its not based on obediance to an authority, but custom.
You acknowledge that faith is at least based on obediance to conformity,
To the comments regarding the (totally satire and satire only) website….
I have seen foolishness like this before, but not at such extremes! Those stupid answers don’t sound like the bible to me! Whoever runs that site, twisted the word to suit his/her needs, and this changed the meaning COMPETELY!
(apart from it being satire):
How can you tell? It is all quotes. If you say “it doesn’t sound like the bible”, how can you be sure that it is the other one who twisted the words, and not you? You are interpreting. That person is (probably) interpreting but sticking as close to the quotes as possible. How comes you know the meaning, but the other one doesn’t?
If he can fail, but not you, then you must have some divine contact he hasn’t.
There was an add on there that said something to the extent of “accept Jesus now, and he will give you a cellphone!” MY GOD!!! What CRAP! sorry… im getting worked up here…
No problem. It is satire. I am more concerned about the fact that you its seriousness for granted. To take that seriously, you must be pretty close in your opinions. I find that scary.
(The bible) is THE Truth, a serious bond between you, and God.
Just follow this link:
It has a list of contradictions. How can a contradiction be THE truth?
and for what you need for a “serious bond”, look up Luke 14:26:
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children,and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”.
You must actually accept God into your heart, and maintain a constant relationship with him to sustain that bond. Don’t mistake me for a Bible thumper, because I am not.
How comes you know better than the prophets and JC himself what you have to do to sustain that bond? You are nothing more than a heretic.
keep searching in vain for your “truth”.
I am not searching “in vain”, as i am not searching in one book only. Every day i find more and more of my truth. That is what makes me human.
For all my answers here: keep in mind, the website is satire. that you couldn’t see it as satire, but took it seriously, is a point of concern for me as you seem very close in your own thinking to the display of “beliefs” on that site. For example, you are sure that you are right, and they must be wrong in the way of interpreting the bible. And of course, if you diverge in your interpretation, that’s what’s classically called a heretic.
That is definitely satire. The manner in which they took half of those cases out of context, and neglected to mention certain other verses that would affect the outcomes, makes more than half of their answers actually incorrect. In particular, #6.
Now, this was an answer to CCs post, which quoted a different quiz than the one you are refering to. But you are right, it is satire. And it is satires very right to pull things out of context, to exaggerate.
That’s what I love about you Atheists… your selective reading. You take verses completely out of context without mentioning those that give them context to begin with.
But of course, an theist knows in which context that has to be read.
Why did this line not come up when EJ linked to the “prphet of doom” on
That person behind that link does exactly the same. But, being a christian who sells an anti-muslim diatribe, it is ok?
- Qui tacet, consentiere videtur. -
That’s what you did.
And of course, how can you believe in creationism? The bible has to be read “in context”. Putting it in the historic context that means, all of the explanations of how nature works are wrong in that book. It is was people thought some thousand years ago, it has no relevance to reality. Still, the one notion of “god created the world” is an exception, if i believe creationists. Why is that exception true, but all the other attempts on “natural science” are wrong?
You could argue, that we have no evidence against creationists theories.
Well, we have no evidence for a creationists theory either. Thus, it should not be called science at all, and not even theory, but hypothesis.
On the other hand, we have evidence for evolution. incomplete maybe, but it is all we have. Unless of course, you believe the bible and that clouds are gods footprints.
is this satire, or real? I can’t tell.
Here is where you find many variances within Christianity - as with nearly any belief system/ideologies.
I think that these people tend also to be selective in the way they read and apply the Bible. They take a verse out of context and apply it as scientific principal.
And that’s why i like CC, and his approach to christianity.
He is critical, and keeps faith to where faith belongs IMHO.