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I am referring specifically to the Christian God or any other type of God who condemns you, punishes you, deems sexual activities and hedonism as sinful, and throws you into hell. Sure, God has done some good things for mankind such as having is son sacrificed, he does stay true to his word, and he is the all powerful creator of the universe according to religions such as Christianity.
But it does not follow from there that God has a sane and perfectly holy and righteous sense of morality....
Are Religions Like Filthy Rags for the Naked Truth
2 at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, “Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.” And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot.
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
66 This is what the Lord says:
Few would disagree that the life Jesus lived as portrayed in the Bible is a good example to live by. I would go further and argue it is the best example to live by, almost objectively so. To me, the questions often debated on these forums are almost irrelevant. It almost doesn't matter whether or not Jesus existed, or whether or not Jesus was the Son of God and performed miracles. We will likely never be able to know the answers to these questions definitively. If we die and our suspicions...
Let’s contemplate for a moment. …A human who thinks that a human can be God… Do you think they wont to be gods themselves? Do they want to be the absolute rulers? Do they want to be the fashioners? Do they want to be the source of peace?
The closest rank to God is knowledge. What is wrong with those people who think that a human can be the all-knowing? Is it a fantasy? Are they deluded? Are they trying to help you? Or are they trying to deceive you in order to obtain money?
If a human...
What is the name written in the Book of the Lamb?
If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God;
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye...
Jesus and John..... what were their real missions?
This thread proposes that the missions of both John the Baptist and Jesus differed from those as presented by Christianity.
1. Most Jews of Traconitus, Iturea, Decapolis, Galilee, Perea, Idumea, Judea and beyond felt bound to trek to Jerusalem as often as possible to make sacrifice and gain spiritual/physical/placebo cleansing.
2. During the three great feasts all the suburbs around Jerusalem would have been crammed full of visitors, and I...
It's no secret that according the Bible god made woman for man, and that they should be together.
Genesis 2:22-24 NIV
22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Or that while god doesn't like the...
I recently joined the NMMM (需要安全验证) which is a movement for uniting the religions by removing the middlemen (scholar, priest, church, guru, rabbi, ...) and emphasizing on the common core in all religions: good deeds. I wanted to encourage you all to contribute to this movement by sharing your views/observations/articles and help shaping the direction by discussing and challenging the presented thoughts (perhaps the fb page is more suitable place for...
If a priest has a sexual orientation (spiritual/mental/physical attraction) to those of his own gender, has never had any relations with male and female his whole life, remain celibate, but identifies as homosexual can he do that as a priest?
Why or why not?
Where can I find information that talks about sexual orientation, identity as a GLBT person in catholicism as opposed to homosexuality as defined by actions?
The CCC doesnt have it.
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