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Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Something to think about. Renewal is a noun not a verb. A state of being in, not a state in which is occurring. The verb in the clause is transformed and it is in the present tense. Renewing is a bad translation. It should be renewal or renovation. The noun renewal is in the Dative Case. When a noun is in the dative...
"For the first time, a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say it is possible to be a good person without a religious belief.
So says new Pew Research Center data drawn from two polls conducted among about 5,000 American adults in June and July.
“God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research, said in a post about the findings. ” … [T]he public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due,...
For my 500th post, I thought I would link to this brief, brilliant video from 2006 in which Dr. Dawkins responds to the classic question and gives a simple, succinct, and brilliant answer.
"An old, rugged cross that has stood on public land in a Washington, D.C., suburb for almost a century has been deemed unconstitutional by a federal court.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday (Oct. 18) that the so-called Peace Cross violates the establishment clause of the Constitution with “excessive religious entanglement.”
“The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity,” the court wrote in a 33-page opinion. “And here, it is 40 feet tall; prominently displayed in...
And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
What a stupid thing to say. This is why I don't believe the Bible is the word of God. I don't think God would contradict himself so much.
Earlier he said honor your father and your mother.
Acts 7:2, where Stephen refers to "our father Abraham," or in Romans 9:10, where Paul speaks of "our father Isaac."
Then Paul said
1 Corinthians 4:15
for in Christ Jesus I became your father through...
verb: inspire; 3rd person present: inspires; past tense: inspired; past participle: inspired; gerund or present participle: inspiring
fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
"his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin writing"
synonyms: stimulate, motivate, encourage, influence, rouse, move, stir, energize, galvanize, incite; More
animate, fire, excite, spark, inspirit, incentivize,...
Most understand this to mean that we don't have the right to take away anyone's life (we even created exceptions for this) but in truth it means much more. It means that we have the right to a life of our liking.
For example, I am born into a life that glorifies war and violence, it even has rules, imagine that, war with rules. If you were to poll the majority of the world, the ones that provide bodies to be slaughtered if they would be happy in a world without war, they would respond with a...
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