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Vern Wall #fundie quora.com

Science is a mess. Things are supposed to be done by the scientific method, but they are not.

Luke 4:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

“Delivered unto me,” get it? Satan is the god of worldly authority. Any time two people allow a third to tell them what’s what, that is a source of authority and Satan owns it.

Our academic system is descended from Akademos, a pagan grove near Athens, sacred to the goddess of wisdom. Members claimed ownership of all knowledge, by which they meant stuff they made up by their own powers of reasoning. Practical knowledge was left for tradesmen and servants.

So when you talk about “hard science” you are talking about the output from this bunch of pagan worshippers making up stuff in their own heads and calling it science, while insulting and rejecting people who work by observations and tests, as required by the scientific method.

Examples abound of authorities commanding people to believe made up nonsense. About half of everything we think we know about the universe is based on dark matter, which was invented in 1932 by Ian Oort to fudge his data to agree with his theory. The other half of everything we think we know is based on expanding universe theory, which is based on an assumption that red shifted light is caused by Doppler effect, and another assumption that we can estimate distances on that same observation.

All of science is muddled by such silliness. And if you challege any of it you get personal insults in lieu of actual science.

But to give a straight answer to your question, iot’s because people don’t read the bible. They look at the pages and recite what they have been told to believe. The bible plainly says “In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.” People say “No, creation dragged on for six days, and parts of the story contradict other parts.”

Bottom line: hard science is neither hard nor science. It is a bunch of lies promulgated by the Satan’s church, the one we call “academic”.

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M Petersen #fundie quora.com

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From what I’ve seen and talked to people about, it seems to be motivated by a strong belief, even a need, for the Bible to not be true. If a person can discredit the Bible as not true, written by simple men who weren’t inspired by God because they didn’t understand our more modern science, then they don’t have to submit to God and can be the masters of their lives. Pride is the ultimate sin that seems to be the root of all other sins. It’s why Satan was cast out of heaven. It’s why Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden. It seems to still be a major reason why people reject God. Scripture has endured many different attacks throughout time and this is a new rendition of a very old attack that has been popularized by many famous scientists lately (ex: Dawkins, Harris, etc). Add in the fact that the medieval church persecuted scientific advancement (ex: Galileo) and held rigidly to dogma about the world, supported by misunderstandings, and you have another reason why some folks feel they are justified in rejecting the Bible. However, the fact remains that there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that is disproven by science. It’s important to remember the purpose of Scripture, which is to reveal Jesus to the world and the message of redemption and reconciliation through Him. Compared to that, everything else is secondary.

Hope this helps! God bless!

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Debbie Roark-Kuhn, studied at Pennsylvania State University #fundie quora.com

The remnants of Noah’s ark has been found in the Ararat mountains of Turkey. It was found buried underground but an aerial view showed the shape of what looked like a ship causing explorers to investigate and what they found is a perfect biblical description of Noah’s ark. From geographical measurements to descriptions of different levels inside. I have blind faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but true archaeological evidence of biblical descriptions are being found more and more frequently. Just read the book of Exodus and then check out Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, also look up the discovery of Noah’s Ark. And those are two small examples of Bible truths being discovered

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Haroon Nazir Bhat, G=generator, O=observer,D=destroyer! #fundie quora.com

logically its sounds absurd that you challenged GOD to kill by a certain date ,since you are created by his power,he fashioned you the way HE liked ,you were not there to say that Oh GOD ! please make me smart or intelligent or make me a mutant. since you are created by him, he is in the control of your death.and he knows when to call you.

and he is not afraid of you , you should be afraid of HIM because death will come to you , and its very painful,and which will be send by GOD who lives forever!

talking about non existence of GOD , just close you eyes and think about your surrounding,about universe and question yourself who could have created this ? who is controlling everything? if you get an answer well and good else read theological books it will help!

“from ALLAH where we came, to ALLAH is our return”!

“every soul shall taste death”!

so take chill a man someday you will die , everyone will die.and if you are so much in a hurry be patient !

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Jorell Herrera, Works as an Academic Writing Tutor #fundie quora.com

Simple. People don’t believe He is coming back again because they don’t believe that He came the first time. Many people are quick to try and disprove Jesus’ existence and label Him as a mythical fable simply out of ignorance. The same skeptics who viciously attack people with Christian beliefs, are the same people who have never opened a Bible in their life, and if they have, they nit-pick at verses they want to read and twist them out of context to better suit their argument. I believe speaker Ravi Zacharias once said that truth in the hands of someone who hates truth, is only ammunition for them to be even more misguided (paraphrasing). It’s a sad truth that so many people are becoming atheists, especially in an age where we are entering the end times. It isn’t easy to convince someone that the Bible is true or that Jesus is real, but it is more possible when that person accepts their imperfections and accepts Jesus into their heart, and when they are open to listen and reading what the Bible says in its entirety. In terms of realizing that Christ is coming back simply has to do with how aware they are to their surroundings. The signs of His second coming are numerous, there are prophecies from the Old Testament that are coming true as we speak, yet people are blissfully ignorant to these warnings, so they aren’t taking God’s Word seriously enough. All we can do is lead as many people to Christ as we can before it’s too late. Hope this helped!

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Wanda Dailey #fundie quora.com

The Bible has no contradiction. People believe in it according to what their secular-religion dictates, not realizing religion comes from mankind & not from our CREATOR-GOD. Mankind and their secular-religions believe that just because they're educated & can read & comprehend, this means they can easily understand The Holy Bible.They cannot! And, they prove this to themselves by the fact, there is but ONE Holy Bible, & ONE God & ONE Way to worship Him, according to His Word, but there's some 4,600 religions instead!!??? This tells us there's some 4,600 MISINTERPRETATIONS!!! ONE little book & so many religions - - there shouldn't be any religions, but only God's Christianity that comes from Him straight out of His Word. The confusion comes because, not all, but many secular-religions claim to be Christian, but are NOT, so folks think there's just different ways to God - - NO THERE'S NOT! Because He said it in His Word, there is ONLY ONE VERY SPECIFIC WAY TO GOD! ONE Way to be Saved from our sins & reconciled to our Father-God. If we miss this ONE WAY, we're doomed!

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Brian Leung #fundie quora.com

Pretty boring. Sorry, I’ve seen these before. Instead of being a shining example of contradictions, it reveals to anyone who has read and understood scripture, that atheists don’t understand what they are reading.

Well, I’m not going to counter every single instance. If you genuinely want to find the answers, I challenge you and any other atheists to actually join a bible study or ask a saved pastor.

But I will list three examples that show atheists really need to sincerely try and study the bible, to purposefully and willfully want to find answers. The truth shall set you free.

Thanks for making my answer better.

Jesus saves.

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Kenyetta Tunne #racist quora.com

Wow. much sophistry here.

‘White people’ is a concept that was invented by the English ruling-class.

Read your ID. It reads “white”, but that’s a social-construct just like ‘god’.

Somehow, seemingly most white atheists believe it as real as the rocks and stars.

That’s the ‘whiteness delusion’.

These facts will not go away.

You can either equate pernicious social-constructs or admit that you choose not to equate them, which is hypocrisy.

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Atheists would not accept the designation of Christian or any other religion being forced upon them, but have no problem with ‘whiteness’ being forced upon them by the state.

That is selective reasoning and morality.

The claim of Atheists is they use reasoning above ideologies, but yet they ignore the pernicious ideologies that serve them.

Atheists know about fallacious reasoning, except for their own.

It’s time to examine this belief.

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Paul Forshaw #fundie quora.com

You have to repent of your sins and open up to the Lord admit your faults and then you have to do two things 1. You have to accept God’s forgiveness with all your heart mind and soul. 2. You have to believe that Jesus and God the Father are forgiving you of your repented sins…remember though they know a true repentant sinner..so you cant have any doubts…..final note look in the New Testament where Jesus ..heals a person and says “ Go your Faith has saved you” ..having faith is in my opinion a gift and something very valuable in fact priceless, without it DOOM ! There are billions unfortunately for various reasons lack of faith one of them will not make it.

