Jump to content


Photo

Christianity Thread


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
211 replies to this topic

#181 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:42 AM

Hello. Im a Catholic but i don't go regularly to Mass. My belief is that there is a supreme being but for practicality's sake - it is Jesus. Im not really a follower to the practices that the Church imposes. I declare myself as semi-agnostic if there is such a thing. Your thoughts please.

This came from the other topic but I refuse to create an argument among proud atheists so I posted it here.

People do not realize the issues but man by nature is atheist. He got no clear idea of God, reason for the many pagan ideas he concocted from the worship of nature to the worship of his fellow man.

But there are people who get to walk the Way. They found God. Scriptures are clear about these things.

One man, Abraham, was a patient and giving person. He was never in a war path. He was not selfish and was giving. He found God eventually. He was tested and he passed the test since when God asked for a holocaust or sacrifice, he did not withhold his son, Isaac. This made him the first or father of what is about to come.... the many standing nations on Earth.

What I am saying is Walking the Way is far different from religious methodology where organizations manage how people ought to think. Abraham found God yet the pagan religions in his days do not offer the same knowledge of God. In other words, Abraham discovered Truth but this Truth was never taken from knowledge passed on among men.

Jesus showed us the Way to the Father who is the source of all life. It was a procedure that requires the person to give up everything for the test. Faith in this sense is like a vessel, or a ship that you get to ride on to take you to the destination, which is God. Atheism is tantamount to the shipwreck of faith. Once you get convinced that there is no God, then you stop pursuing the Way. You give up the struggle by denying that the destination exists. Thus not only do you fail on the tests, but you create the impression that failure is the same as success.

Catholics are given saints to guide them. One of them, St John Bosco had a vision of the great struggle awaiting the church. Using the metaphor of the ship of faith, safety is mooring at two immovable pillars. One of them is Mary as Perpetual Help - this is the novena devotion at Baclaran Church every Wednesday. Incidentally this is also given as a sign in one of the classrooms used as relief center during the recent earthquake in Bohol.

The other pillar is the Eucharist, which provides that truth that the faithful are not just individuals but collectively comprise the body of Christ on Earth. They are made whole or one as the Father and Son are one. Mary as help of Christians offers motherhood to many of us sinners who want reliable instructions to survive life's struggles. By acknowledging Mary as Mother of the Church, the faithful is able to claim brotherhood to Jesus too and a place or position in the Kingdom that will reign without end.


Realize that these pillars provide safety from the destructive storm threatening to destroy the Catholic faith.

#182 bakedzitiguy

bakedzitiguy

    Lover

  • (06) Chronic Poster
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,435 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:38 PM

ever felt a breeze blowing in your face whenever you pray or feeling afraid? started decades ago after attending LS seminar. may nabasa ako sa bible dati na isang prophet took this a sign of God's presence. others who felt this thing happening to them?

#183 p4tr1ck

p4tr1ck

    the grandmaster

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 759 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:worldwide

Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

May kasabihan.. Ang maniwala sa sabi sabi.. Ay walang bait sa sarili.. May mga taong nagpapakabanal.. Pero demonyo naman ang ugali.. Kunwari nagsisimba..pakitang tao labg pala..bato bato sa langit ang tamaan huwag magalit..at ang pikon ay laging talo..mas Mabuti pa minsan mga taong walang relihiyon..mas matino pa ang pag iisip.. Halimbawa nlng ng mga nag aaway away na

#184 deathscythe0402

deathscythe0402

    Magis

  • (06) Chronic Poster
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,420 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:deathmetal music, billiards, basketball, mixed martial arts, movies, kulitan at tawanan

Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you because if you love only those who love you, what reward is in that?"

-Jesus



God bless us all...

#185 K E L S Y - G R E Y

K E L S Y - G R E Y

    K-E-L-S-Y :)

  • (04) Casual
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 220 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:SOUTH :)
  • Interests:--}> FAR FROM YOURS :) :)

Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

Faith in god is not shown on how
frequent u go to mass
not seen on how many religious decors u have in ur house
not spoken through memorizing verses in the bible
its in the strength and power of ur faith in his kindness and love that reflects on your
mind, body and soul

#186 oscartamaguchiblackface

oscartamaguchiblackface

    Sensualist

  • (10) Super Poster
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,286 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:40 PM

Is this a mere coincidence? Or are there dark forces at work in this case?

http://www.huffingto...kusaolp00000592


Monster Energy Drinks Promote Satan, Viral Video Claims
The Huffington Post | By Ed MazzaPosted: 11/10/2014 12:43 am EST Updated: 11/10/2014 12:59 am EST

So what's really behind the popularity of Monster Energy drinks? Could it be...Satan?

