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I was a devoted Christian for a very long time, 25 years or more - a Trinity believing Protestant taught that our creator God is omniscient (all-knowing) omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time). This creator designed and created men and women fully and completely all by 'himself'.
What I don't understand, is if this creator purposefully designed and unleashed upon the earth a creature capable of rape and murder, why isn't 'He' to blame for these...
Not as concept, consciouness, pantheism, pathenism, animism, form/non form, everything, etc... but plain, ol' Entity/Being/Person-like.
Spirits exist, I know that. However, spirits, in my experience, is not just an internal experience, it is someone I have seen with my eyes and felt physically. It isn't just based on personal experience.
So, if God is a spirit what does he look like? The spirit I saw had jeans and a white t-shirt, was male and was walking kind of fast to the bedroom. He...
Do you believe your God is all powerful (able to to anything any time he chooses) and that he is omnipotent (being everywhere and knowing everything that's going on) if so I have some questions. If not then why don't you think that?
1. If God knows everything and everything that is going to happen why did he still make humans and put the tree in the garden.
2. If God knows anything then why did he make the devil?
3. If God is all powerful why must he send his son/himself to die when he...
In what system do you claim this took place? It certainly wasn't in Judaism or under any Mosaic code. In what language would one find the word "xother" or "xathan"?
The Hebrew word for a Jewish "bridegroom" is hatan חתן. The same word is used for the "father-in-law," and the word is directly associated with circumcision:
חָתַן (1) TO GIVE ONE’S DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE (verhehrathen). Hence part. Kal חֹתֵן a father-in-law, the wife’s father (a husband’s father is called חָם), who gives his...
is there any religion that is not structured as a tautology?
In a DIR forum, Is Unbelief a Sin? it came to mind that there were a number of reasons god sends people to hell, and as I remembered them some had not been declared sins.
Reasons for being sent to hell
Revelation 21:8 lists; cowardliness, faithlessness, detestability, murder, sexual immorality, sorcery, idolatry, and lying.
Romans 2:6-8 lists; self-seeking and obeying unrighteousness (whatever that is)
Romans 2:12 being ignorant of god's law
So my question is, is it safe to assume all...
In Islam, for example, believing that God is the only true god worthy of worship and Muhammad is his creation, slave and prophet, is what makes one officially and basically a Muslim.
What makes one officially Christian? I mean a Christian regardless to different sects, trends and denominations.
Please don't turn this into a debate among different Christian sects, trends and denominations. I'm looking for the most basic requirement to be Christian.
After much thought, I've decided I am not really frustrated with anyone's beliefs or systems that are used outside of my own -- I have concluded that I am simply rejecting narcissism in every form. Nothing in my being allows me to accept that type of thinking as correct or normal. This is sort of long... Sorry...
What is narcissism?
DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:
Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Expecting to be recognized as...
Here is my view which is as much a guess as a guess can get also applies to gravity. Its my TOE.
Your welcome to tear this down, and point out possible errors in my imagination.
We know atoms are hollow, it is a visual mind screw that object are solid to our 3 dimensional brains.
BH = black hole
I believe/imagine the atoms are broken down to electrons and protons and separated, not any smaller in a BH. I believe they are squished together causing the unknown reaction in the...
Here is an article I found this morning...
"Some fundamentalist Christians think this practical joke is a good idea"
The long and short of it is a customer left what appeared to be a 20 dollar bill, but was in fact fake with scripture on the opposing side. Looked like this:
Food for thought:
Do you think this kind of action is appropriate?
Is it an accurate reflection of the spiritual belief in question?
As for me, I think including some materials in addition to a tip isn't a bad way to...
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