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by bbyrd009
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?
Replies: 5
Views: 12870

Re: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?

Lucifer Satanel wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:48 pm
bbyrd009 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:38 pm so, maybe not?
:)
Don't feed the trolls.
Gnostic Bishop Was quite full of himself, as most gnostics are, but at times he was able to make some pretty good points, imo anyway. Unfortunately he was so convinced of his infallibility that you couldn’t really discuss any of them with him, alas
by bbyrd009
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?
Replies: 44
Views: 92660

Re: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?

Lucifer Satanel wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:16 am I know, but was answering his position rather than him.
Ah, ok. I wonder if it is advisable to be quite so gnostic? You don’t care to hedge your bets up there, even a little?
by bbyrd009
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?
Replies: 44
Views: 92660

Re: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?

To the Original poster, GD God did not condemn man to death and hell. Eve and Adam were exactly like Lucifer -they both betrayed him and rejected the earthly heaven of Eden. By their own treason they became subject to a "purgatory" of natural life rather than the supernatural life they ha...
by bbyrd009
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The inscrutability of Christianity
Replies: 5
Views: 10199

Re: The inscrutability of Christianity

Jesus, of Nazareth
“John Doe, from Nowhere”
by bbyrd009
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 487

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: 487

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: 487

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: 33341

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: 45356

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: 45356

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...