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To those of you that observe, happy new year.
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Post 61 made on Monday September 28, 2015 at 17:57
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On September 28, 2015 at 11:51, Fins said...
John, Im curious, did you take a look at the article that I linked?

Yes I did. One can have a notion of metaphysical without believing in an ultimate higher power. If you were to believe in an eternal soul or universal energy or that your internal energy coalesces into some other being after your physical body dies, it doesn't have to be constant with a belief in a higher power. The two have nothing to do with each other.

The idea that it is ingrained in our DNA is a bit simplistic, which the article tries to admit. If I could go back in time and show a bic lighter to paleo man, or even further and visit an Austriopalithicus (sp.) primate, they would probably think me a god. Simple beings tend to deify things they don't understand. Once the religion virus caught on, it did become ingrained in our DNA and societal tendencies.

Someday we will hopefully evolve beyond these myths and eradicate the virus. I am thankful that we as a species, also tend to propel science (religion be damned)...Otherwise we might still think the world flat and the universe revolves around the earth.

As Tom likes to quote P. Simon on "people believing what they want to believe and disregard the rest". We know that science is the opposite of that. Continuing to question and challenge. Religion rarely does that. If it regularly did, it would undermine the entire foundation from which it is built.

Religion will have to pick up the pace on its own evolution, keep changing as technology evolves exponentially, or it will be left in the dust. Millenials are defecting from any religious belief faster than any previous generation. Science and technology are rapidly supplying the answers that previously people would mystically attempt to explain with religion.

I could go and on but I know people with blind faith will be dismissive of any rational argument...and that's ok. My life isn't validated by their approval nor theirs by mine.
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Post 62 made on Monday September 28, 2015 at 19:44
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Just as to some extent we are a product of religion's ingraining, the same is true of pseudoscience. If you read enough of it, it becomes science and becomes deeply ingrained. Then, if a scientist with an opposing viewpoint is examined, I usually see that scientist derided and ridiculed. Most of these discussions follow a pattern.
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Post 63 made on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 00:29
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Like math, engineering ( or applied physics ) or water on Mars? I might remind some that this thread was about wishing Jews a happy New Year and good final inscription. But some of you Christians cannot bare to leave well enough alone. For Shame!

Alan
"This is a Christian Country,Charlie,founded on Christian values...when you can't put a nativiy scene in front fire house at Christmas time in Nacogdoches Township, something's gone terribly wrong"
Post 64 made on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 11:39
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On September 29, 2015 at 00:29, Audible Solutions said...
Like math, engineering ( or applied physics ) or water on Mars? I might remind some that this thread was about wishing Jews a happy New Year and good final inscription. But some of you Christians cannot bare to leave well enough alone. For Shame!

Alan

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Post 65 made on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 11:44
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On September 29, 2015 at 00:29, Audible Solutions said...
Like math, engineering ( or applied physics ) or water on Mars? I might remind some that this thread was about wishing Jews a happy New Year and good final inscription. But some of you Christians cannot bare to leave well enough alone. For Shame!

Alan

On the contrary, friend!

The Day of Atonement is one of the most marvelous days of all. It was required by God to make spiritual restitution for sin. And like most of the Jewish holidays, it is a foreshadowing or a picture of a New Testament Bible event. Bible believers see how the high priest's once yearly offering to atone for the sins of God's people points unmistakably to HaMashiach Yeshua. HE would be the one who would offer the perfect sacrifice to atone for man's sin, Once for All.

The Letter to Hebrews is a deep and full treatise on the Last High Priest, especially from chapter 5 on. Great holy day, great picture of that which would come.

Last edited by tomciara on September 29, 2015 11:52.
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