- 13-06-2012, 13:08 #151
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
Round and around we go on the merry go round of theory,speculation,idiocy,lunacy and just downright crackpottery...
Psuedo Science,Mumbo Jumbo and Mockery...
What a waste of Web space......
Better to discuss these topics..
MARSTVCHANNEL - YouTube
It makes more sense,and will be proved/disproved in the near future..I can make you go Mmmmmmmmmmm all night long,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,It's called Duct Tape
- 13-06-2012, 13:08 #152
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- 13-06-2012, 17:40 #153
- 13-06-2012, 17:45 #154
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- 13-06-2012, 17:55 #155
- 13-06-2012, 18:35 #156
In answer to the question about not being religious:
In my (big Black) book it says that 'religion' is a set of rules that one cannot keep in one's own ability (or strength) and therefore 'religion' exists merely to tell you how messed up and continually wrong you are. Religion condemns others and renders us as little more than persistent mongs in the training ground that is life.
I have a faith and this is placed in Christ, one of the three-in-one that is God as I perceive Him to be thanks to the power of the Cross (three cheers for Easter!). My relationship helps me not to fall short, encourages me to go further and picks me up when I do. It always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres and never fails (even when I do).
So, in a nutshell - why I am Christian and yet am not religious.
- 13-06-2012, 18:40 #157
I don't begrudge anyone anything that brings them comfort or makes them a nicer person and there are many who make god in their own image or create a god that makes them feel better or causes them to act as perhaps general humanity and kindness should anyway. That said, I do feel sad when some do so much with an ersatz god and miss out on what, as I perceive and practice, believe is the full monty.
But as a great thinker once said, "If you believe in anything and that causes you to act well and live better, it might not be the full package but it's better than nowt!"
- 13-06-2012, 18:45 #158
Wow - cheap grace and Bonhoeffer, the hypocrisy of religion and so much more down here - better than many a theological forum I've visited.
The Padre is someone who should recognise that we ask our people to go where no one should, see what no one should see and do what no one should be asked to do and this is the reality then the Church (universal) should be off it's arrse and ministering. After all, there's still dear Johns, family issues, stresses, losses (near and far) and more beside and when that occurs - who you gonna call?
Think I'm going to enjoy this place - thanks for the stimulation 9and breadth) guys.
- 13-06-2012, 19:40 #159
The suggestion here in this thread that faith is irrational made me chuckle. The corollary was that atheism is rational.
All logical propositions are intuited in the first instance so the prospect of The Rational Man is impossible, of whatever stripe.
Rational arguments can be entered into for God therefore, in both directions quite happily. The idea of a Rational Human Being is counter-intuitive however."As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her - her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye." Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
- 13-06-2012, 19:43 #160