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I never really thought salvation was attained by believing in a certain god, following a certain set of rules, obtaining a certain amount of knowledge, or even going through lots of meditation and shunning material things. I always thought salvation was pretty simple. Be good.
Don't hurt others and don't hurt yourself. I always thought salvation to the otherworld was obtained by being a good and moral person. The more good you do in your life, the higher you get in the totem pole. And of...
Pity and guilt. Pity is ugly and guilt is useless. If a god really had designed and created us, we would experience neither emotion. Only a god created by us in our own image could endorse either pity or guilt.
Thoughts? Please discuss!
I'm not saying the following happened, but........
Rather than viewing evolution in terms of element-based life, if we consider it to include essentially everything -every change that has ever been -which led up to the formation of the elements, the universe, physical life forms, our intelligence and creativity (which some view as a continuation of evolution), etc....
And... If the singularity we call the Big Bang is essentially logic (information/law -not necessarily self-intelligent)...
I am not anti-Christian, even though some of my posts might seem that way. I grew up as a Baptist and still try to follow Jesus' teachings on morality and compassion. I am dedicated to biblical accuracy when it comes to making a point based on the Bible.
However, I can't stand when someone repeats something that is traditional in belief, but is not biblical, yet they try and argue that what they are saying is in the Bible. I will ask them to quote the chapter/verse that supports what they...
Or, it is yet another Post-Vedic invention? Please
Please quote from Yajurveda Chapter/ Verse wise.
Thread open to all human beings religious or no-religious, please
Which POTUS lead candidate is more religious? Or is it... irreligious?
Clinton says she is very interested in church, still, and attended regularly as a child.
Some evangelical leaders say Trump is a baby Christian, a person tender toward the promptings of God's Spirit.
This seems like an obvious question, but I don't see it having been asked.
The NT says that Jesus is the word made flesh. What's the word? And what's the purpose of pointing out that it was a word?
I mean, I know Psalms 33:6 says, "With the word of G-d, the heavens were made..." But obviously that's referring to all the times Genesis 1 says "And G-d said". "Let there be light" are the two words that created light, etc.
And Isa. 40:8 says "...and the word of G-d will stand forever." But on...
God created the universe and all that is in it.
God created the laws of nature.
God created gravity and orbits.
God created what would become science and mathematics.
God created life and its complexities.
God created the elements and photosynthesis.
God created time, space and medicine.
God created us with intelligence.
God even created "Satan" but for some damn reason the omnipotent creator can't seem to do anything about him, according to some of the more archaic minded religions. Satan...
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