go to church and love his family. It took a few years for me to understand, and it came through the eyes of my very wise child, She said mom I know why God took daddy, he was ready. Some day (hopefully before it's to late) I will be like the prodigal son and return, but as for now I live a wasted life I go to work, come home cook and clean, and care for my children. I do not drink,do drugs or party, nothing that is worthy of hell, but unless i repent hell is where I will end up.
Jay

United States

#6 Jun 2, 2011
GOD bless you, Denomination. Your situation is unique. Losing a husband at 35 of a heart attack, well, it is hard to comprehend. I pray GOD helps you to get through this situation, and give you some sort of peace of mind. You still seem to have a heart for GOD.
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Laci Ann

Capon Bridge, WV

#8 Jun 2, 2011
There is only one path that leads to God, many will say this path or that path Will lead you to Heaven. JESUS made that path plain for all of us to see and to follow. I do not believe in "religion" that is what nailed Jesus to the cross. I believe in "salvation" through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. No other path, no other way, no other God. I know many will disagree with me saying this. Truth is we live in a world that hates God, yet In a world that loves many gods.
Laci Ann

Capon Bridge, WV

#9 Jun 2, 2011
Denomination wrote:
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I agree with you for the most part, but I really didn't have anything to do with my hardship. I lost my husband, he was 35, to a massive heart attack, I felt like I was alone trying to take care of two children by myself.I realize now I should have clung to God. But I lost sight of the bigger picture. I still believe in God and in my heart I know God had a reason for taking him, even knew that at the time, but it didn't make it any easier. I just couldn't understand how God could take a man that cared for his family, didn't do drugs, or even drink. The only thing he did was go to church and love his family. It took a few years for me to understand, and it came through the eyes of my very wise child, She said mom I know why God took daddy, he was ready. Some day (hopefully before it's to late) I will be like the prodigal son and return, but as for now I live a wasted life I go to work, come home cook and clean, and care for my children. I do not drink,do drugs or party, nothing that is worthy of hell, but unless i repent hell is where I will end up.
Death of a loved one is the hardest thing I have ever tried to make it through. Without God ,I don't think I would have made it. Even to this day, I still grieve much. I will pray you find your way back to GOD. We need Him more then the air we breath. If you have the time will you please read, Jer. 29:11. Know that God loves you very much, that you can see your husband again one day. God bless you is my prayer. Laci Ann
curious

Nellis, WV

#10 Dec 6, 2012
ppl can't get it its not a religion it's a relationship

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Yunited States, North America

#11 Dec 6, 2012
curious wrote:
ppl can't get it its not a religion it's a relationship
Interesting, please expand on this relationship with religion.

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

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#12 Dec 6, 2012
Liv n 4 Jesus wrote:
yes you are correct, however I serve a Living God who sees all & knows all, His name is Jesus & it is not a so called "religion" it is a way of life, eternal that is.
I like that. He does require action in his words. Whatsoever you do unto the least of these requires action to help the poor and needy and disabled..those who can't help themselves.

We've lost that with the political crop Christian Recontructionists.

“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

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Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#13 Dec 6, 2012
Most religions are really stupid and contradictory. About the only ones that I know of that are worthy of respect are Satanism, Deism and Buddhism.

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

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#14 Dec 6, 2012
paganbirdkeeper666 wrote:
Most religions are really stupid and contradictory. About the only ones that I know of that are worthy of respect are Satanism, Deism and Buddhism.
Buddhism does not fit the definition of a religion.

Satanism..not so much to be respected.

http://www.franciscan-anglican.com/Not_A_Sata...

6. Satanism Depends on False Caricatures of Religion

One of my continual complaints against LaVey and Satanists is that they thrive and make Satanism appear superior to all religions by simply mis-characterizing religious traditions through deliberate false descriptions and caricatures. One tactic often employed is simply to take the mistakes or radical extremes of religion that religious traditions have already denounced and hold those up as the "true" description of such traditions. What fool(s) would follow an anti-human, hypocritical, self-hating paths? And yet, according to Satanism, all religious traditions that have flourished throughout the millennia have nothing more to offer than such folly. LaVey wrote, "Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality, are dependent on obfuscation, interpretation, guilt, and unreasoning faith - some more than others." Aren't we lucky we have the "enlightened" Satanists to tell us the way it really is?



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Satanic Statement #2:Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!

The “spiritual pipe dreams” LaVey refers to are those of religion, as in the Christian concept of the after-life. But Christianity arguably represents vital existence more than Satanism does. For the Christian, what you do here and now in your one lifetime is of eternal import and therefore carries with it much more significance than the Satanic life which is of the most fleeting and momentary import.

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It's a great insight into satanism and how they were just created as a reaction to Christianity.

http://www.franciscan-anglican.com/Not_A_Sata...

“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#15 Dec 6, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Buddhism does not fit the definition of a religion.
Satanism..not so much to be respected.
http://www.franciscan-anglican.com/Not_A_Sata...
6. Satanism Depends on False Caricatures of Religion
One of my continual complaints against LaVey and Satanists is that they thrive and make Satanism appear superior to all religions by simply mis-characterizing religious traditions through deliberate false descriptions and caricatures. One tactic often employed is simply to take the mistakes or radical extremes of religion that religious traditions have already denounced and hold those up as the "true" description of such traditions. What fool(s) would follow an anti-human, hypocritical, self-hating paths? And yet, according to Satanism, all religious traditions that have flourished throughout the millennia have nothing more to offer than such folly. LaVey wrote, "Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality, are dependent on obfuscation, interpretation, guilt, and unreasoning faith - some more than others." Aren't we lucky we have the "enlightened" Satanists to tell us the way it really is?
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Satanic Statement #2:Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
The “spiritual pipe dreams” LaVey refers to are those of religion, as in the Christian concept of the after-life. But Christianity arguably represents vital existence more than Satanism does. For the Christian, what you do here and now in your one lifetime is of eternal import and therefore carries with it much more significance than the Satanic life which is of the most fleeting and momentary import.
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It's a great insight into satanism and how they were just created as a reaction to Christianity.
http://www.franciscan-anglican.com/Not_A_Sata...
Buddhism is a religion.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/buddhism.ht...

