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Ten Objections to Christianity and How to Respond
Christianity Today ^ | 1/03/04 | Frank Harber

Posted on 01/02/2005 9:06:26 PM PST by freedom44

Recently someone approached me with the following problem: "Nobody can talk me out of being a Christian, but I can't talk anyone else into it. Can you help me?"

Perhaps she thought she was the only one struggling with this, but I've been asked this question hundreds of times. You see, I was once an atheist who set out to prove Christianity was untrue. But during my investigation, I discovered overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the validity of Christianity. And because of a dedicated Christian who was prepared to answer my questions, my heart was reached.

Are you prepared to answer the spiritual seekers in your world? Are you wondering if Christianity's really true? Here's a look at ten objections skeptics pose toward Christianity—and how to respond.

1. Christians are hypocrites.

A hypocrite is an actor, a person who pretends to be something she isn't. Jesus' harshest words were reserved for hypocrites.

The reality is, there always have been and always will be some hypocrites in the Church. But Jesus doesn't ask us to follow others; he asks us to follow him.

Although Christians can represent Jesus either poorly or well, the real question isn't whether there are hypocrites in the Church, but whether Jesus is a hypocrite. If someone can prove that Jesus was a hypocrite, then the whole structure of Christianity falls into ruin. The Bible, God's Word, presents Jesus as nothing less than perfect. Jesus' disciples testified that Jesus was without sin (1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5). Even Jesus himself challenged others to prove that he'd ever sinned (John 8:46).

2. What about the atrocities Christians have committed?

Some blame Christianity for religious wars, the Crusades, burning witches, the Inquisition, slavery, even the Holocaust.

The issue of atrocities is simply an extension of the question of hypocrites. So-called believers who didn't practice true Christianity have perpetrated evil. In reality, these people were Christian in name only.

Focusing on their atrocities is a smoke screen to avoid the real issue. Christianity has far more positive achievements than negative influences. It's been instrumental in the formation of countless hospitals, schools, colleges, orphanages, relief agencies, and charity agencies. No other religion in history can compare.

3. Christianity is a crutch.

Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto, said, "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Critics such as Marx have charged that religion is an invention designed for people incapable of coping with life's pressures. Some critics respond that they don't need this type of emotional comfort, as though that fact falsifies Christianity. Such individuals often claim to be "stronger" because they're brave enough to face life without a "crutch." To imply non-religious people don't need a crutch is misleading. Dependence on drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, money, power, other people, and material possessions demonstrates some people's need for a crutch. Atheism—the belief that there is no God—can become a crutch for those addicted to a lifestyle contrary to God's standards of morality.

Rather than being weak, Christians are strong—not because they depend on themselves, but because they depend on Jesus.

Everyone needs assistance. The question is, what will you lean on? Christianity provides what atheism or other religions never can: spiritual fulfillment, peace, and forgiveness.

4. It's narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.

Jesus claimed he was the only way to God (John 14:6). Such a claim is either totally true or totally false. Some people claim to be Christians, yet ignore Jesus' claim to be the only Savior. Critics argue this view is exclusory.

But if Christianity is true, then we must accept Jesus' own teachings. If one believes Jesus' assertions to be true, then the issue is settled.

5. Being a good person is all that really matters.

Some argue that even if a person's religion is false, what really matters is that she's sincere about being a good person. This notion is based on the mistaken belief that God is pleased by "religion."

Sincerity doesn't determine truth, however. One can be sincerely convinced of the truth—and be sincerely wrong. For example, many evil men such as Hitler were very sincere in their beliefs. God judges people based on truth, not opinions—and that truth is Jesus Christ.

6. What about those who've never heard about Jesus?

Such a question implies that God lacks compassion because he's imposed his plan of salvation on us. Often such inquirers seem to imply that they're more compassionate than God!

An important biblical principle to understand is that no one has ever remained lost who wanted to be found. Just as God sent the apostle Philip to the seeking Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39), Jesus promises all who seek will find (Matthew 7:7-8).

7. The Bible is filled with errors.

Because the Bible is God's Word and God cannot lie (Isaiah 55:10-11; John 17:17; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 4:12), it's totally trustworthy, free from any error. God's Word is described as "the word of truth" (2 Corinthians 6:7; Colossians 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18). Inerrancy isn't a theory about the Bible; it's the teaching of the Bible itself.

