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Old 01-16-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I don't have a need to debate anything. I have my views, other people have their views, and there's room for all of them.

A thousand people, a thousand different views.
I don't disagree with you. I expect that, but I And used to think that the SAME holy spirit/god used to teach all Christians the same thing. I thought he led them in "all truth." If he cannot get his people to agree on some of the simplest things, what appeal is there to join the confusion?
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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When all reality is subjective, perhaps all truth is as well.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Because we all don't build our foundation on the teachings of Christ. That's why. Alot of us are filled with tradition and the teachings of man, not studying for ourselves.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Westcoast
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As you guys know, I bum around this forum quite often and I have to admit, I am surprised a great deal by the wide ranging and sometimes contradictory positions amongst Christians. I say surprising not because of the usual Catholics Vs Protestants differences, but rather, about god, Jesus and the bible.

I guess a lot of my surprise comes from the fact that when I was a Christian, I was part of the fundamentalist crowd, one of those who often took the bible at face value. I now realize that not all Christians do that; some even outrightly rejecting an entire canon as nothing to take too serious or others who force back NT concepts/modern concepts into the OT to make it more palatable.

When I hear scholars say that early Christianity was one of many "Christianities" (with all the different opinions at the time), I see what they meant because nothing has changed after 2,000 years and with the flood of UR at ETers threads, folks are super passionate about their positions.
Some people are followers, others march to their own beat. Some people can accept things as issued to them, others challenge what may seem questionable. A lot of people don't feel that the Bible is cut 'n' dried and is open to interpretation.

Example: Many Christians don't believe in the Adam & Even theory as described in the Bible. I'm not saying they don't believe in Creationism. They realize that the sudden appearance of these two people about 10,000 years ago (if that) is likely very inaccurate. But "something" very BIG had to have occurred at that period to merit passing down thousands of years to make it into the written language. While I, myself, think Creationism and Evolution are both right (one needed the other), I believe something major occurred along the lines of the Adam and Eve theory. And I think it occurred longer ago than is suggested.

But I do believe that the Bible was meant to be. It's a historical piece and a manual to life.

I think you're reading more into the whole thing, I really do.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Some people are followers, others march to their own beat. Some people can accept things as issued to them, others challenge what may seem questionable. A lot of people don't feel that the Bible is cut 'n' dried and is open to interpretation.

Example: Many Christians don't believe in the Adam & Even theory as described in the Bible. I'm not saying they don't believe in Creationism. They realize that the sudden appearance of these two people about 10,000 years ago (if that) is likely very inaccurate. But "something" very BIG had to have occurred at that period to merit passing down thousands of years to make it into the written language. While I, myself, think Creationism and Evolution are both right (one needed the other), I believe something major occurred along the lines of the Adam and Eve theory. And I think it occurred longer ago than is suggested.

But I do believe that the Bible was meant to be. It's a historical piece and a manual to life.

I think you're reading more into the whole thing, I really do.
I'm actually agreeing with you up to a point, but what 'more' am I reading into this? The proof or my argument can be found right here on this forum.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I'm actually agreeing with you up to a point, but what 'more' am I reading into this? The proof or my argument can be found right here on this forum.
Cool. Maybe I read more into your post, then.
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