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The problem with the Christian God
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Andrew W
2012-08-04 05:03:33 UTC
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The problem with the Christian God.

Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that Adam
and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and mistakenly
picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God has shown very
little if any real caring or love towards humanity (except for some lip
service in the Christian Bible).
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that he would
even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for not believing,
repenting and worshipping him, which is quite monstrous and silly when you
think about it.

In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst parent ever.
Even human parents go out of their way to save their children from the
slightest harm regardless of whether the child is good or bad, obedient or
disobedient. In fact even if the child decided they wanted to kill
themselves!
You see human parents actually love their children. The Christian god
doesn't. He's a liar!

Of course Christians will always jump to his defence and say that the
individuals didn't repent, or they chose not to be with him. But there are
some problems with this.
Firstly, what kind of parent would say to their child "you must choose
between me, or to be with my worst enemy in a tormenting fire"?
What kind of dumb and callous ultimatum is that to a defenceless and
dependant creation?
Its totally crazy when you think about it!

Secondly, why are there no other alternatives other than eternal punishment
in a fire? I mean really. Think about it. Isn't there anywhere else in
this huge universe that God could put those that don't want to dwell with
him directly other than in a fire? Lol. Sure there is. This planet has
already been one for a start.

But the other question is how can we decide whether to be with God or not if
we haven't even met him? 2000 years ago some people allegedly met God or
Christ, but today we know very little about him. And the Bible
doesn't make a very complete and flattering picture of God (unless of course
you only go by the lip service of God being loving etc). So how can we
decide? Preachers and the Pope are certainly no help!
And why is it necessary for us to be burned in a fire forever if we don't
decide, or if we don't like the version of God we're told by our parents or
the preacher? The entire thing is so silly and barbaric when you really
think about it. Its obviously an old scam that society never got rid of.
Maybe there is a God, but it certainly wouldn't as base and callous as the
old Christian version.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the
authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his
intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Pete
2012-08-04 05:24:57 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
The problem with the Christian God.
Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that Adam
and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and mistakenly
picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God has shown very
little if any real caring or love towards humanity (except for some lip
service in the Christian Bible).
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that he would
even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for not believing,
repenting and worshipping him, which is quite monstrous and silly when you
think about it.
In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst parent ever.
Even human parents go out of their way to save their children from the
slightest harm regardless of whether the child is good or bad, obedient or
disobedient. In fact even if the child decided they wanted to kill
themselves!
You see human parents actually love their children. The Christian god
doesn't. He's a liar!
Of course Christians will always jump to his defence and say that the
individuals didn't repent, or they chose not to be with him. But there are
some problems with this.
Firstly, what kind of parent would say to their child "you must choose
between me, or to be with my worst enemy in a tormenting fire"?
What kind of dumb and callous ultimatum is that to a defenceless and
dependant creation?
Its totally crazy when you think about it!
Secondly, why are there no other alternatives other than eternal punishment
in a fire? I mean really. Think about it. Isn't there anywhere else in
this huge universe that God could put those that don't want to dwell with
him directly other than in a fire? Lol. Sure there is. This planet has
already been one for a start.
But the other question is how can we decide whether to be with God or not if
we haven't even met him? 2000 years ago some people allegedly met God or
Christ, but today we know very little about him. And the Bible
doesn't make a very complete and flattering picture of God (unless of course
you only go by the lip service of God being loving etc). So how can we
decide? Preachers and the Pope are certainly no help!
And why is it necessary for us to be burned in a fire forever if we don't
decide, or if we don't like the version of God we're told by our parents or
the preacher? The entire thing is so silly and barbaric when you really
think about it. Its obviously an old scam that society never got rid of.
Maybe there is a God, but it certainly wouldn't as base and callous as the
old Christian version.
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child help
themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if they truly love
their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that they do until it grows to
a point where something so heinous happens that the law sticks them in jail
for life or worse yet terminates their life. Is that Love? No, true love
kicks them out, lets them hit rockbottom, and hopefully speedily, so that
they will return to the family for help in straightening out. This time you
can be fairly certain the kid wants to straighten it out.

There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and will
slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you under his
control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is always trying to
talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way through. If you chose the
side of satan (or by default you do it) you are siding with the devil.

Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have shown you
understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
Andrew W
2012-08-04 06:03:01 UTC
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
The problem with the Christian God.
Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that
Adam and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and
mistakenly picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God
has shown very little if any real caring or love towards humanity
(except for some lip service in the Christian Bible).
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that
he would even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for
not believing, repenting and worshipping him, which is quite
monstrous and silly when you think about it.
In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst
parent ever. Even human parents go out of their way to save their
children from the slightest harm regardless of whether the child is
good or bad, obedient or disobedient. In fact even if the child
decided they wanted to kill themselves!
You see human parents actually love their children. The Christian god
doesn't. He's a liar!
Of course Christians will always jump to his defence and say that the
individuals didn't repent, or they chose not to be with him. But
there are some problems with this.
Firstly, what kind of parent would say to their child "you must
choose between me, or to be with my worst enemy in a tormenting
fire"?
What kind of dumb and callous ultimatum is that to a defenceless and
dependant creation?
Its totally crazy when you think about it!
Secondly, why are there no other alternatives other than eternal
punishment in a fire? I mean really. Think about it. Isn't there
anywhere else in this huge universe that God could put those that
don't want to dwell with him directly other than in a fire? Lol.
Sure there is. This planet has already been one for a start.
But the other question is how can we decide whether to be with God
or not if we haven't even met him? 2000 years ago some people
allegedly met God or Christ, but today we know very little about
him. And the Bible
doesn't make a very complete and flattering picture of God (unless
of course you only go by the lip service of God being loving etc).
So how can we decide? Preachers and the Pope are certainly no help!
And why is it necessary for us to be burned in a fire forever if we
don't decide, or if we don't like the version of God we're told by
our parents or the preacher? The entire thing is so silly and
barbaric when you really think about it. Its obviously an old scam
that society never got rid of. Maybe there is a God, but it
certainly wouldn't as base and callous as the old Christian version.
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child help
themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if they
truly love their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that they do
until it grows to a point where something so heinous happens that the
law sticks them in jail for life or worse yet terminates their life.
Is that Love? No, true love kicks them out, lets them hit rockbottom,
and hopefully speedily, so that they will return to the family for
help in straightening out. This time you can be fairly certain the
kid wants to straighten it out.
There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and
will slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you
under his control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is
always trying to talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way
through. If you chose the side of satan (or by default you do it) you
are siding with the devil.
Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have
shown you understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to question
the Christian religion's beliefs?
But how can one choose satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know
him? And why would they have to?
Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be forced to choose between two
unseen entities that we can't see or get to know.

And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change and get
"straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why doesn't he let us back?
And why can't we just live on our own planet somewhere if we don't want to
live with God?
You haven't really answered much so far.
Can't you see that this all sounds really base and sus and can't be rational
reality?
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-04 12:27:12 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.

The dukester, American - American
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Andrew W
2012-08-04 21:52:50 UTC
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On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-05 13:05:29 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 00:15:45 UTC
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On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are you
serious?!
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what Catholicism
teaches isn't it. Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
Of course you think it does, but then you don't know the meaning of the word
love, as with about 500 other words of the English language.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-06 12:06:08 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
And your final answer is?
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are you
serious?!
Well, your response could address anything from riding a horse sidesaddle to how
to start a fire. "Old" addresses 0-2000 years ago. Where do you center your
questioning.
Post by Andrew W
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what Catholicism
teaches isn't it.
Ok, so tell me about your objections.
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic position is "love
based".
Post by Andrew W
Of course you think it does, but then you don't know the meaning of the word
love, as with about 500 other words of the English language.
But you do and not me? Interesting.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 12:45:08 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
And your final answer is?
All religions contain false information, including Christianity/Catholicism.
We must all think for ourselves and not allow authority figures to think for
us.
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are
you serious?!
Well, your response could address anything from riding a horse
sidesaddle to how to start a fire. "Old" addresses 0-2000 years ago.
Where do you center your questioning.
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
Post by Andrew W
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what
Catholicism teaches isn't it.
Ok, so tell me about your objections.
I have numerous times already.
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will abandon us
in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell with the Catholic
version of him, which is obviously stupid.
He also allegedly hates people having sex outside of marriage which in most
cases leads to no harm. Divorce. Even really silly things like masturbation
etc.
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which God
should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation and corruption.
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic position
is "love based".
Where does Catholicism mention love?
Catholicism is more about telling people what to do and what not to do to
try to please God.
If you cannot perceive that about your own religion then you have major
issues.
Post by Andrew W
Of course you think it does, but then you don't know the meaning of
the word love, as with about 500 other words of the English language.
But you do and not me? Interesting.
Apparently you imagine that you know more about everything than everyone you
argue with.
That's Catholic arrogance.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-06 18:11:54 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
And your final answer is?
All religions contain false information, including Christianity/Catholicism.
We must all think for ourselves and not allow authority figures to think for
us.
So tell me something false.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are
you serious?!
Well, your response could address anything from riding a horse
sidesaddle to how to start a fire. "Old" addresses 0-2000 years ago.
Where do you center your questioning.
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what
Catholicism teaches isn't it.
Ok, so tell me about your objections.
I have numerous times already.
Ok, now we have something to talk about.
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will abandon us
in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell with the Catholic
version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian version given by
jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
Post by Andrew W
He also allegedly hates people having sex outside of marriage which in most
cases leads to no harm. Divorce. Even really silly things like masturbation
etc.
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The purpose of
sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a baby via mutually shaped
organs during an intensive act of love. To play around with God's ways is evil
by blocking the natural function with condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the
product.
Post by Andrew W
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which God
should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation and corruption.
God clearly put Peter in charge and told him to go forward to teach and baptize
all nations forever.

You lose 0 for 3.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic position
is "love based".
Where does Catholicism mention love?
In ever utterance of the words of Jesus.

But somehow I think you have screwing on the mind.

Rest of garbage snipped.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 22:57:10 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:45:08 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
And your final answer is?
All religions contain false information, including
Christianity/Catholicism. We must all think for ourselves and not
allow authority figures to think for us.
So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
Eternal hell.
God wanting only obedience.
The Pope being God's deputy.
The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly
demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are
you serious?!
Well, your response could address anything from riding a horse
sidesaddle to how to start a fire. "Old" addresses 0-2000 years
ago. Where do you center your questioning.
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Some religions claim God is angry at our mistakes, some don't.

You seem to be new to all this.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what
Catholicism teaches isn't it.
Ok, so tell me about your objections.
I have numerous times already.
Ok, now we have something to talk about.
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell with
the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian version
given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
You continually fail to recite anything that the RCC says about love.
If 'love for one another' is the only thing that's important (which I agree)
then why do you even need the RCC at all?
Post by Andrew W
He also allegedly hates people having sex outside of marriage which
in most cases leads to no harm. Divorce. Even really silly things
like masturbation etc.
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The
purpose of sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a baby
via mutually shaped organs during an intensive act of love. To play
around with God's ways is evil by blocking the natural function with
condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the product.
Its not evil! How can love and joy (which is what we will have in heaven)
ever be evil? Think man. Don't you know control when you see it? Are you
that blind and gullible?
Sex also has other functions than just reproduction like to share happiness,
joy and intimacy.
But the thing is millennia ago the population was very low and that's why
the society leaders and later the Catholic church focussed so much on
reproduction (including even saving sperm !).
But once a civilisation has reached its optimum level, reproduction is no
longer so necessary. Surely you can see that.
The RCC has filled its flock's heads with old superstitious fear based
tripe, much of which even *it* no longer truly believes.
It belongs in the dark superstitious past.
Post by Andrew W
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which
God should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation and
corruption.
God clearly put Peter in charge and told him to go forward to teach
and baptize all nations forever.
You lose 0 for 3.
God did no such thing. That's a naive fantasy. It is far from clear that
that dialogue was exactly as described. It is all in the interpretation and
context. You are taking it purely at face value.
Didn't you even know that religions interpret things to favour their own
desired beliefs? That's the way its always been with religions. The RCC have
taken that one little verse in the very strictest context and just run with
it to give themselves power. Surely you can see that.
You can't trust anyone in this world. We all must find things out for
ourselves.
And of course I'm not asking you to trust me. I'm saying you must find out
for yourself. That's true self-responsibility.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic
position is "love based".
Where does Catholicism mention love?
In ever utterance of the words of Jesus.
Quote some dialogue of the Pope or be quiet.
But somehow I think you have screwing on the mind.
No. Freedom from patriarchal religious and governmental control.
You seem to really have it in for life's free pleasures. In this world of
stress a person can go mad without some escape and natural joy.
Its all natural. It seems the RCC hates things natural and wants to control
them, and you support that?
Do you know that most of the Popes used to screw around? Yes they certainly
did! And many exorbitantly!
Rest of garbage snipped.
Preference for old outdated religious superstitious garbage noted.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-07 19:52:30 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:45:08 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
I haven't been ignoring them. I'm quite familiar with them.
I just question them, as every thinking person should.
And your final answer is?
All religions contain false information, including
Christianity/Catholicism. We must all think for ourselves and not
allow authority figures to think for us.
So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Post by Andrew W
Eternal hell.
A person decision.
Post by Andrew W
God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Post by Andrew W
The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Post by Andrew W
The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Post by Andrew W
The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly
demonstrate.
You really want to live like people did 2000-4000 years ago?? Are
you serious?!
Well, your response could address anything from riding a horse
sidesaddle to how to start a fire. "Old" addresses 0-2000 years
ago. Where do you center your questioning.
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Some religions claim God is angry at our mistakes, some don't.
Christians don't. I can't speak for muslims.
Post by Andrew W
You seem to be new to all this.
We well see what you don't know.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
I'm very interested in the 'kingdom of God', but most of what
Catholicism teaches isn't it.
Ok, so tell me about your objections.
I have numerous times already.
Ok, now we have something to talk about.
Well, I guess not.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell with
the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian version
given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
Post by Andrew W
You continually fail to recite anything that the RCC says about love.
If 'love for one another' is the only thing that's important (which I agree)
then why do you even need the RCC at all?
To guide and help us by order of God.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
He also allegedly hates people having sex outside of marriage which
in most cases leads to no harm. Divorce. Even really silly things
like masturbation etc.
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The
purpose of sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a baby
via mutually shaped organs during an intensive act of love. To play
around with God's ways is evil by blocking the natural function with
condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the product.
Its not evil! How can love and joy (which is what we will have in heaven)
ever be evil? Think man. Don't you know control when you see it? Are you
that blind and gullible?
There is no sex or making love in heaven. All of God's children are already
present.
Post by Andrew W
Sex also has other functions than just reproduction like to share happiness,
joy and intimacy.
Driven to acts of the flesh.
Post by Andrew W
But the thing is millennia ago the population was very low and that's why
the society leaders and later the Catholic church focussed so much on
reproduction (including even saving sperm !).
But once a civilisation has reached its optimum level, reproduction is no
longer so necessary. Surely you can see that.
The RCC has filled its flock's heads with old superstitious fear based
tripe, much of which even *it* no longer truly believes.
It belongs in the dark superstitious past.
Post by Andrew W
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which
God should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation and
corruption.
God clearly put Peter in charge and told him to go forward to teach
and baptize all nations forever.
You lose 0 for 3.
God did no such thing. That's a naive fantasy. It is far from clear that
that dialogue was exactly as described. It is all in the interpretation and
context. You are taking it purely at face value.
It's hard to ignore those exact words.
Post by Andrew W
Didn't you even know that religions interpret things
A direct quotation. NO interpretation necessary.
Post by Andrew W
to favour their own
desired beliefs? That's the way its always been with religions. The RCC have
taken that one little verse in the very strictest context and just run with
it to give themselves power. Surely you can see that.
You can't trust anyone in this world. We all must find things out for
ourselves.
And of course I'm not asking you to trust me. I'm saying you must find out
for yourself. That's true self-responsibility.
I'm already infinitely more knowledgeable than you.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic
position is "love based".
Where does Catholicism mention love?
In ever utterance of the words of Jesus.
Quote some dialogue of the Pope or be quiet.
Everything he says.
Post by Andrew W
But somehow I think you have screwing on the mind.
No. Freedom from patriarchal religious and governmental control.
You seem to really have it in for life's free pleasures. In this world of
stress a person can go mad without some escape and natural joy.
Its all natural. It seems the RCC hates things natural and wants to control
them, and you support that?
Do you know that most of the Popes used to screw around? Yes they certainly
did! And many exorbitantly!
Yeah, with your head.
Post by Andrew W
Rest of garbage snipped.
Preference for old outdated religious superstitious garbage noted.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-07 23:14:29 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:45:08 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
Post by Andrew W
Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Post by Andrew W
God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our* life, not
a 'god'.
Post by Andrew W
The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Who's definition?
Answer: The church's.
Post by Andrew W
The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Post by Andrew W
The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said and done
all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the case.
In fact many, including even clergy have said that they believe the church
has been taken over by the dark.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Some religions claim God is angry at our mistakes, some don't.
Christians don't. I can't speak for muslims.
If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
Post by Andrew W
You seem to be new to all this.
We well see what you don't know.
I do know.
*You* don't know. You just parrot whatever your church utters.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell
with the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian version
given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture its own
way.
Post by Andrew W
You continually fail to recite anything that the RCC says about love.
If 'love for one another' is the only thing that's important (which
I agree) then why do you even need the RCC at all?
To guide and help us by order of God.
You keep repeating in post after post that 'love one another' is the
important thing.
If we just have to do that then no further guidance is required.
So why follow the church's rules, restrictions and rituals?
Do you like being controlled and told what to do? I think you do.
Post by Andrew W
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The
purpose of sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a baby
via mutually shaped organs during an intensive act of love. To play
around with God's ways is evil by blocking the natural function with
condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the product.
Its not evil! How can love and joy (which is what we will have in
heaven) ever be evil? Think man. Don't you know control when you
see it? Are you that blind and gullible?
There is no sex or making love in heaven.
How do you know?
What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on earth to
relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love, caring and sharing.
All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the physical
survival function. That's all.
Post by Andrew W
Sex also has other functions than just reproduction like to share
happiness, joy and intimacy.
Driven to acts of the flesh.
"Acts of the flesh", lol!
You are such a dork duke.
Post by Andrew W
But the thing is millennia ago the population was very low and
that's why the society leaders and later the Catholic church
focussed so much on reproduction (including even saving sperm !).
But once a civilisation has reached its optimum level, reproduction
is no longer so necessary. Surely you can see that.
The RCC has filled its flock's heads with old superstitious fear
based tripe, much of which even *it* no longer truly believes.
It belongs in the dark superstitious past.
I bet you ignored the above facts.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which
God should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation
and corruption.
God clearly put Peter in charge and told him to go forward to teach
and baptize all nations forever.
You lose 0 for 3.
God did no such thing. That's a naive fantasy. It is far from clear
that that dialogue was exactly as described. It is all in the
interpretation and context. You are taking it purely at face value.
It's hard to ignore those exact words.
Its the real meaning and context that was crucially important, and we don't
know what that was.
Post by Andrew W
Didn't you even know that religions interpret things
A direct quotation. NO interpretation necessary.
Lol.
Nothing in the scriptures is a direct quotation dummy.
We can't know what was said because nothing was written down at the time.
Much of the Bible is story telling. Every intelligent person knows that
except dopes like you.
Post by Andrew W
to favour their own
desired beliefs? That's the way its always been with religions. The
RCC have taken that one little verse in the very strictest context
and just run with it to give themselves power. Surely you can see
that.
You can't trust anyone in this world. We all must find things out for
ourselves.
And of course I'm not asking you to trust me. I'm saying you must
find out for yourself. That's true self-responsibility.
I'm already infinitely more knowledgeable than you.
Bahahaha!
You're a certifiable moron duke.
Sometimes you even deny what you yourself wrote.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Only the love part, which hardly ever even gets mentioned.
It's 100% the Catholic position. In fact, only the Catholic
position is "love based".
Where does Catholicism mention love?
In ever utterance of the words of Jesus.
Quote some dialogue of the Pope or be quiet.
Everything he says.
Bahahaha!
Another lame moronic copout.
You're so full of it duke!
Find out what the word love means first.
Post by Andrew W
But somehow I think you have screwing on the mind.
No. Freedom from patriarchal religious and governmental control.
You seem to really have it in for life's free pleasures. In this
world of stress a person can go mad without some escape and natural
joy.
Its all natural. It seems the RCC hates things natural and wants to
control them, and you support that?
Do you know that most of the Popes used to screw around? Yes they
certainly did! And many exorbitantly!
Yeah, with your head.
Lol.
Your head is what's totally screwed duke!
And the Popes did screw around. Everyone who knows anything about the RCC
knows that, except you. You are totally ignorant and gullible.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-08 11:44:18 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:57:10 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:45:08 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Your personal decision determines salvation or lack thereof.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our* life, not
a 'god'.
And it better be a loving decision, or your goose is already cooked, carved and
consumed.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Who's definition?
Answer: The church's.
Nope. God's announcement. And the proper term is "administrative deputy" led
by the Holy Spirit, who himself is God in the 3rd person.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
The Church is guided by God, the Holy Spirit. The Church can do no wrong, but
men hired by the Church can and, sadly, very often do.
Post by Andrew W
Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said and done
all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the case.
In fact many, including even clergy have said that they believe the church
has been taken over by the dark.
People are sinners, not the Church.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Some religions claim God is angry at our mistakes, some don't.
Christians don't. I can't speak for muslims.
If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
To tell God you are his equal gets you thrown out of the garden.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You seem to be new to all this.
We well see what you don't know.
I do know.
*You* don't know. You just parrot whatever your church utters.
Face it, aw, you're clueless to the Church.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell
with the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian version
given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture its own
way.
Oh, noooooo. Following the exact wording in scripture. See how little you
know.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You continually fail to recite anything that the RCC says about love.
If 'love for one another' is the only thing that's important (which
I agree) then why do you even need the RCC at all?
To guide and help us by order of God.
You keep repeating in post after post that 'love one another' is the
important thing.
If we just have to do that then no further guidance is required.
So why follow the church's rules, restrictions and rituals?
Do you like being controlled and told what to do? I think you do.
You're the perfect example of failure.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The
purpose of sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a baby
via mutually shaped organs during an intensive act of love. To play
around with God's ways is evil by blocking the natural function with
condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the product.
Its not evil! How can love and joy (which is what we will have in
heaven) ever be evil? Think man. Don't you know control when you
see it? Are you that blind and gullible?
There is no sex or making love in heaven.
How do you know?
Sex is flesh, God is love.
Post by Andrew W
What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on earth to
relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love, caring and sharing.
All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
That's why God gave us sex.
Post by Andrew W
Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the physical
survival function. That's all.
Surprise. The only sex after death is the endless butt reaming you get from
satan (at most).
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Sex also has other functions than just reproduction like to share
happiness, joy and intimacy.
Driven to acts of the flesh.
"Acts of the flesh", lol!
You are such a dork duke.
And you are such an immature fool and kid.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
But the thing is millennia ago the population was very low and
that's why the society leaders and later the Catholic church
focussed so much on reproduction (including even saving sperm !).
But once a civilisation has reached its optimum level, reproduction
is no longer so necessary. Surely you can see that.
The RCC has filled its flock's heads with old superstitious fear
based tripe, much of which even *it* no longer truly believes.
It belongs in the dark superstitious past.
I bet you ignored the above facts.
No truth.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Also Catholicism is obsessed with the Pope being God's vicar, which
God should have no use for and which leads to power accumulation
and corruption.
God clearly put Peter in charge and told him to go forward to teach
and baptize all nations forever.
You lose 0 for 3.
God did no such thing. That's a naive fantasy. It is far from clear
that that dialogue was exactly as described. It is all in the
interpretation and context. You are taking it purely at face value.
It's hard to ignore those exact words.
Its the real meaning and context that was crucially important, and we don't
know what that was.
The real meaning is the "exact words".
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Didn't you even know that religions interpret things
A direct quotation. NO interpretation necessary.
Lol.
Nothing in the scriptures is a direct quotation dummy.
We can't know what was said because nothing was written down at the time.
Much of the Bible is story telling. Every intelligent person knows that
except dopes like you.
The written word is the newspaper of what all the witnesses of Jesus reported he
said, did, and called for. You didn't know that, did you?


The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-08 23:32:45 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:14:29 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:57:10 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the free will
to write whatever they wanted.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Your personal decision determines salvation or lack thereof.
The RCC has over dramatised the whole thing.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our*
life, not a 'god'.
And it better be a loving decision, or your goose is already cooked,
carved and consumed.
Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Who's definition?
Answer: The church's.
Nope. God's announcement. And the proper term is "administrative
deputy" led by the Holy Spirit, who himself is God in the 3rd person.
And who told you all that?
Answer: Your church.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Where did I say he used physical lips?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
The Church is guided by God, the Holy Spirit. The Church can do no
wrong, but men hired by the Church can and, sadly, very often do.
The church is made up of men duke. It is the church.
The rest is the flock and they're even more fallible.
And the church has done plenty of wrong throughout the millennia. They have
never shown any guidance by a divine spirit, except with charities etc,
which are also done by other groups in the community including non religious
ones.
Post by Andrew W
Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said
and done all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the
case. In fact many, including even clergy have said that they
believe the church has been taken over by the dark.
People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Style of morality and beliefs about God obviously.
Those are what religious societies concern themselves with.
What varying beliefs are there? Can you name some?
Some religions claim God is angry at our mistakes, some don't.
Christians don't. I can't speak for muslims.
If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
To tell God you are his equal gets you thrown out of the garden.
No one suggested any such thing.
This is just your imagination and interpretation.
But think about this. Only a tyrannical false god would get up in arms about
someone wanting to be like him in the first place.
For the true Creator it would be no problem because nothing can threaten the
power of a true God, only a false one.
In fact a true Creator would be flattered if his creations wanted to be like
him. Because besides God made us in his image anyway.
So this proves that the OT Bible god figure was a false god.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You seem to be new to all this.
We well see what you don't know.
I do know.
*You* don't know. You just parrot whatever your church utters.
Face it, aw, you're clueless to the Church.
No, you are. I know about the corruption and falsities in it. You don't.
And you don't even want to know.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell
with the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian
version given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture
its own way.
Oh, noooooo. Following the exact wording in scripture. See how
little you know.
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is atrocious.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You continually fail to recite anything that the RCC says about
love. If 'love for one another' is the only thing that's important
(which I agree) then why do you even need the RCC at all?
To guide and help us by order of God.
You keep repeating in post after post that 'love one another' is the
important thing.
If we just have to do that then no further guidance is required.
So why follow the church's rules, restrictions and rituals?
Do you like being controlled and told what to do? I think you do.
You're the perfect example of failure.
You are talking about yourself again.
It seems you can hardly ever reply properly to any question, except with
stupid little come-backs.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
God put 1/2 the procreation equation in man and 1/2 in woman. The
purpose of sex is to mix the 2 parts of the equation to make a
baby via mutually shaped organs during an intensive act of love.
To play around with God's ways is evil by blocking the natural
function with condom or pill, or worst yet to murder the product.
Its not evil! How can love and joy (which is what we will have in
heaven) ever be evil? Think man. Don't you know control when you
see it? Are you that blind and gullible?
There is no sex or making love in heaven.
How do you know?
Sex is flesh, God is love.
God created flesh. If flesh is evil then God created evil.
Post by Andrew W
What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on
earth to relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love,
caring and sharing. All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
That's why God gave us sex.
That's one reason.
Don't pretend that you're an authority on sex.
Post by Andrew W
Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the
physical survival function. That's all.
Surprise. The only sex after death is the endless butt reaming you
get from satan (at most).
You're being silly and crude again.
Cut it out.

