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Think about this -
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(May 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Is this something you strive to? To have a mind like a child? If you BELIEVE • A talking snake • A talking Ass • A talking burning tree • Dragons • Flying Serpent • Flying Scroll • Unicorns • White Zombie like a 5 YEAR OLD CHILD, you go to HEAVEN.

This is consistent with the concept of original sin.

The first sin: daring to understand enough to make moral choices.

If mankind had only stayed like children, we wouldn't be in this mess.  Only God is allowed knowledge.
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Okay, I thought about it.

Then my cat started talking, and she says, Guns are bad.

I suggest listening to her.
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(May 10, 2021 at 8:39 pm)Eleven Wrote: Okay, I thought about it.

Then my cat started talking, and she says, Guns are bad.

I suggest listening to her.

That's what you get for listening to Satan...


As we all well know who the cats are working for.......



Diablo
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(April 30, 2021 at 5:34 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: If your dog suddenly starts speaking to you, telling you what you can or can' t do - and you try to convince your neighbors about it - they send out the men with the butterfly nets and drag you off to the nuthouse.


Same thing - but instead of your dog - you say it' s an invisible man who created the universe - your neighbors will all pitch in and buy you a building so you can tell everyone about it. Tax free.

Conclusion: people are dangerously stupid.

but what gives the dog authority to command such things?

I think you think followers will follow anything they do not understand and make it a god. honestly the only place i see this is outside the church.  Ie people who dress up in costumes and ride very specific types of vehicles together. or people who want to believe the earth in one shape and not the other, or people who worship climate change as if they had control over it or again people who worship their own knowledge (the sciences) as it were a never changing all knowing God.

Compare that with the people who worship the God of the bible. there maybe be only 1 or 2 changes from the very beginning. (1000s of years no matter how you splice it.)
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(May 10, 2021 at 2:09 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Well, the almighty can declare whatever it likes...but, correct me if I'm wrong -  in your version of the myth...many human beings are failing by this standard and could only succeed through christ's intervention not just on the cross, but also in their lives as a revelatory experience?  To be born again.

Never had one of those myself.  Only happened the once.

Remarkably, not far from the truth. Ultimately, GOD does all the work (on the cross, in drawing a person and enlightening him/her) - unmerited grace!

All I ever do is encourage people to at least read the Holy Bible because they are not simply words or a book (as they may appear to many), but living word through which the Almighty saves, and also pray in humility.  

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of GOD" - Rom 10:17
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Why pray? God already has set a plan or something, prayer does not change God's plan, am I right?
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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(May 23, 2021 at 12:37 pm)Mercyvessel Wrote: All I ever do is encourage people to at least read the Holy Bible because they are not simply words or a book (as they may appear to many), but living word through which the Almighty saves, and also pray in humility.

I read the Bible. It had no effect on me whatsoever; to me, they are "simply words."

Praying is something that my brain just does not do. I cannot suspend disbelief in that manner, cannot make a god real enough to pray to. I've been this way since childhood, and this situation is not likely to change.
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(April 30, 2021 at 5:34 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: If your dog suddenly starts speaking to you, telling you what you can or can' t do - and you try to convince your neighbors about it - they send out the men with the butterfly nets and drag you off to the nuthouse.


Same thing - but instead of your dog - you say it' s an invisible man who created the universe - your neighbors will all pitch in and buy you a building so you can tell everyone about it. Tax free.

Conclusion: people are dangerously stupid.
Invisible man who created the universe has millennia worth of seniority over your dog, evidently.
I was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad.

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Again, why pray?
God is all seeing and all knowing, so he knows what you are going to pray about anyway, so why tell him what he knows about, don't waste his time, he's a busy guy!
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud ..... after a while you realise that the pig likes it!

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(May 24, 2021 at 2:46 am)zebo-the-fat Wrote: Again, why pray?
God is all seeing and all knowing, so he knows what you are going to pray about anyway, so why tell him what he knows about, don't waste his time, he's a busy guy!

Prayer in the name of Jesus, the Christ is reverent communion with GOD, and He says in the Holy Bible "pray without ceasing."

You could think of communication between a father or mother and their child... it's a joy for both parties, and arguably of benefit to the child at least. 

From my personal experience, GOD is good, perfect! Smile
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