“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#528207 May 1, 2013
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
My religion? I'll say my faith. No, my faith is not a failure.
Do you have a problem with the word "religion"? A lot more Christians seem to these days. It's become a dirty word - something people distance themselves from even when it applies to them.
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
I don't come to the same conclusions you do. To do so would following blindly and being trained.
Then you think that trained thinking is a bad thing? Personal answers are not always good. Your subjective experiences can be personal, but facts about reality aren't.
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
Regarding Hell or the lake of fire as desribed in the Bible, your desription is not correct. I would suggest you read it again.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#528208 May 1, 2013
No single definition is correct. As with so many other biblical concepts, the language of hell theology is vague and contradictory. Whatever your opinion is, there are no scriptures that affirm it unambiguously and without contradiction elsewhere. You have no authority or basis to declare my version less correct than yours.

What don't you like about my read on hell? Are you claiming that hell is not described as a lake of fire and a place of suffering? Are you claiming that the soul is not eternal?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#528209 May 1, 2013
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
If someone tells you that the dirrection you are going leads to some certain place and that you should turn lest you end up there, don't blame the messenger when you end up there. Blame yourself for not turning when you were warned about the direction you were going.
OK. I'm warning you that the road you are on will lead to a wasted opportunity at an authentic life. You should turn. If you reject this advice, blame yourself.
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
I have no problem saying that torture is wrong.
Are souls tortured in hell?

Why would an omnipotent god torture almost every animal on earth with a flood because man was a disappointment? Why not just the men? Why would a god with the power to change his creations destroy them instead of fix them? And why if he destroyed them would he do it by drowning instead of just poofing them away like he made them?

Picture the terrified animals seeking ever higher ground as the waters rose until they could ascend no further. Then the water rose more, their eyes are bugging out in terror. It gets up to their chins as they crane their necks for precious air. Then the water goes even higher and they inhale water. They choke, sputter and drown in sheer terror.

Did you your god do that?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#528210 May 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you?
Y'all ask us to prove there's a god....
I've asked y'all to prove you have hands - no one has been able to....
Maybe you don't, or maybe MisterCarrington doesn't, however, we do know that humans have hands.

Deity claims are made without any proof.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#528211 May 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go again, using a non-biblical source to 'prove' your point.
This is getting old. How about a little common sense?
Say you're in the middle of a desert, k? Now look all around you, all you see is sand - in every direction, in all places. K? Look at the horizon.
It's arched, not flat.
A disc. Yeah. That is how ancient man understood it to be.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#528212 May 1, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
It says the world is disc shaped, covered by a star filled dome along with other concepts popular in the imagined and primitive cosmology of ancient man.
The bible depicts the "circle of the earth", nowhere does it say disc shaped.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#528213 May 1, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. you wrote that incorrectly. It should be:
Catcher is at attention and takes bow.
Shhh.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#528214 May 1, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
these were your socialist/communist friends who you'd vote for in a NY minute if they took away constitutional freedoms in lieu of giving token ones to immoral minority groups!;)
I don't live in NY. I only vote for homosexuals.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#528215 May 1, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
Even your Big Bang theory is under tremendous pressure and more or less have been refuted:
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/01/...
Thanks for linking to a source that even further negates the possibility of a "In the beginning" deity created universe.

What a hoot.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#528216 May 1, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Greeting again Irrira. your post didn't so much escape me as I simply didn't read all of your link, I still don't agree that people are really born into being gay in that manner, and I realize the hardship that they must have had in growing up feeling differently than other children in their gender groups, and didn't understand themselves why they felt so differently than other boys or girls, probably being picked on, ridiculed and persecuted mercilessly, that must have felt like pure hell, many children have gone through such who was not gay in any manner, but for simply being a little different in terms of being shy around others, quiet and not very talkative and not being as athletic as other kids and so not so good at team sports and no one wanted them on their team, they were separated from other kids because no one wanted to be their friend and they became outcasts.
And where some came into the very earliest ages of acquiring that gay spirit, many for the reasons stated above found that the gay groups were the only minority group that would accept them as they were, and so they bought into that lifestyle and sexual regime through being accepted by that group as opposed to being rejected by all others.
Sad and tragic true..........but I still know that God is a deliverer and a healer of all things, and still maintain that he can deliver one from this sin disease for whosoever wants to be delivered.
Wow

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#528217 May 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
And what point am I missing?....
G_O_D wrote:
That most of the stories in the Bible can be read and appreciated like any other ancient stories. Historical fiction, poetry, fables, collection of sayings, love stories, drama, scifi, allegory, morality tales, fantasy, monsters, biographies, children's stories, philosophy, etc. It is a small library, limited and biased as any.
I don't think I missed that.
G_O_D wrote:
Do you dislike all books ?
No. I've enjoyed a few.

But not the bible. It isn't interesting to me at all as literature. I don't know what you are calling sci-fi. The monsters suck. The love stories are pretty weak, too. The fiction is terrible. The moral values are inadequate. There are no quotable sayings there for me.

What is the philosophy? Submit? Believe?

I still don't see what point I'm missing. If the book is what you say it is, it has nothing to offer me. I don't need it for any of that.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#528218 May 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Homosexual gardeners?
dude

*shakes head*

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#528219 May 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The bible depicts the "circle of the earth", nowhere does it say disc shaped.
The Hebrew words used do depict and refer to a disc.

Christian translations aren't the Hebrew words.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#528220 May 1, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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How much have you read the bible? How many times have you read the bible, star to finish, for instance?
I always go from the end to beginning. I want to see how it all began.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#528221 May 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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When did Lacez say that Jesus commanded Hitler to kill anyone ?
You have no concept of truth.
He just blurts out the first thing that comes to mind, no matter how ridiculous or how little sense it makes.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#528222 May 1, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
<quoted text>
Just to show how biased you are and every much as bigoted as you accuse many of us of being.
:)+)
CS.
Sorry, you asked that question ages ago and I can't remember what it was.

I doubt it could prove any bigotry in any way because the definition of bigotry does not fit with my views.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#528223 May 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
When did Lacez say that Jesus commanded Hitler to kill anyone ?
You have no concept of truth.
she called hitler a "christian" which means 'follower of Christ'. therefore if Jesus didn't do or command hitler to do what he did, hitler wasn't following Christ/he really wasn't 'christian'.

goodness gracious, DOG - and you claim to be highly educated?!

what do you believe??? lay some DOG doctrine on us!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#528224 May 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Do you think that [the bible] contributes anything of value?...
G_O_D wrote:
No more or less than LoTR, War and Peace or All Quiet on the Western Front.
No more than those? OK.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#528225 May 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I never implied that. Your asserting again.
<quoted text>
Wrong. You need rational thoughts to learn more about the bible.
To learn about how wrong it is?
It doesn't take much to learn that, it's pretty straightforward that when a book advocates murder in so many ways yet claims one of the biggest rules is not to murder it is pretty wrong.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#528226 May 1, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
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Hateful, nah...
Intolerant of posers and malcontents, yah.
CS.
To be hateful is to be full of hate.
To hate is to extremely dislike.
You are hateful.

To be intolerant is to be a bigot.
You just admitted to being a bigot when in the past you've denied it so frivolously.

Glad to see you're finally starting to get it.

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