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Old 05-18-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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eloy...



Sincerely:

rifleman
He is absolutely right.

I am interested in how he explains it.

If you had knowledge of the ancient customs you would not have done your Whaaa.

Watch, you will learn good thinking if Eloy is on the ball.

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DL
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Earlier Gods were not Gods.
According to your urban legends, "in the beginning" there was god, and nothing else> Sooooooo he would be an early god, but that would make him not a god per your circular logic.

I hope you are never in charge of lining up a firing squad.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Live and let live right?

No.

Just Google Jesus camp and killing African witches and I think you will recant.
If you do not then I would question your morals.

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DL
The native people of this land have been worshiping their Creator as they see fit for tens of thousands of years and we have never had any witch burnings or persecuting others because of their beliefs, to us how you worship your Creator is your business and it is personal, we have learned how to respect one another's beliefs, even if they're not ours, no Native American has ever taken the life of another because of his/her belief.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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The native people of this land have been worshiping their Creator as they see fit for tens of thousands of years and we have never had any witch burnings or persecuting others because of their beliefs, to us how you worship your Creator is your business and it is personal, we have learned how to respect one another's beliefs, even if they're not ours, no Native American has ever taken the life of another because of his/her belief.
This is not about you or your particular beliefs.

It is about a stupid statement that says live and let live.

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DL
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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This is not about you or your particular beliefs.

It is about a stupid statement that says live and let live.

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DL
So, what's so wrong with that?

If I don't criticize you for the way you believe and you don't criticize me for the way I believe, then there's no reason why we can't get along.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Earth, Milky Way
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I think, rather than a new God, a new teaching would be best. One that teaches about our innate power and wisdom rather than how we must submit ourselves to some external power/being.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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OP: First of all there will never be complete peace and prosperity around the whole world. It's simply against human nature NOT to fight with each other. If we don't have a legitimate excuse to do so, then we make one up.

Secondly, religion and gods only exacerbate our contentious nature, so we would actually be better off if everyone was savvy enough to realize that they're just a crock.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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So, what's so wrong with that?

If I don't criticize you for the way you believe and you don't criticize me for the way I believe, then there's no reason why we can't get along.
For evil to grow, all good men need do is nothing.

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DL
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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I think, rather than a new God, a new teaching would be best. One that teaches about our innate power and wisdom rather than how we must submit ourselves to some external power/being.


Yes and to me a new teaching was implied but badly.

You, like all of us, spend all of your time following rules.

Natures rules.
A Political set of rules.
A Religious or spiritual set of rules.

Regardless of what you or any of us call the above three, we all live under them.

A new God would just interpret better than the older one's.

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DL
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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OP: First of all there will never be complete peace and prosperity around the whole world. It's simply against human nature NOT to fight with each other. If we don't have a legitimate excuse to do so, then we make one up.

Secondly, religion and gods only exacerbate our contentious nature, so we would actually be better off if everyone was savvy enough to realize that they're just a crock.
As my last message indicates, rules are rules regardless of the source.

You are likely as fundamental to the political God/rules you follow. If you do not have a spiritual or natural God that is.

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DL
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