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Eternal Lotharia
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:13 pm

The New California Republic wrote:

Eternal Lotharia wrote:What separates my God from yours is that he's mine. I no share. :p

Have you created your own deity?

Nein.

Christian.

But I no share.

>: c

*Proceeds to hog the cross and Jesus*
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Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:46 am

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:


Have you created your own deity?

Nein.

Christian.

But I no share.

>: c

*Proceeds to hog the cross and Jesus*

That's okay. I can still have the Father and Holy Spirit
**yanks them away from you whilst you're preoccupied by crusifixes**
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Postby Korhal IVV » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:49 am

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:


Have you created your own deity?

Nein.

Christian.

But I no share.

>: c

*Proceeds to hog the cross and Jesus*

*does nothing as God is omnipresent*
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Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:01 am

Korhal IVV wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Nein.

Christian.

But I no share.

>: c

*Proceeds to hog the cross and Jesus*

*does nothing as God is omnipresent*

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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Korhal IVV wrote:*does nothing as God is omnipresent*

Image

Sick burn.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:11 am

The New California Republic wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:Image

Sick burn.

Cheers, I guess
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definition
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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:59 am

The Foxes Swamp wrote:definition

Hm? The definition of god? In what respects?
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Postby The Foxes Swamp » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:03 am

The New California Republic wrote:
The Foxes Swamp wrote:definition

Hm? The definition of god? In what respects?



what is god?
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Postby Dogmeat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 am

The Foxes Swamp wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:Hm? The definition of god? In what respects?



what is god?

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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:18 pm

Australian rePublic wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Nein.

Christian.

But I no share.

>: c

*Proceeds to hog the cross and Jesus*

That's okay. I can still have the Father and Holy Spirit
**yanks them away from you whilst you're preoccupied by crusifixes**


Yeah, the chess playing grandpa who barely knows how to play chess and the holy spirit who thinks it's funny to throw eggs at everybody and fart.


I get the guy who makes free food.


Profit.
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Postby Kowani » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:That's okay. I can still have the Father and Holy Spirit
**yanks them away from you whilst you're preoccupied by crusifixes**


Yeah, the chess playing grandpa who barely knows how to play chess and the holy spirit who thinks it's funny to throw eggs at everybody and fart.


I get the guy who makes free food.


Profit.

Not just free food, but free wine.
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Postby Lanorth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:31 pm

I don't believe in God. I am a Buddhist. I don't know why I feel the need to let everyone know. I don't know why I am posting this.
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Postby Psukhe » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:03 pm

Lanorth wrote:I don't believe in God. I am a Buddhist. I don't know why I feel the need to let everyone know. I don't know why I am posting this.

Does anyone actually know why anyone does absolutely anything? It's all conjecture based on what could be erroneous perception.

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Postby Hanafuridake » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm

The New California Republic wrote:
Hanafuridake wrote:There is much debate over whether the Buddha can be considered God, I think that it would be best to say that the Buddhas are their own class of religious being which overlaps in some areas with the Western notion of Godhood, but differs in others. A major difference between the Buddha and the Christian God (and why the two religions are incompatible) is that the Buddha is not a Creator God and specifically rejects the concept of a being creating this universe. Another major difference is that in Christian theology, God exists, while notions such as exists, doesn't exist, neither exists nor doesn't exist, don't apply to the Tathāgata.

Having attained nirvāṇa and before he ultimately attained parinirvāṇa, Buddha refers to himself as Tathāgata as you said, so "beyond the transitory"; but what that exactly means in relation to whether he continues to exist after parinirvāṇa, and the precise "form" of that existence, is unclear.


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Postby Hardholm » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:08 pm

The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:38 pm

Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.


Nonsense. Quite a few pagan religions also base your fate after death purely on the whims of deities, regardless of your deeds. Your flavour of Christianity is not unique in that.
People do however tend to consider this "unfair" and therefor make up stories like "dying in glorious combat gives a better afterlife", "being a bad person sends you to hell" and so on. That is hubris, certainly, but human.
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Postby Mystic Warriors » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:46 pm

Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.




Nothing you said is true. In Christianity you can earn your way, and Islam worships the same GOD and has the same basic stories.
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Postby Mystic Warriors » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:47 pm

The Alma Mater wrote:
Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.


Nonsense. Quite a few pagan religions also base your fate after death purely on the whims of deities, regardless of your deeds. Your flavour of Christianity is not unique in that.
People do however tend to consider this "unfair" and therefor make up stories like "dying in glorious combat gives a better afterlife", "being a bad person sends you to hell" and so on. That is hubris, certainly, but human.



Being a bad person will send you to hell.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:57 pm

Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.

Sure. If you disregard the two largest denominations- Catholicism and Orthodoxy
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:59 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.

Sure. If you disregard the two largest denominations- Catholicism and Orthodoxy

Which he does not consider "correct" forms of christianity considering his belief in predestination.
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Postby Korhal IVV » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:20 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Hardholm wrote:The primary separation of (an accurate) interpretation of Christianity from the rest of all religions is as follows.

Heaven/paradise/a good outcome in general is achieved not through ones own actions but by the grace of God. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other religions that I am aware of maintain a basic concept of earning your way to a good result of afterlife.

Christians are entirely incapable of earning heaven or even initiating the process of salvation. It is entirely up to God through the Holy Spirit to approach and convict us to lead us toward salvation.

In this way, Christianity is unlike any other religion.

Sure. If you disregard the two largest denominations- Catholicism and Orthodoxy

Some verses are extremely explicit in supporting th doctrines of grace though.
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