In the spirit world there is a similar type of interaction as love making
but in an energetic way.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Sex also has other functions than just reproduction like to share
happiness, joy and intimacy.
Driven to acts of the flesh.
"Acts of the flesh", lol!
You are such a dork duke.
And you are such an immature fool and kid.
Why? Because I don't march to your church's drum?
You are the immature one by your stupid responses.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
But the thing is millennia ago the population was very low and
that's why the society leaders and later the Catholic church
focussed so much on reproduction (including even saving sperm !).
But once a civilisation has reached its optimum level, reproduction
is no longer so necessary. Surely you can see that.
The RCC has filled its flock's heads with old superstitious fear
based tripe, much of which even *it* no longer truly believes.
It belongs in the dark superstitious past.
I bet you ignored the above facts.
No truth.
You don't know what truth is.
You think truth is whatever your church claims about God and Jesus and its
own biblical interpretations.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
God did no such thing. That's a naive fantasy. It is far from clear
that that dialogue was exactly as described. It is all in the
interpretation and context. You are taking it purely at face value.
It's hard to ignore those exact words.
Its the real meaning and context that was crucially important, and
we don't know what that was.
The real meaning is the "exact words".
Nope. You're taking them purely at face value. Most of the scriptures are
symbolic and metaphoric.
And a lot of them are religious opinions of the human authors.
You are just a common literalist simpleton like the protestant
evangelist Bible thumpers.
You lot never learned to use your brains properly and think critically.
Critical thinking is crucial in this world.
Post by Andrew W
Lol.
Nothing in the scriptures is a direct quotation dummy.
We can't know what was said because nothing was written down at the
time. Much of the Bible is story telling. Every intelligent person
knows that except dopes like you.
The written word is the newspaper of what all the witnesses of Jesus
reported he said, did, and called for. You didn't know that, did you?
The scriptures are in no way 'newspaper' reports. But newspapers lie
and exaggerate anyway.
The scriptures were just verbally passed on accounts by fallible ancient
superstitious humans who didn't understand what Jesus was about.

Honestly, if you were to say some of these dopey things in front of a
biblical scholar he would rupture himself laughing.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-09 12:10:35 UTC
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So tell me something false.
A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the free will
to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
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Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Your personal decision determines salvation or lack thereof.
The RCC has over dramatised the whole thing.
Well, you'll find out shortly. Personally, I suspect satan sees fresh meat in
you coming his way.
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God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our*
life, not a 'god'.
And it better be a loving decision, or your goose is already cooked,
carved and consumed.
Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Right now, you're a very foolish boy.
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The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Who's definition?
Answer: The church's.
Nope. God's announcement. And the proper term is "administrative
deputy" led by the Holy Spirit, who himself is God in the 3rd person.
And who told you all that?
Answer: Your church.
And you got your info from a Superman comic book.
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The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Where did I say he used physical lips?
I was pretty sure you didn't know that.
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The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
The Church is guided by God, the Holy Spirit. The Church can do no
wrong, but men hired by the Church can and, sadly, very often do.
The church is made up of men duke. It is the church.
And Jesus clearly stated that all men are sinners. And so, the Church is fully
called to overcome sin on an individual basis.

You are too weak to comply.
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The rest is the flock and they're even more fallible.
And the church has done plenty of wrong throughout the millennia. They have
never shown any guidance by a divine spirit, except with charities etc,
which are also done by other groups in the community including non religious
ones.
Well, you're just demonstrating your ignorance now.
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Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said
and done all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the
case. In fact many, including even clergy have said that they
believe the church has been taken over by the dark.
People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
People who make the special effort to overcome their sinfulness. You should try
it sometime.
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Post by Andrew W
If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
To tell God you are his equal gets you thrown out of the garden.
No one suggested any such thing.
Wow, how ignorant truth can you be.
Post by Andrew W
This is just your imagination and interpretation.
But think about this. Only a tyrannical false god would get up in arms about
someone wanting to be like him in the first place.
For the true Creator it would be no problem because nothing can threaten the
power of a true God, only a false one.
In fact a true Creator would be flattered if his creations wanted to be like
him. Because besides God made us in his image anyway.
So this proves that the OT Bible god figure was a false god.
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You seem to be new to all this.
We well see what you don't know.
I do know.
*You* don't know. You just parrot whatever your church utters.
Face it, aw, you're clueless to the Church.
No, you are. I know about the corruption and falsities in it. You don't.
And you don't even want to know.
<smile>
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Catholicism teaches that God is angry with our mistakes and will
abandon us in hell forever if we choose not to repent and dwell
with the Catholic version of him, which is obviously stupid.
That is totally wrong. Catholicism, which is the Christian
version given by jesus, is 100% into love for one another.
That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture
its own way.
Oh, noooooo. Following the exact wording in scripture. See how
little you know.
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is atrocious.
You have zero knowledge.
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There is no sex or making love in heaven.
How do you know?
Sex is flesh, God is love.
God created flesh. If flesh is evil then God created evil.
God wanted our individual choice. Too bad you're losing so bad.
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What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on
earth to relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love,
caring and sharing. All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
That's why God gave us sex.
That's one reason.
Don't pretend that you're an authority on sex.
That's the only reason.
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Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the
physical survival function. That's all.
Surprise. The only sex after death is the endless butt reaming you
get from satan (at most).
You're being silly and crude again.
Cut it out.
You just didn't know that.

The dukester, American - American
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A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
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Andrew W
2012-08-09 23:26:39 UTC
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A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or writing the
scriptures.
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Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Your personal decision determines salvation or lack thereof.
The RCC has over dramatised the whole thing.
Well, you'll find out shortly. Personally, I suspect satan sees
fresh meat in you coming his way.
You like to use the words 'fresh meat' and scare people a lot with your
unfounded old religious beliefs.
You are sick.
Religions often make people sick in the head. Sometimes they already are
sick in the head and that's why they join.
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God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our*
life, not a 'god'.
And it better be a loving decision, or your goose is already cooked,
carved and consumed.
Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Right now, you're a very foolish boy.
Why? Because I don't jump to your scary and dorky warnings?
You're a fool for falling for the church's old false superstitious scare
mongering in the first place.
If you could think critically like most people then you'd be a very
different and normal person.
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The Pope being God's deputy.
He is by definition.
Who's definition?
Answer: The church's.
Nope. God's announcement. And the proper term is "administrative
deputy" led by the Holy Spirit, who himself is God in the 3rd person.
And who told you all that?
Answer: Your church.
And you got your info from a Superman comic book.
I don't read comics.
But your comic book is your Bible.
Most people realise when they grow up that most of the Bible stories are
just that. But since your mind is stunted you still believe the stories were
all real events.
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The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Where did I say he used physical lips?
I was pretty sure you didn't know that.
Lol! Didn't know what? You're the one who thinks God is a person who
speaks, not me.
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The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
The Church is guided by God, the Holy Spirit. The Church can do no
wrong, but men hired by the Church can and, sadly, very often do.
The church is made up of men duke. It is the church.
And Jesus clearly stated that all men are sinners. And so, the
Church is fully called to overcome sin on an individual basis.
You are too weak to comply.
What exactly did you want me to say there?
Do you want a reply for every dorky comment you make? Are you that hungry
for attention?

But I don't think Jesus ever said that we are all sinners. That was priests
who said that.
Jesus wasn't into laying guilt trips onto people. He was more positive and
helpful than that.
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every single
thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no way the case.
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Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said
and done all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the
case. In fact many, including even clergy have said that they
believe the church has been taken over by the dark.
People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
People who make the special effort to overcome their sinfulness. You
should try it sometime.
So according to you, any Catholic member who is not making enough effort to
avoid sin, is not really part of the church?
So in that case the Catholic church is really far smaller than is stated by
attendance and membership. Your church is not so big after all then.
Thanks for clarifying that.
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If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
To tell God you are his equal gets you thrown out of the garden.
No one suggested any such thing.
Wow, how ignorant truth can you be.
The scriptures say nothing about Adam and Eve or anyone else believing that
they are equal to God. This is just your silly imagination.
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it. Otherwise get
a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
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That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture
its own way.
Oh, noooooo. Following the exact wording in scripture. See how
little you know.
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is atrocious.
You have zero knowledge.
Wrong. Its you that has zero brains, so you can't recognise true knowledge,
because your brain is stuffed with fallacious old superstition based
doctrines. There's no room for anything else. You as a Catholic fundy are
completely incapable of critical thinking.
Have you ever had an original thought in your entire life? I really doubt
it.
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What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on
earth to relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love,
caring and sharing. All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
That's why God gave us sex.
That's one reason.
Don't pretend that you're an authority on sex.
That's the only reason.
Says who?
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Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the
physical survival function. That's all.
Surprise. The only sex after death is the endless butt reaming you
get from satan (at most).
You're being silly and crude again.
Cut it out.
You just didn't know that.
Lol.
You always imagine that you're smarter than others just because they argue
with you.
Duke's rule: If you argue against me then you're dumb! If you agree with me
100% then you're smart!

You're a riot duke! I've met some loonies but you take the cake.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
•R.Measures
2012-08-10 00:24:24 UTC
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A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or writing the
scriptures.
• The RCC has inabashedly done this when writing its version of its own
history.
duke
2012-08-10 15:40:06 UTC
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A jealous and vengeful god.
He's all loving.
Says who?
The central theme of the bible.
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or writing the
scriptures.
But the bible comes from God. You have only yourself to blame.
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Eternal hell.
A person decision.
A person's decision decides what is reality?
Your personal decision determines salvation or lack thereof.
The RCC has over dramatised the whole thing.
Well, you'll find out shortly. Personally, I suspect satan sees
fresh meat in you coming his way.
You like to use the words 'fresh meat' and scare people a lot with your
unfounded old religious beliefs.
Your unfounded beliefs state there is no God and no hell. You're misleading
yourself and maybe hundreds others by your stupid assessments. I must stop you
to save them.
Post by Andrew W
You are sick.
Religions often make people sick in the head. Sometimes they already are
sick in the head and that's why they join.
The real sickos are you and yours.

Gosh this is fun. Let's do this again.
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God wanting only obedience.
Take your pick - you or God. No interference.
Free choice means that we have to determine what happens in *our*
life, not a 'god'.
And it better be a loving decision, or your goose is already cooked,
carved and consumed.
Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Right now, you're a very foolish boy.
Why? Because I don't jump to your scary and dorky warnings?
No, because you take a position that is a WHOLE lot less supported than mine.
Post by Andrew W
And you got your info from a Superman comic book.
I don't read comics.
You should. At least you'd have a minor bit of support for your beliefs.
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The Bible being words straight from God's mouth.
It's is not.
Yet you always say it is.
One of your favourite sayings is "God spoke, man wrote". Remember?
Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Where did I say he used physical lips?
I was pretty sure you didn't know that.
Lol! Didn't know what? You're the one who thinks God is a person who
speaks, not me.
I talk to him every day, and he responds back to me.
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The RCC being 100% honest and godly.
Led by the Holy Spirit so guaranteed.
What guarantee? Where did you get this idea of a guarantee?
The Church is guided by God, the Holy Spirit. The Church can do no
wrong, but men hired by the Church can and, sadly, very often do.
The church is made up of men duke. It is the church.
And Jesus clearly stated that all men are sinners. And so, the
Church is fully called to overcome sin on an individual basis.
You are too weak to comply.
What exactly did you want me to say there?
All you can say truthfully is to agree with me.
Post by Andrew W
Do you want a reply for every dorky comment you make? Are you that hungry
for attention?
I'm talking to you, nobody else.
Post by Andrew W
But I don't think Jesus ever said that we are all sinners. That was priests
who said that.
It's stated in the bible, bubba.
Post by Andrew W
Jesus wasn't into laying guilt trips onto people. He was more positive and
helpful than that.
Right, to overcome is to set aside the guilt trip.
Post by Andrew W
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every single
thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no way the case.
When God said the every man is a sinner 24/7, it was God speaking. And you are
called to overcome with his help. You refuse. You're fresh meat.
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Its only in your mind.
If the church was led by the Holy Spirit then it wouldn't have said
and done all those dodgy and evil things throughout the centuries.
Unless of course it is led by dark spirits. And I think that is the
case. In fact many, including even clergy have said that they
believe the church has been taken over by the dark.
People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
People who make the special effort to overcome their sinfulness. You
should try it sometime.
So according to you, any Catholic member who is not making enough effort to
avoid sin, is not really part of the church?
No, any human being.
Post by Andrew W
So in that case the Catholic church is really far smaller than is stated by
attendance and membership. Your church is not so big after all then.
Thanks for clarifying that.
It's 10:35am.
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If God wasn't angry then -
1/ Adam and Eve wouldn't have been thrown out of the garden.
2/ Christ wouldn't have needed to die.
3/ There would be no condemnation to hell.
To tell God you are his equal gets you thrown out of the garden.
No one suggested any such thing.
Wow, how ignorant truth can you be.
The scriptures say nothing about Adam and Eve or anyone else believing that
they are equal to God. This is just your silly imagination.
Really, they openly decided for themselves that they could eat anything they
wanted and didn't have to listen to God. That IS placing themselves equal to
God. Just like you do every day of your life. They didn't care or understand.
You don't care or understand.
Post by Andrew W
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it. Otherwise get
a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
Heeheehee.
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That's Christianity. That's the Bible.
I know, and Catholicism if 100% into scripture.
That should read - Catholicism is 100% into interpreting scripture
its own way.
Oh, noooooo. Following the exact wording in scripture. See how
little you know.
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is atrocious.
You have zero knowledge.
Wrong. Its you that has zero brains, so you can't recognise true knowledge,
So show me some "true knowledge". My true knowledge says you're trying hard
for the flames.
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because your brain is stuffed with fallacious old superstition based
doctrines. There's no room for anything else. You as a Catholic fundy are
completely incapable of critical thinking.
Have you ever had an original thought in your entire life? I really doubt
it.
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Post by Andrew W
What heaven is about is eternal joy. We can experience some joy on
earth to relieve some of our stresses. Plus it teaches us love,
caring and sharing. All of God's children are already present.
Huh? I think you must be referring to reproduction.
That's why God gave us sex.
That's one reason.
Don't pretend that you're an authority on sex.
That's the only reason.
Says who?
God. There won't be sex in heaven because God has complete the human race, and
that is what sex is for.
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Again, reproduction is not the only function of sex. Its only the
physical survival function. That's all.
Surprise. The only sex after death is the endless butt reaming you
get from satan (at most).
You're being silly and crude again.
Cut it out.
You just didn't know that.
Lol.
You always imagine that you're smarter than others just because they argue
with you.
Duke's rule: If you argue against me then you're dumb! If you agree with me
100% then you're smart!
Don't take my word for it. Wait and see how satan handles your butt.........eh,
case.
Post by Andrew W
You're a riot duke! I've met some loonies but you take the cake.
You're the self-imolation kid.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-11 00:22:55 UTC
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It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or
writing the scriptures.
But the bible comes from God.
Who told you that?
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Well, you'll find out shortly. Personally, I suspect satan sees
fresh meat in you coming his way.
You like to use the words 'fresh meat' and scare people a lot with
your unfounded old religious beliefs.
Your unfounded beliefs state there is no God and no hell.
When did I say such a thing? All I say is there is no jealous and vengeful
type God.
And none is in evidence.
You're
misleading yourself and maybe hundreds others by your stupid
assessments. I must stop you to save them.
Save from what?
Are you living in fear of something terrible?
Only evil uses fear to control people. Only cults do that.
Talk about love instead. You keep preaching about that but then you only
talk about hell and satan and fresh meat etc.
You never actually do what you preach about.
Post by Andrew W
You are sick.
Religions often make people sick in the head. Sometimes they already
are sick in the head and that's why they join.
The real sickos are you and yours.
Gosh this is fun. Let's do this again.
I'm talking to a child it seems.
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Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Right now, you're a very foolish boy.
Why? Because I don't jump to your scary and dorky warnings?
No, because you take a position that is a WHOLE lot less supported than mine.
What does popular supported consensus have to do with the truth?
I prefer to seek the truth than just go with old popular supported religious
consensus.
It used to be popular consensus that the earth was flat.
It used to be popular consensus (and law by your church) that everything
revolved around the earth.
The list goes on.
Who's the real fool here? You and your conservative Catholic folk friends.
That's who.
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And you got your info from a Superman comic book.
I don't read comics.
You should. At least you'd have a minor bit of support for your beliefs.
You're the one who has beliefs. But you somehow imagine that old beliefs are
facts.
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Yep, but God doens't use his lips. He speaks to us in our heart.
Where did I say he used physical lips?
I was pretty sure you didn't know that.
Lol! Didn't know what? You're the one who thinks God is a person
who speaks, not me.
I talk to him every day, and he responds back to me.
That's another part of your own mind. Many people have that.
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And Jesus clearly stated that all men are sinners. And so, the
Church is fully called to overcome sin on an individual basis.
You are too weak to comply.
What exactly did you want me to say there?
All you can say truthfully is to agree with me.
So you just want everyone to agree with good old duke?
You're all about ego then.
The true God very much dislikes self-righteous and egotistical people.
Your's (the one in your mind) apparently loves them, which really proves
what he is
Post by Andrew W
Do you want a reply for every dorky comment you make? Are you that
hungry for attention?
I'm talking to you, nobody else.
So you only want replies to every single comment from me?
You're weird.
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But I don't think Jesus ever said that we are all sinners. That was
priests who said that.
It's stated in the bible, bubba.
A lot of things are stated in the Bible. It was written by men. So what?
Who says you have to believe everything and take it all at face value?
Post by Andrew W
Jesus wasn't into laying guilt trips onto people. He was more
positive and helpful than that.
Right, to overcome is to set aside the guilt trip.
If we set aside the guilt trip then we'll have to set aside the doctrine of
sin and punishment.
Post by Andrew W
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every
single thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no
way the case.
When God said the every man is a sinner 24/7, it was God speaking.
Says who?
How do you know it wasn't a priest saying that?
And you are called to overcome with his help. You refuse. You're
fresh meat.
There's that dumb fresh meat reference again.
No one's going to be 'fresh meat' for anyone.
Why are you so scared of the doctrine of sin and horrible consequences of
the afterlife?
Why do you subscribe to an old religion cult that spreads fear?

But wait, you *claim* that the RCC is only about love etc. Yet *you* only
talk about being 'fresh meat' for a 'satan'.
So you are allegedly preaching the opposite of your church.
So as well as everything else you are a heretic duke.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
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People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
People who make the special effort to overcome their sinfulness.
You should try it sometime.
So according to you, any Catholic member who is not making enough
effort to avoid sin, is not really part of the church?
No, any human being.
?? Non Catholics were never part of your church in the first place.
Post by Andrew W
So in that case the Catholic church is really far smaller than is
stated by attendance and membership. Your church is not so big after
all then.
Thanks for clarifying that.
It's 10:35am.
Now why are you giving me the time?
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Wow, how ignorant truth can you be.
The scriptures say nothing about Adam and Eve or anyone else
believing that they are equal to God. This is just your silly
imagination.
Really, they openly decided for themselves that they could eat
anything they wanted and didn't have to listen to God. That IS
placing themselves equal to God. Just like you do every day of your
life. They didn't care or understand. You don't care or understand.
Rubbish. According to the scriptures they were confused and deceived by
another being.
They in no way decided that they were equal to God. There is nothing in the
scriptures to suggest that.
You're letting your imagination run away with you.
Post by Andrew W
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it.
Otherwise get a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
Heeheehee.
You're a total loony duke.
Instead of substantiating your claims with verses you just giggle like a
demented moron.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is
atrocious.
You have zero knowledge.
Wrong. Its you that has zero brains, so you can't recognise true knowledge,
So show me some "true knowledge". My true knowledge says you're
trying hard for the flames.
You would neither be able to recognise true knowledge nor handle it.
You're too much in love with and addicted to what your church cult says.
It talks about flames etc. (it used to long ago) and you believe them.
The RCC no longer even talks about the flames of hell etc. Maybe in your
southern parts of America they do however.
Goes to show how little you know about the RCC globally.
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That's why God gave us sex.
That's one reason.
Don't pretend that you're an authority on sex.
That's the only reason.
Says who?
God. There won't be sex in heaven because God has complete the human
race, and that is what sex is for.
God never said any such thing. That was priests etc. who said those kinds of
things.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
You just didn't know that.
Lol.
You always imagine that you're smarter than others just because they
argue with you.
Duke's rule: If you argue against me then you're dumb! If you agree
with me 100% then you're smart!
Don't take my word for it. Wait and see how satan handles your
butt.........eh, case.
Relax. That won't happen.
Stop worrying about other people and fearful things and live your own life.
Think positive for a change.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-11 12:25:44 UTC
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On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:26:39 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or
writing the scriptures.
But the bible comes from God.
Who told you that?
The world, with your exception, knows that God revealed, but man wrote the words
down in his handwriting and culture.
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Post by duke
Well, you'll find out shortly. Personally, I suspect satan sees
fresh meat in you coming his way.
You like to use the words 'fresh meat' and scare people a lot with
your unfounded old religious beliefs.
Your unfounded beliefs state there is no God and no hell.
When did I say such a thing? All I say is there is no jealous and vengeful
type God. And none is in evidence.
Those are Jewish words.
Post by Andrew W
You're
misleading yourself and maybe hundreds others by your stupid
assessments. I must stop you to save them.
Save from what?
Eternal damnation for freely choosing to live outside God's influence.
Post by Andrew W
Are you living in fear of something terrible?
Only evil uses fear to control people. Only cults do that.
Talk about love instead. You keep preaching about that but then you only
talk about hell and satan and fresh meat etc.
You never actually do what you preach about.
Sure I do. You ignorant people need a kick in the butt to wake you up.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You are sick.
Religions often make people sick in the head. Sometimes they already
are sick in the head and that's why they join.
The real sickos are you and yours.
Gosh this is fun. Let's do this again.
I'm talking to a child it seems.
Well, I sure am.
Post by Andrew W
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Cut the drama already duke.
You sound like a talk show host.
Right now, you're a very foolish boy.
Why? Because I don't jump to your scary and dorky warnings?
No, because you take a position that is a WHOLE lot less supported than mine.
What does popular supported consensus have to do with the truth?
It comes from truth.
Post by Andrew W
I prefer to seek the truth than just go with old popular supported religious
consensus.
It used to be popular consensus that the earth was flat.
Scientific observation by an uneducated world and since corrected.
Post by Andrew W
It used to be popular consensus (and law by your church) that everything
revolved around the earth.
The list goes on.
Who's the real fool here? You and your conservative Catholic folk friends.
That's who.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
And you got your info from a Superman comic book.
I don't read comics.
You should. At least you'd have a minor bit of support for your beliefs.
You're the one who has beliefs. But you somehow imagine that old beliefs are
facts.
I know. I told you that you didn't.
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And Jesus clearly stated that all men are sinners. And so, the
Church is fully called to overcome sin on an individual basis.
You are too weak to comply.
What exactly did you want me to say there?
All you can say truthfully is to agree with me.
So you just want everyone to agree with good old duke?
You're all about ego then.
You sure don't have it now.
Post by Andrew W
The true God very much dislikes self-righteous and egotistical people.
Your's (the one in your mind) apparently loves them, which really proves
what he is
Post by Andrew W
Do you want a reply for every dorky comment you make? Are you that
hungry for attention?
I'm talking to you, nobody else.
So you only want replies to every single comment from me?
You're weird.
You're nuts.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
But I don't think Jesus ever said that we are all sinners. That was
priests who said that.
It's stated in the bible, bubba.
A lot of things are stated in the Bible. It was written by men. So what?
Who says you have to believe everything and take it all at face value?
Revealed by God.
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Post by Andrew W
Jesus wasn't into laying guilt trips onto people. He was more
positive and helpful than that.
Right, to overcome is to set aside the guilt trip.
If we set aside the guilt trip then we'll have to set aside the doctrine of
sin and punishment.
Post by Andrew W
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every
single thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no
way the case.
When God said the every man is a sinner 24/7, it was God speaking.
Says who?
How do you know it wasn't a priest saying that?
Scripture says it.
Post by Andrew W
And you are called to overcome with his help. You refuse. You're
fresh meat.
There's that dumb fresh meat reference again.
No one's going to be 'fresh meat' for anyone.
If you follow satan instead of God, YOU will be.
Post by Andrew W
Why are you so scared of the doctrine of sin and horrible consequences of
the afterlife?
Why do you subscribe to an old religion cult that spreads fear?
But wait, you *claim* that the RCC is only about love etc. Yet *you* only
talk about being 'fresh meat' for a 'satan'.
Satan is the reward for those that don't live in love for one another.
Post by Andrew W
So you are allegedly preaching the opposite of your church.
So as well as everything else you are a heretic duke.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Post by Andrew W
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Post by Andrew W
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People are sinners, not the Church.
The people are the church.
What did you think the church was?
People who make the special effort to overcome their sinfulness.
You should try it sometime.
So according to you, any Catholic member who is not making enough
effort to avoid sin, is not really part of the church?
No, any human being.
?? Non Catholics were never part of your church in the first place.
Post by Andrew W
So in that case the Catholic church is really far smaller than is
stated by attendance and membership. Your church is not so big after
all then.
Thanks for clarifying that.
It's 10:35am.
Now why are you giving me the time?
It fits your comment.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Wow, how ignorant truth can you be.
The scriptures say nothing about Adam and Eve or anyone else
believing that they are equal to God. This is just your silly
imagination.
Really, they openly decided for themselves that they could eat
anything they wanted and didn't have to listen to God. That IS
placing themselves equal to God. Just like you do every day of your
life. They didn't care or understand. You don't care or understand.
Rubbish. According to the scriptures they were confused and deceived by
another being.
Yeah, a snake. Haahaahaa.
Post by Andrew W
They in no way decided that they were equal to God. There is nothing in the
scriptures to suggest that.
You're letting your imagination run away with you.
Post by Andrew W
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it.
Otherwise get a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
Heeheehee.
You're a total loony duke.
Instead of substantiating your claims with verses you just giggle like a
demented moron.
It's impossible to get to that brick you have for a head.
Post by Andrew W
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Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
You only have beliefs.
Beliefs are not knowledge. Learn the difference.
Plus your knowledge of certain things in the scriptures is
atrocious.
You have zero knowledge.
Wrong. Its you that has zero brains, so you can't recognise true knowledge,
So show me some "true knowledge". My true knowledge says you're
trying hard for the flames.
You would neither be able to recognise true knowledge nor handle it.
Says one who doesn't??

