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7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:04:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have a pretty unpopular thought on religion, and I'm interested to know what others think. I know I'm probably going to get some attacks on this thread, and I'm prepared for that, but be advised that what I'm about to say is not being said to try to discount any religion. That being said, I often wonder if people over-praise Jesus for dying for the world's sins. Simply put, if given the option by God to either die myself and save all of mankind forever from damnation, or to opt not to, and leave mankind to fend for themselves, I would give my life up. Even if it meant a horrific death that included torture and whipping and nails through my flesh. I hate to pull a slizer here, and I'm not saying that giving your life for the world isn't worthy of praise, but I am saying that if in the same situation, I'd have done the same. Your thoughts?
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:06:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
You are only "pulling a slizer" if you call yourself Jesus, talk to Satan directly, tell us you are leaving and then don't.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:06:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
As for what you post...well, it all depends on if you actually believe in Jesus or not. I get what you are saying, though.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:07:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/21/2006 4:06:56 PM thh wrote:
As for what you post...well, it all depends on if you actually believe in Jesus or not. I get what you are saying, though.

Let's assume Jesus did die for all the world's sins...for the sake of discussion.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:08:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
...*drools* huuuhhhhhh *brain fizzles*

I spent years in catequism(sp?) here in P.R. and um i've never heard anybody actually say that flat-out...touche spoon, touche...

I would do it in the same situation, if not it would seem greedy not to (obviously if you know what your dealing with)

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:08:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Interesting thoughts, Spoonerism. I never really thought about it quite like that before.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:10:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Then again im not a very 'devout' person...
i never go to church, don't really pray much but other than that i still believe that Jesus died for all of us, even the ones that dont believe or are confused or whatever.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:11:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't believe in religion but I would give my life for others too. It's more human nature (sometimes) than son of god.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:16:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that if I had to go on for eternity shouldering the sins of the would, then no, I wouldn't do it.

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:18:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
do you consider being jewish to be an ethnic backround or a religion?


hmmmmmmm

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:18:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think the reason that it's so special that Jesus did it (again, hypothetically assuming that he did) is because that is the whole reason that he was sent here. God gave him to the human race specifically to save it.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:18:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
To Christians, it isn't what he did that make it worth it, it was WHO he was to do that. GOd choose to be put through she pain and suffering for you, that is what they praise him about.HUmans dying for Humans in one thing, Spoon, but Gods dying for Humans, that is pretty extreme.

Would the story of the Titan Prometheus stealing fire for the Humans be more Noble had be been a human who was benifiting from the fire? Like Jesus, Prometheus had nothign to gain by pissing off the Gods, he jsut wanted to help the Human.

Of course, that is just a myth, but the consept is the same. SOmeone higher then humans putting themselves through much suffering, just to help the Humans.

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:20:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/21/2006 4:18:26 PM Savannah05 wrote:
do you consider being jewish to be an ethnic backround or a religion? hmmmmmmm

Religion.
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:20:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/21/2006 4:11:29 PM DeadFool wrote:
I don't believe in religion but I would give my life for others too. It's more human nature (sometimes) than son of god.

Never thought about it that way, makes a lot of sense.

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:24:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/21/2006 4:18:26 PM Savannah05 wrote:
do you consider being jewish to be an ethnic backround or a religion? hmmmmmmm

technically, it is both. that's why Hitler exterminated Jews, they were "an inferior race"

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:26:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
The bible is a great story. I love it. It's also the greatest written collaborative in history. Worth some merit, definitely. There are so many references to the bible in literature that reading it (the bible) is often required in certain literature courses.

Anyhow, I believe there was a man named Jesus. His mother could've been some whore for all I know, but people like snowballing (the pg13 definition) so it's huge.

A person's faith doesn't have to be as specific as a place and set of words- it's a feeling.

Ps. Why did you delete the General Forum thread?

7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:31:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/21/2006 4:26:12 PM greenandblue wrote:
Ps. Why did you delete the General Forum thread?

I put it up because this one died...then this one got a mini-resurrection, so I deleted it
7 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/21/06 - 4:35:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Okay. Just wondering.



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