May 24th, 2009, 10:08 AM #1
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May 24th, 2009, 02:15 PM #2
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May 24th, 2009, 03:57 PM #3
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May 26th, 2009, 01:21 AM #4
That thing reads like it was written by a snot-nosed teenager. The complete LACK of free-thinking embedded in it is pure irony.
I find it funny how these "anti-religion" and specifically "anti-christian" sites act as though they're the first ones to come up with these arguments and concepts. These have been debated by people much wiser than them, and their arguments against the Bible and Christianity are borne in ignorance at best, or merely a willful misunderstanding based in a selfish desire to cast aspersions.
They are by now means seekers of truth... they began with a bias - a strong one. They believe that it was the a-religious who brought all good things to society. Puh-lease!
I haven't exactly been to divinity school or anything, but i spotted several ridiculous assertions from blatant intentional misreadings out of context. They don't seek to understand it, just condemn it.Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress, but just terrible things.
May 26th, 2009, 03:46 AM #5
but cyphen you have to agree the old testament is pretty much a crazy read, even i read it just because of the fun, and no one lives by the old testament because it's too hard. i see lots of hypocracy in religious person, you either follow the book or not, you dont pick out the things you like, it doesnt work like that
May 28th, 2009, 01:53 AM #6
It doesn't work like that anyway, picking things out or not. So I guess it doesn't matter.
As for the quiz, I skimmed over it and I'm not so sure about it.Cute
May 28th, 2009, 07:42 AM #7
Seriously? All that quiz shows is a lack of reading comprehension and general stupidity on the part of the author.
May 28th, 2009, 10:54 AM #8
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Repel chariots of iron. So much for omnipotence.
"And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron." (Judges 1:19)
You are not allowed in church. --This is an ancient, unenlightened view, treating the disabled as inferior people. Shouldn't an all-loving God be bigger than this?
"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. . . . a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous. Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, Or crookbacked, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire . . . he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the Lord do sanctify them." (Leviticus 21:16-23)
I was too nice on a bunch of em. so I only got 27
May 28th, 2009, 10:16 PM #9
I'm not a theologian, but i know a few things about christianity... And i know enough to know that when you have a question about something, you ask an expert, not a critic. When wondering about the circumference of the earth, would you ask a flat-earther?
For instance, the "what does the devil look like" diatribe of "does anyone really buy into this seven-headed beast with 10 horns" blah blah blah... even the most casual observer of any intelligence recognizes it as a metaphor, even if they don't necessarily understand the metaphor!
The problem is, that people who put out sites and surveys like this aren't interested in understanding, merely in opposing. So creatures, reading it is one thing - understanding it is quite another... you can't read it casually and expect to fully understand it.
Another thing, regarding "the law" and the commandments... those who have studied the Bible - elders at church, theologians - understand that the law wasn't presented as a means to salvation. It was not expected that it could be fully followed by anyone - if it could be, there would be no need for repentence. What it was meant for was a standard... for exposure. What is considered wrong when there is no standard set? it was an exposure that people are all sinners. It's for you to compare your own existence to, rather than comparing yourself to your neighbor and thinking you're righteous because you're better than him or her.
So is it "hypocritical", creatures, for someone to sin who tries to sin less, compared to someone who sins and doesn't consider it sin because they don't want to be hindered with such concepts? I don't think it's hypocrisy to notice your flaws and try to decrease them, versus pretending you don't have any flaws in the first place. Not in the least.Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress, but just terrible things.
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