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    I actually missed a few years because the numbers hadn't been invented yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    Sparky that web site is from a multi faith organization not a christian site. Give me a legit Christian group that says that. Show me in the bible where one of the apostles says that the story is a myth? No real Christian group says that it is a myth and you cant show one who does.

    This is from the site you referenced

    Christians follow the teachings of, and about, Yeshua of Nazareth, commonly referred to as Jesus Christ. (Jesus is the Greek form of Yeshua which is normally translated as Joshua; Christ is Greek for "the Messiah" or the "anointed one.") Yeshua was a Jewish itinerant preacher who was born probably between 7 and 4 BCE, probably in the Fall. He was executed by the Roman occupying authorities in Palestine, perhaps on a Friday, in the spring of the year 30 CE (e.g. 0030-APR-7). Estimates of the year range over about a five year interval from the late 20s to the early 30s. Most Christians regard him as the son of God. They further believe that he is God, the second person in the Trinity. (The Trinity within Christianity consists of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three separate persons, all eternal, all omnipresent, all omnipotent, all omnibeneficient, who form a single, unified deity.) Most Christians believe that Jesus co-existed with God before the creation of the world, was born of a virgin, was bodily resurrected about a day and a half after his death, and later ascended to Heaven. Most conservative Protestants believe that Hell awaits anyone who has not repented of their sins and trusted Jesus as Lord and Savior.

    Why do they keep saying most, meaning more than, is there some mistake here.

    I think that you are missing the point of the entire religion..

    As far as the reason we celebrate this time of year you are correct the Christian movement took over the pagan holiday because it is easier to eliminate the other belief if you celebrate on there holiday.
    First off UGLY R.C. Symes is a Christian theologian undeniably. You have your source right there not need for me to give you the hundreds of others out there, as it is a majority view.

    They keep saying most because it is the truth. I am not missing any point whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I thank you for your good wishes, but it hasn't happened in almost sixty-three years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    What did Paul McCartney sing?...When I'm SIXTY FOUR...!
    Yes, but then the Beatles grew up and John Lennon wrote, "Imagine . . . no religion."
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    Spirituality has nothing to do with religion, (it just has to do with WHO you are.) Religion SOMETIMES has something to do with Spirituality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    If that was a joke, ha, ha.

    If it wasn't, I was raised Jewish and observed the religion well into my teens, but logic and observations got me doubting the validity of organized religion at a young age, and eventually, any religion. I am no more a Christian than I am a Buddhist, Muslim, Jew or anything else, but the same logic that led me to deny God's existence also tells me that I could be wrong and the believers could be right, overabundance of evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.
    Not to drag people off topic, but what evidence do you have AGAINST the existence of God? I've heard several ARGUMENTS against God's existence, but not anything I would have considered evidence.
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    Show Her to me. By that I mean give me any evidence that a god exists. Something beyond wishful thinking, or faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Show Her to me. By that I mean give me any evidence that a god exists. Something beyond wishful thinking, or faith.
    The reasons that I believe:

    1- my upbringing. I grew up hearing stories about the things that God had done in the life of my family.
    2- the New Testament account of the Life of Christ. We have, in my opinion, a very special individual here, one who was able to convince large groups of people that he could work miracles and rise from the dead.
    3- Spiritual experiences in my own life. There haven't been many, but the few have been pretty profound.
    4- the impact I've seen in people's lives who follow the moral teachings of Christ. One particularly vivid example was attending worship services in a prison chapel with rapists and murderers, and hear the Warden tell stories of how violence on that block had dropped to basically nothing after mass conversions.
    5- I also think the argument from design is pretty compelling.

    I don't say these things because I imagine they will convince anyone, or because I think they are unassailable proof of anything. Just wanted to mention the things that made me, in part, who I am today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Show Her to me. By that I mean give me any evidence that a god exists. Something beyond wishful thinking, or faith.
    I'm not demanding that Spider prove to me that God doesn't exist, that's a major debate that I think people have to come their own conclusions on. I'm not here to convince you or Spider or anyone that God exists. I've just never heard evidence one way or the other, just people extrapolating arguments that essentially come down to if you can take things on a faith or if you only believe what you can see/sense.
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