What most people claim as errors in the Bible aren't errors but difficulties. People think they've stumbled upon apparent inconsistencies when they haven't taken the time to find out all the facts, or made an in-depth study of the passage. Many Bible questions have been answered as new discoveries have been made in fields such as language, history, archeology, and other sciences.

Regardless of the kind of difficulty found, not a single irreconcilable error can be found in the Bible's pages.

8. If God is so good, why is there evil?

The thrust of this charge is that evil's presence disproves God's power. But is the presence of evil consistent with the God of the Bible? Consider:

God didn't create evil. Sin entered the world through Adam's disobedience (Genesis 3).

Evil is necessary for a free world. Freedom, or free will, gives humans the opportunity to make wrong choices.

God hesitates to stop evil for an important reason. Just as parents often allow their children to make mistakes and suffer the consequences, God acts in a parental fashion with his creation.

God has the solution for evil. Jesus accomplished the ultimate defeat of evil on the cross. But just as we don't yet have eternal bodies, evil has yet to be removed from the world.

9. Why is there suffering?

Many hold that pain is evidence against God's concern for humankind. However, pain can be used for good and bad purposes. Not all pain is bad. Pain is an essential mechanism for survival. Without pain, the body is stripped of vital protection. Pain is an important signal to warn of even greater danger.

Suffering is a signal. It also can be a spiritual signal that reminds us of the fragile balance of life and our mortality. In The Problem of Pain, Christian apologist C.S. Lewis writes, "God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts to us in our pain; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

Some suffering actually helps to bring greater good. This is best seen in Jesus' own suffering. Jesus traveled down the road of pain, loneliness, and death—a road that led to the cross. Jesus isn't just a Savior, he's our suffering Savior. The cross is the ultimate example of innocent suffering.

At the heart of this issue is the underlying challenge that God isn't fair. The problem is, society holds pleasure as its chief goal in life. This philosophy is known as hedonism, and those who live by this philosophy find any form of suffering offensive. To say God isn't fair is an extremely dangerous charge.

If God gave us what we deserve, we'd be in trouble. It would be foolish to ask God for justice; what we need is mercy. God's mercy and grace are so taken for granted that suffering and pain shock us.

10. If there's a hell, why would a loving God send people there?

God hates evil, and one day, evil will cease. While evil and suffering and pain are very real, they are also very temporary.

The day God deals with evil, he will deal with all evil. In the meantime, God strives for as many people as possible to accept Jesus' death and resurrection as payment for their sins, so they can live eternally with him. The sad fact is, many will make the decision not to be a part of God's heaven. God won't send them to hell; they'll send themselves.

For God to force people to go to heaven against their wishes wouldn't be heaven—it would be hell. Atheist author Jean-Paul Sarte noted that the gates of hell are locked from the inside by the free choice of men and women.


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1 posted on 01/02/2005 9:06:26 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

This is a mouthful.


2 posted on 01/02/2005 9:12:56 PM PST by taxesareforever
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To: freedom44

So every single person who was born into indigenous tribes around the world before the Europeans showed up wanted to go to Hell? That seems to be the implication here.


3 posted on 01/02/2005 9:22:08 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: freedom44

Excellent. Thank you.

APf


4 posted on 01/02/2005 9:24:04 PM PST by APFel (Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.)
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To: Our man in washington

What I was taught growing up was that those who have no way of receiving the Word will go to heaven.


5 posted on 01/02/2005 9:28:48 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Our man in washington

Did you miss #6?


6 posted on 01/02/2005 9:29:16 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: freedom44
7. The Bible is filled with errors.

I think people get the infallibility of the versions of the Bible as written down by the inspired-by-God authors mixed with the falllibility of the english versions of the Bible we have today (KJV/NIV). I think the Muslims have it right, they explicitly claim that the Koran is only God-inspired in the original Arabic--English translations are free game.
7 posted on 01/02/2005 9:31:19 PM PST by ddantas (q)
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To: freedom44

The souls of everyone will "know" the way to salvation after death. We will all have a final choice.


8 posted on 01/02/2005 9:34:15 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Our man in washington

Christianity was spread by Jesus's remaining disciples and the Apostles as far east as India, and the Roman Empire. Even after the fall of Rome, Christian religion flourished in the Middle East, even traces were in the Mongolian Empire who in turn introduced it to the Chinese after they conquered them in the 13th Century. The spreading of the Word of God did not rely on the Europeans only.


