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Why Don' t Christians Believe?

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    AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago

    Dear Mr. or Mrs. Christian,

    You have often asked me to prove to you that there is no god.  You claim proof and evidence that what you believe is true by pointing to the words in a book.  You claim a man-god rose from the dead to save the world from sin, and you point to the books of the bible that tell of his story as proof and evidence.

    I have rejected your evidence as non-compelling, and your claims in the supernatural as unsubstantiated hope.

    Yet, when you the Christian are asked to disprove that Allah is the one true god, you cannot do it.  The Qu'ran repeatedly claims it is the perfect word of the world's creator, yet you do not accept that evidence.  There is literature that paints a picture of Muhammad as the last great prophet, that Jesus was not divine, and believers in Jesus will spend eternity in hell - but you ignore that evidence out of hand, too.

    To you, the evidence of Islam is not compelling, and their claims of their supernatural beings are unsubstantiated fiction.

    Congratulations.  You now know what it means to be an atheist in regards to Islam.

    We atheists, on the other hand, extend your non-belief as to Islam to encompass all other religions and gods.

    So the next time you want to challenge an atheist as to why he doesn't accept your belief, you may instead simply ask yourself why you don't accept Islamic beliefs. 

    You will find the reasons are the same.

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Neither Christians nor the atheists can prove that the ONE-Creator-God does not exist.

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        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Neither can Islam

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        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nor can religionists prove he does. smile

        Nor can they prove that little bo-peep lost her sheep and didn't know where to find them.
        We can however realize that if she lost them, she wouldn't know where to find them obviously.

        We can't prove that the three bears had different beds either, or that Fred Flintstone really loved Wilma and worked in that quarry even though we have more proof of it than you do for your beliefs.
        I guess we are all too dumb, and can't prove anything at all really. smile

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Earnest your killing me tonight yhr P on my keyboard is stuck/sticky? ewe

          lol

          question again, I thought Christians believed how come they stopped?   Was it the run for cure event that got some knickers in a bow?

          Just curious and very confused hmm:

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            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Kimberley! I have no idea what they know about other fairytales.
            Just thought I would try to find out. smile

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        paar,

        Don't brag.  You also cannot prove that the invisible pink elephant that lives in my garage does not exist.  So what is your point?  Your fantasies are more believable than mine?  '

        How so?  The color pink is known.  Elephants exist.  O.K, so 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

        How about god(s)?    How much objective evidence is there for an immaterial invisible all-powerful spirit? 

        Kids, can you say nada?

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        Digsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You know that he (God) is by what he has created and is plainly evident.

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          AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          (You know that he (God) is by what he has created)

          Digs,

          So which masterpiece did he sign?  And whose signature is it?  Is it Jehovah.?  Allah?  Mars?  Poseiden? 

          Btw, I happen to agree with your premise.  Creation is impossible.  God cannot create anything.  Therefore, a creator-god is impossible.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your analogy leaves out the most important thing.
      That would be the Holy Spirit.
      And indeed that is one of the reasons that Christians reject Islam.   So your comparison to that, even, is misplaced.

      But go right ahead with your disbelief if you wish.  I no longer challenge atheists as to why they don't accept belief in Christ, because I already know why they don't believe.

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        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Brenda, what is the reason for the non belief?

        I think it is education and a tendency not to be gullible myself. smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hardheartedness
          rebellion
          the same stuff that got 1/3 of the angels knocked down to the earth

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            AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            (the same stuff that got 1/3 of the angels knocked down to the earth)

            Brenda,

            What about Hansel and Gretel - I was positive they were in that story, too.

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            Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Brenda, Agreed. Atheists just don't want to believe in God. That's why they refuse to admit that God exist.

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              dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Nah. Why wouldn't an atheist want to believe? The idea that you'll go to a paradise so long as you believe and repent is a lovely idea, much nicer than "you die and that's it". But we atheists cannot force ourselves to believe something we think is unlikely. We do not have those powers of self-delusion.

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                Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Brenda has previously answered your question above. You have free choice to believe what you want.

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                  mathsciguyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh, I do so hate replying to such deeply threaded posts - it makes is difficult sometimes to follow.  But, I feel that I may contribute a valid point here.

                  You say that a person has free choice to believe what they want.  Assuming this to be true (ie, not disagreeing with you whatsoever), where does the "want" come from?  If I truly believe what I "want," then what is it that causes me to "want" to believe that way?  I mean this in a deeper sense than can be answered by "because you, sir, are hardhearted and rebellious."  Even assuming that to be true (that I am hardhearted and rebellious), what is it that makes me that way, leading to my "want" to believe a certain idea?  Was I born hardhearted and rebellious?  I don't know if I've made the question clear enough, so please do tell me if I'm being unclear or doubletalk-ish.

                  Anyway, it seems to me that from this line of reasoning a person could be shown to be completely unresponsible (and therefore blameless) for whatever he or she believed.  Obviously, this clashes somewhat with the notion that a person can be punished for eternity because of their particular beliefs in life.  Food for thought? Or not?

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                    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    The Holy Spirit draws all mankind toward Him.  Jesus promised that before He went to the cross.
                    After that, it's all up to the person to choose Him or to rebel.
                    Knowing that God is almighty, omniscient, and that He is Love, how anyone can keep refusing Him has to be a matter of rebellion.

