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I'm sure you know more about scripture than most but in the Bible, didn't God exterminate a bunch of people he didn't particularly like and wanted to start over with Noah and a boat?

Off topic so I'll keep it short.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+6:5-6,11-12

I don't think he killed them because he loved them.
And then there's the story of 'Sodom' and Gomorrah. Which entirely refutes what you said...

God gave Sodom & Ghmorrah multiple chances to repent. The last chance they tried to rape an Angel.

Not that I care. It's just some food for thought

Read Genesis, then Matthew. Should clear most questions up.
 
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Cannuck

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Hi

if....
earth, is mother nature
and man,
is trying to destroy it
then
for earth to survive
man, must die

unless, he changes his nature

imo...

Our consumer behaviour is well-honed. Another verse which may be relevant to today...

"The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish. The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left." Isaiah 24:4-6
 
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Q: What is the greatest surprise Billy Graham has found about life?
A. “The brevity of it.”

Billy Graham once fielded this question from a university student, and he offered the above answer without hesitation. In his autobiography, Just As I Am, he recalled the exchange with the following note:

“As I have been working on this book, many of the things I have recounted seem as if they happened only yesterday. Time moves so quickly, and no matter who we are or what we have done, the time will come when our lives will be over.

“As Jesus said, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4).
 
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if....
the earth to mourns
then
it must have compassion
like an emotion a mother feels
and such is why
a few men are left

imo....

Good point but I think the earth morns is a reference to the suffering of the living, mankind, animals, birds, fish, plants.
 
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“Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.”

“If someone strikes you on the cheek turn the other cheek.”

Sometimes disagree wit 2nd but it’s admirable

This helps me:

27“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself.
 
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"Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it."
Oscar Wilde


Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
 

NickB

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Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
"Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money."

:xf.rolleyes:
 
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"Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money."

:xf.rolleyes:

1) The Spirit of God has empowered people to go to all corners of the earth to help others.

2) Hell is not forever. People do not go directly to hell when they die, that is a 20th century error.

3) God will do everything possible to keep you from dying, including suffering in your place for the harm you have caused.
 

NickB

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1) The Spirit of God has empowered people to go to all corners of the earth to help others.

2) Hell is not forever. People do not go directly to hell when they die, that is a 20th century error.

3) God will do everything possible to keep you from dying, including suffering in your place for the harm you have caused.
Right - I am going to make this my last post here and let you guys get on with it........don't want to become troll like in my behaviour

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. – Richard Dawkins

And finally.........

"Religion is like a Pen*s. It’s fine to have one. It’s fine to be proud of it. But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around, and please don’t try to shove it down my throats."

I'll see around you in another thread :xf.wink:
 
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I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. – Richard Dawkins

That's not true. The whole life of a Christian is trying to make the world a better place.

And finally.........

"Religion is like a Pen*s. It’s fine to have one. It’s fine to be proud of it. But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around, and please don’t try to shove it down my throats."

I'll see around you in another thread :xf.wink:

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
 

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ― Carl Sagan​
 
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