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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    Maybe people in the East reincarnate, but those in the West do not.(?) Krishna, who some Hindus consider to be a full incarnation (purna avatar) of Vishnu, stated to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita that “You and I, Arjuna, have passed through many births. I know them all, even if you do not.” (4)...
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    I've got a hard copy in a box somewhere and one online version. Thanks for that. Bookmarked!
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    As we mature and gain awareness, it naturally becomes obvious that we are part of a social & ecological system. Our very survival depends on nurturing that. "Self is the first thing we know as babes and it is the last thing that we shall know as sages" - Paul Brunton
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    I'm all for any book that makes people think!
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    "A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never. To change your mind is the best evidence you have one.” ~ Desmond Ford
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    What do YOU think???
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    The difference between us is you get your morals from a book. That way you don't need to use reason. I try to use common sense. Yes, it's MY common sense and MY concept of goodness, but that's the best any of us can do. Although your goodness may come out of "The Good Book", it is you that...
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    You people are asking these questions like you really don't know the answers!
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    Live a good life! And, all that implies.
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    Faith w/ Out Works: Do Works Save?

    Has anybody asked themselves what is this salvation I'm trying to earn? Is it happiness forever in some heaven? Is it to idolize forever that great big "Celebrity in the Sky" called God? Those don't seem like worthwhile goals for a human being. "Live a good life. If there are gods and they...
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    Israel, God’s Chosen People

    Israel should take William Wallace's advice: "Lower your flags and march straight back to England (or wherever you came from), stopping at every (Palestinian)home you pass by to beg forgiveness for (almost) a hundred years of theft, r*pe, and murder.” -- Braveheart, William Wallace
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    Only Jesus truly satisfies the human soul

    "You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe." -- Carl Sagan
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    Only Jesus truly satisfies the human soul

    No, that means your book says one thing and their books say another. Why is that so hard to understand? It's blatantly obvious.
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    Are People Inherently Good?

    "No man deserves to be praised for his goodness unless he has strength of character to be wicked. All other goodness is generally nothing but indolence or impotence of will." -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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    Only Jesus truly satisfies the human soul

    Well, at least I've shown you Christians another perspective. It's easy to get caught up in a Christian universe and have little thought of the rest of the world and their views of reality.
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