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by lyons24000
Thu May 22, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Premarital Sex and/or Promiscuity - What's your take on it?
Replies: 21
Views: 6053

I'm going to try to do something very difficult for me: Not use the Bible in my answer! For those of you who know me-how shocking! Right? :lol: I think that sex is something that should be waited for until marriage. Why? Is this reason because of religious beliefs? Absolutely not. Even when I was an...
by lyons24000
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death and punishment (Christian)
Replies: 30
Views: 8975

Well, sure, I wasn't trying to disprove your point. As you said, the scriptures can (and are) used to "prove" just about anything, so I prefer to leave that job to God. I just wanted to share what I believe concerning the eternal nature of the soul, and explain how I see the scriptures you cited. I...
by lyons24000
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death and punishment (Christian)
Replies: 30
Views: 8975

On your quote from Ecclesiastes: I'll use the whole book to put it into context. He is speaking about what is believed "under the sun" or in other words, from a worldly point of view. It is only according to the world that there is no knowledge in the grave. Slim, that is the LDS opinion on what "u...
by lyons24000
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: The best wiggin
Replies: 75
Views: 40374

I voted for Peter. Everybody says that Peter relied heavily on Bean and they are correct. What you are overlooking is that a good leader will use whatever he can to fulfill his purpose. Overlooking Bean in his ultimate plan because he didn't want anyone assuming that he was incapable of accomplishin...
by lyons24000
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death and punishment (Christian)
Replies: 30
Views: 8975

The entire idea of living without ever dying is somewhat intimidating, I would have to agree. I think, though, that once we're perfect it won't seem that out-of-the-way, you know? However, what gets me even more (and what I was thinking about today) is the thought that God was never created or born-...
by lyons24000
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death and punishment (Christian)
Replies: 30
Views: 8975

Context, context, context... Yes, that is a good point. Unfortunately, when people are trying to prove their faith, verses have to be taken out of context because too much information can make the meaning be lost to the reader. For example: If I said, "God sent His son to die for our sins so that w...
by lyons24000
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death and punishment (Christian)
Replies: 30
Views: 8975

Death and punishment (Christian)

Hey Guys, I'm back! Did you miss me? Do you even remember me? :x At death, you neither go to Heaven or Hell. You are just dead, just like many say. Yes, it's true! For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have...
by lyons24000
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Life On Other Planets: The Question
Replies: 33
Views: 11354

Hey guys! It's been about a year! Anyway: If life on other planets was indeed discovered there would be three groups when it comes to the religion aspect of the discovery. 1) People who would attempt to convert the aliens 2) People who would not attempt to convert the aliens 3) People who would conv...
by lyons24000
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Soul
Replies: 13
Views: 6253

The soul is you. It is not some separate part of the body. The Bible says that the soul can eat, bleed and die and that man is a soul. Therefore, the soul cannot be separate. Genesis 2:7-"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and ma...
by lyons24000
Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: And I also kept my virginity...
Replies: 25
Views: 6010

And I also kept my virginity...

I'm getting married today! Yes, I'm excited. No, I'm not nervous. Okay, a little bit. It's in about two hours and I just wanted to tell you guys because, hey, I feel like some of you are my friends. I want to keep all of you up to date. Yeah, I know that it's really soon after I proposed but darnnit...
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Name-Change Stereotypes
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

I offered that as an option but she declined. Plus, it would be a reluctant name change.
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question: What is a cult?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

Is your religion a cult, Lyons?
One thing I can never tell from your posts is whether or not you are being sarcastic or just trying to razz me. If you are not playing around then I'd appreciate it if you'd stop picking on me.

Thanks
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question: What is a cult?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

According to the dictionary, it is. If we go by the technical definition of "cult" I will admit that it is.

If we go by personal opinion, then I will say no, it is not a cult.

But personal opinion only counts to the person, hence personal.

Nice way to try to trap me, Nick, you jackass. :P
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Name-Change Stereotypes
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

My fiancee wants to hyphenate her name. Convento-Lyons. I don't like the idea but I am willing to let her. But I told her that I would never write our names: Shawn and Damaris Lyons Damaris Lyons will not be her name and I will always write it Shawn Lyons and Damaris Convento-Lyons I don't care what...
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question: What is a cult?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

I like the technical definition of cult as brought out in the dictionary. I've never actually looked it up until now but it pretty much says all religions are cults.

I really like that.
by lyons24000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question: What is a cult?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566


The way I've always heard it (and I've heard it a lot, growing up in a religion that many people call a cult) is that there are characteristics of cults, but most cults don't have all of them.
What religion did you grow up in?
by lyons24000
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question: What is a cult?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

This is how mainstream Christian websites define cults... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+cult I personally like: 1. A religious group that follows a particular theological system. In the context of Christianity, and in particular, CARM, it is a group that uses the Bible but distorts ...
by lyons24000
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The First Day of the Rest of our Lives
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

I moved into my new apartment and I've been here for about two weeks our so. I don't have the internet and so I've been gone from here for awhile. I realized this morning that when I was worried about missing anything important on PWEB that I had to drop in until I get the internet.

