maradona wrote:I understand that a person cannot be forced to believe in god mentally. But that doesn’t stop people from forcing others to do it.( all im saying is there are many people who have been forced to be Christian or they can risked losing their family, friends etc.). if you don’t understand what I have just wrote above, just do your own research or I can even give you an example if you like. ok sorry I said that u are selfish, but do you agree with me that many Christians are very selfish and all they think about is themselves and their family?. I understood what you said about American culture and im also asking you that does it cause any harm to anyone if they promotes other culture as uncivilized.?
If you don't believe and you're just "acting" then it's not "true" Christianity. There are children who go to church because it will make their mom/dad happy. There are children who don't believe but they up a show because it will make their mom/dad happy. Such parents should come to terms with reality and allow their son/daughter to do as they wish. You can only show them the way to God and the choice is theirs. You can't force it on them. So I still stand that no one can be forced to be a Christian. You can act like one though. Well those very selfish Christians don't really understand certain things. And it's those Christians who fall for cheap tricks by pastors. Some people they want to hear preaching where a pastor will tell them "you will prosper and buy cars, houses,". The Bible says godliness isn't a means for financial gain. Not everyone understands that. Unfortunately. And those are the Christians you speak off. I know what you're talking about. There are many t.v. preachers who build on the confusion of these Christians and sell them books like, "Unleash Wealth Over Your Life Today" Consider how Ghanaian culture is immitating American culture. Where we are shaking of some of our values and taking up American ones 'cause we want to be like them. Has that change been for the better or worse? I also wrote that because you said Christians tell people their old ways which work for them are wrong. Americans tell people their old ways are uncivilized . Why don't you criticize the Americans? Also, if you feel that someone is not up to your standard and your better than them, how will you treat such a person? Consider what American's have been doing in other countries from Roosevelt's time.
“Wars and bombs are fought and thrown in the name of Christians? I can get atheists in here who can tell you how awful that statemet is. So Ghadaffi wasn't a Christian and that's why his people wanted him out? Or maybe because Germans weren't Christians that's why WWII was fought. Come on, brother.” Guess
Example, president bush also used the Christian propaganda when he invaded Iraq.
And "now again", Mr Bush is quoted as telling the two, "I feel God's words coming to me: 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God, I'm gonna do it."
also check out the crusades while you are at it.
C'mon, bro. You and I both know that war wasn't fought over/because of Christianity or God. It was over oil The war wasn't fought over or because of God/Christianity. You and I know it. And also, consider what happened around that time. How many people started going to church when 9/11 occurred? Why run to God when turns aren't looking too good? Consider also that "tactics" are involved in politics.
I think its wrong for Christians to get beat or get killed because of their believes, obviously some people can’t control their hatred so they will do something like that. Also im guessing those Christians know what they are doing and what they are trying to achieve. All this stuff contribute to my atheism because I think about it all the time why god isn’t doing anything about it.(well im sure you are thinking the explanation is in the bible, I don’t think its good enough for me. Not very logical in my opinion.)
I don’t remember saying Christians are confused people but I think all I do is ask questions, maybe some of my questions are very extreme. I don’t hate Christians at all and also I don’t make fun of them I come here to learn more about different believes and why people have chosen to believe what they do that’s all.( just recently I have learned about eck from kwame that I didn’t even know and I think its interesting.)
Unfortunately, aside from "read the Bible" and "pray to God", I don't really have any answers to give you on some of your questions. I'm not God. I'm just like you, brother. I have questions of my own as-well but God isn't made any smaller or bigger because the things in this world leaves me confused. God's thoughts and man's thoughts are very different, brother. That's all I can tell you. Also "I don't think its good enough for me", sounds like you're asking some of these questions with certain expectations for answers. I can't tell you what you want to hear or what will satisfy your ears, bro. Many people ask some of their questions expecting to hear certain things back as responses and when they don't hear them that's when they assume all kinds of things. But it's human nature I guess. Not very logical? Have you considered how you are looking at things, considering things? One person can read the Bible and become a changed man, the other can read it and it would be just like reading a regular novel. Why do you think that is? What's the difference in approach used by the two people?
The reason I made my comments about your blood boiling over matters of God, Christianity was because of how you replied to one of the posts in one of the threads. You thought the guest poster was a Christian and even went on to insult him/her not knowing it was quophi aletse. You tone suggests you don't really have a "soft spot" for Christians. I always feel/think you're holding some kind of grudge against God, Christianity whenever I read your posts (true talk). It's good to know you don't hate Christians I also learned about that ECK stuff here. And met guys like Aletse, and Q'lypse.
In closing, you feel that you have these questions that doesn't make sense when you think about it and God doesn't answer your questions but what about science and some of its loop holes?
- Does it answer ALL questions?
- Does it offer solutions to ALL problems?
- Check out statistics of how life has changed in America since Christianity & prayer were taken out of schools.
- Why is that when some people are in Ghana and things are hard they are super Christians but when they go abroad and life gets a bit easier they turn around to say "there is no God"?
- God doesn't exist but yet why do many turn to this same God who supposedly doesn't exist in times of trouble?
Certain things just can't be explained but it doesn't mean they don't exist or that they are false. Religious and spiritual matters aren't simple elementary things. they are very complex issues depending on how deep you go