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jade
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: houston, tx usa
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 05-19-2005 16:32

Did anyone have a chance to see these and if you did what are your thoughts?

It seems primetime channels maybe airing more religious segments or serials because of a keen interest in religious faith these days.

kimson
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From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 05-19-2005 17:50

I haven't seen it but it looks interesting. What were they about, in a few points?

Gideon
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From: rooted on planet Mars, *I mean Earth*
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posted posted 05-20-2005 03:35

I don't know if Revelations was meant to be a proposed end-times senario, if so, there are many problems (starting with the title...). I found the series very exciting, but the conclusion was horrible as far as shows go. It just ends, mid-thought. Oh, well.

Haven't seen Miracles, though. What was that about?

"You must unlearn what you have learned."
~Yoda

twItch^
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From: Denver, CO, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-20-2005 15:26
quote:
jade said:

Did anyone have a chance to see these and if you did what are your thoughts?

It seems primetime channels maybe airing more religious segments or
serials because of a keen interest in religious faith these days.






Just one more way that Hollywood and surrounding studios have found to make money off of people's faith.

The series Revelations has less to do with the Christian end-of-days scenario than it does with filling an executive's wallet.

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WebShaman
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From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
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posted posted 05-20-2005 17:43

^ Amen!!

Ehtheist
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From: Just north of nowhere, south of where
Insane since: Feb 2005

posted posted 05-21-2005 06:27

I have puzzled out the 'end-times' it is when all the religious commit simultaneous suicide and go to their "reward", leaving we realists in peace at last.

If there were a god, that would be her reward to us.

Remember the bumper sticker "Jesus save...me from your followers".

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." -- Lucretius, Roman Poet (94 - 55 BCE)

Ramasax
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: PA, US
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 05-23-2005 05:06

Bigotry and extremism are equally damaging whichever side of the fence you sit Ehtheist. Many of those who claim they are not religious are often guilty of exactly the same closed-minded superiority complex as many of those who believe in a god. Secular fundamentalism is totalitarian in nature and is as damaging as any other religious fundamentalism so get off the high horse.

This is what I have observed of you:

1. Your truth is the only truth and it must not be questioned.
2. To question your truth is tantamount to heresy.
3. You are aggressive and fanatical in your prosyletising.
4. You indulge in outrageous sterotypes to wage your ideological warfare.
5. You attack and denounce the beliefs/morals/values of all non-believers

Sound familiar?

Careful you should be that you do not become that which you despise.

Ramasax

Ehtheist
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Just north of nowhere, south of where
Insane since: Feb 2005

posted posted 05-23-2005 17:10

Finally, someone caught on.

It seems to me the only way to win a pissing match with a skunk is to be as big a pisser.

Taste of their own medicine, what?

I don't ride horses, but they fit nicely beside the gravy and mash.

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." -- Lucretius, Roman Poet (94 - 55 BCE)

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-24-2005 01:40
quote:
It seems to me the only way to win a pissing match with a skunk is to be as big a pisser.



If pissing contests with skunks is what you're into....more power to ya I guess.

jade
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: houston, tx usa
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 05-24-2005 22:52
quote:
Many of those who claim they are not religious are often guilty of exactly the same closed-minded superiority complex as many of those who believe in a god.




The term "closed-minded superiority complex" is a term very often used by non-religious on this site. However, it has nothing to do with being a superior religion. Jesus taught against those "Pharisees" that taught they were superior because they knew or memorized the letter of the law. I guess some could say that about some evangelics today that are overly passionate about relating memorized bible scriptures. The Jewish scribes were often guilty of setting themselves apart as the better of the sect. as being closer to God. Jesus scolded them for this.

To believe in the Christian way is to be submissive in all ways to God. Treat everyone as your brother, sister, mother, father. This is the way of Christ. To love one another thur Christ we are fulling the way set out for us. To preach the good news that Christ is comming to each and everyone of us is often mispresented as "because I believe and you don't your going to hell" or "you need to be saved. I am. I was saved in 1996 on a Tuesday". Or "accept Christ as your personal savior and you will go straight to heaven and don't worry about what you have done because Jesus already died for that horrible sin you committed.." I can see why those who are searching or trying to explore Christianity might not see it as a sect they would want to belong to. The other day I was speaking of a friend who was dying and this person said " Is she or has she been saved? This for me is not the way of the Lord. NO person living on this earth knows their destiny. This portrays self-righteousness. Or, might be seen as being superior in nature to a non-believer. Yes, Christ opened up the gates of heaven by his death and resurrection, but that doesn't mean we will all enter, just because we say we believe.

For us to be open-minded to other religious sect in the way of worship, is a very serious matter. We cannot veer from the truth once it has revealed itself to us. So for us to explore possible religious faiths other than Christianity, would mean death to our souls. Christ is the only way of salvation for us. Yes, we will be rewarded. I want that reward. Its what we live for: eternal life with the God Almighty. Because we try to extend the love of Christ, we would want that for all peoples.
Closed minded? No. Just Jesus Minded.

(Edited by jade on 05-24-2005 22:56)

Ehtheist
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Just north of nowhere, south of where
Insane since: Feb 2005

posted posted 05-24-2005 23:18

Crap.

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." -- Lucretius, Roman Poet (94 - 55 BCE)

poi
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From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-24-2005 23:22

jade:

quote:
So for us to explore possible religious faiths other than Christianity, would mean death to our souls.

so the believers of other religions are wrong and in the end their soul will burn in hell and all those nasty things ? That's not what I'd call open mindness.



(Edited by poi on 05-24-2005 23:23)

Ramasax
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: PA, US
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 05-24-2005 23:37
quote:
The term "closed-minded superiority complex" is a term very often used by non-religious on this site.





Ramasax

jade
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: houston, tx usa
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 05-24-2005 23:43
quote:
so the believers of other religions are wrong and in the end their soul will burn in hell and all those nasty things ? That's not what I'd call open mindness.



Call it what you see. But:

We cannot be open to other religions, yet we still do not condem or judge others in our or others of different religious faith. No one knows their destiny after mortal death. I cannot presume where anyone is going. That is contrary to our teaching. "In the words of Jesus Christ, ""Do no judge others and you will not be judged".

Ehtheist
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Just north of nowhere, south of where
Insane since: Feb 2005

posted posted 05-25-2005 02:49

By their words and deeds shall you know them:

http://www.trosch.org/bra/jdg-kill.html (some interesting English errors here)

Them xians then as now spent a lot of time making judgments and being judgmental;

http://www.allstarz.org/bible/word_judged.htm

I judge this to be evidence of more xian hypocrisy, right from the start; http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/judge.html

Rationalizing:

http://home.earthlink.net/~thogmi/judge/judge.html

Confused or dissention among the ranks?

http://www.newswithviews.com/PaulProctor/proctor24.htm

Life is much simpler as a realist.

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." -- Lucretius, Roman Poet (94 - 55 BCE)

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Elizabethtown, KY
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-25-2005 07:26

Or a fulfilling non-demoninate theist.

Gideon
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: rooted on planet Mars, *I mean Earth*
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 05-25-2005 14:32

Context...context...context...context:confused:
Context...context...context...context:confused:
Context...context...context...context:confused:
Context...context...context...context:confused:
;)

"You must unlearn what you have learned."
~Yoda

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-25-2005 14:49

^Oh that was helpful. :rolleyes:

Ehtheist
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Just north of nowhere, south of where
Insane since: Feb 2005

posted posted 05-25-2005 16:54

The operative word in that 'contribution?" by gid being 'confused".

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." -- Lucretius, Roman Poet (94 - 55 BCE)

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