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Old 02-11-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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The real purpose of religion is controlling through coercion.

However, religion can not achieve this purpose without making you believe first, because everything of religion are all lies. So, it has the hypocritical lies as well to bring you in.

That's why when you first heard about God, it was all about the omni-craps of a perfect God. Then, once brainwashing took effect on you, all you see is the true face of religion: you are bad with tons of "sins", tyrannic God is watching over you, and send you to hell ("uh, after your death, that is"), ...
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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The real purpose of religion is controlling through coercion.

However, religion can not achieve this purpose without making you believe first, because everything of religion are all lies. So, it has the hypocritical lies as well to bring you in.

That's why when you first heard about God, it was all about the omni-craps of a perfect God. Then, once brainwashing took effect on you, all you see is the true face of religion: you are bad with tons of "sins", tyrannic God is watching over you, and send you to hell ("uh, after your death, that is"), ...
The real purpose of religion is to believe in something that is greater than yourself. Some people see their religion as they worship the sun, the moon, the stars, mother earth. It is a the passion of the spirit to bring warmth to ones heart; to their soul. Religion is worship of a belief and a systems of belief that will set us apart from others.

However, a persons passion can be mis guided as those that end their lives along with countless others in search for the greater peace of death. (9/11) I do not know this god. I do not understand this belief.

I understand we are to be held responsible for our actions, even as we hold those responsible for theirs. Some people may even describe prison as hell.

Just for fun, just now I google searched, 'true face of religion'. What came up was fascinating. I thought I may add talking points to the discussion, but the search itself has left me speechless.

Why is the word religion always associated with the God of Abraham? When religion is any point of worship. Case in point, google the phrase, 'true face of religion'.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:11 AM
 
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He is your Creator...not your drinking buddy We are but like a germ compared to Him
methinks thou lacketh the accumen to truly appreciate the wisdom of Ptsum.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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well as somebody else put it, if Lord Jesus or an angel appeared in front of you, you'd proably be a bit nervous or awe struck. In fact, " fear of the lord" isn't fear like scared fear, its fear as if not wanting to offend Him. Also, the bible says it is good to fear (or not wanting to offend) the Lord to keep you from sinning.

So pretty much God fearing means not wanting to offend him.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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When I hear "He Is A God Fearing Man" then I think "Another god's delusion, may be because of his parents, or may be because of himself and his education". It's kind of mean of me, I'm trying not to think this way, but can't. Sometimes I think "That guy was deceived by his parents and priests".
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Well, this dude may have been smote...smited ? at a time when he was "relieving his male tensions," if you get my drift. God, having dealt with the likes of Onan, decided to zap the guy, and that smote sting, of course, instantly put the fear of God into our hero.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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What Do You Think Of The Phrase "He Is A God Fearing Man"?

Most of the time, when I hear this phrase, it is coming from someone whose opinion I wouldn't trust on any subject at all. If this is the best thing you can think up to say about him, he must not be worth much.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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What Do You Think Of The Phrase "He Is A God Fearing Man"?

Most of the time, when I hear this phrase, it is coming from someone whose opinion I wouldn't trust on any subject at all. If this is the best thing you can think up to say about him, he must not be worth much.

do i get this right?
guess i do, right?
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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The term God fearing is often used as a compliment to someone's devotion to God but it's always struck me as a strange thing to say. Why would someone be afraid of this God who supposedly loves us? I suspect that the origins of this phrase are rooted in one of religion's most important functions which is of course to keep everybody in line by having the threat of punishment hanging over our heads.
By the way, as I am writing these words the wind is furiously whipping the tree limbs I can see through the window. I wonder if The Big Fella is trying to instill a little fear in me for starting such a blasphemous thread.
To me, "fearing" means respect. But if someone tells me that they are "God fearing", it is a turnoff. I don't have the need to prove my faith to anyone. It's between me and God. If someone feels the need to prove it by making that statement, I am suspect of them. They don't need to prove it to me by their words. They should just live their life as an example of their beliefs.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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well as somebody else put it, if Lord Jesus or an angel appeared in front of you, you'd proably be a bit nervous or awe struck.
The problem with that statement is that it only seems to happen in movies and not real life. This is an old thread that I'd forgotten that I'd started although it was only a few months ago. I thought it was a pretty good question at the time and I still do today. I really don't think that anyone would feel fear if they felt a genuine bond that is similar to a loving Mother and child. The fear tactic is all about getting people to behave and follow certain rules as opposed to establishing a loving relationship. As I've said many times before, religion is all about controlling human behavior and keeping people in line by keeping a threat over their heads. This is very different from a parent who loves their child and would in fact sacrifice their own lives to save them.
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