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are you a good person?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by blinding_light, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Abram

    Abram Abraham

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    I used to think I was good until I started to become Christian. I can be very wicked and if left to myself I will lie, hurt, hide things, lust, etc... Can I keep any of the laws that God gave me? Nope, not a one. If tempted enough by the right situation and people I will break every law and rule set upon me. But with contineous Bible study and prayer I tend to stay out of the grip of the devil. Thank you Jesus!
     
  2. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    I have broken all 10 of the 10 Commandments in reality or in essence. I am therefore guilty before Almighty God, and cannot enter Heaven as He is Holy and I am not. I therefore accepted the free gift that Christ paid for all my sins on the cross, and gave me His Righteousness, thereby pardoning me and letting me in to Heaven.
     
  3. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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  4. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    If you are referring to me, I am simply answering the post, am I good, and I use the ten commandments to see if I am, in God's eyes, in my religion. Am simply stating a believe, not asking or telling anyone to believe it. Okey-Dokey?
     
  5. Nehustan

    Nehustan Well-Known Member

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    I remember leaving the tube (subway) on my way to work one day and there were some girls collecting for some charity or another, so I gave them some cash. They smiled and said 'You're a nice guy' I replied 'Oh no...I gave you the money because I know I'm not.'

    I think I will quote Socrates who while walking through athens was accosted by a man who shouted at him 'In you I see the Devil'....'Ahhh' replied Socrates'...I see you know me sir.'
     
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  6. Maxist

    Maxist Active Member

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    Ha, I am not a good person. No one is, no one can be. Good is an ever-changing thing. A thing that is always just within reach, and quite impossible to obtain.
     
  7. Mister_T

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    I can be a no good S.O.B. if someone tick's me off. I've got my moments. No one's perfect. But, when it comes right down to it, I believe that I'm a good person at heart.
     
  8. Steve

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    Im not a good person, ive lied, stolen, lusted, dishonered my parents - the list can go on!
    If it wernt for Christ and his payment for my sin i would end up in Hell.
     
  9. Opethian

    Opethian Active Member

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    I'm just as good as any other person or organism on this planet, because let's face it, we're just organised parts of dead matter that interact with their surroundings based on the way we are structured. There is no free will, so how can your choices determine if you are a good person or not? They can't. They can only show how lucky you are and how well you comply with the matter around you.
     
  10. mr.guy

    mr.guy crapsack

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    I haven't stepped on a kitten all day. That makes me good. For today.
     
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  11. DakotaGypsy

    DakotaGypsy Active Member

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    I try to be a good person according to my lights.
    Often. I don't think I've ever lied to harm someone or to harm someone's reputation.
    I think theft is a lowbrow crime and my reasons for not stealing, pure snobbery, cannot count for making me good. I have stolen some ridiculous things though, when I was a talking Christmas Tree at Gimbel's and was alone in the cafeteria, I stole a superripe banana because I love superripe bananas and I knew the banana would be tossed into the garbage and I didn't want to see it wasted when I would enjoy it--with my pervserse love of superripe bananas.
    I've sworn quite often, I am quite the primadona of swearing, but I thought taking God's name in vain meant swearing falsely in a case of law where one was obliged to take a Christian-type oath in God's name or upon a Bible, that sort of thing, to tell the truth. And, I have never lied under oath.
    Quite often, thank heavens. And, I try to avoid seducing other women's husbands.
    Yeah, I've prolly broken all of them, depending upon how you interpret them.
    God and I would have a very interesting conversation--if there is a God. I would probably put God on trial and grill him.
    I'd rather go to hell with my friends than to heaven with Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, folks of that ilk.
     
  12. angellous_evangellous

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    I drink beer and eat pizza while watching Jackie Chan! :jam:
     
  13. angellous_evangellous

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    I had a nightmare about kittens last night. The little bugger kept sratching me!:149:
     
  14. angellous_evangellous

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    I have not found this quote attributed to Socrates. Where did you find it?
     
  15. michel

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    I am not sure I am a good person; I wish I was, and I try to be.

    Sometimes, when I think I have done a good deed, I think about it, and can usually come to the conclusion that I would get some benefit from it (feeling good, or happy). It's like helping an old lady across the road, walking away, and thinking "That was nice of me".........that devalues the act completely.

    I am not 'fit' mentally, or physically, and give my family a hard time, because of my agoraphobia each time I need to go out. I have really bad mood swings (though I am learning how to control them to some extent).

    Am I good? I honestly don't know. I would have to admit to having broken a few of the ten commandments................
     
  16. Nehustan

    Nehustan Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it was in the dialogues, tho' I have paraphrased it as I read it a long time ago, but the general jist is what I put. I'm sure it must have been the dialogues as it was in the 3rd person as I recall, and as Plato wrote them that would account for the 3rd person, long time ago tho' but I recall laughing out loud when I read it.
     
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