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26-04-2017, 01:14 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 12:54 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 12:47 PM)SeaJay Wrote:  I was thinking this the other day funnily enough. What if they're just fables and parables told to get across certain truths.

What do you mean "what if?" Of course they are.

The same with Aesop's Fables. Drinking Beverage


Or ... uh ... do you really believe a fox can talk or would even want bunch of grapes?

I mean ... uh ... *cough* talking snake *cough* *cough* Dodgy

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26-04-2017, 01:21 PM
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26-04-2017, 01:24 PM
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(26-04-2017 01:21 PM)Cosmo Wrote:  [Image: b9319d1d937e633160ed16ac00212fe3.jpg]

The hell you say.




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26-04-2017, 01:27 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 01:14 PM)kim Wrote:  Or ... uh ... do you really believe a fox can talk or would even want bunch of grapes?

Of course it wanted them - it had just gotten that tasty bit of Roquefort from the crow Yes

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26-04-2017, 01:29 PM (This post was last modified: 26-04-2017 02:11 PM by Cosmo.)
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 01:24 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The hell you say.

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I saw this a few minutes after and had to switch memes.

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26-04-2017, 01:41 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 01:29 PM)Cosmo Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 01:24 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The hell you say.




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I saw this a few minutes after and had to switch memes.

This is why I will never live in warmer climates. Right here. That and the alligator meme that shows similar to this.

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26-04-2017, 01:47 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 12:12 PM)SeaJay Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 12:06 PM)ResidentEvilFan Wrote:  If you don't believe it happened, then how can you have "faith" it did? It's a pretty non-sensical statement.
You think so? I'm not so sure.

Perhaps you're right. Or perhaps I just described blind faith

I guess it would depend on how you're using faith, but in the traditional Christian sense, you can't not believe and still have faith.

Plus I'm trying to figure out what you're even meaning. To me it's like you're saying "I don't believe the Titans will win the Super Bowl, but I have faith they will". That makes no sense to me. What does make sense is "I don't believe the Titans will win the Super Bowl but I'm going to continue to support them".
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26-04-2017, 01:49 PM
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Quote:This is why I will never live in warmer climates. Right here. That and the alligator meme that shows similar to this.

Buddy there's some spider memes that creep me right out. The bugs would do me in too.

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26-04-2017, 01:55 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 01:47 PM)ResidentEvilFan Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 12:12 PM)SeaJay Wrote:  Perhaps you're right. Or perhaps I just described blind faith

I guess it would depend on how you're using faith, but in the traditional Christian sense, you can't not believe and still have faith.

Why can't they? Seems to me belief is more like expectation and faith is more like hope without, or even despite, expectation. No?

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26-04-2017, 01:59 PM
RE: Why I Believe
(26-04-2017 01:55 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 01:47 PM)ResidentEvilFan Wrote:  I guess it would depend on how you're using faith, but in the traditional Christian sense, you can't not believe and still have faith.

Why can't they? Seems to me belief is more like expectation and faith is more like hope without, or even despite, expectation. No?

Again, maybe differences in how one uses the words and how one's church taught them, but how I read the bible and was taught, you can't have faith without belief. If you lack belief, then you really have no faith.
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