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Old 11-02-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I don't know if it's true or not, but I understand that if you place a frog in a pan of water and bring the water gradually to a boil, the frog will not jump out. It just sits in the pan until it boils to death. So it is with evil.
So it is with gas prices, too.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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I truly think this is the most silly of topics...
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I truly think this is the most silly of topics...
not just silly but it just shows people lack of education and knowledge in these subjects. There is nothing evil or demonic about the Pagan celebrations or traditions.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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not just silly but it just shows people lack of education and knowledge in these subjects. There is nothing evil or demonic about the Pagan celebrations or traditions.
That is totally unscriptural, and shows a complete lack of understanding that this is the devils world. That which is not of God is of Satan. Pagan beliefs are not of God.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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That is totally unscriptural, and shows a complete lack of understanding that this is the devils world. That which is not of God is of Satan. Pagan beliefs are not of God.
Well considering my husband family is Pagan and still celebrate and withhold the traditions, I would say I know a whole lot more on the subject than you. You only know what your intolerant religion tells you.

And no they are not of God, they were around long before your Bible was written. Their gods and yours are nothing more than fairy tales and myths.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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Well considering my husband family is Pagan and still celebrate and withhold the traditions, I would say I know a whole lot more on the subject than you. You only know what your intolerant religion tells you.

And no they are not of God, they were around long before your Bible was written. Their gods and yours are nothing more than fairy tales and myths.
Obviously this person is not a Christian.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Obviously this person is not a Christian.
Well bring out the executioner!

I am a Christian, but what I dont understand is the complete and total intolerance toward other religions that many of my fellow "Christians" hold.

Even more disgusting is the lack of knowledge about these other religions before screaming "Its evil! Its the devil!"

Just because someone doesnt hold the same beliefs doesnt make those beliefs evil or of Satan.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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well bring out the executioner!

I am a christian, but what i dont understand is the complete and total intolerance toward other religions that many of my fellow "christians" hold.

Even more disgusting is the lack of knowledge about these other religions before screaming "its evil! Its the devil!"

just because someone doesnt hold the same beliefs doesnt make those beliefs evil or of satan.


If you truly are a Christian, then you should believe what Jesus Christ said.

Matthew 7:13 ''Enter by the narrow gate (Gospel); for the gate is wide (religion), and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14) ''For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, ''I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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If you truly are a Christian, then you should believe what Jesus Christ said.

Matthew 7:13 ''Enter by the narrow gate (Gospel); for the gate is wide (religion), and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14) ''For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, ''I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.
I believe it. Key word here being "I". However, just because I believe it, doesnt mean I am going to try to shove those beliefs down someone's throat, nor does it mean that other beliefs besides our own should be instantly dismissed as evil. .
As the other poster pointed out, Paganism, for example, is much, much older than our Christianity. To say that it (or many other religions, for example) is evil and our Christianity is good would imply that before Christianity existed all there was,was evil.And since God is everything good, and God has always been around, this cannot be true, because where there is God, there will always be good somewhere.

He gave us free will to follow our own paths. It is therefore up to us to find our own paths, with His help.
It is up to God ultimately to judge what paths/beliefs that narrow gate includes.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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I believe it. Key word here being "I". However, just because I believe it, doesnt mean I am going to try to shove those beliefs down someone's throat, nor does it mean that other beliefs besides our own should be instantly dismissed as evil.
As the other poster pointed out, Paganism, for example, is much, much older than our Christianity. To say that it (or many other religions, for example) is evil and our Christianity is good would imply that before Christianity existed all there was,was evil.
He gave us free will to follow our own paths. It is therefore up to us to find our own paths.
It is up to God ultimately to judge what paths/beliefs that narrow gate includes.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:30, ''He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters.'' There can be no neutrality in the Christian life.

James 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world (Satans cosmic system) is hostility toward God?


If a person is not interested in listening to what you as a believer has to say concerning Christ, you certainly do NOT have the right to 'shove it down their throat.' But since this is a public forum, there are always new people who will not have read what has already been posted earlier. Those who have already read what has been posted need not go into what I continue to post. Those who are interested will do so, and those who are not interested can simply go into someones elses posts. And if somewhere along the line, someone benefits from what I post, it is certainly worth inconveniencing the readers who don't like what I post.
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