I believe God Exists, and he hates us all, so we should hate him back. It us our duty as a species to rise to his level and stab him in the eye one day.
It is not a position that has much support.
Originally Posted by SoraOriginally Posted by TarinOriginally Posted by BelaOriginally Posted by Turt
Well in response to everything anyone has said, and I didn't even read it all, faith. Plain and simple, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You don't have to be a good Christian, no where in the Bible does it say "Be good or you're going to hell." All you need to do is believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior and he died on the cross to cleanse mankind of his or her sin. I suppose I'll catch a lot of flak for saying this, but you don't have to be a good Christian, you don't even have to go to Church. "Do not forsake the assembly of God." Does not mean go to church every Sunday or on any regular interval. That is all there is to any religion, not just Christianity, religion is based on belief.
If you have a job and you go to work you believe that you are going to get paid at the end of the week, you have faith in the fact that the money will be there. What if you didn't? What if you just stopped having faith in the fact that the money would be there, your boss might decide that if you don't expect money, why give you any? The idea is that by believing, and having faith, that there is something better for you at the end of your mortal life than a hole in the ground, and if you don't believe that there is something better, than what you get a hole in the ground.
That said I will say, I am a faithful Lutheran, so I am at the end of the Christian spectrum was specifically engineered to be as far gone from Catholicism as possible, and maybe that presents bias, but fuck you. Now the problem with Catholicism is that in the Bible it says that Jesus alone has forgiven us of our sins, if we commit a sin and confess it to GOD, then we are forgiven. No human being has the ability to forgive anyone of anything. Then of course there is purgatory, which is a hoax because if Jesus died for our sins to be forgiven then why do we have to pay for them anyway? We don't.
I'm not trying to cram religion down anyone's throat, this is just my response to what Jude has to say, and despite what he believes, that doesn't mean I am going to change.
Now here is a legitimate response to your question:
He allows this because he gave us the ability to choose, and Adam and Eve chose wrong, and other people choose wrong daily. It is either this, or he dictates our every move, and despite what most douche bags would have you believe, Christianity isn't actually supposed to do that.
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If we succeed, it is at the point of the sword.
If there is a long dispute, then both parties are wrong.
- quotes by Voltaire
"Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.