Whatever religion you have …Jesus says the ONLY way to The Father in Heaven is through HIM ALONE…I am fearful for all these people with Animal Headed Gods etc..

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Kenyetta Tunne #fundie #moonbat quora.com

The construct of ‘white people’ was invented solely for the purpose of oppression.

Atheists attack the concept of god because they believe it hurts society, but ignore the social construction of ‘whiteness’.

The concept of ‘white people’ was invented by the English ruling-class. That’s evidenced history.

Atheists say god in an invention that is bad for society, but ignore that the concept of ‘white people’ is an invention that is bad for society.

It was invented for division during the colonial period, and still functions for division today.

Atheists have one set of ethics they use to deconstruct the concept of god, and a completely different one to deconstruct the concept of ‘white people’.

That is selective ethics.

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Kenyetta Tunne #racist quora.com

You lost the point.

‘God’ and “White People’ are both inventions. (social constructs)

Atheists speak about ‘God’ as an invention that is bad for society, but never ever speak about ‘White People’ as an invention that is bad for society, even though there is much turmoil being caused by that invented concept today.

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This is all evidenced. The construction of the white identity is evidence. The turmoil it causes in society is evidenced.

The silence of Atheists on this issue is also evidenced.

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To rephrase:

If Atheists are against constructs that are bad for society, why are they not vocally against the construct of ‘white people’?

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Ken Madsen #fundie quora.com

Who assumes the whole earth would have been flooded? The whole world takes on more information after the nature of the world became known.

Your young child might love you more than anything in the whole world, but might not know the first thing about the size and nature of the world.

If you think that is funny try explaining the existence of the Universe including all the failed universes in the multiverse which must have been to account for the perfect balance of this universe getting the gravitation constant just strong enough to group into planets, stars, solar systems, and galaxies and not too strong to collapse everything?

Scientist say the number of failed universes to statistically explain this one getting it right are in the magnitude of 10 to the power of 123.

I believe the above number is larger than the number of atoms in the known universe.

The probability of disbelief is far sketchier than that of belief.

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Gali Galit, Messianic, Missionary, Scholastic. #fundie quora.com

President Trump has a peace offer on the table for Israel and the "palestinians" that includes but is not limited to $50 Billion for the "palestinians" if they will simply recognize Israel’s right to exist. It does indeed sound like the “Deal of the Century.” We will have to wait and see what the "palestinians" decide after the entire deal is presented.

As you may know, Israel is going to elections on September 17, 2019. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been elected Prime Minister of Israel five (5) consecutive times, knows that peace can’t be made with the "palestinians" who have turned down 19 out of 19 peace proposals since the year 1919, and have broken every cease-fire agreement ever tabled, consistently firing rockets into Israeli civilian population, thereby committing international war crimes with the blessing of the United Nations. That is only one small piece of the pie that Israel is victim of.

It is possible that on Israel’s election day (September 17, 2019), someone other than PM Netanyahu could win. Some of PM Netanyahu’s rivals are determined to make peace with the "palestinians" despite their history of peace-proposal rejections and cease-fire violations. According to the Jerusalem Post, the "palestinians" hope that PM Netanyahu’s inexperienced rivals win.

Regardless of who wins this election, it appears that a peace treaty between Israel and the "palestinians" is around the corner.

As you know, the Bible speaks of a 7-year peace treaty. The "palestinians" will break this peace treaty at 3 1/2 years (Daniel 9:27). The reason for this is that centuries ago, Islam’s ‘Prophet’ Mohammed made a peace treaty with the Meccans because he couldn’t defeat them, the same way that Islam can’t defeat Israel now. Mohammed used the ‘peace time’ to strengthen his military. When Mohammed thought the time was right, he broke the peace treaty and attacked the Meccans when they least expected it, because the Meccans thought the peace treaty was in effect. Because the Meccans weren’t expecting to be attacked, Mohammed defeated them in less than 24 hours. As a result, making and breaking peace treaties with those that Islam wants to conquer became an Islamic principle of war, simply called “Al-Hudebiya” or “Hudebiya."

In the Biblical 7-year peace treaty, the moslems will break it at 3 1/2 years (Daniel 9:27). Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies and made desolate (Luke 21:20). Islam has already stolen the Jewish Temple Mount, and are going to steal the coming Jewish Third Temple when their 12th imam arrives so he can sit in it and claim that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4). (The Third Temple will probably be built during the first 3 1/2 years of peace.) The Islamic Black Stone will be brought to the Temple Mount (Matthew 24:15) and it will be given a mouth to speak (Revelation 13:5 of the Bible, and the islamic writing Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 961; Ibn Maajah, 2944, The Black Stone #3). Everyone who refuses to convert to Islam will be killed (Revelation 20:4; Daniel 7:23, 25.) This will happen for 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11) which is the remaining 3 1/2 years of the 7-year peace treaty. Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus will return at approximately 1,335 days (Daniel 12:12). At that time, He will destroy Islam (Revelation 21:1-4; Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 11:6-9; Revelation 21:19-27). The thousand-year reign of Christ follows, etc.

There is speculation that the mark of the beast is a microchip. But is it reasonable to believe that Christians will be beheaded for not taking a microchip? (Revelation 20:4)

Some of you may know about the Christian persecution going on in the world right now that isn’t making the mainstream news: Christians are almost extinct in the Middle East. (You can also Google Images of Christian persecution in the Middle East.) Our brethren there are dying at the hand of Islam because they are refusing to deny Christ and convert to Islam.

Since the 7-year peace treaty appears to be around the corner, there is no time for speculation about what the mark of the beast is or isn’t. Our making the right decision will determine our eternity for sure (Revelation 14:9-11).

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Jonathon Durno #fundie quora.com

(In answer to the question: Is Jesus Christ Superstar blasphemous?)

It absolutely is. The writers attempt to portray Judas Iscariot as more decent than he actually was. Judas most certainly is in hell. Jesus said about Judas, “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born”, implying that Judas would burn in hell for eternity.

This is solidified by the fact that “Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.” Judas didn't beg for repentance, but instead killed himself.

People who murder themselves are either opressed or possessed by demons. Suicide is seen as murder in the eyes of God, and thus Judas was a murderer, a greed-filled betrayer, and a blasphemer. His portion of hell is surely with satan.

Not only this, but Judas knee the truth if the kingdom of heaven and still turned from it. This is high treason in the eyes of God, and unforgivable sin - blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Thanks be to God that Jesus Christ is risen, for He conquered death, hell, the demonic and Satan. The victory is Christ's, and if we believe in Christ, we are sealed by His Holy Spirit unto eternity.

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Kenyetta Tunne #racist quora.com

That answer denies that the concept was invented specifically for the purpose of oppression.

That is not part of the atheists narrative.

I’d say that the idea that it is merely a “relation to a real phenomenon…skin color” is a strawman fallacy, in the sense it is aside from the point.

The main thrust here is the invention of a construct solely for the purpose of oppression.

Atheists know that is true with regard to religion, but don’t say a word in regards the ‘white’ social construct.

If Atheists and Humanists are against pernicious social constructs, they should vocalize an opposition to, or at least a consistent explanation of the invention of ‘whiteness’.

That’s selective ethics.

You either see that or you don’t.

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Kris Harpster #fundie quora.com

My choice is to not respond. It’s not my place to arm wrestle anyone over to my belief. If another “hears” truth in my words, and that leads them on a path in search of more truth, then I have planted a seed. If another resonates completely with my words, then that person is validated in their belief, and feels deeply seen and understood. I don’t personally believe that spiritual understanding can be taught to those who are not in a spiritual position to be taught.

I know, from my experience, spiritual understanding is not an intellectual enterprise. It’s truth beyond words and intellectual concepts. The intellect can be utilized to help illuminate truth, but this is useless as a tool to convince a nonbeliever. A nonbeliever doesn’t understand the truth is beyond intellect, and thinks that if the believer cannot win an intellectual debate, he is disproven. When the truth is, the intellectual debate is entirely outside the realm of spiritual truth.The intellect can only be used to indicate. The reality is beyond words. Using arguments made of words causes the reality to be lost.

