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Old September 12th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #111
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In China...the religious right is completely Wong.
that was SO horrible, I laughed right out loud
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Old September 12th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #112
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that was SO horrible, I laughed right out loud
I discovered this by trying to find a church in the phone book. Too many Wong numbers...
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Old September 12th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #113
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so you DO think i am going to hell.

that makes your god a petty, narrow minded, narcissistic, juvenile attention whore. how is this different to a military dictator saying "agree with me or i will kill you". how is it different to pakistan, where rejecting islam carries the death penalty.

reject christ and you will go to hell. doesnt matter what you have done in life, as long as you submit to the ultimate dictator.

and christians have the nerve to say i am immoral.
We can thank the Roman Church for inventing and "promoting" at the end of a sword this ridiculous scenario.

But it sure worked to keep the masses under their thumb.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #114
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We can thank the Roman Church for inventing and "promoting" at the end of a sword this ridiculous scenario.

But it sure worked to keep the masses under their thumb.
The ultimate goal. Although the fact that that included taking most of their disposable income is also of significance. Just like many televangelists today.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #115
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The ultimate goal. Although the fact that that included taking most of their disposable income is also of significance. Just like many televangelists today.
Mark Knofler nailed that angle with this song.

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Ticket to Heaven

I can see what you're looking to find
In the smile on my face
In my peace of mind
In my state of grace
I send what I can
To the man from the ministry
He's a part of heaven's plan
And he talks to me

Now I send what I can to the man
With the diamond ring
He's a part of heaven's plan
And he sure can sing
Now it's all I can afford
But the lord has sent me eternity
It's to save the little children
In a poor country

Now there's nothing left for luxuries
Nothing left to pay my heating bill
But the good lord will provide
I know he will
So send what you can
To the man with the diamond ring
They're tuning in across the land
To hear him sing

I got my ticket to heaven
And everlasting life
I got a ride all the way to paradise
I got my ticket to heaven
And everlasting life
All the way to paradise
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #116
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Giving people a choice to live their life as the wish is Extortion.
punishing somene (for eternity) for the thought crime of disagreeing is nothing short of evil.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #117
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Giving people a choice to live their life as the wish is Extortion. What planet do you live Uranus..
And the guys running the extortion racket give the people a choice too. Pay us or we burn your business to the ground.

The choice God gives is submit to my will or suffer eternal torture.

How is that any different from the choice the extortionists offered?
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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #118
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No, agnostic is one will not say one way or the other,

I think you know I pretty much have an opinion about just about everything.

Definition of AGNOSTIC
a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something
No....

An agnostic is one who does not claim to have knowledge (or claims that knowledge is impossible) about something.

You can be an agnostic theist (I don't know if there is a god, but I believe there is)

You can be an agnostic atheist (I don't know if there is a god, but I don't believe one exists)

The opposite of agnostic is gnostic...one who claims to have knowledge.

There are gnostic theists (I know if god exists and I believe in him)

There are gnostic atheists (I know if a god exists and I don't believe in him)

Although, in my opinion, being a gnostic in regards to the existence of god is dishonest.....I don't believe anyone has absolute knowledge about the existence of god(s)
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:24 AM   #119
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No....

An agnostic is one who does not claim to have knowledge (or claims that knowledge is impossible) about something.

You can be an agnostic theist (I don't know if there is a god, but I believe there is)

You can be an agnostic atheist (I don't know if there is a god, but I don't believe one exists)

The opposite of agnostic is gnostic...one who claims to have knowledge.

There are gnostic theists (I know if god exists and I believe in him)

There are gnostic atheists (I know if a god exists and I don't believe in him)

Although, in my opinion, being a gnostic in regards to the existence of god is dishonest.....I don't believe anyone has absolute knowledge about the existence of god(s)
Christ said his follwers would be agnostic Theists, it his by faith,(not proof) that you will be saved


What did he tell Thomas..



I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis
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