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Why is one religion any better than any other?
Before you respond with why yours is better than mine first consider a few thoughts about the nature of our human language and how it relates to personal dogma. A dogma is a set of principles laid down by some authority you respect above all others. For other people absolute authority comes from within. In either case, wherever you place your authority, either out there in some person or some book, or within from your own insights, we are...
Just so we're all on the same page here.
1. strong sexual desire.
Sexual desire is a motivational state and an interest in “sexual objects or activities, or as a wish, need or drive to seek out sexual objects or to engage in sexual activities”. Synonyms for sexual desire are libido, sexual attraction and lust.
So god saddles people with a strong sexual desire, which sometimes begins as young as 12 or 13 years old. Having instilled this lust in people as part of their...
It's been what feels like a very long time since I last tried associating with any religion. The last time I tried, something in my head freaked out and I was changing religious opinions every week if not every day. It was a tiresome time to be in and yet here I am a few months later, more simmered down and wiser than I was before. I think the reason I was freaking out that way was because I had unfinished business to attend to with regards to breaking it off completely with Islam yet here I...
This to me has the feeling of accuracy from my understanding of what happens after the body is dropped:
In near-death experience, man sees hell where he feels all the bad things he did to others
“I was being put into other people’s shoes as I was doing bad things to them.”
“I could see how insensitive I was to people and didn’t even know it. It was excruciating and overwhelming to relive things that I had forgotten about, or just didn’t care about. I was made to feel they way I made...
THE year 2017 began with a dismal proclamation by the scientific community. In January a group of scientists declared that the world just got closer to the worst catastrophe ever. Using the symbolic Doomsday Clock to illustrate mankind’s proximity to a global disaster, scientists moved the clock’s minute hand forward by 30 seconds. The Doomsday Clock is now set at merely two and a half minutes to midnight—nearer to a global catastrophe than at any time in over 60 years!
In 2018, scientists...
Did Jesus explicitly, or implicitly, oppose Deut 5:8-9
"You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Was Idolatry the abomination that caused desolation for nebuchadnezzar?
The truth of God and the Universe typically, in my view, lies somewhere in the middle of what science or religion has to say about it. Some Christians would argue that God made men and women different to fulfill the role of biological procreation. Most scientists would agree although many would find God an unnecessary addition to the equation.
However, when it comes to homosexuality where the supposedly God given orientation of sexual interest appears to not fit in with the plan for sex...
"During the election campaign last year many conservative evangelical Christians saw then-candidate Donald Trump as a man of strength who would make the world ready for a final battle between good and evil.
As the historian Matthew Avery Sutton wrote at the time, they expected him to lead America in “a real-world battle against evangelicals’ enemies and a spiritual battle against the Antichrist.”
His prediction is beginning to come true — with Jerusalem playing a critical role in that...
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