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Rich Pivo #fundie quora.com

Your commentary is full of holes, but you already know that, suspecting no one will call you out on it. But if you’ve actually read the Bible (clearly you haven’t), you’d realize there are several examples of scientific information they had no way of knowing at that time. As for cleanliness, what do you think their dietary laws and laws about washing were all about? It’s a complex book, yet simple to read and understand well enough, even for you. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself by actually reading it and then you’ll know what’s in it. Brush stroke philosophy is ignorance and arrogance.

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Anonymous #fundie quora.com

Let me tell you my story. I used to be an hours praying, Bible disecting, days fasting Christian who used to go to church every day of the week that there was a service (which, at the time was 4 times a week, including rehersals). I could see the influence of the Devil in any source of media. And make a good argument by the bible. I was never irrational.

How I felt about dragons. There was a time when I did not like dragons. Because dragons associated to snakes associated to the Devil. I didn’t really mind snakes. At the time, I just thought they shouldn’t be kept as pets, but they are still God’s creation, and God used snakes. Like Moses’s staff, or the bronze snake in the desert. But dragons are not creation of God. What is the dragon?

To me, the dragon was the devil pretending to be God. Specially Chinese dragons. The snake was a clever creature in the garden of Eden, who gave Adam and Eve the knowledge of right and wrong (in other words, stole their innosence, corrupted their innocent minds). Asian dragons are wise, and they impart knowledge to mankind. So, these are not ordinary snakes God’s creation. These were the snakes representative of the Devil. That’s what dragons were to me.

To me, the Asian dragons were born as any other mythology. Distortion of the truth and some influence of the Devil. The dragon had been given aditional features to be more awesome (in the more traditional sense), and had been made big and celestial, and even been given power over nature. It had become a deity. The dragon was a god, like the Devil has always wanted to be.

So what about the other dragons? To me, they were still representatives of the Devil. Maybe not worshiped gods, or at least not directly, but devilish snakes stealing the love of the people. Dragons are cute and friendly? Demons are shapeshifting deceivers. They can be cute and friendly too. To me, dragons were teaching people to accept demons if they are cute and act friendly. Because they only pretend to be, but they really want to condemn your soul. Or at least, that was my perspective. And hey, according to Islam, there is a slight possibility that demons can genuinely turn good. Anyway:

I also did not like when I spent nine hours in fasting and prayer and reading the bible and singing christian songs in my room all by myself, and felt in communion with God, but went to my Christian uncle’s house to visit, and we would watch a movie, to which I would be tempted not just by myself, but by my family. And even if the movie was not about anything of the Devil, when we would finish watching the movie, that feeling of communion with God was gone.

Despite that, all my life I have been fascinated by lizards and dinosaurs. So of course, I was naturally fascinated by dragons. But the bible says “deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me”. And that’s what I did. A few months after, I read Job. I have read like 66% of the bible. I had heard of the leviathan before, but most of the time, I forgot, and also, because I had only heard about it, I did not know what to think. Even after I read about it, I was not sure what to think. I was going back and forth between my bible and my nearly 10lb biblical dictionary. And I read the psalms. Specially psalm 104. After a while, it seemed more reasonable to me that leviathan is a real animal. And dragon is no more devil than it is wolf or snake. Dragons are no more devils than lions are gods. God is not literally a lion, and even if he were, that doesn’t make all lions gods. The Devil is not literally a dragon, and even if it were, the rest of dragons are not devils.

But most dragons are not like leviathan either. And those that are, often are compared to gods. Like Godzilla. Btw I also did not like Godzilla because people compared him to gods. And Godzilla is not a dragon, but one of the most similar things to leviathan.

So, dragons were still representative of the devil to me for a while. But later I started thinking about it. Were they really representative of the Devil? They were mostly just like normal animals. And then I stopped thinking of dragons as the Devil.

But I still had all the other issues with fantasy and dustraction and stuff. So yeah.

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Kay Fay, 20years as a trained and experienced catechist and lay minister #fundie quora.com

Atheists worship Satan to make a mockery of Christians because they don't want to be bothered with God or God's followers practices, so they mock. However their practices, particular the black masses are not innocuous as they think because they are opening portals to the dark world. We see in Scripture when Judas took of the bread knowing he was planning to betray Jesus. So not discerning the body of Christ. It was during that action Satan entered him. This is a warning to not play around witb God or blaspheming the Holy Spirit. This is the spirit of the antichrist in action in the world. Underneath those layers it's satan trying to get at Jesus. He obviously can't because Jesus overcame Satan once and for all but he can work on people to get them away from Christ.

Jesus came to give life more abundantly and the evil one is a destroyer who brings death.

I'm sticking with Jesus.John 10:10

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Robert Escandon, B.A. Philosophy & Psychology, The University of Texas at El Paso (2005), #fundie quora.com

You answered your own question. The Canaanites sacrificed their children to their god, Molech. The way they would do it is they would place a toddler on the hands of a statue of Molech that has been over fire which made the hands red hot; the Canaanites would let the child scream until it died on those red hot hands as a sacrifice despite God (the true God) warning them to stop. After about a hundred years, God ordered the elimination of the Canaanites through Joshua. God stopped the evil of killing innocent children yet God is constantly criticized for stopping that evil by the very same people who claim God won’t stop the evils of the world today.

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Zyad Kadri #fundie quora.com

The unforgivable sin can only be realized by a committed and persistent state of mind. To deny the witness of the Holy Spirit knowingly, understanding exactly what it is being revealed to you and rejecting it time and again, now in mortality and into eternity, is persistent and committed.

As I’ve read one time, it is akin to seeing the sun shining in the sky at noon-day and denying its presence. Perhaps even cursing it. The sun still shines, but the benefit you get from it is maddening, frustrating and unwelcome. It is a state of mind in which you are not simply ignoring God and his outreach to you, but you are denying the outreach because of a dark spiritual disposition. Folks who love evil and darkness more than light and goodness even so much that if Christ came to them to comfort them, they would seek to “…crucify him afresh.” This takes a special kind of person. A person who has decided that they relish in their wallow, that they want to cause harm to others and God even when faced by God with the sorrows of their victims. They have shut off the guilt meter and seek the same spiritual devolution for the lust of misery of others now and beyond the grave. These certain souls seek no redemption because they hate the source from whence it comes. Like Satan, they would rather usurp the throne of God to rid all of creation of his justice and love.

Their despicable spiritual slums or only fed by the infliction of hopelessness, devouring the light of conscience in other people. Inflicting upon them the reflection of their own spiritual filth before God; making them miserable, guilt ridden, and shamed so much that they too run from the redeemer’s love. They are simply unpardonable only because by their unrepentant dispositions they keep themselves out of reach by the master’s loving and forgiving radiance. It is a state of character so completely and utterly opposite from the the divine nature, that desires are bent on the destruction of others, including God. They don’t merely flirt with dark powers, they ally themselves in full allegiance with it.

If you recognize that you are one of these, then you already know. But if you’re asking, then you are never beyond redemption. Never run from God to absolve guilt, run to him, repent, grow spiritually and find peace.

Godspeed, my friend!

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Rusty Entrekin, B. A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Louisiana College (1986) #fundie quora.com

Persecution of Christians worldwide is on the rise. The communists are clamping down on house churches now in China. Muslims are murdering Christians in Nigeria, taking their homes, capturing their daughters and forcing them to marry Muslim men. In the Middle East, violent anti-christian sentiment is on the rise. Christians are subject to being falsely accused of blasphemy at any time. In India, Hindu extremists are forcing Christians out of their homes and causing them to live under trees.

Here in the U.S., the anti-Christian ideologies are gaining power and this is already resulting in persecution against Christian business owners such as the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, who were forced to close, and corporate executives such as Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign.

However, the pulpits in the US have mostly been silent about these things. Why? Big church pastors feel pressure to keep their messages positive and services uplifting, lest church attendance fall and they be unable to pay their bills. Christians are afraid to speak up, too, lest they be targeted and lose their jobs. The tactics of intimidation and bullying are working, placing fear in Christians and even pastors about openly speaking up concerning sexual morality.

