View Poll Results: Does Jesus talk to you?

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  • Yes, I hear the voice of god.

    6 9.23%
  • Yes, in the form of signs, dreams, etc., but no voices.

    6 9.23%
  • Maybe, I'm not sure.

    5 7.69%
  • No, I've never experienced this.

    39 60.00%
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    9 13.85%
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If I slam Democrats, I get a warning but if someone slams Christians they get.....nothing. Makes perfect sense.
    You have over 3,000 warnings?


    On topic,

    Jesus doesn't talk to me personally. I did have two interesting experiences when I was a kid though. One where I thought I saw Jesus, and am still not to sure, and one where I asked God a question and he seemed to have answered indirectly.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This thread is nothing more than a chance to slam Christianity.
    And your point is?
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Four out of the ten are irrelevant unless you worship the Jewish god. The prohibition on "killing" or "murder"-- depending on translation-- is either so broadly-worded as to be useless or is a truism.

    A man could do worse for his personal morals than Jewish law, but the Ten Commandments ain't much good without the rest of it.
    Favorite activities of Christians include:

    Lying, and
    Backbiting..

    Those are two of the worst things described in the bible, for a reason.. Our whole society is ruined partly by these two aspects, its so deeply integrated into our society that we are used to it, in our Christian societies.
    Did you know that one synonym/hebrew word for "backbiter" is the hebrew word for "satan"?
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This thread is nothing more than a chance to slam Christianity.
    And you say that like there's something wrong with it. If there is one group on this planet who has EARNED a bit of slamming, it's Christianity.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And you say that like there's something wrong with it. If there is one group on this planet who has EARNED a bit of slamming, it's Christianity.
    "Christianity" is a single "group?"

    How about, instead, we slam a guy whom does things such as claim to have read everything by Joseph Campbell, but shows no evidence of ever having retained any of it? Or whom will mention things such as leprechans or fairies in place of making an argument about a topic, and smugly act as if a point has somehow been made? Or whom consistently makes inaccurate claims such as:

    • the "theist view, which simply refuses to change no matter what the evidence says"
    • "Religion simply makes **** up"


    Earned slamming, indeed.

    I don't agree with Felicity often, but she nailed you this time:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/1057855328-post67.html

    And in your insipid response, we could tell that you knew. Do us all a favor and either think a little harder, or bow out of these conversations altogether. You contribute nothing of substance.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This thread is nothing more than a chance to slam Christianity.
    That wasn't the intention of this thread. The intention of this thread was for me to take an informal poll of the DP community in hopes of finding out what percentage of people honestly believe Jesus talks to them.

    I'm not slamming Christianity.

    Whether or not someone who thinks Jesus talks to them is crazy doesn't (or shouldn't) reflect upon that religion. There are plenty of crazy people in all religions (plenty of crazy athiests too). Just because theres a couple of nuts in the bunch doesn't mean they're all bad, or that their shared religion is bad.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    "Christianity" is a single "group?"
    No, Christianity as a general concept. Last I checked, nobody singled you out for slamming. If you decide to take general comments about Christianity personally, that's your problem.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Do you believe that your god could not speak to people thus, if he so chose? Or is it that you believe that neither he, nor any other god, would ever choose to do so?

    I have felt the presence of the gods many times, as you say, in the tales of their deeds and in the words of Odin, even filtered as they were through many human hands. But I have also, on a handful of occasions, felt their presence much more clearly and directly than that, and once I would say that I was spoken to exactly as you have described-- as clearly as if he were standing right next to me.

    I know that my mental health stands to be questioned even on the best of days, but I don't dare dismiss the experience as a trick of bad brain chemistry. It was one of the most influential experiences of my life.
    If someone claimed that they could hear their God's voice as clear as they would hear their friend's, I would be concerned for their mental health. That doesn't mean I would not examine the situation and look at the context in this, too. Since it is not something that seems to occur, often, I would find it's veracity to be highly unlikely and be skeptical, but I would not dismiss it outright. I would consider the possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

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    Does Jesus talk to you?I have no problem with someone debating an ideology or such, be it Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or whatever. However, baiting comments will not be tolerated, nor will personal attacks. Stop both immediately.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Four out of the ten are irrelevant unless you worship the Jewish god. The prohibition on "killing" or "murder"-- depending on translation-- is either so broadly-worded as to be useless or is a truism.

    A man could do worse for his personal morals than Jewish law, but the Ten Commandments ain't much good without the rest of it.
    Not really.. Christians also follow the old testament, but the new testament completely breaks away from it, and encourages worship of Jesus, and statues and so on, which is strictly forbidden in the old testament.

    The Christian part of most European systems have a heavy weight on the ten commandments, which really all Christians break.

    To me personally, it clearly seems that Christians are really Jews led astray by Jesus to break with all the teachings of the old testament, they appear confused. They teach the ten commandments, yet do not follow them, they teach both the old and the new testament, yet they do not follow the old.
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