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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 659006 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491633 Nov 14, 2013
People often say that the "greatest minds" in history knew that a creator exists.

Greatest minds??? I suggest you wipe THAT image from your psyche.

I suggest that the most we can do with intellect is admit our limitations, and that means to simply say "I don't know!"

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491635 Nov 14, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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WHERE WILL YOU SPENT ETERNITY?
If you really had trust in the concept that a creator of love existed, you wouldn't BE worried.

It's that teaching of hell that keeps jangling your nervous system, to in turn inspire you to grab the bible and keep sending out signals of warnings at others.

I have no fear of dying. I DO however have concern of how much I will have to suffer before I die. But I don't believe that suffering has anything in common with a supposed creator ... so my mind doesn't even GO there.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491636 Nov 14, 2013
I found the part about the snake shedding its skin, in conjunction with being reborn, and in turn how that concept worked its way into religious mythology, of interest.
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But as long as there has been man, there has been religion, superstition, and the supernatural. Neandertal man is believed to have had religion, as he was buried with care, in the fetal position facing a certain direction with tools and food, and often with a spouse or other people, as if to say that he would need them in the afterlife. Cave paintings suggest animism, and archaeologists found a snake idol last summer that dates back 70,000 years. The archaeologists believe man thought the snake was immortal, because when man found the shed skin of a snake intact, he probably thought the snake was reborn.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

Since: Jan 12

Memphis, TN

#491637 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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And prisons are full of people that believe in one or another image of a god or gods, or goddesses.
I agree with you, humans are only concerned for the most part with the survival and ultimate comforts of the self. I ought to know, as above all, my comforts come first.
If that selfish attitude was not evident, humans wouldn't use religion to preach that others will spend eternity in hells, while they spend eternity in states of bliss.
I would think that it's logical that we would be accountable for our overall actions and intent throughout our lives, the very same as we are accountable to man in our own system of laws. What about actions that aren't seen by others? What about the heart's intent which can't be proven by man just based on their word. But that's just me! Think about this hypothetical...your mom was brutally murdered and the perp was caught. Due to a technicality he was aquitted and walks free proud of his actions. Now I hope this scenario isn't offensive but it was intended for one to search their own feelings about accountabilty and the hopes that one day those that did wrong will have to answer before a higher power, which many manuscripts suggest. And another note, "self" is the same as that deep down personal relationship with this higher power...something that can be felt individually and can't be scientifically verified as science can't calculate emotional energies. I believe that for anyone to ask for proof would be ignorant (ignoring the facts).

