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Old 10-23-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Default Strength of faith...

Does a person that does not fear knowlegde have a stronger faith than a person who does?

For Example: Is a person that would not read a Harry Potter book for fear of the possible occult themes interfering with their belief in Christ weaker in their faith than one who merely sees it as entertainment?

**Note this is not a thread to debate Harry Potter, any example can be used...such as my in-laws fear of Karate.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Strenght of faith is that you are not insecure.
Insecure people fear everything even their own insecurity, which they then try to overcompensate with fundamentalism (not allowing yourself to doubt).
Well, at least that is my opinion.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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Does a person that does not fear knowlegde have a stronger faith than a person who does?

For Example: Is a person that would not read a Harry Potter book for fear of the possible occult themes interfering with their belief in Christ weaker in their faith than one who merely sees it as entertainment?

**Note this is not a thread to debate Harry Potter, any example can be used...such as my in-laws fear of Karate.
Well..IMHO...for me..I dont fear knowledge..but..but..I also think that things man says are truths..if that man made truth does not line up with the Bible..is false. Im not afraid of reading a Harry Potter book because I think it change my mind..I dont like reading it because I dont wanna tangle my mind with things that dont need to be there..same reason I dont subcribe to Playboy...
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things Phil 4:8 ***i dont necessarily believe that some are afraid that it will change their belief..they just choose to stay away from things that are considered UNGodly..and I took karate..HAYYY YAAA..

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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Does a person that does not fear knowlegde have a stronger faith than a person who does?

For Example: Is a person that would not read a Harry Potter book for fear of the possible occult themes interfering with their belief in Christ weaker in their faith than one who merely sees it as entertainment?

**Note this is not a thread to debate Harry Potter, any example can be used...such as my in-laws fear of Karate.
I don't know. A lot of people are taught to have nothing to do with evil. If they believe something to be evil (such as Harry Potter or karate), maybe they believe they are being strong in their belief to avoid these things. If there is something that causes extreme temptation within a person, the Bible says to run from it.

***I don't believe Harry Potter or karate to be evil or cause extreme amounts of temptation.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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I am finally at a point in my life where my faith is strong enough to discern fact from fiction, truth from lie and what can possibly be evil for myself about any new knowledge I pick up along the way of life..I also am able to understand that God didn't make us clones and therefore each of us is different in his grasp of knowledge and there are some who are better off knowing very little except the very basics and need to stay as close to the safety of his box as possible..
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Well..IMHO...for me..I dont fear knowledge..but..but..I also think that things man says are truths..if that man made truth does not line up with the Bible..is false. Im not afraid of reading a Harry Potter book because I think it change my mind..I dont like reading it because I dont wanna tangle my mind with things that dont need to be there..same reason I dont subcribe to Playboy...
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things Phil 4:8 ***i dont necessarily beleive that some are afraid that it will change their belief..they just choose to stay away from things that are considered Godly..and I took karate..HAYYY YAAA..
Except for "taking the karate" thing.... and maybe the Playboy thing doesn't apply either but everything else...I agree with arguy here.

I don't read Harry Potter and the like because Deuteronomy 18 gives us the idea that God considers occult practices evil and definitely something to be avoided...so why would I then want to read about someone doing them?

Same with other issues.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I don't read Harry Potter and the like because Deuteronomy 18 gives us the idea that God considers occult practices evil and definitely something to be avoided...so why would I then want to read about someone doing them?
I find this odd. How do you know what occult practices are if you have never informed yourself about them?
How do you know the difference between an occult practise, superstition, and a medical practise?

I mean if a text says to avoid Xcvdg's, how do you know what a Xcvdg's is?
And if you don't know what it is you can't avoid them.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kaykayI find this odd. How do you know what occult practices are if you have never read about them?
How do you know the difference between an occult practise, superstition, and a medical practise?

I mean if a text says to avoid Xcvdg's, how do you know what a Xcvdg's is?
well in this age of modern technology..one could read about what the book is about on the internet..before choosing to read it..usually if I start to read a book..and I find something "peculiar" about it..I will just put it down..
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:57 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kaykayI find this odd. How do you know what occult practices are if you have never informed yourself about them?
How do you know the difference between an occult practise, superstition, and a medical practise?

I mean if a text says to avoid Xcvdg's, how do you know what a Xcvdg's is?
And if you don't know what it is you can't avoid them.
Well, I think the Bible defines them. Also, I'm sorry to have to say that there was a time when I did dabble a bit in the occult. (hope no one passes out here from shock! But kaykay wasn't born a Christian!) So I probably know a little bit more about the occult than I should..
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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Well, I think the Bible defines them. Also, I'm sorry to have to say that there was a time when I did dabble a bit in the occult. (hope no one is passes out here from shock! But kaykay wasn't born a Christian!) So I probably know a little bit more about the occult than I should..
no Kaykay no shockers here..I didnt dabble in the occult..but I did read everything I could find in our little town library about ghost, poltergeist, the paranormal, Ufo..etc..why? because I wanted to educate myself on what it was about..
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