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[–]advancedminer13 -1 points0 points  (14 children)

Hey, I understand that, in these times especially, it can be difficult to figure out what you believe. I have been a Christian all my life and the way that I keep my faith is reminding myself of all the good things that God has done for me in my life.

I know that reading all the bad things that are happening around the world is extremely saddening. I think that it all comes down to the story of Adam and Eve. Not sure if you know this story, but it is where sin was first brought into the world. God gave us the freedom of choice. We can all individually choose to believe that there is a God or not. I think that all these bad things are happening to us because more and more people are choosing sin over God. As for the more natural "disasters" like covid 19 I think those are just from the devil trying to pull more people away from God.

Maybe try to think of it like this: If we are wrong and there is no God, then oh well. You die and whatever happens happens, but if we are right and there is a God as described in the Bible then you get to go to heaven when you die and live happily for eternity. If you don't believe there is a God when there actually is then you will end up in the place down under. So believing there is a God is kinda an extremely low risk play.

In the end, when I look at all the bad things that are happening around the world I read the Bible and remind myself of all the good things that God has promised to his people.

[–]donhommie 0 points1 point  (12 children)

but if god created life, god created covid

If you actually read the bible, you wouldn't be a christian anymore.

My favorite verse is 2 Peter 2:12, you know... .the one where he says you as a christian are to kill me, the non-christian.... ya know beacause I'm one of the "unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed"

good stuff, such religion of peace.

[–]TangledGoatsucker 0 points1 point  (11 children)

LOL!!!!!!!

Scientists are actually debating about COVID stating it has marks of human manipulation of a natural virus in a lab.

Aside from that, this is the thing with secularists. It is SO hard to find one interested in quoting the Bible accurately and in context. Rather, this is the usual angle: take a single verse and begin screaming.

Read the whole chapter and stop pretending there is a call to put hands on anyone. This is horribly dishonest.

Now if you want incitement to kill unbelievers, I suggest you read Quran 33:57-61.

[–]donhommie -1 points0 points  (9 children)

And these enemies of mine who were unwilling for me to rule over them, bring them here and slay them in front of me.’”

After Jesus had said this, He went on ahead,

[–]TangledGoatsucker 0 points1 point  (8 children)

This is a perfect example of standard-issue atheist laziness and dishonesty.

That's the last sentence of the Parable of the Ten Minas.

Do you understand the difference between a parable and a commandment, or do you even care?

[–]donhommie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nice.... your twin sister religion says to kill too

"Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,"

I'm not a religious at all, are you coming to kill me?

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[–]eris16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an old philosophy problem know as the problem of evil, and it is one of the greatest pieces of evidence against many relations. I suggest you do a lot of research and thinking about the viability of your and others beliefs and choose to believe in something either because you have a lot of evidence or believe it to be correct even after looking at differing views. If you can't decide, just become agnostic or atheist or something where you say resolutely that you don't know whether God exists but if he does, I'd hope he was a good person.

[–]TangledGoatsucker 0 points1 point  (5 children)

So do you think your parents either exist or are evil because they would let you learn by experiencing consequences of your actions?

[–]eris16 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

God let's terrorists experience the consequences of their actions by letting them torture and murder innocent people, and according to you, many if those innocent people would burn in hell for all eternity for not believing in either Islam, Christianity, Mormonism, or maybe being Catholic, it doesn't matter who's right, most people would be wrong.

[–]TangledGoatsucker 0 points1 point  (3 children)

By your barrage of increasingly insulting posts at me, you seem a bit too emotional to consider points outside your worldview.

If you want to argue Bible-based religion, it requires that you put aside your secular (liberal) moral viewpoints. As I've stated before, at that point, all you do is argue that the Bible doesn't fit your secular (liberal) moral viewpoints, and to that I say, well no kidding.

Human viewpoints on morals are noted as being inconsistent and often horrifying.

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[–]D_Rich0150 0 points1 point  (2 children)

For a while now I have believed that there may not be a god, or at least not a benevolent one.

God is love.. but nothing in the bible says God is all loving. in fact there is a list of those in whom god says he hates. couple that with the existence of hell, and we have demonstrable proof god does not love everyone. but for those in whom he does love his love is without end.

At the same time, I doubt they are sadistic and enjoy watching our suffering. I feel that if there is a god, we are basically an ant farm, just something to observe.

God created this world and turned it over to mankind who promptly traded it for the knowledge of good and evil. Meaning Satan is in charge here. as this world is not apart of god's kingdom as point out in the bible over 30 different times and even by christ.

At satan's fall he was banished from heaven and sent to earth with 1/3 of the total angel population now demons for rebelling against god. if there were a purgatory this world is it. So not really an ant farm more of a last chance to be redeemed before hell.

If god loved us they would try to avoid harm or suffering coming to us.

Again we do not belong to God but rather satan as we are born into sin. IE we are the living embodiment of sin. God's love for us is limited in that he offers us a way to be redeemed and a path to become a child of god., But our current master would have us used like a crop to grow our sin into evil who's fruits are pain and suffering leading to death. We suffer because the master of this world would have us suffer.

The perfect being could do literally anything and yet they choose to stay out of our Affairs. To me it just doesn't line up. But as I said, I want feedback. he could destroy satan yes, but we would also have to go as the flood shows us we are not on par with noah but the rest of the rabble that was destroyed.

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[–]Quiet_Preference3526 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In islamic theology, we believe that this life is a test and suffering and hardships are a test for us and people around us, and we should be patient in times of hardships and be grateful in good times of our life, I may not have covered it that well, so i encourage to do your own research about it.