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If you really don't like the meaningless, absurd and so on, don't read on. If you then choose to make a complaint in a post that it is absurd, then that is your problem and not mine.
If I have to choose a organized, real religion, I would choose The Flying Spaghetti Monster and treat it as real and then make up my own subjective interpretation to fit me.
We all do that as for how we deal with reality in practice. Including all the different sects of the believers in truth....
I am left with no option but to join in debate here in the debate forum.
The members of the Judaism DIR refuse to discuss topics of interest in the DIR.
My own view is that traditional religion is obsolete and illogical. Man invented G-d not vice versa. Who wrote the Bible ? A bunch of Rabbi’s.
What do you think??
I’m agnostic. Some think this means I’m a seeker. Others say I’m
sitting on a fence with only two sides.
I view it more as a wall, the limit of human knowledge. The wall reaches higher and stretches farther than any single individual can see. Every brick is data. Every section of the wall is information.
An individual can only focus on very little information while needing to ignore most of it. Mostly focusing on the Biblical information will encourage a Biblical worldview. Focusing on the...
Is Jesus God?
Is God Unchanging?
Is the Holy Spirit God?
Is God a Trinity?
What must a person believe to be saved?
Is Baptism required for salvation?
Can salvation be lost?
What is the nature of communion/the Eucharist?
Should we still keep the Sabbath? How?
Can women be pastors?
Can gay people be pastors?
How should the church organization be structured?
Which church is the true church?
What will the End Times be like?
Has Jesus come back already?
Is divorce a sin? Always?
Is abortion a...
Has Evangelicalism become an essentially negative, fear-based form or expression of human religiosity? Why or why not?
Here's why I ask the question...
I grew up in a small, Midwestern town during the 1960s and 70s. At that time and place, the highest compliment you could give someone's morals and character was to call them, "A true Christian".
That term was taken quite seriously by nearly everyone of my acquaintance, and it meant someone with exemplary human decency, compassionate...
What if the small handful of men on whose backs rest the entirety of Christianity were actually liars?
It seems to me that this is greater issue for Christianity that most other religions as Christianity rests almost entirely on the back of a previous code of law that directly commands not to have the very belief that Christianity requires. Unlike Islam which denies that there was a previous code of law different to itself, Christianity says, yes, there were laws that prohibited Christian...
I have often heard it said, when it comes to the Bible, "it's just a matter of interpretation." Is that true though?
I would say, there are some things in the Bible, we cannot be dogmatic about, and just have to leave alone, where arguments are concerned,
However, for the vast majority of scripture, is clear enough that one can get God's view, rather than the idea of interpretation.
In this case, one is really applying the truth as explained by the words of Joseph. “Do not interpretations...
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