Ah, well, enough of the crap.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-17 23:26:42 UTC
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On Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:22:55 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:26:39 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or
writing the scriptures.
But the bible comes from God.
Who told you that?
The world, with your exception, knows that God revealed, but man
wrote the words down in his handwriting and culture.
Wrong. Only under educated Bible thumping fundies believe that.
That's what you are essentially, and practically.
Post by Andrew W
You're
misleading yourself and maybe hundreds others by your stupid
assessments. I must stop you to save them.
Save from what?
Eternal damnation for freely choosing to live outside God's influence.
Foolish gullible boy. There is no Eternal damnation.
Post by Andrew W
Are you living in fear of something terrible?
Only evil uses fear to control people. Only cults do that.
Talk about love instead. You keep preaching about that but then you
only talk about hell and satan and fresh meat etc.
You never actually do what you preach about.
Sure I do. You ignorant people need a kick in the butt to wake you up.
What act of love have you shown?
You have only demonstrated arrogance, self-righteousness, fear of hell and
satan, and dumbness in these groups.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You are sick.
Religions often make people sick in the head. Sometimes they
already are sick in the head and that's why they join.
The real sickos are you and yours.
Gosh this is fun. Let's do this again.
I'm talking to a child it seems.
Well, I sure am.
Grow up already.
Your behaviour is shameful for a 70-80 year old.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every
single thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no
way the case.
When God said the every man is a sinner 24/7, it was God speaking.
Says who?
How do you know it wasn't a priest saying that?
Scripture says it.
So what?
Scripture was written by men, and often inspired by their fears and needs to
control others.
That's human nature, and men were given the free choice to do that. This
means its up to you and I to be careful what we buy into in this world. You
haven't done that at all.
Post by Andrew W
Why are you so scared of the doctrine of sin and horrible
consequences of the afterlife?
Why do you subscribe to an old religion cult that spreads fear?
But wait, you *claim* that the RCC is only about love etc. Yet
*you* only talk about being 'fresh meat' for a 'satan'.
Satan is the reward for those that don't live in love for one another.
There you go again.
No wonder you have no fans duke. Always talking negative.
Post by Andrew W
They in no way decided that they were equal to God. There is nothing
in the scriptures to suggest that.
You're letting your imagination run away with you.
Post by Andrew W
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it.
Otherwise get a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
Heeheehee.
You're a total loony duke.
Instead of substantiating your claims with verses you just giggle
like a demented moron.
It's impossible to get to that brick you have for a head.
So the solution is to just giggle like a moron and also make dumb remarks
and sayings most of the time?
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-19 21:16:53 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:22:55 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:26:39 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
It doesn't matter much what the Bible says.
It was written by humans who had their own beliefs. They had the
free will to write whatever they wanted.
That's what you just did.
Its what we all do in this world, whether its writing a novel or
writing the scriptures.
But the bible comes from God.
Who told you that?
The world, with your exception, knows that God revealed, but man
wrote the words down in his handwriting and culture.
Wrong.
Right, but I didn't expect you to know.
Post by Andrew W
Only under educated Bible thumping fundies believe that.
That's what you are essentially, and practically.
Post by Andrew W
You're
misleading yourself and maybe hundreds others by your stupid
assessments. I must stop you to save them.
Save from what?
Eternal damnation for freely choosing to live outside God's influence.
Foolish gullible boy. There is no Eternal damnation.
I have no intention of being the one to find out different like you are.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Are you living in fear of something terrible?
Only evil uses fear to control people. Only cults do that.
Talk about love instead. You keep preaching about that but then you
only talk about hell and satan and fresh meat etc.
You never actually do what you preach about.
Sure I do. You ignorant people need a kick in the butt to wake you up.
What act of love have you shown?
You have only demonstrated arrogance, self-righteousness, fear of hell and
satan, and dumbness in these groups.
Your comments pretty much leave "dumb" in your column, not mine.
Post by Andrew W
Grow up already.
Your behaviour is shameful for a 70-80 year old.
I operate at the expert level compared to you.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The problem is, you like the dumb evangelists just think that every
single thing in the Bible was said by God or Jesus. That is in no
way the case.
When God said the every man is a sinner 24/7, it was God speaking.
Says who?
How do you know it wasn't a priest saying that?
Scripture says it.
So what?
Scripture was written by men, and often inspired by their fears and needs to
control others.
Where did you get that wild idea?
Post by Andrew W
That's human nature, and men were given the free choice to do that. This
means its up to you and I to be careful what we buy into in this world. You
haven't done that at all.
Post by Andrew W
Why are you so scared of the doctrine of sin and horrible
consequences of the afterlife?
Why do you subscribe to an old religion cult that spreads fear?
But wait, you *claim* that the RCC is only about love etc. Yet
*you* only talk about being 'fresh meat' for a 'satan'.
Satan is the reward for those that don't live in love for one another.
There you go again.
No wonder you have no fans duke. Always talking negative.
My friends know me and I know them.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
They in no way decided that they were equal to God. There is nothing
in the scriptures to suggest that.
You're letting your imagination run away with you.
Post by Andrew W
If you can find a verse or statement saying so then quote it.
Otherwise get a brain and stop twaddling inane crap.
Heeheehee.
You're a total loony duke.
Instead of substantiating your claims with verses you just giggle
like a demented moron.
It's impossible to get to that brick you have for a head.
So the solution is to just giggle like a moron and also make dumb remarks
and sayings most of the time?
You're the only one too challenged to see them as intelligent.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 09:58:46 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if that's what
you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-06 12:08:29 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
The old beliefs that apply are a) the existence of God, b) his guidance to his
chosen people on proper living and c) the prophecy of a coming messiah. Now
what's your objection to those?
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if that's what
you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
Great. Then you're living as a Christian lives.
Post by Andrew W
3. Rejection to the kingdom of God by your demonstrated lack of interest.
Waiting.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 12:57:02 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:58:46 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
The old beliefs that apply are a) the existence of God, b) his
guidance to his chosen people on proper living and c) the prophecy of
a coming messiah. Now what's your objection to those?
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can properly and
truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it wants, and
Christianity/Catholicism can't.
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't dictate how we
must live because we have free choice to learn and determine that for
ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief of a no
longer living group of people in another land.
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if
that's what you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
Great. Then you're living as a Christian lives.
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me to do it
like some people do.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-06 18:15:03 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:58:46 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:52:50 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:03:01 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What makes you think satan is speaking to me?
The way you act.
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
The old beliefs that apply are a) the existence of God, b) his
guidance to his chosen people on proper living and c) the prophecy of
a coming messiah. Now what's your objection to those?
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can properly and
truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it wants, and
Christianity/Catholicism can't.
That was constantly done over the last 6000 years. 0 for 1
Post by Andrew W
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't dictate how we
must live because we have free choice to learn and determine that for
ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
God said "I do not run a democracy". 0 for 2.
Post by Andrew W
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
A messiah is a warrior king. 0 for 3.
Post by Andrew W
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief of a no
longer living group of people in another land.
0 for 4.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if
that's what you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
Great. Then you're living as a Christian lives.
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me to do it
like some people do.
The Pope and the RCC guide and help us to follow the teachings of Jesus.

0 for 5.

You are one ignorant boy re Christianity.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 23:41:52 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:57:02 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:58:46 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
The old beliefs that apply are a) the existence of God, b) his
guidance to his chosen people on proper living and c) the prophecy
of a coming messiah. Now what's your objection to those?
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can
properly and truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it
wants, and Christianity/Catholicism can't.
That was constantly done over the last 6000 years. 0 for 1
Only to the satisfaction of simple slave minded folk like you.
Post by Andrew W
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't
dictate how we must live because we have free choice to learn and
determine that for ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
God said "I do not run a democracy". 0 for 2.
Then its a dictatorship. Thanks for clarifying that.

Incidentally it was not God who said anything like that. Except maybe a
false 'god' of which there were many millennia ago, both human and
non-material.
Post by Andrew W
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
A messiah is a warrior king. 0 for 3.
Jesus was about peace. That makes you and your church antichrists.
Your mind is still stuck in the past. 'Warrior king' was just an ancient
military saying by the Semites who believed in militarism ages ago. They
were extremely patriarchal and fearful of attack by neighbouring nations.
They wanted and dreamed of getting protection from the ultimate warrior.
Remember that.
Post by Andrew W
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief of
a no longer living group of people in another land.
0 for 4.
Your beliefs amount to virtually zero in our present time.
The only thing holding your beliefs together is your dedication to
patriarchy, arrogance, self-righteousness and simple mindedness.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly
demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if
that's what you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
Great. Then you're living as a Christian lives.
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me
to do it like some people do.
The Pope and the RCC guide and help us to follow the teachings of Jesus.
False. You are so gullible and stubborn. That can only be from fear of
alleged consequences - ones that the RCC pretty much made up or twisted!
0 for 5.
You are one ignorant boy re Christianity.
The truth is far more important than Christianity ever was.
You are clinging to a religion. I'm not.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-07 19:56:39 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:57:02 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:58:46 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Questioning old religious beliefs?
What exactly is the evil in that?
1. Ignorance of what old beliefs say.
Old beliefs from an ancient society in the middle east don't apply to us.
The old beliefs that apply are a) the existence of God, b) his
guidance to his chosen people on proper living and c) the prophecy
of a coming messiah. Now what's your objection to those?
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can
properly and truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it
wants, and Christianity/Catholicism can't.
That was constantly done over the last 6000 years. 0 for 1
Only to the satisfaction of simple slave minded folk like you.
You don't even know what the bible says, or why.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't
dictate how we must live because we have free choice to learn and
determine that for ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
God said "I do not run a democracy". 0 for 2.
Then its a dictatorship. Thanks for clarifying that.
No, a dictatorship punishes you for taking an opposing view. In Christianity,
you get left behind just as you expressed a desire for..
Post by Andrew W
Incidentally it was not God who said anything like that. Except maybe a
false 'god' of which there were many millennia ago, both human and
non-material.
Incidentally, you're pure nuts.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
A messiah is a warrior king. 0 for 3.
Jesus was about peace. That makes you and your church antichrists.
I know. I told you that. An antichrist denies God in the flesh.
Post by Andrew W
Your mind is still stuck in the past. 'Warrior king' was just an ancient
military saying by the Semites who believed in militarism ages ago. They
were extremely patriarchal and fearful of attack by neighbouring nations.
They wanted and dreamed of getting protection from the ultimate warrior.
Remember that.
Anohter demonstration of a nutty ignorance.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief of
a no longer living group of people in another land.
0 for 4.
Your beliefs amount to virtually zero in our present time.
blah, blah, blah. Quit wasting my time.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
2. Thus living the wrong life style which you clearly
demonstrate.
What lifestyle do you think I'm living? I don't sleep around if
that's what you mean.
I live a very clean and moral lifestyle.
Great. Then you're living as a Christian lives.
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me
to do it like some people do.
The Pope and the RCC guide and help us to follow the teachings of Jesus.
False. You are so gullible and stubborn. That can only be from fear of
alleged consequences - ones that the RCC pretty much made up or twisted!
Absolute truth.
Post by Andrew W
0 for 5.
You are one ignorant boy re Christianity.
The truth is far more important than Christianity ever was.
You are clinging to a religion. I'm not.
You are clueless to truth. Just admit it and go away.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-08 01:03:56 UTC
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On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:41:52 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:57:02 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can
properly and truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it
wants, and Christianity/Catholicism can't.
That was constantly done over the last 6000 years. 0 for 1
Only to the satisfaction of simple slave minded folk like you.
You don't even know what the bible says, or why.
Yes I do. Half the time its *you* who doesn't know what's in the Bible.
Things are quoted to you and you deny them!
The problem is you've allowed your head to be filled with church crap, and
you love it!
You need to be psychiatrically assessed.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't
dictate how we must live because we have free choice to learn and
determine that for ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
God said "I do not run a democracy". 0 for 2.
Then its a dictatorship. Thanks for clarifying that.
No, a dictatorship punishes you for taking an opposing view. In
Christianity, you get left behind just as you expressed a desire for..
According to the Bible and 90% of Christianity, hell is a place of
punishment duke.
But a loving God wouldn't even leave anyone behind, just like a parent would
never leave their child behind, even if the child wanted to.
The Christian god figure is anything but loving. It is only loving according
to its worshippers, just like Allah is loving according to Muslims.
Worshipful opinion is not reality.
Post by Andrew W
Incidentally it was not God who said anything like that. Except
maybe a false 'god' of which there were many millennia ago, both
human and non-material.
Incidentally, you're pure nuts.
Satan is just one of the false gods duke.
It has influence on all religions, especially the major ones like the RCC.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
A messiah is a warrior king. 0 for 3.
Jesus was about peace. That makes you and your church antichrists.
I know. I told you that. An antichrist denies God in the flesh.
An antichrist also makes wars. So Jesus cannot be a warrior.
Post by Andrew W
Your mind is still stuck in the past. 'Warrior king' was just an
ancient military saying by the Semites who believed in militarism
ages ago. They were extremely patriarchal and fearful of attack by
neighbouring nations. They wanted and dreamed of getting protection
from the ultimate warrior. Remember that.
Anohter demonstration of a nutty ignorance.
You continually deny ancient facts.
You are the ignorant one duke.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief
of a no longer living group of people in another land.
0 for 4.
Your beliefs amount to virtually zero in our present time.
blah, blah, blah. Quit wasting my time.
Your time? You have nothing better to do every day except sit here invading
newsgroup threads with your old RCC crap and inanities.
Get a life.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me
to do it like some people do.
The Pope and the RCC guide and help us to follow the teachings of Jesus.
False. You are so gullible and stubborn. That can only be from fear
of alleged consequences - ones that the RCC pretty much made up or
twisted!
Absolute truth.
I'm glad you agree finally.
Post by Andrew W
0 for 5.
You are one ignorant boy re Christianity.
The truth is far more important than Christianity ever was.
You are clinging to a religion. I'm not.
You are clueless to truth. Just admit it and go away.
You don't even know the meaning of several English words, let alone what's
true.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-08 11:52:52 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:41:52 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:57:02 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
a) The existence of God is not really relevant until you can
properly and truthfully describe what that 'God' is and what it
wants, and Christianity/Catholicism can't.
That was constantly done over the last 6000 years. 0 for 1
Only to the satisfaction of simple slave minded folk like you.
You don't even know what the bible says, or why.
Yes I do. Half the time its *you* who doesn't know what's in the Bible.
Things are quoted to you and you deny them!
Name 1 from scripture.
Post by Andrew W
The problem is you've allowed your head to be filled with church crap, and
you love it!
You need to be psychiatrically assessed.
God has me covered.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
b) God doesn't choose one people over another, and he doesn't
dictate how we must live because we have free choice to learn and
determine that for ourselves and that's the best way we will learn.
God said "I do not run a democracy". 0 for 2.
Then its a dictatorship. Thanks for clarifying that.
No, a dictatorship punishes you for taking an opposing view. In
Christianity, you get left behind just as you expressed a desire for..
According to the Bible and 90% of Christianity, hell is a place of
punishment duke.
Nobody's been there and come back to report. The bible speaks to the Jews as
the sinner is discarded as garbage is discarded in the dump and burned. The
same analogy happens with the wheat, the grain being stored (heaven) and the
hulls burned in the fire (hell).
Post by Andrew W
But a loving God wouldn't even leave anyone behind, just like a parent would
never leave their child behind, even if the child wanted to.
When you jump up and cry and scream and refuse to follow, you will be. God
loves you so much that he will let you decide your eternal demise.
Post by Andrew W
The Christian god figure is anything but loving. It is only loving according
to its worshippers, just like Allah is loving according to Muslims.
Worshipful opinion is not reality.
Post by Andrew W
Incidentally it was not God who said anything like that. Except
maybe a false 'god' of which there were many millennia ago, both
human and non-material.
Incidentally, you're pure nuts.
Satan is just one of the false gods duke.
It has influence on all religions, especially the major ones like the RCC.
Satan is no god. He's a fallen angel.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
c) A 'messiah' takes away our self responsibility by saving us from
ourselves using an irrational and barbaric blood sacrifice on a cross.
A messiah is a warrior king. 0 for 3.
Jesus was about peace. That makes you and your church antichrists.
I know. I told you that. An antichrist denies God in the flesh.
An antichrist also makes wars. So Jesus cannot be a warrior.
<sigh> The OT prophesied the coming of a messiah that would deliver the people
back to the prosperity they had in the Davidic kingdom before the Babylonian
exile. Surprise, Jesus arrives as a man of peace.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Your mind is still stuck in the past. 'Warrior king' was just an
ancient military saying by the Semites who believed in militarism
ages ago. They were extremely patriarchal and fearful of attack by
neighbouring nations. They wanted and dreamed of getting protection
from the ultimate warrior. Remember that.
Anohter demonstration of a nutty ignorance.
You continually deny ancient facts.
You are the ignorant one duke.
No points. You have to show me I'm wrong and you're right.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
The articles you gave above are long obsolete and were the belief
of a no longer living group of people in another land.
0 for 4.
Your beliefs amount to virtually zero in our present time.
blah, blah, blah. Quit wasting my time.
Your time? You have nothing better to do every day except sit here invading
newsgroup threads with your old RCC crap and inanities.
Get a life.
You're posting in arcr-c too.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
And I didn't need the Catholic church and its Pope dictating to me
to do it like some people do.
The Pope and the RCC guide and help us to follow the teachings of Jesus.
False. You are so gullible and stubborn. That can only be from fear
of alleged consequences - ones that the RCC pretty much made up or
twisted!
Absolute truth.
I'm glad you agree finally.
Yes, absolute truth is the product of the RCC.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
0 for 5.
You are one ignorant boy re Christianity.
The truth is far more important than Christianity ever was.
You are clinging to a religion. I'm not.
You are clueless to truth. Just admit it and go away.
You don't even know the meaning of several English words, let alone what's
true.
And you have yet to make one accurate statement re the RCC.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Pete
2012-08-04 16:56:55 UTC
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The problem with the Christian God.
Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that
Adam and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and
mistakenly picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God
has shown very little if any real caring or love towards humanity
(except for some lip service in the Christian Bible).
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that
he would even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for
not believing, repenting and worshipping him, which is quite
monstrous and silly when you think about it.
In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst
parent ever. Even human parents go out of their way to save their
children from the slightest harm regardless of whether the child is
good or bad, obedient or disobedient. In fact even if the child
decided they wanted to kill themselves!
You see human parents actually love their children. The Christian god
doesn't. He's a liar!
Of course Christians will always jump to his defence and say that the
individuals didn't repent, or they chose not to be with him. But
there are some problems with this.
Firstly, what kind of parent would say to their child "you must
choose between me, or to be with my worst enemy in a tormenting
fire"?
What kind of dumb and callous ultimatum is that to a defenceless and
dependant creation?
Its totally crazy when you think about it!
Secondly, why are there no other alternatives other than eternal
punishment in a fire? I mean really. Think about it. Isn't there
anywhere else in this huge universe that God could put those that
don't want to dwell with him directly other than in a fire? Lol.
Sure there is. This planet has already been one for a start.
But the other question is how can we decide whether to be with God
or not if we haven't even met him? 2000 years ago some people
allegedly met God or Christ, but today we know very little about
him. And the Bible
doesn't make a very complete and flattering picture of God (unless
of course you only go by the lip service of God being loving etc).
So how can we decide? Preachers and the Pope are certainly no help!
And why is it necessary for us to be burned in a fire forever if we
don't decide, or if we don't like the version of God we're told by
our parents or the preacher? The entire thing is so silly and
barbaric when you really think about it. Its obviously an old scam
that society never got rid of. Maybe there is a God, but it
certainly wouldn't as base and callous as the old Christian version.
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child help
themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if they
truly love their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that they do
until it grows to a point where something so heinous happens that the
law sticks them in jail for life or worse yet terminates their life.
Is that Love? No, true love kicks them out, lets them hit rockbottom,
and hopefully speedily, so that they will return to the family for
help in straightening out. This time you can be fairly certain the
kid wants to straighten it out.
There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and
will slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you
under his control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is
always trying to talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way
through. If you chose the side of satan (or by default you do it) you
are siding with the devil.
Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have
shown you understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose satan
if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why would they have
to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be forced to choose between
two unseen entities that we can't see or get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil to
question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the unreal part.
It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't the drug talking it is
satan.
Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change and get
"straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why doesn't he let us
back? And why can't we just live on our own planet somewhere if we don't
want to live with God? You haven't really answered much so far. Can't
you see that this all sounds really base and sus and can't be rational
reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of Jesus
and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy freedom and
happiness.

As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real, totally
real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to death. Now wishing
I had decided this way much earlier. This is experience speaking.
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
duke
2012-08-04 17:35:09 UTC
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Post by Pete
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of Jesus
and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy freedom and
happiness.
You're never removed from following him. Eternal salvation depends on it.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-04 22:57:30 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child
help themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if
they truly love their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that
they do until it grows to a point where something so heinous
happens that the law sticks them in jail for life or worse yet
terminates their life. Is that Love? No, true love kicks them out,
lets them hit rockbottom, and hopefully speedily, so that they will
return to the family for help in straightening out. This time you
can be fairly certain the kid wants to straighten it out.
There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and
will slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you
under his control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is
always trying to talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way
through. If you chose the side of satan (or by default you do it)
you are siding with the devil.
Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have
shown you understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose
satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why would
they have to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be forced to
choose between two unseen entities that we can't see or get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil
to question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the unreal
part. It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't the drug
talking it is satan.
I don't deny either of those two concepts. And that's what they are,
dualistic concepts that are components of all of our conscious make up as
humans on this planet.
Christianity has personified them into single individuals and passed on
stories about them in ancient traditions.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change and
get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why doesn't he
let us back? And why can't we just live on our own planet somewhere
if we don't want to live with God? You haven't really answered much
so far. Can't you see that this all sounds really base and sus and
can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay* for a
wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away our
self-responsibility?
And why does blood need to come into the equation?
Its pretty clear that this is all ancient Hebrew animal slaughter/sacrifice
tradition and not spirituality at all.
How would shedding innocent blood resolve a problem? Clearly its just to
satisfy the wrath of an angry Hebrew god figure that's no more.
Doesn't it strike you as even slightly odd that a loving creator would need
animal or human blood to satisfy his anger like an angry mafia boss or
something?
And why would God get angry and frustrated over something that he himself
carefully planned and created?
I think its high time humanity started questioning these old religious
beliefs instead of just accepting them century after century.
Post by Pete
As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real,
totally real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to
death. Now wishing I had decided this way much earlier. This is
experience speaking.
We all have experiences that register to us as very real.
People belonging to cults including Islam say the very same things. They
also swear that their beliefs are totally 100% real.
Have you actually experienced a wrathful god wanting blood and payment? I
doubt it very much.
I'm not saying here there is no God, just not a angry and wrathful one who
callously abandons his creations forever without any chance of reprieve.
That was clearly just used to scare people straight, and in some cases it
worked, except for the truly evil who don't believe in it. Unfortunately
they're the ones who really needed it.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Pete
2012-08-05 00:13:54 UTC
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child
help themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if
they truly love their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that
they do until it grows to a point where something so heinous
happens that the law sticks them in jail for life or worse yet
terminates their life. Is that Love? No, true love kicks them out,
lets them hit rockbottom, and hopefully speedily, so that they will
return to the family for help in straightening out. This time you
can be fairly certain the kid wants to straighten it out.
There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and
will slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you
under his control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is
always trying to talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way
through. If you chose the side of satan (or by default you do it)
you are siding with the devil.
Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have
shown you understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose
satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why would
they have to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be forced to
choose between two unseen entities that we can't see or get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil
to question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the unreal
part. It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't the drug
talking it is satan.
I don't deny either of those two concepts. And that's what they are,
dualistic concepts that are components of all of our conscious make up as
humans on this planet.
Christianity has personified them into single individuals and passed on
stories about them in ancient traditions.
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world? That
most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some sort? Some
religions that have been around longer than Christianity. And those one
cannot blame for the concepts. The concepts appear to be ingrained into us,
like a program. Some even worship evil because they enjoy the temporary
pleasure and get addicted to it. It is also the path of least resistance so
why not, hence hedonism and its attendant diseases and social problems.

Then ask yourself, why is it that Christianity and or Judaism is the ones
most chose to pick fights with or seek to destroy? It is like a magnet,
why? I don't remember any atheist picking on Hinduism, Buddhism and the
like. So what do all these religions and the protester of Christianity have
in common?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change and
get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why doesn't he
let us back? And why can't we just live on our own planet somewhere
if we don't want to live with God? You haven't really answered much
so far. Can't you see that this all sounds really base and sus and
can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a better
explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay* for a
wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away our
self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves. With the Mosaic Law
and without it we cannot be perfect. So Jesus made it possible going
backwards in time as well as forward. Self, seems such an unimportant thing
but it butts heads with God. Self is what caused the downfall of Lucifer.
Post by Andrew W
And why does blood need to come into the equation?
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission or cleansing of sin.
Something well understood in the old days where sacrifices were common and
still easily understood by bush people. example, I kill your son, now our
families are at war, I must give you my son to repay my wrong and many
variants on that. I'm not good at explaining that but I understand it.
Post by Andrew W
Its pretty clear that this is all ancient Hebrew animal slaughter/sacrifice
tradition and not spirituality at all.
Actually if one understood Judaism one would see a thread of Gods Love
flowing through it all. Although God did not like sacrifices it was a
necessity. There was a specific sacrifice for sin, once a year prototyping
that of Jesus. Those that did it were forgiven even then by faith, but it
was necessary to do it annually.
Post by Andrew W
How would shedding innocent blood resolve a problem? Clearly its just to
satisfy the wrath of an angry Hebrew god figure that's no more.
If I kill your brother most people would want my blood, society especially.
A dope dealer, destructor of human kind a child molester. Their blood is
required of them. The only shedding of innocent blood was that of Jesus
Christ. He was willing to be the sacrifice to appease the wrath of God
against men and their willingness to sin. At the last minutes He asked God
the Father if He could take this cup from Him, hoping most likely that
there might be another way. Yet He said, not my will but yours be done.
Thus He went to the cross without complaining, whining or crying. He took
all the abuse that man had to offer, then gave up the ghost (his spirit)
and went to hell to complete that portion of His task. When God was
satisfied and all his wrath gone, He rose Jesus from the dead. For 2000
years God has not acted out of anger for our wrong doing. He couldn't.
Jesus paid for all our sin. However, in a few years that period of time is
over. Jesus returns for those that have died before us, and those of us who
are alive and pulls us out of the earth. Then the time of the Gentiles is
over, the earth given over to satan for 7 years during which 3/5's or the
remaining population will die by various means. Then Jesus returns to the
earth.
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Doesn't it strike you as even slightly odd that a loving creator would need
animal or human blood to satisfy his anger like an angry mafia boss or
something?
At one time, perhaps. But that came with the Mosaic Law. Remember when one
of Adams sons killed his brother, God marked him so no one would kill him
and sent him off to live in his own area with his wife and children. It was
only when the whole earth was evil and evil spirit infested that God had to
destroy all and save a few. There were some very mighty men of God during
that time, but it wasn't until the last died + a few years before He sent
the flood. Even so God provided a way of escape, that boat could handle a
lot of people, and they all knew who God was but they wanted to live their
lives to the fullest (in sin) God has always provided a way of escape for
the righteous.
Post by Andrew W
And why would God get angry and frustrated over something that he himself
carefully planned and created?
He did not plan and create their ways. He created the Earth etc. Gave all
the authority to Adam, who promptly gave it to satan. So in that sense Gods
hands were tied and he needed to send someone to redeem the earth and
everything in it. Hence Jesus. We all have free will. To do good or bad,
and even those who are redeemed have the choice of living life to the
fullest via a pre-planned course or their own course. He, God, Knowing the
nature of men could pretty much detect ahead of time what we are going to
do, and some things he can plan on the larger scope, but on the smaller
even He has to wait for us to play out our hand. Had He jumped the gun then
everyone could blame him. You know how that would go.
Post by Andrew W
I think its high time humanity started questioning these old religious
beliefs instead of just accepting them century after century.
Yes, they should. Especially comparing religions against the only known
standard we have and that being the Bible. Religionists suck big time,
wanting control of your life, or money, or something. Keeping one in
bondage, rites and rituals. Now some like that because they feel their
future is in someone else's hands and all they have to do is play the game.
They don't realize the onus is on them and religion cannot do anything for
them. Now a church can teach, and they should, but we have to live the
life. Jesus will give us the tools and gifts, the ability to live in Joy
and Love, etc as we chose to live in Him. We can also taste of the powers
in eternity, in this life. That God has for us. So Yes, I agree in the
main, but it requires being open, fully open to accepting the truth no
matter where it lies. The stuff one see's here pretty much sucks. There is
few that love one another, most are contentious, You say white they'll say
black, for no purpose and certainly not to understand either side of the
story.

