Skip to main content

View Diary: CNN picks up the Christian Embassy video story (159 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  It gets better than that. Many born agains (5+ / 0-)

    will tell you that there is a book of those that will be saved, written before time, and that you are either in the book or not. There is nothing you can do to have your name added, or deleted for that matter.

    Think about what this means: you can live your life in any fashion you choose, since you cannot earn salvation through works, nor can you be damned by your actions (a major difference here with the Catholic Church).

    17. Ne5

    In chess you may hit a man when he's down -- Irving Chernev, on Przepiorka v. Prokes, Budapest, 1929

    by Spud1 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 at 06:29:28 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Yeah, (4+ / 0-)

      I'm not buying that. Sorry.

      I don't want to get to deep into religion, but I can't buy that our actions are meaningless in some grand scheme. Sorry.

      •  Just telling you what most born agains (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        wishingwell

        believe. I don't believe it either, but then, I don't believe in salvation.

        The best is when you talk with someone that believes in predestination. Now that's really of interest.

        17. Ne5

        In chess you may hit a man when he's down -- Irving Chernev, on Przepiorka v. Prokes, Budapest, 1929

        by Spud1 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 at 07:07:08 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Predestination is of interest? (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Spud1
          I hope you mean that as a snark.  From what I remember from my Calvinist upbringing, predestination comes essentially down to all life being run by some etheric computer program.
          •  Exactly. I mean the conversation you will have is (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Jules Beaujolais

            of interest. I was talking to one guys and he said yes, in fact the socks he ws going to wear tomorrow had been selected. I tried to explain that if this is true, then logically I can go out and do anything, since it already has been determined that I will do so. He didn't seem to get it.

            I will add that many Muslims belieive in this too. The Mujhadeen fighters wouldn't seek cover from the Soviets because it was God's will if they were going to live or not.

            17. Ne5

            In chess you may hit a man when he's down -- Irving Chernev, on Przepiorka v. Prokes, Budapest, 1929

            by Spud1 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 at 01:07:47 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site