Typical Christians!
Auntie Theist

Philadelphia, PA

#1081 Oct 19, 2013
Concerned Milan Citizen wrote:
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You're right, no one has to respect anyone's opinions, but since I was reared to respect ALL people it's part of who I am and I have my parents to thank for that!
Opinions are points of view that aren't necessarily based in facts.
As such, who am I (or YOU) to tell anyone that their point of view is wrong?
I "hold the door open" to lots of ideas and theologies. That doesn't mean that I accept or denounce any of them.
If you're asking me if I believe in creationism vs. evolution I guess the answer would be that I'm open to BOTH! Why does it have to be an either or proposition?
Do I believe in evolution, absolutely! The recent discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle is proof that the "God particle" does exist.
Would I like to believe in a divine being who is responsible for all of creation, sure. Who wouldn't? Since I'm an analytical thinker I can't help but question the existence of such a being because there isn't definitive proof that he/she exists.
That's why faith is called FAITH! It's believing without need of proof or evidence.
I must be asleep today, kindly highlight where your post answered the question.

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Do your believe in the supernatural as described above or do you just hold the door open for it? Your mention of spirits is prompting the question."

I am not asking about evolution. I am not asking about "lots of ideas and theologies." I asked specifically about supernatural as described above and particularly relating to spirits.
Skeptic101

Jackson, TN

#1082 Oct 19, 2013
Concerned Milan Citizen wrote:
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You're right, no one has to respect anyone's opinions, but since I was reared to respect ALL people it's part of who I am and I have my parents to thank for that!
Opinions are points of view that aren't necessarily based in facts.
Respecting peoples differences is worthwhile, respecting people's opinions however is not. A ridiculous train of thought is worthy of ridicule.

Since: Jul 10

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#1083 Oct 19, 2013
Auntie Theist wrote:
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First it is ridiculous to claim that you can communicate with a god.
Second it is the height of conceit to claim that you are the only one who knows what that alleged god wants.
When I read the bible I see nothing more than venom, jealousy, hate, violence, murder and some really funny stories about talking donkeys and a donkey jawbone being used to kill 1000 men. Have you heard the one about the 300 foxes and the two she bears?
First the bible is his words to us, telling us everything we need to know to become a Christian, and to help others that wish also to become a Christian. Anybody who reads the bible can understand what God wants from us and what he wants us to do. His words tell us to teach others and tells us for instance how to worship properly and how to handle problems that life may throw at us.

Since: Jul 10

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#1084 Oct 19, 2013
Concerned Milan Citizen wrote:
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Darling, with ALL DUE RESPECT...I think YOU'RE the one who is lost!
"I'm simply showing you why you're wrong in what you believe, that's it."
You're so keen on quoting biblical scripture and telling everyone else why they're wrong, but you're failing to live by biblical scripture too.
You're "JUDGING" your fellow man by telling him/her that if they aren't members of the Church of Christ they're wrong.
Judging means making decisions about someone or somethings value. When you tell someone their position is wrong, you're judging their position and thereby judging them.
If I'm not mistaken, I do believe that the Bible teaches in Matthew 7:1 "Judge NOT least ye be judged." That's NOT the only passage in the Bible that teaches that lesson either.
It's amazing to me that you seem to have forgotten that biblical lesson. Seems to me as though you're a hypocrite. I guess it's a case of "do as I say, DON'T do as I do!"
"The reason for so many churches is because man has decided to stray from the way God has commanded us to worship to ways man desires to worship, and that's the reason for so many churches."
Do you have an evidence to back up that assertion or is it strictly speculation?
Just because two things happen at the same time, doesn't necessarily mean they're connected.
If you saw someone doing something that was harmful to them, wouldn't you intervene in helping them. This is no different than what I'm doing. I see someone who is lost and I tell them first that they are lost because it's important to be totally honest with them. I then proceed to show them why their lost and show them how to get out of being lost, this is what I'm doing, I am not judging and God commands we do take action to help someone who is lost There are those who seem to think that it is always wrong to judge because Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matthew 7:1). We can know with certainty, however, that this was definitely not what Jesus meant. We know this because He also said, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24). Therefore we are not only permitted but commanded to judge. But our judgments must be righteous not unrighteous.. This is what I do, as your soul is important to me, just as it is to God. Yes I do have evidence to back it up. Did God make up the Baptist church, the catholic church, the Pentecostal church, the Episcopalian church, the Methodist church and all these others you see popping up everyday on a corner near you, yes this is my evidence because if you think God made these churches up you're deceiving yourself, these were made up by men , all of them. Do you see a Baptist church mentioned in the bible, NO YOU DON'T. You do see a Church of Christ, yes you do, because that's the Church Jesus built and it's easy to see because we worship the way the bible says to worship, that makes the Church of Christ the true church of the bible. Does your church worship the way the bile says? Do you even know how the church of the bible is suppose to worship, I bet you don't.
Auntie Theist

