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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Hammzah, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Hammzah

    Hammzah Member

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    Anyone can be a beachgoer, but can everyone be a surfer? Meaning, can everyone be a believer?
     
  2. Rival

    Rival Inodj har-ek Horu
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    Please someone make it stop.
     
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  3. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    Well...he has a point. Anyone can be clear with their posts, but can everyone be needlessly ambiguous? Meaning they take themselves too seriously?
     
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  4. sandy whitelinger

    sandy whitelinger Veteran Member

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    There seems to be people who are predestined to be bbeachgoer.

    White men can't jump.
     
  5. Hammzah

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    Anyone can be a religious person, but it takes someone special to desire for his brother that what he desires for himself.
     
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    Kuzcotopia If you can read this, you are as lucky as I am.

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    Why does that brother have to tie him down and force to on him?

    Because that may be special, but it sure ain't love.
     
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    Reminds me of Baywatch. I'm a believer after watching the new movie. Super slow-mo does it.
     
  8. 'mud

    'mud ~~ Life is Stuff ~~
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    There's `belief` in every single beach shell,
    one has to listen closely, and comes the sunset,
    and the tide, and footsteps disappear,
    and when the sunrise comes anew,
    `belief` is once again renewed.
     
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    If everyone was a surfer, it would be terribly crowded and dangerous to surf. I wouldn't want that.

    When we compare others with our selves and find them coming up short for not wanting and doing exactly like us, I think we fail to consider how beneficial it may be that things are that way.

    Holding a view that everyone should be a surfer, and surf in the same way, takes all the fun, creativity, and joy out of it -- and relegates surfing to the realm of drudgery, obligation, and doing it for all kinds of reasons other than love. In my opinion, it would invert/pervert it.
     
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  10. Truthseeker9

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    I believe that someday everyone will be a believer, because God has promised us that.
     
  11. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    When you see, belief is no longer required. Jus' sayin'...
     
  12. Epic Beard Man

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    Does this mean the tides "prey" on surfers now?
     
  13. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    He may have a point....Seen some hardcore atheists get on their knees in the face of danger. Everyone it seems turns to God when they face their own mortality.
     
  14. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    It would not occur to me to do so, and have been in a number of delicate situations over the decades.
    The "there are no atheists in foxholes" idea only goes so far.

    To counter your point, in the face of reality, many theists have dropped their god and became happy atheists.
     
  15. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Now you've gone and done it! You've said something I completely understand and agree with.
     
  16. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I didn't during my heart attack. Still don't.
     
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  17. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    ^ Commenting your last post...They weren't theists to begin with...Subconsciously they always had questions. At least with me I question despite my belief in God. The beauty with being an agnostic-theist you can flirt with the idea of God even if you're wrong.
     
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  18. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Here I was thinking it was from a book people read.
     
  19. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    “People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think this is a good argument against atheism. Personally, I think it's a much better argument against foxholes.”
     
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  20. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Good for you...Perhaps God is giving you a chance at life in righting the wrong things in your life even if you don't believe. You see, I'd like to believe, excuse me, I do believe that God doesn't give a damn what you believe but sometimes facing our own mortality may make us cognizant of the things we overlook and do not address in our own lives.

    For example an alcoholic prior to cirrhosis of the liver has an inflammation of the liver......This is easily fixable by withdrawing from alcohol. Cirrhosis is not and when that happens you need a liver transplant which as an alcoholic you either need to be extremely wealthy or extremely lucky because most donation organizations don't place an alcoholic at the top of the list. We live a life of chances and sometimes facing mortality makes us aware of that. I'm sure one day whether you believe in God or not, you'll face that realization and that lingering question of the "what if."
     
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