Rev.Becky is a joke. She is also a fraud and was never a satanist. You should do better research on the sites you use as references.
What will you post next? The phony Jess LaVey or the equally phony LaVey deathbed confession video?

Christianity is based on the fantasy of an afterlife and that is truly a spiritual pipe dream.

We do not "mis-characterize",b tw that is not even a real word, religions. We tell the truth about the origins of religions.

“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#16 Dec 6, 2012
Satanism Defined by Anton LaVey
http://youtu.be/vdJ9lCsLX5s
Kings Kid

Nellis, WV

#17 Dec 6, 2012
paganbirdkeeper666 wrote:
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Buddhism is a religion.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/buddhism.ht...
Rev.Becky is a joke. She is also a fraud and was never a satanist. You should do better research on the sites you use as references.
What will you post next? The phony Jess LaVey or the equally phony LaVey deathbed confession video?
Christianity is based on the fantasy of an afterlife and that is truly a spiritual pipe dream.
We do not "mis-characterize",b tw that is not even a real word, religions. We tell the truth about the origins of religions.
Well in all your assumptions of religion you can't comprehend our belief is not a "religion", its a relationship with the Creator of the Universe. I know in your carnal mind it's difficult because you've never experienced this. That does not mean Jesus does not exist because you've never met Him.

I've never met the Queen of England, that doesn't men he isn't real!

Get out of the box your trapped in, think of the What Ifs...e.g. What if you're wrong, are you willing to take a chance of being in the lake of fire eternally, a billion years will go by and a billion more to Come.

God has moved for me many times, I know His voice...let all laff, I know He lives...it's a personal relationship that is real...I wish you could find out you'd absolutely love Him to.

“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#18 Dec 6, 2012
Kings Kid wrote:
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Well in all your assumptions of religion you can't comprehend our belief is not a "religion", its a relationship with the Creator of the Universe. I know in your carnal mind it's difficult because you've never experienced this. That does not mean Jesus does not exist because you've never met Him.
I've never met the Queen of England, that doesn't men he isn't real!
Get out of the box your trapped in, think of the What Ifs...e.g. What if you're wrong, are you willing to take a chance of being in the lake of fire eternally, a billion years will go by and a billion more to Come.
God has moved for me many times, I know His voice...let all laff, I know He lives...it's a personal relationship that is real...I wish you could find out you'd absolutely love Him to.
Oh BS, saying that Christianity isn't a religion is a fcking joke. It is a religion. Most religions involve a personal relationship with at least one deity.

You can see pics and videos of Queen Elizabeth. She has done interviews on TV. You can even travel to England and see her. You can't prove that god exists.

Pascals wager? LOL You're amusing but ineffective.
Jesus Is Lord

Gilbert, WV

#19 Dec 6, 2012
I don't care what anybody thinks or says. I know that Jesus is My Lord and Savior. He came here to this Earth and suffered and died on the cross for our sins. I will always love and thank him for what he did, regardless of what anyone, especially satin says, or does. I KNOW JESUS IS REAL! These satin lovers have been turned over to a reprobate mind and they damned to believing a lie. All we can do is pray for them and believe that they will be shown and accept the truth. It does no good arguing with the devil, he loves it. He creates confusion and thrives on fighting, anger, and hatred. The Bible says that only JESUS can change the heart of a man. All of us people who are striving to be Christ like need to pray for these lost souls.

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#20 Dec 7, 2012
paganbirdkeeper666 wrote:
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Buddhism is a religion.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/buddhism.ht...
Rev.Becky is a joke. She is also a fraud and was never a satanist. You should do better research on the sites you use as references.
What will you post next? The phony Jess LaVey or the equally phony LaVey deathbed confession video?
Christianity is based on the fantasy of an afterlife and that is truly a spiritual pipe dream.
We do not "mis-characterize",b tw that is not even a real word, religions. We tell the truth about the origins of religions.
Buddhism is not a religion.

And you're just upset that Rev. Rebecca exposed your LaVey School of Satanism...

It's simply a reaction to Christianity..it's not a religion in and of itself. It exists only to counteract what Christ taught..nothing more, nothing less. And therefore, it's based on the same history as Christianity.

“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#21 Dec 7, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Buddhism is not a religion.
And you're just upset that Rev. Rebecca exposed your LaVey School of Satanism...
It's simply a reaction to Christianity..it's not a religion in and of itself. It exists only to counteract what Christ taught..nothing more, nothing less. And therefore, it's based on the same history as Christianity.
Buddhism is classified as a religion, you moron. Of course you also think that Sweden is not in Europe.

Rev. Becky is a joke and coward. On her blog you cannot even leave comments. She was never a satanist. There a quite a few posers like her online. I know em all and we laugh at them on the satanic networks.

Satanism has nothing to do with Christianity,it is based on Humanism. It is essentially Humanism with dogma and rituals added.
The authors and philosophies that inspired LaVey were Humanist.In fact, LaVey used portions of Might Is Right by Ragnor Redbeard in the beginning pages of TSB.

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