"Hello again Chris. Perhaps some of I've gathered can help you. I enjoy seeing someone dig into these things looking for answers. I agree there are two ways to take most things said, literal and figurative/metaphoric/spiritual/mystical. I…"
"****** re: song: ******Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and…"
"Oh and I was curious about this, "...and said the Son of man would return and also said he'd return with a new name and a song..."
I wanted to look into this a little closer since I was not as familiar with it. Where can I find…"
"Very good questions Kyle. It all seems to be quite mysterious and the many teachings we hear today only seem to muddle the truth. In my experience, I have only really been able to perceive these concepts in two main ways,…"
"Thank you, Sawyer, for your perspective! It is not unlike my own in many ways :) I would comment more but there were so many ideas in your response that could lead into entire discussions of their own if explored. Continue the…"
"I believe there is evidence of a third coming, but I wouldn't even call it that. There is no place in scritprue that talks about a "second coming". The facts are Jesus said he and his father would return with their crew, the saints,…"
Now, what's interesting is how this "lifting up" can actually have yet another realistic way of looking at it that never could have been imagined 2000 yrs ago if it hadn't been demonstrated for them, opening them up…"
"Hi Chris - There is no word "rapture" in the historic record called the New Testament. The one called Paul of Tarsus talked about being "caught up" -
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive andremain shall be caught up together with…"
"Whew, I can see why I see so many frustrated comments here. People just aren't capable of discerning what is written. I NEVER advocated creationism...you know that so why try to put words into my words? I'm an atheist and…"
"If you're referring to PHD geologist Virginia Steen McIntyre...the "huffing and puffing" came from her fellow scientists that rejected her findings out of hand even though she utilized 3 different aging techniques on the matrix…"
"Allow me to speak my peace...no politics involved I assure you. I believe that some form of evolution has indeed occurred. But, I'm not dogmatic about it. Science is and should be open-ended. I also believe transperia…"
"Yup...common grounds here. I finally woke up when I started reading Ayn Rand and about Objectivism. Sacrificing a good value for a non-value is simply atrocious. My life would have most assuredly turned out better if I had more…"
"Should have made myself more clear. Not looking to get back together. Definitely don't desire to have any more children nor ever marry again. I was just discussing what 'theism' had cost me in my younger days."
Raised on Christian fundamentalism, but one day woke up, matured and learned to focus. Christianity, along with all other religions, is a crutch to fall back on when you opt not to use the powers of your frontal lobe.
I consider my self and Objectivist for the most part and a full-time laissez-faire capitalist (the opposite of crony capitalism which we now witness with most major corporations).
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The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Studied and recognized that all religions are myths built upon prior or parallel myths.
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