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ATHOS
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7/24/2012 12:07:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
What does the concept of a "god(s)" really do? Does it do more bad than good?
What can be expected from insane premises except an insane conclusion? The way to undo an insane conclusion is to consider the sanity of the premises on which it rests.
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DATCMOTO
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7/24/2012 9:34:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 12:07:01 AM, ATHOS wrote:
What does the concept of a "god(s)" really do? Does it do more bad than good?

Yes, the human concept can do more harm than good..

God Himself sets about destroying all those concepts when we come into relationship with Him thru His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Cross.. the Cross.
TheOrator
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7/24/2012 11:04:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The god itself would depend on the religion.

The CONCEPT of the god, however, can be incredibly harmful. For example, the religion of Islam forbids violence, but the concept portrayed by Bin Laden caused numerous terrorist attacks, not to mention the crusades or other holy wars.
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s-anthony
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7/24/2012 11:28:27 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 9:34:00 AM, DATCMOTO wrote:
Yes, the human concept can do more harm than good..

Last time I checked, we were still humans; therefore, any concept we may have is, by definition, human.
DATCMOTO
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7/24/2012 1:02:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 11:28:27 AM, s-anthony wrote:
At 7/24/2012 9:34:00 AM, DATCMOTO wrote:
Yes, the human concept can do more harm than good..

Last time I checked, we were still humans; therefore, any concept we may have is, by definition, human.

But made in His image.. Perhaps that is why Christ was a man; to make God man shaped for us..
The Cross.. the Cross.
s-anthony
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7/24/2012 1:25:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 1:02:07 PM, DATCMOTO wrote:
But made in His image.. Perhaps that is why Christ was a man; to make God man shaped for us..

So, if we are made in the image of God, then, it would go to reason, all our thoughts are divine; and, we wouldn't need the example of Christ; for, we would see God in everyone.
DATCMOTO
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7/24/2012 1:33:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 1:25:39 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 7/24/2012 1:02:07 PM, DATCMOTO wrote:
But made in His image.. Perhaps that is why Christ was a man; to make God man shaped for us..

So, if we are made in the image of God, then, it would go to reason, all our thoughts are divine; and, we wouldn't need the example of Christ; for, we would see God in everyone.

That is how we began, yes.. But God, being good and just, does not desire a puppet show.. and so He gave us an option (with the strongest possble warning) to reject His eternal destiny for us, and we fell.. for it.

Perhaps only a begotten Son would not/could not fall.. and so as God does not want a hall of mirrors for all eternity, His plan was always redemption thru His ONLY begotten (God from God) Son.
The Cross.. the Cross.
The_Fool_on_the_hill
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7/24/2012 2:57:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 11:04:17 AM, TheOrator wrote:
The god itself would depend on the religion.

The CONCEPT of the god, however, can be incredibly harmful. For example, the religion of Islam forbids violence, but the concept portrayed by Bin Laden caused numerous terrorist attacks, not to mention the crusades or other holy wars.

The Fool: I don't know about that Bin Laden was doing as the Quran says. For a religion that forbids it, they are the most contemporay violant of the Religions. Hitler was Christian too. He just all of a suddan became not Christain after kind of like Bin Laden. And this is from an American perspective. Its much less likely that he just has a mystical dislike for Jews out of nowhere. The only reason he is not considered Christian is because he did go to church in his later years. Thus that is not a Good reason to say he is not Christian. The is only positive evidence but zero negative evidence.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL