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Old 07-21-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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God.
Yes He is the answer
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I1) Increased understanding of Science and how our universe works which contradicts with the bible.

2) Increased knowledge of history and interpreting history through archaeological science, the conclusions of which contradict the bible.

3) Increase in the civility of mankind making the idea of biblical justice, especially as depicted in the OT, seem absurd!

4) Increased access to all of this information with the internet.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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The second coming of the Lord will put all religions to rest.
so you mean religions will 'never' be put to rest?
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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the second coming of the lord will put all religions to rest.
amen!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I think it's perfectly ok for people to believe. As long as they don't try to put laws in effect that will force people to abide by 'gods' rules, I'm fine. Maybe if churches were used for something good, instead of sitting and wishing for stuff, if more churches were involved in the community instead of being self serving and maybe if religious folks went back to actually doing good, instead of trying to be on tv and amass millions of dollars.

I know it's a very broad brush, but those are my experiences. I don't want all religions to be put to rest, I just hope that one day the religious will STOP WAKING ME UP AT 8AM ON SATURDAY TO TELL ME HOW I'M WRONG. This is the third week in a row. This last weekend I took her copy of The Watchtower and showed her a picture of their printing press room and asked 'So, how many poor and unfortunate people could be housed in here?? How much do those presses cost? How many people could you feed and nourish with the money that you instead spent on printing presses???' She didn't know what to say. I'm not expecting her to come back.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Perhaps, but forgive me if I don't sit back and wait for him. I've been somewhat unimpressed with how he has supposedly shown himself to us thus far (I'm talking about the Judeo-Christian god in this example, but goes for any god), and I'm not expecting any improvement in the future.

I'll leave the hoping and praying for you guys-I have better things to do. Ever here the old saying "Hope into one hand and s**t into the other-which one fills up first?"

What would prove his existence, in your mind?
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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What would prove his existence, in your mind?

I'd leave that to him ultimately (he is GOD right? haha)


....I dunno....maybe he could display a 1/1000000000000th of his power you folks claim he has with a vision of some sort (one that more than one person sees), a miracle of some sort (like cure all disease...probably small fries for a GOD) or maybe something as simple as a booming voice that everyone hears ("hey idiots...I'm up here still!...believe or be smote!)

...you know, something a bit more "direct" than what he's thrown our way (or what evidence you claim he's provided us). I don't think its asking too much considering his ultimate power and love for us you all claim he has...
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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I don't remember where I heard it, but someone once said something to the effect of "If Jesus was really God, why didn't he prove it and help humanity? I mean really, simply telling everyone that tiny germs existed, and that disease and sickness was caused by them rather than invisible demons, and that a simple washing of the hands with soap was highly effective in prevention of illness would have been enough..."
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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I'd leave that to him ultimately (he is GOD right? haha)


....I dunno....maybe he could display a 1/1000000000000th of his power you folks claim he has with a vision of some sort (one that more than one person sees), a miracle of some sort (like cure all disease...probably small fries for a GOD) or maybe something as simple as a booming voice that everyone hears ("hey idiots...I'm up here still!...believe or be smote!)

...you know, something a bit more "direct" than what he's thrown our way (or what evidence you claim he's provided us). I don't think its asking too much considering his ultimate power and love for us you all claim he has...
WHAT? you mean the fact that he cleeeeeeeeeearly created this world and everything in the universe is NOT enough evidence for you that he exists?!!!! you must be madddddd!!!!!!!!

HE EVEN TOOOOOOLD US IN THE BIBLE THAT HE'S REAL! WHAT MORE EVIDENCE COULD YOU ASK FOR?????

JEBUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS BOARDBILL! HE DIED FOR YOU!
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I'd leave that to him ultimately (he is GOD right? haha)


....I dunno....maybe he could display a 1/1000000000000th of his power you folks claim he has with a vision of some sort (one that more than one person sees), a miracle of some sort (like cure all disease...probably small fries for a GOD) or maybe something as simple as a booming voice that everyone hears ("hey idiots...I'm up here still!...believe or be smote!)

...you know, something a bit more "direct" than what he's thrown our way (or what evidence you claim he's provided us). I don't think its asking too much considering his ultimate power and love for us you all claim he has...

Nah...in a few years people like you would forget that it happened and wonder why he hadn't appeared lately...
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