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One sentence for why you are a Theist
Posted: 06 July 2012 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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Do you really want to be confined to a personal identity for eternity?
Do you really want to live in bliss forever?
Do you really want to experience an eternal spiritual orgasm?

Yep.

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Why the grin? Would you rather be miserable than happy?

 


If you believe that you can choose to be happy, then you should just go ahead and do that.
Let me know how that turns out for ya.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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Do you really want to be confined to a personal identity for eternity?
Do you really want to live in bliss forever?
Do you really want to experience an eternal spiritual orgasm?

Yep.

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Why the grin? Would you rather be miserable than happy?

 


If you believe that you can choose to be happy, then you should just go ahead and do that.
Let me know how that turns out for ya.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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toombaru - 06 July 2012 06:53 PM

If you believe that you can choose to be happy, then you should just go ahead and do that.
Let me know how that turns out for ya.

It would appear that Sam Harris shares my viewpoint on this matter, not yours.

There is a form of well-being that supersedes all others, indeed, that transcends the vagaries of experiences itself. I will use “spirituality” and “mysticism” interchangeably here, because there are no alternatives.

(source: pg. 205, “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris)

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Posted: 06 July 2012 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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toombaru - 06 July 2012 06:53 PM

If you believe that you can choose to be happy, then you should just go ahead and do that.
Let me know how that turns out for ya.

It would appear that Sam Harris shares my viewpoint on this matter, not yours.

There is a form of well-being that supersedes all others, indeed, that transcends the vagaries of experiences itself. I will use “spirituality” and “mysticism” interchangeably here, because there are no alternatives.

(source: pg. 205, “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris)

 

I’m not sure that Sam’s opinion is relevant.
If he says that one can choose to be happy, he is wrong.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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toombaru - 06 July 2012 08:45 PM

I’m not sure that Sam’s opinion is relevant.
If he says that one can choose to be happy, he is wrong.

Apparently, you didn’t read the second half of “The End of Faith.” (I did.)

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Posted: 06 July 2012 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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toombaru - 06 July 2012 08:45 PM

I’m not sure that Sam’s opinion is relevant.
If he says that one can choose to be happy, he is wrong.

Apparently, you didn’t read the second half of “The End of Faith.” (I did.)

 

I have read it.
I don’t remember anything about him saying that people can choose happiness.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

i believe in a fallen worls, as described in genesis.

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Posted: 10 September 2012 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

i believe in a fallen worls, as described in genesis.


So you believe that God made the world in seven days?

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Posted: 12 September 2012 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

i believe in a fallen worls, as described in genesis.


So you believe that God made the world in seven days?

Yes, of course.

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Posted: 13 September 2012 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]  
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QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

i believe in a fallen worls, as described in genesis.


So you believe that God made the world in seven days?

Yes, of course.

 

Did days exist before the earth was created?

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Posted: 13 September 2012 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]  
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So you believe that God made the world in seven days?

Yes, of course.

Of the many creation myths available why believe that one?

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Posted: 15 September 2012 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]  
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Lindoia - 09 September 2012 08:45 PM
QuakePhil - 11 January 2012 06:40 AM

There’s another analogous thread in this subforum where there are some good replies in one sentence as to why one is an atheist.


I’d like to know the same for theists.


I was raised a theist (Russian Orthodox Christian) so I’ll go first:  I was a theist because my parents brought me up with the belief

I am a theist, because nature , and the revelation of the bible, points clearly to a intelligent designer of everything that exists.


Then perhaps you could explain these arthritic hands.

i believe in a fallen worls, as described in genesis.


So you believe that God made the world in seven days?

Yes, of course.

 

Did days exist before the earth was created?


The length of time called “day” is relevant only on the planet earth.
There would be no way of telling how long it took to make a universe in which days did not exist.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]  
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Because they were born to theists.

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