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Religious May Pole

  1. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    As long as the topic of religion keeps people running around the pole (in circles) fighting over stuff that wouldn't make any real diffrence anyway, even if it could be agreed upon; which it never will.

      No one is thinking about the stuff that you should be thinking about.       Who wins????

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Satan wins.

      1. ediggity profile image61
        ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really?  I kind of think GOD wins.  People get to be exposed to his word, and maybe some will be helped by it.

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          SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          God is not the author of confusion. God hates discord.

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            china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            How can you know what god hates, such simple answers clearly expose those who like to think they stand in front of the temple wizard-of-oz-like to pronounce for things supposedly hidden inside.

            The Council of Nicea is a good example for the whole sorry debacle of religion, while the talkers are arguing wizard-of-oz-like about what to say - others are organising and deciding what their false god is and is not. If there possibly is a god I cannot see him approving ANY of his so-called followers, they are all too busy promoting their own ego while 'others' are doing any good work.

  2. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    When we think that we are winning all the battles, just look around ; we might not have even showed up at the one that really counted.

       In that instance  Satan wins, we loose.

  3. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    I guess, in that instance, but I like to think we showed up at the right ones.

  4. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I can not remember now what books they were, But from what I do understand; at the council of Nicea in 326 AD.
       Those religious leaders in attendence spend most of their time and efforts argueing over whether Jesus was God, Was like God, Was Of God or the son of God. 
       While debating this issue, the rest of the elders were deciding what was to be included  and what wasn't included into the canon as we know it today.   

       I'm just saying that we need to pick our battles wisely regardless of the isues  whether they concern children, spouces, family or friends,business or personal.

       As in a game of Chess; I might let you think that you took all of my pons and maybe my bishop;  in the mean time before you know it I've got your queen and checkmate.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, but then I have a pawn shop!  A good business these days!

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        (OOps  no sp ck)

          And I have a harem  full of queens  (wishful thinking)

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck with that!

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    SirDentposted 6 years ago

    Lots of hot air blowing around this thread.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Always when you're here Sir!

    2. alternate poet profile image77
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You said it

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol lol Now that's truth. lol lol lol lol

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    SirDentposted 6 years ago
    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting well written hub.  But it adds nothing to the veracity of the story of Jesus.  The featured subjects were born several hundred years after the supposed life of Jesus and had no part in his life whatsoever. So what is your point?

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        SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is only a waste of time to try and prove a point to those who don't want it.

        That hub is about the coucnil of Nicea and Constantine and sets thing straight about what went on.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I am familiar with the subject matter.  Discussions  and debates about unknown and unverified authors of religious writings solve nothing.  Trying to make sense out of conjecture, myths, and outright fraud is hopeless.  Unless God writes it down personally, of course.  Everything else is merely myth and hearsay.

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          china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          by sets things straight - you mean bend the truth to suit the purpose

  8. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    There are so many conflicting "Facts" that it is difficult to decide what opinion to believe.

      Which is why I have spent so many years attempting to understand what exactly the scriptures were saying before 1650 years of mans interpretations were inflicted upon them
     

      I can not stress how important I feel it is to understand the prophesy in scripture first. For these need no interpretation.
    When we attempt to change the message to be saying that which it is not; then interpretation is required.

      Just my opinion.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What scriptures are you reading which you have no doubt of being false or misinterpreted?

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        china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That will be all of them I guess - it is always interesting when people blow hard about the word of god being written in truth and then try to tell us which particular scrap of paper it is written on from all the others that are not truth.

        I like Jerami because he at least sorts through the garbage and shows us interesting bits - unlike others whose pomposity is only equaled by their verbosity.  - I forget who said that once but it just fits blind bible thumpers perfectly.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, China Man! Unlike most believers, Jerami seems the most realistic of those who are trying to understand everything they can about their own personal beliefs.  I respect him for that very much!

      2. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        To begin with read Matthew 23 where Jesus calls the parasees that they are the sons of Satan.. Jesus says woe unto you something like a dozen times Tells them that all the blood of all the saints that their forefathers have shed will fall upon this generation. The disciples then ask Jesus  when are these things going to come to pass. Jesus answere Peter, James, John and Andrew in a private conversation all the things that must happen before the end (chapter 24)  He then tells them that "This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled"    But no one known the day or hour.


