(NOTE: This is not a group for the bashing, belittling, or debunking of other people's beliefs).
Peace be with you.
After a discussion between MattmanDude, CrazyOldTeenager, and myself, a short (but to the point) series of rules will now be coming into effect for this...
Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileuonton. Translated as "king of kings, ruling over rulers"
Just a message from an old wanderer passing through.
Lot of information for new recruits packed into a mere article. Also has three medal of honor soundtracks to listen too while reading if you want. Enjoy.
Your new order of business now that you are a member of the Grand Army of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some non-believers are merely curious as to why certain people succumb to some peculiar, irrational and somewhat detrimental beliefs that cannot be proven or dismissed. They have absolutely no reason to believe in illogical things, so they question such things in order to shed some light on the matter. And so on...
Anyone's entitled to their own opinion, but, as we all know, freedom of speech means little when you encounter opposition, that's why any opinion may be a source of conflict. Personally, I honestly think any conversation may have a hilarious outcome Th04.deviantart.net :D
"Every choice we make, whether we know it or not, sends echoes through the Force. It can awaken feelings, ignite passions, hate, anger, fear - where none existed before." -Atris- Youtube.com
Let's revive some extinct species - Discovermagazine.com I believe in Dinosaurs ;) and this one is particularly interesting - Youtube.com no, actually it's quite appalling. I wouldn't want to see one for one reason - Youtube.com it would be a deadly encounter :/
Works both ways.
Believers view some things non-believers believe as strange or false as well.
What Atris said applies very well.
Even our small choices can have a impact long after we are gone.
The T-Rex is one of the reasons I believe some species should "remain" extinct.
There's no need to mix spirituality with science. Honestly, this separation is necessary for one particular reason: logic. While our current understanding of certain things is relatively refined, we still need to learn more. And that's the wonderful thing about science, our perspective evolves. Our species can be so much more.
History has proven that an exceptional individual may change the whole world. Whether it's local or global change, be the change you want to see in the world. Just restrain yourself and don't let your ideology go to far.
Emotional entanglements can be dangerous, they can impair rational thought and lead to outbursts of uncontrolled emotions. We must do what is needed, personal desires notwithstanding. Love can only obscure and confuse the matter.
I'm fairly certain you'd like to see a Jurassic Park on an island. ;)
An unknown person: Here, cute. Nom nom, it's tasty. Come on... oh my *** hand ahh! Oh no... what now? - Youtube.com O_O
Spirituality and science both play their own separate roles. But both go hand in hand on how the creation was designed and operates.
Without love, I am nothing.
It's always starts with "oooohhhhs" and "aaaahhhhs", and then there's all the screaming and running. I'm not too fond of ending up some Dino's noon chow. Bring a significant security force trained in handling Dino situations with ease and then I'd consider it. I specialize in taking down battle droids, not Dino's!
My mentality slightly differs from yours - Youtube.com :D
(It's just a clip. I like you anyway)
Dino-creatures all around! God put them here to test us! ah-ha! Youtube.com You saw this clip coming, didn't you? :D
Were still learning more about Dino's every year though. Turns out most raptors were much smaller than the movies portrayed and had feathers. Not as monstrous as we first thought. Other Dino's were learning more about as well.
It's theorized a raptor was what spoke to Eve in the Bible. I think that's actually possible. Judging from scientists theories and study on the matter, they were even more intelligent than primates, and possibly capable of limited speech. Afterwards the Lord cursed those creatures for their part in Man's fall, that may partly explain their extinction/evolution? Anyhow they now slither on their bellies and lost much of their intelligence.
Jurassic Park misconceptions - Youtube.com Informative articles and videos are worth way more than an embellished/surrealistic vision of world.
It sounds as though the 'sin' caused our devolution making us considerably weaker, vulnerable to pain, susceptible to temptations and disruptive influence. I don't want to be a human anymore. :D
Educational video. That was fun. I was right about everything till the Intelligence part, but they are about as smart as an Eagle from what I could gather. And Eagle's are much more intelligent than most other birds. So there may still be hope for that theory I stated. We do learn more each year. :-)
Sin did cause our de-evolution. From Biblical texts and the Book of Enoch it can be gathered man was much better set when he followed the Lord's guidance. It's even stated in the Book after our fall that when we started dying, it got worse and worse every generation. Our years were decreased till it is what it is now.
