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I am an atheist.


May
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awarded  Quorum
May
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asked Are there any other books, divined by God, regarding Christianity?
Feb
27
awarded  Good Question
Dec
25
comment Does an understanding of how the Bible was written, play a strong role in any Christian sect?
@Drew It did. Thanks. I was just waiting to see if there would be other responses.
Dec
25
accepted Does an understanding of how the Bible was written, play a strong role in any Christian sect?
Dec
14
comment Does an understanding of how the Bible was written, play a strong role in any Christian sect?
Peter may not have written this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Epistle_of_Peter
Dec
12
asked Does an understanding of how the Bible was written, play a strong role in any Christian sect?
Sep
26
comment Which Christian sects promote faith healing?
Thanks for the clarification. It sounds like you're expressing a bias however. "They may believe that God can and does grant healing and our faith plays a role in that, but the idea that's probably in your head from TV evangelists" Shouldn't we assume that the "idea" is real for the followers and not from TV evangelists?
Sep
25
accepted Can seeking arguments against Christianity strengthen Christianity?
Sep
25
asked Which Christian sects promote faith healing?
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
@MasonWheeler "It's not magic to you because you know how it works. But 2000 years ago, it would have been magic to everyone." Couldn't the same be said about the origin of the species?
Mar
26
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
@MasonWheeler I work in the technology field so no, it doesn't sound magical... However, thanks for being honest and saying you don't know if such "power" actually exists. Does this mean you doubt the claim of existence as according to the bible?
Mar
26
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
"to use supernatural means to acquire power". If that's how it's defined, is there any proof for the existence of magic according to your definition?
Mar
26
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
Help me understand, from your interpretation, "magic" is just the pursuit of power and nothing more?
Mar
26
asked If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
Feb
26
comment Is there a Christian perspective on the matter of “delusion”?
I think this brings up the question of whether someone who makes any religious claims is ever capable of being "delusional". Unfortunately since the DSM gives religious exemption, it puts professionals in a position where they are not allowed to ever call any religious claim as a sign of deluded, irrationality. I believe this poses serious consequences to any semblance of rational, theistic belief (if there is any) because we can not (or are not allowed to) separate them from the irrational theists.
Feb
25
comment Is there a Christian perspective on the matter of “delusion”?
"Does this mean that the scientists that didn't understand quantum physics were "delusional"?" Based on your argument, those scientists were NOT facing overwhelming evidence to contrary, so the answer is "no". However you're proposing that new science, brought about by new evidence, has answer closer to truth. This is the argument (obviously) that atheists use against the bible.
Feb
25
comment Is there a Christian perspective on the matter of “delusion”?
Also, I need to ask, is your answer definitive? Are you making this claim as true for all Christians? I'm really curious to hear other opinions.
Feb
25
comment Is there a Christian perspective on the matter of “delusion”?
I appreciate your response. I wasn't going to take this question to the matter of "God" because that's not interesting to me. I sincerely wanted to know if there's an opinion in the Christian community about "delusion". I was wondering if a delusion is often attributed to magic and spirits in the religious realm.