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Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps?
    #1580506 - 05/27/03 03:56 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1580521 - 05/27/03 03:59 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)


Huh?


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
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Is it all you want it to be?



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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Murex]
    #1580535 - 05/27/03 04:01 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1580844 - 05/27/03 09:15 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I'm a believer in those words, tho I must say I don't have pure faith in the entire bible.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1581103 - 05/27/03 12:24 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Faith is the stuff hate is made of.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1581252 - 05/27/03 01:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

hey Enter its OK to turn away from a "faith" such as that... Its never too late to admit to yourself "hmm maybe I just got suckered into this.."


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1583027 - 05/28/03 12:01 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I would say Faith is like believing with all your life that an orange is in there when the jerk holding the bag won't let you look in it, keeps pulling it aside when you reach for it, and you think it kind of smells like apples. Because the guy just told you THERE'S AN ORANGE IN THAT BAG BY GOD AND YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT OR YOUR SOUL WILL BE DESTROYED. - Citrusians 5:23


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Xibalba]
    #1583814 - 05/28/03 03:51 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

lol that was cool :smile:


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1583915 - 05/28/03 04:16 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Enter: 38 BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH;
AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.


How do you know what is meant by the term "soul"?
Did the bible ever come with a glossary? Cuz that'd be convenient.

Maybe the faith the author of the passage is talking about is faith in SELF. Preserving the SELF while keeping the ego at bay. I like that better. Maybe God = SELF... mindfulness... enlightenment... bah! What are you talking about, Sclorch? THAT'S BLASPHEMY!! Oh... right... so sayeth the shepherd, so sayeth the flock... gotcha... *sigh*



Xibalba- that was funny.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Xibalba]
    #1584738 - 05/28/03 01:38 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I would not accept that kind of faith. There is always some evidence for the Believer. Without that it wouldn't be faith or more accurately it would be "blind faith". Just the thing robots and idiots are made of. The orange analogy is an apt one.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: ]
    #1585073 - 05/28/03 03:05 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

So there is tangible evidence for the existence of God?

I don't think so.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Sclorch]
    #1585163 - 05/28/03 03:40 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

depends, ONCE AGAIN, on one's definition of "God."

what a bloated, over-inflated, over-used, over-defined word.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1585487 - 05/28/03 05:46 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

That about sums it up Strumpling!

Again going to the "orange in a bag" example... if your so-called faith is so "strong" that you are impelled to reach into a bag and pull out an orange simply because so many people have agreed that it IS an orange in the bag, then your faith is greatly misplaced.

It's like a post above, I can't recall who said it, but you can only really have faith in yourself. Faith, to me, is about understanding something which can't be materially proven, but intuitively and instinctually "detected", in a manner of speaking. With the right thought and feeling-processes, it is capable to prove something to yourself without the necessity of scientific data or hard-evidence.

You might be disappointed after hearing all the hype about the delicious orange inside the paper bag... but if you continue to reach for that bag, neclecting to use your intuition and natural sixth sense, you may be severely dissapointed when you don't pull out anything but a steaming, well-stewed fistfull of grade-A BULLSHIT.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Xibalba]
    #1585949 - 05/28/03 07:42 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I would say Faith is like believing with all your life that an orange is in there when the jerk holding the bag won't let you look in it, keeps pulling it aside when you reach for it, and you think it kind of smells like apples. Because the guy just told you THERE'S AN ORANGE IN THAT BAG BY GOD AND YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT OR YOUR SOUL WILL BE DESTROYED. - Citrusians 5:23

Why would anyone want an orange? God and oranges? Talk about apples and oranges.


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Re: Shrinking back from God ? Perhaps? [Re: Amnesiac]
    #1585960 - 05/28/03 07:45 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Again going to the "orange in a bag" example... if your so-called faith is so "strong" that you are impelled to reach into a bag and pull out an orange simply because so many people have agreed that it IS an orange in the bag, then your faith is greatly misplaced.

Perhaps, through certain means of demonstration many are given a peek of the orange. A reminder, that the orange is there.


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