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First off, I spent 30 years as a Southern Baptist, so I do have a fair amount of knowledge regarding Christianity. I would like to post some scenarios and see if you think that the people in the scenarios would be "saved" and go to "heaven" (paradise) or "burn in hell" based on your religious/denominational beliefs.
Note: these scenarios are based off of real world situations. If they bother you, just remember that these things happen all the time. My intent is not to bash any one...
One of the reasons I believe evolutionists and creationists get into heated battles is because religions and specifically the Christian religion has made intelligent design synonymous with a belief in a God or Super Natural Being and that completely ignores the other forms that Intelligent design could take.
I would first point out Dawkin's statements as evidence:
BEN STEIN: What do you think is the possibility that Intelligent Design might turn out to be the answer to some issues in...
Etymologically and theologically speaking, the word "Anti-Christ" doesn't generally mean "against" Christ. It means "instead of" Christ. The "Anti-Christ" is a replacement for Christ, a false-Christ. The word "Ante-Christ" means "before" Christ. . . . And we all have a pretty good idea what "Anti-Semite" means, someone "opposed" to Semites.
Within the context of the Pharisaical worldview, Pharisaical Jews appear justified in viewing Jesus of Nazareth as Anti-Christ (instead of Christ) in a...
As a Baha'i I find accepting others religions to be not only workable but creates unity and friendship and peace between us. We accept the Prophet, Messenger or Messiah and His Holy Book and all humanity as a family and it works.
We accept everything except the man made dogmas and interpretations - only the religion in its purest form. Those who want peace will find in this message a great hope for humanity.
This is a call to peace and love and unity!
(First this thread is not about "Tonald Drumpf". But the frenzy over his recent answer to this question raises what I think is an interesting inconsistency in the mainstream pro-life position.)
So if abortion is a crime, if it really is murder, the murder of an innocent helpless baby, which is how the pro-life movement wants to characterize it, then why should a woman who gets an abortion not receive a harsh punishment for it?
A woman finds out she is pregnant and decides to get an...
Is your choice for atheism real one till death or its a rebellion which wont last for long?
Some factual claims from the article linked to below:
- About 44 million Muslims live in Europe
- Europe has been encouraging Muslim immigration for 70 years
- A significant percentage of the Muslims living in Europe disagree with secularism.
Of course I understand that NOT ALL MUSLIMS living in Europe fall into this category. On the other hand, we often use statistics to draw general conclusions; e.g. "cancer is dangerous", "green vegetables are nutritious", "seat belts save lives",...
Why shouldn't I believe the Gnostic and lost books of the bible that wernt canonized into scriptures were the real testament of Jesus and Christianity instead of the others?
The men who canonized the bible chose to leave them out to stear us away from that Gospel but the Gnostics claimed they were the true Gospel as well.
Has man stopped evolving?
Other than being a little taller from a better diet and choosing taller mates what evolution is happening in modern man and if it has stopped why?
What do you think would start and/or stop the evolution of a species and what could restart that evolution in modern man?
So, which belief systems do you believe are gonna cause a person to be banned from Paradise?
Happily read the Bible and put it down when it leads you to judge and condemn is my motto.
Buddha and Ghandi deserve more reward in the next life than myself imo...if that tells you the extent of my bigotry towards non Christians
I also like Richard Dawkins. He suffers much mockery yet is so intelligent, thoughtful, good with children and animals, mature, peaceful, and mild mannered...I respect...
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