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Old 01-24-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Interesting statement, but only half of the full statement, let me explain,a couple years ago I was sitting with a group of about 20 individuals and we were talking about different religions and I brought the statement up and asked everybody to think about it before I completed the rest of the statement, now mind you these were people of all different types of religions and beliefs, so now I bring this statement here, but only the first half for now and I welcome all of your thoughts on this. So let the process begin, but let's be respectful of everyone's opinion and thoughts here.

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: TN, to AK one day
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thats basically it in a nutshell, but the religious fanatics will come and start the flaming...
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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thats basically it in a nutshell, but the religious fanatics will come and start the flaming...
and I will say to them, that they are welcome also, everyone's opinion is welcomed here. Let's just keep it respectful.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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God created man, Man became carnal, and twisted God's ways and words into hundreds of religions.

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Man created god(s) to meet man's spiritual needs, to cleanse man's conscience, to encourage all deeds done in the name of god(s), but for man's gain. God is like an external conscience that always agrees. For these reasons man created god(s).
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Man created god(s) to meet man's spiritual needs, to cleanse man's conscience, to encourage all deeds done in the name of god(s), but for man's gain. God is like an external conscience that always agrees. For these reasons man created god(s).
If we have spiritual needs then we must have a spirit and therefore a spiritual Father?

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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This is what I believe Genesis 1:27 "So God created people in His own image, God patterned them after Himself, male and female, He created them".
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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This is what I believe Genesis 1:27 "So God created people in His own image, God patterned them after Himself, male and female, He created them".
North Carolina, I do appreciate you quoting the Bible and the book of Genesis, but if I may be permitted, the statement that you just made would cause me to thank that your God is both male and female, how is that possible? Mind you this is just an innocent question.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: vagabond
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This is what I believe Genesis 1:27 "So God created people in His own image, God patterned them after Himself, male and female, He created them".
seconded.

and i think it is entirely possible to have a cooperative, intellectual conversation about God, or a lack thereof, without becoming defensive and putting down others' opinions, whatever they may be.

aaron out.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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North Carolina, I do appreciate you quoting the Bible and the book of Genesis, but if I may be permitted, the statement that you just made would cause me to thank that your God is both male and female, how is that possible? Mind you this is just an innocent question.
I believe God made both man and woman in His image, neither man or woman is made more in the image of God than the other. God has no physical body, instead we are reflections of God's glory.
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