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by bbyrd009
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: USA religious decline IS REAL

Very unfortunate, but here's the consequence of mad-dog Republicans politicizing religion. Tens of millions alienated, in short order. It only gets worse from here. I think some spirituality is necessary for most ppl, and very important to establish a foundational morality and shared value set, but...
by bbyrd009
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

Peter Kirby wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:55 pm
bbyrd009 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:06 pm Isn’t the American public showing the sixth largest secularization, per the graph?
The graph shows a slightly different date range (2007-2019 in the graph, ending in 2017 in the paragraph).

You should read the article if you want more clarification.
ok, ty
by bbyrd009
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

The corrected dataset contains numerous small changes, mostly of less than one percent. The largest of these changes involves responses to the question “Do you believe in God?” As recently as 1999, only 4 percent of the U.S. public said that they did not believe in God, but in the 2011 WVS survey t...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 23
Views: 32716

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

Four is an arbitrary number indeed, but it is his whole story behind it that is so very worthy of reading, concise and to the point I see the gospel of Thomas not in the context of any religion, certainly not Christianity. John just tries to make its author look bad, giving away which text was earl...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43983

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins, and it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted fwiw, - I've reproduced Earl Doherty's thoughts on the Shepherd of Hermas from his "Jesus: Neither God Nor Man" ... Page 271 The central section of...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43983

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

"And the expression, "They pierced my hands and my feet," was used in reference to the nails of the cross which were fixed in His hands and feet. And after He was crucified they cast lots upon His vesture" may i suggest that both of these statements can be read literally, or spir...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43983

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins Ezekiel 18:20ff ? also in Psalms, if i recall correctly it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted cannot be quoted anywhere (in the NT? in the Church Fathers?) well, you might give it a try, but i suggest...
by bbyrd009
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43983

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins, and it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted
by bbyrd009
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 23
Views: 32716

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

ah, the tree of knowledge, that we have all eaten the fruit of! lol Have you read Don Miguel Ruiz? I love his story, that eating from that tree indeed does give you knowledge - opinions, truths, blah blah. People interpret it as a tree of wisdom, but wisdom is merely knowing that knowledge isn't br...