Joined: June 2006
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|Nonreligious / Muslim Joe / Jim / JohnPaul:|
1- As If God needs defending
2- As if humans could
3- As if anyone cares what keiths sez
But anyway, being brought up in a Christian family and having attended catholic schools, it is clear to anyone with an IQ over 50, that pain and suffering are the result of the fall of man. We brought it upon ourselves, with a lttle help from below. Now we have to deal with it.
Individual salvation can be had, as can individual damnation- equal opportunity. The choice is yours.
So that is how Christians explain and accept the world, keiths- unless they have changed in the past thirty + years.
This is also consistant with baraminology...
So ... he creates a perfect Eden, apart from this snake and this tree. Tells 'em not to eat the fruit. "Go on, have a nibble", says the snake. 6,000 years later, the world is full of disease, cataclysm and sin. "It's your own fucking fault" says God. "Your ancestors ate a fruit, and I told 'em not to".
Yes, that all seems totally in order. Pass me the scourge.
... and all the while, this deity knew what was going to happen, because it.. erm... designed A&E that way.
"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory
"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night." Joe G