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Author Topic:   Is it egotistical to think that a God would die for you?
Coragyps
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Message 9 of 169 (700629)
06-05-2013 8:33 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Greatest I am
05-31-2013 1:09 PM


The idea of "Is it egotistical to think that a God would die for you?" was probably the biggest factor that led me to doubt Christianity when I was a young teenager. I waited into my forties to consolidate doubt into certainty.

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Coragyps
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Message 16 of 169 (701072)
06-11-2013 9:19 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Faith
06-06-2013 9:04 PM


Re: Who made who?
But most of the gods of the world's tribes have been demons who demand propitiation and sacrifice of their worshipers...
Oh, yeah! Kind of like that unchanging eternal Biblical God was before 33 A.D.!

"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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Coragyps
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Message 22 of 169 (701453)
06-19-2013 1:20 PM
Reply to: Message 21 by onifre
06-19-2013 11:58 AM


No one has ever explained that to me in a way that makes sense.
I'm older than you, I grew up a preacher's kid, and I don't think you need to hold your breath waiting for that to occur. 'Cause it doesn't make sense!

"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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Coragyps
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Message 24 of 169 (701471)
06-19-2013 6:37 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Faith
06-19-2013 1:34 PM


Re: The Trinity
...but it is solidly based on scripture nevertheless.
I see. That is, indeed, a big component of why it makes no sense.

"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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Coragyps
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Message 154 of 169 (702491)
07-08-2013 9:15 AM
Reply to: Message 150 by Faith
07-07-2013 9:58 PM


Re: Agony
He reveals to us that by the nature of the moral law of the universe....
Eh? The Bible/the poster who goes by "Faith" gives us the moral law for the universe?? I might be willing to go with some small segments of conservative American Protestant culture, but I'm not quite sold on the universe as of today. You're been peddling this to us for quite a while, Faith, but you just aren't getting any more persuasive!

"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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