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by Greatest I am
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 17089

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

ReliStuPhD wrote:
Greatest I am wrote:I am a Canadian Franglais and do speak strangely sometimes.

Regards
DL
That's good to know. I'll know to double-check in the future. :)
Thanks. I tend to use too many commas and confuse even myself.

Regards
DL
by Greatest I am
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 17089

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

"As far as I can tell, you're arguing for some sort of hedonist morality (there are no desires that would be sins were one to act on them)." Get the quote that you think show this foolishness. Regards DL I was going on "Not my list as desires are not sins," but your objection gave me reason to rere...
by Greatest I am
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 17089

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

"First, the RCC's position is not based on "human sacrifice," It is completely based on the human sacrifice of Jesus. To say that God was the one to die on the cross would be silly as we all know that God cannot die. Take Jesus' death and sacrifice out of the apostles creed and there is not Christi...
by Greatest I am
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

What else could someone be seeking when seeking God other than his laws and rules? Why, a Person, of course. Not a "big, flying guy," obviously: that would be childish. But a Supreme Entity with a consciousness, will, identity, purposes, characteristics and qualities of His own, one with Whom one c...
by Greatest I am
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

What else could someone be seeking when seeking God other than his laws and rules? Why, a Person, of course. Not a "big, flying guy," obviously: that would be childish. But a Supreme Entity with a consciousness, will, identity, purposes, characteristics and qualities of His own, one with Whom one c...
by Greatest I am
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Good logic. To get around all that I guess that most would have to define God as I do and that is just as the best set of rules to live life by. We cannot seek a real live God as he is absentee but we can analyse what some think he said, as literal or not and determine of those laws are worthy of a...
by Greatest I am
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Upon reflection, it occurs to me that the header of this post is oddly worded. Firstly, if "seeking God" has any point at all, it would only be on the assumption that God exists. Otherwise, there's no value in "seeking" what is simply not to be found, or that which to find would be inherently to su...
by Greatest I am
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Thanks buddy.

You had me thinking of just one of two (sharing) love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22QYriWAF-U

Regards
DL
by Greatest I am
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Love takes two to be true love. You cannot love all by yourself. A valentine needs a recipient. Regards DL Romantic, but untrue and unnecessary. Or do you qualify a one-sided love as something else? From my own experience, a person can love another person without that love being returned. What is t...
by Greatest I am
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

You seem to be confusing 'Love" and 'Trust', Just because you are to Love your enemies does not mean you should turn your back on them and let them do what they want. You are told to Love them but still resist when they seek to harm you, at least that's my understanding. Do you not trust your mate,...
by Greatest I am
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Take that precept, "Love your enemies." A "humble" interpretation is that it refers to *all* enemies, regardless of how opposed or why they are opposed. Humble. Pfft. A person would be rather stupid to love an enemy. We are to love and care for those who believe in reciprocity. If you love you enem...
by Greatest I am
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Take that precept, "Love your enemies." A "humble" interpretation is that it refers to *all* enemies, regardless of how opposed or why they are opposed. Humble. Pfft. A person would be rather stupid to love an enemy. We are to love and care for those who believe in reciprocity. If you love you enem...
by Greatest I am
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 17089

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

[ If importance is gauged by how many people pay attention to what he says, then the Pope has a good shot at being the most important person on the planet. If you gauge importance by what he says, that is a different story, you choose. The leader of pedophile protecting gang of liars being investig...
by Greatest I am
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

If your answer to all or any of the above is "the former," then one would have to concede that at least in some ways the world would be a better place if Jews and Christians were MORE literalistic, not less. And if that's true, then the question with which this strand starts is also, perhaps, a bit...
by Greatest I am
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?
Replies: 115
Views: 14077

Re: Was seeking God more pleasant before literalism?

Minus the needlessly emotional language, you do have a sort of point in that Constantine was not a nice man. I would also agree with you that uniting politics with religion is never a good thing. But neither is uniting atheistic ideology with politics. Yet Constantine never killed anywhere near as ...