In addition, it is so easy to be distracted by TV, the internet, and all of the other forms of entertainment and pleasure so freely available to us here in America.

In Gulliver's travels, Gulliver slept while the Lilliputians wove strings around him. The American church is also sleeping while our enemies do the same to us. We are a giant and have the power to stop it, if only we would rouse ourselves from our comfortable sleep. We can use our political and economic leverage to bring an end to much of the persecution happening overseas. We can re-assert our rights to freedom of speech and religion. We can also re-assert the vital importance of sexual purity. But we must arise and do so before it is too late! Otherwise, our enemies will keep weaving strings around us. Then when we finally try to escape, it will be too late and we will be unable to get up.

Edmond Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Allie Stuckey said, “In a world of wickedness, weak men are nothing more than enablers of wicked men.”

The respite from persecution that the Western church has enjoyed is beginning to draw to a close. The door will be completely closed if we do not rouse ourselves and dare to start speaking up. And we will only have ourselves to blame for it.

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Abby Austin #fundie quora.com

If I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God wanted me to kill my child for any reason, I most certainly would. I love God with all my being. He rescued me from everything in life. Yes, God is all-knowing, but He wanted to test Abraham's faith through it. He knew beforehand that Abraham was willing, but Abraham did not know before. God puts trials in the lives of every single human being to draw them closer to Him. It may not seem like it most times, but I guarantee it has a purpose. God did really love Abraham too. He loves every single living thing on this planet because HE made it, and molded it after His own image.

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Abby Austin #fundie quora.com

[In response to: If I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God wanted me to kill my child for any reason, I most certainly would.
If you’re so certain, why don’t you tell your child that to his face? “Son/Daughter. I would kill you without any hesitation if God asks me to.”]

I asked my 14 year old daughter this question actually. She responded with, "Oh good!" Later on she said she would also sacrifice me for the sake of God.

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Nathaniel Durkin, studied at San Jacinto College #fundie quora.com

If you need a break from philosophical God haters, allow me to help. I could refer you to miracles in the Bible but since we are dealing with people who question God’s existence here in the comment section, than I will go a different route. In my personal life, I have seen and been a part of miracles by the hand of God (God of the Chrsitians - Yeshua). I prayed for a woman with a short leg by 6? and watched her leg grow in 5 minutes to perfectly. I prayed many times for God to change the weather and He did in 5 minutes. I prayed for God to heal countless times and He did often instantly or in 5 minutes. Once he healed my of bells palsy which has no cure or treatment in 30 days as I built my faith. I have cast out demons in Jesus Name. I have seen angels and demons. I have had visions of Heaven and I have heard actual real choirs of angels for hours while fully awake. I have cured insane people through prayer, prayed for people hard of healing, prayed for cancer patients and seen them all healed and delivered from bondage. I prayed for a friend in prison and his sentence was cut multiple time until released very shortly by comparison. He left his gang and is now reaponsible and takes care of his woman and child witha good job. I lead 2 homosexuals to Christ who denounced homosexuality forever without any social pressure and they both married women and have had children since then. I have prayed with sexually abused Christian children and they lead their abuser to Christ. no more abuse! When I was 10 I prayed for God to convince president Reagan to reply to my letter and he DID. It was a 2 page hand written letter by the president stating that he himself wrote it. God is powerful and real. end of story!

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Kingston Tong, Graduated from seminary, preaching and teaching the Bible #fundie, quora.com

The original question: “Where is the list of the 500 people that is claimed to have witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?” is answered by the Apostle Paul that the Corinthians can still meet some of the eye witnesses of Jesus’ resurrection.

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born” (I Cor. 15:3–7).

Luke records that the Lord appeared to them over a period of 40 days and spoke about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). It is reasonable to think that that the appearance of Jesus to the 500 happened within those 40 days when the Apostles were among that crowd. It was not Luke’s intention to list all the appearances of Jesus but ones that relates to the Apostles as the text continues with theses words, “On one occasion, while he was eating with the, he gave them this command, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about…” (Acts 1:4).

The Apostle Paul even declares that if the Corinthians believers or skeptics don’t believe his testimony of Jesus’ resurrection that they can go to Jerusalem and meet some of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ resurrection themselves. If there were any skeptics of Jesus’ life and resurrection, I would imagine that they would have went either to disapprove or confirm the life and resurrection of Jesus. Thus the resurrection of Jesus was well established by the testimony of the Apostles, the women, and 500 other people.

Note carefully in Acts 1:23–26 that two other men, Joseph called Barsabbas and Mathias were also witnesses of Jesus’ life:

“Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.” Josephus and Mathias were equally qualified to be witnesses of Jesus’ life from John’s baptism until Jesus was taken up from us. Thus there were other witnesses which is not recorded in the Gospels.

It has been argued that why aren’t there other records of the life of Jesus. Luke records in 1:1–4 these words: “Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” Those records have been lost.” Those historical documents are lost or not preserved.

SUMMARY: The resurrection of Jesus is true and not a fable.

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David Hague #fundie quora.com

Atheists cannot perceive beyond the senses , or have deep intuition and spiritual insight to believe in the Creator of the solar system.

This is now the so called in Sanscrit - The Kaliyuga!....

An age characterised by intense darkness and Evil!

We are living in a spiritually sterile l materialistic, faithless, Soulless, Godless drunken, drug infested, sexually perverse Age of darkness and ignorance and aggressive disbelief and irreverence for anything truly pure Holy clean and true........

That the laws of light, life and God are now subverted and turned upside down that many people especially Atheists think now that Good is Bad and bad is good! Yep! T'is truly the End of days as the wise Christians tend to say-

Even Michael Jackson knew the truth of it as he was always singing- you know I'm BAD! I'm bad I'm really really bad! And everyone's going -

Good! Good! Good! He! He!

Are atheist under demonic influences?

Humans can be possessed by a demon for sure - mostly atheists as they do not believe in God or even demons for that matter, and easily turn over to the dark side of the Force like luke!!

First Never be an Atheist you will not be safe otherwise - and very depressing!

Let's face it shall we-

An atheist is a spiritually sterile materialistic faithless, soulless Godless heathen who couldn't see a hammer if it was about to O hit them Square in the face!

Atheists are most susceptible to demonic influences and in court will be the first to say - its was the voices! The voices made me do it! Without having the slightest clue as to what just happened! Actually NOT to believe in God weakens you!

How Foolish!.

I would rather be dead than be an Atheist!

How about atheistic selections of people.....

? Avoid Egotistical and arrogant people.

Avoid drug infested people especially Crack, ice and heroin Addicts!

Avoid vampiric and Life sucking people!

Avoid negative people!

Avoid sexually perverse men!

Avoid atheists in general you just can't trust them! and worst still- they are in charge of this World and making all those decisions you hear about every day that is killing this Earth!

They are going to press the RED button one day and send the entire World back to Kingdom come!

Avoid Atheists like the Plague!

Actually......

Only God is real!

It is the World that is false!

It is non-existence and will fade with the end of this Entropic Universe which must come to an end oneday no doubt!

And all that will remain will be God! Therefore In order to achieve enlightenment you must realise that the World is false ! It is a kind of perceptual illusion!

Understand That the mind is a liar! It is the slayer of the truth! Therefore you must slay the slayer!

For the Sleeper must awaken!

So live the higher life!

Avoid lowlifes!

Be courageous for life!

Lack of self confidence Any low self-esteem is forbidden!

An Atheist can never achieve enlightenment never ever!

An atheist is spiritually dead inside! An Atheist can never plumb the depth of Spirit, or know of its exquisite beauty beyond measure!

Life is a testing ground for souls and not a frolicking funfair for the exploitation of Imbecile emotions such as hate anger jealousy ect! And neither is life meant for the following of the meanderings of half-baked intellectual and Political Systems!

Life is for Self-transcendence so PASS the TEST! And become enlightened! There is Utterly no Chance of Enlightenment if you are an Atheist!

I laugh at atheist actually because there are no real atheist!

Look here....

This is the atheist deathbed prayer -

O God if there is a God!

Save my Soul! If I have a Soul!

Sorry mate! Too late mate, because you're in the losing team mate!! As 95% of this world's population believe in God in some form or another!

