Seraphina wrote:Whatever floats your boat but keep it to yourself, I say.
I don't mind if people feel the need to believe in fairy tales but is it necessary to annoy others with it and "ram it down their throats" as Dauntless puts it so nicely?
It's hardly ramming it down your throat. You're not beholden to him, you can just not read the post as soon as you decide you're not interested.
Binerexis wrote:I don't want to sound too militant with this and I'm sorry if I offend here but that view isn't very Christian. At all.
According to the bible, you can murder, cheat, steal and rape with it all being OK so long as you believe in that god. God himself in the bible condones slavery, war and rape and, seeing as he's infallible, he still condones it. Not a nice dude.
Christian belief runs quite a wide spectrum really. Most protestants believe in salvation through faith alone as you suggested but others like the Roman Catholic church for example can see you sent to hell based on your deeds (The bible, as ever, is full of quotes: [from JC himself] "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven").
Not really sure what's up for discussion here though. I suspect the appetite for 20-page argument threads about religion died some time ago. P.S. where's White Dove these days?