Questions for Christians and the Philosophy of Religion.

For Fapstronauts who are disciples of Christ

  1. Icyweb

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    It would make morality relative to him, which I suppose is a kind of subjective. But it doesn't logically follow that it would be subjective for us, because humans are not equal to God, and are therefore subject to his will, including his decision of what is moral.
     
  2. Buzz Lightyear

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    I think there is something like impiety that lies in the desire to absolutely know. Augustine identified it as the libido dominandi and the libido scientia… the lust to dominate.. the lust to know. The best knowledge can do is point out the limits.
     
  3. retard

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    BTW, it is actually sinful to participate in Halloween, just so you know. Also, the Trinity is not influenced by older pagan concepts. Christmas is totally not a pagan holiday!
     
  4. Brokenman123

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    Some Christians I know on this site would beg to differ.
    There seems to be truth to these two claims though. Christmas has pagan origins though but Christians reshaped the holiday to be their own.
     
  5. Buzz Lightyear

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    Yes, think of the Church as baptizing into her fold the pagan festivals. A beautiful non-puritanical thing.
     
  6. retard

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    How does Christmas have pagan origins? It is the birth of Christ.
     
  7. Brokenman123

    Brokenman123 Fapstronaut

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    Christmas isn't the time that Christ was born. He was actually born some time around September. Do your research.
     
  8. retard

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    Yes, I know. But Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birth.
     
  9. Buzz Lightyear

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    Well, the measurement of time, whether into minutes, hours, or months is an arbitrary invention. there is no objective way of calculating the actual date of Christ's birth. What's important is the recognition and celebration of the event.
     
  10. Brokenman123

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    Why doesn't the Church be original and start its own tradition?
     
  11. EXPONENTIALLY

    EXPONENTIALLY Fapstronaut

    Colossians 2 King James Version (KJV)

    For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

    For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism [Holy Spirit's, not water's], wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

    Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

    Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2018

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