It's actually natural for you to believe in God?

Also......

If your child has been in a car crash and your waiting in the emergency ward for any news?

You see how many Atheists will begin to pray at a point in life like that!

Even I were a plain ordinary atheist I would still be pointing up to the sky saying - Mmmm? Well I don't know, but I say that there's something up there even if I do not at present know what it is, or what to call it!

Because that is the Open-minded attitude and approach to this profound subject!

It is just not intelligent to have a closed mind!

The Universe goes on into eternity ! it is all out there just waiting for you! And what! You don't think that there is something out there? Some amazing design, or designer?

Generally speaking -

No atheists really unless you are really dumb.

Actually atheist are all in physical and spiritual danger-

*I can't understand you atheists at all! You are about to be Raped and killed and run over on the Highway and roads and God is Screaming at you! I love you so so so MUCH!

Turn back!

Turn back!

Turn back!

But because they have failed to look out for the signs -

(And there are always evil portent or Signs before great disasters) NOW- you are now going to be killed hurt maimed Raped, Brutally murdered! and possibly Die Terribly just because you did not believe in the Creator, you wanted you saved, but you failed to look out for the signs in your Godlessness!

Sheer lunacy!

As I have said -

And Atheist is a Spiritually Sterile, Materialistic, Faithless, Soulless Godless Heathen!

Can you truly afford to take that kind of a chance, especially where your Life and MORE is concerned?

Really?

For Christ sake Save yourself! save your life!

Save yourself from Perdition and the Eternal darkness!

When the time comes will you be able to stand it for even a moment? Aaaaaaaaaaaa!

OMG! Where am I! OMG! There is no Escape! And what is that coming up behind Me! I can't take it anymore! I'm burning! I'm Burning! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!

Or how about being killed over and over again yet never Dying because you've already done it once! Aaaaaaaaaa!

The Creator gave you the greatest power in the Universe - A free will! A free will to choose between God/light or darkness!

Buy once the decision has been made you've made your bed! Now you've got to lie in it - but don't blame God afterwards if it wasn't what you expected!

So never never never ever say that there is no God! You are not an atheist! You are a Child of the most high GOD!

*In fact atheists are fast Asleep!

Atheists are in fact in a coma.

In fact this World is in the state that it is in solely because of atheists! They are all in a Coma!

SO- Learn the Art of becoming well Versed in the practise of BEING WIDE AWAKE!

BELIEVE AND LIVE!

*I wrote this last week - especially for Clergy who are experiencing a Crisis of Faith and for hard core atheists!


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Tippy Stein, studied Radio and TV Journalism & Psychology at Brooklyn College (1987) #fundie quora.com

If you take the red pill and go down a rabbit hole, which I do not recommend, you will find the shocking truth that, things are not the way they seem. Actually, nothing is really the way it seems. Most people do not have the time or energy to dig deep into our social mess right now. But, even if they did, the truth is so shocking that it truly sounds like fiction. Actually, I would say that it is much worse then fiction, it actually sounds crazy.

In the pre Nazi era people would also hear crazy stories of people taken out to the forest, tortured, and killed. They couldn’t and wouldn’t believe it. It was way too shocking. Until they got caught right in the middle of it, and it was too late to get out. Right now, there is nowhere to go and nowhere to hide, so not knowing what is going on is sometimes better for peace of mind and the ability to just live your life.

Could something like the Handmaides Tale actually happen? It is already happening. But did you ever hear this quote? “Not one witch was ever killed in Salem” If you never heard it before, well now you did because it is true.

The rituals, and rites and cruelty, and pure evil portrayed in this show is exactly what the Lucifer, Satanic, and other black cultures do. Not one character in this show has any redeeming factors. They are either pure victims or pure victimizers. Since I am an empath it makes it very difficult for me to watch, and yet they suck me into it because it is done really well. The characters are compelling (on the dark side) and the story always leaves you hungry for more. I keep waiting for something good to happen, but in reality what are the odds Hollywood would do that?

If you have seen “Eyes Wide Shut” they describe one such ritual of some sort of Satanic order. They wear the same robes used in the Handmaides Tale. They abuse sex and dehumanize it in any way possible. They are cruel and have no problem killing people without blinking an eye.

The movies that Hollywood is presenting as ‘fiction’ have a basis in reality. Ask yourself, why does Hollywood have no shows with strong great character who display great qualities like loyalty, love, compassion, and other loving attributes? People are thirsty for it, and would line the streets to see it. But it is not what they want to promote right now.

Right now, Hollywood, mainstream media, left wing politicians, and maybe more organizations that I can’t think of. But, they all promote murder, mayhem, and a living hell on earth. What you should ask yourself is What are they trying to tell us? and where do I want to stand.

What is even more disturbing in the Handmaiden’s Tale is the insinuation that this kind of intolerance is coming from the Christian right, when nothing could be further from the truth. Remember; “Not one witch was burned in Salem”

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Tom Kidd #fundie quora.com

All who reject the Salvation provided by Jesus Christ by His sacrifice will perish. Hell in this regard is eternal death. I have searched the Scriptures since I was very young and now am at my 67Th. year. I have learned that the lost will not suffer forever. Also I have come to understand that that the Almighty Loving Creator will only judge us by what we actually know and understand. His righteous judgment will not in any way be based upon what mankind might say about one another unless man speaks His truth found in His revealed written Word. Psalms 138:2b; “He has magnified His word above all His name.” “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear My words and believe not, I judge him not, I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath one that judgeth him; THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY.” (John 12:46–48). At His second coming, He is coming as the JUDGE OF ALL. “Behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of Salvation.” (2nd. Corinthians 6:2b) His day of Salvation is soon coming to an abrupt end.

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Anonymous Coward #fundie quora.com

If we depend solely on God, do his will, obey him and follow what he teaches us to become righteous, did you know that he would cure any stages of aids for you, cancer or any other deadly diseases you may have that doctors simply can not cure?

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Ted Jackson #fundie quora.com

“Are atheists more intelligent than believers?”

Actually, the evidence is that atheists are less intelligent than believers. Refusing to believe something does not require brains. True: doubting is an activity of intelligence, but very few atheists ever doubt anything. They simply withhold belief — which is not an activity at all, and not indicative of intelligence.

Refusing to believe, on its own, is connected with the stubbornness of the mule. Refusing to believe something, withholding belief, is not a behavior connected to rationality. Again: actively doubting and questioning is the behavior of intelligence. But atheists do not generally do this. They simply withhold belief — a behavior that does not require even understanding.

There are people who are deeply perplexed and questioning of dogma of all kinds. They actively question and examine all views, including their own. But these are not atheists or theists. These are agnostics. (And don’t give me any “agnostic atheist” B.S.)

One can very clearly see, using Quora as an example, that atheists are not a deeply rational lot, not very curious, not very inquiring. They are not investigators, worriers, skeptics. They are not analytical. They are not skeptical. They do not question. They are simply “withhold belief.” That, and ridicule others who don’t withhold belief.

And skepticism, questioning, analysis, wonder, as mental characteristics, are some of the signs of a truly intelligent person. And those characteristics are much more common among religious people, who, wrong or right, are deeply concerned with life and death issues. That fact alone justifies an inference that god believers are more intelligent than so-called “atheists.”

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Reagan Rayford, Just another layperson #fundie quora.com

You think atheists are more rational?

I think atheists are making irrational choices:

Atheists choose to believe life sprung out of nothing. We can’t even create life in science lab from nothing.

Atheists choose to believe the perfect temperature, the balance of seasons, and the gravitational pull of this earth are all coincidence.

When hearing of people telling of meeting others in heaven briefly in a near-death experience, atheists choose to believe all those people are lying… in a similar manner… even children.

Atheists have heard Christians say “we are all sinners who need a Savior from our sins.” Then when they see a Christian fall and sin, they say “I will not become a hypocrite like those Christians who sin.” Your question says atheists are rational, but here, they forget the definition of all. We are all sinners.