One woman seems to think so.

In a video that went viral on Facebook and YouTube over the weekend, the unidentified woman recites a series of conspiracy theories about the drink. Specifically, the notion that the "M" in the "Monster" logo is really made up of a Hebrew "6," repeated three times.

Yes, that would be "666."

"You see these Ms everywhere -- hats, T-shirts, bumper stickers. Is there another agenda here?" the woman asks. "If God can use people and product, so can Satan."

Still have doubts? She has more clues, such as claiming the line through the "o" in "Monster" is really part of a cross, which represents the Antichrist. She says that when someone drinks from a can and tilts it upside-down, the reversed cross represents witchcraft.

"Bottoms up, and the Devil laughs," she says. "Something to think about."

She also points to the "Unleash the Beast" motto on each can as well as the company's supposed used of implied profanity in its marketing.

Many of her complaints about the drink have circulated online before, with some users on the Snopes message board reporting a similar message circulating on Facebook in 2009. However, none of the others have spread this quickly.

The Facebook clip posted by Andrew Blevins this weekend has already been viewed more than 8 million times while the YouTube version posted on Sunday racked up more 1.5 million views in less than 24 hours.

Monster has not responded to numerous people sharing the video on its Facebook page. However, when these religious claims have surfaced in the past, others,including members of the Christian community, have pointed out that the so-called "number of the beast" is not three sixes, but 666 -- as in six hundred and sixty-six -- which would not be represented in Hebrew by a six repeated three times.

Also difficult to explain would be the fact that Monster Beverage Corp., which owns the Monster Energy drink, also owns Peace Tea.



#187 Julianda

Julianda

    Omry feek antia

  • (08) Fanatical Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,648 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:54 AM

This came from the other topic but I refuse to create an argument among proud atheists so I posted it here.

People do not realize the issues but man by nature is atheist. He got no clear idea of God, reason for the many pagan ideas he concocted from the worship of nature to the worship of his fellow man.

But there are people who get to walk the Way. They found God. Scriptures are clear about these things.
 

 

Actually, man by nature is an agnostic theist. They believe in something that they trust;  i.e. doctrines or teachings  in their religion (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism etc. ) albeit, it’s not possible to justify their belief in god’s existence.  And I guess anyone who is not that faithful to his religion can be deemed  as one. 



#188 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:49 AM

 

Actually, man by nature is an agnostic theist. They believe in something that they trust;  i.e. doctrines or teachings  in their religion (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism etc. ) albeit, it’s not possible to justify their belief in god’s existence.  And I guess anyone who is not that faithful to his religion can be deemed  as one. 

Come to think of it, there is an element of exclusivity here. You have to enter the Kingdom of God spiritually to acknowledge Divine existence. Even people of faith got to work and enter this Kingdom first, otherwise they remain in the dark and must rely on their doctrines for instructions.These doctrines act as guidelines or instructions but many will surely fall for wrong directions or wrong interpretation of what is written, thus the phrase, many are called but few are chosen.

 

Jesus chastised the Pharisees who had been given the keys to the Kingdom yet refuses to enter it and unnecessarily increase the burden of others who are trying to do so using MAN MADE RULES.

 

 

Jesus made the path straightforward with one direction - Follow his example.



#189 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:13 AM

The Pope epitomizes the word "Christian". I have nothing but superfluous praise for the Pope. 

Filipino acceptance of the Pope is so positive and pleasant. However we got to listen to the tireless message of Pope Francis that we need to reach out in solidarity or oneness.
 
Yes, Jesus commended Simon the apostle and named him Peter, that means ROCK, as metaphor for the quality or strength of building material (stone) that will be used to build the church. The faithful ought to understand that collectively we are Christ's body on Earth. Christians are God’s temple on Earth. We are expected to have the faithful resolve of Peter and pattern our lives on the corner stone, who is Jesus himself.


