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Old 11-01-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: New England
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Indeed it is.


Attack Islam or Judaism? Nope.
Attack Christianity? A-okay.
Attacking anything is never any good. Rejecting a belief system passed off as being the truth is not attacking it, and neither is defending the recipients of the condemnation of that system.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Now my observation is this site is nothing more than a collection of like minded individuals, with full support of city-data controllers, suppresses religious thought by imitidation and harassment. This group’s drive to cause pain and unrest is nothing more than symptom of today’s societal norms that has been prophesied centuries ago.
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Indeed it is.
What do you see in the Bible you think others don't see?

The only one who wants or desires to suppress religious thought are the fundamentalists.
And, You should learn how to spell intimidation before you attempt to commit the act?
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:46 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Attacking anything is never any good. Rejecting a belief system passed off as being the truth is not attacking it, and neither is defending the recipients of the condemnation of that system.
Thanks for making my point.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: In Sticky San Antonio TX
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We have been reminded once children (Mightyqueen801) - obey or be silenced (thread closed).

It was a good run, Miss Hepburn.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: New England
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Thanks for making my point.
No, it is not okay to attack christianity. Rejecting a belief system that you personally think is another christianity is not attacking it. I have had all manner of things said to me on here and never once have i been moved by any of it, i'd be insecure if i was.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:59 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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We have been reminded once children (Mightyqueen801) - obey or be silenced (thread closed).

It was a good run, Miss Hepburn.

It's difficult to keep any thread strictly on track at the best of times. It's even more difficult if the topic includes the word "bible." Because immediately, you have tribes who consider it literal and inerrant, tribes who think it packed with wisdom amongst the myth and allegory, tribes who think it interesting historically and culturally, and tribes who think it makes a classy paperweight.


Arguments come from, and take various directions.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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What's with the KKK?
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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I mean, is there something others just do not understand, but you think you do?

Or do most miss something you 'get'?

Do you think something is misinterpreted?

I know this could go south fast...I hope it doesn't...I believe people have different or even great insights into
some things others have overlooked or not considered.

What profound understandings have some missed, in your opinion?
Sometimes where a coma is placed changes the meaning of an entire quote, for example.
Inspired by some 'new takes' on another thread.
Thanks.
It seems to me that pcamps hit the nail on the head when he says it is perspective, everyone has varying differences in their perspective on things, so you might agree on some things and not on others. I believe the bible is full of metaphorical, prophetical, allegorical and literal things about national/global things which get twisted out of shape by different individual perspectives.



I believe that happened when things were recorded as well as when they are interpreted

Jer 8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the Law of Jehovah is with us? Behold, the lying pen of the scribes has certainly worked deceit.
Jer 8:9 The wise are ashamed; they are terrified and are captured. Behold, they have rejected the Word of Jehovah, and what wisdom is theirs?
Jer 8:10 So I will give their wives to others, their fields to those who shall inherit. For everyone from the least even to the greatest cuts off a profit. From the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.


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We all read the scriptures BY the concept we have of God. So i really don't think the question should be "what is it you are seeing what others don't see", but is the concept you view the scriptures by, liberating you or being a yoke to bondage again, that for me is the litmus test. Reading it from the concept that God needs to punish man with eternal torment for not believing in him caused me to be in more bondage than when i was a so called sinner.



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It's less about what might be missed in the Bible, and more about what's missed by accessing the spiritual 'dimension'. Many people make no attempt to recognize and try to sense that dimension. They have firmly closed that 'door'.
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Ancient Middle Easterners making an attempt to explain the world around them, with very limited back data to work with. Writing with what they knew, the results are predictable. Supernatural forces at work to explain the unexplainable.
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Thank you, that is a perspective. I also agree, God is all around me, but what an incredible vantage point from above!
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Yep, that's one of my two main take-aways from the bible:

1. God is love.
2. Focus on love (and all that that is, which is higher, deeper, broader and wider than we've often been led to believe).

They go hand in hand, obviously. You can have the second without believing the first, but the first facilitates the second, in my experience.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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What do I see in the bible? I see man's spiritual search outside of himself for the answer to how? who? and why? I think we spend too much time trying to find God/Creator in a mostly flawed guide book when he is within us.
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