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Looking at both sides of your beliefs - have you tried it?


I came across this quote (in pic), and it resonated with me a lot - I try to do this, but in complete honesty, I don't manage it with as much as I'd like. I'm going to give it a go though. But I'd like to ask - atheists, religious alike - have any of you tried it? Or have you been warned not to look at the other side? I welcome all answers (but please do not answer 'on behalf' of the other side and why they may not have)

 

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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Good for you, SayYes. Sorry you had to experience the cult like you did, but i think you've provided food for thought with your answer - thanks.

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    Joseph O Polanco 2 years ago

    If I may ask, which of Christ's beneficent teachings did you come to doubt?


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Christin. The 'fear' thing is one of my biggest problems - it feels too much like an abusive relationship to be anything like a loving god - but I'm looking at both sides still!

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    "My views of Christianity have changed a thousand times or more. I'm not sure I'm a Christian anymore." This is PROFOUND! Pastor Howard Storm used to be an angry atheist, until he learned through his NDE that the only true religion is Love.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Austin. I particularly like your last paragraph - you are correct there - without education, the world remains stagnant.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    interesting thoughts The0. Thanks for sharing your answer.

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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    And there, folks, is the "catch-all" escape hatch for Christianity's decline: If someone were TRULY saved, they would never leave the faith. This is a fine example of the "No True Scotsman" logical fallacy: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/No_True_Scotsm


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