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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    Rather neat how you managed to keep to the resurrection theme with diabetes - even Jesus couldn't manage that miracle!
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    I don't ......... Maybe "idiot" Christians and atheists have something in common - a determination to ridicule those that don't agree with their point of view? Righteous anger, there's a lot of it about?
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    To use your analogy, I don't view theology as non-fiction - more like a mystery novel....... Hopefully, there'll come a day, a final chapter, when the mystery is solved.......... Metaphors - like the parables spoken in the Biblical text by Jesus, contain the truth, but i.m.o. can't be described...
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    Faith doesn't "insist" it's above reason and evidence - it just doesn't look at the world from that prism. I have faith, yet I agree that I don't have any evidence for it...... Faith is not the only area of life that doesn't concern itself with evidence -eg. art and literature - but they often...
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    Recovering Evangelical

    Or, in chansen's case, what we don't believe............... ;)
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    My faith is like the tide - it ebbs and flows........ But, like the tide, it's a constant in my life. My regret is that when I need it most the tide of faith is often at the low water mark. it seems to be so much easier to have faith when things are going well and I'm filled with gratitude.........
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    If you can't so much as entertain the possibility of faith, then perhaps you are inflexible? It's true that ethically I may have more in common with some atheists than conservative Christians, but my faith is important to me and I'm content to be on my own journey. Conservative Christianity has...
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    Wonderful post -I thought it should be rewarded with acknowledgement, rather than a boring "like".......
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    I go back to my original quote By Serene Jones - the bit about a myriad of interpretations........ Process Theologians don't see God as ultra-powerful, but needing to work with us to achieve the common good and bring about the Kingdom. I refer you to "God Can't" by Relational Theologian Thomas...
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    This can apply equally to atheists as believers.......
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    That suggests to me that the motivation for faith/religion is fear of dying and ceasing to exist............ I must confess I suffer from that fear also. In my vivid imagination I see folks sitting in churches, mosques, etc all over the world sucking on pacifiers, as babies do to comfort...
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    It's interesting how we folks want to be definitive in our interpretation - and show less inclination to just accept the most likely truth - we simply don't know........
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    Yes, I agree. Except I don't think it was as rational as that - I believe their devotion and love for Jesus (emotional response) was an important factor. (When you love someone who has died, you often still sense their presence). I go along with a Process Theology idea that God couldn't prevent...
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    Er, your use of the word "loopholed" I'm guessing suggests that you are not open to a "myriad of interpretations"?
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    Let's talk about the Resurrection

    I tend to agree....... But I still have a shy hope in an afterlife -as for its form I'll have to wait and see. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't.......
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