Christians

not-a-commie:

eltigrechico:

bikemax:

Stop telling me your religion is compatible with science.
It isn’t.
Virgin births.
Earth 6,000 years old.
Flood covering entire earth.
The creation story.
Teleporting from place to place (Paul)
Food appearing out of nowhere.
You get the point.

Literally every one of those things happened. Yeah but I guess historical occurrences “aren’t compatible with science”.

In Spiritism, everything is compatible with scientific findings.

So that was fun. Lets go over some assumptions and statements that have been made here. 

My favorite 2: 

1. I a an anti theist. Actually I am not, I am not atheist, I believe in God, I just have a hard time with most organized religion. I think God wants humans to develop selfless (you could even say Christlike) attributes. 

2. I have never read a bible. Another assumption and attack of character. As opposed to arguing to any of these things are actually credible ( I did not even mention resurrection) you have attacked me as an “idiot”, someone who hates God, someone who hates Christians, or someone who has never read the Bible (I have read it twice). 

Faith is  believing something you cannot know. For example, God cannot be disproved nor proven, so I believe in God. However, when something can be proven or proven false, faith is no longer necessary, because we have fact. 

Also apparently virgin did not mean what it does today in the Bible, so that could have happened. 

Shoot, I can even throw out the Old Testament, but I still have some scientific and logical problems with the New Testament (resurrection, Paul being transported by the spirit, etc). 

Anonymous asked:

The "Virgin Marry" wasn't a virgin as we know it today. Back then, the word that translates today as "virgin" actually means "sexually independent woman," and has been perverted over time. I do not disagree with your post, but I thought you seem like someone who would like a gentle correction of a false assumption. I hope that's okay.

Bikes, Stuff I Like, Disjointed Mess Answer:

Thanks! I did not know that. 

Only question, source?

Christians

bikemax:

Stop telling me your religion is compatible with science.
It isn’t.
Virgin births.
Earth 6,000 years old.
Flood covering entire earth.
The creation story.
Teleporting from place to place (Paul)
Food appearing out of nowhere.
You get the point.

So that was fun. Lets go over some assumptions and statements that have been made here. 

My favorite 2: 

1. I a an anti theist. Actually I am not, I am not atheist, I believe in God, I just have a hard time with most organized religion. I think God wants humans to develop selfless (you could even say Christlike) attributes. 

2. I have never read a bible. Another assumption and attack of character. As opposed to arguing to any of these things are actually credible ( I did not even mention resurrection) you have attacked me as an “idiot”, someone who hates God, someone who hates Christians, or someone who has never read the Bible (I have read it twice). 

Also “this all happened its history” because a contradictory old book says it is history and happened with no external validation is not a good argument.

And the “God cannot be proven with science” can be a cop out for anything! I could say I am Jesus reincarnate, and when you ask for proof I could say “it is not provable with science”.

I do not believe the Old Testament at all, I view it as a cultural record of the early Jews.

I believe the New Testament has some truths, with a lot of embellishment by later authors. 

And one more time, I believe in God. 

Just the Facts

beegerbucket:

December 1837 LDS defined tithing as 2% of net worth and voluntary.

July 1838 Joseph Smith raised tithing to all surplus property and 10% of income.

September 1851 under Brigham young leadership, there was a punishment instated for not paying tithing of excommunication.

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http://lds-church-history.blogspot.com/2010/12/lds-history-summary.html

"Tithing is an eternal unchanging principle".
Funny how those eternal principles constantly change!

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