MWal
 
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Reply Fri 1 Aug, 2014 09:33 am
I can, and hope exist. Believe in them.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Aug, 2014 09:03 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/1239376_896211977066481_3683802004855188947_n.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 01:05 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10590653_532178116910285_7235320938617904580_n.jpg
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 01:14 pm
@RexRed,
Since religion has for so long misrepresented God, your jpg makes sense. But that is not the fault of God.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 03:35 pm
@neologist,
Yours is a religious statement. You're misrepresenting God as well.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 03:38 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:
Yours is a religious statement. You're misrepresenting God as well.
There is God and god. Use discernment.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 03:55 pm
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

InfraBlue wrote:
Yours is a religious statement. You're misrepresenting God as well.
There is God and god. Use discernment.

You've circumvented what I wrote.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 04:19 pm
@InfraBlue,
There's God, god and goddamn.
Oh, I forgot goddammit.
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neologist
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 04:31 pm
@InfraBlue,
The true God is not controlling the world
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 07:01 pm
@neologist,
What is the true God doing?
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 07:28 pm
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:
What is the true God doing?
One thing he's doing now is inspiring his followers to create the most widely translated website in the world, with publications available in over 500 languages. Why would jw dot org be so important? It is because we are rapidly coming to a resolution of the issues raise in Genesis chapter 3.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 08:09 pm
@neologist,
What issue would that be?
neologist
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 Aug, 2014 08:13 pm
@Olivier5,
Foremost would be God's sovereignty.
The serpent insinuated that folks would be better off setting their own standards.
Other issues as well . . ..

Check the link in my profile, if you wish.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 02:41 am
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

Foremost would be God's sovereignty.
The serpent insinuated that folks would be better off setting their own standards.


If the Bible says that the "serpent" insinuated that humans would be better off setting their own standards...the serpent was correct.

We would be.

And very likely...that is what we are doing...setting our own standards.

The god of the Bible seems almost certain to be an invention of ancient Hebrews. They apparently invented this god...and put their ideas...their standards...in the mouth of that god.

The real mystery to me...is why anyone today would allow superstitious, relatively unsophisticated, relative unknowledgeable, ancient Hebrews to set standards for us!


neologist
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 04:07 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
If the Bible says that the "serpent" insinuated that humans would be better off setting their own standards...the serpent was correct.

We would be.
Yeah? How's that working out?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 06:14 am
@neologist,
Soooo... your website will make sure that we don't set our own standards?

How?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 09:16 am
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:
If the Bible says that the "serpent" insinuated that humans would be better off setting their own standards...the serpent was correct.

We would be.
Yeah? How's that working out?


A lot better than some of the people who have standards set by the various gods, Neo. A lot better.

Although since there may be no gods (one of the possibilities)...ALL standards have been set by humans.


neologist
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 11:04 am
@Olivier5,
I believe it is a matter of whose standards are superior
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 11:06 am
@Frank Apisa,
See reply to Olivier above
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 11:33 am
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

I believe it is a matter of whose standards are superior


They may all be the standards of humans...there may be no gods, Neo.

So you really should be considering whether the "standards" of superstitious, barbaric, relatively unsophisticated, unknowledgeable ancient Hebrews are "superior" to what we modern humans can devise.

I'd go with what we can devise.

I know...I know...you would rather go with what the ancient Hebrews would devise.
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