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you like totally suck [13 Apr 2007|01:22am]

recrea33



god hates you (and your mates)

hey! it's a big, old testament, FUCK YOU!..

YOU ARE GOING TO HELL!

seriously.
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[29 Dec 2006|08:17pm]

hlinskona
If we are Christians, is it wrong to pray that God will be merciful towards Saddam Hussein?
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[30 Oct 2006|04:48pm]
rockawaylove
Hi, I'm new to this community and am currently a student at the Catholic University of America. I happen to be doing some research on stem cells, which i happen to be against but the more I thought about it, the less I knew why i was fighting for this cause. I know that disposing of the embryo after usage of the cells is morally wrong by killing a life, but what else is there to motivate me to help me understand better why i should be so against this research that could potentially save thousands of lives and help cure numerous diseases. What are your thoughts or comments? Or maybe is there a site that you could point me in that would help me? thank you!
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jesus worship gone slightly awry [25 Sep 2006|08:51pm]

recrea33
After the Rapture (The Rapture is when Jesus will gather His followers together in heaven. See John 14:2-3), a religious leader will arise. The Bible refers to him as the False Prophet because while he claims to be from God he is, in fact, inspired by Satan. He will team with Satan and the Antichrist to form an unholy trinity. Satan imitates the Father, The Antichrist imitates the Son, and the False Prophet imitates the Holy Spirit. And, just as the Holy Spirit draws people to Jesus, the False Prophet draws people to the Antichrist.

The Bible lays out how he will accomplish this goal:

1) HE WILL APPEAR TO BE PEACEFUL

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” (Revelation 13:11)
The False Prophet will appear to be a man of peace and unity. That’s why Revelation 13:11 says he has horns like a lamb. But he will speak like a dragon. His message will be against the Bible and Christians.

no shit. hang all christians (and goats) now?

2) HE WILL BE THE HEAD OF A ONE WORLD RELIGION

“And he exercises all the authority of the first beast [the Antichrist] in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:12)
The False Prophet will unite the world’s religions. While the idea of all religions coming together as one sounds wonderful all religions do not teach the same thing. Truth is not relative; it is absolute. One teaching is right. The others are wrong.

yeah. because having one god is EVIL and making GULLIBLE people fight one another is GOOD

Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that no man can go to heaven and be with God except through Him (John 14:6). One road leads to God, the rest lead away from Him. Those who follow this one world religion are the enemies of God and will be separated from Him in hell forever (Matthew 7:13-14).

stick to the one road. you know you want to.

3) HE WILL PERFORM SIGNS & WONDERS
“He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” (Revelation 13:13)
In order to gain a greater following, the False Prophet will perform many miracles and the world will be amazed. But don’t be deceived. Satan comes disguised as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14-15) and so do his followers. Like Matthew 7:15 says, "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

miracles. don't trust them. jesus could do them, the devil can do them, use your soul to decide who has the moral high ground

4) HE WILL FORCE THE WORLD TO WORSHIP THE ANTICHRIST
“And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived." (Revelation 13:14)
He starts out peaceful like a lamb, unites the world’s religions and performs miraculous feats. Once he has gained the trust of the world, the False Prophet will command that an image of the Antichrist be made.

well if he manages to make a peaceful, fair world then i'll worship him. devil or not.

5) HE WILL KILL THOSE WHO DO NOT WORSHIP THE ANTICHRIST
“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast [Antichrist], that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” (Revelation 13:15)
After performing another miracle – making the image of the beast speak – he will kill those who refuse to worship the image. But those who refuse to worship should be encouraged. Jesus told us not to fear those who can kill the body, but rather fear those who can kill the body and cast the soul into hell (Matthew 10:28). For those who follow Christ, death is not to be feared because to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).

and kill the baddies...

what i love about christianity is jesus anger as he saw the laziness of the temple. that's my idea of a messiah. rock on j.
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Intro and Request [28 Aug 2006|04:39pm]

rzezidizz
[ mood | happy ]

Hello, everyone. I'm new. I've read some entries in the community here and there and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find you.
For a little background, my name is Julia, I'm 24 years old, a semi-newlywed, and have accepted a position as an academic advisor at Montreat College. Montreat is a "Christ-centered" university, and I have found everyone that I have met here so far to be very nice.
As for myself, I would consider myself a Christian, but I also believe in many things that most Christians do not. I can talk more about that if anyone is interested, but for now, I was telling you because it's important to my request.
I need to give a devotional and prayer at orientations that I facilitate. I have studied the Bible, and, years ago, done many devotionals. But I no longer do devotionals or read the Bible on a daily (or weekly, or monthly...) basis, and haven't heard a devotional that I would consider to be both inspiring and intelligent in YEARS.
I think that most of my students are Christians, and it goes without saying that my devotions should be Bible-based, but I also want to do something that is open to interpretation. Of course, since it is to be done at orientation, it could be something centered on new journeys OR on education as it relates to faith.

