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09-12-2011, 03:10 PM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2012 02:41 PM by kingschosen.)
Ask a Theist!
Step right up, folks! Come one, come all. Come see the strange, intoxicating, and completely mind boggling views of a...

THEIST

Now, before we begin, a few ground rules:

*stares at Chas*

1) I am not here to convert you, and you are not here to convert me.

B) I am well aware you don't agree with my beliefs.
5) This is for educational purposes.
Lastly) I will explain things from a theist point of view (Christian - Calvinist).
3) The Bible is a valid authority for my beliefs.
VIIII) Act like a jerk, and you probably won't get answered. I am not obligated to answer you. All I ask is that you keep your civility.


I will do my best to answer your queries as honestly and completely as I know how.

Addendum #screw it) My username does not stem from my religious beliefs.
Addendum #monkey) I believe in evolution.
Addendum #number) I believe in a God-inspired Bible. This does not mean the Bible is 100% literal
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09-12-2011, 03:18 PM
RE: Ask a Theist!
Allllllrighty then.
Here's a question that I'm too lazy to type into google or look for the answer myself.
I hear people talk about the book of genesis and all these different "sections" but never really understood if it was the same book or multiple books. Can one buy like a combo package with all these books in it like an omnibus? Or does just the standard bible include everything?

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09-12-2011, 03:19 PM
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Do you admit that the 'feeling' of God could simply be wishful and romantic thinking or just the hope of God so that you life has some sort of meaning? I know if can suck to feel like all this is for nothing and I'm convinced that most people who are not religious but still believe in a higher power also feel this way.

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09-12-2011, 03:21 PM
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(09-12-2011 03:18 PM)Hamata k Wrote:  Allllllrighty then.
Here's a question that I'm too lazy to type into google or look for the answer myself.
I hear people talk about the book of genesis and all these different "sections" but never really understood if it was the same book or multiple books. Can one buy like a combo package with all these books in it like an omnibus? Or does just the standard bible include everything?

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. From what I know, Genesis is a single book from the Torah. The Torah is pretty much included in every version of the Christian Bible; however, you may be referring to the Apocrypha. If so, you can get these in most Catholic Bibles.

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09-12-2011, 03:21 PM
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Were you raised christian, or did you convert recently?

It's not the mean god I have trouble with - it's the people who worship a mean god.
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09-12-2011, 03:23 PM
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(09-12-2011 03:19 PM)germanyt Wrote:  Do you admit that the 'feeling' of God could simply be wishful and romantic thinking or just the hope of God so that you life has some sort of meaning? I know if can suck to feel like all this is for nothing and I'm convinced that most people who are not religious but still believe in a higher power also feel this way.

Since I'm not omniscience, I can't willfully rule this out. The possibility is there. The reason that I believe it's more than a feeling is because of the radical change that happened in me. Everything I believed got flipped on me.

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09-12-2011, 03:25 PM
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(09-12-2011 03:23 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(09-12-2011 03:19 PM)germanyt Wrote:  Do you admit that the 'feeling' of God could simply be wishful and romantic thinking or just the hope of God so that you life has some sort of meaning? I know if can suck to feel like all this is for nothing and I'm convinced that most people who are not religious but still believe in a higher power also feel this way.

Since I'm not omniscience, I can't willfully rule this out. The possibility is there. The reason that I believe it's more than a feeling is because of the radical change that happened in me. Everything I believed got flipped on me.

It's refreshing to know an agnostic theist.

I already know this but I'd like to hear what the forum thinks about your thoughts on free will and fate.

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09-12-2011, 03:28 PM
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(09-12-2011 03:21 PM)Peterkin Wrote:  Were you raised christian, or did you convert recently?

Raised in a Christian home.
Became an agnostic.
Converted to Christianity.

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09-12-2011, 03:31 PM
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In what period of time, and circumstances, did these changes take place?

It's not the mean god I have trouble with - it's the people who worship a mean god.
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09-12-2011, 03:36 PM
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(09-12-2011 03:31 PM)Peterkin Wrote:  In what period of time, and circumstances, did these changes take place?

2006
normal circumstances; nothing extenuating

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