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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    If this thread was titled “What is your faith and why do you believe?” I might agree. But debate threads with a specific premise, the discussion is about the soundness of arguments and the reasoning...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    As I stated earlier, I think when you’re ready, this will happen.



    This thread is not about my personal faith.


    I trust you are aware that other religions besides Christianity believe and...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    We crawl before we walk, there’s a reason for that. We learn the alphabet before we can spell, read or write. Faith is an important building block toward the process of knowing and trusting God.
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I don’t think experiencing truth is about a definition. The confines of human language has its limits. It’s about knowing the truth when you experience it. The human condition does allow us to...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I think this is going to have to be between you and God.



    Not really, faith is a process, it’s a road with peaks and valleys and it can certainly bring us to a point where we realize, become...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I can understand that. However, as I stated earlier, that doesn’t mean God is not listening. Nor does it mean the Divine doesn’t care. Nor does it mean it will appear to be one-sided permanently. ...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    God’s 'wisdom appears to be pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.'

    Also, you could consider sincerely talking to him about the matter,...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I think that when you are ready (or anyone in your circumstance) it will begin to happen.


    You may be overthinking this. People experience God’s light in different ways because we are all...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    That doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t in the future. Nor does it invalidate the experience of people who experience God’s light


    Many people experience God’s light in their life, including me....
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    This is a huge assumption. God is more then willing to enter our personal lives in any given circumstance. The problem is not that the Spirit is not willing to participate. The issue lies with...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Is there a difference between the Spirit (God) and absolute truth -- not relative truth? If so, what do think the difference is?

    I have to address your other points at a later time. :)
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Where was it stated that the Creator sits on the sidelines?


    What exactly was your point?


    Itís not my claim. Itís stated in the Nature article and also accepted by other physicists. I...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    And I am pointing out that,whatever the universe may be, the Divine (absolute) can most likely reflect itself through a temporal elusive temporal state. From a theological perspective, the physical...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Not necessarily. Some people just stop seeking.


    Just because a physical world exists as a temporal phenomenon, does not mean the Divine can’t reflect its infinite grace through it while the...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    That may depend on ones perspective.



    Perhaps because the Creator wanted to share and express itself through a physical state (as temporal as that may be) and give its creation the opportunity...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    It appears to be by choice. We can choose to know the Spirit, what is fundamentally real (and some do make that choice), while some choose to accept all this physical temporal stuff as the only...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    From a theological/spiritual perspective --- and as recorded in some sacred texts, God, Divine Intelligence, the Spirit, the One…. has a purpose for a physical universe. Thus, it is a necessary...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I think the short answer is that matter is an illusion (necessary as it may be) and that physical reality is fundamentally empty space bristling with energy (atoms are primarily empty space). What ...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I understand -- you disagree with Dr. Richard Conn Henry and what he states the science shows.



    The idea of a mental/spiritual universe -- one in which the human mind creates our reality does...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Are you referring to this quote in the Nature article? BTW, I am not the author of the article.

    ďThe Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    If at the subatomic level everything is connected, it’s not too difficult to see the possibility of this. The how remains a question.


    Not sure I understand this comment.


    Well, for the...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I agree, the article raises some interesting questions for most of us who have been raised understanding Newtonian principles. But questions are good. They have the potential to move us forward.

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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    Your point seems to be that your interpretation of the Bible is that God the Father is not equal to the Son (Christ) or for that matter the Holy Spirit. I will let you hash that out with MT. But...
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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    Since your expanding Biblical verses that reference Jesus Christ, would you agree these passages are also relevant and speak to the nature of Christ?

    "I am the resurrection and the life....
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    Re: Where are the Russia Collusion Charges?

    I’m not convinced this question was very relevant to the powers that drove this case for two years. In our system of justice, fairness is certainly relevant in the judicial process. However, and...
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    Re: Historical Accuracy in Movies

    I believe in the world of film this is called Creative License (CL). Creative License generally means the freedom artists (in this case filmmakers) can choose to implement when handling factual...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Since “the early Christian philosophers adopted the Greek concept of the soul’s immortality” would that mean you believe great thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras were also scam...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    So now you know that:

    1. The concept of the soul has been around far longer than organized religion and
    2. Cultures throughout history through today who recognize the existence of the soul do...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Cultures throughout history through today who recognize the existence of the soul are not explaining reality. They simply recognize that there is something more then physical reality.


    Opioids...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Well for one, you tend to be a rational person. Two, no court needs to be involved in New York for late-term abortions and the new law clearly leaves the "reason" open-ended. Anxiety..... mental...
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