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by Azarel
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Scripture
Replies: 40
Views: 6425

I thought I would offer this translation of Phillipians 2:5-6... Verse 4 is about being humble and regarding others as better than yourself... Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah, Yeshua. Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equalit...
by Azarel
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Book Itself
Replies: 2
Views: 769

My favourites are: The Complete Jewish Bible : David Stern Great additional information (prophecies and fulfilments, Glossary, maps) Jewish transliteration for names of people, places, books and titles such as: Elohim, Adonai Tzvaot, Ruach HaKodesh(holy spirit). Olam Hayamim (days to come), Messiani...
by Azarel
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Fellow Christians
Replies: 32
Views: 4758

thank you for responding, and maybe a new thread is needed (or just a PM) but could elaborate on why Jesus' 3 years preaching was a waste? My initial thought is that even if the OT was the true word of God, Jesus' teaching was reaffirm it and present it in a new way else who would take notice of one...
by Azarel
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Fellow Christians
Replies: 32
Views: 4758

God has better things to do than to dictate texts, anyway.
I'd be genuinely interested to read what you think they are. [not sarcasm]
by Azarel
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 164
Views: 24043

"When you decide, four ways are open to you: good, evil, life and death. Your own decision make the choice. ...Sirach says we are free and responsible, so did Moses in Deut 30:15-20 "life and death are before you, choose." But, I think generally, you have to accept also that God is able to act and ...
by Azarel
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Replies: 36
Views: 4805

It's not so much that I would see it as against nature, because the second you say that, people start referring to same sex pairings in monkeys, indicating that 'nature' allows for it. I believe I see it contradicting the first commandment, (not the Deuteronomy one, the Genesis one) "Be fruitful, go...
by Azarel
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Replies: 36
Views: 4805

Well, I did say 'perhaps'.

Also to be honest, this topic is an eternal minefield. Neither side will ever fully back down.
by Azarel
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Replies: 36
Views: 4805

Peter Tatchell: "Although I disagree with Dale Mcalpine and support protests against his homophobic views, he should not have been arrested and charged. Criminalisation is a step too far." He says that he disagrees with Dale Mcalpine, but Dale Mcalpine did not give his personal opinion, he voiced w...
by Azarel
Thu May 13, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: National Day of Prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 4012

...Then I take back my uninformed response. As since it is uninformed, it is not relevant, thus not harming your point.
That's what I get for making statements instead of asking questions.

...I suppose the key question is: Is a day like this mandatory for all?
by Azarel
Thu May 13, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: National Day of Prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 4012

[Original post removed by author for great justice due to lack of knowledge... Carry on]
by Azarel
Thu May 13, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Replies: 36
Views: 4805

Sorry that my comments provoked this reaction in some of you. Though your comments to each other are ultimately your responsibility. --- I cannot vouch for the spin the guy in question used to convey his beliefs to the person who got him arrested, but by reading the words in Leviticus cannot be cons...
by Azarel
Tue May 11, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Replies: 576
Views: 74199

Just played through:
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Back to back.
by Azarel
Tue May 11, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Scripture
Replies: 40
Views: 6425

Poetically, I like Job 40:21 (I think that's the one)

"Under the trees it lies, in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh..."


It's about Behemoth, and it has a "Eats, shoots and leaves" kind of ring to it.
by Azarel
Tue May 11, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: National Day of Prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 4012

I think in fact it would fairer to ALL Americans and a greater step toward equality is there was only ONE day called "National Day of Reflection". People would then be free to either: - Pray for national priorities - Pray for Leaders - Take stock of one's own role/contribution in the country - Take ...
by Azarel
Tue May 11, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Replies: 36
Views: 4805

It's yet another example of (in this case) secular agenda-pushing (aka Equality). The fact that an arrest was even considered against someone quietly discussing his beliefs in a one-on-one conversation is just proof of how (at least western) society has failed to recognize that it has gone batsh!t c...
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Ordinances, Sacraments, Rituals, Practices, etc.
Replies: 126
Views: 16745

In honest clarification I meant saying to people "i am the king" in order to get them to believe him. In that verse, he's answering a direct question yes, it is as you say but he also said that he was not of the world and that his kingdom was not a strictly worldly one. By which point pilate most li...
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

On the other hand, this highly suggest Jesus is not an equal to the Father. And how is the Spirit different from God himself? I'm not saying he is. When they say "he was filled with the Spirit" how is it different than saying that Jesus or God inhabitted them? Thats the kicker, its not, because the...
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

The thing is, Christians read the bible and read: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth..." soon after they read: "...the Spirit of God was hovering over the water..." Then in the new testament they read Jesus saying: "...I and the father am one" ...And what they do is they take G...
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 164
Views: 24043

