Regina came back with a great reply earlier re the point I was trying to make - [that may have been dragged on for too long. ]
That 'yes' it may have been only teh middle east that got flooded and the people of teh middle east may have seen that as 'the world'.
That acknoweldged my point.
And makes more sense to 'me'.
I did appreciate that.
acknowledging that proposed 'maybe' obvioulsy hasn't diminished Regina's faith any.
..and wasn't what I was trying to do.
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04-03-2012 14:05 #331
04-03-2012 15:33 #332
I'm interested to know what "speaking in tongues" entails, I've heard of it but never looked into it.
I guess I could google but since we're on the subject!
04-03-2012 15:35 #333
The second reason I believe is that nuns, priests etc are reflecting the "Christ and his bride (the church)" ideology. They are bound to the church as Christ was/is, with the Church as their bride.
I may be wrong, but that's what I had always assumed about why the Church felt they should remain celibate.
04-03-2012 16:36 #334
I haven't totally dispelled, the notion that the flood covered the whole earth myself, but I figure it's more likely that the floods only effected that section of the globe but it's totally possible that my logic, as much as I think it's great, isn't as great as I think and that being as God is all powerful and he can do all things...therefore it is also possible that the flood effected the whole earth. Either way, it doesn't effect my faith any so I really don't care LOL
04-03-2012 16:41 #335
Des - It does mess with my logic though.
and I'll stop there.
I apprecate people have 'faith' in 'something'. That's as much as I can give, sorry.
04-03-2012 16:47 #336
But I accept that you think it would mess with your logic to contemplate these kind of things....just surprising that's all
04-03-2012 16:54 #337
Ofcourse I do LOL -- I wouldn't be in this thread, or starting threads about the afterlife or creation vs afterlife if I didn't think 'what if!?'
I'm sure there are aliens - Aliens in the sense that there is life on a planet that is not ours -- I don't know what they'd look lke though... I think it would be beyond my comprehension.
I can't accept the arc family re populationg teh WHOLE earth as we know it but I can accept that they might have been the Grandfathers of the Middle East
04-03-2012 17:22 #338
Elijahs Mum - thanks for your (and your sisters!) perspective on Noah and the Hebrew texts. From what you have said, it does seem unlikely that the idea of the flood being a possiblitiy of 'part' of the world is a mistranslation from Hebrew - English.
Deserema - thankyou for sharing about your past - I think it is absolutely amazing that you have come through that and still have faith in God. I find that many people find it difficult to separate 'God' and 'The church', and when we turn away from a damaging church, it is easy to turn away from God... I think it's great that you were able to turn away from your cult/ church and still maintain a relationship with God.
Lily - that's really interesting hearing about the Orthodox (I think you said it was Greek Orthodox?) beliefs about women in the bible, and how that relates to women today. Thanks for sharing!
04-03-2012 17:50 #339
But it's ok....I don't really care if you don't, just would be nice if you could play the what if game here...just for fun you know. Might make us feel a little less like you think we're just total whack jobs baaahaaahaaa
04-03-2012 17:56 #340
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