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Religion and Philosophy / Chats with Sharon
« Last post by davedan on November 30, 2021, 09:06:35 pm »
Hi Sharon (at home),

I've started this thread so you can chat with the less or non-religious members of the forum.

With these sort of discussions, I think it is always beneficial to know where people are coming from, so I will set out my belief position.

I am an atheist - that is in I don't believe in god, gods or the supernatural. I used to be more hostile to religion as a whole but I take the view these days that both certain religious institutions and people gain benefits from religion and ritual. However, I consider that belief in god itself results in less understanding, 'God did it' effectively is the answer of the lowest explicatory value and ends any further inquiry. I am very happy for people to believe whatever they want to believe so long as they don't seek to impose their views on others.  I might laugh at you though if your views are silly...

So in the spirit of ecumenical (faith) discussion what do you consider is the benefit of your belief to yourself or others?
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by davedan on November 30, 2021, 05:55:41 pm »
Fingers crossed Sharon.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by Sharon_at_home on November 30, 2021, 04:31:24 pm »
I think Religious Sharon has changed since she's been ill, and then the pandemic and I can't get a mask I freak out with them. so I've been home since the first lockdown.
I'd be happy to discuss whatever topic you want, I might not know about it, in which case I'd like to be taught.  ;D :-[ ???

Then again, maybe my friends just changed their names. maybe they will PM me when they  realize that I'm back...
God Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by davedan on November 29, 2021, 10:08:14 pm »
Always happy to talk to the religious Sharon.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by Sharon_at_home on November 28, 2021, 05:27:23 pm »
I just came back here because I was ill for a long time.  I'm better than I was when I left so that's encouraging. It doesn't look like anyone that I chatted with are around either.
like Bob J. , Pyro, and more of course. so I have been hanging in the forum they created for me back in 2017 (I think) hoping that someone would surprise me  there LOL
I am a Christian, though Apostolic rather that any of the larger religions. My husband and I have been members for 11 years, and are the only Caucasians in the church. the rest are all Jamaican-Canadians. I recommend Apostolic to anyone who is bored with church. I have found the beliefs and sermons  to be outstanding - which is why I joined the church.
I have a testimony about Faith that I've not put online yet, as I feel it is up to the Lord when I should post it and so that is what I am waiting for.  But one testimony is that I was not rained on for at least 5 years. lots more to that story, but it's already here somewhere in "conversations with Sharon_at_home".
I always enjoy discussions with Atheists, and my brother was Gnostic and I respected him very much so I actually talked to him about it ... oooo way too long to remember I think. He's been gone since 2010 - a couple of months after we joined the church, and a couple of months before we were baptized in the Apostolic church way of baptizing Adults and blessing children as Jesus did in the bible.

I never had a religion before I joined this church, although I went to a couple of other churches at times when I needed guidance. none of them ever 'fit' me until I went to this one. it felt like home to both of us, surprisingly as my husband had sworn off religions when he was old enough to remove himself from the Catholic Church, 50 odd years ago. I didn't know anything about Jesus or Salvation or anything but the commercial stuff around Christmas, so I've been learning a lot since I joined my church. actually, I was brought to the church. I met some of the members playing soccer and ended up taking photographs of them for about 8 or 9 years. It was the church that they went to that we joined.

So come and chat, anyone ! I miss it a lot. I'm not on for long times so don't worry if I don't get back quickly please!
everyone welcome!! heck everyone wanted hahaha
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I'm kinda curious how you make the jump from  trinitarian gnosticism to Andro Adam, and what sort of chemical breakfast was involved. Please, continue.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: If you had the power, would you kill the Trinity?
« Last post by davedan on November 10, 2021, 10:11:49 pm »
It's not my fault if you can't maintain a coherent train of thought you cooked cracker.

My recommendation would be to stop hitting the glass barbeque and fucking animals before you kill them and stick to getting your meat from the supermarket.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: If you had the power, would you kill the Trinity?
« Last post by ironbite on November 04, 2021, 05:46:54 pm »
...........for real bro?
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Exactly what do you think Androgynous means?

The usual definition of a two natured, male and female god.

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Also you were talking about Yahweh and not Adam. But now let me guess you are going to say that as 'Yahweh made Adam in his image' if Adam is androgynous so is Yahweh

Not bad, but don't try to talk for me.

I would have talked more of where the womb came from.

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but frankly you were talking about a different topic.

You might have a tracking problem.

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Also the fact that a woman was crafted out of Adam's rib does not make Adam androgynous,

Correct.

To think a God would need a man's rib to create is also rather stupid. Right?

That is why literalists have such a hard time doing apologetics.

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nor parthenogenic, because it was not Adam giving birth but God crafting a being, as he crafted Adam out of the dust. In fact really wasn't it just more dust?

Don't know, don't care as that is not relavant.

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Anyway the more you talk the more I suspect you are cooked.

Ok.

Go away and don't bother coming back.

Regards
DL
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"Faced with this scourge, for a very long time the Catholic Church's immediate reaction was to protect itself as an institution..."

Same as literally everywhere there are Catholic churches on Earth.

And they continue to see themselves as the arbiters of personal morality. 
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