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This is an excellent post you know. I saw this video of Penn from Penn and Teller…and he asked the same questions. You know, I do tell people. As much as I can or as much as they will listen. Jesus said that all that the Father draws will come to Him. I get really really upset when I think about those I love not being in the same place I am when eternity comes, but at the same time, I have to understand that people make their choices, and yet, at the same time God chooses His own.
And what would be the point of your parents crying around you all the time? She may pray about you all day long and all night long for all you know…or maybe not.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say that you have excellent points. Fire insurance would be the way to describe it I guess. Billy Graham for instance.
February When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because . 2. Classical music enriches your emotional experiences. We're teenagers. We're the most moody, emotional people around. But the music we listen to doesn't lend value to our experiences. In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.
You know that whole thing in 2 Thesalonians about the falling away…or the apostasy…I personally believe we are sitting smack dab in the middle of it right now. We go to church one day a week and live like the devil the rest of the time. Not all of us, but a good deal. Anyway, the point is this.
Not everyone who claims Jesus as Lord really believes it.
They are really just relying on themselves and have found a way to feel righteous versus the sorry sinner in need of grace that they are. Jesus said it himself. God knows the difference and He keeps His own. They do care about those going to hell.
Bebok October 30, at 9: Once my mom quite devout Catholic told me she thought she would go to Hell because she had brought up an atheist. On the other occasion I asked her if she believed her Protestant friends would go to Hell, and she said no. I asked about Buddhists, Hindus, Neo-Pagans and finally atheists forgot animalsand she said: I guess my faith is quite weak.
I think that in researching religion we should earn an approach which would be more, say, functionalist, or behaviourist. Maybe religious phenomena should be examined along with similar nonreligious phenomena with no regard for the alleged inspiration from the beliefs?
As for the beliefs, I think some smart philosopher should go back to the question of meaningfulness of religious discourse, which the question reportedly died a quiet death together with empirical verificationism. The bible uses metaphor to describe hell so we do not have a clear understanding specifically of what it is like.
Also, many Christians like myself have tried to reach out to atheists many times but each time we are spat in the face or ignored. Bebok December 11, at You think the punishment is not eternal?
Or maybe not so obnoxious? Or maybe more mental than physical? Do you believe in fire, chains and stuff? There are hundreds of uncanny expressions, ambiguities and contradictions in the Bible.
It is not a particular standpoint that matters, but a readiness to face the evidence. Azraele February 15, at Christians should be pleading with family and friends even strangers to change their ways.
But we do, there are those that are subtle about it. Like speak about how gracious God is to us and show our faith by abstaining where we should.
Some give friends and family books on God.E-ciggs' are growing in popularity, and now evidence is beginning to emerge on what they do to people's health.
Origins. In , five high school students – Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich – in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school", used the term in connection with a plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about, based on a treasure map made.
Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the timberdesignmag.com’s one from “zippy do da” from Kingswood Middle School in New Hampshire: "Why do teens who smoke think they are so cool?" There could be many reasons why teens who smoke .
Ah, inappropriate. My least favourite word in the whole of the English language. But the English language has over a million words.
Why do I hate that one so much? (Especially since it’s used 29 times in this article?) Because I just don’t get it. And of course, plenty of other autistic people struggle too. On [ ]. Could fitness 'snacking' be your secret weapon this holiday season?
It doesn’t take a full workout to reap the mental and physical benefits of exercise. Young people indulge in alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking and drugs use for various reasons, sometimes as a solution to specific problems. Why do teens use drugs, alcohol and smoke tobacco? Teenagers take drugs because they want to change something about their lives.
Research shows that people take drugs mainly for the .