God, real or a fabrication of people?

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Do you believe in God and the bible completly?

No
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51%
Yes
20
29%
Just God but not all of the bible.
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19%
 
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Postby parnassus » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:44 pm

Simply telling people to stop having sex isn't going to work.


It depends by what you mean by 'stop having sex'. I saw a documentary a while ago in which South African miners (who are often away from home for ten months of the year) talked about their sexual activity with prostitutes. A lot of them contracted HIV as a result of this, and then they gave it to their wives without even realising that they had the virus. No amount of contraception will do anything to help the AIDS crisis if people are still making regular visits to prostitutes. This kind of behaviour has got to stop. It isn't safe no matter whether you're using condoms or not.
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Postby mattie » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:33 pm

No amount of contraception will do anything to help the AIDS crisis if people are still making regular visits to prostitutes.


I agree with that. :)
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Postby intowiz » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:20 pm

condoms still help couples to have sex and not get pregnant. can i ask something i havnt asked yet? This post is about just the christian god right?
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Postby intowiz » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:18 pm

i was just wondering. anyway wasnt this kind of topic taken down before because it caused arguments?
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Postby intowiz » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:21 pm

haha yeah. desu are you new?
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Postby intowiz » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:52 pm

well welcome to the forum i guess. does this herald show fiery brimstone and horse at all gulp
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Postby Dan » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:56 pm

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Postby intowiz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:57 pm

dude cool pictures.haha
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:47 pm

intowiz wrote:condoms still help couples to have sex and not get pregnant. can i ask something i havnt asked yet? This post is about just the christian god right?


There is only one God. Different religions are just different ways of knowing him.
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Postby intowiz » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:16 pm

i follow the pagan goodess thats a female not a he.
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Postby intowiz » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:21 pm

also my goddess and your god are not the same we do not believe in the same god my god is not your god in a different skin.
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Postby parnassus » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:55 pm

Hello Jason,

As Christians, Esther and I don't believe that God has a gender. He is neither a she nor a he. In her Revelations of Divine Love, the fourteenth-century hermit and mystic Julian of Norwich (a Christian) referred to God as her mother. God is all-powerful and can't be limited by such things as gender.

i follow the pagan goodess thats a female not a he.


You speak as if there's only one pagan goddess. There are many goddesses described in the different pagan mythologies, most of them very different from each other. Which one do you worship? And why does she have an overt gender - does she need to reproduce?

These are questions we have to start asking ourselves when we try to pin a gender on God.

also my goddess and your god are not the same we do not believe in the same god my god is not your god in a different skin.


I don't think Esther was suggesting that God comes in different packaging, depending on people's beliefs and taste. She wrote that there is one God and many ways of approaching and understanding Him. So in her eyes the differences lie with people, and not with God.
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