Tag: Christianity

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Skeptics would say ‘yes, that is very possible’ and would even argue that people claim they see all sort of things, so why should we take the disciples’ claim about Jesus’ resurrection serious? But if you accept the reliability of the gospels, this would not be a problem. Yes, people die for things that are not necessarily true, but do they die for something they know for sure was false? Did the apostles die for a belief, no! They died for what they said they saw, not a belief.

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When in a relationship, because of my faith and desire to be celibate, it’s a struggle that gets the best of me from time to time. I meet a great lady. I put my belief and desire to be celibate upfront. She accepts it and states that although that may or may not be her desire, she will succumb.

But every once in a while the flesh of passion rises and I succumb to my own desire of pleasure. I feel a bit guilty afterward (that’s called conviction). I repent and strive to do better.

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Do you know who benefits from this suspension of logic? The religious elite. By advocating for a form of religion that causes antagonism, they are able to stoke the flames to draw believers to themselves. Religion is not about being from damnation (although, that is part of it).

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History, archeology, ancient non-Christian literatures and every available written record all thoroughly attest to the fact that Jesus was unrivalled in this ability in the history of the nabi and Hasid traditions before him and in the entire history of mankind.