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Discussion in 'Evolution Vs. Creationism' started by Jimmy, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Better for you but not me.
     
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    I’m really not one to believe that all that is has always been around and always will be. All things end in my gut felt belief.
     
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    Why? What benefit do you receive from this specific belief?
    You can believe whatever you want but hopefully you are getting something out of it.
     
  4. Jimmy

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    The belief is the benefit
     
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    A rather shallow benefit to say the least. It is not a required belief for Christianity. It may be a required belief for the least "Christian" of sects, but then one is treading on thin ice theologically.
     
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    Shallow for you perhaps but not me. The ice is pretty thick around here.
     
  7. Jimmy

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    FYI
    My spirituality is based on reality not Christianity.
     
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    No, your ice is far thinner than you know. If one calls oneself a Christian but does not follow the teachings of Jesus, but focuses on the minutia and errors in the Bible instead don't you think that he has a good chance at failing the goal of his religion? There are too many Christians that abuse their faith to support what they want to believe rather than what is actually taught in the Bible.
     
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    If your spirituality was based upon reality then you would have to accept evolution. You are basing it on something rather odd. I am not sure what you base it on. But it clearly is not reality.
     
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    You and me are different is all. Just speaking my truth here.
     
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    Truth is not personal.
     
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    I believe reality is more than capable of holding great mysteries that can’t be explained.
     
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    My truth is different than yours so therefore it’s personal
     
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    Once again, truth is simply not personal. You are conflating belief and truth. They are two different things. Your beliefs may be different, but the truth is the same for everyone. Just as facts are the same for everyone.
     
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    Yeah but you’re reading too deep. You’ve forgotten to notice that the truth that I speak of is the fact that I believe the earth was created in a nano second.
     
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    More simply, it is a fact or “true” that I believe A or B. . I’m not talking about A or B being true. So yes I am speaking my truth and it’s personal.
     
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    That you believe something is true. That does not make the belief itself true. There is not very much difference between having one's own "truth" and self inflicted delusion.

    It may be more comforting to you. But it is far from the truth.

    Can you tell me what about the fact that you share a common ancestor with other apes bothers you? I am always curious why people do not like this.
     
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    I don’t think you’re following me. That’s OK.
    Nothing bothers me about it. I just believe something different
     
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    No self inflicted delusions here
     
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    How would you know?
     
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