Philadelphia, PA

#1085 Oct 19, 2013
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> First the bible is his words to us, telling us everything we need to know to become a Christian, and to help others that wish also to become a Christian. Anybody who reads the bible can understand what God wants from us and what he wants us to do. His words tell us to teach others and tells us for instance how to worship properly and how to handle problems that life may throw at us.
I can understand it alright - violent, erroneous and ambiguous.
Auntie Theist

Philadelphia, PA

#1086 Oct 19, 2013
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> If you saw someone doing something that was harmful to them, wouldn't you intervene in helping them. This is no different than what I'm doing. I see someone who is lost and I tell them first that they are lost because it's important to be totally honest with them. I then proceed to show them why their lost and show them how to get out of being lost, this is what I'm doing, I am not judging and God commands we do take action to help someone who is lost There are those who seem to think that it is always wrong to judge because Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matthew 7:1). We can know with certainty, however, that this was definitely not what Jesus meant. We know this because He also said, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24). Therefore we are not only permitted but commanded to judge. But our judgments must be righteous not unrighteous.. This is what I do, as your soul is important to me, just as it is to God. Yes I do have evidence to back it up. Did God make up the Baptist church, the catholic church, the Pentecostal church, the Episcopalian church, the Methodist church and all these others you see popping up everyday on a corner near you, yes this is my evidence because if you think God made these churches up you're deceiving yourself, these were made up by men , all of them. Do you see a Baptist church mentioned in the bible, NO YOU DON'T. You do see a Church of Christ, yes you do, because that's the Church Jesus built and it's easy to see because we worship the way the bible says to worship, that makes the Church of Christ the true church of the bible. Does your church worship the way the bile says? Do you even know how the church of the bible is suppose to worship, I bet you don't.
"If you saw someone doing something that was harmful to them, wouldn't you intervene in helping them."
That's exactly what I'm doing - trying to help you discover freedom and avoid spreading a violent disease.

Since: Jul 10

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#1087 Oct 19, 2013
Auntie Theist wrote:
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"If you saw someone doing something that was harmful to them, wouldn't you intervene in helping them."
That's exactly what I'm doing - trying to help you discover freedom and avoid spreading a violent disease.
Auntie I appreciate it, but I'll pass.

Since: May 13

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#1088 Oct 19, 2013
Respecting one's personal doctrine is what we should do. Enough said.
Auntie Theist

Philadelphia, PA

#1089 Oct 19, 2013
praying2Jesus wrote:
Respecting one's personal doctrine is what we should do. Enough said.
Even if that personal doctrine belongs to Hitler or his like!

Since: May 13

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#1090 Oct 19, 2013
Auntie I'm not even going there with you. Don't play your games with me. You know exactly what I meant. Ugh
ANTI ATHEIST

Oakland, TN

#1091 Oct 19, 2013
Skeptic101 wrote:
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The "god particle" is nothing more than a popular and misleading name for the Higgs boson. It proves nothing for the existence of god.
and much to the atheists dismay it does nothing to prove their is no god. must have been a lot of teeth nashing over that
ANTI ATHEIST

Oakland, TN

#1092 Oct 19, 2013
Auntie Theist wrote:
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Even if that personal doctrine belongs to Hitler or his like!
please have another martini and go to bed. you are being delusional
Cooter Brown

Jackson, TN

#1093 Oct 19, 2013
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> Radical, no, truthful, yes. There is but one church, not two, and with that said I am considered radical by you, then so be it, but I'd rather be considered radical and tell the truth, than not tell the truth. You speak always as I am on this mission alone, but remember this, their are millions of Christians who walk with me, and you know this to be a fact, to say you don't would be a lie.
Ok, so let's look at this like I believe Jesus would.

I think you would agree that Christians would be known by their fruits, I.e., their lives would show it through their service and love to others.

Do you or your coven work with the homeless by providing them a warm place to stay, food for their hunger and clothes when they need it? Do you or your den of vipers provide social services to the poor of the community such as school supplies for inner city children, a place for the poor to get coats, clothes and food when they need it? Do you or your hive tutor school children, provide mentors for them, free clinics and dentistry when they need it? Do you or your hovel of hobbits help homeless people find jobs and provide a place for them to live free of charge for 6 months until they can get on their feet? Do you or your troop of trolls provide free drug and alcohol counselors to those without insurance who truly want to get clean? Do you or your gaggle of goblins provide family services like marriage counseling, family counseling and parenting skills for those who can not afford it? AND do you or your cavern of kooks do these things with no expectations in return but because you see a need and your love of The Lord makes you want to do it?

I doubt it, I know where you go to church and your "service to the community" is to tell everybody who doesn't go to your sect of radical church that they are going to hell. Oh you may have some catchy and cute sayings on your sign like "God answers knee mail" or "The Bible....Gods text message to you". But if you had a bunch of our homeless guys walk in your church on Sunday you would think they stink, they have on dirty clothes, they smell like they were drinking last night, etc, etc, etc.

