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Posted on 10/31/2010 11:59:22 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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Imagine, a life devoted to learning, and yet...
Snark for snark, well done.
I always learn some history from your posts.
Thank you for reading.
Learning to support lies and forgeries may be dangerous to your soul.
And I always get a laugh from your posts.
How’s that Unitarian Universalism going?
Oops, may have spoken to soon.
Does your link indicate you’ve converted to the “Nazarene Way: The Esoteric Teachings of Jesus and the Nazarene Essenes”
Kind of a Gnostic conversion going on here?
Nah! Does my liberal linking to Catholic sources indicate I am "going home" to the RCC? :-)
Unitarians feel free to study literature from all sources. Even the NY Times gets it right every now and then.
Imagine, a life devoted to learning, and yet...
Amen. That is a great verse, isn't it? It all depends on whether or not the mind has been renewed to know the truth or not.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." -- Romans 12:2
And how is a man's mind renewed? By the purposeful work of the Holy Spirit, according to the mercy of God...
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" -- Titus 3:5
Wow! That was quite an informative site you linked to. I added it to my favorites list for future reading. Thanks.
What was I thinking. You could be gnostic believer and not even have to change churches. Heck, any belief at all:
"Pagans, Wiccans, and people who follow other earth-based spiritual traditions are welcome in Unitarian Universalist congregations. to connect with other Unitarian Universalist Pagans, please visit the website of the Covenant of UU Pagans.Or no belief:
"Currently there are a small number of Unitarian Universalists who also identify as Hindu or Muslim, and their ranks may grow in the future."
"Atheists are people who do not believe in a god, while Agnostics are people who think that we cannot know whether a god exists. Both groups are welcome in Unitarian Universalism."Now, the cute trick is to be UU and criticize the beliefs of another's faith. Doing so in a Christian context is a hat trick.
Or no belief:
"Atheists are people who do not believe in a god, while Agnostics are people who think that we cannot know whether a god exists. Both groups are welcome in Unitarian Universalism."
Heck, even you are welcome. There is no litmus test.
Now, the cute trick is to be UU and criticize the beliefs of another's faith. Doing so in a Christian context is a hat trick.
Though I am not entirely certain exactly what you have in mind though I suspect it concerns my recent discourse with one of your "good buddies".
I am not aware of criticizing the faith of this person. Rather, I critized the willingness to accept and defend acknowledged forgeries and fraudulent documents as articles of faith.
Remember, Unitarians accept all faiths and even non-faiths.
I believe you and I have had sufficient "conversations" over the past few years that you are well aware of my philosophy and beliefs. Though I have evovled somewhat my basic philosophy is unchanged. Thus it is not necessary to continue, with me at least, your "lessons" on Unitarianism.
Though I am an old geezer my memory, and my database, is pretty good.
For example, an exchange which took place in 2007.
Could an independent thinking Unitarian Universalist disagree with the beliefs of Unitarian Universalism, speak and teach his/her opposing view, and continue in the good graces Unitarian Universalism?
Obviously you are not familiar with Unitarianism. A Unitarian could believe the sun revolves around the earth and still remain in good standing.
To be blunt, some Unitarians and Unitarian congregations are crackpots. They have no creed and no cast in concrete beliefs.
Though I attend the local Unitarian Church sporadically I am not a member.
Actually, I don't believe Unitarianism is considered Christian though some individial Unitarians may well be Christians.
1923 posted on 08/08/2007 3:52:27 PM EDT by OLD REGGIE (I am most likely a Biblical Unitarian? Let me be perfectly clear. I know nothing.)
Thanks for making my points - above and beyond.
Enjoy your glass house and stone throwing.
That tired old horse is dead. It's about time to stop beating it.
As long as the horse is producing the same waste... it’s alive.
"There is no reason no to supppose that Paul's epistles were massaged."
You really believe that? "All SCRIPTURE is given by INSPIRATION of God..." 2 Tim. 3:16.
Massaged? You really seem to have no understanding of the Word of God, if you believe that man "massaged" His Word of Truth.
Paul was such a "pushy" guy that he was inspired to write, BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, "For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles; I magnify mine office." Rom. 11:13. Sounds "pushy" UNTIL you understand that it was by inspiration of God, not pride or self-importance that he wrote that.
We know that Paul says BY INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT that he was the chief of sinners, saved by grace, while Christ was the Holy Son of God and the Savior of sinners.
It is not the person of Paul but the POSITION of Paul that makes him say that he is the Apostle of the Gentiles, he magnifies his office. He was given his commission and authority to preach the Mystery, hid in God from the foundation of the world. To preach the gospel of the grace of God, to form the Church the Body of Christ, and to be a pattern to those who would, after him, believe on Christ to life everlasting.
Does the Scripture just mean what is says when you like what you read? It sounds like you're saying Paul wasn't a "real" apostle. Christ says differently.