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Reply #90 posted 05/01/06 10:50am

NoTime2Hate

NorthernLad said:

SensualMelody said:


I agree with this. The IDs are man made. Humans are humans. We have variations in appearances as do people even within any given so-called "race".



There are other physiological differences than simple appearance, though - correct? I seem to remember reading stats about how different races are more susceptible to different types of diseases and conditions - wouldn't that indicate more differances than simply skin color?


Again, its about the geographical origin of a person's ancestors. There are no "races."
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Reply #91 posted 05/01/06 8:10pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

The issue I have with Adam and Eve is that in order for all of us to be here there had to have been some incest going on.


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Reply #92 posted 05/01/06 10:34pm

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if someone believes in Adam and Eve, do they also believe that the world is only about 10 thousand years old?
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Reply #93 posted 05/02/06 12:18am

Heiress

SpecialEd said:

Rhondab said:

you guys are killing me with this stuff.


Yes, this is the first time in Prince.Org P&R history I recall there being an equal number of outspoken and unapologetic naysayers comparable to the bible literalist mainstay. The evolution must be jarring. wink


wrong quote edit...

the org is doing weird things today!
[Edited 5/2/06 0:19am]
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Reply #94 posted 05/02/06 12:32am

Heiress

SpecialEd said:

Heiress said:


Even Richard Dawkins admits that it's far more logical to be agnostic than athiest... to not rule out this possibility of God.

From him, that's a strong statement.


Eh, by the same argument it's FAR more logical to be agnostic than claiming a belief in one of the religious faiths. shrug


Indeed it is, for a person with no sense of the spiritual.
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Reply #95 posted 05/02/06 12:37am

Heiress

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Isel said:



Well, on another thread I was just called an irresponsible Christian(and through implication much worse) because I'm not a literalist: I'm a liberal. I don't agree with literal interpretation. It's as simple as that. I've been polite, but firm in my discussion. I haven't dismissed or demeaned anyone's views. But in return, I have been disrespected for my views. This is not the first time that has happened on this forum. I was once called a false prophet. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked. So there are worse things than being called close-minded or unintelligent.

For the record, I don't think anyone is close-minded. People have beliefs. Just because they disagree doesn't mean that they are close-minded. I don't think a literalist is unintelligent either. I don't even see the connection between intelligence and believing the Bible word for word. I can't even begin to elaborate except to say that faith is what it is.

Anyway, I just wish that we wouldn't personally attack each other. There is not reason for it, and it sort of reduces an a debate/discussion to its lowest level. It's like a person can't come up with anything better than to say, "You're the spawn of Satan." I'm exaggerating of course, but I guess that's just the way it is.

I've been there too, and I see the insults as a badge of honor, anymore.

I agree whole-heartedly with what you say here. Stay strong. We were told long ago this sort of thing would happen. hug


heh heh... this is funny, because i've been treated as an irresponsible witness by the anti-witness contingent.

as in...

"all witnesses are rigid"

"no they aren't, because i am not..."

"well then, you are not REALLY a witness..."

and so on, and so forth...

nuts

it's a mind game.
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Reply #96 posted 05/02/06 7:24am

SensualMelody

Rhondab said:

SpecialEd said:



Fair enough, remove "bible literalist" and replace with self-identified jehovahs witnesses and protestant christians. I don't think any other faiths are even visible on this website. The jehovahs witnesses only appearing circa Rainbow Children album of course...



that's not true either. We've had many discussions about JWs way before Rainbow Children. I know Melody has had her share of 'discussions' with folks before Rainbow Children.

The Jw discussion is nothing knew in this forum. A few more may have joined the discussion but it didn't start with Rainbow Children.

But it goes again to the close mindedness. The fact that Jws and christians 'annoy' some of you, only says that some of you have limited thinking when it comes to those who believe in a faith.

I think my issue isn't with the topic but the insults that come with some of these discussions. We can discuss this without those we are biblical literalist being called idiots, unintelligent, etc.

I think this certainly is the problem.
The ones who claim to be liberal; open-minded are the ones who will not allow others to exercise their consciences without labeling them as brainwashed or "ill informed".
Again, I am not a literalist in the strictest sense...I know Jesus will not separate literal sheep from goats... lol
But I do believe the Bible is inspired, and that the symbolisms have deep meanings.
Thanks Rhondab for being so gracious.
So...how's everybody doing? smile
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Reply #97 posted 05/02/06 7:33am

SensualMelody

ufoclub said:

if someone believes in Adam and Eve, do they also believe that the world is only about 10 thousand years old?

No. But that's another whole discussion.
So...how's everybody doing? smile
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Reply #98 posted 05/02/06 7:33am

sosgemini

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awesome thread....
Space for sale...
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