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                    AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I cannot see how it is possible to have a choice of what to believe when belief is determined by what is thought to be right and valid.   We are shown the axioms of mathematics and are taught that 2+2=4.  We do not have the choice to disbelieve.  We believe because we have concluded our beliefs represent the best choice for us, and it is not possible to go against this conclusion.

                    On the other hand, we can decide what to have faith in.  Faith is not so compelling an emotion as belief.  Faith is more like crossing one's fingers and hoping - and like one with crossed fingers and hope, that faith has no affect whatsoever on reality.  Whatever is going to happen, happens, but at least the faithful got to close his eyes, cross his fingers, and pretend otherwise.

                    There is no option to change belief, though.  A change of belief can only occur with evidence so compelling as to alter the underlying emotional response to the idea.  At which point the change of belief occurs, and preventing it is impossible.

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                    Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Hi mathsciguy, I will leave you to answer the first two questions in your post. A person chooses to be rebellious.

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                Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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                It is to return to paradise and it has nothing to do with believing.
                One day I will write a hub on what really happened, in the Jewish scriptures not the Christians.

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            Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            ______________________
            According to the Bible, The angels weren't kicked out for rebellion.
            They did something much worse. Look and you'll see.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (That would be the Holy Spirit.  And indeed that is one of the reasons that Christians reject Islam)

        Brenda,

        So if Islam had its own ghost, then it would be O.K., too?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's too late for Islam to come up with its own "ghost" or its own Messiah.   The Word of God has stood the test of time and will stand through eternity.

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            recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I met a traveller from an antique land
            Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
            Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
            Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
            And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
            Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
            Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
            The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
            And on the pedestal these words appear:
            `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
            Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
            Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
            Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
            The lone and level sands stretch far away."

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              Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              poor dead guy, whoever he was.

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            AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            (The Word of God has stood the test of time and will stand through eternity.)

            Brenda,

            You mean the Qu'ran, I take it?  That is the word of god according to Muslims. 

            Or are you still atheist in regards to Allah?

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              Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              "atheist in regards to Allah"    OH that's a new oxymoron! lol

              Take that wrinkled label and try to pin it on some willing soul, 'cause I ain't buying it.

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                AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Brenda,

                Pardon me.  Then you believe Allah is god?  You accept the Islamic arguments as to why Allah is god?

                Gee, I didn't think you believed in Allah.

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  No, silly.
                  Allah is not God.   So, to try to label me as an atheist is erroneous on all counts.
                  IF I were to say I don't believe in God, then you might have a chance to label me an atheist.

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                    AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Brenda,

                    I didn't label you as an atheist.  I said you were an atheist in regards to Allah.
                    Here, let me refresh your memory. 

                    (Allah is not God.)

                    I take that as fairly persuasive evidence that you do not accept Allah as God
                    Neither do I.

                    See, we think alike, after all.

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                    thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Not to be argumentative, but the word Allah simply means God.  It is like "chien" in French and "dog" in English.  That's all.  You actually do believe in Allah.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (I no longer challenge atheists as to why they don't accept belief in Christ)

        Brenda,

        Right - except for this time.  :-)

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      Titen-Sxullposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      While I agree with the overall point you are making Winston I don't think the reasons that Christians do not accept Islam are at all the same to why I (or many other atheists) reject Christianity. Most Christians I've spoken to on the subject do not reject Islam due to skepticism or the fact it has no evidence to back it up, they do so simply because it contradicts their current beliefs, their dogma of choice states that all other gods are false but the Christian God therefore they reject deities out of hand. So while our conclusions may be the same I don't think the reasons are the same.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (their dogma of choice states that all other gods are false but the Christian God therefore they reject deities out of hand.)

        Titen-Sxull,

        That is the point.  There is just as much evidence and conviction that Allah is god and that the Qu'ran is infallible as there is for Jehovah and the bible, so you would think Christians would be up all night worrying about which choice of beliefs is right.

        They do not, though.  The reason is that they do not see compelling evidence that Islam is right and they are wrong.

        As you say, their choice of one god excludes any others.  So in regards to other gods, they are atheists. 

        The atheist simply takes one more step.  All gods are excluded, as no complelling evidence exists for any.

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          paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why Don' t Christians Believe?

          That Trinity has no truthful legs to stand.

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            Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            _______________________

            In Hebrew the word "Godhead" means the full power of the Holy Ghost.
            For some reason the Christians think it means Trinity?? I don't know why.

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              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Deborah!
              The trinity, if seen through the eyes of psychiatry, is a way of understanding part of the mental journey involved in the process of individuation and is not seen in any literal sense.

              My mom was catholic and explained the meaning of the trinity to me.

              It was not of use to me until I studied psychology where it saved me a lot of time in understanding the connections between our myths, archetypes and symbols.

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      cheaptrickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There Is proof,but to prove the proof I'd have to"Federal Express"it cause it's"Mailable"Ha!My apologies dude,I was a bit of a jerk last time we met.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am sorry if you were offended.

