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I have been having a discussion with a local 'leader' of a religion, not about their religion but about the concept thereof. They brought up the watchmaker theory, that is to say, "If you found a watch on the floor eventually you would have to accept that it had a maker or maker(s), would you not?". Now my argument to this is the age old "but where did the maker come from by the logic that all things do indeed have a maker/creator?".
What are the opinions out there on the beginning of the...
Ever since being 5/6 years old, I've known the Bible was corrupt in the New Testament, knew that Yeshua didn't say 'I AM', and that the world had been deceived; where one day around 25, I'd go over it with a magnifying glass, and share it with the world.
Well been trying now for the last 12 years, and so far no one is taking the evidence as proof of it.
So pondering if i told you, that i was sent, and all the prophecy fulfillments, would it make any difference to questioning...
Why do people curse whenever they experience a mishap?
If the existence of god(s) is an open question, then atheism might be reasonable, and a generic, vague sort of theism might be reasonable, but not any sort of theism that gives detail and specificity about these god(s) that may or may not exist... such as the sort that makes claims about God's will, past deeds, plans for the future, commands for humanity, etc... IOW, if atheism is reasonable, any specific religious take on theism is unreasonable.
OTOH, if believing in a particular theistic...
It seems to me that every second person who goes by these days is sporting tattoos. Men and women with varying degrees of coverage...some people don't seem to know when to stop.
When I looked up the word tattoo and found that God's law prohibited his people from getting tattooed, I got to wondering what do people really think about this practice if they identify as Christians?
"You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord."...
Jesus apparently taught that people should "resist not evil ... Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you ... " (Matthew 5).
Yet he also claims that he will do this to his enemies: "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." (Luke 19:27)
Is this a case of "do as I preach, not as I do"?
I never understood why some would call it a cult. Or from the haters, a "death cult" even though Most Muslims go about their business and try to live peacefully. But it doesn't make sense to call it a cult anyway? From what I know cults are usually fairly small and Islam is large and not to mention there's multiple branches of Islam. Not too many cults have branches. Scientology has more of a cult mentality. Not too many branches of Scientology from what I know and it's much smaller.
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