I have heard of more than one person going out into the back country and
letting it all out when they were really serious about knowing what it is
that you were talking about. Seems they were usually the ones who turned
the earth upside down when they learned for themselves what the truth
really is.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real,
totally real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to
death. Now wishing I had decided this way much earlier. This is
experience speaking.
We all have experiences that register to us as very real.
People belonging to cults including Islam say the very same things. They
also swear that their beliefs are totally 100% real.
Have you actually experienced a wrathful god wanting blood and payment? I
doubt it very much.
No, because He has no wrath ATM. I have had Him ask me why I was doing
something the way I was when I knew better. I have had Him ask me if I was
ready to follow Him over the years. But on the day to day walk the bible
says draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.
Post by Andrew W
I'm not saying here there is no God, just not a angry and wrathful one who
callously abandons his creations forever without any chance of reprieve.
That was clearly just used to scare people straight, and in some cases it
worked, except for the truly evil who don't believe in it. Unfortunately
they're the ones who really needed it.
When one studies the word seriously they see God always forewarned of
impending disasters if they were to be by Him. Regardless of whether they
be Jews or not. Jonah, who despised the Ninevites (sp) was sent to them to
forewarn them of total disaster if they did not change their ways. They did
and they were saved for a couple hundred years but then reverted to their
old ways and were destroyed. God saved specific people out of bad
situations, complete nations and likewise destroyed those that would not
listen. Even the great flood was no surprise.

God did not abandon us, we abandon Him. There is no room in heaven for
eternal evil. He provides us with a path that meets His desires and we are
purified in such a way that we are then Justified by Him and get to live
forever in luxury.
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
Andrew W
2012-08-06 00:06:13 UTC
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What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose
satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why
would they have to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be
forced to choose between two unseen entities that we can't see or
get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil
to question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the
unreal part. It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't
the drug talking it is satan.
I don't deny either of those two concepts. And that's what they are,
dualistic concepts that are components of all of our conscious make
up as humans on this planet.
Christianity has personified them into single individuals and passed
on stories about them in ancient traditions.
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
Some religions that have been around longer than Christianity.
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And those one cannot blame for the concepts. The concepts appear to
be ingrained into us, like a program. Some even worship evil because
they enjoy the temporary pleasure and get addicted to it. It is also
the path of least resistance so why not, hence hedonism and its
attendant diseases and social problems.
Then ask yourself, why is it that Christianity and or Judaism is the
ones most chose to pick fights with or seek to destroy? It is like a
magnet, why? I don't remember any atheist picking on Hinduism,
Buddhism and the like. So what do all these religions and the
protester of Christianity have in common?
Christianity etc. are picked on because they are the biggest and they preach
the most in society.
Buddhists etc. on the other hand keep to themselves and don't go around
telling everyone that they're sinners and will be burned unless they believe
and submit to Jesus who's dripping with blood on a cross.
You can understand how gross and annoying that can be can't you?
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Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change
and get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why
doesn't he let us back? And why can't we just live on our own
planet somewhere if we don't want to live with God? You haven't
really answered much so far. Can't you see that this all sounds
really base and sus and can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
With the
Post by Pete
Mosaic Law and without it we cannot be perfect. So Jesus made it
possible going backwards in time as well as forward. Self, seems such
an unimportant thing but it butts heads with God. Self is what caused
the downfall of Lucifer.
Self is what makes us individuals. Any 'god' that can't tolerate
individuality is a false tyrannical god who just wants to put beings under
its subjection.
There is much evidence that the Judeo-Christian god figure was such a being,
and that's why we should leave it behind in ancient history where it
belongs.
We have far better notions of God now.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why does blood need to come into the equation?
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission or cleansing of sin.
That was just an old Hebrew mantra based on their primitive animal sacrifice
traditions. It has no relevance in our modern society.
It was their belief and tradition. Its time to let it go because it makes no
rational sense at all.
I'm shocked and surprised that there are people in the 21st century still
beating that old drum.
Its becoming almost shameful.
Something well understood in the old days where sacrifices were
Post by Pete
common and still easily understood by bush people. example, I kill
your son, now our families are at war, I must give you my son to
repay my wrong and many variants on that. I'm not good at explaining
that but I understand it.
A loving creator would have no need for this tit-for-tat stuff. Only humans
behave like that.
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Post by Andrew W
Its pretty clear that this is all ancient Hebrew animal
slaughter/sacrifice tradition and not spirituality at all.
Actually if one understood Judaism one would see a thread of Gods Love
flowing through it all.
You must have a strange definition of love.
Although God did not like sacrifices it was a
Post by Pete
necessity.
How so?
There was a specific sacrifice for sin, once a year
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prototyping that of Jesus. Those that did it were forgiven even then
by faith, but it was necessary to do it annually.
What makes you think God would forgive a misdemeanour just because someone
callously kills one of his other creations? Think about it.
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Post by Andrew W
How would shedding innocent blood resolve a problem? Clearly its
just to satisfy the wrath of an angry Hebrew god figure that's no
more.
If I kill your brother most people would want my blood, society
especially. A dope dealer, destructor of human kind a child molester.
Their blood is required of them. The only shedding of innocent blood
was that of Jesus Christ. He was willing to be the sacrifice to
appease the wrath of God against men and their willingness to sin.
What wrath of God? There's never been any evidence of it.
It was just an ancient belief.
At
Post by Pete
the last minutes He asked God the Father if He could take this cup
from Him, hoping most likely that there might be another way. Yet He
said, not my will but yours be done. Thus He went to the cross
without complaining, whining or crying.
We really don't know what Christ actually said on the cross or why or the
context. Most of that is just story telling and illustration in the
scriptures.
He took all the abuse that
Post by Pete
man had to offer, then gave up the ghost (his spirit) and went to
hell to complete that portion of His task. When God was satisfied and
all his wrath gone,
Again, what wrath?
He rose Jesus from the dead. For 2000 years God
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has not acted out of anger for our wrong doing.
Why not? That's a bit odd don't you think?
He couldn't. Jesus
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paid for all our sin.
Jesus took away all of our self-responsibility? Why would he do such a
counter productive a thing?
However, in a few years that period of time is
Post by Pete
over. Jesus returns for those that have died before us, and those of
us who are alive and pulls us out of the earth. Then the time of the
Gentiles is over, the earth given over to satan for 7 years during
which 3/5's or the remaining population will die by various means.
Then Jesus returns to the earth.
And none of this strikes you as odd in the least?
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Doesn't it strike you as even slightly odd that a loving creator
would need animal or human blood to satisfy his anger like an angry
mafia boss or something?
At one time, perhaps.
But you allowed yourself to be conditioned to it all and then you eventually
accepted it. Right?
But that came with the Mosaic Law.
Yes. And that's where it should've remained. In the annuls of history.
Remember
Post by Pete
when one of Adams sons killed his brother, God marked him so no one
would kill him and sent him off to live in his own area with his wife
and children. It was only when the whole earth was evil and evil
spirit infested that God had to destroy all and save a few. There
were some very mighty men of God during that time, but it wasn't
until the last died + a few years before He sent the flood. Even so
God provided a way of escape, that boat could handle a lot of people,
and they all knew who God was but they wanted to live their lives to
the fullest (in sin) God has always provided a way of escape for the
righteous.
I hope you realise that this was all mostly just an ancient story.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why would God get angry and frustrated over something that he
himself carefully planned and created?
He did not plan and create their ways.
But he knew what they would do, which would completely negate the need or
cause to become angry about it.
He created the Earth etc. Gave
Post by Pete
all the authority to Adam, who promptly gave it to satan. So in that
sense Gods hands were tied
Impossible. God is responsible for all of creation. His hands can never be
tied.
and he needed to send someone to redeem
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the earth and everything in it. Hence Jesus.
Nothing would need to be redeemed for a truly loving and compassionate
Creator.
Only a very intolerant and snooty god would get so shirty over his own
creation's petty mistakes. Or a false god entity, which the ancient Judeo
god looked very much to be.
You only have to look at how different (in fact virtually opposite) the old
Judeo god and Jesus were in their attitudes. The first was very wrathful,
callous and war like, the other very friendly, peaceful, tolerant and
helpful. They were so different that they can't possibly be related.
We all have free will.
Post by Pete
To do good or bad, and even those who are redeemed have the choice of
living life to the fullest via a pre-planned course or their own
course. He, God, Knowing the nature of men could pretty much detect
ahead of time what we are going to do, and some things he can plan on
the larger scope, but on the smaller even He has to wait for us to
play out our hand. Had He jumped the gun then everyone could blame
him. You know how that would go.
Doesn't at all sound like the God of all creation to me. You should know
that there were a lot of impostors posing to be God back in those days
and many people got pulled in. In fact many of those went on to write the
scriptures! So be very careful what you believe.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I think its high time humanity started questioning these old
religious beliefs instead of just accepting them century after
century.
Yes, they should. Especially comparing religions against the only
known standard we have and that being the Bible.
You want to question everything in the world except the Bible? That's a big
mistake.
That's just as bad as Muslims refusing to questioning the Quran.
Religionists suck
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big time, wanting control of your life, or money, or something.
Keeping one in bondage, rites and rituals. Now some like that because
they feel their future is in someone else's hands and all they have
to do is play the game. They don't realize the onus is on them and
religion cannot do anything for them. Now a church can teach, and
they should, but we have to live the life.
Be careful, because you have already allowed a religion (Christianity) to
shape your mind and limit your thinking and human potentials.
Jesus will give us the
Post by Pete
tools and gifts, the ability to live in Joy and Love, etc as we chose
to live in Him.
Not as long as you subscribe to a religion's beliefs he won't.
We can also taste of the powers in eternity, in this
Post by Pete
life. That God has for us. So Yes, I agree in the main, but it
requires being open, fully open to accepting the truth no matter
where it lies.
Would you be open minded enough to consider that many of the stories in the
Bible might not be exactly true and that the truth in some cases can be
found in other places?
The stuff one see's here pretty much sucks. There is
Post by Pete
few that love one another, most are contentious, You say white
they'll say black, for no purpose and certainly not to understand
either side of the story.
I have heard of more than one person going out into the back country
and letting it all out when they were really serious about knowing
what it is that you were talking about. Seems they were usually the
ones who turned the earth upside down when they learned for
themselves what the truth really is.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real,
totally real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to
death. Now wishing I had decided this way much earlier. This is
experience speaking.
We all have experiences that register to us as very real.
People belonging to cults including Islam say the very same things.
They also swear that their beliefs are totally 100% real.
Have you actually experienced a wrathful god wanting blood and
payment? I doubt it very much.
No, because He has no wrath ATM. I have had Him ask me why I was doing
something the way I was when I knew better. I have had Him ask me if
I was ready to follow Him over the years. But on the day to day walk
the bible says draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.
Post by Andrew W
I'm not saying here there is no God, just not a angry and wrathful
one who callously abandons his creations forever without any chance
of reprieve. That was clearly just used to scare people straight,
and in some cases it worked, except for the truly evil who don't
believe in it. Unfortunately they're the ones who really needed it.
When one studies the word seriously they see God always forewarned of
impending disasters if they were to be by Him. Regardless of whether
they be Jews or not. Jonah, who despised the Ninevites (sp) was sent
to them to forewarn them of total disaster if they did not change
their ways. They did and they were saved for a couple hundred years
but then reverted to their old ways and were destroyed. God saved
specific people out of bad situations, complete nations and likewise
destroyed those that would not listen. Even the great flood was no
surprise.
God did not abandon us, we abandon Him.
I don't agree. Thousands of people have prayed to him and he was nowhere to
be found.
There is no room in heaven for
Post by Pete
eternal evil. He provides us with a path that meets His desires and
we are purified in such a way that we are then Justified by Him and
get to live forever in luxury.
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-06 18:19:02 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
You never studied Christianity.
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Post by Andrew W
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And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change
and get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why
doesn't he let us back? And why can't we just live on our own
planet somewhere if we don't want to live with God? You haven't
really answered much so far. Can't you see that this all sounds
really base and sus and can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
I'm going with Jesus on that one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
pete's ignorant of the truth.

What arrogant crap.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
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democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
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May God bless America.
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Pete
2012-08-06 18:47:52 UTC
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Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
You never studied Christianity.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change
and get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why
doesn't he let us back? And why can't we just live on our own
planet somewhere if we don't want to live with God? You haven't
really answered much so far. Can't you see that this all sounds
really base and sus and can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
I'm going with Jesus on that one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
pete's ignorant of the truth.
What arrogant crap.
Duke, this is beyond the pale.
When you purposely interfere and attempt to poison the well you have gone
beyond, far beyond the norms of dislike or even hatred.

I know that like Fool, you can dog me around and attempt to poison
everything that is the nature of the Usenet and trolls.

I see no reason to continue any conversation with you on any level.

Do not bother replying for any reason, if you do it will be a wasted effort
on your part. It will not be read.

Toodles
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
duke
2012-08-07 19:58:47 UTC
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Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
You never studied Christianity.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change
and get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why
doesn't he let us back? And why can't we just live on our own
planet somewhere if we don't want to live with God? You haven't
really answered much so far. Can't you see that this all sounds
really base and sus and can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
I'm going with Jesus on that one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
pete's ignorant of the truth.
What arrogant crap.
Duke, this is beyond the pale.
When you purposely interfere and attempt to poison the well you have gone
beyond, far beyond the norms of dislike or even hatred.
I'm revealing the word of Jesus to you. You are fully ignorant of scripture.
Post by Pete
I know that like Fool, you can dog me around and attempt to poison
everything that is the nature of the Usenet and trolls.
I see no reason to continue any conversation with you on any level.
Yeah, you can't handle the truth revealed by scripture.
Post by Pete
Do not bother replying for any reason, if you do it will be a wasted effort
on your part. It will not be read.
Toodles
I'll correct you in front of others.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-06 23:48:49 UTC
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:06:13 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
You never studied Christianity.
Excuse me? You're the one who refuses to study anything. And it shows by me
having to continually explain simple concepts to you over and over!
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
I'm going with Jesus on that one.
Jesus is long gone and replaced by a bunch of arrogant patriarchal men.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
pete's ignorant of the truth.
So are you!
What arrogant crap.
You're the king of arrogance duke. You learned it from your church.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-07 20:00:24 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:06:13 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
You never studied Christianity.
Excuse me? You're the one who refuses to study anything. And it shows by me
having to continually explain simple concepts to you over and over!
Pick an issue and let's go. I'm ready.
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Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
I'm going with Jesus on that one.
Jesus is long gone and replaced by a bunch of arrogant patriarchal men.
He sent the Holy Spirit in his place.
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But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
pete's ignorant of the truth.
So are you!
God guides us. He leads us. We must choose to walk
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What arrogant crap.
You're the king of arrogance duke. You learned it from your church.
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What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose
satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why
would they have to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be
forced to choose between two unseen entities that we can't see or
get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil
to question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the
unreal part. It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't
the drug talking it is satan.
I don't deny either of those two concepts. And that's what they are,
dualistic concepts that are components of all of our conscious make
up as humans on this planet.
Christianity has personified them into single individuals and passed
on stories about them in ancient traditions.
Have you stopped to consider all the various religions of the world?
That most all have devils or evil of some sort and a god of some
sort?
Yes. I study religions.
Some religions that have been around longer than Christianity.
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And those one cannot blame for the concepts. The concepts appear to
be ingrained into us, like a program. Some even worship evil because
they enjoy the temporary pleasure and get addicted to it. It is also
the path of least resistance so why not, hence hedonism and its
attendant diseases and social problems.
Then ask yourself, why is it that Christianity and or Judaism is the
ones most chose to pick fights with or seek to destroy? It is like a
magnet, why? I don't remember any atheist picking on Hinduism,
Buddhism and the like. So what do all these religions and the
protester of Christianity have in common?
Christianity etc. are picked on because they are the biggest and they preach
the most in society.
Buddhists etc. on the other hand keep to themselves and don't go around
telling everyone that they're sinners and will be burned unless they believe
and submit to Jesus who's dripping with blood on a cross.
You can understand how gross and annoying that can be can't you?
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And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change
and get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why
doesn't he let us back? And why can't we just live on our own
planet somewhere if we don't want to live with God? You haven't
really answered much so far. Can't you see that this all sounds
really base and sus and can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Because a spirit once created cannot be destroyed. There might be a
better explanation in Heaven but that is all I have for now.
But you've completely forgotten about choice. A person can choose a
different path at any point in this realm or the next.
No one can stand or would want to be in one place forever. Its
illogical. Eternal hell was just a scare tactic by the early Judeo religion.
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But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay*
for a wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away
our self-responsibility?
It has been well proven that we cannot do it ourselves.
Really? Where has it been proven? People are helping themselves
and changing and improving themselves all the time.
With the
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Mosaic Law and without it we cannot be perfect. So Jesus made it
possible going backwards in time as well as forward. Self, seems such
an unimportant thing but it butts heads with God. Self is what caused
the downfall of Lucifer.
Self is what makes us individuals. Any 'god' that can't tolerate
individuality is a false tyrannical god who just wants to put beings under
its subjection.
There is much evidence that the Judeo-Christian god figure was such a being,
and that's why we should leave it behind in ancient history where it
belongs.
We have far better notions of God now.
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And why does blood need to come into the equation?
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission or cleansing of sin.
That was just an old Hebrew mantra based on their primitive animal sacrifice
traditions. It has no relevance in our modern society.
It was their belief and tradition. Its time to let it go because it makes no
rational sense at all.
I'm shocked and surprised that there are people in the 21st century still
beating that old drum.
Its becoming almost shameful.
Something well understood in the old days where sacrifices were
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common and still easily understood by bush people. example, I kill
your son, now our families are at war, I must give you my son to
repay my wrong and many variants on that. I'm not good at explaining
that but I understand it.
A loving creator would have no need for this tit-for-tat stuff. Only humans
behave like that.
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Its pretty clear that this is all ancient Hebrew animal
slaughter/sacrifice tradition and not spirituality at all.
Actually if one understood Judaism one would see a thread of Gods Love
flowing through it all.
You must have a strange definition of love.
Although God did not like sacrifices it was a
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necessity.
How so?
There was a specific sacrifice for sin, once a year
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prototyping that of Jesus. Those that did it were forgiven even then
by faith, but it was necessary to do it annually.
What makes you think God would forgive a misdemeanour just because someone
callously kills one of his other creations? Think about it.
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How would shedding innocent blood resolve a problem? Clearly its
just to satisfy the wrath of an angry Hebrew god figure that's no
more.
If I kill your brother most people would want my blood, society
especially. A dope dealer, destructor of human kind a child molester.
Their blood is required of them. The only shedding of innocent blood
was that of Jesus Christ. He was willing to be the sacrifice to
appease the wrath of God against men and their willingness to sin.
What wrath of God? There's never been any evidence of it.
It was just an ancient belief.
At
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the last minutes He asked God the Father if He could take this cup
from Him, hoping most likely that there might be another way. Yet He
said, not my will but yours be done. Thus He went to the cross
without complaining, whining or crying.
We really don't know what Christ actually said on the cross or why or the
context. Most of that is just story telling and illustration in the
scriptures.
He took all the abuse that
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man had to offer, then gave up the ghost (his spirit) and went to
hell to complete that portion of His task. When God was satisfied and
all his wrath gone,
Again, what wrath?
He rose Jesus from the dead. For 2000 years God
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has not acted out of anger for our wrong doing.
Why not? That's a bit odd don't you think?
He couldn't. Jesus
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paid for all our sin.
Jesus took away all of our self-responsibility? Why would he do such a
counter productive a thing?
However, in a few years that period of time is
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over. Jesus returns for those that have died before us, and those of
us who are alive and pulls us out of the earth. Then the time of the
Gentiles is over, the earth given over to satan for 7 years during
which 3/5's or the remaining population will die by various means.
Then Jesus returns to the earth.
And none of this strikes you as odd in the least?
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Doesn't it strike you as even slightly odd that a loving creator
would need animal or human blood to satisfy his anger like an angry
mafia boss or something?
At one time, perhaps.
But you allowed yourself to be conditioned to it all and then you eventually
accepted it. Right?
But that came with the Mosaic Law.
Yes. And that's where it should've remained. In the annuls of history.
Remember
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when one of Adams sons killed his brother, God marked him so no one
would kill him and sent him off to live in his own area with his wife
and children. It was only when the whole earth was evil and evil
spirit infested that God had to destroy all and save a few. There
were some very mighty men of God during that time, but it wasn't
until the last died + a few years before He sent the flood. Even so
God provided a way of escape, that boat could handle a lot of people,
and they all knew who God was but they wanted to live their lives to
the fullest (in sin) God has always provided a way of escape for the
righteous.
I hope you realise that this was all mostly just an ancient story.
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And why would God get angry and frustrated over something that he
himself carefully planned and created?
He did not plan and create their ways.
But he knew what they would do, which would completely negate the need or
cause to become angry about it.
He created the Earth etc. Gave
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all the authority to Adam, who promptly gave it to satan. So in that
sense Gods hands were tied
Impossible. God is responsible for all of creation. His hands can never be
tied.
and he needed to send someone to redeem
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the earth and everything in it. Hence Jesus.
Nothing would need to be redeemed for a truly loving and compassionate
Creator.
Only a very intolerant and snooty god would get so shirty over his own
creation's petty mistakes. Or a false god entity, which the ancient Judeo
god looked very much to be.
You only have to look at how different (in fact virtually opposite) the old
Judeo god and Jesus were in their attitudes. The first was very wrathful,
callous and war like, the other very friendly, peaceful, tolerant and
helpful. They were so different that they can't possibly be related.
We all have free will.
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To do good or bad, and even those who are redeemed have the choice of
living life to the fullest via a pre-planned course or their own
course. He, God, Knowing the nature of men could pretty much detect
ahead of time what we are going to do, and some things he can plan on
the larger scope, but on the smaller even He has to wait for us to
play out our hand. Had He jumped the gun then everyone could blame
him. You know how that would go.
Doesn't at all sound like the God of all creation to me. You should know
that there were a lot of impostors posing to be God back in those days
and many people got pulled in. In fact many of those went on to write the
scriptures! So be very careful what you believe.
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I think its high time humanity started questioning these old
religious beliefs instead of just accepting them century after
century.
Yes, they should. Especially comparing religions against the only
known standard we have and that being the Bible.
You want to question everything in the world except the Bible? That's a big
mistake.
That's just as bad as Muslims refusing to questioning the Quran.
Religionists suck
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big time, wanting control of your life, or money, or something.
Keeping one in bondage, rites and rituals. Now some like that because
they feel their future is in someone else's hands and all they have
to do is play the game. They don't realize the onus is on them and
religion cannot do anything for them. Now a church can teach, and
they should, but we have to live the life.
Be careful, because you have already allowed a religion (Christianity) to
shape your mind and limit your thinking and human potentials.
Jesus will give us the
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tools and gifts, the ability to live in Joy and Love, etc as we chose
to live in Him.
Not as long as you subscribe to a religion's beliefs he won't.
We can also taste of the powers in eternity, in this
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life. That God has for us. So Yes, I agree in the main, but it
requires being open, fully open to accepting the truth no matter
where it lies.
Would you be open minded enough to consider that many of the stories in the
Bible might not be exactly true and that the truth in some cases can be
found in other places?
The stuff one see's here pretty much sucks. There is
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few that love one another, most are contentious, You say white
they'll say black, for no purpose and certainly not to understand
either side of the story.
I have heard of more than one person going out into the back country
and letting it all out when they were really serious about knowing
what it is that you were talking about. Seems they were usually the
ones who turned the earth upside down when they learned for
themselves what the truth really is.
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As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real,
totally real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to
death. Now wishing I had decided this way much earlier. This is
experience speaking.
We all have experiences that register to us as very real.
People belonging to cults including Islam say the very same things.
They also swear that their beliefs are totally 100% real.
Have you actually experienced a wrathful god wanting blood and
payment? I doubt it very much.
No, because He has no wrath ATM. I have had Him ask me why I was doing
something the way I was when I knew better. I have had Him ask me if
I was ready to follow Him over the years. But on the day to day walk
the bible says draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.
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I'm not saying here there is no God, just not a angry and wrathful
one who callously abandons his creations forever without any chance
of reprieve. That was clearly just used to scare people straight,
and in some cases it worked, except for the truly evil who don't
believe in it. Unfortunately they're the ones who really needed it.
When one studies the word seriously they see God always forewarned of
impending disasters if they were to be by Him. Regardless of whether
they be Jews or not. Jonah, who despised the Ninevites (sp) was sent
to them to forewarn them of total disaster if they did not change
their ways. They did and they were saved for a couple hundred years
but then reverted to their old ways and were destroyed. God saved
specific people out of bad situations, complete nations and likewise
destroyed those that would not listen. Even the great flood was no
surprise.
God did not abandon us, we abandon Him.
I don't agree. Thousands of people have prayed to him and he was nowhere to
be found.
There is no room in heaven for
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eternal evil. He provides us with a path that meets His desires and
we are purified in such a way that we are then Justified by Him and
get to live forever in luxury.
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.

The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.

I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.

Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
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A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
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The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get
yourself a copy of the bible.
I already have. But how is that going to get you and other Christians
thinking and questioning the falsities in your Bible and religion?
You have to resolve them in your own mind. But I have a feeling that like
95% of Christians you are not even aware of them (and don't want to know
them).
Something like the NKJV, and start at
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the beginning and read it through. It would be far easier and less
time then jumping around all over the place.
The Bible doesn't explain hardly anything. It just tells things including
stories.
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I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to
reveal Himself to you before each session.
I already did but nothing happened. You see I used to be a Christian.
The God of the Bible is just a personification of a Creator concept. There
is no evidence that there's an actual person like us anywhere.
Jesus was a person, but he also referred to God the Father as a concept, not
a person.
If you read it straight
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through you will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something
just seems to strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
I did and the answer was that I should study everything and find out the
truth.
And the truth after more than ten years of study turned out to be that
Christianity and the Bible have gotten most things wrong about God because
of what ancient people wanted to believe. And the people were given the free
will to believe that.
Well the scriptures consequently contain all their ancient superstition and
fear based beliefs. They don't necessarily represent fact or reality.
That's the way it is. Take it or leave it. Ask any biblical scholar.
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Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
That's ok. I guess you did your best with your lack of knowledge.
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If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
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2012-08-08 01:59:24 UTC
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason to
search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As to
religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
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The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get
yourself a copy of the bible.
I already have. But how is that going to get you and other Christians
thinking and questioning the falsities in your Bible and religion?
You have to resolve them in your own mind. But I have a feeling that like
95% of Christians you are not even aware of them (and don't want to know
them).
Well you are opinionated that's for sure. ;) Your assumption about religion
is not going to fit everyone. I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have
all knowledge. Via the renewing of my mind I bring it into the real world.
You should look that up sometime in your bible.
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Something like the NKJV, and start at
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the beginning and read it through. It would be far easier and less
time then jumping around all over the place.
The Bible doesn't explain hardly anything. It just tells things including
stories.
Ayup! That is for sure. How you came across that I'd like to know.

The Holy Spirit of God is what gives life and meaning to those printed
words. Including the stories. Which is why I suggested praying as you read
so you could learn a little more.
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I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to
reveal Himself to you before each session.
I already did but nothing happened. You see I used to be a Christian.
The God of the Bible is just a personification of a Creator concept. There
is no evidence that there's an actual person like us anywhere.
Jesus was a person, but he also referred to God the Father as a concept, not
a person.
Jesus always referred to His Father as His Father or Abba Father, (dearest
Dad) We are and were created in the image of God. Yes, other than this
world there is nothing like us.

