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#1    _Nyx_

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:55 PM

Do you feel you have an obligation to spread your religious belief system to others, or do you think religion is a private matter that everyone needs to decide for themselves?


*Personally, I have no belief in God, but I wouldn't try to convince anyone to see it my way, nor would I criticize what others believe in. To each his own.


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:46 PM

One of the reasons why I am here to to inform.

People on here have questions about Christianity (Believers and others.)

I want to help them understand.

The last thing I want is people taking the Word and twisting it. So, I try my best to "untwist" it if you will.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:56 PM

Hard to untwist that which was twisted to begin with  yes.gif

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(mako @ May 2 2005, 01:56 PM)
Hard to untwist that which was twisted to begin with  yes.gif

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It was never twisted to begin with. People twist it around.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:47 PM

I feel no need to force my faith upon others, however do think they should still be educated on it. Thats why we have Religeous education in class rooms today.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:07 PM

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It was never twisted to begin with. People twist it around.

We must not be reading the same book..... rolleyes.gif

Our earth is degenerate in these latter days.  There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end.  Bribery and corruption are common,   Children no longer obey their parents.  Every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world evidently is approaching.
                    Assyrian tablet circa 2800 BCE

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(mako @ May 2 2005, 03:07 PM)
We must not be reading the same book..... rolleyes.gif

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You're right.

I was referring to the Bible.  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:23 PM

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Thats why we have Religeous education in class rooms today.
We had
religious studies in high school.It was done well, and without mentioning any particular faith. We never picked up a bible. We just looked at what religion was and why. In fact my only gripe about it was that we only looked at main stream religious concepts. It would have been nice to see some Buddhism, Hindu or even some discussions on the Kabala.  

I think every-one should be offered up the options. I know that I have never been able to commit myself to any one religion. I need the full smorgasbord of spirituality, from crystal hugger to nature idoliser.


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:22 PM

I have my beliefs which often 'show' within my writings, but I would never try to 'force' my beliefs onto anyone. I would be there to answer any questions people may have, to the best of my ability. In the same breath, I do not hide my beliefs if someone says they are offended by what I say. I never mean to offend (and I dont think I ever have) and I am open minded (if that is the term) to others beliefs aswell.

I refer to myself as a Christian, and my partner has mixed beliefs of both Christianity and pagan. We often talk and share our beliefs, but never try to persuade one another to believe what we do.


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:23 PM

I think it should be kept private, unless asked about what your beliefs are. Nobody should ever try to force a belief on someone else

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:08 PM

i keep it to myself, except when asked or in debate (some comes out).

i wrote quite a bit of it up some time ago, but refuse to share it because so much of it is built on dynamics, if someone were to follow what i wrote i would have recreated the beast i slayed. hmm.gif


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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:18 PM

Religion is something that is to be shared with to other believers or people who have questions about your faith. I never once try to push someone to be a Christian. I just believe in what I choose to and others can choose what they want as well. 101

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:33 PM

[QUOTE]You're right.

I was referring to the Bible.[/QUOTE
]So was I  


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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:47 PM

It also depends on how other people view your mentioning of your religion.  Some people think that if someone mentions Jesus or God or whatever, they are automatically 'pushing' their beliefs on others.  Many examples in the news.  Some kid reading his Bible quietly at the lunch table gets suspended....
I will talk openly about my spiritual beliefs if that happens to be the topic of conversation.  And I will openly read anything about religion or whatever at the park, library, wherever.
I certainly won't go up to anyone and ask them if they want to accept God into their hearts or something like that.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:59 PM

Id say each to his own..

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