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joseph_locke
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Rjupudi18
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Religious Criticism

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Started: 3/12/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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joseph_locke

Con

I am not looking for someone to agree or disagree with me I am just looking for a helpful discussion with a like minded individual. (Religious)

Their are people that where ever I go insult me and my religion even when they know nothing about it. I've tried explaining it to them so I could get an actual talk with them.(didn't work) I've tried dropping the issue but it still never works how can I get around this?
Rjupudi18

Pro

Greeting fellow brother in Christ,
I've been in your position many, many times. As devout Christians, we rarely meet like-minded people as ourselves aside from church. I think Christianity and the Bible are often slandered and insulted because it is the truth. Most people hate medicine but it is only those who want to get healed that will take it. In the same way, most people will hate us because we are Christians. Don't worry, this is completely normal. Our Lord Jesus Christ himself stated we would go through suffering for His sake.

You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:22) (NIV)

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. (Matthew 5:11) (NIV)

It can sometimes be very frustrating when people openly insult God. It's okay. They crucified Him, don't be surprised when they mock His name. My advice to you brother is keep spreading the truth and never be ashamed of witnessing for Christ. Jesus said whoever denies Him beforehand men, He will deny before the Father. So whenever you're insulted for your faith, just know the hosts of heaven are rejoicing at your blessings and salvation.
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joseph_locke

Con

Your words are inspiring brother. Jesus did say his church would be small and persecuted I remember that now. I think I have what I need to move forward in my own faith thank you
Rjupudi18

Pro

You are very welcome brother. If there is anything you would like to discuss about, feel free to message me.
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Posted by romanpiso 1 year ago
romanpiso
Organized religion was created & promoted by ancient royalty as a form of psychological warfare used against non-royals; to keep them ignorant & superstitious. And thus, more easy to control & manipulate.

Oligarchy And Ancient Genealogies
http://www.academia.edu...

Napoleon Bonaparte & The Holy Roman Empire
http://www.academia.edu...

Three Major Religions Of Today Were Created By Ancient Royalty
http://www.academia.edu...

The Beginnings Of Christianity & The Evolution Of Popes
http://www.academia.edu...

The Calpurnius Piso Family And The Origin Of Popes
http://www.academia.edu...

How & Why Ancient Royalty Created Facades & Illusions
[The Effective Creation of an Alternate Version of Reality]
http://www.academia.edu...

The Biblical Dynasty (A Summary)
http://www.academia.edu...
Posted by joseph_locke 1 year ago
joseph_locke
Persecution-hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.

Religious persecution is still happening even in the west sure we don't have it as hard as those in the middle east but its still religious persecution.
Posted by SegBeg 1 year ago
SegBeg
@Rjupudi18, making fun of Christianity is not religious persecution- sure it's annoying, but it's fat from persecution. Christians in the West have it WAAY better than Christians in the Middle East- who are EXECUTED for their religion- THAT'S religious persecution.
Posted by Rjupudi18 1 year ago
Rjupudi18
@SkySky16 But many non-Christians will not only criticize Christianity but slander Christina for believing in the Bible. We often hear atheists and non-religious people making fun of us for believing in the Gospel. So that is not just criticism. It's religious persecution.
Posted by SkySky16 1 year ago
SkySky16
Well I'm an atheist, and I can tell you that most of us understand the many reasons why people are religious. When they "insult" religion they are criticizing it. Don't take this personally, too many religious people do. Of course there are the buttholes but what can you do. Just shrug them off.
Posted by joseph_locke 1 year ago
joseph_locke
Yes but I also want to discuss certain strategies of dealing with atheists who continuously insult religion.
Posted by ApotheosisOrangutan 1 year ago
ApotheosisOrangutan
Are you looking for advice?
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