Thanks, Me to..... I pray all the time!
Thanks, Me to..... I pray all the time!
I'm a Christian and agree with what Jim said. Also like people say the order in the universe implies there is a God. Casper, God actually doesn't make you worship him. In fact in the ten commandments there isn't one that says to.
Back in Froyd's (I know I raped his name) day they would raise children in a completly segregated atmosphere. Children that where not taught who God was, never developed a beliefe for god. So, point in case, religion is not FAITH it is taught. You are taught to believe in god. If any of you that believe in Jesus where born in China, you would not believe in Jesus. That is as close to religous fact as it gets. So how can you, with an open mind, truely believe that it is true?
Not all to different from people a few thousand years ago that believed there was a sun god. They believed so becuase they could not explain the sun, so they made a "god" up to explain it. Not all the different from today. Anything that we can not explain right now, we chalk up to "god".Originally Posted by [b
*Going Medievel eh? *A couple of points, *this is an OLD stereotype, why are there so many scientists today that believe in God? *For instance, do we claim that the "missing matter" of the universe must be God?! *cough* *If you can't answer that yourself, well then... You're a bit behind. I can't think of a relgion that "requires" you to give your money to the church, except for maybe the cool-aide drinker's society. *The idea of "indulgences" (and the like) were done away with a long time ago. *Just my 2 cents at this point.Originally Posted by [b
LOL, I too agree with WPG.
The thread below began as a survey of people's religious preferences and somewhere along the way turned into a debate about the existence of God, for some of us. Have a look at it and you’ll get a good idea of different people’s stand on the issue.
Survey on religious preferences
God’s existence cannot be definitively proven or disproven and, at the end of the day, if everyone is happy with whatever it is they believe does it really matter?
I should also hope that you would not base your belief in god’s existence (or not) on a post on a public forum.
The reason he was a good man to the Jews was because they had a different idea of God's son and what he would do. He didn't fulfill their prophecy.Originally Posted by [b
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I Talked to God just the other day, so this is a timely topic. One of the things he mentioned to me is that he dislikes killing, and he wants to know where we get off killing anyone in his name, for the sake of some religion or other. He was quite clear, and more than a little ticked off when he told me to post this message "No more killing in the name of God". Feel free to pass this message on to everyone in your email directory.
Another issue he has is with holier than thou attitudes. Going to church doesn't make someone holy any more than standing in a garage makes them a mechanic.
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Hey Tamlin, I don't know that killing in the name of God is an issue these days...
I agree on the second point though, many people go to church and you wouln't be able to tell.
Have you not watched the news in the last decade or so? Used to be the fanatic Christians that where killing in the name of religion, now it is the fanatic Muslims.Originally Posted by [b
[QUOTE]. You are taught to believe in god. If any of you that believe in Jesus where born in China, you would not believe in Jesus.Originally Posted by [b
Well, not to go to deep but please feel free to do a google search on Christians in China. You will find that not only are there Christians in China, but statisticaly there are MORE CHRISTIANS IN CHINA THAN IN THE U.S. However Christianity
is illegal there and all the Churches are underground. So basicaly, not only do the Chinese have faith in Christ, but enough faith to die for Him. Typicaly an understanding of what Christ as the Son of God has done for us is growing at an astounding rate in most 3rd world countries. My step-sister is in an Arab country as a student/ missionary, and one of our youth went to China last year to share the gospel and had more people sharing Christ with her. Many people who grow up in diffirent areas believe in all sorts of things like incest, using children to deliver granades to soldiers, using daughters to check fields for land mines(boys are considered indispensable) so the beast of burdens aren't accidentaly killed by land mines are a very few examples. Does this make them right? it's how they were raised, and if there is no God to judge then who are we to say these are attrocites.
Tamlin to agree let me quote ...myself
"people do all sorts of things in the name of god, but few people do anything in God's name"- Justin Zak
I always suspect everything is a trap....thats why I'm still alive
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