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Fundamental Question: How is Christianity not polytheism?

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And an empty tomb.

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You mean the one that they found that has him and his whole family in it, including his wife and son?

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Not true. One only needs to recognize that there are many gods to be polytheist by definition.

So how is Satan any different than any number of roman gods, which was a politheistic society?

They don't recognize Satan as a god though, only a being that rules Hell.

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We all know that Christmas is that magical time of year where the Ghost of Jesus rises from the grave to feast on the flesh of the living and we sing Christmas Carrols to lull him back to sleep.

- Peter Griffin

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You mean the one that they found that has him and his whole family in it, including his wife and son?

I think you are talking about Jesus Rodriquez

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I think you are talking about Jesus Rodriquez

No, I'm talking about Jesus of Nazareth, you know the one in The Bible.

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No, I'm talking about Jesus of Nazareth, you know the one in The Bible.

So you are saying Jesus, his WHOLE family AND his wife were found in the tomb?

Da Vinci Code or.......

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:lol:

You mean the discovery channel special a couple of years back? The one that was quickly dismissed by archaeologists? The one that was James Cameron's doing? JAMES CAMERON??

I saw on gossip girls the other night that the flying spaghetti monster's the one true god... so I'm going to go in that direction...

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I would like to meet all the mainstream Christians that believe satan is either omnipresent or omnipotent.

IF one does believe that to be the case AND they also believe in God. Yes, in the classic case of polytheism it would be true.

Your requirement for a god to be omnipotent or omnipresent is not historically accurate. Most gods throughout history were neither.

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Well it wasn't exactly quickly dismissed so much as it was quickly covered up.

The only real difinative thing determined about the site was "Yup, that's a tomb. Damndest thing."

Of course, even if there was a neon sign pointing to it saying "We got Jesus hisownself inside! Take a peek!", it doesn't really mean a whole lot and anyone who thinks it would isn't really well equiped to discuss religion.

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:lol:

You mean the discovery channel special a couple of years back? The one that was quickly dismissed by archaeologists? The one that was James Cameron's doing? JAMES CAMERON??

I saw on gossip girls the other night that the flying spaghetti monster's the one true god... so I'm going to go in that direction...

I thought the invisible pink unicorn was...

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So Satan himself admits to walking. Hardly a god.

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hmmmm

I think you should rethink that statement!

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errr

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hmmmm

I think you should rethink that statement!

Ahh. Wasn't the original focus about OMNIPRESENT god(s) as far as satan is concerned?

The fact that Jesus walked to touch people on a personal level was God's way of lowering himself to humans. Kinda hard to be a follower of Jesus if he isn't around to, you know..follow.

Most other gods, it's the other way around.

And I also agreed on the polyt thing did I not?

Not sure if it's another thread(been in too many tonight) about the reason behind the NT. God was a pretty tough and narrow hombre in the OT.

He could have said at the end of Malachai, well, thats it as far as humans. Total mistake and went on his merry way.

But he himself changed his mind, at least by looking back it appears that way, to offer a SECOND chance. Thus we get the carpenter.

There are passages about Jesus being able to relate to us. This is a far far cry from what the Pharisees and Sadducees and the Jews themselves expected as far as a messiah. Jesus comes and talks about God as a father, not this Greybeard hurling lighting bolts.

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