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Why are some christians so afraid of addressing other possibilities?


Does the truth of your beliefs depend upon having the beliefs? Or do they stand true whether your believe or not?

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 19 months ago

    While writing my series on the world's 10 most practiced religions, I struggled with understanding most of them.

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    Austinstar 19 months ago

    Strange contradiction in terms seeing as how "God" has never been proven to be a fact.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    Yes, ok Bruce. I would still use "fear." Even if an individual does not recognise it as fear, I suspect it really is that - based upon superstitious belief. But not adamant, just my opinion.

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    Austinstar 19 months ago

    Christians are by far the larger audience here on HubPages. That is why they are singled out. But I have noticed that other religions are rapidly gaining on them.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    Ruth, it's not just belief in god, but the black and white restrictions that people put around their god. So petty you could have no allegence to "Him" or "Her,"


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    John Harper (aguasilver) 19 months ago

    All in favour of people " If you are in doubt at all" examining their beliefs, how else will we learn what is truth?

    If anyone is not SURE, they have no eternal security to speak of, or rely upon, best to deal with that, fast!


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    Thanks gaurav. There are those who are content to hold that image of Lord Shiva as a personal inspiration.... and those who would not feel comfortable unless everyone holds the same vision...true?


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    Do you suppose something nasty might happen to you if you question? You say you "try not to think...." Do you feel you must try?


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    Ok, Shivam, with respect, would you like to expand on that? Is it like something around the corner, out of immediate sight, can be expected to be still there?


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    Ruth Barringham (writesuccess) 19 months ago

    "the interests of OTHERS must take precedence." Hmmm... "for MY eternal security." So your beliefs are for your own sake. You are ultimately trying to save yourself. That is the result you're trying to achieve.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 19 months ago

    I ask the question hoping a few more christians might be open to deeper discussion. That word "truth" has also been discussed (argued?) at length without useful conclusions.

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    Ruth Barringham (writesuccess) 19 months ago

    Why do you need to please anyone? Belief and faith are the same thing. Hope would be another word. You 'hope' that you are right.


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