I miss PWEB.
by lyons24000
Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The First Day of the Rest of our Lives
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

The First Day of the Rest of our Lives

Okay guys. I bet some of you remember that I'm engaged now. Unfortunately, we have to move the wedding date up from April/May to February (personal reasons-need I explain more?). But tomorrow, I become a big boy. :lol: I'm moving out and getting my own place! And for those of you who already have th...
by lyons24000
Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

If you read that verse it can't be talking about wisdom that the wise possess but something else. If God always was then wisdom was always along with Him and could not have been created. Perhaps I jumped the gun saying that Trinitarians and non-Trinitarians alike attribute that verse to Jesus Christ...
by lyons24000
Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

I need to apologize for my tone in my previous post. I was not meaning to sound like a jerk. It's just that when the same "mistake" and explanation for why it is a mistake is thrown out there and it's wrong and each time I have to explain it again, each time I get a little bit more irritated. So aga...
by lyons24000
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

Now, Sybil, the Greek for John 1:1 is, "En arche en ho logos, kai ho logos en pros ton theon, kai theos en ho logos." Literally translated that is, "In (En) the beginning (arche) was (en) the word ( ho logos) ."- Clause One Notice the "ho" before "logos". That literally means, "The Word". If the wor...
by lyons24000
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

Then, on the Bible translations that lyons keeps quoting, those are the JW's denominationally specific New World Translation. It isn't very well respected by Greek scholars, and some of the differences that are very important to JW doctrine are quite notorious, like the first verse of John, "In the...
by lyons24000
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: In the beginning, there was ...
Replies: 224
Views: 71748

Oh come on. You can't tell me that a bunch of people, upon learning there was no higher being to answer to, wouldn't become grossly immoral. Sure, I don't think everyone would become immoral but many people would. I know for a fact that it would. One mistake I made in that sentence was not clarifyin...
by lyons24000
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: In the beginning, there was ...
Replies: 224
Views: 71748

With all of that information, SuminonA, I honestly must say that I don't know what I would do. But I can say that the world would fall into chaos because people would feel that no God=no rules.

CHAOS I TELL YOU, CHAOS!!!!!!
by lyons24000
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

The belief that Christ's death was actually the release of His soul from His mortal flesh "prision", i had thought it was exclusively Gnostic. Now don't go and put what I said in this light, please. I never said that his physical body was prison for his spiritual body. He just died in a physical bo...
by lyons24000
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

However, according to Scripture, "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is in vain, and you are still in your sins" (1 Cor. 15:17). Christ was raised from the Dead, you're exactly right. Jesus makes clear, even before death, that it is his body that will be raised up. He promises to raise up th...
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

Yes, you said that Christianity started in 36 CE. But guess what? It started when Jesus died and supposedly rose from the dead . That just depends on how you look at it. Further, you need to learn the difference between believes and know . The style is different from the rest of the Torah, the lang...
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

Question for Miguel: Are you Leto II? I ask because you really do remind me of him.
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christians are delusional!
Replies: 118
Views: 38753

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus came back as a spirit. "Why, even Christ died once for all time concerning sins, a righteous person for unrighteous ones, that he might lead you to God, he being put to death in the flesh, but being made alive in the spirit. "-1 Peter 1:23 and "Indeed, the sacred se...
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

1. Believe it or not, Jehovah's Witnesses aren’t the be-all-end-all of history scholars. The most widely accepted date for Jesus’ death, by Christian and secular scholars alike, is in either April of 30 or 33 CE. The dates of 27 and 36 CE are almost unanimously rejected. The gospels of Luke and...
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

1. Are you serious ? First of all, anything regarding Jesus after 33 CE is strictly in the realm of Christianity. That's when it stopped being a Jewish sect and became a religion of its own. Christian beliefs, even first century ones, are wholly irrelevant to Jewish ones at that point. While we're ...
by lyons24000
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 23736

Do you really think someone would be stupid enough to think that a piece of wood they carved a face onto is going to be doing any prayer-answering?
You seem to be forgetting the Golden Calf. Aaron pulled that creation out of thin air and said, "Here is your god!"
by lyons24000
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: In the beginning, there was ...
Replies: 224
Views: 71748

How much do they know about earth? Are they able to speak for their species as a whole? Is their opinion on the belief in a deity a stance taken by all of them? How hard is the evidence? Too many things come into question and so I really don't think it would make the Jehovah's Witnesses (as a group)...
by lyons24000
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Death penalty for serious criminal offenders
Replies: 64
Views: 24175

The chance of a prison break is very small, especially with modern prisons.
Hive_King, you are so narrow-minded. Is the USA the only country on earth? :P

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