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by Echoside
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Do medications count as doing drugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Do medications count as doing drugs?

"doing drugs" are not inherently bad, its the reasons/effects of the drug that are evaluated. If someone has a legitimate medical need to take a drug I don't see any problems with it. But for every person I've met that needed cannabis medically, I can name at least 10 others that used it for other p...
by Echoside
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Baptism and Salvation
Replies: 27
Views: 5346

Re: Baptism and Salvation

That is a far cry from what Dom is saying, that it's the water baptism that saves. This is what he told me in another thread, when I asked him if according to his belief, since I haven't been baptized, could I have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit? Is there a reason you don't want to be baptized?
by Echoside
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Baptism and Salvation
Replies: 27
Views: 5346

Re: Baptism and Salvation

Just to add in my 2c, I do think that works are a necessary next step to faith. God's grace is the only thing needed to be saved, but I do not believe there has ever been a person who accepted God and did not change, was not made more holy over time. So, while I agree that the baptism isn't the caus...
by Echoside
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Questions from a new Christian
Replies: 128
Views: 19413

Re: Questions from a new Christian

2: Morals(sorry i am a bit new to this kind of discussion on morals and needed a bit more indepth research on it) Morals are all just relative (sorry i couldnt combat this one very well) There is no way to prove that morals are just subjective. No need to combat this, if anything experience reveals...
by Echoside
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: to or not to
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: to or not to

i understand tha tbut what about a person who blatantly denys christ abd rejects the gospel all his life and dies with out repenting can we assume that that person more than likely won't be going to heaven Sure, but we are not privy to this person's thoughts. IF this happened, no they would not go ...
by Echoside
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: to or not to
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: to or not to

There is no problem with judging an action to be incorrect. I think we are all capable of doing that. However, when people say things like "you are going to hell", these are statements that are outside of our authority. Only God has the means to judge who goes to heaven, it is not our place.
by Echoside
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do many christians not like homosexuals?
Replies: 217
Views: 31123

Re: Why do many christians not like homosexuals?

I am of the strong belief that Jesus/God loves all of His creations and would not create something that he does not love. Why, then, would God create people who are homosexual if He hates homosexuality? Why did God create any of us at all, knowing we would all fall short of his righteousness? God d...
by Echoside
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Anti-Gay Bullying
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Anti-Gay Bullying

I made an error on the religious view thing...Originally that law was passed in Michigan, under the justification that Christians or Muslims or whoever that speak out against gays are allowed to under the freedom of speech. The school board in Minnesota that this post is based off of was pressured ...
by Echoside
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Anti-Gay Bullying
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Anti-Gay Bullying

the Board passed a mandate banning homosexuality from being discussed in a positive light in the classroom and that teachers were not allowed to express positive views or aid to students based on homosexuality. Regardless of whether it is discussed in a "positive" or "negative" light I'm not sure w...
by Echoside
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Who gets into Heaven?
Replies: 73
Views: 12231

Re: Who gets into Heaven?

I abstain not because "organized religion is dumb," but rather because I see Christianity as an organization being horribly bastardized in every sense of the word. Religion is fine. The institution is dangerous and ultimately does not stand for its religion's beliefs. Throughout history, nearly eve...
by Echoside
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Questions about the Teleological Argument
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Questions about the Teleological Argument

the teleological argument is also not restricted to just life, everything in the universe falls under it's inspection.
by Echoside
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Who gets into Heaven?
Replies: 73
Views: 12231

Re: Who gets into Heaven?

while screwing half the world and damning them to eternal torment for, in most cases, being born into the wrong family. It's like the caste system of Hinduism when you believe in that. As far as I'm concerned, I want no part of that. The loving higher being that I believe in doesn't care if you're ...
by Echoside
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Christ not the only way to God
Replies: 97
Views: 18665

Re: Christ not the only way to God

I think the real issue here is, can you be moral and spiritual and find God and go to heaven without accepting Jesus as God? I think the ultimate question here is whether the Jews and the Muslims and the Hindus and the Taoists and the ancestor-worshipers in Japan etc.etc. can possibly go to heaven....
by Echoside
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Christ not the only way to God
Replies: 97
Views: 18665

Re: Christ not the only way to God

Buddhawarrior, as much as I would like to have a dialougue with you this post is a mess of contradictions. You cannot in the same breath quote the bible to tell us why Christianity is wrong, and then go on to deny our ability to use the Bible to correct you. If you would like to give me a valid alte...
by Echoside
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: morality question(oh no not again)
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: morality question(oh no not again)

Btw Echoside, "cultural differences" cited as a moral relativist or pluralist position commits the genetic fallacy He assumed subjective morality existed in the question. Obviously if morals were subjective cultural differences would come into play as to what is right and wrong, and who it applies ...