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Since I'm on ignore I might as well go for broke. 

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Does End3 know that his family exists?

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Sure, he can believe they do, but does he actually live as if they are a set of unverifiable beliefs?

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The acid test of a belief is to live it out -  not just pay lip service to it.  (As in Christianity.)

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For End to be consistent, his family HAVE to be just another set of unverifiable beliefs to him.

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Really..?

 

 

 

End cannot know if his family exists unless he is wrong about subjectivity and objectivity.  But that can't be the case because he stakes his faith in Jesus on that.

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Dude lol. It's amazing that you Christians have no clue what you're doing.  You think we need your religion, because it tells you that everyone should believe like you do.  But you live in a world tha

This is a bald-faced lie, End3; and you know it.    Yes, you did offer to discuss objective reality; you even asked us to present our ideas to you for discussion.  I did so.  I presented you with my

Why attempt to keep End3 honest?  He'll just invoke his standard non-relationship, graceless and non-communal tactics of passive-aggressiveness, moving the goalposts, innate stubbornness, changing the

Geez, kinda looks like your posting to yourself.....

 

So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",

 

 

Didn't get the memo?

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Geez, kinda looks like your posting to yourself.....

 

So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",

 

 

Didn't get the memo?

 

You already got the memo that you're a dumbass, but you didn't read it.  woohoo.gif

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Geez, kinda looks like your posting to yourself.....

 

So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",

 

 

Didn't get the memo?

 

 

Please expand on this and explain to me why you didn't quote my entire post, Justus. I'm somewhat of an amateur asshat myself from time to time, but once in a while I like to see a professional work. Do go on. 

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When were christians EVER honest?

 Just because someone talks real to End doesn't mean anything.  We shouldn't be surprised at the lack of comprehension.  Embedded religious beliefs cloud normal thinking, and isn't going to just disappear because someone tries talking sense to them.

 

Breaking indoctrination takes a lot of time and personal searching on the part of the individual.

 

The inner voice of morality that's been silenced by fundamentalism needs to be recognized and grow, but unless there's some serious shaking up going on, it's not going to be heard.

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So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",  I can tell him that it was the fault of my subjective brain that I stopped believing? Do you think that will really work there?

 

This isn't rhetorical, I really need an answer for this.

No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

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So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",  I can tell him that it was the fault of my subjective brain that I stopped believing? Do you think that will really work there?

 

This isn't rhetorical, I really need an answer for this.

No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

 

 

 

Objectively, communication with God shows the exact same results as communication with Luke Skywalker.  You can pray to Luke Skywalker.  You can meditate on Luke Skywalker.  You can look for Skywalker in nature.  Objectively, both Skywalker and God give the same kind of "answers".

 

It is not possible to know God without objective evidence to verify facts and events.  If somebody came up to your and told you he has a personal relationship with Luke Skywalker you would think he is either crazy or making fun of your religion.  Believing he is right is the last thing you would ever do.  Yet look at what you expect of everyone else.

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People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc.

 

This is a subjective statement without any objective proof.  People attempt to commune with god; but there simply isn't any compelling evidence that anyone has ever been successful.

 

 

In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others.

 

"god" cannot be known since "god" is a subjective belief and not an objective reality.

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By why have faith in anything, End..?   Let alone Jesus?

 

As StillLooking pointed out (weeks ago, now) your faith is just as subjective as everything else in your unknowable and unavoidably subjective reality.

 

There's no benefit, gain or advantage to you or anyone else if you go with faith in him.

 

If everything is unavoidably subjective, your choice to have faith in anything is...

 

...inexplicable!

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No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

 

 

First you claim to know the likely outcome of Dude's non-immortal non-soul at the nonexistent Pearly Gates, then you claim that when people pray there is a god to listen to them, then you assume there is a god for people to know.

 

People who don't wear god goggles think that assuming anyone can know such things is a leap too far from objective reality.

 

 

Putting more and more people on ignore is a sign of defeat.

No it's a sign of personal responsibility that you were advocating. neener neener.

 

 

Guess I'm not on ignore then.  Personal responsibility is a good thing, it's related to thinking for oneself instead of believing in the stories told by others that have no objective evidence to back them up.

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So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",  I can tell him that it was the fault of my subjective brain that I stopped believing? Do you think that will really work there?

 

This isn't rhetorical, I really need an answer for this.

No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

 

Different religions don't communicate with the Christian God via prayer, meditation, nature, etc.   They aren't Christians.  

 

Also, Christianity is the religion that believes in heavy proselytizing, don't assume others also 'share that knowledge' like yours does. No, most religions don't try to save the heathens that believe differently, ruining cultures in the name of bigotry, disguised as love like a wolf in sheep's clothing.  

 

Again, you assume that your beliefs apply to everyone, like a good fundamentalist is supposed to.

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So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",  I can tell him that it was the fault of my subjective brain that I stopped believing? Do you think that will really work there?

 

This isn't rhetorical, I really need an answer for this.

No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

 

Different religions don't communicate with the Christian God via prayer, meditation, nature, etc.   They aren't Christians.  

