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by Short1
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A Difference in Perspective (Religious vs Non-Religious)
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: A Difference in Perspective (Religious vs Non-Religious)

I definitely just went through a phase where I saw both sides of perspective. I recently let atheism fall into an 'option' for me. Previously, I NEVER would have considered it, but it became a viable choice for me. I spent a couple weeks free from God and just looking at the world as though it was a...
by Short1
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Origins of Christianity
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Origins of Christianity

That mithraism page is interesting! Strange to see how people would try to portray Christianity as a copycat with half truths and AFTER Christianity 'happened.' Are those rebuttals well documented? Any other sources of info about this? Does anyone have information about the assertion that the Caanan...
by Short1
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Origins of Christianity
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Origins of Christianity

Hey guys.. I'm wondering about where Christianity came from. Why are there stories in the Bible that resemble stories that predate it? Why were the first documents of religion polytheistic? Basically, I'm wondering what a response to this video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlnnWbkMlbg I know y...
by Short1
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Why isn't the Bible...better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2511

Re: Why isn't the Bible...better?

Now that I'm back on the site I'm doing better.. What I'm having trouble with is just simply not wanting to be Christian. I want to be atheist. I don't like the idea of 'being' forever, for one thing. I thought I was going through a major worldview overhaul and it was exciting.. but now I'm stuck in...
by Short1
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Why isn't the Bible...better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2511

Re: Why isn't the Bible...better?

Is there a reason that God made the world, evolved it for billions of years, decided "THIS is a human.", started doing crazy stuff and made a book and now nothing crazy happens anymore. Nothing amazing goes on. I've spoken in tongues.. but is that brainwashing? A result of delusion? Meh I don't like...
by Short1
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The God of the Old Testament
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

Re: The God of the Old Testament

Atheists claim that the Bible condones slavery, stoning people, killing homosexuals. etc.? They spew it endlessly. Are they taking things out of context?

What is a Christian response to this?
by Short1
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The God of the Old Testament
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

Re: The God of the Old Testament

Thanks a lot Silvertusk! This morning I had kind of a burst of 'yearning' for God.. it's been awhile. I thought about Christian music I love.. when I first got into God stuff. Sometimes I wonder if it is a lifetime of having God that 'brainwashed' me, or that my urges are just from having God in my ...
by Short1
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The God of the Old Testament
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

The God of the Old Testament

Hey guys, I've recently switched my head around. I'm sitting at a more agnostic point of view. Where I used to get incredibly upset about arguments against Christianity, I now look at both sides of the issue while not freaking out about it all. It's really nice. I'm perfectly okay with either situat...
by Short1
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Opinions on religious experience and hallucination
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Opinions on religious experience and hallucination

Hi I was wondering what sort of information or studies you have come across about whether or not experiences of feeling close to God or having a spiritual experience are mere hallucinations. Any good sources/ideas? I thought I would start here because I have trouble wading through so much atheist ma...
by Short1
Mon May 30, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Why isn't the Bible...better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2511

Why isn't the Bible...better?

I'm often at battle with myself about the Bible.. atheists push generalizations that no scholars have found the Bible to be sound, or that no one is willing to piece together the gospel to earn $10,000.. there are so many 'contradictions' with 'explanations' but at times they work and at times they ...
by Short1
Mon May 30, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I need answers : (
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: I need answers : (

Wooow.. I'm learning that my mood will have an extraordinary affect on how I see and interpret what people say. I went back and read much of what was on that forum that was upsetting me.. and it doesn't bug me at all. So much of it is just constantly spouting generalizations. When I'm upset, all tha...
by Short1
Thu May 26, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I need answers : (
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

I need answers : (

I'm losing it, after SO MUCH that God has given me spiritually. K, I'm not losing it, but there is SO MUCH BULLCRAP. I'm so confused. I go on a drumming forum and they have a religion section. There is a guy who is on the site EXCLUSIVELY to combat religious people. He is good at it. His name is Rya...
by Short1
Mon May 02, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Stuff before marriage : /
Replies: 57
Views: 16511

Stuff before marriage : /

Alright, straight to the point: My girlfriend and I struggle a bit with fooling around before marriage.. we are entirely committed to not having sex, but we are getting further and further in other forms.. petting and whatnot. I just think it's kind of weird how marriage makes it instantly okay. Lik...
by Short1
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Messianic Prophecies
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Messianic Prophecies

Forgive me, because I really don't know much information here...there's probably a lot of stuff I should know that I don't that would make this easier. So what is the issue for Jewish people? Do they think Christians translated things wrong? Do they think everything was supposed to happen right when...
by Short1
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Messianic Prophecies
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Messianic Prophecies

Hi, I've been exploring some Jewish belief stuff and I was wondering what Christians consider against these ideas: --- 1) JESUS DID NOT FULFILL THE MESSIANIC PROPHECIES What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish? The Bible says that he will: A. Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28). B. Gather al...