Started by Mike Cl, February 16, 2022, 06:05:21 PM
Quote from: SGOS on February 19, 2022, 07:24:07 AMBut we are all human. If we insist on closure to everything we don't know, then we have to make shit up. And that's a lot of shit.
Quote from: Blackleaf on February 19, 2022, 02:32:29 AMChristians have a variety of different beliefs. Some believe in an age of accountability, where children under a certain age will go to Heaven no matter what (in which case, aborting children would be the best thing you could do for them). Some think that if you've never heard the Gospel, you won't be judged for not believing (in which case, the most effective way to get someone to go to Heaven would be to hide the Gospel, else they hear it and reject it).
QuoteSomeone, something must be at the bottom of it. Right????!!!! I guess my thoughts need to return to the knowledge that there is nothing--no meaning or reason other than what is in front of me--life and that is what happens. There are not 'reasons' and no 'meaning' other than what I give it.
Quote from: Cassia on February 19, 2022, 11:54:48 AMI wrestle with the frailty of life and the sometimes seemingly random nature of the-end-of-it, every day. I always hear people say, "everything happens for a reason" and I know they are not talking about physical cause, effect and determinism. They are talking about some intelligence that knows what is best beyond our comprehension and is guiding events. I don't think that is the case at all. Events are actually random and uncontrollable beyond our wildest belief. However, in the middle of all that there is a tiny subset of outcomes we can shape. Sometimes. It is the experience of experiencing that matters. Our molecules will disperse, and all knowledge of existence will disappear. In a strange way, I find that very comforting.
Quote from: Mike Cl on February 19, 2022, 10:46:48 AMBut this death has made me want to give a meaning to this death. Why?
Quote from: aitm on March 29, 2022, 10:48:47 AMWe don't allow preaching in here. You can beg forgiveness with a burnt offering of one fatted calf or be banished to the bowels of Vermountten.
Quote from: SGOS on March 29, 2022, 11:13:00 AMBanning would be his sacrifice. Cast out by depraved atheists likens to the crucifixion of Jesus, and his cross to bear, which he welcomes. He might be rejected now, but later he will sit on God's right hand and watch the unholy burn. And then, who's going to be the one laughing his ass off?
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 29, 2022, 02:55:27 PM"Repent or perish"? Oooh, scary.
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 29, 2022, 10:42:25 PMFear the man of one book.