#190 Julianda

Julianda

    Omry feek antia

  • (08) Fanatical Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,648 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:12 AM

Come to think of it, there is an element of exclusivity here. You have to enter the Kingdom of God spiritually to acknowledge Divine existence. Even people of faith got to work and enter this Kingdom first, otherwise they remain in the dark and must rely on their doctrines for instructions.These doctrines act as guidelines or instructions but many will surely fall for wrong directions or wrong interpretation of what is written, thus the phrase, many are called but few are chosen.

 

Jesus chastised the Pharisees who had been given the keys to the Kingdom yet refuses to enter it and unnecessarily increase the burden of others who are trying to do so using MAN MADE RULES.

 

 

Jesus made the path straightforward with one direction - Follow his example.

 

Please note that I only quoted the highlighted one of your post.  The rest of it can’t be argued since there’s a manifestation of one’s belief.   I’ll cease from here.



#191 cocoy0

cocoy0

    Collector

  • (10) Super Poster
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,044 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Manila
  • Interests:health issues, politics, mysticism, sci-fi, fantasy , anime, religion, war, and being young.

Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:41 PM

I was watching the Pope on TV and was expecting him to preach on esoteric matters, or just spout material not unlike the pastoral letters sometimes read in church in lieu of a homily. The man can give a homily all right. Sayang lang at hindi Tagalog ang translation.



#192 _mademoiselle_

_mademoiselle_

    passionate seducer

  • (07) Avid Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,546 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

always pray to god



#193 Roar100

Roar100

    Chaser

  • (04) Casual
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 67 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

Always remember the papal message of mercy and compassion.

#194 FleurDeLune

FleurDeLune

    The Lightworker

  • Ambassador
  • 5,177 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:51 PM

Christianity, when properly understood, is a religion of losers

 

Read the article first before you react. 

 

 

But if I am right about the meaning of Christ’s passion, then a church is at its best when it fails, when it gives up on all the ecclesiastical glitter, when the weeds start to break through the floor, and when it shows others that failure is absolutely nothing of the sort. This is the site of real triumph, the moment of success. Failure is redeemed. Hallelujah.

 

 



#195 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:35 AM

I saw this History of Christianity video produced for BBC TV by a professor from Oxford University - Diarmaid MacCulloch. It provides deep insight on the history of what is now the belief system of a third of the human population. He feels that Christianity is struggling for survival in Europe but thriving elsewhere, in countries such as Taiwan and Korea.

 

Maybe Old World Europe was where Christianity became exclusive and for the privileged or the rich and powerful. This led to its waning popularity.among the normal people who had since protested the authority of the Catholic Church and starred the atheist movement of replacing God with socialism.

 

It is fascinating to know that when Spain was converting the New World, making Christ known to far flung places, the Old World was already suffering from apostasy. 

 

But the style of this video documentary touches only on how people have regarded Christianity over the last 2000 years rather than what the belief system got to say about what is to come.



#196 Julianda

Julianda

    Omry feek antia

  • (08) Fanatical Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,648 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:30 AM

I saw this History of Christianity video produced for BBC TV by a professor from Oxford University - Diarmaid MacCulloch. It provides deep insight on the history of what is now the belief system of a third of the human population. He feels that Christianity is struggling for survival in Europe but thriving elsewhere, in countries such as Taiwan and Korea.

 

Maybe Old World Europe was where Christianity became exclusive and for the privileged or the rich and powerful. This led to its waning popularity.among the normal people who had since protested the authority of the Catholic Church and starred the atheist movement of replacing God with socialism.

 

It is fascinating to know that when Spain was converting the New World, making Christ known to far flung places, the Old World was already suffering from apostasy. 

 

But the style of this video documentary touches only on how people have regarded Christianity over the last 2000 years rather than what the belief system got to say about what is to come.

 

How or where can I watch it? Or is there any link that you can provide for us? 


Edited by Julianda, 09 May 2015 - 02:31 AM.


#197 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:45 PM

http://www.theology....macculloch.html

This link is the best I Can do for now. The documentary may have been posted online years ago, but BBC police the sites and removes links that infringe on copyright materials.

#198 FleurDeLune

FleurDeLune

    The Lightworker

  • Ambassador
  • 5,177 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:20 PM

The link seems immaterial since it does not show any documentary video that was being asked by a poster. Where is the said video then? 



#199 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:53 PM

search function worked better today

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=L2c_wHpAaLI



#200 hit05

hit05

    Wanton

  • (05) Regular
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:22 PM

http://www.ovguide.c...hristianity.htm

 

Apparently there are 6 episodes for this TV Series.