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Featured I am a Boy at Christian School. I have to ask 5 question and figure out your worldview.

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by porter phillips, May 13, 2019.

  1. porter phillips

    porter phillips New Member

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    1. How do you believe the earth was created?

    2. Do you believe there is a God?

    3. Why do bad things happen to good people?

    4. What happens to humans after they die?

    5. How do we know right from wrong?
     
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  2. Audie

    Audie Well-Known Member

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    "their"
     
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    1. Physical evolution
    2. Yes
    3. Reality is amoral, humans are to be moral
    4. Their bodies decompose, there is no consciousness
    5. Our evolutionarily evolved brain and body produces thoughts and feelings that tell us

    I gave you succinct answers as this might make it more interesting for you to determine my world view without spelling it out.
     
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    sooda Well-Known Member

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    How old is your school and what denomination are they?
     
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  5. Daemon Sophic

    Daemon Sophic Avatar in flux

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    Welcome to the forum @porter phillips

    So, you are trying to determine our own world view/philosophy /religion based upon answers to your questions?

    Of course in many of our cases, it is made too easy for you, since, like myself, our outlook is posted under our name, or in our signature. :p
    But I’ll play along.....


    "porter phillips, post: 6103391, member: 66553"]
    1. How do you believe the earth was created? Gravity.

    2. Do you believe there is a God? Not necessarily.

    3. Why do bad things happen to good people? Bad people, bad timing, and/or bad “luck”. Plus lack of planning on the part of most people.

    4. What happens to humans after they die? I’m assuming here that you are asking about their consciousness/spirit/mind/etc..., and not the rotting corpse. Answer: Dunno. Nobody does.
    5. How do we know right from wrong? Good parenting, and an inborn sense of fairness.
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  6. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann no member (former tolerated guest)

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    Who is "their", or should be, young man Porter? It's possible good if asking that an answer whould contain information about it. Much success with young man's task and may he make it with own interest as well.
     
  7. joe1776

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    1. I don't know. It's a mystery.

    2. Maybe there's a Creator. If so, the founders of traditional Western religion didn't know anything more about it than I do.

    3. Mostly, bad things happen to people because people are both good and bad. They do bad things to each other. In other cases, bad things happen to them because of accidents and their own stupidity.

    4. We might have a spirit that survives death. That's another mystery.

    5. We're born with a conscience, intuition that enables us to discern right from wrong which we are free to disregard if we want to harm others. We do not learn to discern right from wrong after we're born. It isn't taught to us. That's a common myth.
     
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  8. porter phillips

    porter phillips New Member

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    Thanks Audie
     
  9. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Suffrin' Succotash
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  10. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    you end up alongside others that think and feel just like you do

    how else to be happy?
    how else to be fair?

    but if you happen to believe there is no after life.....
    then you follow your body into the box and then into the ground

    eternal darkness is physically real
    no form of light follows anyone into the grave

    you say you are school boy?.....and age of twenty?
    but your question implies a precocious frame of mind

    I hope you are as mature as your questions indicate
     
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    How many of you are in this class? 3 or 4 of your classmates have already posted here, was this website recommended by the teacher as a place to ask these questions?
     
  12. Audie

    Audie Well-Known Member

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    any time. :D
     
  13. columbus

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    A bit of matter left over from the accretion of the sun condensed into a sustainable orbit around the sun.

    Yes.

    Because people aren't very well suited to life on this planet.

    Their meatself rots and rejoins the cycle of physical life. Their soul rejoins the Ground of Being. Or "Original Source". Or, however you want to describe god.

    We generally don't. We just learn techniques for improvement to our personal experience.
    Some people learn better than others. But even the best aren't all that good at it.

    Tom
    PS ~ Are you going to share your conclusions with us?~
     
  14. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    This is what? Three threads so far with the same questions?
     
  16. Terry Sampson

    Terry Sampson ζει

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    Gee, ... could the questioners all be from the same school, in the same class, and have been given the same assignment, by the same teacher? Wow, ... how remarkably odd. More likely, it's probably the same student pretending to be a different person three times so far, if your count is correct.

    Them darn Christians! ... they're always doing goofy things. There ought to be a law against them doing that!
     
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    Don't look now, but the teacher might be one of us members of RF. Who do you think it might be and what's that bugger up to?
     
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  18. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I like that bit of ribbing there. ;O)
     
  19. Terry Sampson

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    Nice going, Aup. Maybe the School Board will fire the teacher and hire you. Are you ready to move to the U.S.??? :D
     
  20. KenS

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    I believe God's spoken word was the first cause. Having read some material on the substance of materiality, the say that the very foundation of what we see are light/sound waves. (I would have to look again for support)

    Sure do
    In my view, sometimes because man has free will and God gave the world to mankind. So, sometimes, because of the free will, bad things happen to good people.

    Second, I also believe in a spiritual world and there are spirits that control people and sponsor evil



    There is a place that I call Heaven and then there is the future of planets that God formed.

    That is complex, IMV. Some things are ingrained as wrong--like the taking of innocent life. Some things culture decides. Some things are personal decision--and may be right for one person but not right for another. Ultimately, IMO, God will decide what is right and what is wrong.
     
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