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Many think that the devil was the serpent in the Garden of Eden who seduced Eve to eat the fruit of the tree from which God had forbidden. This assertion, which is widespread, is false.
The serpent in the Garden of Eden was literally a serpent and not an angel. This becomes clear when one looks at the whole context.
The serpent is described in Genesis 3:1 as "the craftiest beast in the field" and not as an angel.
In Genesis 3:14, God curses the serpent because it deceived Eve, for he said,...
The ontological argument proves that it's impossible to conceive of a Necessary Being without seeing it exists, and so if God's greatness or God's perfection includes the level of existence of necessary being, and you see that, it's impossible it be a mere idea, but has to be the real being, by definition, because it's impossible it doesn't exist by being necessary. The false version is saying apply "necessary" to some hypothetical imagination of God idea, and than that brings it to...
Iowa Public School is Taking Kids to a Christian Play at a Christian College
"A group of first graders from the Cherokee Community School District in Iowa are taking a field trip later this week to see the play “Jonah and the Giant Fish” (about the biblical myth) at Northwestern College (a private Christian college) during the school day.
Somehow, none of those glaring red flags inspired the adults at Roosevelt Elementary School to say this was a bad idea.
Now the American Humanist...
Something the centurion, notices here, at the crucifixion, makes him say that Jesus is the lord.
Most interpretations, have the 'veil tearing in two' as meaning an veil, which, the centurion, wouldn't "notice". The centurion would notice, however, the structure itself, tearing in two, (at the veil area, in other words, which is why he 'suddenly converts'.
So, the Temple itself was basically destroyed, not a veil, which the centurion, at a distance away,...
What do you intend to do (or have others do) with your body when it has expired?
Why? Tradition? To do what's best for the earth? Because you are looking out for number one?
BONUS QUESTION: If Salix's body expired, what would you do to preserve his trend-setting fashion? Could @Sunstone carry the proverbial torch?
I probably should not post this today because I won’t have much time to answer posts after today, till the weekend, unless the posts are short. But I had a heartfelt feeling and I just had to share it.
These ideas for threads often come to me after a day in the trenches reading what people post and then it reaches critical mass when I see Christians arguing about *what the Bible means.* One Christian believes it means x, another one believes it means y, and another one believes it means z....
Today I've been daydreaming about a debate between Jesus and Nietzsche. If I could watch any two people in history debate, it would be Jesus Christ and Friederich Nietzsche. Both were extremely arrogant and witty and had polar opposite viewpoints on nearly everything. Can you imagine a debate between these two guys? Their tempers would probably flare constantly. For example (to quote each of them): Nietzsche would say "—Must I add that, in the whole New Testament, there appears but a...
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