hey tech, how about you actually contribute to the discussion rather than constantly posting unthoughtful sensless quipets that mean nothing
since you're on the side that is anti christianity, why don't you try to model your posts as IS has done.
Bc i see your point that different religions have caused great harm im going to continue and comment on your last paragraph. Anything that can do great good has the potential to do and equal amount of evil if used for evil purposes. For example: nuclear energy can be used to power an entire population, or it can be usd to destroy an entire population.
The emotion and act of sex can be used to show great love between two people or it can be used to rape someone. Their is balance to everything in life. I definately agree that people have done terrible things in the name of religion, but i also say those people did that in vein and did it because of their own selfish reasons, and then their have been lives that are comepletely selfless in the name of religion, Mother Teresa for example and Ghandi, both dedicated their lives to other people in the name of religion because of their monumental faith in the religion.
I dont want to say i hope this satifies you, but i hope this gives you a more clear picture of how strong it is to recognize that people are thinking beings and just because a person has faith in something does not mean that the individuals faith will do harm, does it have the potential to if used misguided, of course, but that would not be sensible, and so does every other good thing that is in exsistance. We as people cant ignore what we know as LAWS- a rule that the universe and nature abides by reguardless of the field. It is also foolish to say that we know everything about everying under ever single circumstance and contition because we clearly do not, and because we do not we can not tell anyone what they can and can not have faith in, but the faith must be well guided under selfless individuals so it does good rather than harm.
saying there needs to be a "source of energy" is sort of a new-age way of looking at things, no offense. It's very frustrating to me, being a Christian, that I can witness to anyone I want, but the truth is where you take the Bible and feel the conviction of God. I'm not talking about an emotional happening that doesn't last a weekend, I'm talking about a conviction that was brought about by sincere prayer and honesty. Thats why it's frustrating, because I can't ''prove'' to you why science is not the way to look at the creation of life. Take this into account: there are many Christian scientists.(just a thought). Also if there was a way that I could prove to you all of this, like a tangible proof, then there would be no such thing as faith. Faith is the reason that I know Jesus Christ to be true. I would love for anyone to PM me and I will try to be as helpfull as possible. Peace.BTW, Serb hit it on the mark there; good job man.
Oh and Frezzy is stating his point well and clear, and I totally agree with him. I just wish there was a way to change all of you, but there isn't. It really makes me sad and distraught that some of you will choose darkness and live eternity in hell rather than accept Jesus as the way, truth, and light. I really will get my head in the good book to persuade anyone having doubs..doubts are good, it means your going in the right direction. Good day to everyone.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
By posting this video you are saying i must not have capable reasoning faculties, and i can assure you, with either my IQ or my GPA that that is completely false i reason well above average. What I can tell you is before you act really think about what it is you are trying to do when you act, and if it is negative(revenge, hate, anger, spite, greed, ,envy,ect ect) do yourself a favor and show self restraint. Your reward will be far greater than if you had actually done what you wanted to do. And i am not speaking of anything of the beyond. I am speaking of the reward/power you will receive then and their if you recognize it. It is among the greatest abilities man has to control his earthly destiny to what ever ends he chooses.
Ben, if you need to be taught how to think about the bible in order to 'get it', that should clue you in to something.
I know how you're "supposed" to interpret the bible. But the fact remains that what turned me against christianity is reading the bible itself. That video is a gross oversimplification of the fallacies and inconsistencies that are in the bible, and hopefully the makers of the video know it. I grimaced a little bit at the word 'proof' in the title as well, but they're still basically right.
I have to disagree with you. Reading something and coming to understand it in the manner in which it was meant to be understood is the entire point. How can you correctly uptake any life philosophy without completely embracing yourself in it and fully understanding it in the manner in which it was written.
You can not, b/c you would then lack understanding of what it is that is truly being conveyed to you.
You can no more understand the bible without understanding theology and philosophy than you can understand engineering with out mathematics.