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Census Do you believe in the bible?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Allana_Rey, Jan 26, 2013.

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Do you believe in the bible?

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    35.2%
  2. No

    42 vote(s)
    59.2%
  3. Undecided

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Discuss. My vote goes to yes.
     
  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Insightful.
     
  4. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Just trying not to bait the believers. :p
     
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  5. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    Like, do I believe that it is a thing, or do I believe its contents? This is a very vague question.
     
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  6. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    No... I was talking about the opening post.

    Here's my actual answer, though.

    I personally don't follow what the bible says, nor do I believe that it's actually the word of any god. I take it for what it is... a book written by several people who likely put their own personal spin on events that may or may not have happened. Of course, that's my own personal take... I don't really condemn those who do take it as law and apply it to their lives, as long as they don't attempt to force it on to me.
     
  7. LostOnHoth

    LostOnHoth Force Ghost star 5

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    Feb 15, 2000
    What she said.
     
  8. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oct 31, 2012
    I believe in the bible. I just don't believe what it says.
     
  9. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I'm a Christian, but I don't believe in everything in the Bible, though some of it was inspired by God.
    I believe in the Big Bang and Evolution and Science.
    Hell is not eternal or a place of torture.
    We follow Jesus and God by loving each other, can follow them without believing in them.
    No people/family//bloodline/ethnicity/race is more special than any other.
    Men and women are equal, and being gay or marrying someone of the same sex is not a sin.
    We should forgive others, not judge or condemn, and love our enemies.
    There's good in every person, and every religion.
    God doesn't punish people for being Muslim or Buddhist or Atheist.
    Rituals aren't important, you don't have to go to church once a week, what's important is what's in your heart.
    I believe in the Trinity, the Incarnation (Jesus is the Son of God), Atonement/Salvation/Heaven, and the Resurrection.

    What exactly are we supposed to discuss, Team Padme??
     
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  10. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    When deep thoughts go wrong...
     
  11. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I do not believe The Bible exists, I think it's just Tolstoy's War and Peace in a fake dustcover.
     
  12. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    at the best, the bible can provide tremendous insight into a good and decent way to live your life. at its worst, you have things that give easy justification into doing tremendous wrong. it works best as a moral guideline. do i believe that the stories in it truly happened? some maybe. some not so much. it seems like an insane fusion of reality and myth, and it's all crammed down your throat and taken out of context by everybody and sometimes i wonder what it would be like if we took the god and religion out of the bible, because there's a lot of unrealized potential in it i think.
     
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  13. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Absolutely. I mean, my mom owns a copy, sometimes the Gideons pass around New Testaments near campus, I've seen the dead sea scrolls; I can confidently say I believe, based on observable evidence, that there is a bible.
     
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  15. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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  16. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    this was the guy who said "a communications disruption can only mean one thing... invasion" right? i guess he was right about that but his beard was really dumb and he mostly just whined all the time. i don't really believe in him at all.
     
  17. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    I totally don't believe in midichlorians.

    But I do believe in Mr. DNA.
    [​IMG]
    Here he is hard at work creating life.
     
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  18. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    if i can introduce at least one jeezo freak to The Darkness, its all been worth it.
     
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  19. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 28, 2006
    I do, in the same sense that I belive in Harry Potter. Although, Harry Potter is better writing.
     
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  20. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Apr 17, 2006
    I believe that the bible sadly exists.
     
  21. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like what it says about life and how to live it. Idk about all that revisionist history stuff tho


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  22. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I believe the Bible is only true in the broadest strokes: Who the leaders of various countries were, local geography, etc. But there was no Garden of Eden, no great flood, no Moses parting the Red Sea, no resurrection of Jesus. As a history book, it fails. As a moral and ethical guide, it fails.
     
  23. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah love your neighbor and your enemies, forgive people a lot and treat others the way you want to be treated. Talk about moral failure!


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  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Kill your child for talking back to you, rape is okay if you marry the victim. Great moral successes. We can play that game of pick the verse that makes your side look good all day long.

    Look, the bible has some good **** and some horrifyingly terrible ****. So our morality shouldn't come from it. It should come from within ourselves.
     
  25. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Apparently Timmo doesn't know about the massive flood of the Euphrates that inspired Noah/Gilgamesh/Whatsisname the Mesopotamian king who saved his livestock on a barge.