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If you profess to follow the "one true faith," how do you know yours is correct?

#1IamvegitoPosted 9/16/2013 6:27:56 PM
How do you determine that you are correct and that anyone else who thinks that they are correct is wrong?
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#2Nitro378Posted 9/16/2013 6:37:27 PM
My basic instincts/moral sense (the one true faith is of course socialism).
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#3Iamvegito(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 6:38:24 PM
Nitro378 posted...
My basic instincts/moral sense (the one true faith is of course socialism).


Well yeah, everyone knows that. But ideology and religion are different... aren't they?
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#4Nitro378Posted 9/16/2013 6:40:58 PM
I guess that depends on your level of fervour...

But sorry, don't mind me, off topic. This Greece stuff is just getting me in a bad mood.
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#5Polish_CrusaderPosted 9/16/2013 7:18:13 PM
I know the God of the bible is real because of the miracles he has worked in my life and the infallible historical accuracy of the bible.
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#6SirThinkALotPosted 9/16/2013 7:26:28 PM
Iamvegito posted...
How do you determine that you are correct and that anyone else who thinks that they are correct is wrong?


Because I think I have good reasons to believe what I believe and find alternative explanations lacking.
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#7Iamvegito(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 7:36:36 PM
Polish_Crusader posted...
I know the God of the bible is real because of the miracles he has worked in my life and the infallible historical accuracy of the bible.


Do you have more to say about the bolded?
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#8Iamvegito(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 7:37:03 PM
SirThinkALot posted...
Iamvegito posted...
How do you determine that you are correct and that anyone else who thinks that they are correct is wrong?


Because I think I have good reasons to believe what I believe and find alternative explanations lacking.


If you don't mind, could you elaborate?
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#9Polish_CrusaderPosted 9/16/2013 7:53:59 PM
Iamvegito posted...
Polish_Crusader posted...
I know the God of the bible is real because of the miracles he has worked in my life and the infallible historical accuracy of the bible.


Do you have more to say about the bolded?


Best example: The history of original sin.

Original sin started with wanting to have knowledge like God- good and evil. Thats what the apple was about. The snake lied and said "Oh no its not bad, God doesnt want you to be like him". That was only half true. The problem was- humans cannot handle knowledge of evil, it makes us want to do it. Just like the tower of babel, just like lucifer failing to rebel against god and getting thrown into hell. Sin starts with trying to be God. When you break it down- sin starts when we are trying to be something that we are not suppose to be.

So the history of sin rings 100% true till today. The greatest villains of society- Stalin, Hitler, Mao tried to have all power to themselves (wanting to be god like) and ended up becoming the most evil hated things humanity had to offer.

Look at the history. Knowledge is power. Sin is bad. Jesus is the way to goodness.
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#10Nitro378Posted 9/16/2013 8:02:46 PM
Yeah, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao couldn't get close to the bodycount of the Christian god. I guess they just didn't have the stones to be gods, though they were definitely god-like.
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