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Do people not believe in god because they cant see how he loves them?


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Initial post: 1 Mar 2013 12:13:07 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 12:17:51 GMT
gille liath says:
How old d'you think God is in dog years?

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 12:28:13 GMT
only the individual can answer that

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 12:30:41 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 13:04:31 GMT
I Readalot says:
Strange question for the fiction forum, but then some people would say that God is fictional anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 13:38:14 GMT
Steven says:
hmmm you took the words out of my mouth.

Posted on 2 Mar 2013 21:41:29 GMT
monica says:
Unless content of OP is clumsily ironic comment on thread title I'm at a loss, so I've been amusing myself trying to figure out what 'Bhd' is short for. Bernhardt? Brunhilde? am I wrong to think there's a shop called British Home Depot? You don't owe anyone an explanation, Mr Leyshon, but I'd be grateful for one and everyone else would be grateful to be told what you're on about. Cheers.

Posted on 2 Mar 2013 21:52:13 GMT
schwartz says:
In an attempt to link this to the fiction forum - What do people think of the Bible as a work of fiction? I found revelations pretty entertaining, but for the most part I found it pretty dry, with far too many passages of X begat Y, who begat Z.. ect.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:14:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Mar 2013 00:19:04 GMT
gille liath says:
It's not short for anything, it's a misprint for Bhs (British Home Stores). Notice that d is next to s on the keyboard.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:17:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Mar 2013 00:20:06 GMT
gille liath says:
Obviously, frightfully amusing quips aside, it's not a work of fiction (whether or not you believe in God, or believe that what it says is true). Some books (Ecclesiastes, Job, Song of Songs) are better reading than others but, as CS Lewis said, judging it on literary merit means reading it without attending to the main thing it is about.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:19:27 GMT
Anita says:
BHD is short for Bahraini dinar. Does it fit?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:20:41 GMT
gille liath says:
What do Bahrainis have for their dinar?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:23:37 GMT
Anita says:
What makes you think I know?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:26:01 GMT
gille liath says:
Are you saying that you, like Bhd, are too short for Bahraini dinar?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:29:47 GMT
Anita says:
Certainly not. I've never even been a dinar short

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 00:31:39 GMT
gille liath says:
That's funny, i thought you were short of brass in both senses...

Well, enough of this merry riddling. Bedtime.

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 09:43:18 GMT
I Readalot says:
A big problem with the Bible is that it has been translated so many times and through different languages, we have no way of knowing if the original translation was accurate, incorrectly translating a few crucial words would completely change the meaning, it is also open to many different interpretations.

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 11:22:38 GMT
Scribbler says:
The Bible is a wonderful work of fiction; the characters, the stories, the themes are as colourful and as vibrant now as when it was written but for all that IT IS FICTION and those poor sops who think its anything else, really ought to get out more.

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 11:48:11 GMT
Anita says:
What really angers me is when some half-witted individual comes and claims that those who think otherwise are idiots who should go out more. Too much outing is harmful for health, both physical and mental, and sometimes it's just too obvious.

What I honestly believe is that no one, not the most religious person, not the most fierce atheist, not anyone inbetween (there are lots of varieties of "inbetween") can say for sure if God exists or not. It's just the matter of personal belief (or lack of). No one has proof, no one can say for sure "you are wrong" for anyone else.

There are *lots* of theories on what the Bible may be based on, how much of it can be true (if any), how realiable are translations, et cetera and et cetera. Too many people not outing enough. But somehow I do respect all of them much more than someone who just screams his or her personal opinion as an universal truth

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 14:33:28 GMT
Scribbler says:
Religion; opium of the masses and belief system used by a select group of men to subjugate all other men and especially women. Misogynists are thick on the ground when you look at all the Churches but beside that, in the 21 century, I would have thought it incumbent upon all mature adults to think for themselves and not be so gullible. However, if some people are persuaded that some old grey gent lives up there in the sky and bathes them in his love, then so be it. Personally, I'd prefer to work out my own beliefs based on what I see and know to be true supported by scientific fact and no amount of preaching by various men dressed up like a Christmas trees is going to make any difference. You believe in your God and I'll believe in my fellow men and women.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2013 19:58:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Mar 2013 20:04:38 GMT
gille liath says:
You understand neither religion nor literature, so that it would be difficult to know where to start. But the specific point I was making is that the Bible, whether true or not, is clearly not a work of fiction. Anyone describing it as such, if not simply being flippant, needs to sit down and have another think about it.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 06:58:02 GMT
Ethereal says:
I agree, but doubt the poster was really talking about the Bible in their original post and more of their views on religion as their second post makes clear, and this thread gave them the excuse to air these.
Though what the thread is doing here - the OP seems aware it's the fiction not religion forum from their initial post. Spreading the word maybe ...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 10:20:52 GMT
I Readalot says:
Like the people who come in 2's to your door.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 13:37:54 GMT
Chris says:
My gut feeling when this thread first appeared was atheist troll. Had a look on the religion forum, and could only see one thread by this person a day after this was started. Definitely suspect.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 13:52:42 GMT
Sou'Wester says:
Have a look in the politics forum (if you can bear to!) - I think this will put the OP into context!
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