9 posted on 01/02/2005 9:34:22 PM PST by Fee (Great powers never let minor allies dictate who, where and when they must fight.)
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To: ddantas
I think the Muslims have it right, they explicitly claim that the Koran is only God-inspired in the original Arabic--English translations are free game.
So the voices the "prophet" heard in his head were from God? Funny, today that would have assured him of psychotherapy, prescriptions, even hospitalization and shock therapy. Can we all say schizophrenia? (no offense to the people suffering from it, I meant no disrespect.)
10 posted on 01/02/2005 9:35:53 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freedom44

Waiting for a saviour who will never return is like watching the water recede before one's very eyes and hoping that you will discover sunken treasure on the wet sand in front of you.

Pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad.


11 posted on 01/02/2005 9:36:54 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: freedom44

THANKS. GREAT POST AND SERVICE.

BLESSINGS,


12 posted on 01/02/2005 9:39:30 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quinotto
So the voices the "prophet" heard in his head were from God?

You missed my point. I make no claims regarding the authenticity of the Koran, I'm conjecturing whether Christian leaders should also make such breach between claims of the infallibility of NT Greek/English versions explicit (If most do, then my apologies, I just haven't heard it)
13 posted on 01/02/2005 9:39:48 PM PST by ddantas (q)
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To: Our man in washington

re: 6. What about those who've never heard about Jesus?

Jesus made it a point to provide a parable about a ruler who was going away for an indeterminate length of time and left explicit instructions for who would be in charge while he was gone. During the ruler's absence new servants were hired but not told of the rules. When the ruler returned he punished severely the ones who knew of his instructions and failed to comply with them. But, Christ said, those who were ignorant of the ruler's commands were punished with "few stripes".


14 posted on 01/02/2005 9:39:53 PM PST by jwpjr
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To: freedom44

BTTT

read later


15 posted on 01/02/2005 9:47:27 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Our man in washington

READ

SAMUEL MORRIS and the MARCH OF FAITH.

Son of a chief in Africa who's tribe tended to lose chronically to a neighboring tribe. The utterly TRUE story is around the turn of the century 1900.

Yet again his tribe had lost. As a teen, he was yet again tied to a post and had been tortured for 3 days to encourage the payment of ransome by his tribe that had lost--a tradition for hundreds of years.

In the middle of that night, he heard a voice tell him to get up and run. He thought he was delerious and ignored it--it didn't make sense. He had no strength and was bound tightly to the torture post. Finally, the third, louder, more insistent time, he found he had strength to stand and that his bonds were loosed.

He quickly ran out of the clearing into the jungle. He found that in the jungle there was a strange light that led him to water and food and through the jungle for 2 weeks. Finally it led him to a walled compound. The voice told him that in the compound, 'Sammy" (as he became to be called) would "learn of me." Of course, it was a mission compound.

He would go on to speak to large gatherings throughout the Western world. In the largest of auditoriums, even though people had no way of knowing he had entered the back, side or other door--the moment he crossed the portal, masses of people in the audience would spontaneously RUN screaming confession and repentance to the front of the room.

He would tend to pray in a simple, child-like way with his eyes open and looking up. He had incredible faith and God confirmed it with miraculous signs following.

The Bible says:

HE THAT SEEKS ME [evidently earnestly from an sincere heart, persistently] SHALL FIND ME.

Sammy is an excellent example of that.

Besides,

guess what . . .

GOD IS THE BOSS.

And you aren't God.

And you don't even BEGIN to be as big and powerful as HE IS.

Thankfully, you don't begin to be as Loving, either.


16 posted on 01/02/2005 9:47:31 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: freedom44

The Bible teaches in Romans chp 1 that mankind is without excuse.... all have been provided an opportunity to either accept or reject revelation as it is offered to them. Those who accept Christ will go to heaven... those who reject Christ and the revelation offered to them are on their way to the "other" place. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth & the life... no man comes to the Father except by me". This isn't my opinion... just what's stated in the Word of God.


17 posted on 01/02/2005 9:48:02 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Kirkwood

I believe that's true for some--especially those who have earnestly sought God out of a sincere heart.

I don't believe that's so for all.

In any case, waiting until then is super hazardous.

We might say, eternally hazardous.

Particularly since The Bible doesn't clearly say such a thing is true.


18 posted on 01/02/2005 9:49:11 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quinotto

Evidently you haven't had the experience in terms you'd recognize or accept.