Any ideas? Sorry for being long-winded.

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Rare books about Bible in the Internet [27 Aug 2006|07:18pm]

fedosov_sergej
Dear friends,

I want invite you to our site with rare books about the Bible - http://bible.zoxt.net . It has several faximile yet:

English Hexapla 1841. Greek New Testament according to Scholtz with 6 ancient English translations: Wiclif 1380, Tyndale 1534, Cranmer 1539, Geneva 1557, Rheims 1582, Authorised 1611

Alfred W. Pollard "Records of the English Bible. The Documents Relating to the Translation and Publication of the Bible in English, 1525-1611". Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London, 1911

William Jennings, M.A. Lexicon to the Syriac New Testament (Peshitta), The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1926

Massoreth Ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita, being an exposition of the massoretic notes on the Hebrew Bible, or the ancient critical apparatus of the Old Testament in Hebrew, with an English translation, and critical and explanatory notes, by Christian D. Ginsburg, LL. D.

Welcome!
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Good interview!!! [02 Jul 2006|06:00pm]

ostara_child
I don't know what happened to sunday 1pm Thistle and Samrock but there was something else even cooler in it's place (even though I missed the first twenty minutes). I didn't explore the site much, just bulldozed through to find the transcript:

http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/obedienceandaction/transcript.shtml

I love stumbling across Christians with non-mainstream, non-stareotyped points of view!
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[21 Jun 2006|12:02am]

anunicoli
So I just finished watching the first season of Big Love on HBO. It was a wicked good show (can't expect any less from HBO). I never really thought much of polygamy until now. My first reaction is as long as they aren't hurting anyone, what's the big deal?

Jesus was a polygamist?? And, oddly enough, it states that yes Mary Magdalene was his wife and he had two others as well. I have never read the bible, or attended any sunday school or even went to church regularly, but uhh... besides reading the The DaVinci Code, I had never heard of the Jesus being married to ANY one at all, nevermind three any ones.

Women are also told that, because they have the all- important ability to bear children, men need the power of the priesthood merely to remain equal with them.

I know what you're selling Mister, and I'm not buying it.

I think that the majority of the women who are happy in their polygamist lifestyles are uneducated to anything else. Religion and guilt can be such strong motivators to stay in a situation that any realist would otherwise walk away from. But, I don't know- perhaps they truly feel blessed and special.

What do you guys think?
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Are your cats old enough to learn about Jesus? [09 Jun 2006|12:35am]

anonymous_00001
People often ask me when they should teach the Good News to their housecats. I have but one answer: "What are you waiting for?"

A pet is a beloved part of your family, and as a Christian, you should do everything you can to guarantee that this valued member of your family receives the glorious eternal reward for which Christ gave His very life. Think of the alternative: your cat mired in darkness for eternity because you put off a 10-minute conversation.

My own cats accepted Jesus into their hearts before they even opened their eyes. The light of salvation has brightened their lives, but perhaps the most noticeable change has been in me. I am filled with warmth knowing their eternal souls have been saved.

Kittens' hearts, at birth, are filled with what theologians call "original mischief." Mischief, if left to grow on its own, can sprout into evil. That's why you must fill their hearts with Jesus instead. If you wait, your cats might find seductive role models among the back-alley strays and rough felines from the wrong side of town. You could also end up with an unwanted pregnancy.

That's why it's so very, very important to tell your cats about the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus as early as possible. The Nicene Creed is a good place to start: Recite it to them when they are about 10 weeks old.

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[07 Jun 2006|08:46am]

ostara_child
[ mood | curious ]

Two questions: What are your opinions on gay marriage vs gay unions?  And what do you think about the vote in congress today?

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A pagan in your midst, hope you don't mind [06 Jun 2006|10:15am]

ostara_child

Wow.  This communtiy rocks!  I loved the informed entries some of you have (you guys give Christianity a good name and that's rare for me to see; I don't have much prior experience with open minded Christians).

On that note, I'll be totally honest with you all.  I am a pagan (not wiccan, but meaning I'm a little and a lot of everything--especially taoist and polytheistic (and a little atheist, depending on how much news I've seen and heard on a given day); I was raised Quaker but don't concider myself to be one at this time).  I look for religious, spiritual and political tolerance and am eager to read what you all have to say.  For the most part I'm a quiet observer (I try to be, anyway, but do sometime put my foot in my mouth if I don't think before I speak) and I mostly just want to see what opinions are out there.

Thanks and blessings.

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Stem Cell Research [02 Apr 2006|12:21am]

littlerocket
For or against it?

I'm against it, but the only reason is because I believe it's killing human life.
Well, another reason is that it leads to cloning, and cloning is just morally wrong.

