I Grew up in a Socialist, Feminist, Christian Household… Ask Me Anything!

posted 3 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Honey bee

@Rachel631:  I don’t even know what to ask, so I’ll just start big. How does your theology address the problem of evil? In that, if God is omnipotent, why does evil exist?

Second question– what is your belief regarding proselytizing? Do you believe it’s a responsibility of your faith?

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@Rachel631:  But if God is omnipotent, can’t he/she make us automatically mature in terms of spiritual and personal growth, without need for evil? It seems mean to say that you have to suffer for your own good, when you have the power to make it otherwise.

As to the example of a parent– a good parent doesn’t let their small child stick their hand in fire. Parents watch out for their child’s best interest, and getting burned is not one of them.

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@Rachel631:  I guess I’m saying, if God is indeed omnipotent, then he/she/it can certainly make it so you are a perfectly developed person without putting you through suffering. After all, what is the purpose of life? To suffer so you gain something? Since God is omnipotent, then shouldn’t they be able to make you already possess that something you were suppose to have gained through suffereing, but without the actual suffering?

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Oh dear, I fear I’m turning this more into a theology debate rather than an AMA! Feel free to ignore me. Wink

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would love to know how people are manipulated into having a religious experience! I’ve never heard a Christian bring it up as such, and would love to hear more about that! (I’m agnostic/Athiest, so it’s a very interesting choice of words to me!).

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Isn’t it “good” that Satan tempted Eve and took us out of the garden? If to make us struggle and be “good Christians” with our free will? Otherwise would we still be a happy carefree and nakek population in the garden? — I’m an atheist but I find the concepts of Satanism pretty interesting (viewing Satan as a Prometheus type figure who gave humans Intelligence, etc).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

uh, ok. I wasn’t making assumptions about you- just wanted your insight as I know many Christians who do believe the Bible literally.

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