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      ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sir, there is more proof that Christ lived, was murdered, then resurrected then there is information on any of the great Casears that lived.  If you do not believe the Bible, the true voice of God, there is nothing anyone can do for you.  You reject the truth of what God and our savior Jesus Christ have taught.  There is nothing more righteous than the the ten commandments, that is what Roman rulers followed.  Jesus Christ has had more believers down through the centuries than any other religion.  Why do you think that is?  Do you think that many people were dead wrong?  There were over a million people in Jerusalem during the passover when Christ was resurrected from the dead.  He walked the streets showing his wounds to the crowds, ate and drank with his believers, appeared and disappeared as he pleased and promised his apostles eternal life.  He was who he said he was, he was the son of God as advertised. Do you think this was all some fairy tale made up by a bunch of hucksters?  Or perhaps the word spread about his resurrection,they saw his wounds, knew he had been nailed to the cross, and knew this was the same man the apostles followed. Then thousands watched him ascend into heaven as he promised to return to the spot he ascended from, the Mount of Olives.  Why do you think the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem is walled up?  It is because he promised to walk through that gate when he returned.  Why do the Arabs fear the one true son of God?  If you do not believe it is not because there is no proof, it is because you fail to see what God has brought you.  When you are in your own sin you cannot talk to God until you ask him to remove the sin.  When sin is removed there is a clear channel to the one true God.  Just ask forgiveness from your sins, then he will forgive you, and then you will be able to pray to God and he will answer in his own good time.  The rest is up to you.  I have seen God work in my life many times, if you want the same then try what I have told you.  Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to God but through him.  I am a living example.........

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        go right ahead and provide some proof to back up your claim

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          Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          ________________
          It is in the Jewish history books and taught in the schools. Every judge has to be versed in the Torah. All of the city ordinance's are based on the Torah.
          They know their history the same way as everyone...artifacts and writings.

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            Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            dragons are in jewish mythology - does this make them real?

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              Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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              Mythology is in every country. Mythological characters did not write anything or  leave artifacts.

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                ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I would ignore this but it simply is not true. there are many many artifacts that are not Jewish, Deborah. Namely, Egyptian, Sumerian, Chinese, etc.

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                  Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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                  Who said there wasn't?

                  The ones you mentioned were real people, not mythological

                  Doesn't anyone read what the other person wrote before replying?

                  Derrr

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                    ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    dragons were real, Dracorex Hogwatsia is a species of dinosaurs that matches the description of dragons. here's an article from Stanford.

                    http://humanexperience.stanford.edu/feature-dragons

                    plus there are many stories from myths that are based on an actual events and locations, like for instance the garden of eden or the labyrinth and the minotaur.

                    Tavros was a bullheaded boy not a boy with a head of a bull. But it somehow evolves into these stories that are magical because it is the way the brain remembers details, in a kind of magical realism infusing history with symbology.

                    So yes, I read the above posts.

                    In China their mythology involved characters that would have lived but have become legend. and so on...

                    Creation Myths are found in Hinduism and Native American which could mean two things, they are relics of an old body of knowledge that was prehistoric or they are altogether another kind of phenomenon, one that is hardwired in the psyche.

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          ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The proof is in the Bible and if you do not believe God's word then there is nothing neither I or God can do for you.  Faith is what you lack.  Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven -proof, he changed water into wine at the wedding freat - proof, he raised Lazuruz from the grave -proof, he healed the lame and the sick - proof, ovetr 1 million people seen him in Jeruasalem during passover after he was resurrected - proof, thousands seen him asend into heaven - proof, I could go on and on, but it is because you do not believe or have faith in your own God that was sent to this earth to take your sins away and died on the cross for you.  Because of this disbelief you find it hard knowing right from wrong, what truth is, and where we are going as a nation frrom here.......

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            Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi ziggy, Welcome to Hubpages. I love the way you backed up the facts. I believe you have a wonderful testimony of what God has done in your life. big_smile

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              ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you darlin, I have been a Christian for quite some time, I have done my share of backslidin don't get me wrong.  In times of trouble though I have always turned to God to save me from destruction, he is indeed the truth, the light, and the way.  And this is what the Muslims do not understand.  No one comes to God except through Jesus Christ, our savoir.  He is he only channel to come to God through, there is no other, period.  But then you have to have faith, put on the armor of God, which is his word, and no one can defeat you.  Remember when God was being tempted by the devil and his answer was get behind me Satan.  That was all that was needed to be said.  The Devil had to obey because it is God who is in charge of mankind's destiny, not Satans....

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                Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Notice how your post does nothing but cause conflict with Muslims, evangelizes your god and your religion and finishes with a military motif?

                Horrible religion. smile

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                  Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh come now Beezle. You just know you are deliberately misrepresenting ziggy's references to armour to trot out the old chestnut of religion = wars. tongue

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                    Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Really? Perhaps then, can you explain the reason why the words used are from of a military perspective? This is supposed to be a religion, right? Teaching love and peace, yes?

                    "....armor of God...a good soldier of Jesus Christ...chosen him to be a soldier...

                    God's Word describes the Christian life as warfare...armored against his many weapons..."whole armor of God."

                    It's time to check up and find out if our armor is in place..."

              2. Woman Of Courage profile image59
                Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ziggy, Amen. We have to keep our focus on God and not the circumstances in our times of trouble. smile

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              thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Having faith in the truth of the stories you mention is not proof.  It is faith.
              I'm not knocking your faith.  Just don't present it as proof.  It is no such thing.  There is no proof of the veracity of these stories.  You have to invest in them.  You have.  That's great.
              But it's not proof.  That's a different thing.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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        The eastern gate visible today in the Temple wall did not exist at the time of Yahshua (Jesus), so he never entered it.  The location of the earlier eastern gate, and the gate of today, does not agree with the description of the future Temple as in Ezekiel chapters 40-42.  And, the eastern gate of Ezekiel chapter 44 will be in the future , not in the current Temple wall.  It has not been built yet.

