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#16    DieChecker

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

View PostSetton, on 21 February 2013 - 01:25 AM, said:

I recently found out that what I'm following is something called henotheism. I was raised a Christian and still follow that god but that doesn't rule out the existence of others (who I've been becoming more interested in recently).
There is lots of Old Testement going on about not worshiping the other gods. So even the Bible admits that there are others. Worship no other god before the Lord your God, or, some such... Again implying that there is/was other gods.

I think a lot of Christians get into being Religious, instead of being simply Christians. They focus too much on what should not be done, rather then what they should be doing. Love thy neighbor, and if it shines through, your neighbor might think there is something to your Religion. If you only Preach and hate on people and spread fear, that is not going to win anyone over to the Gospel.

I knew a guy in College who was an honest to goodness Thor worshipper. This was like 1989, so it was way before Thor was a mainstream, well known figure. Dude did various psuedo-norse ceremonies.

Edited by DieChecker, 21 February 2013 - 02:18 AM.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:30 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 21 February 2013 - 02:17 AM, said:

I think a lot of Christians get into being Religious, instead of being simply Christians. They focus too much on what should not be done, rather then what they should be doing. Love thy neighbor, and if it shines through, your neighbor might think there is something to your Religion. If you only Preach and hate on people and spread fear, that is not going to win anyone over to the Gospel.

How do you contrast being religious with being Christian?

(...sigh...and preaching, hating, and spreading fear isn't the goal of all Christians)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:47 AM

Monoethiesm or the belief in one God or supreme force is actually a newer concept in mankinds short history.
Before then the beliefs of spirits and many gods were known and worshipped.

Edited by Talion, 21 February 2013 - 02:50 AM.

"The ANUNNAKI created (at least) two distinct hybrid humans: one, the fully-functioning demi-god (as described in the Old Testament): the other, a ‘dumbed-down’, more manageable ‘drone’ version (but still, crucially, with godlike abilities latent within it’s DNA). The story goes that the descendants of both versions populate the Earth today with, inevitably, one version ruling the other…"

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostJ. K., on 21 February 2013 - 02:30 AM, said:

How do you contrast being religious with being Christian?

(...sigh...and preaching, hating, and spreading fear isn't the goal of all Christians)
Being a Christian is not about following rules, and trying to make others follow rules too. That is like the pharasees who tried to get Jesus killed. Those who are Religiious are caught up in the Religion and rules of the religion. These are the Church Ladies and Holy Rollers. They feel great about looking down on people and saying who is a sinner and who should be mocked. Jesus did none of that. He helped regardless of who a person was. He loved on people for who they were. He did not try to convert people, but simply demostrated what his Faith in His Father did for him. Jesus occationally spoke of hate, but in the same way a father can hate bad choices his daughter is making in going out with a gangster drug addict.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:59 AM

View PostTalion, on 21 February 2013 - 02:47 AM, said:

Monoethiesm or the belief in one God or supreme force is actually a newer concept in mankinds short history.
Before then the beliefs of spirits and many gods were known and worshipped.
Is Christianity even Monotheism? It can be argued. The various Angels and Saints fit into the roles of Spirits and Demi-Gods in many cultures.

Personally, I believe in God and his subporting angel heiarchy, but I can see the other arguement.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

I am a Christian.  I grew up in a religious (but not Christian) family.  If you want a more detailed understanding of what type of Christian I am, being that it is often hard to know exactly what I mean when I simply say "Christian", I identify most closely with Conservative Evangelical Bible-believing non-denominational Protestantism. I attend an Anglican Church, but to me that is just a man-made label, it is not the sole arbiter of Truth (only the Bible can lay that claim, in my opinion).

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

am a happy satisfied and proud muslim .. well without the happy part at least for now :D
had an athiest run from my 16 till early 21 but that didn't fit in well with me
plus i had few personal experinces that helped me made up my mind completely

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

I'm an atheist on rational grounds, a Buddhist on cultural and philosophical and moral grounds (Buddhism and atheism work well together) and, since one's economics is generally tied in with one's religion, I'm a mixed-market socialist on political and economic and historical grounds.

The one place I part with standard Marxist atheism is that I am not a materialist (reductionist) because of the qualia issue, which tends to force me into the Buddhist camp there.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I'm a devote Christian. I give my legion to my Father, his son Jesus and none other.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

Correction: I give my allegiance to my Father, his son Jesus and none other.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

View PostTalion, on 20 February 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

I could never call myself an atheist, which is a strong belief of the imposibility of there being a God or gods.
Agnostic is a subtle belief that its imposible to prove the existance of a God.
Have come to study more in the beliefs of ancient Sumeria literature which never talks of gods but express there beliefs as deitys.
Until our true history of why we are here comes forward mankind will continue to question there beliefs.

I'm an atheist and I don't have a "strong belief of the imposibility of there being a God or gods".

I think you'll find most atheists will say that there is a chance that a god exists, but that that chance is very slim (for me, one in a trillion....ish). Please try to realize that atheists come in all flavors with varied beliefs and lifestyles. "Atheist" is not a one size fits all kind of label.

There are atheists that say they are positive god does not exist but they cannot say that with any certainty.

Agnostics I've never really understood. How can someone sit on a fence their entire lives? Oh well.....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

View Postnotforgotten, on 22 February 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

Correction: I give my allegiance to my Father, his son Jesus and none other.

Was wondering how you got your own legion... Didn't like to ask though :P

'Good' is not the same as 'nice'.
'No, murder is running your broadsword through someone because he worships a different God to you... Or is that evangelism? I get confused.'
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I don't object to the concept of a deity but I'm baffled by the notion of one that takes attendance.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

@ Artaxerxes;  I like most eastern faiths like Tao and Buddhism _ I personally think  the level  of  spirituality  is pretty  high .


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That belief is one of the only ones that I take on faith. I'm not a religious individual, but I try to be a spiritual one. I'm not a big fan of divisive denominations. There is one Body of Christ, and it is invisible. I'm not a model Christian, though, and I often have doubts about some aspects of my belief system, as well as those of some churches. I also enjoy learning about other belief systems. I appreciate many of their philosophies, especially their variations of the Golden Rule.

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