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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by oldbadger, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Clara Tea

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    Would you pass me a spare rib? Grumble....it turned into a naked woman, and I was hoping to have bbq.
     
  2. Clara Tea

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    It is my observation that the only denominations that matter are $50 and $100. --lingua franca, bridging disparate credenda.
     
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  3. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Hello 1213.....
    Gospel of Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son
    of God; KJV

    The earliest copies did not include 'the Son of God'. NIV

    One example from the first verse. :)
     
  4. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I'll swop you, my chicken'n'bacon wrap for your naked woman.
    No probs.
     
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  5. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Reading your bible, can you (very briefly) tell us what Jesus and his followers did on the first day that they were in Jerusalem in that last week? Any clues?
     
  6. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Well, you could, but.......... !!
     
  7. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    The thing is, each individual group thinks that they are closest to God.
    Some even think that other groups are far from God.
     
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  8. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    So you chose mammon?
    That's ok, of course. But you do choose to join Christians in their conversations, which suggests that you are not quite totally happy with your dollar bills. :p
     
  9. Israel Khan

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    Message Believers, Seventh Day Adventists, Second Adventists, New Apostolic, Methodist, Calvinist, The Bible Students, Christadelphians, The People's Temple, The Branch Davidians, Anabaptist, the 100 different pastors that pop up each month in South Africa...
     
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  10. Israel Khan

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    Was this a South Park reference?
     
  11. Israel Khan

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    Or he actually has none and everybody else is just using confirmation bias.
     
  12. Israel Khan

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    Yeah, there a whole lot of groups like that. Ironically, each one thinks that they are unique.
     
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  13. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    True......
    So true..
    Sometimes some Christians will even point at other groups and howl out loud, 'They are not Christians!'
    One Church leader even called a church down the road, 'They are Satanists!'
    I was there, saw and heard it all!
    :p
     
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  14. Israel Khan

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    Nobody takes the brunt of it like the Catholic Church though. They are probably the most hated by Christians christian denomination out there. They are the target of all sorts of conspiracies.

    So many denominations think that they are the toes of the Nebuchadnezzar statue or the Harlot in Revelations.

    By the way, I think we forgot to mention the Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox Church. They always get forgotten about.

    Oh! And I used to be in one of those denominations that say that the other denominations are not Christians or Satanic. It was an excellent boost to the ego.
     
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    Well over 80 are listed >here<.

    It took me as long as it takes to type "List of Christian sects" to find it, and rather longer to do a quick count.
     
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  16. Vouthon

    Vouthon Dominus Deus tuus ignis consumens est
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    Pre-Reformation, there weren't actually a great volume of churches in schism. Only a relative handful.

    You had three major 'communions', pretty much (that is, families of churches in ecclesial union with one another, though of differing cultural rites): those churches in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope or Patriarch of the West, centered around the Latin Rite (Catholicism).

    Those churches in communion with the Patriarch of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodoxy).

    And those churches in communion with the Patriarch of Alexandria, the Coptic Pope (Oriental Orthodoxy).

    In addition, you also had the Church of the East (Assyrian rite of Persia and Chaldea region).

    And that was pretty much "Christendom", before the Protestant Reformation splintered the Western church into a gazillion denominations.

    Even today, though, 99.9% of Christians (Catholics, EO, OO and Protestants) are adherents of mainstream orthodox Nicene Christianity with its Trinitarianism. There is, as a result of that, theological harmony between most of the world's Christians on the "core" dogmatic truths.
     
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  17. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    The Catholic Church..... The local one actually does get a reasonable congregation each Sunday, well, before lockdown.

    There are Satanists on RF and it might be an idea to ask them how they feel about the pointed fingers of hatred, only I'd have to use an open forum for the thread, I suppose. I wonder what they think about such folks as that.
     
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  18. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Fair enough. I do suppose that Google could have helped me, but then I've got folks like you.... :D

    Thank you..... :)
     
  19. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thank you for the above.
    I suppose that because the above churches must number over a billion followers , several million LDS or JW and other faiths do suddenly seem small by comparison. And yet our local JW congregation must now exceed two hundred followers in a town of about 25,000 and this exceeds every other church's followers put together... at a guess.
     
  20. Israel Khan

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    I think the Catholic Church still has a billion followers.

    As far as I understand, Satanists aren't linked to the mythical figure of Satan? So they might not care?
     
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