What was your definition or training or ??? That qualified you to be called
Christian?
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If you read it straight
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through you will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something
just seems to strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
I did and the answer was that I should study everything and find out the
truth.
And the truth after more than ten years of study turned out to be that
Christianity and the Bible have gotten most things wrong about God because
of what ancient people wanted to believe. And the people were given the free
will to believe that.
Well the scriptures consequently contain all their ancient superstition and
fear based beliefs. They don't necessarily represent fact or reality.
That's the way it is. Take it or leave it. Ask any biblical scholar.
Surest way of killing ones faith is to be a theologian.
There was a way God dealt with people in the garden. Another outside the
garden up to the Flood. There was another way after the Flood up to the
time of Abraham and his children. Then God called a people unto himself and
called them Jews. they all made and signed a law covenant with God. With
blessings and curses following dependant on how they lived.

No with Jesus Christ we have a new and better covenant. One of Blood. and
that will last until the time of the Gentiles will be fulfilled more than
likely before you die.
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Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
That's ok. I guess you did your best with your lack of knowledge.
It isn't that, it is whether or not a person is sincere in learning.

If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you could call
yourself Christian?
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
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Andrew W
2012-08-08 07:39:21 UTC
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
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The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get
yourself a copy of the bible.
I already have. But how is that going to get you and other Christians
thinking and questioning the falsities in your Bible and religion?
You have to resolve them in your own mind. But I have a feeling that
like 95% of Christians you are not even aware of them (and don't
want to know them).
Well you are opinionated that's for sure. ;) Your assumption about
religion is not going to fit everyone.
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they were
written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come to the
same conclusions as I have.
I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the renewing
of my mind I bring it
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into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the spirit, yet
they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
What spirit is everyone listening to?
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Something like the NKJV, and start at
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the beginning and read it through. It would be far easier and less
time then jumping around all over the place.
The Bible doesn't explain hardly anything. It just tells things
including stories.
Ayup! That is for sure. How you came across that I'd like to know.
Everyone who knows anything about the Bible knows that.
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The Holy Spirit of God is what gives life and meaning to those printed
words. Including the stories. Which is why I suggested praying as you
read so you could learn a little more.
Post by Andrew W
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I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to
reveal Himself to you before each session.
I already did but nothing happened. You see I used to be a Christian.
The God of the Bible is just a personification of a Creator concept.
There is no evidence that there's an actual person like us anywhere.
Jesus was a person, but he also referred to God the Father as a
concept, not a person.
Jesus always referred to His Father as His Father or Abba Father,
(dearest Dad)
A spiritual Father is not exactly a father as such, and its certainly not a
humanoid person.
We are and were created in the image of God. Yes, other
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than this world there is nothing like us.
The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was meant by
that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question properly.
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What was your definition or training or ??? That qualified you to be
called Christian?
There is no qualification required for being called a Christian.
To be a Christian it only takes one to believe that Christ existed and to
follow his teachings of love and oneness.
I study and practice Christ's teachings, and I study the religion that was
formed after him.
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I did and the answer was that I should study everything and find out
the truth.
And the truth after more than ten years of study turned out to be
that Christianity and the Bible have gotten most things wrong about
God because of what ancient people wanted to believe. And the people
were given the free will to believe that.
Well the scriptures consequently contain all their ancient
superstition and fear based beliefs. They don't necessarily
represent fact or reality. That's the way it is. Take it or leave
it. Ask any biblical scholar.
Surest way of killing ones faith is to be a theologian.
If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no good.
Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their flock. Did
you know that?
They don't want their flock to study and find out that their religion has
false truths because then the followers will leave in droves.
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There was a way God dealt with people in the garden. Another outside
the garden up to the Flood. There was another way after the Flood up
to the time of Abraham and his children. Then God called a people
unto himself and called them Jews. they all made and signed a law
covenant with God. With blessings and curses following dependant on
how they lived.
Most of those are likely just stories.
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No with Jesus Christ we have a new and better covenant. One of Blood.
and that will last until the time of the Gentiles will be fulfilled
more than likely before you die.
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Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
That's ok. I guess you did your best with your lack of knowledge.
It isn't that, it is whether or not a person is sincere in learning.
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-08 16:11:55 UTC
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Man cannot move ahead of God in truth. The resurrection is the sign of God's
truth. Hundreds reported association with the risen Christ in the 40 days
before his ascension.

The dukester, American - American
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A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
r m
2012-08-08 16:19:49 UTC
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that?  Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
The Salvation Army (and similar NGOs) are good at that.
Post by Andrew W
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Man cannot move ahead of God in truth.  The resurrection is the sign of God's
truth.  Hundreds reported association with the risen Christ in the 40 days
before his ascension.
Aye. Quite a number of witnesses indeed per 1Cor 15:6-ish.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
duke
2012-08-08 16:31:08 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that?  Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
The Salvation Army (and similar NGOs) are good at that.
They're a VERY small piece of that. The RCC is world wide.
Post by r m
Post by Andrew W
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Man cannot move ahead of God in truth.  The resurrection is the sign of God's
truth.  Hundreds reported association with the risen Christ in the 40 days
before his ascension.
Aye. Quite a number of witnesses indeed per 1Cor 15:6-ish.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
r m
2012-08-08 16:34:30 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that?  Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
The Salvation Army (and similar NGOs) are good at that.
They're a VERY small piece of that.  The RCC is world wide.
Aye. I stand corrected. Even the Orthodox church provides such
services (and they are numerically very biggish).
Post by r m
Post by Andrew W
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Man cannot move ahead of God in truth.  The resurrection is the sign of God's
truth.  Hundreds reported association with the risen Christ in the 40 days
before his ascension.
Aye.  Quite a number of witnesses indeed per 1Cor 15:6-ish.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
duke
2012-08-09 12:12:41 UTC
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Post by r m
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that?  Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
The Salvation Army (and similar NGOs) are good at that.
They're a VERY small piece of that.  The RCC is world wide.
Aye. I stand corrected. Even the Orthodox church provides such
services (and they are numerically very biggish).
I'm just saying that the call of the religious base in Christianity is to love
one another and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, given drink to the thirsty,
help the needy, etc.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Pete
2012-08-08 19:47:58 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to him.
He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the years. Until I
desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along. Even preserving my life
on more than one occasion. Which I am eternally grateful for. Yet I am just
a man like everyone else, what He does for one He is more than willing to
do for all.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get
yourself a copy of the bible.
I already have. But how is that going to get you and other Christians
thinking and questioning the falsities in your Bible and religion?
You have to resolve them in your own mind. But I have a feeling that
like 95% of Christians you are not even aware of them (and don't
want to know them).
Well you are opinionated that's for sure. ;) Your assumption about
religion is not going to fit everyone.
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they were
written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come to the
same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Post by Andrew W
I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the renewing
of my mind I bring it
Post by Pete
into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
Post by Andrew W
Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the spirit, yet
they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits, and
satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some of those in
Christ.
Post by Andrew W
What spirit is everyone listening to?
Whoever they give themselves over to. Un regenerated peoples spiritual
father is satan. Per the Bible.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Something like the NKJV, and start at
Post by Pete
the beginning and read it through. It would be far easier and less
time then jumping around all over the place.
The Bible doesn't explain hardly anything. It just tells things
including stories.
Ayup! That is for sure. How you came across that I'd like to know.
Everyone who knows anything about the Bible knows that.
I haven't heard anyone say it like you did, which was a fair assessment of
the Bible for those that are disinterested.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
The Holy Spirit of God is what gives life and meaning to those printed
words. Including the stories. Which is why I suggested praying as you
read so you could learn a little more.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to
reveal Himself to you before each session.
I already did but nothing happened. You see I used to be a Christian.
The God of the Bible is just a personification of a Creator concept.
There is no evidence that there's an actual person like us anywhere.
Jesus was a person, but he also referred to God the Father as a
concept, not a person.
Jesus always referred to His Father as His Father or Abba Father,
(dearest Dad)
A spiritual Father is not exactly a father as such, and its certainly not a
humanoid person.
His Dad via the Holy Spirit Conceived the Baby Jesus. All the prophecy
about that one even which all came true precisely as prophesied if
mathematically calculated out is something on the order of 1 to
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 X
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 against it
ever happening.
Post by Andrew W
We are and were created in the image of God. Yes, other
Post by Pete
than this world there is nothing like us.
The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was meant by
that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question properly.
Because many do not know Him.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
What was your definition or training or ??? That qualified you to be
called Christian?
There is no qualification required for being called a Christian.
To be a Christian it only takes one to believe that Christ existed and to
follow his teachings of love and oneness.
I study and practice Christ's teachings, and I study the religion that was
formed after him.
Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who typically
spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones. Christians.

But your reasoning which is common to many of the so-called Christians is
why I call myself a Believer. A biblical term. Satan and the demons are far
more confident of Jesus Christ than yourself and many other "Christians".

If that is truly the extent of why you are a Christian then please do not
fool yourself and think you will be going to heaven on that basis. Jesus
Himself teaches otherwise.
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I did and the answer was that I should study everything and find out
the truth.
And the truth after more than ten years of study turned out to be
that Christianity and the Bible have gotten most things wrong about
God because of what ancient people wanted to believe. And the people
were given the free will to believe that.
Well the scriptures consequently contain all their ancient
superstition and fear based beliefs. They don't necessarily
represent fact or reality. That's the way it is. Take it or leave
it. Ask any biblical scholar.
Surest way of killing ones faith is to be a theologian.
If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no good.
Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their flock. Did
you know that?
Yes, said so many many times. That is why I say religions suck.
Post by Andrew W
They don't want their flock to study and find out that their religion has
false truths because then the followers will leave in droves.
One will not find false truths in the Bible, only in religion and man made
doctrines like theosis and theostokos, both tools of satan.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
There was a way God dealt with people in the garden. Another outside
the garden up to the Flood. There was another way after the Flood up
to the time of Abraham and his children. Then God called a people
unto himself and called them Jews. they all made and signed a law
covenant with God. With blessings and curses following dependant on
how they lived.
Most of those are likely just stories.
They are different dispensations.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
No with Jesus Christ we have a new and better covenant. One of Blood.
and that will last until the time of the Gentiles will be fulfilled
more than likely before you die.
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Post by Pete
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
That's ok. I guess you did your best with your lack of knowledge.
It isn't that, it is whether or not a person is sincere in learning.
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
Yet not all of them.
--
Peter
A living Stone
A Disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ
Joh 13:34-35 KJV
Join up now.
duke
2012-08-09 12:15:57 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
My questions are designed to get you and others thinking.
Are you against doing that? Is your religion?
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no reason
to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living life. As
to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows, orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit from
greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or book
tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to him.
He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the years. Until I
desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along. Even preserving my life
on more than one occasion. Which I am eternally grateful for. Yet I am just
a man like everyone else, what He does for one He is more than willing to
do for all.
The world is full of evil people who succeed. Why? By your words, it's thanks
to Jesus.


The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-11 02:42:40 UTC
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no
reason to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living
life. As to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows,
orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit
from greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or
book tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to
him. He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the years.
Until I desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along. Even
preserving my life on more than one occasion. Which I am eternally
grateful for. Yet I am just a man like everyone else, what He does
for one He is more than willing to do for all.
Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Well you are opinionated that's for sure. ;) Your assumption about
religion is not going to fit everyone.
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they
were written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come
to the same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the
renewing of my mind I bring it
Post by Pete
into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
How do you know?
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the
spirit, yet they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits,
and satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some of
those in Christ.
And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Jesus always referred to His Father as His Father or Abba Father,
(dearest Dad)
A spiritual Father is not exactly a father as such, and its
certainly not a humanoid person.
His Dad via the Holy Spirit Conceived the Baby Jesus. All the prophecy
about that one even which all came true precisely as prophesied if
mathematically calculated out is something on the order of 1 to
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 X
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
against it ever happening.
That's a naive idea of an event we know almost nothing about except for some
old later written stories.
People routinely retrofit stories to events. Didn't you know this? They
also exaggerate and add details to flesh them out more.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
We are and were created in the image of God. Yes, other
Post by Pete
than this world there is nothing like us.
The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was
meant by that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question
properly.
Because many do not know Him.
What makes you think you do?
Every religious zealot imagines that they know God. You only know what you
know. That is until the next thing you find out (if you ever really do).
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
What was your definition or training or ??? That qualified you to be
called Christian?
There is no qualification required for being called a Christian.
To be a Christian it only takes one to believe that Christ existed
and to follow his teachings of love and oneness.
I study and practice Christ's teachings, and I study the religion
that was formed after him.
Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who
typically spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones.
Christians.
That was said very long ago by the Romans. Its no longer a derogatory term
F.Y.I.
Post by Pete
But your reasoning which is common to many of the so-called
Christians is why I call myself a Believer. A biblical term. Satan
and the demons are far more confident of Jesus Christ than yourself
and many other "Christians".
'Believer' can be an even more derogatory term because one can easily come
to believe false things and end up harming people.
Post by Pete
If that is truly the extent of why you are a Christian then please do
not fool yourself and think you will be going to heaven on that
basis. Jesus Himself teaches otherwise.
Post by Andrew W
If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no good.
Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their
flock. Did you know that?
Yes, said so many many times. That is why I say religions suck.
Every time you pick up the Christian Bible you are following the Christian
religion.
The Bible is the Christian religion's instruction manual in case you didn't
know.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
They don't want their flock to study and find out that their
religion has false truths because then the followers will leave in
droves.
One will not find false truths in the Bible, only in religion and man
made doctrines like theosis and theostokos, both tools of satan.
Excuse me? Which world religion can have 100% of the truth? Answer: None.
All religions, especially the big mainstream ones have corruptions. Don't
kid yourself like the Bible fundies do.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
There was a way God dealt with people in the garden. Another outside
the garden up to the Flood. There was another way after the Flood up
to the time of Abraham and his children. Then God called a people
unto himself and called them Jews. they all made and signed a law
covenant with God. With blessings and curses following dependant on
how they lived.
Most of those are likely just stories.
They are different dispensations.
That's a fundy statement.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
It isn't that, it is whether or not a person is sincere in learning.
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
Yet not all of them.
Which ones don't you think I follow?
How do you know the Catholic church didn't take out or distort some of his
teachings?
I and many others know for a fact that they did.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Pete
2012-08-11 05:44:17 UTC
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no
reason to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living
life. As to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows,
orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit
from greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or
book tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to
him. He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the years.
Until I desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along. Even
preserving my life on more than one occasion. Which I am eternally
grateful for. Yet I am just a man like everyone else, what He does
for one He is more than willing to do for all.
Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Well you are opinionated that's for sure. ;) Your assumption about
religion is not going to fit everyone.
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they
were written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come
to the same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Because I know enough of God to know when things are out of line with whom
God is.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the
renewing of my mind I bring it
Post by Pete
into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
How do you know?
Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the
spirit, yet they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits,
and satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some of
those in Christ.
And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
That is why we are to test the spirits and see if they be of God. That is
scriptural. I have heard demons on occasion as well. Satan will try and
mimic your own thought process and try and make you think the thoughts were
your own as well. Which is why we are to be careful knowing that he is such
a wily one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Jesus always referred to His Father as His Father or Abba Father,
(dearest Dad)
A spiritual Father is not exactly a father as such, and its
certainly not a humanoid person.
His Dad via the Holy Spirit Conceived the Baby Jesus. All the prophecy
about that one even which all came true precisely as prophesied if
mathematically calculated out is something on the order of 1 to
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 X
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
against it ever happening.
That's a naive idea of an event we know almost nothing about except for some
old later written stories.
People routinely retrofit stories to events. Didn't you know this? They
also exaggerate and add details to flesh them out more.
What is naive is to assume what you just did. The OT written long before
Jesus, had all the prophecies in it, from many books. Yet with all the
various books, the various authors, the various prophecies none of them
were incorrect, all happened in the order they should be and all about one
man, Jesus Christ. Including His manner or death and resurrection. The odds
for evolution to be true are far, far lower than the odds surrounding the
birth of Jesus Christ, which went to far as to predict his place of birth.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
We are and were created in the image of God. Yes, other
Post by Pete
than this world there is nothing like us.
The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was
meant by that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question properly.
Because many do not know Him.
What makes you think you do?
Every religious zealot imagines that they know God. You only know what you
know. That is until the next thing you find out (if you ever really do).
When one has a relationship with another, they end up knowing who they are
dealing with, if they keep their eyes open. We as believers are to have a
relationship with God the Father, made possible by His Son. I don't believe
in a religion, do not follow any religion outside of the one mentioned in
James and by Jesus. The Bible says, in the NT, draw near to Him and He will
draw near to you. It is true. That is why when we believe by faith that God
will do something for us in our lives that we can know beyond a certainty
that it will be realized in this world. No matter how many people tell you
that you are crazy, or God does not do these things anymore, or that
something is scientifically impossible, one believes it against all the
odds. Why, we can count on God, fully, and what He says He *will* do. It is
more real than the dirt we stand on.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
What was your definition or training or ??? That qualified you to be
called Christian?
There is no qualification required for being called a Christian.
To be a Christian it only takes one to believe that Christ existed
and to follow his teachings of love and oneness.
I study and practice Christ's teachings, and I study the religion
that was formed after him.
Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who
typically spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones.
Christians.
That was said very long ago by the Romans. Its no longer a derogatory term
F.Y.I.
It is when spoken of by a muslim or atheist. It is when compared against
the faithless people who are christians politically (name only) of in
certain nations.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
But your reasoning which is common to many of the so-called
Christians is why I call myself a Believer. A biblical term. Satan
and the demons are far more confident of Jesus Christ than yourself
and many other "Christians".
'Believer' can be an even more derogatory term because one can easily come
to believe false things and end up harming people.
In the case of harming people it is up to the person that believes that.
Those that do not know the Word of God are apt to say most anything, like
God is a God of hate only.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
If that is truly the extent of why you are a Christian then please do
not fool yourself and think you will be going to heaven on that
basis. Jesus Himself teaches otherwise.
Post by Andrew W
If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no good.
Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their
flock. Did you know that?
Yes, said so many many times. That is why I say religions suck.
Every time you pick up the Christian Bible you are following the Christian
religion.
Nope, not at all.
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The Bible is the Christian religion's instruction manual in case you didn't
know.
Nope, only those that misconstrue the word of God would turn it into a
religion with rites, rotes, holidays and observations. The only religion
sanctioned by God was Judaism. Nothing since. Some would have you believe
like you are saying so they can control you and your family, even go so far
as to tell you that you will not be one of those getting into heaven.
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They don't want their flock to study and find out that their
religion has false truths because then the followers will leave in
droves.
One will not find false truths in the Bible, only in religion and man
made doctrines like theosis and theostokos, both tools of satan.
Excuse me? Which world religion can have 100% of the truth? Answer: None.
All religions, especially the big mainstream ones have corruptions. Don't
kid yourself like the Bible fundies do.
No religion has 100% of the truth, yet the Bible is all truth. It also
deals with the worlds to come, the powers of the world to come operating in
today's world and so on. The bible even has facts of science in it that
took eons for men to learn.
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There was a way God dealt with people in the garden. Another outside
the garden up to the Flood. There was another way after the Flood up
to the time of Abraham and his children. Then God called a people
unto himself and called them Jews. they all made and signed a law
covenant with God. With blessings and curses following dependant on
how they lived.
Most of those are likely just stories.
They are different dispensations.
That's a fundy statement.
It is also biblical.
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It isn't that, it is whether or not a person is sincere in learning.
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
Yet not all of them.
Which ones don't you think I follow?
I haven't spoken with you enough to know you as a person.
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How do you know the Catholic church didn't take out or distort some of his
teachings?
I know they have many distortions and have had from their beginnings,
evidenced by Iranaeous.
Post by Andrew W
I and many others know for a fact that they did.
As have certain other mainstream religions and all cults.
--
Truth is still the truth even if no one believes it.
And a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
Andrew W
2012-08-11 07:43:27 UTC
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We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit
from greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion
or book tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to
him. He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the
years. Until I desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along.
Even preserving my life on more than one occasion. Which I am
eternally grateful for. Yet I am just a man like everyone else,
what He does for one He is more than willing to do for all.
Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the mass
suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God talks to
them?
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they
were written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come
to the same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Because I know enough of God to know when things are out of line with
whom God is.
And what if that's not God?
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I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the
renewing of my mind I bring it
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into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
How do you know?
Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Rubbish. No human does.
We humans don't understand physical things like that. You'd have to be a
spirit yourself - or God
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Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the
spirit, yet they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits,
and satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some
of those in Christ.
And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
That is why we are to test the spirits and see if they be of God.
How on earth do you test the spirit? There is no test available!
Can't you see that these are all just fundamentalist constructs for fundies
to justify themselves?
Post by Pete
That is scriptural.
But we don't know what they did, if anything at all. It was likely just a
saying.
I have heard demons on occasion as well. Satan
Post by Pete
will try and mimic your own thought process and try and make you
think the thoughts were your own as well.
Or God's thoughts.
Which is why we are to be
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careful knowing that he is such a wily one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
His Dad via the Holy Spirit Conceived the Baby Jesus. All the
prophecy about that one even which all came true precisely as
prophesied if mathematically calculated out is something on the
order of 1 to
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 X
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
against it ever happening.
That's a naive idea of an event we know almost nothing about except
for some old later written stories.
People routinely retrofit stories to events. Didn't you know this?
They also exaggerate and add details to flesh them out more.
What is naive is to assume what you just did.
I'm not the one who's made any assumptions. I study these subjects to find
out the real truth and I'm not alone.
Around the world more and more people are exposing these false old modes of
religious thinking.
The OT written long
Post by Pete
before Jesus, had all the prophecies in it, from many books.
All? That's rather convenient!
Yet with
Post by Pete
all the various books, the various authors, the various prophecies
none of them were incorrect,
Not true. Many were incorrect. And they all had inconsistencies. Ask any
biblical scholar.
all happened in the order they should be
Post by Pete
and all about one man, Jesus Christ. Including His manner or death
and resurrection. The odds for evolution to be true are far, far
lower than the odds surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, which went
to far as to predict his place of birth.
? Did you think that evolution and the Christian God were the only two
alternatives for creation?
Lol. No. We now have a far better picture of how creation was formed.
Unfortunately its still too advanced for the average human to comprehend.
I'm not saying Christ is not in that picture, its just that its not quite
they way Christianity recorded it in its scriptures. The way it was recorded
was just the way those primitive people could manage at the time.
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The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was
meant by that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question properly.
Because many do not know Him.
What makes you think you do?
Every religious zealot imagines that they know God. You only know
what you know. That is until the next thing you find out (if you
ever really do).
When one has a relationship with another, they end up knowing who
they are dealing with, if they keep their eyes open. We as believers
are to have a relationship with God the Father, made possible by His
Son.
A physical being cannot have a proper relationship with a non physical
entity. Especially in a world like we have now.
You are kidding yourself.
I don't believe in a religion, do not follow any religion
Post by Pete
outside of the one mentioned in James and by Jesus.
Too late. In this world all we have is religions, unless of course you have
a time machine and can go back 2000 years. Do you?
The Bible says,
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in the NT, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. It is true.
First you have to know the real Christ, not the corrupted Christian version
brought to us via the Catholic church.
We now have better information about Christ's true teachings. You can find
much of it on various good spiritual websites.
Post by Pete
That is why when we believe by faith that God will do something for
us in our lives that we can know beyond a certainty that it will be
realized in this world. No matter how many people tell you that you
are crazy, or God does not do these things anymore, or that something
is scientifically impossible, one believes it against all the odds.
Why, we can count on God, fully, and what He says He *will* do. It is
more real than the dirt we stand on.
Ok. Simply ask him now for the real truth about Christ. Can you do that?
Just humour me if nothing else.
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Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who
typically spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones.
Christians.
That was said very long ago by the Romans. Its no longer a
derogatory term F.Y.I.
It is when spoken of by a muslim or atheist.
Who cares what they say. A thousand words are derogatory today.
So that's why you don't want to be called a Christian now?
It is when compared
Post by Pete
against the faithless people who are christians politically (name
only) of in certain nations.
So now all good Christians should distance themselves from that word just
because of that?
You will just cause more confusion and division with this kind of thinking.
We're supposed to be promoting unity and love, not more division and
confusion.
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But your reasoning which is common to many of the so-called
Christians is why I call myself a Believer. A biblical term. Satan
and the demons are far more confident of Jesus Christ than yourself
and many other "Christians".
'Believer' can be an even more derogatory term because one can
easily come to believe false things and end up harming people.
In the case of harming people it is up to the person that believes that.
Better to educate oneself and gain knowledge.
Those that do not know the Word of God are apt to say most
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anything, like God is a God of hate only.
What 'word of God'? You mean the Christian Bible?
Post by Pete
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Post by Pete
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If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no
good. Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their
flock. Did you know that?
Yes, said so many many times. That is why I say religions suck.
Every time you pick up the Christian Bible you are following the
Christian religion.
Nope, not at all.
Yes.
Didn't you know that the Christian religion is a religion?
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
The Bible is the Christian religion's instruction manual in case you
didn't know.
Nope, only those that misconstrue the word of God would turn it into a
religion with rites, rotes, holidays and observations.
Don't delude yourself. Its not just that.
How do you know that you have all the teachings right? How can you be sure?
The only
Post by Pete
religion sanctioned by God was Judaism.
Who told you that?
And that was for those people at that time because it was in line with their
traditions and understandings.
Post by Pete
Nothing since.
You somehow magically know this?
Some would
Post by Pete
have you believe like you are saying so they can control you and your
family, even go so far as to tell you that you will not be one of
those getting into heaven.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
One will not find false truths in the Bible, only in religion and
man made doctrines like theosis and theostokos, both tools of satan.
None. All religions, especially the big mainstream ones have
corruptions. Don't kid yourself like the Bible fundies do.
No religion has 100% of the truth, yet the Bible is all truth.
Who told you that?
It also
Post by Pete
deals with the worlds to come, the powers of the world to come
operating in today's world and so on. The bible even has facts of
science in it that took eons for men to learn.
It only makes brief ambiguous references that we can't properly interpret.
Ask any Scholar.
Post by Pete
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Most of those are likely just stories.
They are different dispensations.
That's a fundy statement.
It is also biblical.
Its all personal interpretations.
All kinds of strange things have been interpreted in the Bible by various
zealots.
Some went to mental asylums.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
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Post by Pete
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
Yet not all of them.
Which ones don't you think I follow?
I haven't spoken with you enough to know you as a person.
Yet you made a positive statement.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
How do you know the Catholic church didn't take out or distort some
of his teachings?
I know they have many distortions and have had from their beginnings,
evidenced by Iranaeous.
And they produced the Bible, with their editings and exclusions.
Of course then later they produced their own version.
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I and many others know for a fact that they did.
As have certain other mainstream religions and all cults.
--
Truth is still the truth even if no one believes it.
And a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Pete
2012-08-11 10:14:48 UTC
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We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit
from greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion
or book tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to
him. He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the
years. Until I desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along.
Even preserving my life on more than one occasion. Which I am
eternally grateful for. Yet I am just a man like everyone else,
what He does for one He is more than willing to do for all.
Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the mass
suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God talks to
them?
I knew there would be no respect from you. In your ignorance you blend
everything together. You nor others like you do not know the difference
between God and satan, neither do you care.
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Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Researched facts are not opinions or assumptions.
However settling on what a religion or book says is, because they
were written by humans with opinions and beliefs.
Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come
to the same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Because I know enough of God to know when things are out of line with
whom God is.
And what if that's not God?
There is no chance of that.
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Post by Andrew W
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I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the
renewing of my mind I bring it
Post by Pete
into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
How do you know?
Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Rubbish. No human does.
We humans don't understand physical things like that. You'd have to be a
spirit yourself - or God
I have a spirit, made alive by God Himself, because of my belief in Jesus.
Odd thing here is that you attempt to deny something that you said cannot
be done while you are dealing from a standpoint of total ignorance. You
cannot judge since you cannot know. You said, No human does. Hypocrite.
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Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the
spirit, yet they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits,
and satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some
of those in Christ.
And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
That is why we are to test the spirits and see if they be of God.
How on earth do you test the spirit? There is no test available!
Can't you see that these are all just fundamentalist constructs for fundies
to justify themselves?
Yes, there is a test available. Fundies never discuss such things, so why
bring them up?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
That is scriptural.
But we don't know what they did, if anything at all. It was likely just a
saying.
You cannot know.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
I have heard demons on occasion as well. Satan
will try and mimic your own thought process and try and make you
think the thoughts were your own as well.
Or God's thoughts.
And you know this how?
Post by Andrew W
Which is why we are to be
Post by Pete
careful knowing that he is such a wily one.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
His Dad via the Holy Spirit Conceived the Baby Jesus. All the
prophecy about that one even which all came true precisely as
prophesied if mathematically calculated out is something on the
order of 1 to
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 X
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
against it ever happening.
That's a naive idea of an event we know almost nothing about except
for some old later written stories.
People routinely retrofit stories to events. Didn't you know this?
They also exaggerate and add details to flesh them out more.
What is naive is to assume what you just did.
I'm not the one who's made any assumptions. I study these subjects to find
out the real truth and I'm not alone.
That is a lie. Had you studied these things you would have read the source
and known it well. You don't as shown in your comments above.
Post by Andrew W
Around the world more and more people are exposing these false old modes of
religious thinking.
Yet more ignorance. You have exposed nothing so far. You have not even
attempted it. You have never used reasoning but accusation or mocking.
Post by Andrew W
The OT written long
Post by Pete
before Jesus, had all the prophecies in it, from many books.
All? That's rather convenient!
Yet with
Post by Pete
all the various books, the various authors, the various prophecies
none of them were incorrect,
Not true. Many were incorrect. And they all had inconsistencies. Ask any
biblical scholar.
None were, had you studied this you would have known that all the
prophecies were correct, but you don't. So you where neither honest nor
correct nor a christian.
Post by Andrew W
all happened in the order they should be
Post by Pete
and all about one man, Jesus Christ. Including His manner or death
and resurrection. The odds for evolution to be true are far, far
lower than the odds surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, which went
to far as to predict his place of birth.
? Did you think that evolution and the Christian God were the only two
alternatives for creation?
Not at all, creation is the only way. Only the foolish believe a theory
that has been proven wrong in almost every aspect.
Post by Andrew W
Lol. No. We now have a far better picture of how creation was formed.
Unfortunately its still too advanced for the average human to comprehend.
I'm not saying Christ is not in that picture, its just that its not quite
they way Christianity recorded it in its scriptures. The way it was recorded
was just the way those primitive people could manage at the time.
Again you show your ignorance and lack of knowledge. Christianity did not
make the Bible. Nor did they speak of Adam and Eve other than to say how
they brought sin into the world. LOL even small kids would be laughing at
you right now.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
The word 'image' can have many meanings. We have no idea what was
meant by that.
I've asked many Christians and none could answer the question properly.
Because many do not know Him.
What makes you think you do?
Every religious zealot imagines that they know God. You only know
what you know. That is until the next thing you find out (if you
ever really do).
When one has a relationship with another, they end up knowing who
they are dealing with, if they keep their eyes open. We as believers
are to have a relationship with God the Father, made possible by His
Son.
A physical being cannot have a proper relationship with a non physical
entity. Especially in a world like we have now.
You are kidding yourself.
Again, you speak from ignorance. Anyone who has been "Born Again" can. And
they must worship Him in Spirit and realities.
Post by Andrew W
I don't believe in a religion, do not follow any religion
Post by Pete
outside of the one mentioned in James and by Jesus.
Too late. In this world all we have is religions, unless of course you have
a time machine and can go back 2000 years. Do you?
What foolishness are you speaking of know? You are in the process of
inventing your own religion, which will fail you, as many others have
before you.
Post by Andrew W
The Bible says,
Post by Pete
in the NT, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. It is true.
First you have to know the real Christ, not the corrupted Christian version
brought to us via the Catholic church.
I do and you don't.
Post by Andrew W
We now have better information about Christ's true teachings. You can find
much of it on various good spiritual websites.
And most of them false. The Bible is the only true way.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
That is why when we believe by faith that God will do something for
us in our lives that we can know beyond a certainty that it will be
realized in this world. No matter how many people tell you that you
are crazy, or God does not do these things anymore, or that something
is scientifically impossible, one believes it against all the odds.
Why, we can count on God, fully, and what He says He *will* do. It is
more real than the dirt we stand on.
Ok. Simply ask him now for the real truth about Christ. Can you do that?
Just humour me if nothing else.
Humor yourself,
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who
typically spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones.
Christians.
That was said very long ago by the Romans. Its no longer a
derogatory term F.Y.I.
It is when spoken of by a muslim or atheist.
Who cares what they say. A thousand words are derogatory today.
So that's why you don't want to be called a Christian now?
I have not in years, you are late to the party.
Post by Andrew W
It is when compared
Post by Pete
against the faithless people who are christians politically (name
only) of in certain nations.
So now all good Christians should distance themselves from that word just
because of that?
You will just cause more confusion and division with this kind of thinking.
We're supposed to be promoting unity and love, not more division and
confusion.
You are already confused.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
But your reasoning which is common to many of the so-called
Christians is why I call myself a Believer. A biblical term. Satan
and the demons are far more confident of Jesus Christ than yourself
and many other "Christians".
'Believer' can be an even more derogatory term because one can
easily come to believe false things and end up harming people.
In the case of harming people it is up to the person that believes that.
Better to educate oneself and gain knowledge.
You certainly have not been successful about it.
Post by Andrew W
Those that do not know the Word of God are apt to say most
Post by Pete
anything, like God is a God of hate only.
What 'word of God'? You mean the Christian Bible?
Gods Word.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
If faith leads one to believe in false truths then faith is no
good. Study is more important than just faith and believing.
Religions use the call to faith to control and manipulate their
flock. Did you know that?
Yes, said so many many times. That is why I say religions suck.
Every time you pick up the Christian Bible you are following the
Christian religion.
Nope, not at all.
Yes.
Didn't you know that the Christian religion is a religion?
How many times have you asked that same tired question? If you cannot
remember my last answer, yesterday, why should I repeat it today?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
The Bible is the Christian religion's instruction manual in case you
didn't know.
Nope, only those that misconstrue the word of God would turn it into a
religion with rites, rotes, holidays and observations.
Don't delude yourself. Its not just that.
How do you know that you have all the teachings right? How can you be sure?
The only
Post by Pete
religion sanctioned by God was Judaism.
Who told you that?
And that was for those people at that time because it was in line with their
traditions and understandings.
Post by Pete
Nothing since.
You somehow magically know this?
Oh my, could it be someone knows more than you?
Post by Andrew W
Some would
Post by Pete
have you believe like you are saying so they can control you and your
family, even go so far as to tell you that you will not be one of
those getting into heaven.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
One will not find false truths in the Bible, only in religion and
man made doctrines like theosis and theostokos, both tools of satan.
None. All religions, especially the big mainstream ones have
corruptions. Don't kid yourself like the Bible fundies do.
No religion has 100% of the truth, yet the Bible is all truth.
Who told you that?
It also
Post by Pete
deals with the worlds to come, the powers of the world to come
operating in today's world and so on. The bible even has facts of
science in it that took eons for men to learn.
It only makes brief ambiguous references that we can't properly interpret.
Ask any Scholar.
Scholars cannot know it they are not spiritual.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Most of those are likely just stories.
They are different dispensations.
That's a fundy statement.
It is also biblical.
Its all personal interpretations.
All kinds of strange things have been interpreted in the Bible by various
zealots.
Some went to mental asylums.
and you assume this why?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
If you reply, I would mainly be interested in how you though you
could call yourself Christian?
I do study and follow Christ's teachings as stated previously.
Yet not all of them.
Which ones don't you think I follow?
I haven't spoken with you enough to know you as a person.
Yet you made a positive statement.
But in this post you have shown you do not follow God, but satan.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
How do you know the Catholic church didn't take out or distort some
of his teachings?
I know they have many distortions and have had from their beginnings,
evidenced by Iranaeous.
And they produced the Bible, with their editings and exclusions.
Of course then later they produced their own version.
More gross ignorance.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Pete
Post by Andrew W
I and many others know for a fact that they did.
As have certain other mainstream religions and all cults.
--
Truth is still the truth even if no one believes it.
And a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
--
Truth is still the truth even if no one believes it.
And a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
duke
2012-08-11 12:37:21 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the mass
suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God talks to
them?
I knew there would be no respect from you.
Pete. Respect is earned.
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Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Rubbish. No human does.
We humans don't understand physical things like that. You'd have to be a
spirit yourself - or God
I have a spirit, made alive by God Himself, because of my belief in Jesus.
Odd thing here is that you attempt to deny something that you said cannot
be done while you are dealing from a standpoint of total ignorance. You
cannot judge since you cannot know. You said, No human does. Hypocrite.
And so you continue to hide your knowledge of body, spirit, soul.
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How on earth do you test the spirit? There is no test available!
Can't you see that these are all just fundamentalist constructs for fundies
to justify themselves?
Yes, there is a test available. Fundies never discuss such things, so why
bring them up?
Wow, you sure ducked that one. Shame on you, pete.
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That is scriptural.
But we don't know what they did, if anything at all. It was likely just a
saying.
You cannot know.
Good job, andrew. You got him in a corner facing the crack.


