(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.
So, in essence, a hellish snake persuaded Eve to pick up an extraordinary apple and that's how the whole hell broke loose? Our species became considerably weaker and so on. All this misery and anguish because of an apple?
I have a small orchard... there's an apple tree... and I actually consume fruits, especially apples. What can I say? They're healthy.
Can you clarify something? Why did God place a tempting fruit tree in a garden in the first place? I need a psychological analysis of this... divine event.
Another matter, which is quite peculiar. What happened to Lot's daughters and why? You could elaborate on this chapter, cos' you know, I'm an unworthy peach and a spiritual dummy, so I came here to be enlightened. Please, help me. :)
Willfully cooperating with the enemy? Yes.
(Which later resulted in the Serpents being cursed)
As I explained in our earlier chat. What God wanted was a people who could choose for themselves, not robots, hence why He gave Adam and Eve the choice in the garden of Eden (regarding the tree of life and the other with the knowledge of good and evil). Sometimes God will put situations in our way to test our faith and trust.
The reason Adam and Eve sinned was simple, they didn't believe God, they could have just ignored the Serpent and maintained faith, but they didn't. They were not yet tainted by sin. But what they were tainted by? Unbelief, which can be just as bad.
What happened to Lot and his daughters? Last we see of them after God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, his daughters got him drunk and committed incest. Which they undoubtedly thought was normal because of the corruption they'd been exposed to in that wicked city that God destroyed. Bible stops talking about them after that. Because the result of that was another barbarian tribe Israel and Joshua ended up fighting *and destroying* when they at last reached the promised land.
Common sense and conventional morality come into play in delicate situations like this one. They were warned not to mess with this extraordinary tree, but their curiosity got the better of them and they opened Pandora's box.
It's like telling modern kids not to perform certain actions- if you give them an explicit order not to use something, they're more likely to disobey your directive, cos' what cannot be done or attained, all of a sudden, becomes that much more tempting. A psychological test, to say the least.
God is a master-mind. Well, in essence, hands-on experience is way more valuable than theory, so God decided to give our species a lesson that would never be forgotten. It's all about morality... and we learn via free will(God set us free).
This genesis tree contains/holds the knowledge of good and evil? So, you could see your reflection there- a bad and good version of yourself? Something like this? Youtube.com It's such an interesting subject. Metaphysics is cool. My assumptions are mind-blowing, I know. :D
Hey people, do you guys remember when i said "if i weren't christian, i would long ago commited suicide" ? well, i witnessed the fact of "god doesn't forgets about you", now i'm going to study Chemical Ingineering and everything is okay :) never lose faith.
And to imagine there are those who call Christianity a crutch.
Lets just face facts, it saves lives.
Glad to hear your alright. :-)
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.
You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.
2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only
Promote Christians of Moddb on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).