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I ask it out of ignorance as I lack the information regarding this question...
If Jesus was Jewish, and Jesus kept saying that he never came to change the words of the Hebrew bible rather "explain" them, where did he say one shouldn't follow God's ways as given to the Jewish people?
Wouldn't that contradict his own saying that the Hebrew bible is the word of god?
Also, assuming Jesus was indeed Jewish, when did he decide not to be one?
If there was no deity (or deities) of a higher plane of existence or no authority to judge your behavior after you die, what would you do? Would you do anything different than what you’re doing now?
I think for me I’d be a bank robber and steal from people. With so many people on the planet I have nothing divine to fear so why not steal from people? Sure I know right from wrong, but considering there is no moral judgment of face after my mortal life I would rob people.
If all I have to...
As I've been getting older, I feel like fewer people take evangelical Protestantism seriously in the U.S. I've barely head a buzz over Pat Robertson's recent 'pray the hurricane away' travesty, I hear fewer complaints about secular indoctrination of children in public schools, I hear fewer creationists complaining about science education. I'm not sure if this is a real decline, or just my own perception changing after moving out of the Bible Belt.
How do other Americans feel about the...
At least once a year, an organization called Gideons International descends upon my place of work - a university campus - to distribute Bibles. I'm not a fan of proselytizing in general, and this behavior sets my sensibilities askew as I think about the trees killed to make these things... most of which are probably politely taken and then immediately discarded into the trash.
The idea of passing out religious literature in of itself isn't necessarily a bad one. After passing by them...
If you wouldn't let a human being do something, why do you defend God when he does the same thing?
If Donald Trump has billions of dollars, and a starving child shows up wanting some food, and Trump doesn't even give them a meal, what would that make Trump?
Yet our Father in Heaven sees his children starving and dying of HIV and all kinds of other disorders and he doesn't help them. Why is it okay for God to live in his Mansions of gold (or with all the riches we could possibly imagine),...
This is not a provocation or a troll post despited the directness and possible ignorance in it.
But I dont believe the Baha'i faith is a real thing to do with religions - to me it's like the extreme right wing in politics. Filled with the people who can't make up their minds and wont shut up about the mind of someone else.
So tell me what does give the baha'i faith its .....value?
What is the purpose of it?
How could I not see it as pretentious and half hearted?
Jesus performs all sorts of things, that average or even beyond average being could not do. This is throughout the New Testament, and, even begins with HIS LITERAL INCARNATION, into Deity-man form, via Mary.
So, the idea that Jesus was only mystically gifted, makes no sense. It isn't the narrative, except for some manner of 'humanizing', that itself becomes vague.
I don't believe that Jesus, was made "fully human", on the cross. And in fact, Jesus tells us, that HE RAISES Himself, with...
1 Corinthians 7:1-2
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.
Anyone care to explain god's (speaking through Paul) rather odd declaration here?
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