So...any other thoughts?
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Various Icons [19 Mar 2006|07:45pm]
anonymous_00001
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An Actual Billboard... [19 Feb 2006|05:36pm]
anonymous_00001
Stupidity at its best!

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[19 Feb 2006|05:30pm]
anonymous_00001



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[13 Feb 2006|09:55am]
anonymous_00001
Christian "Persecution"

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100 Ways To Tell If You're A Christian Fundamentalist [13 Feb 2006|09:53am]
anonymous_00001
Treatment of non-Christians:

1. You storm into atheist forums preaching fire, brimstone, and divine wrath, but you scream “persecution” the moment atheists start teasing you for it.
2. You threaten non-believers that something that does not exist will send them to a place that does not exist.
3. You think atheists are going to hell even though hell has never been proven; yet you can’t stand it when atheists point to Christianity’s brutal history even though it has been proven.
4. You are deeply offended whenever atheists criticize or insult God, even though they are attacking an idea and not an actual entity.
5. You feel everyone should be subject to the laws of Christianity, yet you take offense when atheists say that humans are still animals and subject to the laws of nature.
6. You address all non-Christians as atheists.
7. You expect followers of other philosophies such as Buddhism to conform to your own narrow definition of them, yet you can’t stand it when Christians are stereotyped.
8. You think that atheism is a religion.
9. You can’t tell the difference between atheists and agnostics, and you probably do this deliberately.
10. Whenever you hear about any other religions you need to know how Jesus fits into them.
11. You act surprised when atheists tell you they have Christian friends and family members.
12. You can’t imagine how a bad experience with Christianity might cause someone to abandon it.
13. You ignore what Jesus said about humility or being non-prejudiced, because after all this is about sticking it to the atheists!
14. You use the words “heathen”, “godless”, “heretic”, and “infidel” pejoratively.
15. You pull out random bible quotes as if that actually proves anything other than the bible has an opinion.
16. You incessantly quote the bible to atheists as though they’d never heard such things before.
17. You accuse non-fundamentalist Christians of not being “true Christians” (a lot of fundamentalist atheists do this too).
18. You consider it disrespectful when atheists say Jesus is dead, yet you have no problem plastering Jesus’ bloody tortured half-naked visage on a pagan Roman execution symbol.
19. You accuse atheists of having no morals, yet admit that you would abandon your own morals if God did not exist.
20. You go around preaching to everyone to be thankful for what they already have; yet you believe you are entitled to an eternity in heaven on top of your normal lifespan.


Origins:

21. You think that a poem written thousands of years ago by desert tribals with heat stroke should be interpreted as literally true.
22. Despite the fact that every culture around the world has its own origins story, you believe that the one dreamed up by the ancient Semites must exclusively be true.
23. You believe that one naked guy named all several million species of animals in the same day, even the ones that hadn't been or have yet to be discovered.
24. Despite the fact that the default gender for all species including humans is female, and a hormonal change is necessary to produce a male, you believe that woman was created from man.
25. You claim that C-14 dating is unreliable because of contamination, even though any such contamination would actually make a sample seem older than it actually is.
26. You think that if evolution were proven false today, creationism or intelligent design would take its place tomorrow.
27. Even though the earth is an average planet, revolving around a smaller than average yellow sun, in a typical star system, in the suburbs of a regular spiral galaxy, you believe it is the center of the universe.
28. You assert that evolution is a lie or a false theory and yet you know little to nothing about it.
29. You reject evolution to uphold dogma at all costs, yet you are unwilling to give up any other fruits of scientific inquiry including your car, your computer, or modern medicine.
30. You think that a deity as stupid and destructive as Yahweh could be the intelligent creator of the universe.
31. You think the big bang theory implies that everything came from nothing.
32. You think that evolution says that humans came from monkeys.
33. You have used the idiotic 747 out of a junkyard analogy at least once to try and prove evolution wrong.
34. You claim that evolution is “highly improbable” even though you are willing to believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, had supernatural powers, rose from the dead, and flew away.
35. You believe that finding a single error in evolution proves it wrong, yet when an error in the bible is pointed out you try to justify it to a prejudiced notion.
36. You think the fact that science must correct itself in order to approximate the truth is proof of its unreliability, yet you have no problem using stale apologetics to explain away the inconsistencies in the bible.
37. You accuse evolution of being “racist” yet you cling to a book that is loaded with messages of ethnocentrism and racial supremacy.
38. You claim that Darwinism lead to eugenics and its abuses, yet you stubbornly defend biblical passages describing God’s people exterminating members of other races.
39. When it comes to the verses in Isaiah that say the earth is flat, you dismiss them as figurative because otherwise it would make you look stupid in this day and age.
40. Yet when it comes to the verses in Genesis that describe a 6 day creation period, you take them literally even though it makes you look stupid in this day and age.


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