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Author Topic:   Why do you believe what you believe?
randman 
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Message 106 of 108 (300179)
04-01-2006 10:58 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by Faith
03-30-2006 11:43 PM


Re: It's all about believing Christ, just believing
Haven't read the whole thread, but great post. I do think believing that at a minimum something has occurred when people tell of their religious experiences is reasonable, and required, and that rejecting their testimony is a worse thing that most people ever dream of...it shows an unreasonableness not acceptable to God.

But of course, that doesn't mean the person's view of what happened is right.....that takes some effort, analysis, prayer, and experience and yes, it takes faith just to even find out the truth.


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Message 107 of 108 (300181)
04-01-2006 11:05 PM
Reply to: Message 98 by veiledvirtue
03-30-2006 9:28 PM


great post
thanks
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Message 108 of 108 (300185)
04-01-2006 11:27 PM
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04-01-2006 10:58 PM


Re: It's all about believing Christ, just believing
I do think believing that at a minimum something has occurred when people tell of their religious experiences is reasonable, and required, and that rejecting their testimony is a worse thing that most people ever dream of...it shows an unreasonableness not acceptable to God.

Yes, thanks. Jesus said in many ways that believing what we are told is extremely important, and I think you say it neatly, that to believe it doesn't mean you accept everything that is said, but that you have a basic respect for the truthfulness of the person and therefore trust that "at a minimim something has occurred." Yes, a person's self-report may be distorted by their own theories about its meaning, but certainly they experienced something that should be recognized. The way people so often greet other's self-reports with skepticism, scorn, and the arrogance to psychoanalyze them only because they don't fit some presupposition of their own, is definitely unacceptable to God.


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