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A.C. Grayling on humanism
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Does the bible say people should have a religious practice?

I bet he never read this bit>>\/

Galatians 6:4, 5
.But let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. 5 For each one will carry his own load.


And, in it's original context, is that passage about religious practice specifically or about personal behaviour in general?


What religious practise exactly would that be?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What religious practise exactly would that be?

You introduced the phrase into the discussion - shouldn't you know already?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What religious practise exactly would that be?

You introduced the phrase into the discussion - shouldn't you know already?


Don't be silly, Just because some ego eccentrics have made a religion up out of their personal idea of the matter does not mean that it is a religion.

The early teaching was called the way not a religion.

Now they should be a follower of the teaching of Christ or a Christian, still not a religion, if it is a religion then followers of A. Grayling would also be a religion would it not?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't be silly

I wasn't aware that I was being so.

You introduced the phrase "religious practice" into this thread so presumably, instead of suddenly deciding that you don't understand your own words, you ought to know what you meant by it. Simple enough?

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Now they should be a follower of the teaching of Christ or a Christian, still not a religion, if it is a religion then followers of A. Grayling would also be a religion would it not?

I haven't the faintest idea what on earth you're babbling about.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I haven't the faintest idea what on earth you're babbling about.


Don't worry, that's quite normal when dealing with James. Sometimes it feels like he's having a conversation with someone else entirely.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:
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Don't be silly

I wasn't aware that I was being so.

You introduced the phrase "religious practice" into this thread so presumably, instead of suddenly deciding that you don't understand your own words, you ought to know what you meant by it. Simple enough?

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Now they should be a follower of the teaching of Christ or a Christian, still not a religion, if it is a religion then followers of A. Grayling would also be a religion would it not?

I haven't the faintest idea what on earth you're babbling about.


Grayling in his lecture made the same mistake you are making that religion and the bible are the same thing, which they are not that is why religion is on the way out along with all its weird practises.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Grayling in his lecture made the same mistake you are making that religion and the bible are the same thing

I'm sure that Grayling's lecture could be intelligently and patiently criticised in any number of ways, but that's not what he said at all. Where on earth did you get this idea from?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I haven't the faintest idea what on earth you're babbling about.


Don't worry, that's quite normal when dealing with James. Sometimes it feels like he's having a conversation with someone else entirely.

Yes ... yes, I'm beginning to see what you mean.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shaker wrote:

I haven't the faintest idea what on earth you're babbling about.


Don't worry, that's quite normal when dealing with James. Sometimes it feels like he's having a conversation with someone else entirely.

Yes ... yes, I'm beginning to see what you mean.


One thing that man is doing is lumping the teachings of the bible in with religion when in reality there is little they have in common.

He like most having not read the scriptures but just gone on hear say use their ignorance of scripture to take an independent coarse.

What he needs is the facts of the case before he starts on others way of life that does not quite harmonise with his mind-set.
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