I find it irrational that atheists can believe history while reading a history book (granted, they likely have an open mind while reading this), yet, they don’t spend time reading the Gospel (and would likely approach them with a closed mind). Shouldn’t a rational person accept accounts of Genghis Khan and Jesus with similar respect for historical records?

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Frederick Young, former Outside Plant and FIOS Planning Engineer #fundie quora.com

The people who hate Trump hate everything and everyone who doesn't agree with them. They even hate themselves. They are descendants of Cain, who's entire lives are made up of what they hate. Hate lives within them and will never let them go free. The devil controls their every thought and emotion. The worst part is that they accuse others of who they actually are. It's 90% media driven. They attacked a 16 years old child, because he was wearing a MAGA cap. A Trump hater created and innocent and blamed it on Trump followers. A Trump hater sucker punches an innocent man in the face solely because he hates Trump. The Trump haters are the bullies who are crying that they are the victims, when they are actually the perpetrators of hate.

When you stop and seriously analyze our entire situation here in this country and the world, using logic, you'll soon come to the conclusion that we're much better off than we were just two short years ago. Millions fewer people on government assistance. Millions more people with jobs, Million more people getting raises, and fewer incidents of falsely created hatred incidents such as what happened in Ferguson, Baltimore and multiple burning of cars buildings and smashing windows such as at Berkeley. The last administration was the instigators of those types of hateful demonstrations. Slowly but surely people are seeing the differences and are waking up and realizing they were the haters and didn't even know why. These people stand out in a crowd as they're the ones who are smiling, rejoicing and who are thankful for what they have instead of complaining about what they don't have and think is better for some reason. You must feel sorry for the haters.

I could list 100s of things we should be thankful for and rejoicing instead of wasting their time hating. Negotiations with North Korea, our embassy move in Israel, the economy, fair trade agreements, taking China to task for unfair trade and theft of technology. The list goes on and on. After 8 years of tyranny and hate we’re slowly recovering from the damages, both here in this country and overseas, as well

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Shawn Hornby #fundie quora.com

God is Justice. He punishes anyone who declares their own subjective, humanistic standards higher than His own. There is no cruelty in Justice. The unjust suffer rightfully for their own evil. Man has been evil and cruel to each other since Adam decided that his own declaration of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.

God is Love and Good. All acts of goodness, kindness and love are expressions of God. God is the Standard of all those things. Loving our neighbors produces them as the fruit and the Spirit of God's Law. When man arbitrarily twists, neglects or transgresses the Law of Love towards God and our neighbors, only suffering, cruelty ans meanness results.

God is Wisdom. It is wise to obey God who knows all things. Only a fool sets himself up for a beatdown. We have seen so many examples of fools on Youtube who we feel are unloving, mean and cruel to others and get what they deserve in the end. Are we going to blame the instruments of Justice, Goodness, Wisdom and Love as being mean and cruel? Certainly not! Justice was met and it was good and the very expression of Love.

Humanism creates religion and ideologies counter to God's Law and it is the height of arrogance and ignorance to label God evil and cruel when the author of all that is evil and cruel is in fact, man himself!

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Nathan Ketsdever, lifelong theological questioner, writer, & arm chair philosopher #fundie quora.com

(In response to the question: "How can you believe in a god who is supernatural when there is a 90% chance that he doesn’t exist?")

Your numbers numbers are grounded in nothing. But I’ll point to numbers and ground them in some kind of reality.

I would say its 99% to near 100% that Jesus lived. Bart Ehrman would probably come close to agreeing with me on that one. Ehrman says the alternative theories are conspiracy theory rather than a fair and balanced approach to academic and informed history. (not to mention the extra-Biblical proof of Jesus’ existence)

I would say its 99% to near !00% that a spiritual being or Designer/Creator God created the world. Even atheists admit that the Big Bang, the creation of organic, Evolution, and the human mind all are miraculous or near miraculous events.

(You might remember the quote about someone “monkeying” with reality to get it right, but there are a number of similar quotes from agnostic and atheistic scientists, not to mention dozens of Christian and otherwise religious scientists)

The overlap of those two truths is the nexus of reality.

I could go on…..

If there are no spiritual beings and no divinity and we aren’t spiritual beings there is zero naturalistic basis for freedom, rationality, truth, human dignity, meaning, purpose, or ethics. Also, mind, conscience, and consciousness tend to loose their grounding, not to mention identity and personality lose their grounding as well.

Everything in a world of “we’re just colliding chemistry and physics” means jack squat. Its a philosophy of absolute nothingness that ends in nihilism and dehumanization. Its a philosophical dead end. You cant’ get something akin to the US Constitution from such a philosophy. Only by looking at the ideas of natural law and the Imagio Dei (made in the Image of God).

That means naturalism is a dead end for a philosophical, value, and ethical basis of our political and personal values. It can’t find the underlying value of humans. When you say “ we’re all just atoms” without acknowledging the larger realities of human personality and identity which naturalism fundamentally denies, silences, or erases you stack the deck in favor of a dehumanized and utterly stripped down view of man and women (bare bones).

No wonder survival and sex—rather than a robust understanding of human desire and emotion is the end result.

Or lets look at how the values of Jesus Christ could pretty much end every conflict on the planet and the very roots of those conflicts in less than 2 seconds. (envy, pride, ego, are all idols that Christ as a person calls into question, and are the root cause of conflict and the vast majority of the problems of the world). But people are too interested in ego to step back and see the healing transformation that would instantly occur if we actually gave those values a try.

For more on why naturalism is a poor basis for rights and ethics, I suggest reading this post which details some of the history of this philosophy in ethics: Nathan Ketsdever's answer to What are some philosophers who have argued in favor of morality being tied to religion, and some who have argued against that?

This is the next logical read after that, as it demonstrates the contrast between the two viewpoints: If the Bible was used to control people by the government, what would it be doing to the people?

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Tom Heck, BS Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1991) #fundie quora.com

If you are an atheist, when you die, what would make you think that you would end up in heaven? That is ludicrous. Would you want to suddenly spend years with someone whom for most of your life you have never talked to, ignored, and even denied their existence? Well, as an atheist, that is how you have been acting towards God, so when you die, you will realize how dreadful that you have acted towards the all loving and caring God.

At the time of death you will of course believe in God, and at the same time feel such a dreadful shame that you will not want to face Him. It is you who will actually banish yourself from His presence. Since God dwells in Heaven, you will choose the opposing dwelling place, which is Hell. Of course God will sentence you to that place, but it will be what you have sought all your life, to be out of God’s presence, so it will be only natural for you to want to continue in that manner despite the dire circumstances.

Of course most atheists, though they want to pretend that they are just as moral and upstanding as any Christian, in most instances have some underlying depravity that does not jive with recognizing that there is a Supreme Being that has set in place certain laws which all men are bound to follow, so there will of course be the other physical punishments that will be part of the Hell that you as an atheist will have chosen.

Of course God gave you a free will, and also an inherent ability to know that there must be a God from the beauty and order observed in nature and the universe. Using Evolution as a crux for trying to deny a Creator is not ever able to be totally convincing for anyone. But as long as you still have life, you are free to use that free will to change the road that you are following on your way to Hell. Hopefully you will at some point make that necessary change before it is over. The choice though is entirely yours.

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Patrice Padilla #fundie quora.com

I Am Alive As The Physical Embodiment of YAHUA; Created In The Image of YAHUA/YAHSHUA…Alive In My Physical (Flesh) Body, As a Testimony…To Magnify & Glorify HIS Holiness, HalleLuYAH & After, Transferring To My Spiritual, InCorruptible Body, I Am Alive, Eternally In The Spirit, As A Representative & Testament… I Am Proof of GOD’S Eternal, Power, That NEVER dies HalleluYAH

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Alex Neuenfeld #fundie quora.com

Jesus loves you, but he will not make sex with you. There is no sex in heaven. You will have to live your eternal life without sex. If you want sex you are a sinner and you will go to hell.

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Kyo Slovakia #racist quora.com

[Why does Björk look Asian?]