However, it's stated in the Bible that after our Resurrection at the Second coming of Christ us Believers will be "transformed". Possibly meaning we will regain our lost glory and evolve. I don't really know much about what that's going to be like. But apparently much better than we are now even granting us immortality. Even the dead in Christ will rise and be transformed. It's quite something to think about.
*sigh* I don't know why I still bother with the atheist group at all anymore. I say something that proves their arguments or comments to be incorrect, the comment gets deleted. Guess they don't like facts and being embarrassed in front of others.
If any comments of yours got deleted let me know where and I will un-delete them
Winston doesn't like it when non troll comments are deleted
edit: apparently we can't un-delete them weird
are you sure you posted?
Perhaps their response was appropriate in this case? Here's the catch about trying to appeal to non-beleivers or argue theology with them.
When a Christian appeals to a non-believer about the faith it supposed be an attempt to convert, not a battle of the minds or an effort at dominance to prove one's "intellectual" superiority. Your to wait till the right opportunity presents itself to spread this Message, which takes experience and the Lord's guidance to accomplish. Were not to harass, and argue till both sides are red in the face and bitter. All that does is brew hatred and conflict.
As Christians, were here to spread the Message of Peace, not War.
Lastly, if they are "adamant" in refusing to hear the message. Do as Christ told the Disciples, dust off your shoes, and walk away. The Lord himself will deal with them in due time. But for now, such is no longer your concern. You can still pray for their salvation though, which is always a good option.
Do you understand now? This isn't about arguments, it's about people's souls. That takes priority over theological debates. Besides, such debates these days often result in nothing less that total flame wars.
Then why bother going over and trying to convert them. They're not interested mate. Leave them be.
Justice: Leads to Order
Service: Leads to Loyalty
Knowledge: Leads to Wisdom
Positivity: Leads to Tranquility
Courage: Leads to Heroism
Freedom: Leads to Happiness
Belief: Leads to Trust
Hope: Leads to Victory
Faith: Leads to Honor
Love: Leads to Peace
So, what's your view on prostitution? Let's say there's a fairly lustful nymphomaniac that does 'it' in certain places for cash and pleasure. In addition, she uses web-cam to earn extra cash in some way; nudity and even gaming. What would Jesus say about it? I merely want to hear your opinion on this issue for some reason.
There were a few women Christ met in His day that were either unfaithful or prostitutes. He never hated them for what they did, nor approved of it either.
His stance was fairly simple on the matter. "Go and sin no more".
Lust is a major issue in today's world. Back when societies were more conservative such things were far less common. Partly because it was shunned and suppressed. Nowadays, anything goes.
Such desires can be overcome though.
You just need to believe the Message of the Cross.
Here's a follow-up to my previous comment. She clearly craves attention and she's quite intelligent when it comes to manipulation and exploitation. Moreover, she's a bit insane for some reason.
So, let's summarize it; there's a partly insane nymphomaniac that uses her brain(at least what's left of it) to earn money in various ways(moral and immoral). She's quite intelligent and sometimes even considerate and compassionate, but she craves attention and uses men in various ways nevertheless.
Jesus' message is crystal-clear, but I honestly think it would be hard to follow his advice in this case. What is your personal, refined advice?
From a Biblical standpoint, sin is a form of insanity. And since we all do it one time or another, we are all technically insane. Part of the reason Chirst did what he did for us, was so that we could have life after this cured from that insanity. But he also did it so that we could live our lives now, not dominated by it.
Point and case, it is not God's will for anyone to live a life like that. My personal advice for her, believe in the Cross (get saved), have a Book of Act's Chapter 2 (get filled with the Holy Spirit), and finally come to know the victory she deserves to have.
Run the course, finish the race. Do not be tripped up by such obstacles.
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