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Could someone please explain this yeshua thing? I just don't understand this, if my name was Bob and I went to Jerusalem or China or anywhere other than the US and someone asked me my name I would say Bob, I wouldn't go to a Chinese or Greek or whatever book to find out what my name was. so I don't understand why the son of God has different names?
Paul abused Scripture by taking passages out of context and giving them meanings that were never intended!
To proof-text his doctrine, Paul lifted numerous Scripture passages out of their context and gave them meanings that were never intended. Some of these passages he gave a meaning that the context absolutely nullifies. The following is one classic example:
One of Paul’s unique and fundamental doctrines states that absolutely no one is righteous. To proof-text his doctrine Paul cuts and...
Inspired from a Christopher Hitchens thing I had on a little while ago, though he didn't ask this question. But basically as he put it, coveting is something you do in your mind, and he interpreted it as a commandment about mind control. The physical act of stealing, it occurs to me, can really only follow the 'act' of coveting, though it be a mental one. Therefore, declaring that one cannot steal is logically redundant since you cannot covet. It might as well also have had a command that...
As an extension of the thread on factors that determine sexual preference, I am curious as to what determines a person to be homophobic? Here is a study that matched it to other personality traits. It has long been held that homophobes have a higher likelihood of being gay themselves than the average Joe.
Homophobic People Often Have Psychological Issues | Live Science
Heya folks! I know gluttony as a sin is probably a bigger deal in Catholicism than any other branch of Christianity, but I'm curious to know how other Christians feel. There are many different denominations that teach that it's sinful behavior to varying degrees. I was taught that it was sinful behavior growing up, but it was never really expanded on to any degree. I'm curious to know what you all think. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the worst, how sinful is it?
The poll is for Christians,...
...What sort of characteristics would God have to have for you not even to believe in him, but say "I may have just met God"? I mean, I have heard a few atheists say "we would believe in God if there was enough evidence" or "I'll believe in God if I ever see him." So what does that entail?
1. Personality characteristics (Is God like a mirror of you? Is God insane like Coyote? Is God like a lover? Or an antagonist?)
2. Physical characteristics (Can God look human, or is it required that he...
Not sure where else to post this.
I'm making my peace with the fact that I'd be happier if I focused more on my spirituality than my religiosity. Truth be told, I consider myself both, but I'm disillusioned with my attempts to fit in religion-wise.
I'm coming from a Catholic background. What I see as religion is the rituals and traditions, the moral and ethical rules, the prescribed prayers and holy days. Generally speaking, I think of religion in terms of rules, obligations, and...
Many people don't take on board that because the father gave Joseph a Coat of many Colours, the brothers hated him for being special.
Then the Jewish leaders hated Yeshua for being special, and now the same happens again...
Where people resent anyone claiming they are spiritually blessed, and so they then resent the person automatically.
When someone comes with light (Coat of many Colours), and the darkness of the Pit is received; those in darkness might resent the light for blinding the...
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