Many Icelanders have smaller than average eyes, this does not mean that they have any relations to asians. I’ve seen Europeans who have light brownish skin but at the same time have blue eyes and blonde hair. Their dark skin is not evidence of African or some non-European decent, and in fact their DNA analysis shows that they are fully European. These abnormal characters can occur in Europeans also, because nature makes mistakes in DNA translation and transcription. In the case of Bjork, the proteins around her eyes didn’t form fully, for whatever reason, hence why she looks “asian” to the untrained eye.

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Anonymous #conspiracy quora.com

(In response to "Has anyone lost something big via the Mandela Effect?")

I am going anonymous on this one; I don’t want people I know thinking I am crazy. My experience isn’t as big as your question is asking, but I believe it is bigger than average. This might take a bit to sort out the multiple levels of a Mandela effect…

In my senior year of high school, we watched a movie: Of Mice and Men. This was based on the classic novel of John Steinbeck. This movie starred Bill Fagerbakke (playing Lennie) and Gary Sinise (playing George). Most people know the name “Sinise,” but they might not remember Fagerbakke. Fagerbakke is perhaps best known for his role on television show Coach. He played the role of the aging “dumb jock” that could never graduate, and sort of transitioned into a member of the football staff. Fagerbakke is on the far right in the picture below.

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When I watched this movie for the first time in my senior class, I remember thinking that Fagerbakke was the perfect actor to play the role of Lennie; Lennie is a mentally challenged character in the Steinbeck classic. If you can imagine, Fagerbakke looked similar to an overgrown Dennis the Menace with his blond hair, and wearing the old blue jean overalls. In fact, this movie was such a hit, that Fagerbakke and Sinise would work together again a few years later in a movie of Stephen King’s The Stand. Once again, Fagerbakke played a mentally challenged character. Further, Of Mice and Men was obviously an inspiration landing him this next role. In fact, he even wore blue jean overalls in this movie as well. From The Stand, Fagerbakke is pictured to the right, below.

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Now, the weirdness begins:

In 1994 or 1995, my wife and I watched Of Mice and Men together. She would often pick up movies on her way home and we would watch them together. I was excited to watch the movie and I told her how much I enjoyed watching it again and that we had also watched it my senior year of high school. Here is the first problem: She reminded me that I had graduated high school in 1988 and that this movie was released in 1992. I said, “But that isn’t possible!” You can imagine the long conversation we had over that. It bothered me, but what could I do? Reading the box, it CLEARLY stated 1992. How could I have watched something four years prior to it being released? Of course, there was nothing I could do, and there was nothing to be done; I simply had to let it go. On a lighter note, we both at least had a lengthy discussion about how Fagerbakke was perfect for the role because of his acting on Coach.

So, this little incident had bothered me for many years. From time to time over the years, the conversation would come up again. I was always lightheartedly dismissed as “mistaken.” More recently though, I hadn’t thought about this incident for many years. But then “The Mandela Effect” had been gaining in popularity. I had dismissed it as a common psychological phenomenon. In my opinion, it is intuitive that most people wouldn’t notice C3PO’s subtle silver leg, a wrong quote from Star Wars, an unusual spelling, etc. Taking The Mandela Effect seriously was something I judged as silly. Regardless, it was at least interesting to read about, but not something I would take seriously.

A couple of nights ago, I was reading more about The Mandela Effect, and I suddenly remembered the “Of Mice and Men incident.” I was still disturbed by watching a movie in 1988 that came out in 1992. Being curious, I decided to do some googling and I was VERY surprised at what I found:

The movie doesn’t exist! Everything I have written above, every high school memory, didn’t happen! Further, the discussion I had with my wife about how Fagerbakke was perfect for the role never happened! Oh, there WAS a movie! It DID come out in 1992! Gary Sinise WAS in it. But, Fagerbakke wasn’t in it!

Let me repeat that. Fagerbakke WASN’T in the MOVIE! John Malcovich played the role of Lenny! Sinese and Malcovich are pictured below.

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Let all of this sink in: Me watching the movie in high school in ’88 with Fagerbakke never happened. Talking with my wife in ’94 or ’95 about Fagerbakke’s acting while also misremembering a ’92 movie never happened. Numerous conversations through the years about misremembering the YEAR certainly happened, yet numerous conversations through the years of Fagerbakke’s never happened!

Further, I also discovered that the show Coach didn’t come out until 1989.

But I was there! I “know” what I remember! Or do I?

In my opinion, any ONE of these events is disturbing. But the collection of them all together! The MULTIPLE conversations through the years about it!

I tend to believe that there is something to learn here. I think it may be more a symptom of how our minds really work, how SERIOUSLY unreliable memory can truly be, and far LESS of any evidence for some paranormal or superordinary phenomenon. But the jury is still out, and I am still disturbed by it.

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Sean Thomas, been a Christian all of my adult life #fundie quora.com

(in response to: Christians believe you go to heaven or hell. Then how come psychics are able to talk to dead people who were not Christians and they say they are in a good place?)

Because most “psychics” are frauds that have been taught a variety of strategies for getting you to give away details without realizing it, that they then capitalize on to amaze you.

A single semester of Psychology 101 will have you seeing through those tricks.

The small fraction that are legitimate sorcerers are communing with demons, not dead people, and you should stay well away from such people.

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Nathan Ketsdever, Passionate about Critical Thinking & Philosophy #fundie quora.com

“Rationality” as explained on the internetz. One has to understand the opportunity cost of such a view of both rationality and skepticism. No one is being skeptical of skepticism. No one is doubting their doubt. Thats foundational to the theory—if you take it seriously.
Postmodern type deconstruction that doesn’t realize its eaten itself. That is to say its self-contradictory.
The inability to see the limits of skepticism. Skeptics throughout the ages have been faulted for being academic and ivory tower. For instance, Harris’ suggesting life is deterministic, but living like free will (and presumably human dignity, justice, and rights) are real things. Thats a fundamental cognitive dissonance of the highest order.

The assumption that things one can’t see aren’t true, even though one can see and in fact daily rely on their existence is absurd.

The same logic applied to Gravity, Friction, or other forces would be thrown out and this assertion should be thrown out too.

Not to mention, materialism and physicalism fail to understand the human personality fully. Life is more than skin and bones. Life is more than biology, chemistry, and physics. Otherwise, libraries and bookstores would be half their size.

Anyone who thinks Descartes is the kind of skeptic that skepticism that exists on the internet. Descartes deconstructed and re-constructed. There isn’t much of an element of understanding the necessity of re-constructing so we can live our daily lives and survive. Descartes used skepticism precisely to push knowledge and civilization forward—I think therefore I am—helped the cause of pointing to identity rather than navel gazing and ivory tower. Descartes used skepticism to bring extreme forms of skepticism to bear. That is to say Descartes form of skepticism is exactly the opposite in orientation as internet skepticism or modern day skepticism.

If rationality was as reductive as internet skeptics proclaim, we would all be Ayn Rand. The thing is Aristotle viewed logic and rationality through a different lens. And it’s precisely this lens that is the foundation of the Western legal tradition. Reductive forms of logic lost. It not rationality, but reductive rationality, and thats a whole different ball of wax my friend.

The evidence for God is everywhere…you just have to pay attention.

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Charles A. Veilleux, B.A., B.Sc. B.Sc.A Materials Science and Engineering, Université Laval, Québec (1961) #fundie quora.com

Very short question and a very long trip for answer. You know that you are born in the Christ Michael kingdom. A creator son (there are 700,000 of them). First after death, one part of you, your thought Ajuster this divine part that you have received at about 5.5 years old at your first moral act will leave you and joints HIs Father God for a while, Your other part, your immortal soul that has developed with the help of your thought adjuster will be transported to the system universe created by your Christ Michael where you are going to be reassembled with you Thought adjuster, (resurrected) instructed, and trained. On there you will believe that you are already on Paradise because you will find that there are 10 categories of life compared to two on earth (vegetable and animal) moreover you will find that the periodic table of elements is now 200 instead of 100 on earth. Everything is beauty. nicer and nicer. You live on architectural spheres created by our Christ, After instructions on 8 of those spheres you are going to be transported to the capital of this local system (Jerusem), After a long stay there you are going to be transported to one of the 100 constellations created by Michel where you are going to be schooled and trained on 771 spheres, Being graduated from the constellation you are going to be transported to the capital of the kingdom of Christ where you are going to be trained and instructed on additional 491 spheres, Remark here that each time you were transported on a new sphere you were given a new body to better fit your new intellect. On or around this capital there are now 500 elements this imply much more beauty, Before leaving the kingdom of Christ you are going to graduate as first stage spirit, 6 more to conquer. Then you will be transported to one of the minor sector of the milky way, then on one of the 10 major sector of the Milky Way to find more instructions and training then comes the capital of the Milky Way with 800 elements and 491 spheres where to learn and be trained.

