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Author Topic:   Belief Statement - jar
SuperNintendo Chalmers
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Message 100 of 300 (325953)
06-25-2006 12:13 AM
Reply to: Message 32 by Brian
06-20-2006 1:01 PM


Re: Agnostic Xian?
Brain, I'm an atheist.... but to play devil's advocate....

Jar may well be a Xian, but his flavour of Christianity is incompatible with all known definitions.

Why couldn't they ALL be correct? God is infinite correct? Why could he not be many things to different people?

I think Jar's point (and tell me if I'm wrong Jar) is that religions are just human understandings of something that by definition can not be understood by humans. It's like trying to describe the state of every atom in the universe :D


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SuperNintendo Chalmers
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Message 101 of 300 (325955)
06-25-2006 12:21 AM
Reply to: Message 72 by jar
06-20-2006 6:30 PM


Re: Jesus Divinity
When you try to treat others as you would like to be treated, everybody wins.

Unless you are a masochist.... hehehe :D

b) how something working makes it true? My lightswitch works - does that make it true?

Kind of like evolution?


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SuperNintendo Chalmers
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Message 103 of 300 (325960)
06-25-2006 12:29 AM
Reply to: Message 102 by jar
06-25-2006 12:26 AM


Re: Jesus Divinity
Well, that came up earlier.

Remember that it is a two part command, love others as you love yourself. The first part is that you need to love your self. The second it to love others as you love your self. The fact that you might like to be hurt does not mean that it is right to hurt others.

I hear ya man... just making a bad joke :D


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SuperNintendo Chalmers
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Message 167 of 300 (327016)
06-27-2006 11:37 PM
Reply to: Message 162 by Brian
06-27-2006 1:59 PM


Re: Valid christian teaching?
If Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and all other people on earth can be saved through being a nice person, then there is no point in Jesus.

Playing devil's advocate again... Why couldn't god/god(s) be many things to many people? Maybe he/she/it/them finds it useful to present messages in different ways to different peoples.

It could appear very contradictory to us humans, but again we are placing human restriction on a supposedly infinite entity.

:D


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Message 195 of 300 (327232)
06-28-2006 2:36 PM
Reply to: Message 193 by Heathen
06-28-2006 2:26 PM


Re: Valid christian teaching?
I agree....

So if Hitler believes and has faith he gets salvation while Ghandi is left out because he doesn't believe?

Salvation by faith = silly.

Why the hell would god care if someone believes in him/her/it/them.

It's like me caring if an ant believes in me


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