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Hyroglyphx
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Message 11 of 185 (514883)
07-13-2009 6:08 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Blue Jay
07-13-2009 12:08 AM


Re: What is sin?
if God created all of reality, then He also determined what would cause us to be unworthy to enter Heaven. So, He set it up to match His specifications from the beginning.

So, am I right? What is sin?

Sin I suppose is the antithesis of God. If God is pure and holy, then what he decrees as righteous cannot, by its nature, be sin.

I don't think you can refer to it as being arbitrary since forethought presumably went in to it.

I don't know for sure and I'm not sure I care either way.

Edited by Hyroglyphx, : No reason given.


"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." Thomas Jefferson

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 14 of 185 (514901)
07-13-2009 8:41 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Thugpreacha
07-13-2009 7:21 PM


Re: Rebels without a clause
Its almost as if humanity is still at the rebellious teenager stage where we surely know more than our parent and want to have the right to choose to do things our way as a sign of our maturity.

I don't really see it that way, as I shared with you in a previous message that I'm now too lazy to find the number for.

If God created mankind the way he wanted, then surely he is responsible for the outcome. Who else could be? Adam? Eve? What about the whole "sins of the father?" He must have made us rebellious. If God gave mankind a strong sexual desire, why then does he punish us for acting upon the very instinct he imparted?!?! How is that rebellious and how is that a fair expectation, especially when he's left us dumb and blind to his presence?

A series of books [bible], that often conflct with one another, written by man but claimed to be God-breathed, should not be a definer for how we should act. If God wanted us to act like God, then perhaps in his infinite wisdom he could have made sure that would have happened. Instead he hangs the threat of eternal damnation over our heads daring us not to fall into the very temptations he's allowed for us.

Merciful?

How about, sadistic???

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"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." Thomas Jefferson

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