        The importance of the eastern gate of the future Temple being permanently closed is that God will permanently dwell in the midst of His people. He will never leave and never have a need to enter again.

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        thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the  evidence of things not seen."  Hebrews 11:1

        Proof is not available.  Evidence given through decades and centuries of oral tradition passed on between countries and languages and altered by scribes both accidentally and with purpose are what you have chosen as proof.  If proof existed, faith would be unnecessary.  Proof would undermine Hebrews.

        1. ziggy65 profile image60
          ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is bcause people have no faith is the reason they have no proof of God's existence.  I ask for things in prayer and God answers my prayer, that is proof to me God exists.  That is my proof, because I have faith in God that he will deliver what I ask in prayer I know that God works for me.  If you want proof you must be saved and born again, then God will deliver you from your sin.  He will look upon you without sin when you are forgiven so you will have a clear path to talk with him in prayer and to answer you in prayer.  You first must have faith in him who created you......

      4. Beelzedad profile image61
        Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, you're not. smile

        1. ziggy65 profile image60
          ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier" (2 Timothy 2:3,4). Merely spiritual-sounding metaphor? But what if the devil knows you by name, knows where you live, knows your character? Are you armored against him?

          God's Word describes the Christian life as warfare; identifies the devil as a vicious, cunning enemy; and urges the repentant sinner to be armored against his many weapons. Unfortunately, many wear only a thin cotton shirt.

          Ephesians 6:11-17, which describes the "whole armor of God." Without the spiritual armor God's Word describes, we are unprotected from Satan and his wiles. It's time to check up and find out if our armor is in place; to find out if we and our loved ones are protected from the devil. Do you know what that armor is?

          If you call on God's angels to protect you, if you are saved and born again, God has to send them to protect you and your families life if you feel threatened by the devil.  Or you aware of that?

          1. Beelzedad profile image61
            Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            The only thing that is threatening here is your religion, which appears to be based entirely on military and warfare tactics and practices. All it does is cause conflict and wars. smile

            1. ziggy65 profile image60
              ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The whole armor of God is knowing the entire word of God.  That is how you protect yourself from the wiles of the devil, but because you do not believe in God, it looks like, you surely will not believe in the devil.  Yes it is a dangerous world out there, but God did not make it that way.  It was man who learned how to destroy mankind with weapons, now we have weapons of mass destruction.  Didn't the geniuses of the world accomplish this with the government's help?  Yes we do need protection against the world's madmen and who inspires them?  I do not think it is God my friend....

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                Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ok ziggy. I believe inGod and that He came into the world Himself in the flesh aka Jesus. I go to work, pay my taxes, and support a family. So in my ordinary life in thus ordinary world just what are these wiles of the devil that I should be wary of? And what exactly is so dangerous about the world other than the suicide bomber and the muppet on the other car who needs to learn how to drive?

                1. ziggy65 profile image60
                  ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  pornography that takes time away frrom a happy marriage, living together without getting married, having an adulterous affair outside of your marriage, breaking any of the ten commandments leads to sin, etc. The devil tempts you everday, then if you give in it adds sin in your life and then you cannot get God to answer your prayers because you have covered yourself in sin and God cannot look upon sin until you ask for forgiveness of your sins and wipe the slate clean.  The devil is wily, clever very smart, and if you read your scripture an angel of light.  He was an archangel that was one of the most beautiful angels God created.  Ther devil has so deceived this age that he has mankind believing he does not exist, how is that for wily.  The devil is suspect in these matters because God will not allow you to live very long on the earth if you keep sinning and if you die in your sin you will lose your chance at going to heaven and living forever in the eternal state.  Like Jesus promised........

                  1. Beelzedad profile image61
                    Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    That makes sense. It must be that the starving children of the world haven't yet asked for forgiveness of their lifelong sins and pacts with the devil, hence their prayers for food go unanswered. God must win against the devil, no matter what the consequences.



                    True, those children have very short lives and must be burning in hell for their sins on earth, the sin of starving. smile

                  2. Disappearinghead profile image90
                    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Ziggy. Can you please point exactly where in the bible that the devil was once a beautiful archangel in charge of music, that rebelled against God because of pride, and was thrown out.
                    Those sins you mentioned. Please point to the exact scripture where they are explicitly defined as temptations of the devil, as opposed to natural sins of the human which needs no devil's encouragement at all to commit.

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                    AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    (Ther devil has so deceived this age that he has mankind believing he does not exist, how is that for wily.)

                    You must be off your medications again - and what did the neighbor's dog tell you to do this time?

              2. Beelzedad profile image61
                Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                One fantasy is as equivalently ridiculous as another. Yours however, requires warfare and military strategies in order to function and exist. That's a very bad ideology as it does not harbor or teach peace.

                 

                True, a belief in gods made it that way.



                Religions have dominated the planet for centuries, in every aspect. There's your reasoning.

                 

                Do you mean that leaders of governments who are religiously motivated pay others to develop weapons based on the discoveries of scientists? Yes, that is true.



                True, the world needs protection from their followers. smile

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (Sir, there is more proof that Christ lived, was murdered, then resurrected then there is information on any of the great Casears that lived.)

        Ziggy,

        This is just an assinine claim of the uninformed or ignorant.  You are seriously knee deep in the Kook-aid and in danger of losing whatever is left of your mind.  Jim Jones would have loved you, as would any huckster on any street corner on the planet.  Uri Geller would have owned you.