It must, therefore, be rather easy for you to what . . . smugly knock it?


19 posted on 01/02/2005 9:50:12 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quix
Experience what exactly? A "merciful" Allah telling me that I should kill all the nonbelievers or a God telling me that I should love everyone?
20 posted on 01/02/2005 9:51:32 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

NOT WAITING EAGERLY

for The SAVIOR; THE CHRIST, THE MESSIAH

Who will CERTAINLY RETURN AND BY ALL EVIDENCE, IN OUR ERA

is more like deciding on a Saturday morning to go to the WalMart entrance about noon

unhinge one's skull and dump one's brains out just for the h*ll of it.

Given the abundance of evidence already--plus the enormous amount between now and His return--if you still have such a death grip on your addiction to a TYPE II error, you will deserve the destination you have thereby chosen.


21 posted on 01/02/2005 9:52:26 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quinotto

Sorry, I didn't reference back far enough evidently.

I thought we were talking about Christianity.


22 posted on 01/02/2005 9:54:14 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quix
Not at all, I was talking about the "prophet" Mohamed, the one who in his "mercy", while alive, killed so many and made sure his legacy was to be continued at a larger scale and larger destruction.
23 posted on 01/02/2005 9:56:12 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
Waiting for a saviour who will never return is like watching the water recede before one's very eyes and hoping that you will discover sunken treasure on the wet sand in front of you.

Pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad.

1. Anyone who's had an experience of Christ will tell you they've discovered sunken treasure on the wet sand in front of them already.

2. Pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad for whom? For me? I appreciate your concern, but I'm not all that dangerous. Stupid? Certainly! Sad? Actually, I'm amazingly happy, but thanks for being sad for me. It's nice to know that someone, other than Christ and my wife, children, and grandchildren is concerned for my welfare....

24 posted on 01/02/2005 9:57:38 PM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Win CCS!)
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To: Quix
No worries Quix. We'll see what happens the next few months...

No more comments to you are needed on this subject as I will just hit your conceptual brick wall. This brick wall you have is going to break down very quickly however in the not-too-distant future. Truth is pouring into the zeitgeist at the moment. The process is now unstoppable. All false belief systems will soon be flotsam and jetsam on the shore of true belief. Cognitive dissonance is a part of the process of redemption, i.e. Counter-Balancing.

P.S. The louder someone SHOUTS in a discussion usually is directly proportional to their level of defensiveness because they are wrong.

25 posted on 01/02/2005 9:59:34 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: freebilly
You are not pointless, neither are you dangerous, futile, stupid and sad. RedSeaSwimmer, with a join date of December 31, sounds just like an ACLU member, worried you are going to preach to her/him online. Alas, we can do better by praying for her/him.

Another pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad Christian.
26 posted on 01/02/2005 10:01:39 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Hogwash is your major commodity?


27 posted on 01/02/2005 10:03:34 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: freedom44

ping


28 posted on 01/02/2005 10:05:05 PM PST by boycott
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
Quite interesting, none of these people were loud or shouting...however your biting comments were poignant enough for us to understand what you are and who you are. And you are correct, the truth will be pouring in and the process is unstoppable but not in the direction that your hopeful wishing thinks is going. Cognitive dissonance has nothing in common with faith and that, my dear, is the basis of the Judeo-Christian belief.

Blessings to you!
29 posted on 01/02/2005 10:05:09 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Quinotto; Quix

Probably another Libertarian.


30 posted on 01/02/2005 10:05:59 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freebilly
1. Anyone who's had an experience of Christ will tell you they've discovered sunken treasure on the wet sand in front of them already.

Carrying the analogy further, all of humankind is watching the water recede. Christians have simply been shown WHERE to watch on the beach AND they followed the seemingly "stupid" instructions. Lo and behold! There's the treasure sitting there for the taking.

2. Pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad for whom? For me? I appreciate your concern, but I'm not all that dangerous. Stupid? Certainly! Sad? Actually, I'm amazingly happy...

You forgot to address "pointless". :-) The ultimate fact is that we will see the final "point" in Christianity when each of us dies. However, God gives us bread crumbs (manna, if you will) of hope along the way, and I think the rest of your post demonstrates that. :-)

31 posted on 01/02/2005 10:06:04 PM PST by pcgTheDestroyer
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To: Quinotto

Yeah, he and his demonic moon "god" have proven to be a hugely hideous problem for centuries.

