Is Christianity the answer?

Is Christianity the answer?

Postby IronFist » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:45 pm

Do you believe that America needs to be more religious? Yeah, it's pretty understandable that there are not too many people believing in God nowadays (me as well). But religion gives us moral basis, teaches us to love our family and how to be happy with simple things we have. I don't like the direction America is going right now. We crave for more and more entertainment, our lives go way too fast, we forget about those things that can bring us real happiness. I think that Christianity is the answer for all people who are depressed or lost their way.
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby Medius » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:48 pm

IronFist wrote:Do you believe that America needs to be more religious? Yeah, it's pretty understandable that there are not too many people believing in God nowadays (me as well). But religion gives us moral basis, teaches us to love our family and how to be happy with simple things we have. I don't like the direction America is going right now. We crave for more and more entertainment, our lives go way too fast, we forget about those things that can bring us real happiness. I think that Christianity is the answer for all people who are depressed or lost their way.


I think that Christianity by itself does not answer this, as it is used too often as a way to attempt to elevate oneself over others.

What we need are ethical people who value each other. You can have that with or without Christianity. In fact, I very rarely find these traits to be consistent in Christians, even though they are the basic tenants of the religion.
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby carlsen » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:13 pm

Medius wrote:
IronFist wrote:Do you believe that America needs to be more religious? Yeah, it's pretty understandable that there are not too many people believing in God nowadays (me as well). But religion gives us moral basis, teaches us to love our family and how to be happy with simple things we have. I don't like the direction America is going right now. We crave for more and more entertainment, our lives go way too fast, we forget about those things that can bring us real happiness. I think that Christianity is the answer for all people who are depressed or lost their way.


I think that Christianity by itself does not answer this, as it is used too often as a way to attempt to elevate oneself over others.

What we need are ethical people who value each other. You can have that with or without Christianity. In fact, I very rarely find these traits to be consistent in Christians, even though they are the basic tenants of the religion.


Do you think the more a person is educated that he is ethical also

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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby Medius » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:15 pm

carlsen wrote:
Medius wrote:
IronFist wrote:Do you believe that America needs to be more religious? Yeah, it's pretty understandable that there are not too many people believing in God nowadays (me as well). But religion gives us moral basis, teaches us to love our family and how to be happy with simple things we have. I don't like the direction America is going right now. We crave for more and more entertainment, our lives go way too fast, we forget about those things that can bring us real happiness. I think that Christianity is the answer for all people who are depressed or lost their way.


I think that Christianity by itself does not answer this, as it is used too often as a way to attempt to elevate oneself over others.

What we need are ethical people who value each other. You can have that with or without Christianity. In fact, I very rarely find these traits to be consistent in Christians, even though they are the basic tenants of the religion.


Do you think the more a person is educated that he is ethical also

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No. I find that the more educated a person is, the more they believe they need to focus their time on ways to force other people to be ethical.

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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby eynon81 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:30 am

some types of Christianity. Lutheran and (not extreme) Catholics....Baptists and Calvanists in general are bad for society.
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby John Galt » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:17 am

says the christian

    Accordingly, it must and dare not be considered a trifling matter but a most serious one to seek counsel against this and to save our souls from the Jews, that is, from the devil and from eternal death. My advice, as I said earlier, is:

    First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss in sulphur and pitch; it would be good if someone could also throw in some hellfire. That would demonstrate to God our serious resolve and be evidence to all the world that it was in ignorance that we tolerated such houses, in which the Jews have reviled God, our dear Creator and Father, and his Son most shamefully up till now but that we have now given them their due reward.

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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby spacemonkey » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:22 am

You can act civilized without belonging to any religious club. Or, you can act like a barbarian Neanderthal without belonging to any religious club. However, most religious clubs do promote acting civil.
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby eynon81 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:52 am

John Galt wrote:says the christian

    Accordingly, it must and dare not be considered a trifling matter but a most serious one to seek counsel against this and to save our souls from the Jews, that is, from the devil and from eternal death. My advice, as I said earlier, is:

    First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss in sulphur and pitch; it would be good if someone could also throw in some hellfire. That would demonstrate to God our serious resolve and be evidence to all the world that it was in ignorance that we tolerated such houses, in which the Jews have reviled God, our dear Creator and Father, and his Son most shamefully up till now but that we have now given them their due reward.

    -- Marin Luther


yeah and the Baptists used to be cool....I was speaking of the modern incarnations of those faiths.
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby eynon81 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:56 am

spacemonkey wrote:You can act civilized without belonging to any religious club. Or, you can act like a barbarian Neanderthal without belonging to any religious club. However, most religious clubs do promote acting civil.


in America anyways, the church was one of the more solid bricks in the foundation of civil society....
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Re: Is Christianity the answer?

Postby cat » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:40 pm

IronFist wrote:Do you believe that America needs to be more religious? Yeah, it's pretty understandable that there are not too many people believing in God nowadays (me as well). But religion gives us moral basis, teaches us to love our family and how to be happy with simple things we have. I don't like the direction America is going right now. We crave for more and more entertainment, our lives go way too fast, we forget about those things that can bring us real happiness. I think that Christianity is the answer for all people who are depressed or lost their way.


America doesn't need to be more religious, but need more of Jesus Christ.
I agree most of your points, Christianity is the answer, not only it gives us moral basis, it also tell us that God Love Us and want to have a personal, intimacy relationship with everyone of us. Jesus will come back soon and save us!!!
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