@pe7erpark3r Specific to Christianity, I think my biggest misgiving can be summed up in the parable of the Prodigal Son. The younger son gets his inheritance early and spaffs it away on hedonism. The older son has to continue toiling the fields. Now, I get the overall message. Forgive the younger son for being a d1ck and forgive the older son for his bitterness because they both get swallowed up in the greater meaning of God.
But at the same time ...it seems like very, very basic common sense to treat people's human sensibilities with respect. Imagine if the older son represented, say, the entirety of the working class of England (what's left of it). Imagine them flinging their hands in the air and saying, "Right, Dad, you're getting no more work from us".
Society would collapse in a malaise of hedonism and conceit (and if we carry on at this rate, it will really happen)
I mean, under those circumstances, Christianity would still be an incredibly important thing, perhaps still the most important thing in the world, but at the same time, I personally have got nothing to relate to. Which is not a criticism of Chritianity at all, it's just my personal thinking.
@pe7erpark3r haha this is funny. Hmm we are still the masters of our fate and the captain of our souls. Our future will depend on what we did or what are the decisions we had from the past.. I believe our yesterday mold us to be ready and wise for tomorrow. We have the free will to be morally right or wrong , free will to believe or not, etc. From the moment we have survived the race when we're still spermatozoa til now that we decided not to end life, we are practicing our free will.
Today I had an idea I thought I should post here. I think it is really important that we learn to communicate who we really are, or maybe who we are and how we feel and see things in this very moment instead of just trying to please others. Because beeing honest is the only way in which others can like us – because otherwise they'll just like some persona we created and we'll continue to be alone.
Of equal importance is to learn to give others the opportunity to communicate their real self to us. This means that we learn to really listen – which is more than just hearing what the otherone says of course. Seems just as hard to me as the first thing though.
PS: questions like yours create such opportunities, keep up the good ideas!
I think cheating is one of the worst things to do to a person because it feels like your soul has been ripped out of your body and you feel down for many days
Pls..for real, i'm gonna turn it back.. If you were in serious relationship.. For instance you love me very" much. As if you cant life without me, but you have been enganged of him tho, will u cheat at me?
@trose18 quoting the bible doesn’t mean anything here
That is really sad. Because what Jesus said and did there is really worth considering. He actually made a pretty good argument...
To me personally a death sentence really doesn't make much sense. After all, isn't suicide called the easy way out? Sure it hurts to know that you're on death row, and it might scare you alot. And the execution itself may be painful too depending on how it's enacted. But it is just a moment, a short time.
I don't mind being dead you know? Instead if I knew I'd have to stay on this earth forever, that is something I'd call hell.
If you ask me, having your freedom restricted, and knowing you'll never get out, is a waaaay better punishment. Most people wouldn't want to be in prison. Even though I guess there are a few out there who have that kind of fetish 🤷
But back to the Bible: Our culture is built on the idea of individual freedom and responsibility and yes, even though it has gotten out of fashion, of repentence and forgiveness. The judicial system however fails in many instances terribly (especially in the US) to enable people to change. Instead most people go in and out and in and out again...