        (If you do not believe the Bible, the true voice of God, there is nothing anyone can do for you)

        Which particular bible do you mean?  The Protestant bible that didn't even come into being until the 17-18th century, which is different than the Catholic bible.  Or do you mean the ancient scrolls, of which not a single original is left, the ones with thousands upon thousands of errors and contradictions between each other?  The ones that scribes added their own words to.  Those inerrant copies?  Is that what you mean?

        Make up your mind - your claim is that the correct inerrant bible just happens to be the one you believe in - how utterly convenient for you and your beliefs.
        I don't buy that you are that lucky to guess the right one, and it is obvious you are too ill-informed to know.

        Your claims are those of the ignorant who closes his eyes in order to believe the pablum being fed to him by fellow believers. 

        Take it to the 700 Club - they will love it.  People with real reasoning power - even those who also believe - think your version is dumb.

        That does explain the 144,000, though, as it would be hard to find that many people that dimwitted and naive.

        1. ziggy65 profile image60
          ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well stupid is as stupid does and you my friend have no arguement expect to marginalize people that do believe, when you cannot make a sound argument for what you say you mock, make fun and act like you know what the truth is when in fact you do not have a clue.  I would say you are lost and I think the rest of the forum would agree withe me.........

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            AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ziggy,

            I don't need to debate you just like I don't need to debate the guy on the corner holding up a sign that says, The End Is Near.

            You are uninformed - it is not my job to educate you .

            Regardless of the number of votes cast for you on American Morons, reality remains reality.  There are almost as many Muslims who vote for Allah as God as there are Christians - why don't you consider their votes as valid as yours?

            1. ziggy65 profile image60
              ziggy65posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You are  a  creep that has no argument then to try to marginalize people and their beliefs.  Your picture is what you are, the joker.  God sets with the host of heaven and laughs in derision at you and your ilk and calls you a fool for not believing in him sir.  I have never met a person so biblically ignorant as you, you are what God would call lost, like without hope, because you are proud of your ignorance, arrogant to the point you would never see the light of a freight train of truth coming at you. You are what elders in the church would call a simpleton, you have no light in you, only the snickering mockery of a lost fool who has no direction home.  How are you going to feel when the role is called in Heaven and you are not on it?  Time to burn in hell sir, see ya, I will not post to a ignoroid like you again, you are a complete waste of time.........

              1. thebrucebeat profile image59
                thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
                These are the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians.  They are the traits that identify a mature Christian.
                How many of these does your post violate?  You don't have to identify which ones, just give us a total number.
                I came up with nine.

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                Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                as for 'biblically ignorant' - you might want to take notice that most of the non-believers on here used to be believers, and are very knowledgeable about what the bible says

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                AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                (You are  a  creep that has no argument then to try to marginalize people and their beliefs)

                I do not deny being a creep.  One for you.
                However, I marginalize ignorant ideas, not people.  One for me.
                Anyone who is insulted because they happen to believe one of the ignorant ideas that I marginalize is not a target but collateral damage.  Two for me.

                Close.  2 to 1, but at least I don't have to go to hell.

      6. mathsciguy profile image60
        mathsciguyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't believe I am familiar with the proof which you are referring to?  Could you provide some kind of references, at least?  For example, here is a list of works written by Julius Caesar - only one of the many Caesars in question - which is already more convincing proof that the Caesars existed, since (as far as I know) none of Jesus' writings are known to us today.

    6. Onusonus profile image88
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The most compelling thing in my mind that immediately disqualifies Islam as a valid religion is that it's precepts are diametriaclly opposed to thousands of years of consistant revelation given to God's prophets. There are many witnesses throughout the history of the world who have been guided by God to point his children to belief in a Messiah.
      Jesus had witnesses who saw him heal, Moses had witnesses who saw the red sea open, and every prophet of every dispensation who has been guided by God has had multiple witnesses. Mohammed however, did not. He simply dictated a book which is an antithesis to all other scripture to some scribs. The whole thing of which syas to forget about all other prophecies, and believe in one man's interpertation of thesis. This method of revelation is inconsistant with the way that God has historically spoken to and directed his people, thus it is a fraud.

  2. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    I find it astounding how many atheists there are amongst religionists, I think it is approximately 100% smile

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ernest, you have something here for real. I am also finding there is difference from being afronted by a Religion and becoming, or, being an atheist, and it is not a fine line!     wink

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Even then the Atheists and the like are an insignificant "tiny minority"; they were a tiny minority and they will remain as such.

      They are not courageous; they are not steadfast; they are People of Doubt.

      It is Turth that makes one courageous.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        paar,

        Truth? 

        Where does one buy a gallon of truth?  Or is it measured by the kilogram?
        Do you not recognize that truth is an abstraction, a concept that has no meaning until it is given definition. 

        If truth relies on a human to definie it, it cannot be a thing.  All we have to do is point to a thing and grunt - we don't have to give it a label and define what it is.

        Truth the abstract concept lives by the sea and frolics in the autumn mist in a land called Hanna Lee - the same area that god, bigfoot, and the Lock Ness Moster are known to habitat.

