• Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Search results

  1. michel

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!
  2. michel

    How to deal with people who deny free will?

    But it was their choice (because of their free will) to believe in what they believe...
  3. michel

    What is Theism Anyway?

    I hear what you are saying, but I tend to agree with Riverwolf; my definition of a deity would need to specify "intangible", as my God isn't tangible ( as far as I know :)). I don't know whether that is going to apply to everyone though. Perhaps defining "deities" or "Gods" is going to be...
  4. michel

    It's just hard ...

    I am so sorry to hear that Jay - I think anyone would agree with the above; unfortunately, it reminds me of my mother's last years...Life can seem frightfully cruel.
  5. michel

    What Have You Learned From Religion?

    I have learned that that is wrong...
  6. michel

    Well... I'm kinda new!

    Great to see you back Rex, the forum hasn't been the same since you left!!
  7. michel

    What does a tattoo say about a person?

    And pain and expense if the owner wants rid!
  8. michel

    The Lord's prayer - a template for all?

    I wonder why ? I somehow sense a feeling of "Oh, blast, here comes another theist trying to ram his religion down my throat"; that is never my intention (which, technically I suppose makes me a pretty lousy disciple) - I tend to think that someone whom is pushed through a door will be reluctant...
  9. michel

    The Lord's prayer - a template for all?

    But I am talking of an "ideal" father here - mine was certainly not perfect, but I am proud to have had the opportunity to be his son I don't believe in something I can't conceptualise, so, in many ways, I believe that your "I act morally now in order to make moral outcomes happen" is just as...
  10. michel

    The Lord's prayer - a template for all?

    No way! I am merely trying to suggest that we may well all have the same ideals in common; as a theist, I include a deity as a "father", but I recognise that that is probably illogical, certainly something I cannot claim to be wholly certain of. I was thinking about this one evening, when it...
  11. michel

    The Lord's prayer - a template for all?

    Lately, I have been struggling with my faith; as it is, I think the doubts are beginning to disappear. However, it occurred to me that the principles of the Lord's prayer - if taken literally - could equally well be a template suitable for non-theists. Our Father who art in heaven...
  12. michel

    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  13. michel

    Thank you

    Thank you
  14. michel

    Do Christians hate us

    I agree, to me, Christianity is not about hate - nor judging.....In fact, "punishing" people is God's job - not ours Matthew 7:1-2/3 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why...
  15. michel

    Climate Change - Bad News

    Strangely enough, I saw this a couple of days ago... From:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24208686 Scientists have discovered that smoke from cooking stoves and dirty engines is causing glaciers to melt faster. The glaciers are already under pressure from climate change...
  16. michel

    Nigerian Man Uses Magnets To "Prove" Homosexuality is Wrong

    too expensive and dangerous!;)
  17. michel

    Where did your ancestors come from?

    Mother was English (though her grandfather was a Russian Jew from Odessa, escaping from the pogroms), Father was Belgian - though, as Belgium was an artificially "constructed" country to keep the peace between the Dutch, the Germans and the French, his ancestry does leave me with a question...
  18. michel

    Scriptures & Science

    I don't know that I would agree wholeheartedly; science has been know to "get it thoroughly wrong". True, religion cannot be verified - I think I would have to use a "judge each case using what I can find out, and intuition"....
  19. michel

    Free Will and the Soul/Spirit.

    That's an interesting question; I can only reply by my understanding - that my mind is part of my physical body (which will decay and "turn to dust" at the time of my death, whereas my soul is what will survive my death - and that is the part of "me" that will be judged by God.
  20. michel

    Differences between Facts and Theories!

    There goes a heck of a lot more than the above.............