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    Chaos Magick, Meditation, Lucid Dreaming. I try not to take my philosophy of life too seriously.
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    Enjoys the study of various religions.

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  1. I'm agnostic. There may be a God. I just dont think he/it necessarily aligns with the loving personality of the God as described in the bible or Christianity in general. Yes, we still have murder, rape, child sex trafficking, seemingly under the watch of what Christians say is a loving God. How does that work? It reminds me of Epicurus: “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” ― Epicurus If his claim to good fatherhood is null, is he worthy of praise? If he allows innocents to suffer or die, is he worthy of praise? If he 'loves' us but never communicates, is he worthy of praise? Why or or why not? If God lets his creations burn in hell , is he worthy of praise? If he lets good people who dont believe in him burn in hell, is he worthy of praise?
  2. If you need a busy site to help new ex-christians I can send you a link. Beware, though this same forum that has people all day long asking for help also has other people ripping Christianity to shreds like we do here. They also ban proselytizing. Brorando would not be there past his first post. Yet it all seems to work. Negativity (or maybe I should say 'challenging Christian doctrine') doesnt affect their traffic. A place that lets people know that Christianity is not a revered thing will allow them to be real, be honest and not afraid to process their emotions there in text. Not every place is right for everyone, though. Maybe this place isnt right for you.
  3. He doesn't interact. Just drops a blob of text. I can't wait for his next text drop that says the exact same thing as his other two posts.
  4. Brorando, why do you think the bible is a source for truth? Why should I give a shit what the bible says?
  5. You are hilarious as well as practical, sir.
  6. Like garlic to a vampire, the question "Why do you think the bible is an authority or source of truth" makes Jesus believers run away. I may tape this question to my doorbell button.
  7. AlreadyGone: I've learned to be wary of the man who holds strong belief with no real reason other than "because". Josh: Not a very good platform to be trying to convince people from..... .... It's one thing for someone to believe 'just because' , but when you want to convince someone else then you ought to have something more substantial . So far Rando has not addressed why he believes the bible is true or why he believes it is some sort of authority. I'd like to peel away the layers of his evangelism and get to his basis for belief. If there is one. If he's not going to answer the question, "Why do you believe the bible is true? Or why do you believe Jesus is real?", then all I can do is guess. Maybe he grew up in a JW household. Maybe (like me), he married a Christian and became one to please the wife. Maybe a friend got him going to church. Maybe he had a dream about God. We had a JW offshoot a while back who said he had an experience. He prayed for something and shortly after that, JWs knocked on his door. That was his basis for belief. And that's fine. Some reason to believe is probably better than no reason at all. But if the basis for spending your life in church, praying, worshiping, bible reading, evangelizing, tithing .... is simply 'just because' then I hope BroRando would ask himself if 'just because' (or whatever reason) is a strong foundation from which his faith is built? So I'm hoping Brorando has some substantial reason for us to (re)consider the bible and Jesus otherwise, like Josh said it's not a very good platform to try to convince others. Someone can post in large bold font and cite the chapter and verse from the bible, but I can post Harry Potter wisdom by the book and page number as well. Neither of these books means much to me.
  8. The bible doesn't offend me. We had two in my house when I was growing up. They sat quietly in the bookcase never offending anyone. People may offend others with their bible zealotry and and trying to hard sell their beliefs to others using fear (end of the world is nigh), shame (you're a sinner!) and guilt (god's watching you!), but bibles dont do anything. You, yeah you're a bit offensive. Maybe that's what you meant.
  9. True, you did write some. I'll withdraw the cut and paste comment and change it to "hard sell" telemarketer. Not sure where you embarrassed me the first time, but whatever. If you would be kind enough to answer my question that'd be great. I think we're all aware you are on fire for Jesus or JWs or brorando.com. And that's fine. I just wonder why do you think the bible has some kind of authority behind it? Why do you believe the bible is a source of truth? Any particular reason? Do you think the bible is the word of God? If so, why? Why should I take the bible any more seriously than a Stephen King novel?
  10. Rando is a cut and paster. I think he just wants to get his 'publishing' done so he can report in. He doesn't really want to interact. If anyone questions or disagrees with his drivel, he just posts more drivel.
  11. We don't believe what the bible says. Your Scripture is bs.
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