  3. jjackson786 profile image90
    jjackson786posted 5 years ago

    I believe that people should believe what they want to without needing to explain themselves. I also do not understand why we are debating about God and religion when 1) gas prices are at $4.00 a gallon- any ideas on how to solve that?; 2) there are entire families starving in the streets of this country; 3) war veterans are unable to find jobs, thus breaking my heart whenever I see someone I take to be veteran holding a sign saying, "Need Job- Am Starving" at an intersection; 4) the nationwide rate of homelessness is through the theoretical roof.

    Religion is not going to save this world. But what will is the coming together of its citizens intent on casting personal and religious differences aside for the betterment of society.

    I suppose that I shall believe in whatever religion does the most for human beings, whether they believe in the "Holy Ghost" or not.

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      jjackson786 ...  ... Religion is not going to save this world. But what will is the coming together of its citizens intent on casting personal and religious differences aside for the betterment of society.

      I suppose that I shall believe in whatever religion does the most for human beings, whether they believe in the "Holy Ghost" or not.

         = \ = \ = \ = \

        You make a good point!  And there lies the problem.
      If Jesus really was the HEAD of organized religion; 
      If all of those that SAY that they are followers of Christ truly followed his teachings  ???   Would there be so many people starving to death?

          We do see some believers doing all that they can to fix the problems of the world.   But this is a minority.

         Many people blame God for this problem.

        That is not the case.  It would seem that the followers are not following close enough.

         BUT   Then again ...    It is during times of adversity, hardship, doubt;  that we find ourselves ; growing, learning,
      becoming better people.

         During times of plenty ...  we tend to get lazy and fat.
      The problems in the world today are individual in nature.
         It don't seem so ,  but that is because most of the individuals are gathered on the same side of the issues.

         Lost in the sandstorm   ...  And throwing rocks even though we do not see clearly what we are throwing at.

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        AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (If all of those that SAY that they are followers of Christ truly followed his teachings  ??? )

        Jerami,

        You have without knowing it hit on the prime problem of Christianity - no one knows what the actual teaching of Jesus were.

        Jesus did not write down his teachings.
        His contemporary followers were illiterate and could not and did not write down his teachings.
        When the documents were finally written about 35-60 years after the death of Jesus, the originals have not survived and all we have left are copies of copies of copies of copies that have contradictions and errors between virtually all of them.

        Now, if you want to accept the teachings of Jesus as portryaed in the bible are good teachings and worthy of being followed, that is well and good, and is what liberal Christians believe.

        But when you start tyring to make Jesus into a god, then the whole house of cards falls apart as so much flim-flam.

        Would any god allow his teachings to humanity to not survive intatct?   The fact that there is no original bible is the best evidence there is that Jesus was not a god and had no father god to watch out for him.

        Jesus, the human, may be worth following, though.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No human, on his own, is worth following.   Jesus is God. That's what the Bible says and that's the Faith I stick to.  Nothing else makes sense, even.

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            AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            (That's what the Bible says and that's the Faith I stick to)

            Brenda,

            Had you lived in another century and been subjected to a different authority figure, you could well be today one of those skeletons sitting in the state room of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean saying, "But it is UNSINKABLE!"

            1. thebrucebeat profile image59
              thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Or if she had  been born in Kabul she would be paarsurrey.

              1. earnestshub profile image89
                earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Exactly! Or fighting with the Taliban if Pakistan was home. smile

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                Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I don't think so.
                You see, I was born for such a time as this.  And even if I weren't born for it, I would still have free will and the choice to believe or not believe.  Just as paarsurrey does.  Just as you do.

                1. thebrucebeat profile image59
                  thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Free will is compromised by the belief system we are brought up in.  Read my hub on indoctrination.
                  There are few things as nefarious as children's church.

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                    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Really?
                    Free will exists.  I can attest to that personally.  I have siblings who grew up (indoctrinated, as you put it) into the Christian Faith just as I was raised in it; same Bible, same God, same belief system.   Yet some of those siblings are avowed atheists.  So don't tell me they didn't have free will.

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            AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            (That's what the Bible says )

            Brenda,

            There is no such animal as THE bible.  Do you know the history of the bible, its source documents, and how it was put together?

            If you don't then you don't believe in THE bible, you believe in what some authority told you ABOUT the bible.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    The Bible doesn't elaborate fully on why Ishmael's line of descendants weren't the children of righteousness like Isaac's.  But it does give a few clues in Genesis 36: 3 and Judges 8: 24 and in Psalm 83: 6.

    1. thebrucebeat profile image59
      thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      But we can both agree that the people of Islam are also worshipping the God of Abraham, yes?

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, I still cannot agree with that.
        What I will say is that they have the same opportunity as everyone else to choose to believe in the God of Abraham, which points to Jesus Christ as their Savior if they should choose to be born-again.  In which case, they will begin to see the Holy Bible as the true story of Christ's mercy, redemption, and guide their lives via that route.

        1. thebrucebeat profile image59
          thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So who was it that sent Ishmael out to lead a great people?

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            Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            God.
            But obviously they did not retain that path.  There's free will again.  Funny how a thing like that which people try to say doesn't exist, keeps popping up anyway.

            1. thebrucebeat profile image59
              thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              So God was wrong?  He didn't go out and become a leader of a great people?

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                Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                He did become a leader of a great people.  But as I said before, "great" doesn't always mean "Godly".

                1. thebrucebeat profile image59
                  thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  But wasn't it God who said they would be great?  Seems like you are treading an awfully fine line.  God seems to indicate He will be very pleased with Ishmael.  Why don't you like what God has obviously deemed special?