Then come the very long transport towards 1 billion spheres circling around paradise in seven circuits, each of them with 1000 elements, imagine the beauty. unfortunately you will have to learn and be trained on each of them. You will finally reach the last one as a 6 stage spirit before being transported for the last time to paradise. You do not perceive time during those transports .When you awake in Paradise you will stay awake up for eternity.

Why all this training? on earth you learn to be either a doctor an engineer or an accountant

now you have learned to be a son of God, After your long stay on Paradise. You will be graduated as a 7th stage spirit before departing for somewhere in the universe to instruct and train the new inhabitants, As you see God need you he need us to grow up His universe.

We were told go and multiply yourself exactly for this reason.

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Dieter Neth, Converted to Catholicism being almost middle age. #fundie quora.com

One might just start a prayer:

Please Lord, throw some brains down here…. Atheists are trying to be smart again here on Quora.

How do YOU know that the Earth is round?

Yes, right. You have heard a teacher TALK about it being round and you trusted your teacher to tell you the truth.

The title of Jesus is “Rabbi”. That comes up a few times in the Bible. That word means “teacher”.

So the Apostles may have heard the story about Jesus being tempted by the devil in the wilderness from Jesus himself. After all, they were hanging out together for 3 years straight and had ample time to talk. No stupid users needing smartphones back then to seem intelligent. And the trusted their teacher.

So the apostles heard about these details from Jesus and then told Matthew, Mark and Luke and probably a whole bunch of other folks as well.

I can still reproduce to great detail my story how I have met my wife, and that was almost 30 years ago. I do not claim to be smarter or to have better memory than any author from biblical times. If I can remember things like that, anyone could. The experience at hand only needs to cause a great enough impact on you and you remember it for life.

And this is Jesus after all. He should be able to remember a few things. After all, this incident in the wilderness was some 40 days before His entrance into Jerusalem. They had some 6 days together before Jesus got crucified - enough to talk about these “details”, with His Apostles, maybe during Last Supper.

Of course, these days people do not talk to each other anymore about meaningful things during supper, thanks to…… “smart” phones. And they assume that people have always been som limited throughout history. There is nothing supernatural or miraculous about sharing and remembering a story and then write it down a few decades later.

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Milan Woodson, 27 years as an ordained minister #fundie quora.com

Yes I have. A real witch was sent after me and cursed me with a spell. She sealed a bad spirit in me. You see, I am a servant of God with special privileges and a special relationship with God. I also have a destiny to fulfill. Don't get me wrong, I am an average person. It is my relationship and situation that is special, but my situation is also one of a kind. It is a situation that happens once in a lifetime, if ever for anyone. The impossible has to be a accomplished against impossible odds.

There has been a challenge between good and bad spirits for my soul. God has allowed this to happen as a challenge. I have to overcome before the return of Christ which is not to long from now, within a decade.

The curse at times affects my brain, heart and hormones beyond my control. This most often happens without any conscious thoughts and feelings of my own.

It takes a lot of inner strength to regain control of its affect on me. Usually I gain control within minutes, but there are times when it takes longer. The spirit inside me is here to make me fail in reaching my destiny. It is trying to corrupt me from within and to get me to do things, my God forbids, of my own will, deliberately. If it succeeds in corrupting me I will loose everything with which God is waiting to bless me. It also can and will take over my soul and destroy me if I sin and fail. Then God will have to choose someone else in my place because of my failure. You see God and it knows that without it within me it would not even be nearly possible to corrupt me from outside myself through what I see, hear or through temptation by people because of my love for God and his ways, my hatred for sin, and my inner strength of character.

It is powerful enough to make me do what is forbidden but God would still be with me because he knows it will have forced me from within. So it tries to make me want to do something seriously sinful on my own so that I will do it of my own free will so as to loose my favor and inheritance from God. I can only obtain my inheritance by overcoming, breaking the spell. I keep my mind and heart, thinking and emotions clean so that I do not become overcome by any temptations from outside myself while the spirit from within myself influences me at times. God knows how much I hate seriously sinful behavior. So temptations turn me off grossly, and may annoy and irritate me. But I try not to show it in my face, expressions or actions before those who enjoy such behavior. I try not to offend those who feel such behavior is normal and natural before God. We live in a world where people have grown up where sinful practices are the norm. People are obsessed with certain sins. They often or consistently talk, gesture and joke about sinful things. I avoid and ignore it as much as possible. The bad spirit at times will come out of dormancy within me when I am around such behavior or talk to manipulate me. But I always evade and resist it to regain control. God strengthens me afterwards whenever it saps too much of my inner strength and resolve, it can also at times lower my inhibitions.

Each time the opportunity to break the spell arises the bad spirit within and all those outside myself interfere through people by manipulating their minds and hearts to interfere by their words, conduct and attitude beyond or below their sense of awareness. Also sometimes, to frighten someone away from me the spirit will cause such a hormonal reaction within me, mostly tingling, which ranges from mild to extreme uneasiness orcdiscomfort, and somehow (probably by the Ouija to) frighten the other person. In a way it is saying: “Boo!” It especially does this when I meet a real potential for breaking the spell. Yet I have to somehow overcome this as well to succeed. I have failed every time since it started. But I must keep on going until the next opportunity that God directs me. If his holy spirit within me does not move me I often do not act but just wait for an indication of when I should act. Sometimes I act on my own to make something happen though. But I have more complete confidence in a choice when God directs me, even if my imperfect thinking may get in the way temporarily. According to the rules of challenge God cannot do it for me but can only assist me to certain degree and bless me with success once the right conditions and circumstance is achieved. I have to overcome in faith on my own. What God does do is protect me from bad people who want to do me harm. People are responding from what the bad spirits are doing to attract negative attention to me. People are helping and on the side of bad spirits and most do not know it when opposing me. Yet, I have to do what I have to do to break free despite what others think. At the same time I have to balance doing what God directs me to do with not fully disregarding nor fully encroaching upon the rights and feelings of others. God's will is paramount but the will of others should not be completely dismissed. God also, at times quickens (:imparts power to) me with holy spirit. He keeps my spirits up.

My situation often looks as if I am in danger, which is allowed by God, but it is those who think they can harm me that are in danger without knowing it. You see, God and all his angels are watching and listening to all those who are in earned with what is happening. Because the angels simply in practical ways recent them, without causing them harm or death they continue to try to harm me thinking no one nor anything can or will stop them. They feel that they are not in danger but I am. Heaven and I know the danger they are in with God. There is only one true God. Those who want to play God will sooner or later face the consequences of playing God. Interfering in the divine will lead to consequences. The results of meddling will be that no one, nothing in the universe, nor any army could prevent the consequences that will insue, however mild or detrimental they may turn out to be as determined by the degree of motive and actions attempted. Erring on the side of caution is the wisest course.

You might ask, why would God allow such a thing. Well, we were all created by God and given life by him. We were created for him and we should want to do whatever he asks. Besides God knows each person better than they know themselves. It is bad angelic spirits that pose the challenge. If God allows some extreme challenge upon a servant of his he knows that he or she can handle it with his help and eventually come off victorious no matter the odds. With God all things are possible. So if God allows this to happen obviously he knows the character of that particular servant is strong enough to handle it and he will give his holy spirit to ensure that his servant can, when and where he or she lacks strength.

It is always for his glory and our own good and future. God always blesses the faithful generously. Often such blessing are unimaginable and unforseen. Look at how God blessed Joseph and Job. Their life story is even recorded in history. We can read and many have read about them over some 3,500 years later.