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Andrew W
2012-08-11 23:44:12 UTC
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Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the
mass suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God
talks to them?
I knew there would be no respect from you. In your ignorance you blend
everything together. You nor others like you do not know the
difference between God and satan, neither do you care.
None of that is true.
You are trying to justify your investment in your belief system.
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Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Because I know enough of God to know when things are out of line
with whom God is.
And what if that's not God?
There is no chance of that.
You cannot know that as a human with a limited mind.
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How do you know?
Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Rubbish. No human does.
We humans don't understand physical things like that. You'd have to
be a spirit yourself - or God
I have a spirit, made alive by God Himself, because of my belief in Jesus.
You are focussed in a human mind, not a spirit mind. We all are.
Odd thing here is that you attempt to deny something that you
Post by Pete
said cannot be done while you are dealing from a standpoint of total
ignorance.
Nope. I've done my homework on this subject. You haven't.
I know a lot about the spirit world.
You cannot judge since you cannot know. You said, No human
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does. Hypocrite.
No human can know for sure unless they seek from every source they can. But
most people don't.
The answers are available. But you won't get them from one religion's
book.
I'm a metaphysics researcher, one of an increasing number now around the
world.
We have found out many truths about the spirit world and about the false
beliefs in the Christian Bible. We have facts that verify and match up.

People including Christians have been deceived by false entities pretending
to be God.
These entities also cause people to develop schizophrenia and other maladies
in order to control the human race.
All religions and belief systems have been affected, including politics etc.
If you believe in a waring and blood sacrifice demanding god then you are
already worshipping a false god entity.
The only hope you and everyone has is to seek information from all sources
you can find. You cannot rely on any single source.
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And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
That is why we are to test the spirits and see if they be of God.
How on earth do you test the spirit? There is no test available!
Can't you see that these are all just fundamentalist constructs for
fundies to justify themselves?
Yes, there is a test available. Fundies never discuss such things, so
why bring them up?
What test?
I have heard Bible fundies say 'test the spirit' many times.
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That is scriptural.
But we don't know what they did, if anything at all. It was likely
just a saying.
You cannot know.
Neither can you. We would need a time machine and go back and ask them.
But we can find out things pretty much for sure.
So what test did you do?
And why imply that you were successful by claiming that you know God?
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I have heard demons on occasion as well. Satan
will try and mimic your own thought process and try and make you
think the thoughts were your own as well.
Or God's thoughts.
And you know this how?
Many spiritual people's decades of research including mine.

Most pious worshipping type people have been deceived by demons into
thinking they were hearing God's thoughts. Jim Jones was but one.
Its only logical that demons would do that. Why wouldn't they?
I've heard they can even manipulate pleasure hormones in the brain to make
you feel euphoria which feels similar to divine love.
That's why worship is wrong. It is unnecessary. Only false entities demand
it. Why would our Creator want it? To have you polish his ego? He doesn't
have one for a start.
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That's a naive idea of an event we know almost nothing about except
for some old later written stories.
People routinely retrofit stories to events. Didn't you know this?
They also exaggerate and add details to flesh them out more.
What is naive is to assume what you just did.
I'm not the one who's made any assumptions. I study these subjects
to find out the real truth and I'm not alone.
That is a lie. Had you studied these things you would have read the
source and known it well. You don't as shown in your comments above.
I do study your source the Bible. I know that it has corruptions of concepts
and truths. You don't. Right there I know more than you know about it.
But you can always ask a scholar like Bart Ehrman about this and he will say
basically the same thing.
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Around the world more and more people are exposing these false old
modes of religious thinking.
Yet more ignorance. You have exposed nothing so far. You have not even
attempted it. You have never used reasoning but accusation or mocking.
Ignorance?
I have given a lot of good researched reasonings on these groups, even in
this thread. You have not read them or just dismissed them.

Why would a loving Creator want or need a blood sacrifice from his own
precious creations at all? Why would he get angry and want petty payment of
death? Is he a homicidal maniac or mafia boss? You couldn't answer any of
these properly. The answer is it was a false entity craving death and
suffering of humans.

You say I haven't exposed anything. What do you want me to do? Its not
possible to properly expose things of this nature on usenet.
What we all have to do is take responsibility for our own welfare and seek
the truth for ourselves. Its our duty. Jesus said leave no stone unturned.

I'm only here to alert people to false old beliefs. You have the internet
and libraries. Use them.
How much research have you done on whether the Bible is all true or not?
Lets see who's the ignorant one.
I'm not going to do your homework for you.
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Yet with
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all the various books, the various authors, the various prophecies
none of them were incorrect,
Not true. Many were incorrect. And they all had inconsistencies. Ask
any biblical scholar.
None were, had you studied this you would have known that all the
prophecies were correct, but you don't. So you where neither honest
nor correct nor a christian.
Who says they were correct? Not the biblical scholars. Have you asked any?
Its only the evangelists and Bible zealots who say it. And many of those are
not very highly educated, and they do their own personal interpretations.

Here's a good clue to their errors. - They all claim different meanings for
the same verses.
Here's another. - They've created thousands of sects and denominations that
argue amongst themselves as to what God really wants and how to get to
heaven.
The writing is on the wall.
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all happened in the order they should be
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and all about one man, Jesus Christ. Including His manner or death
and resurrection. The odds for evolution to be true are far, far
lower than the odds surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, which
went to far as to predict his place of birth.
? Did you think that evolution and the Christian God were the only
two alternatives for creation?
Not at all, creation is the only way. Only the foolish believe a
theory that has been proven wrong in almost every aspect.
Creation just says that God created everything. It doesn't describe how or
why.
It is substanceless. Its just for worshipping purposes only.

What theory has been proven wrong? By who? What about newer theories?
I think you haven't even heard about those.
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Lol. No. We now have a far better picture of how creation was formed.
Unfortunately its still too advanced for the average human to
comprehend. I'm not saying Christ is not in that picture, its just
that its not quite they way Christianity recorded it in its
scriptures. The way it was recorded was just the way those primitive
people could manage at the time.
Again you show your ignorance and lack of knowledge. Christianity did
not make the Bible.
How did the Bible get here then?
God does not use printing presses. Nor does he write.

Why do you call me ignorant? Just because I don't agree with your popular
cherished beliefs?
Nor did they speak of Adam and Eve other than to
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say how they brought sin into the world. LOL even small kids would
be laughing at you right now.
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I don't believe in a religion, do not follow any religion
Post by Pete
outside of the one mentioned in James and by Jesus.
Too late. In this world all we have is religions, unless of course
you have a time machine and can go back 2000 years. Do you?
What foolishness are you speaking of know? You are in the process of
inventing your own religion, which will fail you, as many others have
before you.
Looks like I have to explain this to you. You would have to go back 2000
years to truly find out exactly what was said, by whom, and exactly what
happened. i.e. stories are unreliable.
I can see that you are very deep in your beliefs.
You think that you're in contact with the real God of creation. If that was
true then he would have corrected you on many false points, but he didn't.
I think there is no hope that you're ever going to think your way out of
this. Your belief has become too deep and comfortable.
Post by Pete
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We now have better information about Christ's true teachings. You
can find much of it on various good spiritual websites.
And most of them false. The Bible is the only true way.
No.
There are many excellent websites that give far more info on the spirit
world, God and Christ than the Bible does.
You haven't even looked or read any so how can you say?
Someone here is ignorant but its not me.
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That is why when we believe by faith that God will do something for
us in our lives that we can know beyond a certainty that it will be
realized in this world. No matter how many people tell you that you
are crazy, or God does not do these things anymore, or that
something is scientifically impossible, one believes it against all
the odds. Why, we can count on God, fully, and what He says He
*will* do. It is more real than the dirt we stand on.
Ok. Simply ask him now for the real truth about Christ. Can you do
that? Just humour me if nothing else.
Humor yourself,
Dear me.
I can see that your don't even want to find the real truth, or you're too
scared.
What can it hurt to ask?
If you don't ask then you don't get.
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Those that do not know the Word of God are apt to say most
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anything, like God is a God of hate only.
What 'word of God'? You mean the Christian Bible?
Gods Word.
You can't even answer a question properly.
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It also
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deals with the worlds to come, the powers of the world to come
operating in today's world and so on. The bible even has facts of
science in it that took eons for men to learn.
It only makes brief ambiguous references that we can't properly
interpret. Ask any Scholar.
Scholars cannot know it they are not spiritual.
Newsflash. Many are. Some very much so.
Your statement is very ignorant.

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It is also biblical.
Its all personal interpretations.
All kinds of strange things have been interpreted in the Bible by
various zealots.
Some went to mental asylums.
and you assume this why?
I've assumed nothing. I have facts.
You assume that I assume. Why? Because what I say doesn't happen to line up
with your cherished beliefs and pious worldview.
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Which ones don't you think I follow?
I haven't spoken with you enough to know you as a person.
Yet you made a positive statement.
But in this post you have shown you do not follow God, but satan.
A blood sacrificing entity is what satan is.
I think you're the one who follows that, not me.
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How do you know the Catholic church didn't take out or distort some
of his teachings?
I know they have many distortions and have had from their
beginnings, evidenced by Iranaeous.
And they produced the Bible, with their editings and exclusions.
Of course then later they produced their own version.
More gross ignorance.
Prove me wrong.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Pete
2012-08-12 01:21:05 UTC
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Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the
mass suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God
talks to them?
I knew there would be no respect from you. In your ignorance you blend
everything together. You nor others like you do not know the
difference between God and satan, neither do you care.
None of that is true.
You are trying to justify your investment in your belief system.
Sorry, but this is as far as I got it your post. I have no investment other
than time. He has given me everything, even my life. I cannot ever hope to
repay Him, not does He expect me to.

Our path together ends here and I will not be reading your reply so don't
waste you time like the puppy dog that is following me around, un read.

If you happen to have a quiet time and hear God speak, listen up, it will
be in your best interest to do so. Bye.
--
Truth is still the truth even if no one believes it.
And a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
duke
2012-08-13 20:49:26 UTC
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Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
You know what they call that. Schizophrenia.
You do know that cult followers including ones that committed the
mass suicides, and also those in insane asylums also claim that God
talks to them?
I knew there would be no respect from you. In your ignorance you blend
everything together. You nor others like you do not know the
difference between God and satan, neither do you care.
None of that is true.
You are trying to justify your investment in your belief system.
Sorry, but this is as far as I got it your post. I have no investment other
than time. He has given me everything, even my life. I cannot ever hope to
repay Him, not does He expect me to.
Our path together ends here and I will not be reading your reply so don't
waste you time like the puppy dog that is following me around, un read.
If you happen to have a quiet time and hear God speak, listen up, it will
be in your best interest to do so. Bye.
Oops, pete goes into his cry baby mode when people argue with him. That'
happens often today with his weak scripture knowledge.

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duke
2012-08-11 12:33:35 UTC
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You said it was initially for your benefit. That you were searching.
I am not searching other than for more of God in me. I have no
reason to search elsewhere. I have found the answers for my living
life. As to religion it is that of the NT to help the widows,
orphans and such.
We all have to search for the truth in everything. We all benefit
from greater truths in life and beyond.
I see many religious people just accept everything their religion or
book tells them without question.
That's extremely unwise. Have you done that by any chance?
Nope, In fact he proved himself to me years before I gave my life to
him. He reminded me of that on more than one occasion over the years.
Until I desparately needed Him, He was faithful all along. Even
preserving my life on more than one occasion. Which I am eternally
grateful for. Yet I am just a man like everyone else, what He does
for one He is more than willing to do for all.
Who? How do you who or what it was?
Did you hear a voice or something?
Yes, in a couple of ways.
This should prove interesting.
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Thousands of other spiritual researchers around the world have come
to the same conclusions as I have.
Yes, because none were spiritual.
Excuse me, how would you know this?
Are you making assumptions about people you don't know?
Because I know enough of God to know when things are out of line with whom
God is.
Except for your own out of line thoughts, of course.
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I deal out of my spirit. In my spirit I have all knowledge. Via the
renewing of my mind I bring it
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into the real world. You should look that up sometime in your bible.
What you call your spirit could be just your emotions.
No, those are in my soul.
How do you know?
Because I know the difference between Body, Soul and Spirit.
Wow, I hope you elaborate on that. I'd like to know.
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Other religion's followers also claim that they're guided by the
spirit, yet they totally contradict Christianity. How can that be?
For a variety of reasons. Satan and his demons are all evil spirits,
and satan can come like an angel of light to even almost fool some of
those in Christ.
And you think you somehow cannot be fooled?
The one who thinks he cannot be fooled will be the first to be fooled.
That is why we are to test the spirits and see if they be of God.
You see more than one??? Pete, what heresy are you pushing now?
Post by Pete
That is
scriptural. I have heard demons on occasion as well. Satan will try and
mimic your own thought process and try and make you think the thoughts were
your own as well. Which is why we are to be careful knowing that he is such
a wily one.
And how do you delineate them?
Post by Pete
What is naive is to assume what you just did. The OT written long before
Jesus, had all the prophecies in it, from many books. Yet with all the
various books, the various authors, the various prophecies none of them
were incorrect, all happened in the order they should be and all about one
man, Jesus Christ. Including His manner or death and resurrection. The odds
for evolution to be true are far, far lower than the odds surrounding the
birth of Jesus Christ, which went to far as to predict his place of birth.
A very, very poor statement, pete. They didn't predict - they prophesied. And
better yet, they expected a warrior king, not a man of love. You really need to
over come your shortcomings and do a better job of explanation.
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When one has a relationship with another, they end up knowing who they are
dealing with, if they keep their eyes open. We as believers are to have a
relationship with God the Father, made possible by His Son.
Another weird sort of comment. The Jews knew of God before Jesus.
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There is no qualification required for being called a Christian.
To be a Christian it only takes one to believe that Christ existed
and to follow his teachings of love and oneness.
I study and practice Christ's teachings, and I study the religion
that was formed after him.
Christian is a derogatory term. It was coined by heathens who
typically spoke like, Oh, its another one of those Christ like ones.
Christians.
That was said very long ago by the Romans. Its no longer a derogatory term
F.Y.I.
It is when spoken of by a muslim or atheist. It is when compared against
the faithless people who are christians politically (name only) of in
certain nations.
Wow, what in the world are you trying to say now?



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duke
2012-08-08 15:19:56 UTC
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You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much. You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
r m
2012-08-08 16:07:44 UTC
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Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much.  You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end. The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).

The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus. The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.

There's lots of tracts around that could be given out (even online
e.g. http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/ ). Otherwise engage with
Christians at a local church, or work colleagues, or family and
friends.

But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known "A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another; by this shall all men
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
duke
2012-08-08 16:26:11 UTC
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Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much.  You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end. The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).
It's takes a village to understand the bible. Those most guilty of cheating
themselves are the ones that think they can pull it together without expert
testimony form thousands of researchers are only fooling themselves. Pete is a
classic example of arrogant ignorance.
Post by r m
The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus. The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.
It shouldn't be. The OT is God introducing himself to his creation, giving them
rules of proper living to go by (10 commandments) and the prophesy of the coming
of a future new way, which the Jews subsequently taught as a Messiah to come.

It is thus only in the appearance of the Lord Jesus that the prophesies of the
OT are shown to have occurred and that he is that future king. Jesus then gave
them a new covenant in his blood.

I chuckle every time I see a protest_ant tv service teachings from the OT. Talk
about a loose screw when it comes to current truth.
Post by r m
There's lots of tracts around that could be given out (even online
e.g. http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/ ). Otherwise engage with
Christians at a local church, or work colleagues, or family and
friends.
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known
Of course it does, but making him known is not the same as following his
example. Jesus said "follow me", not admit I came. The fulfillment of the OT
prophesies in Jesus is clear.


The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Michael Joel
2012-08-08 17:58:14 UTC
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Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much. You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end. The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).
It's takes a village to understand the bible. Those most guilty of cheating
themselves are the ones that think they can pull it together without expert
testimony form thousands of researchers are only fooling themselves. Pete is a
classic example of arrogant ignorance.
Wow.

Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I
in the midst of them.

I don't recall the verses in which it says to go join a group so you can
understand God's Word? I also missed the verses that said thousands of
researchers were needed?

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: [8] For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


Why are you arguing on behalf of God's Word while at the same time not
even going by It?

As for the large groups with thousands of researchers,

Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [16] Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even
so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil
fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the
fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.


Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
[25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a
rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
Post by duke
Post by r m
The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus. The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.
What? The Old Testament is of extreme help. If you get rid of the Old
Testament you have placed yourself on a path that is easily going to
lead you astray...

Romans 15:4 (KJV)
For whatsoever things were WRITTEN AFORETIME WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR
LEARNING, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
have hope.

Romans 4:22-24 (KJV)
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. [23] Now it
was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; [24] But
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

2 Tim. 3:15-17 (KJV)
And that from a child thou hast KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which
are ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH which is IN
CHRIST JESUS. [16] ALL SCRIPTURE is given BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is
PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION IN
RIGHTEOUSNESS: [17] That the man of God MAY BE PERFECT, thoroughly
FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.

2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost.
Post by duke
It shouldn't be. The OT is God introducing himself to his creation, giving them
rules of proper living to go by (10 commandments) and the prophesy of the coming
of a future new way, which the Jews subsequently taught as a Messiah to come.
It is thus only in the appearance of the Lord Jesus that the prophesies of the
OT are shown to have occurred and that he is that future king. Jesus then gave
them a new covenant in his blood.
I chuckle every time I see a protest_ant tv service teachings from the OT. Talk
about a loose screw when it comes to current truth.
Again - you claim God's Word but what you say is completely against It.
Not that the protestants do either -
catholics follow a man and his, and their, imaginations and minimize
God's Word.
Protestants follow each man's imaginations and minimize God's Word.


Malachi 1:6-7 (KJV)
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be
a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear?
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And
ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? [7] Ye offer polluted bread
upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye
say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.


