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My theory on creation.

Discussion in 'Creation & Evolution' started by tevans9129, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Subduction Zone

    Subduction Zone Regular Member

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    You should not rely on convicted liars for your arguments.
     
  2. AV1611VET

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    What two states comprise the northernmost, southernmost, easternmost, and westernmost states in the U.S.?
     
  3. HitchSlap

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    As I said, reality cares not one whit.
     
  4. PsychoSarah

    PsychoSarah Chaotic Neutral

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    Demoted which one XD, Buddha or god?
     
  5. PsychoSarah

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    Actually, Christianity was quite a small religion, even long after Jesus died. It was only after a Roman Emperor made it the official religion that it started to really grow.

    The reason why Christians were treated negatively prior to that point was because it was viewed as a disruptive cult.


    -_- the best lies are the ones that sprinkle truth in. Although, how convenient that each apostle had flaws that could so easily be worked into parables... It's all rather formulaic. Just having flaws doesn't make a character seem real, especially if the flaws work towards a goal.

    You admit that the 30 pieces of silver could have been added in without it being true, and yet you don't consider the same possible for the "born of a virgin" part XD XD XD.

    Both claims are equally impossible to demonstrate as factual by the time the New Testament was actually written. Heck, being "born of a virgin" is still impossible to demonstrate. "But Sarah, hymens". Oh, you mean that membrane that doesn't even necessarily break during sex that can also grow back? It's not like it's a seal that prevents impregnation without being torn.
     
  6. Astrophile

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    First, the prophecy actually says 'young woman', not 'virgin'. Second, if you read the prophecy in context you will see that it is a warning of the imminence of the Assyrian invasion; it is not a prophecy of a miraculous birth more than 700 years in the future. Isaiah 7:10-25 is saying that a young woman is already pregnant, and before her child is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong Judah will be devastated by war, and fertile agricultural land will have reverted to thorns and briars and to pasture for sheep and cattle.
     
  7. ananda

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    Buddha! He was the Teacher of Gods .. now he's just a mere god? :O
     
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  8. AV1611VET

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    Didn't someone meet him on the road and kill him?
     
  9. ananda

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    I don't practice Zen.
     
  10. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    So it was a Zen that met him on the road and killed him?
     
  11. ananda

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    You'll have to ask a Zennie.
     
  12. AV1611VET

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    Okay ... a Google search showed me this guy died in 483 Before Christ of natural causes at the age of 80.

    But why an offshoot of his own religion would put a contract out on him is beyond me.

    I know he was a deadbeat dad, but he supposedly came back "enlightened."

    Setting an example for all dads today.

    Only in this Christian nation, Buddha would come back not "enlightened," but in handcuffs.
     
  13. ananda

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    Leaving the householder life for to become a full-time spiritual seeker - after adequately providing for the material needs of his wife and child - was not only seen as an honorable and blessed choice in his culture at his time, it still is in many Hindu & Buddhist cultures today.

    That's a problem with Christian cultures, because modern Christianity IMO generally emphasizes the immediate family unit and immediate material needs, and not the support system of the far more tightly-knit extended family or such spiritual quests of the former.
     
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  14. AV1611VET

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    And they bought that excuse?

    Oooookay then.

    Evidently the Zens didn't.
    Tell that to a child and see if that's acceptable to him.

    Sorry, son, daddy's going away ... but he left you a load of money and, after all, money buys happiness.
    Evidently the Zens thought otherwise.
    Right.

    Unless you're an Untouchable, then leaving home wouldn't be too bright, would it?
    Sorry, but you don't see us starving to death while "sacred" cows roam the streets right in front of us.

    Bob Evans and Colonel Sanders would be mortified!

    And we certainly don't run down to the Mississippi River to worship her and wash in her while "sacred" cows urinate upriver.

    No wonder India is a wreck.
     
  15. ananda

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    I have nothing to do with Zen or Hinduism.
     
  16. Jimmy D

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    LOL, heard of Judas?
     
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  17. AV1611VET

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    Yes, I know.

    Buddhism is a breakaway religion, formed by ex-Hindus that were tired of being oppressed by Hindu's caste system: one of the most oppressive systems on earth.

    That's why I was surprised when you brought them up.
     
  18. AV1611VET

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    He put a contract out on Jesus, did he?

    What book did you get that from? the NIV?
     
  19. ananda

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    No, as I see it, Buddhism grew from out of the muck of the then-extant Vedic religion - not Hinduism.
     
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  20. AV1611VET

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    Why then did the Hindus write the Bhagavad-Gita, if not to compel the early Buddhists to come back?
     
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