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Hello! I made this account to ask you all a question and maybe get some opinions. Sorry if this is annoying to read i'm just rambling about my thoughts/questions
I'm fourteen and I was raised till the age of eight maybe nine to believe in god and go to church every Sunday but my family stopped going because we moved states.. my dad and mom have always been faithful but my siblings don't believe in god and I personally don't know if I do either but the issue is, is that I...
What will he look like? Will I recognize other as self? will i, will you, recognize I AM that i am? will you, will i, put on a helmet for salvation and love for a breastplate? will i reflect in the windows, eyes of otherness, like narcissus? could i inwardly appear like him???
and when i was young, i would war against myself as other, against my own ways. did you? i'd dance under the strobing lites, to dance away the sorrow and suffering. and i'd see you in the mirrors like lightning...
For those who believe that God sent Prophets and Messengers, the Question is why He did not directly make Himself appear on earth and talk to humanity?
I suppose those who believe in Prophets and Messengers would be limited to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Zoroatrians, and Bahais. If I missed anyone else, please include.
If you say, God is invisible or cannot possibly come to earth as a Being, then how do you explain those verses in your Holy Book which explicitly speaks of the Day of...
Well first I will tell you the most important things in christianity
Human problem : we are all sinned. All sinners shall be banished!
God's solution : He gave His child to crusified to paid all over our sin. So everyone who believe on Jesus will be saved, not banished, and have eternal life
After life : live with God forever
I noticed someone made a thread on this in the Quaker DIR but since nobody really kept up with it and it would be better to make one here where there is more freedom to comment I thought I would make a new one and answer questions. So if you have any questions on the Religious Society of Friends I'm here.
Where is it?
Our news is full of Christian leaders and their followers sexually abusing children, and in great numbers. But as far as I can tell nary a bit news about atheists or agnostics sexually abusing children.
"Investigation Reveals Rampant Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches"
"Pope Francis Admits Priests Sexually Abuse Women, Held Them as Slaves"
"Get Shortey (Again): Christian Lawmaker Has to Pay $125K To His Teen Sex Victim"
"Texas Catholic Dioceses...
“All the illusions that are prevalent among evil people and simple people come from appearances that have been taken as facts. As long as appearances remain appearances, they are virtual truths, and it is all right for anyone to think and talk in terms of them. However, when they are taken to be actual truths, which happens when they are defended as facts, then the virtual truths become falsities and fallacies.” Divine Love and Wisdom #108, by Emanuel Swedenborg.
I will attempt to...
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