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When asked about virtue most, if investigating truthfully, find the virtue of right speech, headed by abstaining from giving signs of what is not true, most difficult. Since it is one of the topics contuctive for long term benefit, it's good to try to give it space and to provide a "teaser" for skilful verbalication:
Self-purification through well-chosen speech
"And how is one made pure in four ways by verbal action?
"There is the case where a certain person, abandoning false speech,...
Why would a male ostrich feather need to be so beautiful?
Why is a sunrise or sunset so beautiful.
I would say God's glory is baked in creation and those things give a small hint of that glory.
Rich Mullins sings about this
And why might it be happening ?
So, what's going on here?
Why is the Christian religion, especially the Protestants, tanking so badly, and its members not fleeing to other religions, but to "nones" and "no religion," no less? And the Catholic religion really isn't doing much better; hanging on by its fingernails while its clergy takes a nose dive. .
In all, a pretty dire picture of Christianity in the USA.
Anyone ever heard of the "Eve gene"?
Me neither. Not until yesterday, when I read that a thing called the "Eve gene" is a "flag" and a "marker" that only humans have and thus humans are separate from other Primates.
I have been a professional biologist for 20 years. Prior to that, I was a graduate student, doing research on mammalian evolution for 5 years, and prior to that an undergraduate working full time for about 6 years.
I have taken classes on general biology, cell biology,...
What are your views on original sin? This is both for hard-line literalists and those who believe it's all metaphorical
For the believers in the literal interpretation: I assume you reject evolution - otherwise the Adam and Eve story can't really be a thing. Who's to say when the first 'humans' walked the earth, considering we all have varying amounts of neanderthal DNA still floating around.
For the metaphorical believers: unless Adam and eve literally gave us original sin, jesus'...
Christianity teaches Christ blood is over the sins of Christians. They worship the diety who died for them.But with all the discussions of Christians trying to scientifically prove that Jesus is God the God not a God, the one and only you guys have not proved why people need a savior?
I personally don't see a need for a savior to save me and rescue me...........am I being saved from hell? i do not live in the future, I will not predict how my death will be but I am not afraid of death. I...
I read something very interesting in the epistle from Barnabas. He writes:
Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of the creation; And
God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the
seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it.
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He
meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all
things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years;
and this He...
God's kingdom has government right? In the Lord's prayer we pray for his kingdom to be on Earth as it is in heaven.
What government would that most resemble? It certainly would not be a democracy.
My understanding is there is a very powerful narcissistic leader demanding everyone worship him, nothing unclean is allowed in this kindgom, all are united in their love and worship of him, nobody gets to protest the regime, and it is the epitome of theocracy, and some Totalitarian...
At your respective church's mass or communion, do you believe that there is a genuine presence of Christ in the bread wine and/or grape juice that are a part of that ceremony (sacrament) performed by the minister or priest?
What is your denomination?
The Catholics, according to Catholic radio, say that a project is supposed to believe and profess that the bread of the communion is the genuine body of Christ and that the blood of the communion is the genuine blood of Christ and the...
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