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                    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Actually, Ishmael was a product of Abraham and Sarah trying to do things according to their own plans instead of God's plans.
                    God saw His own plans to fruition no matter what.  He is a promise keeper.   God chose a specific set of people for specific reasons and nothing stopped His plans.   However, it doesn't mean He didn't love everyone.  It simply meant that He is sovreign and will and did use the vessels He chose to use.
                    I liken it to His plans for Israel, His chosen people, whose rebellion kindled His wrath, but who He vowed to retain;  and within that framework, His offer was extended to the Gentiles later to provoke Israel to jealousy.   Now, us "Gentiles" have the same opportunity as the rest of God's "Israel" to be saved.   Islamists have the same opportunity.  Whether they choose to accept or continue in rebellion is their choice.

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                    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    _____________________

                    Great can mean "many" or "Large"

                    Some of these people were reserved to do a special job, but they weren't Godly jobs.

                    Like Judas, Apostle Paul, and many more.

  5. thebrucebeat profile image59
    thebrucebeatposted 5 years ago

    Much is confusing in the bible, isn't it?  For instance, Jacob and his mom conspire to steal the birthright of Esau from him, using fraud to deceive his dying father.  Yet, Jacob is the one that gets God's blessing.
    Crazy stuff, ain't it?

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      sure is

  6. ceciliabeltran profile image85
    ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago

    I'm sorry but it is almost entertaining. Sadly there is no promise of hope that this conversation is going anywhere.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to ed x, I am here.

    I hope I am welcome?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    There is only one God. Different countries speak in their own tongue.

    In Spanish the name Juan is Don in English. But Whichever one he is called, he is the same person.

    God is generic and doesn't mean much.

    In scripture the name you call someone is also his title or attribute.

    The name El Shaddai, means “God Almighty.” and the name El Elyon means  “The Most High God.”

    In Genesis where it says "let us make man in our image, they have removed the name Elohim and replaced it with God. This gives people the idea there were two that were forming man.
    Elohim is the plural form of EL,and indicates two attributes one of Judgment and one of mercy.
    Can't explain all of this on the forum.

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      AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      (There is only one God.)

      Deborah,

      Please exercise a little critical thinking here, as I know nurses are schooled in that type thought.  O.K.?

      Recently, the Catholic Church sponsored a meeting of cardinals to make a determination about what happens to babies who die without being baptised.

      Can you imagine a more assinine or arrogant attempt to guess what happens after death when there is no possibility whatsoever of having the slightest clue or ever knowing while alive what happens?

      You are in the same boat with the cardinals when you claim there is only one god. 

      You don't know - you are only guessing and hoping that what you believe and what you have read is correct.

      But don't tell us you know.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ______________
        I must say, no one knows what another person knows.

        Anyway I based my statement on both people's (religion's) statement that there is only one true God.

        I can't say there are 5 Gods when people say their God (no s) is the right God and the other one is,

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          AKA Winstonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          O.K., thanks.  That makes sense if you were talking about there being no difference when separating a single entity by varioius names.

          I get a little chafed by unwarranted assertions.

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            Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            _______________________
            That's what I was saying as in my other post a page or so back

            If they believe in God and that he is supreme, a name does not make him anymore or less the God he is.

            As I said, Juan is a Spanish name, and in English it's Don (I'm pretty sure)  But he is the same person whatever you call him.

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              Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              are you saying the Muslims, jews, christians etc all believe in the same god, yet disagree with each other?

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                Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                ______________
                I am saying they all call the same God by a different name.

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                  Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  yet you all reject each others teachings about this same god

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                    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    ___________
                    That's what I was saying. Maybe you should start reading from the beginning

  9. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Let us start all over again.

    Does anyone dispute that…

  10. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    (AKA Winston wrote ...

    "If all of those that SAY that they are followers of Christ truly followed his teachings"  ??? )

    Jerami,

    You have without knowing it hit on the prime problem of Christianity - no one knows what the actual teaching of Jesus were.

    = -   = -  = -


    Me    It has always bothered me that after 3 1/2 years of teaching the disciples ;  that they had so little to say about hid teachings
       I actually think that there was much written concerning his teachings that were excluded from the canon.
    And any sect that continued to believe outside the box (canon) were swiftly eradicated.
       There is little wonder that very little proofs exist today.

    =========================================== 
    AKA Winston wrote
    Jesus did not write down his teachings.
    His contemporary followers were illiterate and could not and did not write down his teachings.
    When the documents were finally written about 35-60 years after the death of Jesus, the originals have not survived and all we have left are copies of copies of copies of copies that have contradictions and errors between virtually all of them.

    Now, if you want to accept the teachings of Jesus as portryaed in the bible are good teachings and worthy of being followed, that is well and good, and is what liberal Christians believe.

    But when you start tyring to make Jesus into a god, then the whole house of cards falls apart as so much flim-flam.

    = - = - = -

      With the exception of Revelation; I think that all of the "Gospils" were written around 60 AD
      This no one really knows or sure.
    I think Jesus was the Messiah as foretold in the O.T. And shortly after his resurection he became Messiah the Prince.
    ========================================
    Would any god allow his teachings to humanity to not survive intatct?   The fact that there is no original bible is the best evidence there is that Jesus was not a god and had no father god to watch out for him.
    = - = - = -

      That would simply be your speculation. 