God will deal with them and save many as He's giving many visions and dreams of The Risen Christ. Some learn He is God in their dreams or visions and then have to research to find out more about who HE IS--having NEVER HEARD OF Him before. 100's of such stories from around the world.


32 posted on 01/02/2005 10:06:07 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: freedom44

There are hypocrites in all walks of life, just look at Washington DC for instance. I think trying to answer these sorts of questions is an exercise of futility. Those who ask them are generally so anti God that only He could turn them around. Mostly they are making excuses for their own bad behavior.


33 posted on 01/02/2005 10:06:58 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: jwpjr

If only more people read and understood that parable ...


34 posted on 01/02/2005 10:07:24 PM PST by so_real (It's all about sharing the Weather)
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To: freedom44

My objection to muslims is, "they are out to kill all of us".


35 posted on 01/02/2005 10:07:41 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: freedom44

Perhaps.

But I've never thought being of imprisoned in blind, stubborn rebellion as being all that liberating.


36 posted on 01/02/2005 10:07:51 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Quinotto
sounds just like an ACLU member, worried you are going to preach to her/him online.

Actually, I want to invite him to my church so he can meet several hundred pointless, dangerous, futile, stupid and sad Christians.

But we do have some awesome bar-b-ques in the summer...!

37 posted on 01/02/2005 10:09:47 PM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Win CCS!)
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To: Quix
I see arrogance brought to its knees on a daily basis, because of my profession, and it never fails to amaze me that the blinder they are, the more arrogant they become.
38 posted on 01/02/2005 10:09:48 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freebilly

She might object to eating animal flesh so make sure you have some veggies grilling but then even that might be hurtful since peas have souls too(funny, I used to think that peas have only pods). But seriously, it is completely unacceptable for her to call you by those epithets, not only because of forum rules and ethics but because of fairness too.


39 posted on 01/02/2005 10:12:31 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Quinotto

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE!

BLESSINGS,


40 posted on 01/02/2005 10:12:35 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
Violent reactions to the religious and religion always bewilder me... Befuddle, actually. Some of the happiest people I have ever met are religious. For that, I envy them.

APf
41 posted on 01/02/2005 10:13:39 PM PST by APFel (Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.)
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To: jwpjr

I am often surprised, though I suppose I shouldn't be, at how often the actual words of Jesus make so much more sense than the conclusions of theology.


42 posted on 01/02/2005 10:17:24 PM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: APFel
I'm religious. I'm also very content with myself and my place in the universe. I have a mission to fulfill and I am doing it. I don't believe in the divinity of the carpenter from Nazareth. Is that acceptable to you ?
43 posted on 01/02/2005 10:18:37 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: freedom44

"The fool says in his heart ""There is no God!"" They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good."

Psalm 14: 1


44 posted on 01/02/2005 10:18:48 PM PST by weshess (I will stop hunting when the animals agree to quit jumping in front of my gun to commit suicide)
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To: SedVictaCatoni
THEOLOGY: the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God's relation to the world.
CHRIST: no need for theology in order to know Him or His relation to the world.

45 posted on 01/02/2005 10:19:31 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: APFel

Your tag line says : Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.

Depends on who the predictor is...

Isaiah, Jeremiah et.al. got glimpses of the divine jigsaw puzzle.


46 posted on 01/02/2005 10:20:54 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: pcgTheDestroyer
God gives us bread crumbs (manna, if you will) of hope along the way

God has blessed me over and over. He's supplied me sourdough loafs of hope!

47 posted on 01/02/2005 10:22:07 PM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Win CCS!)
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To: weshess

I believe in God. I certainly don't believe in the need to have an intermediary between me and God.


48 posted on 01/02/2005 10:22:21 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
I don't believe in the divinity of the carpenter from Nazareth.
And that gives you the arrogance and the right to insult the ones who do? Is that what your place in the universe allows you to do or what your spirituality is telling you that is the right course of action?
49 posted on 01/02/2005 10:22:52 PM PST by Quinotto (On matters of style,swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Quinotto
Insult

v. intr.

To behave arrogantly.

To give offense; offend: a speech that was intended to insult.

Do you think God is arrogant ?
Do you think he gives us messages ?
Do you think we should all take advice from a higher authority at times ?

Just perhaps have you thought that you might actually right now be talking to a higher authority and thus you should show respect and actually listen ?
50 posted on 01/02/2005 10:30:16 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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