You rather men's imaginations than God's Word.


Luke 6:46 (KJV)
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?


Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

And simply Loving your neighbor as yourself isn't doing the Law when the
Love is by your standard and not God's.

Romans 13:8-10 (KJV)
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that LOVETH
ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW.

[9] For this, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,
THOU SHALT NOT KILL,
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL,
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,
THOU SHALT NOT COVET;

and if there be ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT, it is BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED in
this saying, namely, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. [10] LOVE
WORKETH NO ILL to his neighbour: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE
LAW.

If your working sin then you are not Loving. Sin is the breaking of the Law.

1 John 3:4 (KJV)
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: FOR SIN IS THE
TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
Post by duke
Post by r m
There's lots of tracts around that could be given out (even online
e.g. http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/ ). Otherwise engage with
Christians at a local church, or work colleagues, or family and
friends.
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known
Of course it does, but making him known is not the same as following his
example. Jesus said "follow me", not admit I came. The fulfillment of the OT
prophesies in Jesus is clear.
Jesus did say "follow Me" - He also said to follow Him one had to deny
themselves - and hate their lives. He didn't mean deny yourself in your
way - or hate your life in your way. It must be in His way. And the Law
teaches us righteousness so we know what sin is and what righteousness is.


Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am
not come to destroy, but to fulfil. [18] For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from
the law, till all be fulfilled. [19] Whosoever therefore shall break one
of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. [20] For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
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r m
2012-08-08 22:22:46 UTC
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Post by Michael Joel
Post by r m
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much.  You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end.  The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).
It's takes a village to understand the bible.  Those most guilty of cheating
themselves are the ones that think they can pull it together without expert
testimony form thousands of researchers are only fooling themselves.  Pete is a
classic example of arrogant ignorance.
Wow.
Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
     For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I
in the midst of them.
I don't recall the verses in which it says to go join a group so you can
understand God's Word? I also missed the verses that said thousands of
researchers were needed?
Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
     Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: [8] For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Why are you arguing on behalf of God's Word while at the same time not
even going by It?
As for the large groups with thousands of researchers,
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
     Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
     Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [16] Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even
so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil
fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the
fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
     Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
     Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
[25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a
rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
Post by r m
The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus.  The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.
What? The Old Testament is of extreme help. If you get rid of the Old
Testament you have placed yourself on a path that is easily going to
lead you astray...
Romans 15:4 (KJV)
     For whatsoever things were WRITTEN AFORETIME WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR
LEARNING, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
have hope.
Romans 4:22-24 (KJV)
     And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. [23] Now it
was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; [24] But
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
2 Tim. 3:15-17 (KJV)
     And that from a child thou hast KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which
are ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH which is IN
CHRIST JESUS. [16] ALL SCRIPTURE is given BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is
PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION IN
RIGHTEOUSNESS: [17] That the man of God MAY BE PERFECT, thoroughly
FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.
2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)
     Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost.
My comment was on the basis of a new comer with no exposure to the
Bible. Since it is such a big read before coming to the gospel of our
Lord, the best place to start would be the NT - not discounting the OT
at all.

r
Post by Michael Joel
It shouldn't be.  The OT is God introducing himself to his creation, giving them
rules of proper living to go by (10 commandments) and the prophesy of the coming
of a future new way, which the Jews subsequently taught as a Messiah to come.
It is thus only in the appearance of the Lord Jesus that the prophesies of the
OT are shown to have occurred and that he is that future king.  Jesus then gave
them a new covenant in his blood.
I chuckle every time I see a protest_ant tv service teachings from the OT.  Talk
about a loose screw when it comes to current truth.
Again - you claim God's Word but what you say is completely against It.
Not that the protestants do either -
catholics follow a man and his, and their, imaginations and minimize
God's Word.
Protestants follow each man's imaginations and minimize God's Word.
Malachi 1:6-7 (KJV)
     A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be
a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear?
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And
ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? [7] Ye offer polluted bread
upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye
say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.
You rather men's imaginations than God's Word.
Luke 6:46 (KJV)
     And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
     Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
And simply Loving your neighbor as yourself isn't doing the Law when the
Love is by your standard and not God's.
Romans 13:8-10 (KJV)
     Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that LOVETH
ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW.
[9] For this, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,
THOU SHALT NOT KILL,
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL,
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,
THOU SHALT NOT COVET;
and if there be ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT, it is BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED in
this saying, namely, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. [10] LOVE
WORKETH NO ILL to his neighbour: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE
LAW.
If your working sin then you are not Loving. Sin is the breaking of the Law.
1 John 3:4 (KJV)
     Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: FOR SIN IS THE
TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
Post by r m
There's lots of tracts around that could be given out (even online
e.g.http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/).  Otherwise engage with
Christians at a local church, or work colleagues, or family and
friends.
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known
Of course it does, but making him known is not the same as following his
example.  Jesus said "follow me", not admit I came.  The fulfillment of the OT
prophesies in Jesus is clear.
Jesus did say "follow Me" - He also said to follow Him one had to deny
themselves - and hate their lives. He didn't mean deny yourself in your
way - or hate your life in your way. It must be in His way. And the Law
teaches us righteousness so we know what sin is and what righteousness is.
Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)
     Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am
not come to destroy, but to fulfil. [18] For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from
the law, till all be fulfilled. [19] Whosoever therefore shall break one
of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. [20] For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
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duke
2012-08-09 12:44:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by r m
Post by Michael Joel
Post by r m
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much.  You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end.  The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).
It's takes a village to understand the bible.  Those most guilty of cheating
themselves are the ones that think they can pull it together without expert
testimony form thousands of researchers are only fooling themselves.  Pete is a
classic example of arrogant ignorance.
Wow.
Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
     For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I
in the midst of them.
I don't recall the verses in which it says to go join a group so you can
understand God's Word? I also missed the verses that said thousands of
researchers were needed?
Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
     Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: [8] For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Why are you arguing on behalf of God's Word while at the same time not
even going by It?
As for the large groups with thousands of researchers,
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
     Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
     Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [16] Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even
so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil
fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the
fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
     Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
     Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
[25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a
rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
Post by r m
The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus.  The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.
What? The Old Testament is of extreme help. If you get rid of the Old
Testament you have placed yourself on a path that is easily going to
lead you astray...
Romans 15:4 (KJV)
     For whatsoever things were WRITTEN AFORETIME WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR
LEARNING, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
have hope.
Romans 4:22-24 (KJV)
     And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. [23] Now it
was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; [24] But
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
2 Tim. 3:15-17 (KJV)
     And that from a child thou hast KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which
are ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH which is IN
CHRIST JESUS. [16] ALL SCRIPTURE is given BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is
PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION IN
RIGHTEOUSNESS: [17] That the man of God MAY BE PERFECT, thoroughly
FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.
2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)
     Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost.
My comment was on the basis of a new comer with no exposure to the
Bible. Since it is such a big read before coming to the gospel of our
Lord, the best place to start would be the NT - not discounting the OT
at all.
r
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost people, giving
them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's way, and prophesying the
coming of a new way, which the Jews came to know as a messiah, which technically
is a warrior king that would deliver the Jews back to the prosperity of the
Davidic kingdom prior to the Babylonian exile.

That just goes to show us how important history is to the where's and whyfores
of that which is written in and around God's word.

The arrival of Jesus and the happenings around him certify the fulfillment of
the OT prophesies.

Then the Son of God present as son of man (flesh) demonstrated to us the way to
the heavenly kingdom by way of full and complete love and obedience to the
Father.

The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".

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Andrew W
2012-08-11 03:25:39 UTC
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Post by duke
Post by r m
My comment was on the basis of a new comer with no exposure to the
Bible. Since it is such a big read before coming to the gospel of
our Lord, the best place to start would be the NT - not discounting
the OT at all.
r
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost
people, giving them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's
Bahaha!
The OT god was the old patriarchal god of war and obedience.
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
Post by duke
way, and prophesying the coming of a new way, which the Jews came to
know as a messiah, which technically is a warrior king that would
deliver the Jews back to the prosperity of the Davidic kingdom prior
to the Babylonian exile.
It was the *people* who wanted a 'warrior king', not God!
Post by duke
That just goes to show us how important history is to the where's and
whyfores of that which is written in and around God's word.
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually corrupt.
You'd believe anything duke.
Post by duke
The arrival of Jesus and the happenings around him certify the
fulfillment of the OT prophesies.
No they don't.
Prophesies are usually retrofitted to events to make them fit.
Post by duke
Then the Son of God present as son of man (flesh) demonstrated to us
the way to the heavenly kingdom by way of full and complete love and
obedience to the Father.
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that duke?
Man. Get your head read.
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he was not
about obedience.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-11 12:42:13 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by r m
My comment was on the basis of a new comer with no exposure to the
Bible. Since it is such a big read before coming to the gospel of
our Lord, the best place to start would be the NT - not discounting
the OT at all.
r
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost
people, giving them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's
Bahaha!
The OT god was the old patriarchal god of war and obedience.
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
They are one and the same, aw. The God of love wasn't revealed until Jesus
came.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
way, and prophesying the coming of a new way, which the Jews came to
know as a messiah, which technically is a warrior king that would
deliver the Jews back to the prosperity of the Davidic kingdom prior
to the Babylonian exile.
It was the *people* who wanted a 'warrior king', not God!
Of course. They thought that prophesy was revealing the coming of a warrior
king that would deliver them back to the prosperity they had in the Davidic
kingdom before the Babylonian exile.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
That just goes to show us how important history is to the where's and
whyfores of that which is written in and around God's word.
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually corrupt.
You'd believe anything duke.
But facts are my support.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The arrival of Jesus and the happenings around him certify the
fulfillment of the OT prophesies.
No they don't.
Prophesies are usually retrofitted to events to make them fit.
Not when they are recorded long before the event.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Then the Son of God present as son of man (flesh) demonstrated to us
the way to the heavenly kingdom by way of full and complete love and
obedience to the Father.
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that duke?
Man. Get your head read.
You have the free choice to make and thus receive God's gift or satan's gift.
You have yet to come to grips with what the "free choice" is.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he was not
about obedience.
Of course he was NOT ordering anyone. It's our free choice. And he is the
example of flesh following the Father.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-12 00:29:52 UTC
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On Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:25:39 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost
people, giving them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's
Bahaha!
The OT god was the old patriarchal god of war and obedience.
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
They are one and the same, aw. The God of love wasn't revealed
until Jesus came.
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the previous one?
What was its validity?
Answer. Those ancient people *thought* that was the God of creation.
How can the OT god and Christ be the same individual if they are totally
different in their nature and actions?
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
way, and prophesying the coming of a new way, which the Jews came to
know as a messiah, which technically is a warrior king that would
deliver the Jews back to the prosperity of the Davidic kingdom prior
to the Babylonian exile.
It was the *people* who wanted a 'warrior king', not God!
Of course. They thought that prophesy was revealing the coming of a
warrior king that would deliver them back to the prosperity they had
in the Davidic kingdom before the Babylonian exile.
Yes. They believed that was what God was about.
The new testament brought a truer notion of God.
God isn't jealous and vengeful after all. So there is no hell etc.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
That just goes to show us how important history is to the where's
and whyfores of that which is written in and around God's word.
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually
corrupt. You'd believe anything duke.
But facts are my support.
Facts from religious men? Not really possible. Religious men carry on
beliefs and traditions.

Oh but you call them researchers. Lol.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The arrival of Jesus and the happenings around him certify the
fulfillment of the OT prophesies.
No they don't.
Prophesies are usually retrofitted to events to make them fit.
Not when they are recorded long before the event.
Hmm. Its kind of hard to find that out for sure after this much time.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Then the Son of God present as son of man (flesh) demonstrated to us
the way to the heavenly kingdom by way of full and complete love and
obedience to the Father.
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that
duke? Man. Get your head read.
You have the free choice to make and thus receive God's gift or
satan's gift. You have yet to come to grips with what the "free
choice" is.
Its hard to choose from choices that no human properly understands or can
see for themselves.

Of course most people would choose Christ. He's sounded like a great guy.
But then there's the jealous and vengeful OT god which makes things very
confusing.
Its no wonder most people have trouble with this.
I think we just have too choose over love or violence and forget about gods
and satans.
Confusion leads to no choice.
Best to stay clear of confusing religions like Catholicism.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he
was not about obedience.
Of course he was NOT ordering anyone. It's our free choice. And he
is the example of flesh following the Father.
So God is not about obedience after all then.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-13 20:55:46 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:25:39 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost
people, giving them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's
Bahaha!
The OT god was the old patriarchal god of war and obedience.
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
They are one and the same, aw. The God of love wasn't revealed
until Jesus came.
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the previous one?
What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for eternal
salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the flesh of Jesus Christ.
Post by Andrew W
Answer. Those ancient people *thought* that was the God of creation.
How can the OT god and Christ be the same individual if they are totally
different in their nature and actions?
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
way, and prophesying the coming of a new way, which the Jews came to
know as a messiah, which technically is a warrior king that would
deliver the Jews back to the prosperity of the Davidic kingdom prior
to the Babylonian exile.
It was the *people* who wanted a 'warrior king', not God!
Of course. They thought that prophesy was revealing the coming of a
warrior king that would deliver them back to the prosperity they had
in the Davidic kingdom before the Babylonian exile.
Yes. They believed that was what God was about.
The new testament brought a truer notion of God.
God isn't jealous and vengeful after all. So there is no hell etc.
Only if that's what you want. You get to decide if eternity without God is your
desire by the way you live your life.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
That just goes to show us how important history is to the where's
and whyfores of that which is written in and around God's word.
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually
corrupt. You'd believe anything duke.
But facts are my support.
Facts from religious men? Not really possible. Religious men carry on
beliefs and traditions.
Yep. The man Jesus said to love one another as he loves us. Choose wisely.
Post by Andrew W
Oh but you call them researchers. Lol.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The arrival of Jesus and the happenings around him certify the
fulfillment of the OT prophesies.
No they don't.
Prophesies are usually retrofitted to events to make them fit.
Not when they are recorded long before the event.
Hmm. Its kind of hard to find that out for sure after this much time.
The arrival of the Son of God was all over the OT in prophesy. Jesus became
those prophesies.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Then the Son of God present as son of man (flesh) demonstrated to us
the way to the heavenly kingdom by way of full and complete love and
obedience to the Father.
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that
duke? Man. Get your head read.
You have the free choice to make and thus receive God's gift or
satan's gift. You have yet to come to grips with what the "free
choice" is.
Its hard to choose from choices that no human properly understands or can
see for themselves.
Then it's the natural evil in your heart blocking the way.
Post by Andrew W
Of course most people would choose Christ. He's sounded like a great guy.
Choice is fully demonstrated in our life style, not words out of our lips.
Post by Andrew W
But then there's the jealous and vengeful OT god which makes things very
confusing.
Its no wonder most people have trouble with this.
I think we just have too choose over love or violence and forget about gods
and satans.
Confusion leads to no choice.
Best to stay clear of confusing religions like Catholicism.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he
was not about obedience.
Of course he was NOT ordering anyone. It's our free choice. And he
is the example of flesh following the Father.
So God is not about obedience after all then.
Jesus showed his love in obedience. You better wise up.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-17 23:07:48 UTC
Permalink
On Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:29:52 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
They are one and the same, aw. The God of love wasn't revealed
until Jesus came.
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
Very strange since that's the only thing that can lead
to salvation on both sides.
Sounds more like the devil to me.
You get to decide if eternity without
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible because he's
everywhere.

But if that's all that free choice was about then it would be a bit stupid
and petty wouldn't it?
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually
corrupt. You'd believe anything duke.
But facts are my support.
Facts from religious men? Not really possible. Religious men carry
on beliefs and traditions.
Yep. The man Jesus said to love one another as he loves us. Choose wisely.
So then start loving people in this group.
Practice what you preach duke.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that
duke? Man. Get your head read.
You have the free choice to make and thus receive God's gift or
satan's gift. You have yet to come to grips with what the "free
choice" is.
Its hard to choose from choices that no human properly understands
or can see for themselves.
Then it's the natural evil in your heart blocking the way.
Or maybe you and your church understood it wrong.
Post by Andrew W
Of course most people would choose Christ. He's sounded like a great guy.
Choice is fully demonstrated in our life style, not words out of our lips.
Your choice and lifestyle reflects totally buying into everything an old
religion says.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he
was not about obedience.
Of course he was NOT ordering anyone. It's our free choice. And he
is the example of flesh following the Father.
So God is not about obedience after all then.
Jesus showed his love in obedience. You better wise up.
That's your interpretation of Christ.
If you only want to be obedient and never amount to anything but a robot or
puppy dog then that's your choice.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-19 21:18:17 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:29:52 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The NT god was the god of peace and love.
They were virtually diametrically opposite!
One was essentially a false one by the ancient Hebrews etc.
They are one and the same, aw. The God of love wasn't revealed
until Jesus came.
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to sound
intelligent?
Post by Andrew W
Very strange since that's the only thing that can lead
to salvation on both sides.
Sounds more like the devil to me.
You get to decide if eternity without
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible because he's
everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Post by Andrew W
But if that's all that free choice was about then it would be a bit stupid
and petty wouldn't it?
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Lol. Fool.
History is written by the victors, and the victors are usually
corrupt. You'd believe anything duke.
But facts are my support.
Facts from religious men? Not really possible. Religious men carry
on beliefs and traditions.
Yep. The man Jesus said to love one another as he loves us. Choose wisely.
So then start loving people in this group.
Practice what you preach duke.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Obedience? Bahahah!
That goes against free will and choice! Didn't you realise that
duke? Man. Get your head read.
You have the free choice to make and thus receive God's gift or
satan's gift. You have yet to come to grips with what the "free
choice" is.
Its hard to choose from choices that no human properly understands
or can see for themselves.
Then it's the natural evil in your heart blocking the way.
Or maybe you and your church understood it wrong.
Post by Andrew W
Of course most people would choose Christ. He's sounded like a great guy.
Choice is fully demonstrated in our life style, not words out of our lips.
Your choice and lifestyle reflects totally buying into everything an old
religion says.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
The flesh of Jesus said to other flesh "follow me".
Jesus wasn't ordering anyone. Read verses about him to see that he
was not about obedience.
Of course he was NOT ordering anyone. It's our free choice. And he
is the example of flesh following the Father.
So God is not about obedience after all then.
Jesus showed his love in obedience. You better wise up.
That's your interpretation of Christ.
If you only want to be obedient and never amount to anything but a robot or
puppy dog then that's your choice.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-19 22:42:49 UTC
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On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to sound
intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war and
subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't make that
simple realisation.
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-20 12:12:36 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to sound
intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Post by Andrew W
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war and
subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't make that
simple realisation.
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first born sons and had
them for lunch. That was the ways up to the time of Abraham.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-20 12:33:32 UTC
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:42:49 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to sound
intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood innately by
any human. If we were made in God's image then it is inside each of us
already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
Post by Andrew W
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war and
subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't make
that simple realisation.
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first born
sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the time of
Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.
I'm a child because *you* don't know the meaning of words???
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-20 18:25:31 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:42:49 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to sound
intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood innately by
any human. If we were made in God's image then it is inside each of us
already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the central idea.
God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to Jesus on the cross. And the
purpose of Jesus on the cross was to demonstrate eternal salvation thru
obedience to God.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war and
subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't make
that simple realisation.
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first born
sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the time of
Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.
I'm a child because *you* don't know the meaning of words???
I know the story, and you don't.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-20 21:47:45 UTC
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:42:49 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to
sound intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have things
exactly right?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war
and subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't
make that simple realisation.
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first born
sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the time of
Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
Your position and that of other fundy's is that that can't happen in
your/their own religion.
That's the effect that religions can have on people's minds, and worship of
a deity is what leads to it. That's why as Christ said its better to love
one another (than to worship an invisible entity).
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.
I'm a child because *you* don't know the meaning of words???
I know the story, and you don't.
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the meaning of
the words used.
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and interpretations of
ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that you've magically got it all
down pat. That's arrogance and self-righteousness. You've stopped searching
for the truth, just like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the
truth is a life long process. God won't have you and them in his house
that's for sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-21 11:34:18 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:42:49 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:07:48 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
The God of 'love' was revealed?? Then what on earth was the
previous one? What was its validity?
<sigh> The God of the OT did not reveal love as a criteria for
eternal salvation. That didn't come until God came to us in the
flesh of Jesus Christ.
He didn't reveal love? Why not?
That came with Jesus. Just how ignorant are you as you try to
sound intelligent?
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have things
exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Its clear that the OT God was not a god of love but a god of war
and subjugation, but you and other religious bumpkins just can't
make that simple realisation.
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first born
sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the time of
Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
That's always been the case. As mankind has matured, mankind grew in wisdom and
knowledge and now understands that there is only one God and that God has a
message for us to live a life of love for one another. That central theme is
found throughout the whole bible - demonstrating paganism moving to the chosen
people to the Christian. And God told us we now have it all - there are no
more directions coming. We are matured, knowledgeable and live in wisdom.
Post by Andrew W
Your position and that of other fundy's is that that can't happen in
your/their own religion.
That's the effect that religions can have on people's minds, and worship of
a deity is what leads to it. That's why as Christ said its better to love
one another (than to worship an invisible entity).
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You get to decide if eternity without
Post by duke
God is your desire by the way you live your life.
Being truly without God in this universe of God is not possible
because he's everywhere.
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.
I'm a child because *you* don't know the meaning of words???
I know the story, and you don't.
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the meaning of
the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Post by Andrew W
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and interpretations of
ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that you've magically got it all
down pat. That's arrogance and self-righteousness. You've stopped searching
for the truth, just like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the
truth is a life long process. God won't have you and them in his house
that's for sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings from old to
new to validate that I'm moving in the right direction.


The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-21 23:21:06 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:47:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't claim that
you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God demands obedience or
not etc.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first
born sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the
time of Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
That's always been the case. As mankind has matured, mankind grew in
wisdom and knowledge and now understands that there is only one God
and that God has a message for us to live a life of love for one
another. That central theme is found throughout the whole bible -
demonstrating paganism moving to the chosen people to the Christian.
And God told us we now have it all - there are no more directions
coming. We are matured, knowledgeable and live in wisdom.
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands obedience, and
asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off our
choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen to obey
certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every Sunday?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Now that's something a child would push.
Do you know the meaning of the word omnipresent? Obviously you don't.
Yep, you are a child.
I'm a child because *you* don't know the meaning of words???
I know the story, and you don't.
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
So basically you think yourself more mature and smart than a biblical
scholar? How arrogant of you.
Post by Andrew W
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and
interpretations of ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that
you've magically got it all down pat. That's arrogance and
self-righteousness. You've stopped searching for the truth, just
like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the truth is a life
long process. God won't have you and them in his house that's for
sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old beliefs of the
ancient peoples???
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-22 11:12:44 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:47:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't claim that
you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God demands obedience or
not etc.
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions
with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he
was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned
obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source
of eternal salvation for all who obey him
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first
born sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the
time of Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
That's always been the case. As mankind has matured, mankind grew in
wisdom and knowledge and now understands that there is only one God
and that God has a message for us to live a life of love for one
another. That central theme is found throughout the whole bible -
demonstrating paganism moving to the chosen people to the Christian.
And God told us we now have it all - there are no more directions
coming. We are matured, knowledgeable and live in wisdom.
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands obedience, and
asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off our
choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen to obey
certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every Sunday?
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions
with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he
was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned
obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source
of eternal salvation for all who obey him
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
They why did the say otherwise?
Post by Andrew W
So basically you think yourself more mature and smart than a biblical
scholar? How arrogant of you.
Post by Andrew W
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and
interpretations of ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that
you've magically got it all down pat. That's arrogance and
self-righteousness. You've stopped searching for the truth, just
like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the truth is a life
long process. God won't have you and them in his house that's for
sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old beliefs of the
ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-22 21:57:31 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:21:06 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:47:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't
claim that you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God
demands obedience or not etc.
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first
born sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the
time of Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
That's always been the case. As mankind has matured, mankind grew in
wisdom and knowledge and now understands that there is only one God
and that God has a message for us to live a life of love for one
another. That central theme is found throughout the whole bible -
demonstrating paganism moving to the chosen people to the Christian.
And God told us we now have it all - there are no more directions
coming. We are matured, knowledgeable and live in wisdom.
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands
obedience, and asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a
cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off
our choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen
to obey certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every
Sunday?
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
They why did the say otherwise?
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear you've
never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical scholar in your life.
Do you even know what a scholar is? From your responses I really doubt it.
Same goes for about fifty other words of the English language.
Post by Andrew W
So basically you think yourself more mature and smart than a biblical
scholar? How arrogant of you.
Post by Andrew W
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and
interpretations of ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that
you've magically got it all down pat. That's arrogance and
self-righteousness. You've stopped searching for the truth, just
like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the truth is a life
long process. God won't have you and them in his house that's for
sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old beliefs
of the ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?
In many case one cannot rely on mainstream history books, especially
religious ones, because many history books are written by the victors. They
write them in whatever fashion favours their beliefs and edicts.
Research of multiple sources is the only way to find out real truth in this
world.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-23 11:42:13 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:21:06 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:47:45 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:33:32 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Love should have been there from the start if it was a God of love.
You can't teach a cave man to use a cell phone.
Rubbish. Love is not complex. It can be received and understood
innately by any human. If we were made in God's image then it is
inside each of us already.
You're just trying to make up excuses to justify the false OT god figure.
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was to
demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't
claim that you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God
demands obedience or not etc.
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.

No wonder you're so lost.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
And before God made his presence known, men bbq'ed their first
born sons and had them for lunch. That was the ways up to the
time of Abraham.
That's because they were misled in the first place.
They were pagans. Their god was a pagan god.
Which proves and goes to show that people *can* get things wrong about God.
That's always been the case. As mankind has matured, mankind grew in
wisdom and knowledge and now understands that there is only one God
and that God has a message for us to live a life of love for one
another. That central theme is found throughout the whole bible -
demonstrating paganism moving to the chosen people to the Christian.
And God told us we now have it all - there are no more directions
coming. We are matured, knowledgeable and live in wisdom.
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands
obedience, and asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a
cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off
our choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen
to obey certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every
Sunday?
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Another way of saying it's all over your head.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
They why did the say otherwise?
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear you've
never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical scholar in your life.
Do you even know what a scholar is? From your responses I really doubt it.
Same goes for about fifty other words of the English language.
Shall I post that list of all the early church fathers for you again?
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
So basically you think yourself more mature and smart than a biblical
scholar? How arrogant of you.
Post by Andrew W
And that's just the start of it.
Biblical scholars still struggle today with meanings and
interpretations of ancient accounts, but you somehow imagine that
you've magically got it all down pat. That's arrogance and
self-righteousness. You've stopped searching for the truth, just
like the protestant fundy's have. Searching for the truth is a life
long process. God won't have you and them in his house that's for
sure. God only wants humble and seeking people.
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old beliefs
of the ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?
In many case one cannot rely on mainstream history books, especially
religious ones, because many history books are written by the victors.
Then you must deny all historical books.
Post by Andrew W
They
write them in whatever fashion favours their beliefs and edicts.
Research of multiple sources is the only way to find out real truth in this
world.
The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-23 21:40:28 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was
to demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't
claim that you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God
demands obedience or not etc.
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?