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#491638 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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I don't know if after my body dies, that awareness even continues, and for all your bravado of preaching that you know truth ... neither do you!
I plan on being pretty much the same matter and energy I always was just "reassembled" in different ways. I don;t remember what I was before I was a small child. At the moment I am made up of various other living creatures that died and were eaten by me....I am mostly just a bag of water and carbon.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#491639 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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I don't know if after my body dies, that awareness even continues, and for all your bravado of preaching that you know truth ... neither do you!
~~~
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

I am prepared are you?

If what I believe does not materialize...I have lost nothing...

If what I believe to be the truth materializes

You have lost everything...unrecoverable...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491640 Nov 14, 2013
I've never had a hungry day in my life, so I can't speak for others ... but I suggest that mothers who can't even provide for the children they have that are already starving would do the right thing from their own opinions, and have abortions, so that more children won't have to suffer before death gives them relief "from" the suffering.

Every ten minutes in India a women dies from a botched abortion because she has no access to the clinics, even though abortion is legal in India.

I suggest those women risked and lost their lives, because they didn't want more children to have to suffer.

Yet, Mother Teresa thought abortion to be an EVIL offense against her "Christianized" god.

We are often sadly lacking the skills to use reason.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491641 Nov 14, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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I plan on being pretty much the same matter and energy I always was just "reassembled" in different ways. I don;t remember what I was before I was a small child. At the moment I am made up of various other living creatures that died and were eaten by me....I am mostly just a bag of water and carbon.
Well stated! I relate to the poem by Joe Hill.
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My will is easy to decide
For there is nothing to divide
My kin don’t need to fuss and moan
Moss does not cling to a rolling stone.
My body?– Oh – if I could choose
I would to ashes it reduce
And let the merry breezes blow
My dust to where some flowers grow
Perhaps some fading flower then
Would come to life and bloom again
This is my Last and final Will

Good Luck to All of you Joe Hill

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491642 Nov 14, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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~~~
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
I am prepared are you?
If what I believe does not materialize...I have lost nothing...
If what I believe to be the truth materializes
You have lost everything...unrecoverable...
You are heavily indoctrinated to believe that you will be saved and others will spend eternity in hell.

And you are SO heavily indoctrinated, you can't see that your belief rests on nothing but your ego.

Since: Jan 12

Memphis, TN

#491643 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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And furthermore (within the bounds of theology) no amount of convincing self that self will be saved, guarantees that that dogma will come to fruition.
We will all have to wait to find out whether some sort of awareness continues after the death of our bodies, or if the lights simply go out and that is the end.
I suggest that that is the closest we can come to a concept of truth.
I've read and listened to some of the testimonies of people who've had "near death experiences" and the accounts are remarkably detailed and actually similar for people who live oceans away from each other and have never met. These accounts reveal a tunneling light (how cli`che) and an overwhelmingly loving presence. Now these are people who were either unconscious or temporarily comatose but their accounts were remembered by them as being real and extremely vivid experiences where they weren't frightened, except for a few accounts were they saw their eternity which horrified them. I'm not mentioning to show proof of an afterlife but to give insight to what has been experienced and recorded hundreds of thousands of times in our own lifetime as well as millions of times in the past.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#491644 Nov 14, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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I plan on being pretty much the same matter and energy I always was just "reassembled" in different ways. I don;t remember what I was before I was a small child. At the moment I am made up of various other living creatures that died and were eaten by me....I am mostly just a bag of water and carbon.
We are all made of dirt..

It is the breath of God that gives us life ...makes us different...

Gen_2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

the Roman Catholics believe that the dirt/body will enter heaven...

and heaven is already contaminated with the dirt from the earth...

1Co_15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that

flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

OUR BODIES HAVE NO YET BEEN REDEEMED...

Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,

-->even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

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Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

NOTE
Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body,

that it may be fashioned

like unto his glorious body,

according to the working

whereby he is able even to subdue

all things unto himself.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#491645 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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You are heavily indoctrinated to believe that you will be saved and others will spend eternity in hell.
And you are SO heavily indoctrinated, you can't see that your belief rests on nothing but your ego.
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MY BELIEF REST UPON MY FAITH IN GOD ..

that has been proven credible ...through that which I have witnessed..

of a period of at least 75 of my 79 years..

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491646 Nov 14, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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You have lost everything...unrecoverable...
If Zeus love me ... what can I lose???

:)

Do you think that you are the only one in history to create an image of a god in your psyche that you were certain would save YOU?

How dumb you are concerning the long and self-ingratiating history pertaining to religion.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491647 Nov 14, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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Mythology - Gods and Goddesses

An A-Z of the world's major deities

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491648 Nov 14, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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MY BELIEF REST UPON MY FAITH IN GOD ..
that has been proven credible ...through that which I have witnessed..
of a period of at least 75 of my 79 years..
Your faith is in your own belief that you are wise enough to be the only fortune teller on earth to know truth.

EGO!!!

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491649 Nov 14, 2013
I suggest that all gods and goddesses were and are created in human images.
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>

Greek gods and goddesses were not benign unseen eternal and omniscient entities, they were often shaped like men and women, with human appearing emotions, and often interacting with humans.

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491650 Nov 14, 2013
Many devout Christians are certain they have had encounters with Jesus.

To believe it, is to see it ... in one's own psyche.

But one's own psyche is not the be-all and end-all of psyches.

One's own psyche is simply one more trickster among the many psyche-tricksters owned temporarily by other humans.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#491651 Nov 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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If Zeus love me ... what can I lose???
:)
Do you think that you are the only one in history to create an image of a god in your psyche that you were certain would save YOU?
How dumb you are concerning the long and self-ingratiating history pertaining to religion.
I am not posting about religion...

I am posting about a a personal covenant,...love relationship established between a mans creator and himself..

a daily walk and fellowship ...

Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491652 Nov 14, 2013
Those in religion take the haughty high road in the attitude that one or another god or goddess has "fed" them the only truth in existence.

How naïve, and how arrogant of humans to entertain such thoughts!!!

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#491653 Nov 14, 2013
I suggest that gods never existed to harm anyone ... ever.

Yet humans that have feared gods have murdered other humans by the millions, and in turn, they are not even close to being finished with their religious insanity.

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