(NOTE: This is not a group for the bashing, belittling, or debunking of other people's beliefs).
Peace be with you.
Your new order of business now that you are a member of the Grand Army of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Well I watched Heaven Is for Real, it was not really a Christian film at all. Of course... Hollywood.
Discussing the validity of Genesis, and the non-compatibility of the evolution theory with Christianity. A response to 'Evolution and Christianity.'
Discussing the theory of evolution and Christianity and why the two do not conflict.
A story, a moral, a game, and a question no one wants to answer.
Dawkins just came out of the closet as a self-proclaimed "secular Christian" lol.
So what we have with Dawkins is a self-proclaimed agnostic secular Christian. (Because, remember, Dawkins admitted to being an agnostic a few years back) Do I detect an Antony Flew conversion on its way? I would seriously laugh so hard.
Once again, Dawkins echos past statements that he believed Jesus was a religious teacher of good morals.
A friend of mine, who was a hardline atheist in high-school, became an agnostic out of spite after he read some of Dickie's more extreme stuff.
I've also ran into other skeptics who panned "The God Delusion", one dude I met even said it was the only book he ever threw out. I reckon it struck a nerve with some moderate and well-rounded secularist's.
For a man devoted to his anti-theism, it's odd to see him talk like this.
"The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist." ~ Michael Ruse
I actually read some of it in its PDF format earlier this year. It was the most pretentious ******** I have ever heard. Sure, I agree that Dawkins is well spoken but that's about it. Get past his writing and there's no substance, no intellectual argument, just a bitter hatred against established religion.
When he actually tackles theism, his arguments are weak and mainly orientated to the characteristics of God. He says deism is logical but practically goes onto say that we shouldn't hold that position just because.
When addressing the fine-tuning of the universe, he says it's "implausible" to believe it was God just because:
When attempting to refute the Five Ways of Aquinas, he avoids addressing them altogether and dares to accuse Aquinas of making the ad infinite fallacy (something atheism philosophy itself relies upon with the idea that's there's an infinite chain of universes creating one another, the Prime Mover and just plain logic says that there must be an ultimate start).
Rather than "exposing the flaws" in these classical arguments, he just gives his belief and opinion on the matter (he also shows that he doesn't understand the Five Ways) whilst all the other chapters of the book are literally entire rants against religion. Only Chapter 3 and 4 is dedicated to theism completely.
He's a pseudo-intellect. Write well enough though and you're bound to convince someone that your position is the intellectual one even if you are just painting over bull crap.
"Religious people are homophobic!!!" ~ a claim made so often.
Many actually aren't, according to Stonewall, one of the biggest gay charities in the world.
Of course, the religious people who really do hate gays get the most attention whilst churches who welcome gays might as well be non-existent as far as the media and anti-christians are concerned.
All it takes is a few bad eggs and those eggs are then used to stereotype and generalize us.
And then of course you have those who use the term "homophobia" without really knowing what it means.
There are numerous religious views on homosexuality. Those who do completely object to homosexuality don't actually hate homosexuals. Then you have others who have no problem whatsoever with it, others who say it doesn't matter and others (like me) who simply don't care.
But yeah, show that link to someone, the next time someone attempts to generalize all religious people.
I'm probably going to get bashed or shunned for being against homosexuality, but really, it's sin. I don't want anyone here to be deceived.
Homosexuality is actually a sin. Look at Sodom, because of their sexual immorality (fornication, prostitution, HOMOSEXUALITY, etc.) God destroyed Sodom. Well, just turn on the TV. The most obscene things you could ever imagine is probably in the internet or television. Our world is polluted with sin. I'm not saying I hate gays, I don't hate them. I hate homosexuality. I pray for them to turn from their wickedness. And all the people who say they are gay Christians, I think they are lying. I mean, if a person told you he was a rapist Christian, he's lying of course. So whats the difference? We like twisting the scripture. Without Jesus, we are all lost. Don't be deceived, people around you will tell you "Ohh no, they are born that way", or, "It doesn't matter, it won't bother anyone". It's disgusting, God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. For men, God made hot, beautiful women. I mean come on! What do guy's have? Muscles? Hairy bodies? We don't have fine curves or long hair like girls. We don't have soft hands and smooth skin [unless you're a dude who uses lotion :) ]. To be honest, I don't get why girls like us. Guys are just ugly hahaha. God took a rib out of man to make woman. I don't think because He had to, but to symbolize the bond of man and women. "One flesh". Sorry, didn't mean to give you a full sermon hahaha but I hope I helped. Homosexuality is a sin, don't be deceived. I mean why would a guy even be gay, I mean come on, women are beautiful. It's not right to lust at them, but dude, women are beautiful. My guess is homosexuality is not something people are born with, I think they chose it. But I'm praying for those who heard the truth and struggle gayism. Jesus will save, just ask :)
*fapfapfapfapfapfap fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap*
I'm afraid I gave into them a long time ago, bob. I'm still immune to committing adultery though. That's something that would never cross my mind.
I have a friend who has two girlfriends and he claims he loves one but not the other (yeah I know, I told him how that statement is faulty because if you truly loved someone, you wouldn't be two-timing them).
Unfortunately he won't listen to reason and continues down a path that won't end well. He certainly does think highly of the one he claims to "love" though as when he's away from her he becomes depressed. In the end, I can see him losing both and he always crashes and burns after his relationships end.
Unless you're Casanova (God's gift to women) and can live the life of a Bachelor, two-timing is only going to leave you with nothing in the end but a feeling of emptiness.
But really JFreak, lust and fornication temptations are natural.
"As a youth I prayed, "Lord, give me chastity and continence, but not yet." ~ Saint Augustine
Even the saints struggled and I'm certain Augustine did not overcome these desires until he was much older. In fact, Augustine apparently engaged in a lot of sexual activity as a youth.
Does you're friend believe in Jesus? It sounds like he's trying to fill his emptiness with girls instead of Jesus.
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 HTML code provided (more).