So what's not to like

Is there a God? If so, what is She like?

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So what's not to like

Post by David Smudge » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm

Jesus _ So what's not to like?

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Sculptor » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:28 pm

Out of date
Mythical status
Collection of falsehood
Otherwise no too bad a hippy.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Walker » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:45 pm

David Smudge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Jesus _ So what's not to like?
Martyrdom.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Lacewing » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36 pm

Potentially...

Fanaticism
Blatant behavioral choices that targeted him for crucifiction
Believing in a god who was not really there for him

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Nick_A » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:25 am

David Smudge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Jesus _ So what's not to like?
Anyone who threatens the supremacy of the Great Beast - the one true god of the state, simply cannot be tolerated much less liked by those in power. The punishment is death in the eyes of the Beast

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Dubious » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:05 am

As a Jew he liked Jews; he didn't like gentiles. Thought they were the great beast! :lol:

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:33 am

I'm sure he was a nice person, if he ever existed. It's kristians who are the problem.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Walker » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:47 am

Worldwide persecution of Christians is attempting to eliminate your problem.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Walker » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:14 am

Lacewing wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Potentially...

Fanaticism
Blatant behavioral choices that targeted him for crucifiction
Believing in a god who was not really there for him
Asserting that Christ was a believer is a huge, unwarrented assumption.  The underlying principle of Christianity is eternal life, not an eternal and unchanging mortality. 

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Atla » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 am

David Smudge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Jesus _ So what's not to like?
His teachings of love and conscience did make the world a better place.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Dontaskme » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 am

Lacewing wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Potentially...

Fanaticism
Blatant behavioral choices that targeted him for crucifiction
Believing in a god who was not really there for him
Or he could have been believing in a personified separate presence that was not really there.

There was never any sacrifice since being present was all that could be known to be just a dream anyway, and so any fear of death would have been totally diminished.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Lacewing » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:35 pm

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 am
Lacewing wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Believing in a god who was not really there for him
Or he could have been believing in a personified separate presence that was not really there.

There was never any sacrifice since being present was all that could be known to be just a dream anyway, and so any fear of death would have been totally diminished.
My response was based on what has been written about him in the Bible. Apparently he felt that his Father deserted him -- he asked "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" And apparently he also begged his god to not go through with the plan that would result in his death.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Nick_A » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:23 pm

Lacewing
My response was based on what has been written about him in the Bible. Apparently he felt that his Father deserted him -- he asked "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" And apparently he also begged his god to not go through with the plan that would result in his death.
A good example of the inability of the secular to understand the sacred and why esoteric Christianity must be an oral tradition in order to retain its value..

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by uwot » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:18 pm

David Smudge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Jesus _ So what's not to like?
Original sin. The idea that babies are guilty, just for being born, and have to surrender their critical faculties the moment they acquire them, to be pardoned for what someone who listened to a talking snake did. The punishment for not doing so being eternal torture. That your weaknesses can be absolved by the torture and murder of another human being. In short, Christianity.

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Re: So what's not to like

Post by Immanuel Can » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:50 pm

David Smudge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Jesus _ So what's not to like?
"Like"? Was His concern ever to make Himself merely "likeable"? "Unobjectionable," maybe? A matter of neutrality and indifference, perhaps? :shock:

Hardly that!

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