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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Riders, Oct 6, 2018.

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  1. rageoftyrael1987

    rageoftyrael1987 Mostly Skeptical

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    Shadow Wolf - That is so painful to watch. It'd be one thing if she actually made any attempt to explain anything that comes out of her mouth, but it's just assertion after assertion. Also, is she high? I mean, she shouldn't be smoking that devil's cabbage, but I think she might be, lmao.
     
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

    How can Celts (who did not worship your god) celebrating new year hundreds of years before Deuteronomy was written even be thought of as sinning against your god?

    Also note note the references to a couple of pope's adopting the celebration into christian ritual.
     
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  3. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Halloween is just an excuse to get candy or get wasted. Everyone inserting Satan into it comes across as paranoid or lame or xenophobic.
    As for me I'm going to watch me some Hocus Pocus with some brandy on All Hallows' eve. Either that or I'll still be obsessively playing Red Dead 2. I don't know if that's worth getting into a tizzy over though.
     
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  4. Samantha Rinne

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    Somehow in all of that, you failed to understand the True Meaning of Halloween. You know, all those movies talking about the True Meaning of Christmas? Well Halloween has one too. The Roman Empire is torturing converts getting them to recant. Only, it doesn't work that way. They convert Romans watching the games, they even convert centurions and guards sent to punish them. These are the Saints. The whole dress up thing is cosplay. It's intended as parody. The candy is a treat. In other words, the day you are waiting for remembering those who died for the spread of Christianity, children despite secular society, are still keeping the custom of laughing in the face of death, and things may seem scary but there is a treat at the end. This is a terrible article, it obscures actual meaning and sterilizes everything. This is the Holy Evening before the celebration of those who came before, and rather than anything Satanic, it's an opportunity to tell people sacred history.
     
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    It's nonsense to those who have buried their heads in the sand, awaiting the great shafting from the enemy!!!
     
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  6. Dragonslayer

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    That's exactly the attitude that the enemy loves, as long as you believe evil is harmless you are under His spell. His main weapon is deception, so He loves to see people like you who have a Satanic avatar of Vishnu (a wicked blood thirsty Demon).

    You guys think that the Devil is a funny little harmless man in a red suit, while in reality He's a super powerful, super evil, super blood thirsty murderer and liar. His main goal is to make you believe He doesn't exist, while in reality He knows His fate and He wants to take as many as he can to hell with Him.

    I guess it's no use warning you because you have closed the door on reality and you have decided
    I'm not sure what you base your assumptions on but I know they are not founded on facts. The problem is, that those who present as "mentally ill" don't have any physical symptoms. All of the outward symptoms are behavioral, so there is no biochemical reason for their irrational behavior so the only logical conclusion is spiritual oppression.

    Drugs/Medications only suppress the brains normal function and cause people to think that the condition is being treated, while the truth is the condition hasn't changed at all. The drug suppresses the persons cognitive function, making them feel distracted while their brain is preoccupied with trying to function with the impairment the drug has caused.

    So the drugs haven't healed or fixed anything, all they have done is suppress the persons brain function and the Doctors take credit for calming the person down so they aren't causing trouble any more.

    I have seen people who were using Psychotropic Drugs to manage their behavioral problems and "depression" being healed by the power of prayer. The people testified later that they were oppressed by Demons, they are now completely drug free and they have been liberated from bondage to the Demonic forces.

    God gives true believers a sound mind, all the people in my Church are high on the Holy Spirit. We are full of joy, and no drug could compare or produce the joy we feel. We are completely free from drugs, alcohol, fornication, and every other sin which unbelievers are in bondage to.

    The only reason people take drugs is to change the way they feel, they are trying to escape their guilty conscience so they use drugs and alcohol to escape. The irony is, Christ offers a much better high and there is no cost or hangover and it super healthy. You unbelievers are chasing what we have, you run around like slaves trying to suppress your guilt with chemicals.

