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Featured What happens to Christians aged over twenty-two?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by David Young, Mar 26, 2022.

  1. David Young

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    I was a Christian when I started studying for my theology degree at the age of nineteen. By the time I graduated, at the age of twenty-two, I had lost my faith and become an agnostic. I became an atheist around the age of twenty-three.

    One detail I noticed was that even Christians who were intelligent enough to become undergraduates still resorted to the "Wait until you are older/until you are my age before trying to understand that" line of argument.

    Let us suppose that I had remained a Christian all these years. I am now fifty. At what stage, if any, would I have stopped hearing other Christians tell me to wait until I am older whenever I disagreed with them about what something in the Bible means, what Christian ethics may or may not involve or anything else related to Christianity?

    Or should I wait until I am older before asking this question?
     
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  2. Brickjectivity

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    I don't know why some people choose to become ministers and others don't.

    As you know there is a strong system in place to keep things the same. There is not any room for re evaluation unless you fund your own path and walk alone, unaccredited, not funded. So you'd always hear the same objections I think.

    You need a more creative solution, something not from the box.
     
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  3. KenS

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    What qualified you as a "christian" when you started to study for your theology degree.

    Never heard of that line before... "to understand" what?

    Having discussions and question, IMV, are healthy when the intent is to grow in understanding.

    Ask away, I say! :)
     
  4. Brian2

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    You can be a Christian all your life and not have all your questions answered.
     
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    The Truth wins always, you allowed Truth to guide you

    The 1 Big Lie in Christianity is "Jesus is the Only Highway"

    Now people finally wake up, after 2000 years brainwashing

    If Christianity does not globally admits and correct this fault made on purpose by Big Church the next 2000 years will be the downfall of Christianity...Dharma protects those who follow Dharma AND Adharma will destroy those who follow Adharma. Some great pointers from Eastern Logic, that's just how Creation works

    You cannot be a True Christian while maintaining the Big Lie
     
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  6. Brian2

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    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. You cannot get to the Father but through Jesus.
    Jesus is the judge of everyone. If we don't get past the judge, we cannot get to the Father.
     
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    Just keep belittling other Faiths and you will 'kill' your own Faith
     
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    So you think the words of Jesus are belittling your faith?
    All Jesus did is to speak the truth.
     
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    No, the words of Jesus are not belittling, just how you phrased it. Jesus was the opposite of belittling..."thou shall not judge"..."only throw stone if..."... "mote in eye of the other" etc.etc.
     
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    In my opinion, someone who stops being a Christian was never a Christian to start with. That person may have believed a few things Christians believe or attens a Christian church. But he or she was not a true Christian, only a part time Christian. God calls those He wants and once called, one does not change his mind.
     
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    That makes for a sucky religion.
     
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    That's just a pitch line in attempts to keep people from leaving.
     
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  13. Brian2

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    What is a sucky religion?
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    When it dosent deliver.
     
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    The truth does show flaws in other faiths. That is it's nature.
     
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    Is the goal of a religion is to give you knowledge and answers to all your questions?
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    At least it thinks so.
     
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  18. Brian2

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    Yes I guess most religions try to answer all the questions.
    In Christianity many of the questions are left unanswered fully.
    The idea is to trust God and what He has told us even if we do not have all the answers.
     
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    Truth = Truth, hence no flaws, That is its nature
    All Scriptures show flaws, Christianity not excluded !!!
     
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    True, the truth shows flaws in each of us and in the beliefs and practices in our religions, including Christianity.
     
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