Is Christianity a Great religion?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Saint, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. CptBork Valued Senior Member

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    Look, I get that the universe can often seem like an empty and meaningless place, completely indifferent to life and consequence. I get that many if not all humans feel a subconscious drive to give some sense, meaning and personification to the universe by projecting their own ideals and conscious thoughts as if there were a supreme creator who felt the same way. All the same, how can we possibly equate fantasies invented out of personal needs with solid, indisputable truth? How can you just one day decide upon the existence of a supernatural creator because that's how you want it, and come to any logical conclusion but "maybe, maybe not"?

    I've moderated my views on Christianity from where I was when I was younger. I think any sensible interpretation of it that I've ever heard flies completely in the face of observable facts, and I think it's been used to promote a great deal of intolerance and outright barbarism over the last 2000 years. However, I also think there must have been vastly more destructive philosophies in the world at the time when Christianity came into vogue (which is probably why they all died out so long ago), and at least it was good enough to keep western civilization afloat into the modern age. Basically if it makes someone happy and doesn't lead them to try interfering in other peoples' personal lives, then I don't see it as being worse than any other personal indulgence.
     
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  3. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Your point of view sounds pretty much like the undisputable facts that were all bumping into. Having said that, there is 5x more dark matter than there is regular matter; there is 5x more stuff out there that we can't see or detect. Nobody knows what it is, but let's be positive about it. I have to encourage people to embrace (if they want to) a religion, a philosophy or a point of view that eases their mind and hurts no one. I encourage UFO enthusiasts, angel enthusiasts, New Agers, and everyone who has a point of view that gives them peace of mind. It is perfectly sensible and appropriate to create peace of mind for ourselves and for others.
     
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  5. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Oh I see now, a compassionate person would call others communist pinkos and demand heads on a post. LOL.
     
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  7. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Your anti-logic is getting old and trite. As an atheist, you do not stir the emotions or add anything to the human heart. What you say is more like a computer program, logical, boring, machine-like, soul-less. Is there any part of you left that is still human?
     
  8. Balerion Banned Banned

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    What do insults and death threats add to the human heart, exactly?
     
  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    The human heart pumps blood. Since souls have never been shown to exist, we are all soul-less.
     
  10. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    I never made a death threat! Don't twist my words.
     
  11. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    >Delete Q_program
     
  12. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    You didn't give us a chance, we are busy debunking your delusions.
     
  13. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    That statement doesn't make any sense.
     
  14. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Filling your head with gods or angels or any polytheistic nonsense isn't the only path to spirituality. If you were honest about it, you would desire your spiritual practice to be free of such fancy decorations.
     
  15. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    In one sense, it is the great wealth and success of western civilization that permits us the opportunity to think about our own spirituality at all (as opposed to survival). Since you don't like gods or angels, what is it that you would put inside your head?
     
  16. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    trinity

    I get that... where else is it mentioned in religion? I'm a christian..... I'm curios and never heard the trinity mentioned elsewhere
     
  17. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    1 John 5:7...is a good Biblical reference, and to answer your question, it's a commonly taught doctrine of the Catholic Church (to give you one example). Not all Christian denominations, however, believe that God is triune.

    Are you a member of any particular church/denomination, may I ask?
     
  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that should be the point of civilization, more leisure time.

    I enjoy Eastern philosophies. They don't seek to fill you up with more things, they seek to empty yourself of preconceptions in order to see things as they are.

    In pursuit of knowledge,
    Every day something is added.
    In the practice of the Tao,
    Every day something is dropped.
    Less and less do you need to force things,
    Until finally you arrive at non-action.
    When nothing is done,
    Nothing is left undone.
     
  19. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Why people still go to church?
    They really believe God?
     
  20. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    To be with their friends and sing songs.
     
  21. Medicine*Woman Jesus: Mythstory--Not History! Valued Senior Member

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    M*W: Observant, yes. Saint, no.
     
  22. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    To pray to a Higher Power.

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  23. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Right, cause waving your arms around makes god listen.
     

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