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Samuel L. Jackson

So, for those with the "one true religion" mentality...

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Christianity is not the only religion to play the "exclusive" card.

yes i know that would be a bad operating model

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Yeah. That's what I meant. Just typing too fast. Thanks, Grammar Police. :seeya:

I guess you missed the whole issue when it was brought up earlier.. not by myself I might add...

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What makes your belief so correct?

Is it because you fear the ramifications of shunning your beliefs and them actually being right?

Is it because you fear "what is written" about non-believers in your religion?

Is it because you would rather be safe than sorry?

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I often see both sides, believers and non-believers, slammed by the opposite sides, and I just don't see the point.

I try to let people believe what they want to believe, but as soon as I voice an opinion, I am told how I am incorrect. Really? What makes anyone an authority?

I can pretty much guarantee I have studied religion more than anyone here, yet I can also guarantee how someone would come along and tell me how I am wrong about something.

What's up with all that?

I can't speak for anyone other than myself. My walk with the Lord is not about being right or wrong. It's not an insurance policy for eternity. It's a relationship. I have a real tangible relationship with God. God is not some mystical energy field, or mythical being, or some higher plan of existence that you have to achieve. God to me is very real. I know it because of all the time I spend with him. Studding his word, meditating on his word, listening to his word being preached, praying to him constantly. I'm in a continual never ending relationship with a living loving God. I just know it's true like I know waters wet, and the sky is blue. Because I have experienced it for myself. I have seen how God has impacted my life and the lives of the people around me.

I'm sorry that people attack you for stating your opinion about religion. I have had similar experiences too.

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Christianity is the one true religion and its god is the one true god but don't think too hard about why He chose to only show himself to one people and decided such culturally, socially and politically superior civilizations like the Greeks, ancient Chinese, and Mayan were less prepared to receive his word than a bunch of nomadic Jews no one could stand.

Actually God started with just one man, Abraham. From Abraham God created a new nation of people, that were suppose to be holy and set a part for God's work. The idea was to create a priestly nation who then could minister to the rest of the world.

I guess God decided it would be best to start fresh and create a new nation than to try and use one of the "superior civilizations" that already existed.

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Yeah, it's not like all those civilizations would have any problem listening to priests of a God that had decided that they were inferior or anything. Can't see any issues with that logic, it's guaranteed success!

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The whole thing with me is I don't "get" the whole idolism thing that there is this supreme being out there.

You know what I worship, if anything? The Sun. The Ancient Egyptians were on to something. The sun provides the earth with light, heat, certain nutrients, long-term stability, etc.

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Actually God started with just one man, Abraham.

nope nothing suspicious about that

The idea was to create a priestly nation who then could minister to the rest of the world.

so in order to preach to the rest of the world god chose the least influential people possible that makes sense

I guess God decided it would be best to start fresh and create a new nation than to try and use one of the "superior civilizations" that already existed.

so the people who came up with the ideals that what many consider his eventual christian nation would be founded upon didn't get to be in the club

that is the least sensible thing i can think of

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Trying to understand something that requires faith with logic is an intellecutal treadmill.

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That's because faith in stuff like this is indefensible. I could claim Wierd Al is God and have as much, if not more, to go on than Christians do. It's pretty ridiculous.

If God exists, He gave us a brain. Not using it is by default against His design.

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That's because faith in stuff like this is indefensible. I could claim Wierd Al is God and have as much, if not more, to go on than Christians do. It's pretty ridiculous.

If God exists, He gave us a brain. Not using it is by default against His design.

i agree...who wouldve thought?

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