I heard from someone that the "originial" christians were gnostics, and that the Roman empire essentially slaughtered them all to establish their own version of christianity, from which the orthodox…Continue
"I don't know about how attending a baptism would actually be insulting to your friend. It would be respectful towards her. it just might be uncomfortable for you. But if you are into the anthropology of religion you might find it interesting.…"
"I think this can be answered best with dawkin's "teapot" argument. My proxy for this argument = that there could be invisible unicorns that have sex with fairys producing "fairycorns", which are responsible for global…"
"I was raised episcopalian but I defected at age 18. For a year i was terrified about telling my parents, but I approached them from their perspective. I told them that I do not believe what you believe, and that if a "relationship" with…"
"I agree with you partially, but I do not think that a religious person is necessarily a weak person; rather, they have a weakness. I say this not to refute your point but to mention that people can be strong, good, intelligent human beings…"
"When I was a Christian I remember using God to help guide me and give me strength to do things that I originally did not have the confidence to do. In a way, God really helped me accomplish things I thought were difficult, but in retrospect, my lack…"
"There were numerous schools of thought in early Christianity (1st, 2nd, 3rd centuries CE), mostly defined by how they viewed the nature of Jesus. Some of these views were:
Marcionism – Christ was a purely spiritual entity
"Okay, but gnosticism is as much of a monotheistic religion as hinduism is, but I guess you can classify hinduism as monotheistic depending on how you look at it...needless to say I agree with your silly sausages point"
"I tend to think of antichrist by a more broad definition of a single person or thing that brings great suffering to the entire world. To me there have been many and that includes all of the popes and religion in general."
"Well, for what it's worth, I think all mono-god religions ARE worshipping the same invisible man in the sky. If they all claim that there is just one god, and they are all right, it stands to reason that it is the same one, but they just call…"
"Yes, but how do you define forced indoctrination? I mean, we are born into this earth involuntarily, we did not choose to be here. So everything we learn here, which is a reactionary process of learning about our contextual environment, is in…"
"Well the Christ figure himself is just a myth and legend, but it is interesting to learn how these legends came to be. I am interested in the gnostic antichrist, because although such a term in and of itself is rather redundant, it essentially…"
"Dude. I dont actually think that the pope is the historical antichrist, i just posted that to attract attention I have no knowledge of the subject, I was just interested to see if anyone could direct me towards scholarly knowledge regarding…"