    The reason you are trying to defend your position and classify "Sin" as a physical problem, which needs to be treated with Drugs/Medication is so you can call it an illness and avoid responsibility for depending on drugs to instead of God to feel good normally.

    You won't be able to fool God on judgement day and say, "my depression was clinical" and no ta spiritual illness called "SIN" You can fool your friends and family but you will have to give an account for the way you lived the life God gave you.

    You can never justify the use of drugs, yes certain drugs have a place. God gave us certain medicines to use for painful surgical procedures, they were not meant to be used to escape our responsibilities and open ourselves up to Demons by abusing them.
     
  7. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    There is no satanic avatara of Vishnu. I am sorry your ignorance and request you not to defame Hindu belief.

    Edit: There is no Satan in Hinduism. Many of the 'Asuras' (Mahabali, Prahlad, Mayasura) and Rakshasas (Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Marichi) are respected for their honesty and scholarship. All were great devotees of one or the other God or Goddess.
     
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  8. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    You pick and choose which scripture verses you want to follow. I know you don't follow them all. By the way, God wants the devil to deceive the world. Scripture says God creates evil.

    God allows demons to roam freely in our world and to deceive people. If a man lets a roaring lion in the same room with his children, and the lion eats the children, the father wanted it to happen.

    Since God wants so much evil in our world, we might as well enjoy God's will a bit.

    Keep pretending God is some weakling that has no ability to cast demons into the abyss. He wants the demons to be powerful for a time.

    Even after he casts The Devil into the pit, he later lets the devil out of the pit to deceive people.

    The devil does God's will!
     
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    I don't like Halloween because I see it as (1) Americanisation and (2) commercialisation — no-one celebrated it in London when I was a boy. But if I weren't too old, I'd be tempted to join in just to offend the Christians. Of course it wouldn't, as our local Anglicans and Catholics are too sensible!
     
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  10. Riders

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    Samhein is celebrated by eaarthbased Pagan folks not by devil worshippers.
     
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  11. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

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    Pagans are not devil worshippers.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Modern holidays are usually a muddled mess of several traditions. I will say that your information is incorrect with regard to Samhain. Samhain is neither “satanic” nor “evil.” It’s merely a “thin time” in the Celtic pagan tradition.

    I don’t see a problem in letting Halloween be what it has become for most: a fun time and a treat for the kids.
     
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  13. Riders

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    It is fatening though! I go to the grocery store and get tempted to buy all the on sale halloween yummy candy that's the only down side from Halloween weight gain! Reeses peanut utter cups hersheys bars,rollo! York peppermint candy 3 musketteers
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Someone’s been watching too much of Zak Bagans and Ghost Adventures.

    Demonsdemonsdemonsdemonsdemons. The world is a daaaaangerous place, where we must mind eeeevery single action, or the Debbel will getcha! God would not possibly create a world that is inherently safe for us. Mars? The Debbel! Hershey’s? The Debbel! Jolly Ranchers? The Debbel! Pfft.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Nor will it just because you want to.
     
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    In fact as a boy in London in the 1960s (in a mixed Anglican/Catholic household) we used to have ducking apples, "turnip" lanterns (actually swedes) and a bit of dressing up in old sheets.

    In France they don't seem to mark All Hallows Eve much but they do observe the Day of the Dead on 2nd November, which by tradition is when families go to clean and tidy up the graves of dead family members. I think this is a rather nice thing to do and intend to take it up myself.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    This girl is on Quaaludes or something, and she’s fixated on “Sa’un.” And she loves “like, Jesus and all that.”
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    I have only one thing to say: Candy Corn!
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    This reminds me of the panhandler sketch from Cheech and Chong: “ Before, I was all messed up on drugs. But since I’ve found the Lord, now I’m all messed up on the Lord!”
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Half the posts here remind me of when Jon Lovitz would dress up as Satan on SNL and go to Peoples Court against the hairdresser. He’d get that look in his eyes and go, “Wooooorshiiip meeeeee!!!”
     
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