Removing books from the Bible, such as Esther and James; the former because it never mentions God, and the latter because of the emphasis upon works, if I recall correctly.
Also, although maybe not totally relevant to the thread, Jude was also nearly removed due to it alluding to the book of Enoch.
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

Evidence as in what? The bible? Sorry, but you should reserve the word "evidence" for something more substantial. A good evidence, for example, would be archaeologically verifiable past prophecies, or even prophecies about the present; that would help me to believe in destiny. Help, but not prove, ...
by Azarel
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Ordinances, Sacraments, Rituals, Practices, etc.
Replies: 126
Views: 16745

So Jesus was talking in a metaphor, but Genesis is literal? It's called cherry-picking Christianism. ...That doesn't happen TOO often now does it? Faith is devoid of all merit, belief is the sole property of the individual, and Jesus never once called himself King, yet some of us call him that, for...
by Azarel
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

The bible is not a scientific manual. If evolution is true then there are NO deities of any kind. If there are no deities, then you can probably rule out any form of afterlife. If there is no afterlife, then no one will be be able to say "I told you so". If we evolved, then our ability to speak, our...
by Azarel
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

I had a random thought, what if humans came from dirt, as told in Genesis, but evolution was still occurring? There's just a few problems with religion for me. First, the same God is worshipped in Judaism, Christianity, and possibly Islam (correct me if I'm wrong), all with differences. Why would t...
by Azarel
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

Upthrust. Rocks that were once under water are now above water because of tectonic activity. It's pretty simple, really. ...I now have cartoon images in my head of Everest shouting over to Vesuvius saying "Go on, on me head son!" and then saying "Ooh, Halibut, smashing, I'll save that for later." I...
by Azarel
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 49068

There is also my earlier post . If it's too much effort to look at how the days match up: no.1 is light and dark; no.4 is sun, moon, and stars no.2 is water and sky; no.5 is fish and birds, and no.3 is water and dry land; no.6 is plants and animals. This is undeniably poetic. Even if God created th...
by Azarel
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Ordinances, Sacraments, Rituals, Practices, etc.
Replies: 126
Views: 16745

CTCT: Who has said the priest is the one performing the miracle in communion. When I attend mass with my Catholic wife, I see the Priest offer the Bread and Wine upwards and say Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us...
by Azarel
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Houses of Worship
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

I'm kind of looking for a church right now. It's hard to do, because my beliefs are so individual and personal; I was raised in a very strict, evangelical Baptist tradition. Church school Monday through Friday, church Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday, VBS, daily devotionals, weekly Bible ...
by Azarel
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Voyager 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

I agree with Hawkin, we should meet them somewhere halfway, somewhere real public, with inaccurate signposts just to be sure.
If we don't like them, we can give them a DVD boxset of Big Brother, American Idol and X-Factor to put them off coming to our lovely planet.
by Azarel
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A question for Catholics
Replies: 34
Views: 11232

Why would be more likely to look anywhere else for guidance? The TV shows and adverts tell me to sleep with whoever I want, whenever I want and if there's a hiccup, dump them, move on and leave a trail of abortions or child support behind me. There ever decreasing amounts of censorship on that sort ...
by Azarel
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

What I find quite funny nowadays is that Christians are ridiculed when they say God created the world. This is because God requires no cause and that makes no sense to people who are rooted in naturalistic and finite thinking. This is why evolution needs the earth to be billions of years old even th...
by Azarel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A question for Catholics
Replies: 34
Views: 11232

You want natural? When a new silverback gorilla takes on a mate, he typically slaughters all her offspring from previous mates. That's the natural world for you. Monkeys also engage in homosexual sex. Many animals have sex outside of their mating pairs (if such pairing even exists). The difficulty ...
by Azarel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

Surely Boothby you understand that prostate cancer is a mutation, as all diseases being detrimental in nature. In fact, who ever heard of a beneficial mutation!? In the same way, weak lower spines are the result of either lack of exercise, mutations/malfunctions in life or during pregnancy. Maybe sp...
by Azarel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

Thank you for your responses Boothby, you seem very sure about these things. I keep coming back to the speech thing because with pack animals, most of whom need to be very quiet when hunting, seem to eat and coordinate a hunt easily enough without talking or growling very much. So I have to ask the ...
by Azarel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

"Purpose" implies a plan... Since there is no overall "plan" for us, our purpose is what we make it out to be. I'll go with a utilitarian purpose: The greatest happiness for the greatest number. Questions: 1. Why is there no overall plan? 2. If our purpose if what we make of it, what do we need mor...
by Azarel
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Our Purpose...what is it?
Replies: 101
Views: 13922

Our Purpose...what is it?

I was thinking to myself the other day about the purpose of life for human beings , and wondered with all the different beliefs in this forum, what people think the purpose of Humans is. When forming an answer consider the following: - The purpose(s) that many if not all animals seem to have and ful...

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