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It is through Jesus Christ, The Most Perfect Image, guided by The Holy Ghost, The Spirit of Truth, that God, The Supreme and Ultimate Reality can be seen. Through a glass dimly.
Without this, no one and their pagan delusions is justified. It is only God that redeems. That is what the name "Jesus" means. The Salvation of God!
Salvation is God. The Supreme and Ultimate Reality. That's it, right there.
That is what the faith is in.
It should be clear to anyone who leans not on their own understanding but The Word of God that we are all saved by grace, not our own doing.
Jesus Christ, The Most Perfect Image
Perfect compared to what? There is no perfect, there is only "what is"
The Supreme and Ultimate Reality can be seen. Through a glass dimly.
A communist frog trying to be poetic, how quaint.
The ancient greeks where wiser and more advanced than any christian civilization before the renaissance, in the middle ages we where still wallowing in our christian monotheistic delusions compared to pagan empires of old like the greeks and egyptians and the people of ancient india.
It should be clear to anyone who leans not on their own understanding but The Word of God
That's the problem with theists, instead of using your own brain and relying on your own senses and discernment like a real homo sapien you trust in the word of ancient texts filled with the asshat psycho-babble shinanegans of savage desert monkeys who where starving in the wilderness and high on hashish and opium.
To be frank, you don't understand the language I'm speaking.
That, and your thinking is very superstitious.
I really don't even want to respond to all of this, because it is a mess. You pick apart what I'm saying, and in doing so remove everything from context. Soundbite warfare is not what I'm going for.
I'm sorry to hear you have such a low opinion of theists. Maybe you'd have a different opinion if you were educated about it.
You said... "That's the problem with theists, instead of using your own brain and relying on your own senses and discernment like a real homo sapien you trust in the word of ancient texts filled with the asshat psycho-babble shinanegans of savage desert monkeys who where starving in the wilderness and high on hashish and opium."
Lets see what these ancient texts say...
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
So clearly these ancient texts don't even agree with you. My faith is in The Word of God. Now did an ancient text spring forth all of creation? Obviously an open bible doesn't allow all of creation to exist. A bible can only exist IN CREATION. So when I say, "Word of God", I am clearly not talking about texts that are considered holy. I am talking about what those texts that are considered to be holy refer to when they speak of The Word of God.
Now to think that I don't use my own brain, senses, and discernment is an opinion that can only come from someone who doesn't really know anything about me or isn't listening to what I've been saying the whole time.
Just because I use my brain, senses, and discernment doesn't mean that I believe these things are ultimate reality. Clearly they aren't, and any honest person would have to conclude the same about their own faculties.
My trust isn't in the word of ancient texts. The ancient texts are a testament to what I am saying. The ancient texts are on my side, they are a witness. My trust is in what the word of these ancient texts is pointing to. THE WORD. If this wasn't the case, these texts would not be authoritative to me. If they have any authority at all, it is because this authority was granted by God. The scriptures do have authority, and it isn't because the people who wrote the scriptures were high on drugs and starving. The scriptures have authority because they witness to something very real. What the witness is to escapes you because of your superstition, not intelligence or so called knowledge.
So what am I talking about when I am talking about The Word of God? Evidently not what you are thinking.
You say, "The ancient greeks where wiser and more advanced than any christian civilization before the renaissance, in the middle ages we where still wallowing in our christian monotheistic delusions compared to pagan empires of old like the greeks and egyptians and the people of ancient india."
What is a pagan? A pagan is someone who worships created things. They are idol worshipers. What is a monotheist? In my case, and in the case of those who have knowledge of what they are worshiping, The Supreme and Ultimate Reality. That is the monotheistic God. To place such an entity at such a level of importance is not something that comes from arbitrary whim but real discernment. It is a recognition of what is.
So what is your measure? If you are someone who worships created things, how you even measure what is wise or advanced is perverted by the idol(s) you place before God. Besides that, the development of a culture has very little to do with the sovereignty of God. You are having a case of mistaken identity.
I said, "The Supreme and Ultimate Reality can be seen. Through a glass dimly."
You said, "A communist frog trying to be poetic, how quaint."
I am quoting scripture. I am also not a communist. I am the Tzar. They told me to stay away from communists and Rasputin looking wizard priests. I messed up, because I know a lot of communists and happen to be good friends with a Rasputin looking wizard priest. Perhaps the circle is closing in...
I said, "Jesus Christ, The Most Perfect Image"(Jesus is referred to as this in scripture)
You said, "Perfect compared to what? There is no perfect, there is only "what is"
Then recognize that when I say, "God", I am referring to "The Supreme and Ultimate Reality". Then, recognize that God is what God is. I'm always pointing to The Trinity. With The Spirit of Truth, through The Most Perfect Image, The Supreme and Ultimate Reality can be witnessed. Or as St. Patrick would say, "Through belief in The Trinity, a confession of the Oneness of the creator of all creation"
It is through God's Word that we know God. The Supreme and Ultimate Reality is not something that can be denied by the spirit of truth.
The only way you can dispute what I'm saying at all is to turn it into something else. Drag it down to the level of being pagan delusion. In doing so, you miss the point of what I'm saying entirely. In doing so, you call for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. I am not saying that you or anyone else does this on purpose, but this is what is going on.
The reason why the faith is expressed in such a way is because it is not something that can be avoided. The bible actually addresses these things, and that is the reason why it is what it is.
Well, fortunately for those who are willing to accept it, my mission is to make plain the mysterious and demolish superstition through education. With God's help and grace, certainly.
I would like to see those who are so openly anti-christ to have their hearts softened and their stances more sympathetic. Better yet, I'd like to see some unbelievers come to God through Christ Jesus, and receive The Good News. God is Salvation. Jesus is the Gospel.
Why does Christianity look the way it does from an outside perspective? For the same reason someone might walk around in raggedy clothes. To weed out the assholes.
No, that isn't really true. lol. Why does Christianity look the way it does from an outside perspective? So that all things in prophecy are fulfilled. Yes, it has to be like this. You wouldn't get that because you aren't really educated in these matters. It is done for a reason. Intentionally. Not intentionally because there was a choice in the matter. In fact, intentionally isn't the right word. KNOWINGLY is the right word. There is no other way to do it. That has a great deal to do with what the good news is about. We are created beings living in creation using the medium of creation to express that which is fundamentally uncreated? It's an absurd task. With people it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.
THE LETTER KILLETH BUT THE SPIRIT GIVETH LIFE