You come into a REAL church of people who love Jesus with their actions not just their words and you see blacks, whites, homeless and professionals worshiping side by side and taking their Christianity to the community instead of waiting for the community to shower, dress appropriately and sober up before they come in.

By the way, these things happen at my church AND we clap, raise our hands, have praise teams. Which church do you think Jesus would call HIS church?

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#1094 Oct 19, 2013
Cooter Brown wrote:
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Ok, so let's look at this like I believe Jesus would.
I think you would agree that Christians would be known by their fruits, I.e., their lives would show it through their service and love to others.
Do you or your coven work with the homeless by providing them a warm place to stay, food for their hunger and clothes when they need it? Do you or your den of vipers provide social services to the poor of the community such as school supplies for inner city children, a place for the poor to get coats, clothes and food when they need it? Do you or your hive tutor school children, provide mentors for them, free clinics and dentistry when they need it? Do you or your hovel of hobbits help homeless people find jobs and provide a place for them to live free of charge for 6 months until they can get on their feet? Do you or your troop of trolls provide free drug and alcohol counselors to those without insurance who truly want to get clean? Do you or your gaggle of goblins provide family services like marriage counseling, family counseling and parenting skills for those who can not afford it? AND do you or your cavern of kooks do these things with no expectations in return but because you see a need and your love of The Lord makes you want to do it?
I doubt it, I know where you go to church and your "service to the community" is to tell everybody who doesn't go to your sect of radical church that they are going to hell. Oh you may have some catchy and cute sayings on your sign like "God answers knee mail" or "The Bible....Gods text message to you". But if you had a bunch of our homeless guys walk in your church on Sunday you would think they stink, they have on dirty clothes, they smell like they were drinking last night, etc, etc, etc.
You come into a REAL church of people who love Jesus with their actions not just their words and you see blacks, whites, homeless and professionals worshiping side by side and taking their Christianity to the community instead of waiting for the community to shower, dress appropriately and sober up before they come in.
By the way, these things happen at my church AND we clap, raise our hands, have praise teams. Which church do you think Jesus would call HIS church?
We are very much in touch with the needs of all the people in Jackson. We assist in every way we can.
Stall

Jackson, TN

#1095 Oct 19, 2013
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> We are very much in touch with the needs of all the people in Jackson. We assist in every way we can.
Do you host room at the inn?
Scooter Brown

Jackson, TN

#1096 Oct 19, 2013
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> We are very much in touch with the needs of all the people in Jackson. We assist in every way we can.
I bet.
Skeptic101

Jackson, TN

#1097 Oct 19, 2013
praying2Jesus wrote:
Respecting one's personal doctrine is what we should do. Enough said.
I mean no disrespect when I say this but you are completely wrong! Personal doctrine/beliefs should be kept personal. If spoken of outside of the church it's fair game. If you feel as though you should teach/spread the "word" of god, you shouldn't have a problem with people presenting an alternative, especially if your belief has any truth to it. Fact is anything that's true can withstand criticism and your religious belief is not one of those things. Forget about all the violence and discrimination auntie talks about. Christians and other believers claim to go by a book that has all the answers and have yet to substantiate any evidence to support the claims. If religion can't compete with skepticism then it should be discarded. Religious beliefs should not be given a free pass because. Religious beliefs are a mental disease that limits not only freedom but also freedom of thought. That is very evident because believers are taught to not question god. Christians have no problem accepting the bible or a belief in god on FAITH, but will not accept EVIDENCE presenting by science, i.e evolution. Religion is not beyond criticism and is not due any respect.
Skeptic101

Jackson, TN

#1098 Oct 19, 2013
ANTI ATHEIST wrote:
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and much to the atheists dismay it does nothing to prove their is no god. must have been a lot of teeth nashing over that
Science is not out to disprove god, it's more along the lines of observing and explaining the world around us.

Since: May 13

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#1099 Oct 19, 2013
Skeptic you have a right to your opinion. My post was aimed to the person who claims Everyone including yourself must be CoC. I'm not saying we must all be the exact doctrine. No disrespect to you but this was intended to a believer.
I'll believe in God forever. I've seen and witnessed too much to Not Ever Believe. You would need to sit down with me to talk to fully understand my stance. It's so hard to post comments to convey faith.
Ridicule me if you want. I follow Jesus not man.:)

Since: May 13

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#1101 Oct 19, 2013
Skeptic I need to add this as well. I mean no disrespect to folks who wish to not believe. So I don't understand your remark saying you feel the need to disprove my belief if I post something outside of church. If I said something to support your non belief, you wouldn't have responded to my post. This is one of those, I agree to disagree times.
Ummm, free speech & freewill.

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