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Why do people try to make a distinction here? Christianity is by definition a religion. Accept it.
Well I think the problem is the name religion has taken on many meanings and not in a positive way.I believe in the Father and his son Jesus,the word christian means to be a follower of Jesus,and being a follower of Jesus means to love who he loves.
KissandTales, I respectfully ask you not to comment on anything I post please. You have no concept of reason, and I don't wish to interact with you. Ok?
I do not know you and never have personally commented to you, are you coping Austin, because that is the same words she used.
My comment was allowed by the one who posted the question I have a freedom of speech as you and others. I keep speaking.
This is a new account. I have encountered you before under my old account. Nevertheless, your inability to reason makes discourse impossible. I ask you not to comment on any of my comments any more.
I still do not know who you are , rather you have a New account or not, how am I suppose to remember who you are I can not I will not do anything toward you because I do not know you.
HP can look it up under your old account
and advise me. ok.
I don't need organized religion or to go to a church in order to have a relationship. I don't need a middle man to confess my sins. I don't need to follow certain rituals in order to be a Christian
These people that you say that you don't need are he same people who indoctrinated you to believe in God and Jesus. So, logically, you don't need Jesus either. Why would I run away from home...just to camp in my parents back yard?
Maybe you're right, maybe I'm right. Maybe we're both right. We will see in the end, won't we? I actually was not indoctrinated. I became a Christians when I was 20 by reading the Bible. Did not get anything out of the other books
And if this is a skeme to get me off HP
By saying I am harassing anyone, then in all fairness I will let HP be the judge of that.
Just because you do not like somebody does not mean it is right to lie or create a situation to your favor. The truth
I agree a lot with you here Sayyes, but as example say you purchased a solid gold bar.you know what you have is real , you know what it took to own it and what you paid to aquire it.
Now you tell some one I have a real gold bar. They question it
K&T - pure gold can be proven. On the other hand, no religion can answer ALL questions, so none have Absolute Truth.
Sayyes, you believe and say as your own experience , I have never been in an cult, but can I say you have not based on my experience , No.You speak for yourself and can say that you are not convinced of the absolute truth. Others can say different.
K&T - speaking from personal experience is all ANYONE can do. No one can live the life of another - though we can make am effort to understand.
You are correct Sayyes and that is why you can not say absolute truth does not exist,
You can seek it if you feel you never had it.
But it can be found.
Can you be a little more specific? How does religion help you get through your day? your job? your activities? shopping? cleaning house?
Not in 250 characters. But yes, like how being in love changes how the world looks to a person. Knowing I am loved by God changes my day to day life. Interacting with him and learning more about him, gives me perspective on everything. Even shopping.
Ok, just give one example of how "god shows his love for you". This is a serious question, but please don't say "god gave you life". That is a meaningless answer to us agnostics.
Ultimately through the Bible and the story of how he is trying to restore humanity to Eden -a place of pleasure and relationship.
More individually, through provision and answered prayer.God is not just a concept I think is true, but a person I love
So what is holding god back from snapping his fingers and making earth into eden again? I mean this god didn't have to screw things up in the first place? Did he? He either isn't perfect, or he doesn't exist. Which is it?
Good question. That's a complex theological question which 250 characters can't cut. But if you're really interested, you should research into it, theologians and bible scholars have grappled with it and there are some good, thorough explanations.
Excellent answer and very respectful way you put it. As for a stable society, I personally don't think there will be one even if all members society are very religious
Sayyes,never close down your opportunity
to be close to the highest personage of the universe,it would be better to seek him on your own not through inperfect humans who can lead you wrong.But you can connect to him if you properly desire from heart
Sayyes , they doubt it, they just do not believe it because they do not have one. Never seen one, and maybe not the channels to have one as you.
So there are people that have the pure truth
as gold, and just because many are fooled on fools gold,