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I want to get some opinions on a matter which has bothered me a bit.
The bother is because there seems to be an illogical conclusion regarding the crusades which many people assume to be true.
I'd actually prefer to see thoughtful responses from non-Christians, but, of course, any discussion is welcomed.
So here I go.
"The four canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) are the only substantial sources for the life and message of Jesus."
That is from Wikipedia. These books...
This is not meant to be about the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection, or the religious belief that God created everything and macro-evolution isn't possible. It is about the method by which creationists attempt to bolster their argument that 1) the theory of evolution is wrong, and 2) God created everything.
1. Even if you were to be able to provide evidence that contradicts evolution, it would in no way magically create support for creationism.
2. The Bible does not...
While I suffer writer's block, I realized just how silly it is when movies and such have battles of gods and the majority of weapons used are from the bronze age. I mean, I get why they'd have those things back then, but why portray them like that now? Shouldn't they have divine machine guns or something? In the bible, God's armies can't defeat a human army with iron CHARIOTS. We're not even talking swords here, but simple vehicles. Does that mean a divine army can be taken down with...
I'm sure we've all had this experience - you are enjoying a new thread - having a great interaction with other people - yet somewhere way in the back of your head you just know it won't last - within a day or two the thread will probly no longer be "active" and will just be no more than a pleasant "memory".
Here is a classic example -
What is consciousness?
So ... what bugs you about impermanence?
I welcome any and all responses!
I suspect church began because some people, when time permitted, sought out a place where conversation differed than that which you would find in the average day to day life. Most people find life challenging enough that they don't have time to think about it.
It wasn't thought of or called church at this time, just a place to meet. I suspect that no matter where these conversations started they all ended at "What's it all about?". There were no names for the different thoughts put forth (at...
Sorry Pat Robertson and Phil Chalmers!
Dear Phil Chalmers:
Phil Chalmers compares women who dress in skimpy clothing to pickup trucks.
I love the cheerleaders!
The ****** heroes in the "violent" video games and movies!
and science and technology!
I also like shooting guns and supporting Israel. I appreciate the military.
Would evangelicals be horrified if this is the average Republican?
What bothers you about what Jesus taught? I'd especially be interested in understanding the Jewish perspective.
I'm having doubts about Jesus being the Jewish Messiah, because it doesn't make sense to me that if he was the Messiah Israel was praying for and eagerly awaiting, why did the movement he started lead to such anti-Semitism and persecution of Jews?
I'd assume the Messiah would exalt Israel, not argue with Jewish authorities, be executed as a criminal, and found a Church that...
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