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Do any of you believe in God?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DBoon, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    You don't think an individual can have a personal relationship and/or belief in God merely by reading the Bible and prayer? I guess I am being naive in thinking the Bible can be disconnected from "organized religion". [​IMG]
    Yes and no. Yes, since, as scarpe was saying, the Bible is a product of organized religion (as well as its producer). No in the sense that you can certainly have a personal relationship and belief in God directly, w/o even the Bible or prayer. But I do think the Bible and prayer nourish the relationship, as does full communion with the community of believers who have become sons and daughters of the Father, members of the body of Christ, temples of the Holy Spirit.
    Yes, I believe in God. I am a Christian. God sent his son to die on the cross for me, to take my punishment that I deserved, and through faith and trust in Christ, I have eternal life. Without Christ, you will be eternally separated from God in Hell. We all have sinned, made mistakes, but if we confess them to God and ask Him to forgive us, believe and trust in his Son, Jesus Christ, you will be saved. Read it in the Bible for yourself: Romans 3:23 Romans 6:23 Romans 5:8 Romans 10:8-9 There is no other way in which a person can be saved, turn from your sins and believe the Gospel. Amen
    This is true in a compact way, but it's so compact as to be very dangerous. Iow, those terms need explanations and qualifications. One such qualification is found in Colossians 1:24. Another good one is Romans 2:15.
    ...If George Lucas was born instead of whoever wrote the bible, we'd all be practicing some StarWars shit.
    Did you know that the Jedi knights were modeled in part after the Jesuits? It's tough to say what society might have been like if there had been no Bible, since so much of our culture is based on it, directly or indirectly.
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    Did you know that the Jedi knights were modeled in part after the Jesuits? It's tough to say what society might have been like if there had been no Bible, since so much of our culture is based on it, directly or indirectly.
    May the Force be with you.
    And also with you.
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you know that the Jedi knights were modeled in part after the Jesuits? It's tough to say what society might have been like if there had been no Bible, since so much of our culture is based on it, directly or indirectly.

    Which of their weapons represented sophistry, and which represented casuistry?
     
  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Seriously. Do they think crap like that actually makes them sound smart?

    A lot of people don't seem to be able to distinguish between a belief in the transcendental and a belief in the specific tenets of a religion. The later is much easier to attack than the former. For the record I subscribe to neither but hey...
     
  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Did you know that the Jedi knights were modeled in part after the Jesuits? It's tough to say what society might have been like if there had been no Bible, since so much of our culture is based on it, directly or indirectly.

    how I wish we have more Jesuit brethren in mace motherf'in windu's form. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    Did you know that the Jedi knights were modeled in part after the Jesuits?.


    Don't you mean Buddhism? IIRC, Lucas was into Buddhism.
     
  7. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    May the Force be with you.
    And also with you.

    Thank you.

    Which of their weapons represented sophistry, and which represented casuistry?
    Both are mind tricks.
    how I wish we have more Jesuit brethren in mace motherf'in windu's form. [​IMG]
    Are there any?
    Don't you mean Buddhism? IIRC, Lucas was into Buddhism.
    Nope.
     
  8. mrpham

    mrpham New Member

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    Nah, I'd be too lazy to attend church every Sunday
     
  9. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    no. the notion of a god is ridiculous.
     
  10. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    no. the notion of a god is ridiculous.

    The notion that you have a clue about the actual practice of law is ridiculous,













    OHHHHhhhhhh buurrrrrrrrrn.








    not really. I apologize.
     
  11. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    The notion that you have a clue about the actual practice of law is ridiculous,













    OHHHHhhhhhh buurrrrrrrrrn.








    not really. I apologize.


    not that what you said was funny or made any sense at all, but here goes: can we please try to stay on topic? why does every topic have to flame out into a giant clusterfuck of nonsensical arguments.
     
  12. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    not that what you said was funny or made any sense at all, but here goes: can we please try to stay on topic? why does every topic have to flame out into a giant clusterfuck of nonsensical arguments.

    That is how styleforum works.
     
  13. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    not that what you said was funny or made any sense at all, but here goes: can we please try to stay on topic? why does every topic have to flame out into a giant clusterfuck of nonsensical arguments.

    You mean like this one?

    no. the notion of a god is ridiculous.
     
  14. the shah

    the shah Senior member

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    You mean like this one?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    You mean like this one?

    that's not an argument.
     
  16. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    that's not an argument.

    Isn't it? Are you not arguing that god is ridiculous with that statement?
     
  17. Sherman90

    Sherman90 Senior member

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    I feel something transcendent in me. I suppose you might say that feeling crystallizes in an emotional sensitivity towards "divine" things, albeit not anthropomorphized or necessarily masculine.

    What I admire most about authentic religiosity or faith (as opposed to rote attendance and regurgitation) is its implied insistence on improving your treatment of others. For me, the traces of transcendence in my chest/brain are a constant call to reform and compassion. The status quo irks me to no end. The only thing I hate is cruelty.

    Likewise, others' beliefs don't concern me. I'm primarily concerned with how others treat each other and themselves. Some of the most "religious" people I know are professed atheists. They are like children who believe they are Batman or Robin Hood for a time.

    As Hamlet once said: "Words, words, words."
     
  18. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    Isn't it? Are you not arguing that god is ridiculous with that statement?

    a simple claim isn't an argument.
     
  19. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    why does every topic have to flame out into a giant clusterfuck of nonsensical arguments.

    Because on SF, this is the dominant attitude

    but here on styleforum? fuck yeah i'm whipping my dick out.

    Also, rightly or wrongly, your entrance into threaks will now lead to a decent derail. Some of it your own fault, some of it not.

    that's not an argument.

    Congrats, you finally got something correct on SF. You should be proud.
     
  20. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    everything i say is correct because i am a superior being

    but seriously yes, i am proud.
     

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