If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write something
about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands
obedience, and asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a
cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off
our choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen
to obey certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every
Sunday?
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Another way of saying it's all over your head.
No, its all gone over your head, you just don't have the brains to realise
it.
You've chosen to live in a biblical fantasy land just like the protestant
Bible thumpers in your part of America.
I've analysed the words and actions of you Bible thumpers and Catholics and
you're all living in a kind of fantasy land imagining that God said this and
God said that. You all contradict each other constantly and say the most
naive and sometimes silly things. Its really sad to watch.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
They why did the say otherwise?
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear
you've never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical scholar
in your life. Do you even know what a scholar is? From your
responses I really doubt it. Same goes for about fifty other words
of the English language.
Shall I post that list of all the early church fathers for you again?
Are church fathers scholars? Can you prove that?
Find out what the word scholar means before mouthing off about it. You have
access to dictionaries.
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right
direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old
beliefs of the ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?
In many case one cannot rely on mainstream history books, especially
religious ones, because many history books are written by the
victors.
Then you must deny all historical books.
Of course not all. Study and discernment is needed to determine truth with
everything.
But just accepting as 100% true all history books or anything in this world
is very naive and foolish.
No wonder there are so many sects and denominations in Christianity. There's
no discernment or critical thinking there what so ever. Its all just
personal fantasy.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-24 11:50:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
All that means is that you never read the bible and followed the
central idea. God brought man from pagan bbq "son" to bbq ram to
Jesus on the cross. And the purpose of Jesus on the cross was
to demonstrate eternal salvation thru obedience to God.
Have you ever considered the possibility that you might not have
things exactly right?
Yep, for 20 years, and then I found the truth.
You found the truth on one thing and that's love, but you can't
claim that you've found the truth regarding hell and whether God
demands obedience or not etc.
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write something
about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us. God slowly led mankind away from paganism to
Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained in us, and so
our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i were a fighter pilot, I'm
probably related my understanding of God's message in the language of a fighter
pilot. And now you know.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Yet don't you still believe the *old* belief that God demands
obedience, and asked Christ to die horribly and unlovingly on a
cross etc.?
And don't you also believe that at our death God suddenly cuts off
our choices and abandons us in an eternal fire if we haven't chosen
to obey certain old rules and do certain rituals in a church every
Sunday?
Hebrews 5:7-9 (New International Version)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and
petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him
from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and,
once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Another way of saying it's all over your head.
No, its all gone over your head, you just don't have the brains to realise
it.
And you clearly don't have the knowledge to correct me.
Post by Andrew W
You've chosen to live in a biblical fantasy land just like the protestant
Bible thumpers in your part of America.
I've analysed the words and actions of you Bible thumpers and Catholics and
you're all living in a kind of fantasy land imagining that God said this and
God said that. You all contradict each other constantly and say the most
naive and sometimes silly things. Its really sad to watch.
God said "love one another as I have loved you". John 13:34. End of story.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
You can't know the proper story until you know and understand the
meaning of the words used.
More children's mentality coming out in your words.
Yet a biblical scholar would say pretty much what I just said.
They why did the say otherwise?
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear
you've never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical scholar
in your life. Do you even know what a scholar is? From your
responses I really doubt it. Same goes for about fifty other words
of the English language.
Shall I post that list of all the early church fathers for you again?
Are church fathers scholars? Can you prove that?
Find out what the word scholar means before mouthing off about it. You have
access to dictionaries.
Main Entry:schol£ar
1 : a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher : PUPIL
2 a : a person who has done advanced study in a special field b : a learned
person
3 : a holder of a scholarship

Wow, these nailed it. The Church Fathers were definitely that.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
I didn't figure it out for myself. I have a plethora of writings
from old to new to validate that I'm moving in the right
direction.
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old
beliefs of the ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?
In many case one cannot rely on mainstream history books, especially
religious ones, because many history books are written by the victors.
Then you must deny all historical books.
Of course not all. Study and discernment is needed to determine truth with
everything.
Right, and now you know

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
Andrew W
2012-08-25 00:51:32 UTC
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On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:40:28 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write
something about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us.
Then the Bible is not God's word is it.
God slowly led mankind away from paganism
to Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained
in us, and so our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i
were a fighter pilot, I'm probably related my understanding of God's
message in the language of a fighter pilot. And now you know.
Yet you still believe in some of the ancient people's beliefs like obedience
and eternal hell and paganish ideas like eating Christ's flesh etc.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Another way of saying it's all over your head.
No, its all gone over your head, you just don't have the brains to
realise it.
And you clearly don't have the knowledge to correct me.
I do have knowledge.
You don't know what knowledge is so you don't recognise it.
You think knowledge is just a religion's old beliefs.

Take this religious quiz to see how much knowledge you really have about
Christianity and the Bible etc.
http://tinyurl.com/3f6p22t
Most Catholics only get about 14.7 out of 32 answers right.
The highest scores are by atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons with
about 20.9 average.
My score was 24.
Post by Andrew W
You've chosen to live in a biblical fantasy land just like the
protestant Bible thumpers in your part of America.
I've analysed the words and actions of you Bible thumpers and
Catholics and you're all living in a kind of fantasy land imagining
that God said this and God said that. You all contradict each other
constantly and say the most naive and sometimes silly things. Its
really sad to watch.
God said "love one another as I have loved you". John 13:34. End of story.
Then follow it!
But wrong. Jesus said that, not God. But only in one or two places in the
whole of the NT. Obviously even he didn't consider it that important.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear
you've never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical
scholar in your life. Do you even know what a scholar is? From
your responses I really doubt it. Same goes for about fifty other
words of the English language.
Shall I post that list of all the early church fathers for you again?
Are church fathers scholars? Can you prove that?
Find out what the word scholar means before mouthing off about it.
You have access to dictionaries.
Main Entry:schol£ar
1 : a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher : PUPIL
2 a : a person who has done advanced study in a special field b : a
learned person
3 : a holder of a scholarship
Wow, these nailed it. The Church Fathers were definitely that.
That's only a general definition. Its not quite as simple as that.
Biblical scholars study the Bible objectively and critically. That's true
biblical scholarship.
Priests, especially Catholic, only study established dogmas that are
approved by the church. Big difference. If they don't then they risk
excommunication.

How many actual official biblical scholars are there named in the Vatican?
I think none.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by Andrew W
You rely on old writings? You mean the ones based on the old
beliefs of the ancient peoples???
Do you believe a written history book?
In many case one cannot rely on mainstream history books,
especially religious ones, because many history books are written
by the victors.
Then you must deny all historical books.
Of course not all. Study and discernment is needed to determine
truth with everything.
Right, and now you know
?
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
•R.Measures
2012-08-25 05:39:21 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:40:28 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write
something about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us.
Then the Bible is not God's word is it.
God slowly led mankind away from paganism
to Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained
in us, and so our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i
were a fighter pilot, I'm probably related my understanding of God's
message in the language of a fighter pilot. And now you know.
Yet you still believe in some of the ancient people's beliefs like obedience
and eternal hell and paganish ideas like eating Christ's flesh etc.
€€€ Ritual cannibalism was practiced by pagan religions centuries before
Christians adopted it late in the 4th Century.
Andrew W
2012-08-25 09:07:44 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:40:28 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write
something about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are
simply 'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us.
Then the Bible is not God's word is it.
God slowly led mankind away from paganism
to Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained
in us, and so our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i
were a fighter pilot, I'm probably related my understanding of God's
message in the language of a fighter pilot. And now you know.
Yet you still believe in some of the ancient people's beliefs like
obedience and eternal hell and paganish ideas like eating Christ's
flesh etc.
??? Ritual cannibalism was practiced by pagan religions centuries
before Christians adopted it late in the 4th Century.
Of course.
It was adopted by the RCC (in a modified form) because it was still a
popular idea with the people at the time.
The church always stuck to known good formulas to keep their membership
high. Never mind what the truth might have been, just whatever keeps the
sheeple coming back.
--
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon
the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo
da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
duke
2012-08-25 13:00:01 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:40:28 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write
something about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us.
Then the Bible is not God's word is it.
God slowly led mankind away from paganism
to Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained
in us, and so our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i
were a fighter pilot, I'm probably related my understanding of God's
message in the language of a fighter pilot. And now you know.
Yet you still believe in some of the ancient people's beliefs like obedience
and eternal hell and paganish ideas like eating Christ's flesh etc.
€€€ Ritual cannibalism was practiced by pagan religions centuries before
Christians adopted it late in the 4th Century.
It wasn't ritual then. They actually bbq'ed their own first born sons. That's
exactly what Abraham, the first actual man mentioned in the bible, was setting
out to do when God stopped him and substituted a ram in Isaac's place.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************

duke
2012-08-25 12:58:04 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:40:28 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:31 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
What's your point? That was that author's opinion.
Inspired of God.
Lets look at the issue more carefully. What does the word inspire mean?
If you see someone do something great and you're inspired to write
something about it then are you using that person's words?
Of course not, you're using your own words and ideas. You are simply
'inspired'.
What you and other Bible thumpers are thinking of is more called
'dictation'. That's not what makes up the scriptures.
God did not dictate to us.
Then the Bible is not God's word is it.
God slowly led mankind away from paganism
to Christianity, the faith of love. God's love is deeply ingrained
in us, and so our actions and words begin to reflect love. Now if i
were a fighter pilot, I'm probably related my understanding of God's
message in the language of a fighter pilot. And now you know.
Yet you still believe in some of the ancient people's beliefs like obedience
and eternal hell and paganish ideas like eating Christ's flesh etc.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Again you haven't answered with anything remarkable or useful.
Another way of saying it's all over your head.
No, its all gone over your head, you just don't have the brains to
realise it.
And you clearly don't have the knowledge to correct me.
I do have knowledge.
You don't know what knowledge is so you don't recognise it.
You think knowledge is just a religion's old beliefs.
Take this religious quiz to see how much knowledge you really have about
Christianity and the Bible etc.
http://tinyurl.com/3f6p22t
Most Catholics only get about 14.7 out of 32 answers right.
The highest scores are by atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons with
about 20.9 average.
My score was 24.
Post by Andrew W
You've chosen to live in a biblical fantasy land just like the
protestant Bible thumpers in your part of America.
I've analysed the words and actions of you Bible thumpers and
Catholics and you're all living in a kind of fantasy land imagining
that God said this and God said that. You all contradict each other
constantly and say the most naive and sometimes silly things. Its
really sad to watch.
God said "love one another as I have loved you". John 13:34. End of story.
Then follow it!
I do. You don't.
Post by Andrew W
But wrong. Jesus said that, not God. But only in one or two places in the
whole of the NT. Obviously even he didn't consider it that important.
It was such a major statement that he referred to it as a new Commandment.
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Post by Andrew W
Huh? You mean why did they say otherwise? They didn't. Its clear
you've never even spoken with or read anything by a biblical
scholar in your life. Do you even know what a scholar is? From
your responses I really doubt it. Same goes for about fifty other
words of the English language.
Shall I post that list of all the early church fathers for you again?
Are church fathers scholars? Can you prove that?
Find out what the word scholar means before mouthing off about it.
You have access to dictionaries.
Main Entry:schol£ar
1 : a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher : PUPIL
2 a : a person who has done advanced study in a special field b : a
learned person
3 : a holder of a scholarship
Wow, these nailed it. The Church Fathers were definitely that.
That's only a general definition. Its not quite as simple as that.
Well, you mentioned the dictionary, so I used one.
Post by Andrew W
Biblical scholars study the Bible objectively and critically. That's true
biblical scholarship.
Priests, especially Catholic, only study established dogmas that are
approved by the church. Big difference. If they don't then they risk
excommunication.
Dogmas are not established by the Chruch. Doctrine is. Dogma are those truths
that God actually gave to mankind.
Post by Andrew W
How many actual official biblical scholars are there named in the Vatican?
I think none.
You're blowing smoke up your own ass now, aw. The Church is heavy with people
with doctorate degrees that study, teach and research the entire history of the
Christian world. You can't win with that line of mistakes.

The dukester, American - American
********************************************
A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
rolling thunder guide your decision at the
ballot box to put an end to Imperial Obama.
May God bless America.
********************************************
•R.Measures
2012-08-11 14:34:09 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
Post by duke
Post by r m
My comment was on the basis of a new comer with no exposure to the
Bible. Since it is such a big read before coming to the gospel of
our Lord, the best place to start would be the NT - not discounting
the OT at all.
r
Right. The OT is essentially God introducing himself to his lost
people, giving them a set of rules (10 commandments) for living God's
Bahaha!
The OT god was the old patriarchal god of war and obedience....
*** There it is again Andrew.
duke
2012-08-09 12:36:53 UTC
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Post by Michael Joel
Post by duke
Post by r m
Post by duke
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much. You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
If the enquirer has never seen a Bible before, it would be daunting to
pick it up from beginning to end. The churches I've been to simply
hand out one of the Gospels (e.g. Luke in contemporary English) or
possibly a New Testament (which the Gideons do admirably).
It's takes a village to understand the bible. Those most guilty of cheating
themselves are the ones that think they can pull it together without expert
testimony form thousands of researchers are only fooling themselves. Pete is a
classic example of arrogant ignorance.
Wow.
Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I
in the midst of them.
I don't recall the verses in which it says to go join a group so you can
understand God's Word? I also missed the verses that said thousands of
researchers were needed?
Yet, the bible (such as the NT itself) is a committee decision on which books to
include and which not to basis being in full accord with the words, actions and
teaching of Jesus.

They are the research experts that know how the NT dovetails into the OT. The
NT is the certification, for instance, that Jesus is the messiah because he
fulfilled the prophesies of the OT. Now since the time of Jesus, millions of
man hours of biblical research has been performed, evaluated, studied, written
etc in certifying the accuracy of the bible.

No man by himself could even scratch the glass without such help. That's a
major knowledge problem for bible readers. They can try, but they just don't
have what it takes to pull it all together. That is highly evident in their
"settling on 1 or 2 verses in the bible" as being gospel. And that's a major
error on their part. One must take the entirety of the bible into consideration
to even come close to understanding God's call to us.

One thing is clear. Any man that claims to know the bible can't possibly be
anything but Roman Catholic.
Post by Michael Joel
Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: [8] For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And what is given? What you want or what God knows you need?
Post by Michael Joel
Why are you arguing on behalf of God's Word while at the same time not
even going by It?
You have an impossible task ahead of you to make that case.
Post by Michael Joel
As for the large groups with thousands of researchers,
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [16] Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even
so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil
fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the
fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
[25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a
rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
Post by duke
Post by r m
The principal reason for a Gospel is that the enquirer must decide
what to do with the Person of Jesus. The OT isn't that helpful in
that regard.
What? The Old Testament is of extreme help. If you get rid of the Old
Testament you have placed yourself on a path that is easily going to
lead you astray...
You don't understand. God is one to the Jew. God became seen as a trinity to
the Christian.
Post by Michael Joel
Romans 15:4 (KJV)
For whatsoever things were WRITTEN AFORETIME WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR
LEARNING, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
have hope.
Romans 4:22-24 (KJV)
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. [23] Now it
was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; [24] But
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
2 Tim. 3:15-17 (KJV)
And that from a child thou hast KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which
are ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH which is IN
CHRIST JESUS. [16] ALL SCRIPTURE is given BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is
PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION IN
RIGHTEOUSNESS: [17] That the man of God MAY BE PERFECT, thoroughly
FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.
2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost.
Post by duke
It shouldn't be. The OT is God introducing himself to his creation, giving them
rules of proper living to go by (10 commandments) and the prophesy of the coming
of a future new way, which the Jews subsequently taught as a Messiah to come.
It is thus only in the appearance of the Lord Jesus that the prophesies of the
OT are shown to have occurred and that he is that future king. Jesus then gave
them a new covenant in his blood.
I chuckle every time I see a protest_ant tv service teachings from the OT. Talk
about a loose screw when it comes to current truth.
Again - you claim God's Word but what you say is completely against It.
No, it's not. I telling you what is thanks to both OT and NT.
Post by Michael Joel
Not that the protestants do either -
catholics follow a man and his, and their, imaginations and minimize
God's Word.
Protestants follow each man's imaginations and minimize God's Word.
Catholics are fully in accord with everything in the OT and NT. Most
protest_ants don't even know there's 4 gospels. They have never read them.
Post by Michael Joel
Malachi 1:6-7 (KJV)
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be
a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear?
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And
ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? [7] Ye offer polluted bread
upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye
say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.
You rather men's imaginations than God's Word.
Luke 6:46 (KJV)
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Protest_ants don't understand "Jesus' call to follow him".
Post by Michael Joel
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in
heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
And simply Loving your neighbor as yourself isn't doing the Law when the
Love is by your standard and not God's.
John 13:34 disagrees with you.
Post by Michael Joel
Romans 13:8-10 (KJV)
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that LOVETH
ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW.
And some protest_ant churches allow the members to judge other members. How
unchristian.
Post by Michael Joel
[9] For this, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,
THOU SHALT NOT KILL,
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL,
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,
THOU SHALT NOT COVET;
and if there be ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT, it is BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED in
this saying, namely, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. [10] LOVE
WORKETH NO ILL to his neighbour: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE
LAW.
If your working sin then you are not Loving. Sin is the breaking of the Law.
Sin is worst than that. To sin is to tell God you are his equal and will make
decisions re right v wrong. See adam and eve. The classical example - God said
"do not" and they said "we'll decide".
Post by Michael Joel
1 John 3:4 (KJV)
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: FOR SIN IS THE
TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
Post by duke
Post by r m
There's lots of tracts around that could be given out (even online
e.g. http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/ ). Otherwise engage with
Christians at a local church, or work colleagues, or family and
friends.
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known
Of course it does, but making him known is not the same as following his
example. Jesus said "follow me", not admit I came. The fulfillment of the OT
prophesies in Jesus is clear.
Jesus did say "follow Me" - He also said to follow Him one had to deny
themselves - and hate their lives. He didn't mean deny yourself in your
way - or hate your life in your way. It must be in His way. And the Law
teaches us righteousness so we know what sin is and what righteousness is.
Of course. Mat 25:31-46 is an excellent follow on to John 13:34. Most
protest_ants don't know that because they don't read the gospels.
Post by Michael Joel
Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am
not come to destroy, but to fulfil. [18] For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from
the law, till all be fulfilled. [19] Whosoever therefore shall break one
of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. [20] For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
The dukester, American - American
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Pete
2012-08-08 19:54:31 UTC
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But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known "A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another; by this shall all men
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "
I'm not right, the word of God is. This intrinsic truth should be
associated with Christ Jesus, not me.
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r m
2012-08-08 22:16:26 UTC
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Post by r m
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known "A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another; by this shall all men
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "
I'm not right, the word of God is. This intrinsic truth should be
associated with Christ Jesus, not me.
No worries. Just giving due credit for bringing this passage to our
attention in recent times.
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duke
2012-08-09 12:44:55 UTC
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Post by r m
But Pete is right that the way we live does heaps towards making Him
known "A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another; by this shall all men
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "
I'm not right, the word of God is. This intrinsic truth should be
associated with Christ Jesus, not me.
AMEN to that.

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Michael Joel
2012-08-08 18:58:05 UTC
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Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much. You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
Sounded like righteous advice. Seek God and aks of Him.

But you appear believe on relying on man to get understanding so to you
it wouldn't. You seek man and ask of him.
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duke
2012-08-09 12:46:44 UTC
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On Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:58:05 -0400, Michael Joel
Post by Michael Joel
Post by duke
Post by Pete
You don't have a lot of questions mostly arguments.
The easiest way to resolve what you are arguing about is to get yourself a
copy of the bible. Something like the NKJV, and start at the beginning and
read it through. It would be far easier and less time then jumping around
all over the place.
I would recommend before you read to ask the God of the Bible to reveal
Himself to you before each session. If you read it straight through you
will start to see patterns developing. Also, if something just seems to
strange of far out, stop and ask Him for the info.
Sorry, but that is the best I can do for now.
Which is not much. You neither are capable of teaching or preaching.
Sounded like righteous advice. Seek God and aks of Him.
No - seek God and FOLLOW his son.
Post by Michael Joel
But you appear believe on relying on man to get understanding so to you
it wouldn't. You seek man and ask of him.
Our guide was a man of flesh some 2000 years ago. He was the only flesh to
avoid sin. Heb 4:15. He said "follow me".

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duke
2012-08-05 13:09:16 UTC
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Post by Pete
When parents have an errant child, yes they try to help the child
help themselves. There comes a time when the cord must be cut if
they truly love their child. Otherwise they enable the wrong that
they do until it grows to a point where something so heinous
happens that the law sticks them in jail for life or worse yet
terminates their life. Is that Love? No, true love kicks them out,
lets them hit rockbottom, and hopefully speedily, so that they will
return to the family for help in straightening out. This time you
can be fairly certain the kid wants to straighten it out.
There is God and satan speaking to you. Satan is up to no good and
will slyly pull you away from God, little by little until he has you
under his control. Oh Yes, satan is here and all his minions. God is
always trying to talk to you as well, but satan pushes his way
through. If you chose the side of satan (or by default you do it)
you are siding with the devil.
Chose whom you wish to serve, there is no middle ground. You have
shown you understand enough for judgment even at this moment.
What makes you think satan is speaking to me? Is it somehow evil to
question the Christian religion's beliefs? But how can one choose
satan if one hasn't even met him and doesn't know him? And why would
they have to? Its a silly and pointless ultimatum to be forced to
choose between two unseen entities that we can't see or get to know.
What made you focus on Satan? I stated God and satan. It is not evil
to question. Oh both are there, denying their existence is the unreal
part. It is just like drugs talking to the user, it isn't the drug
talking it is satan.
I don't deny either of those two concepts. And that's what they are,
dualistic concepts that are components of all of our conscious make up as
humans on this planet.
Christianity has personified them into single individuals and passed on
stories about them in ancient traditions.
Really!! LIke loving one another as Jesus loves us.
Post by Andrew W
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Post by Andrew W
And why would we be condemned to hell forever? What if we change and
get "straightened out" and want to come back to God? Why doesn't he
let us back? And why can't we just live on our own planet somewhere
if we don't want to live with God? You haven't really answered much
so far. Can't you see that this all sounds really base and sus and
can't be rational reality?
You are condemned forever because you trampled on the sacrifice of
Jesus and His shed blood. The price He paid so that you could enjoy
freedom and happiness.
Why forever?
Your forever is declared by you at the moment you die. It's your final
position. There is no more decision time available.
Post by Andrew W
But don't you think the scape goat story of Jesus having to *pay* for a
wrong on our behalf is a bit silly, given that it takes away our
self-responsibility?
And why does blood need to come into the equation?
Its pretty clear that this is all ancient Hebrew animal slaughter/sacrifice
tradition and not spirituality at all.
The key is unquestioned obedience to God thus reflected in blood of the cross.
Post by Andrew W
How would shedding innocent blood resolve a problem? Clearly its just to
satisfy the wrath of an angry Hebrew god figure that's no more.
Doesn't it strike you as even slightly odd that a loving creator would need
animal or human blood to satisfy his anger like an angry mafia boss or
something?
And why would God get angry and frustrated over something that he himself
carefully planned and created?
I think its high time humanity started questioning these old religious
beliefs instead of just accepting them century after century.
Post by Pete
As to this being real? Been there, done that, found out it is real,
totally real, really real. That spiritual is forever to life, to
death. Now wishing I had decided this way much earlier. This is
experience speaking.
We all have experiences that register to us as very real.
People belonging to cults including Islam say the very same things. They
also swear that their beliefs are totally 100% real.
Yes, they do, but not a word about loving one another as Jesus loves us, and he
died on the cross out of demonstrated obedience to God out of love for us.
Post by Andrew W
Have you actually experienced a wrathful god wanting blood and payment? I
doubt it very much.
I'm not saying here there is no God, just not a angry and wrathful one who
callously abandons his creations forever without any chance of reprieve.
That was clearly just used to scare people straight, and in some cases it
worked, except for the truly evil who don't believe in it. Unfortunately
they're the ones who really needed it.
The dukester, American - American
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A vote for obama is a vote for the end of
democracy in America as we know it. Let the
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May God bless America.
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duke
2012-08-04 12:26:24 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
The problem with the Christian God.
For starters: none.
Post by Andrew W
Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that Adam
and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and mistakenly
picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God has shown very
little if any real caring or love towards humanity (except for some lip
service in the Christian Bible).
Wow, put your eye balls back in.
Post by Andrew W
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that he would
even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for not believing,
repenting and worshipping him, which is quite monstrous and silly when you
think about it.
In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst parent ever.
He is THE role model for human parenthood.

AW, have you ever in your life tried to study or research your words before you
vomit them on the net?

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2012-08-25 11:34:04 UTC
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Post by Andrew W
The problem with the Christian God.
Since that alleged infamous day (according to the famous story) that Adam
and Eve got confused by the serpent in the Garden Of Eden and mistakenly
picked a fruit from a tree, the Christian version of God has shown very
little if any real caring or love towards humanity (except for some lip
service in the Christian Bible).
He has shown only callousness and harsh judgement. So callous that he would
even let everyone burn in a hell for all eternity just for not believing,
repenting and worshipping him, which is quite monstrous and silly when you
think about it.
In fact if God was a human parent, he would be by far the worst parent ever.
Even human parents go out of their way to save their children from the
slightest harm regardless of whether the child is good or bad, obedient or
disobedient. In fact even if the child decided they wanted to kill
themselves!
You see human parents actually love their children. The Christian god
doesn't. He's a liar!
Of course Christians will always jump to his defence and say that the
individuals didn't repent, or they chose not to be with him. But there are
some problems with this.
Firstly, what kind of parent would say to their child "you must choose
between me, or to be with my worst enemy in a tormenting fire"?
What kind of dumb and callous ultimatum is that to a defenceless and
dependant creation?
Its totally crazy when you think about it!
Secondly, why are there no other alternatives other than eternal punishment
in a fire? I mean really. Think about it. Isn't there anywhere else in
this huge universe that God could put those that don't want to dwell with
him directly other than in a fire? Lol. Sure there is. This planet has
already been one for a start.
But the other question is how can we decide whether to be with God or not if
we haven't even met him? 2000 years ago some people allegedly met God or
Christ, but today we know very little about him. And the Bible
doesn't make a very complete and flattering picture of God (unless of course
you only go by the lip service of God being loving etc). So how can we
decide? Preachers and the Pope are certainly no help!
And why is it necessary for us to be burned in a fire forever if we don't
decide, or if we don't like the version of God we're told by our parents or
the preacher? The entire thing is so silly and barbaric when you really
think about it. Its obviously an old scam that society never got rid of.
Maybe there is a God, but it certainly wouldn't as base and callous as the
old Christian version.
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If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it
contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the
authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his
intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~Leonardo da Vinci
God does not want us to come to any harm and that is why he sets us rules, but if we break those rules we can come and own up to those, He will show us love and mercy. If you were a loving parent and your teenager came to you in distress saying words to the effect of “Mum, Dad, I’ve done something really stupid that I am not proud of and I know it was wrong, but now I am in a mess and I don’t know what to do. I should have listened to you. I know you will be angry with me and that I have let you down, and I am sorry because I love you and care what you think, but please don’t give up on me. I am sorry and I need your help.” How could you turn them away??? Conversely though; how can you help somebody who does not want help, however much you might love them? I mean there are law abiding parents who will visit their sons in prison every month, because, even if they don't want to change, their parents still love them and live in hope for them. And that is exactly how God is with non-believers.

There are physical laws, spiritual laws and human laws. Whilst we might fight to change human laws, such segregation or apatite, as being unjust, we do not seek to abolish gravity because it is unjust when something falls and knocks somebody out! We accept that physical laws are what they are. That is how it is with God’s law. God does not make unjust law, because God is just, and God is what He is. He cannot coexist with sin and you can stump up and down about how unfair it is, or you can accept it and deal with it. Because that is the truth, and knowing the truth will set you free.
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