 

Also, Christianity is the religion that believes in heavy proselytizing, don't assume others also 'share that knowledge' like yours does. No, most religions don't try to save the heathens that believe differently, ruining cultures in the name of bigotry, disguised as love like a wolf in sheep's clothing.  

 

Again, you assume that your beliefs apply to everyone, like a good fundamentalist is supposed to.

 

Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity. Consider my beliefs mine. As I told you, I like to discuss theology and contemplate crap. Please don't take it as anything more than that.

 

The reason I say that is you seem peeved at me for expressing my opinion. I've been to Christian forums and yeah, it's extremely subjective bordering on wild. I kind of appreciate the more objective look at Christianity and this site supports my "engagement" even though it's a bit heated at times.

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So E3, when I get to the Pearly Gates and Jesus says "Depart from me, I never knew you",  I can tell him that it was the fault of my subjective brain that I stopped believing? Do you think that will really work there?

 

This isn't rhetorical, I really need an answer for this.

No, I don't think that is a valid reason. Had this discussion with friend the other day. People commune with "God" via many different methods....prayer, meditation, nature, etc. I am thinking that our personal joy/satisfaction would have no purpose if we could not share it with others. In that, I think we are to "know" God through those means and then share that knowledge with others. A subjective mind shouldn't hinder that imo. And because this knowledge is bound by subjectivity, personal sacrifice is required to know or understand each other.

 

I guess it would be interesting if we my do that objectively, but that would open it's own can of worms.

 

Good question D. I had to think about that one and am still unsure of my answer. smile.png

 

Different religions don't communicate with the Christian God via prayer, meditation, nature, etc.   They aren't Christians.  

 

Also, Christianity is the religion that believes in heavy proselytizing, don't assume others also 'share that knowledge' like yours does. No, most religions don't try to save the heathens that believe differently, ruining cultures in the name of bigotry, disguised as love like a wolf in sheep's clothing.  

 

Again, you assume that your beliefs apply to everyone, like a good fundamentalist is supposed to.

 

Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity. Consider my beliefs mine. As I told you, I like to discuss theology and contemplate crap. Please don't take it as anything more than that.

 

The reason I say that is you seem peeved at me for expressing my opinion. I've been to Christian forums and yeah, it's extremely subjective bordering on wild. I kind of appreciate the more objective look at Christianity and this site supports my "engagement" even though it's a bit heated at times.

 

 

No, End!  PageofCupsNono.gif

 

EVERYTHING is subjective, remember...?

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Your "engagement" is not supported by this site - it is... tolerated.
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Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity. Consider my beliefs mine. As I told you, I like to discuss theology and contemplate crap. Please don't take it as anything more than that.

 

The reason I say that is you seem peeved at me for expressing my opinion. I've been to Christian forums and yeah, it's extremely subjective bordering on wild. I kind of appreciate the more objective look at Christianity and this site supports my "engagement" even though it's a bit heated at times.

 

 

If you consider your beliefs yours, why would you come to an ex-Christian forum and try to prove God exists because of relationships, or whatever it was that you said proved your religious beliefs?

 

Yes, this site allows Christians to try to proselytize in certain sub-forums. And when you do, of course you're going to get slammed.  But you don't understand why because you really have no idea what you're doing.  It's bordering on wild that you think giving your Christian opinion on an ex-Christian website is just innocent communication.  But of course you wouldn't do anything wrong. Your road is paved with good intentions.

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Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity.

 

 

When your beliefs include that it is okay for God to order genocide it is offensive.  You can expect your opinion to be meet with an appropriate reception.

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Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity.

 

 

When your beliefs include that it is okay for God to order genocide it is offensive.  You can expect your opinion to be meet with an appropriate reception.

 

Y'all have made that abundantly clear....may we move on....

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Y'all have made that abundantly clear....may we move on....

 

We have moved on, that's why we have clarity on things that you're not able to address.  

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Mike, it's a matter of choice for me. If I feel good, then I like to share. No biggie. It's not a crime against humanity.

 

 

When your beliefs include that it is okay for God to order genocide it is offensive.  You can expect your opinion to be meet with an appropriate reception.

 

Y'all have made that abundantly clear....may we move on....

 

 

 

Can you?

 

You are the one telling us to not take offense at you sharing your pro-Godly genocide opinion even though you are the Christian preaching Christianity in an ex-Chrstian forum.

 

We have also made it abundantly clear that there is an objective reality but you are not moving forward on that either.

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Ok End, I'm on ignore...

 

But can those folks you aren't (yet) ignoring, get an apology and/or a retraction from you... ?

 

Re: this...

 

"...this site supports my "engagement" even though it's a bit heated at times."

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If everything is subjective then you are the only one who exists and this is all in your head. There is no possibility of a relationship with anyone or anything because you are all that is.

 

Think carefully on this… it has a deep implication.

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If everything is subjective then you are the only one who exists and this is all in your head. There is no possibility of a relationship with anyone or anything because you are all that is.

 

Think carefully on this… it has a deep implication.

 

That's solipsism,  isn't it?

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