          Read these two chapters for your self.  Remember that they both are but one conversation.

           When read as written it will indicate that everything concerning prophesy as interpreted is false.

          Thanks for asking.

          And china man ...  Thanks for the compliment.

          And you as well Randy. that means a lot.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Matthew is considered by most modern scholars to be written in the latter part of the 1st century and not by him at all.  His mention of the early years of Jesus is the only reference to the childhood of Christ.  Something one would expect to be well recorded by his exuberant followers. 

          Interesting, of course, but dubious as to being a factual representation of the early life of Christ.  There's no way of knowing for sure. 

          Might be factual, might not!  Like all of the New Testament, tainted by alterations and editing by early Christian advocates. Too bad really, actual first person knowledge of Christ would be very interesting to read.

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The Way I see it is that, regardless of when Matthew 24,Mark 13, Luke 21 were written; The way in which these chapters are interpreted, is at the centeral core of Christian belief of the second coming of Christ being a future thing.

                And when reading Matt. 23 and 24 I do not understand how or why any one does not understand what these chapters are saying.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I understand your interest in Matthew, Jerami.  But unless you are sure of the validity of the author and the words he has supposedly penned, the scriptures are suspect.  How can you place value on phrases which may or may not be factual?  The amount of corruption in early religious writings is immense.  What criteria do you follow to be assured the scriptures are really factual?

              1. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It doesn't matter if these books have any validity or not.

                That is not the issue that I am attempting to deal with.

                   I am speaking to those that choose to accept them as valid.

                   My question to them is ...  If you believe them to be valid, then why are you "INTERPRETING" everything that they say as if they mean something other than what they actually are saying.

                   If you believe it  don't change it.

  9. errum fattah profile image59
    errum fattahposted 6 years ago

    i dont think tht people here r posting religious posts to just to win, i think v r just doing our work, which God told us to do.
    i think pplr representing their religion to make awearness abt their religion to the ppl.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We are not doing Gods work when we pervert his message before we teach it.
        God said exactly what he intended for us to understand.

        Like when we buy a car.  The terms are explicitly layed out.

        We do not get to interpret this contract to mean something else other than what it says. After signing we do not get to all ammendments.

         Gods covenant with us is no diffrent.
         He has two witnesses as to what he actually agreed to.
        He evidentally knew that we were going to try to manipulate the situation.
         He said exacthy what he meant to say and he has two witnesses
      that was standing before the throne when he made this covenant.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Did either of the two witness have the ability to write down what God agreed to?

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I realy don't know?  If they did I bet ya a nickle that it's is in their back pocket so's they won't lose it.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They wear clothes with back pockets?  I figured they would be clad in terry cloth bathrobes and flip flops!  LOL!

            1. Jerami profile image77
              Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The angels that are at the heaven that you are going to may be dressed like that.  I just got a feeling that where I'm going that they have back pockets and cotton sacks.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                So you think you will spend eternity "picking cotton"? Are you insinuating Hell is somewhere down here in South Georgia?  LOL!

                If so, I hope you're right!  I'll have served my sentence and be ready for the 40 young, beautiful, mute, almost virgin, females  I firmly believe my religion promised me.  Did I mention the free satellite TV and unlimited supplies of beer and sandwiches?

                Compared with the Christian idea of Heaven, you know, hanging around with generations of relatives, singing religious songs, walking on streets of gold, listening to those zealots saying "I told you so," (do you still have to pray), having fine ladies bringing sandwichs and beers to me in front of the TV strikes me as more my speed!

                Care to convert?

              2. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Salvation is said to be free to us, cause it was bought and paid for.
                   It's those good works that is supposed to pile up all those rewards.
                   I don't know how many rewards that I have coming to me.

                   A cotton sack might be about all I got coming to me.

                  I'm thinking that I'll be happy with that.

    2. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good response.  I think the same thing.

  10. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol lol lol

  11. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I might notta been as good as you. I'll be alright as long as I can get my cotton sack full enough ta lay down on by the time I get down to the high cotton, and there will be one of those hillbilly girls hideing back there where they like to hang out at. n  Os==t   I almost forgot thats my cousin.

       Like I told ya  you was  probably bettern me

 
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