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Some questions for the theists

Daedal
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5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I'm genuinly interested, and not seeking to make any points:

1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?

2. If so, do you still follow that religion/sect? (Treating the Christian sects as being separate)

3. If not, what made you change?

4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?

5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?

6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?
janesix
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5/7/2016 6:28:44 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM, Daedal wrote:
I'm genuinly interested, and not seeking to make any points:

1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?
No

2. If so, do you still follow that religion/sect? (Treating the Christian sects as being separate)

3. If not, what made you change?

4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?
Religious experiences

5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?
I doubt it all the time.

6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?
Yes
dsjpk5
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5/7/2016 7:04:07 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM, Daedal wrote:
I'm genuinly interested, and not seeking to make any points:

1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?

No.


2. If so, do you still follow that religion/sect? (Treating the Christian sects as being separate)

N/A

3. If not, what made you change?

You're assuming all theists changed.

4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?

Because even though it was, as you describe it, a "little interest", it made sense to me.

5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?

If someone could present a convincing argument that a Catholic doctrine was wrong.

6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?

Yes.
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5/7/2016 10:17:19 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM, Daedal wrote:
1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?

No.

3. If not, what made you change?

I believe God and the Bible.

4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?

Bible and its great wisdom and truth.

5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?

Faith means to me faithfulness to God, which is same as loyalty to God. I know if I have been loyal, there is doubt about it. And I want to be loyal to God, because I know He is good and Love as the Bible tells. I could become unfaithful, if I would lose my wisdom and reason.

6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?

It depends on what evolution means. I don"t believe species have developed form single species to modern variety by the mechanisms of evolution, because it is not proven or reasonable belief in my opinion.
EtrnlVw
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5/8/2016 2:02:13 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM, Daedal wrote:
I'm genuinly interested, and not seeking to make any points:

1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?

No.

2. If so, do you still follow that religion/sect? (Treating the Christian sects as being separate)

Most of the people in my area grew up going to "Christian" church once in awhile or had christian relatives. In other words it just becomes a label. So yes, I was not only exposed to Christianity but everything else, I mean everything so it's not like kids can't think for themselves and learn things. I chose to follow Jesus on my own accord, and still do. The spiritual principles are life and peace, I also look into other beliefs and religions, some I find interesting and others I find crap it just depends on what I observe and what I know of reality.


3. If not, what made you change?

4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?

Observing spiritual reality, through eyewitness and application.


5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?

What would cause you to doubt what you witness?


6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?

I accept the truth about anything, I'm not discounting evolution and have no need to, but I also listen to the other side of the debate and I am open to more than one form of knowledge or theory.
johnlubba
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5/8/2016 7:52:30 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 6:15:33 PM, Daedal wrote:
I'm genuinly interested, and not seeking to make any points:

1. Were you brought up in an environment which would be descibed as strongly religious?

My guardians were Christians, but not overly devout

2. If so, do you still follow that religion/sect? (Treating the Christian sects as being separate)

No, but I don't decry it either

3. If not, what made you change?
Couldn't accept that God would punish non-Christians, it didn't make sense.


4. If you were brought up in an environment with little or no interest in religion, what caused you to embrace theism?

I read books on Vedic philosophy and found them very thought provoking


5. What might cause you to doubt your faith?

creating life from non animate matter


6. Do you accept evolution? If not, what would cause you to accept it?

Yes, but probably not in the way it is taught , as nothing is really conclusive yet, but do things evolve, Sure. Did everything evolve from a primordial soup, Not so Sure.