Quote from: crazytater94 on Today at 11:41:55 AM
<blockquote>@ Mr. Jaz
It sounds like you might be interested in a grace based religion, which is whaty pastor preaches. He says that there is law based religion(you have to do this and that or else you get the maximum punishment and you have to confess your sins, etc, etc
) and then there is grace based religion(accept Jesus as your savior, treat others as you want to be treated, give to who need it, sinners are welcome in the church because God loves all, etc, etc.) I know I'm not covering the whole idea, but if you would like to at least try it, my pastor is a great one and he wrote a book titled "Fifty Shades of Grace" his name is Eddie Summers.
This isn't a discussion to judge people for what they believe, this is just to see other opinions and open eyes to other ways of seeing the end. I would have never looked at it as a biological answer as what was posted. There won't be any judging, and as far as argument, there may be q discussion or a debate, but there won't be a "I'm right, you are all wrong" because that's not cool and that doesn't belong here.
PS: ever since fallout 3 came out and I played the mission where you travel in time to that neighborhood before the war, with the talking dog, I've often pondered the idea that, what if we are just in a machine that makes us dream up this life as a way to experience mortality or a different way of living.
I don't believe that, but its something cool to think about
The part that separates "law based religion" (Popular Christianity/Islam) from "grace based religion" is kind of ironic. I agree that "law based religion" has turned into what you are saying, but it was intended to be a more confusing version of "grace based religion." Here are a few examples of what I mean.
Proverbs 22:9 - "9 Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor." - New Testament Bible
(Meaning give to others in need)
1 John 4:10 - "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins." New Testament Bible
(Meaning god loves us all)
Just as an example of this with "law based Christianity"
People who follow it turn their eyes from passages they don't like, and very few (that I've ever seen or heard of) actually give to the poor or treat others fairly. (The issue of gay marriage with (majority Christians (this is taken by percentage against it by each religion) are against this) it having a difficult time staying legalized in all US states)
Yes, there are many Bible passages that say to stone to death all gays, but it also says this:
James 4:11-12 - "Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?"
(Meaning do not judge others, including gays)
I understand that "grace based religion" was solely created to step away from the negativity of the more popular denominations of popular religions, but Christianity, for example, was intended to be more of a grace based religion. It was just cherry picked, a lot. (This is not meant to offend anyone, I'm just stating this)