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Leonard James
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Belief in God.  Reply with quote

It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Belief in God. Reply with quote

Leonard James wrote:
It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?


Is belief simply about how we treat others then?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Golden Rule Vimes....

The Golden troll...

Dammit - I've shown my true colours now.. innit!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Belief in God. Reply with quote

Morning Sam,
Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?


Is belief simply about how we treat others then?

Of course not, that was only half the way Jesus encapsulated his teaching. It's the other half I am questioning the need to believe in.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Belief in God. Reply with quote

Leonard James wrote:
Morning Sam,
Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?


Is belief simply about how we treat others then?

Of course not, that was only half the way Jesus encapsulated his teaching. It's the other half I am questioning the need to believe in.


If this thread is all about acceptance of the theological teachings of Jesus, rather than the ethical teachings, where does the "behaviour of atheists vs the behaviour of Christians" thing come into it then?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: Belief in God. Reply with quote

Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
Morning Sam,
Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?


Is belief simply about how we treat others then?

Of course not, that was only half the way Jesus encapsulated his teaching. It's the other half I am questioning the need to believe in.


If this thread is all about acceptance of the theological teachings of Jesus, rather than the ethical teachings, where does the "behaviour of atheists vs the behaviour of Christians" thing come into it then?

Sam,

It was a simple question and needs a simple answer. There is no need to wander off into the realms of theological conjecture.

Let me start you off :-

1. Atheists don't need to believe in God.

or

2. Atheists need to believe in God because ...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Belief in God. Reply with quote

Leonard James wrote:
Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
Morning Sam,
Samuel Vimes wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
It is a fact that many atheists treat there fellow man as well as Christians do, so what need do they have to believe in God, even supposing they could?


Is belief simply about how we treat others then?

Of course not, that was only half the way Jesus encapsulated his teaching. It's the other half I am questioning the need to believe in.


If this thread is all about acceptance of the theological teachings of Jesus, rather than the ethical teachings, where does the "behaviour of atheists vs the behaviour of Christians" thing come into it then?

Sam,

It was a simple question and needs a simple answer. There is no need to wander off into the realms of theological conjecture.

Let me start you off :-

1. Atheists don't need to believe in God.

or

2. Atheists need to believe in God because ...


You see, it's easy to leave out the irrelevances when you really try.  






P.S. Isn't the existence of God a "theological conjecture"?  


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