      I think that we have to understand the O.T. prophesy correctly before we can even begin to presume to know if it is within Gods plan for there to have been any origional writtings of the apostles to survive.
       We really should try to remember that all of the O.T. prophesy was written to that Hebrew Nation that ceased to exist in 135 AD.   As long as these writtings lasted that long, I would think that they served their purpose.
    ==============================================
       
    AKA Winston   ...Jesus, the human, may be worth following, though

    - -     

    Any way you choose to reffer to him ?   
    Yep he is worthy to follow.

  11. Disappearinghead profile image90
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    No one is really free to believe what they want because we are all a product of the culture we are born into. If I lived in the middle east I would be preaching Islam. If in Tibet, I guess I would be a Buddhist.

    I was not indoctrinated in the Church, but its values were taught in my schools as a child. I "became a Christian" when I was 15 as a result of being indoctrinated by a friend who had been indoctrinated since birth. Indoctrination is a true conclusion, as when all other material is excluded, then one only has what one is taught, and so that position is accepted without question.

    I began on a journey 2 years ago to question everything I'd believed, and though I'm still arguing from the bible as my source, I began to see through many of the myths and false doctrines I'd accepted in 24 years of Church.

    I am sad when I see the same old nonsense exposed by the many Christians in forumland, and they do God no favours.

    On balance though, I sense that many are atheists because they threw out the baby with the bathwater. In seeing through the myths, they also threw God away Himself. That's sad too. Even now though they are also indoctrinated by atheism, as they reject out of hand any concept of God, and bow to the enlightened types of Richard Dawkins, without investigating themselves.

    As the Christian is fearful of Islam and atheism, so the atheist is fearful of honestly objectively seeking to see if God can be proved to their satisfaction. To not believe in God is considered cool, wise and enlightened, and they do not wish to cast aside these Emperor's clothes.

    1. dingdondingdon profile image62
      dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have investigated plenty. I have read religious texts, and critical arguments against and for atheism. I have come to the conclusion that there is no God.

      And that conclusion is just as valid as yours, even though you may not like it.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This may be egregious, but what the heck...

        Seems, you have --like billions of believers and atheists --used precisely the same tools to come to two different opinions. Do you see the problem with that? I do and did --as Kevin did. The text can only provide you with ideology, same as laboratory can only provide you with limited experiments, based on the tools used.

        Perhaps, just perhaps, the theist and post-theist (atheist) might consider using different tools. Tools not designed by other "tools" in the "hope" of "finding" out. One can use a lathe --a tool-- to make a hammer. Someone else can use the same lathe to make a garden spade. Two tools, same mechanism.

        Try a new mechanism.

        James.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    Brenda, why is it you always run away when I challenge your beliefs?

  13. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Well here's a post that needs no reply.


    It wipes the floor with itself!
    lol lol lol

  14. ceciliabeltran profile image85
    ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago

    Ooh and also that dragons could have lived alongside humans in the form where they are just about to become birds in the way that the ceolacanth (fish with feet) exists today but in limited numbers when they were supposed to have been extinct because they have evolved into reptiles.


    Evolution is not linear.  a set of species that another set of species could have evolved from could live at the same time in the same era. the breaking away from common ancestor phenomenon. meaning, not all dinosaurs could have died in the last ice age. why else will there so much stories about dinosaur like creatures that used to eat cattle?

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      big imaginations.  I wrote a hub about dragon mythology, including in the bible

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
        ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ah not really, many scholars relate dragons to dinosaurs, it is not exactly new.

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          Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          except people weren't around with dinosaurs.  probably found bones though

          1. Jerami profile image78
            Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I" have been on HP"s  for a while  and this sounded like more of the same   ....     ???????????????????   Old  ...  !!!     Same      OLD !


                When is peope going to get serious ??????????????????????????????

            ???????????????????  Same     OLD    !!

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              Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              are you high or something?

              1. Jerami profile image78
                Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Just the oposit.

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                  Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  are you drunk or on drugs or something?  You're being really sloppy in your posts

                  1. Jerami profile image78
                    Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Nope   and nope !



                    I guess that I'm tired of being where I'm at, and don't see where I'm suposed to go next.

                       I'm confused!

        2. Beelzedad profile image61
          Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Really? I have found that most scholars relate dragons to folklore and myth and dinosaurs to archaeology and evolution. smile

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
            ceciliabeltranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            sure, like you would know anything about it.

      2. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I would like to read that, in fact I will. smile









        Silly me!

        I have read it before, great graphics by the way!

  15. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, I guess it is time for me to wander here.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Who wants to fxk with me first?

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yo do me first !      Then I'll  fxk   You

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is your third messy post. Are you ok?

  17. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    Well there are going to be  ("I hope") ;   many more ...





          But I think it is time to go to a difernt (?) audence

  18. pauld43 profile image62
    pauld43posted 5 years ago

    The most important thing is to seek the truth. Compare the Bible with other historical books of the time peroiod. Does history validate that there was a man named Jesus, is there historical accounts besides the Bible of His death and resurrection. What about the early followers of Jesus, are there accounts of their lives and deaths? According to many historical accounts, research for yourself, many early followers of Jesus died because they maintained that Jesus died and arose from the dead. When faced with horrific torture and iminent death they did not deny but choose torture and death to acquital and a few more years on the planet. Ask yourself this question, would you die for a lie or a fairytale? I wouldn't. Do the research, weigh it out and make an educated, informed decision before ruling out that Jesus was who He said He was, the Son of God.

 
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