So does the morally righteous God create or conform to states of pure morality?
He is those things.
The reason there is good in the world is because all of those benevolent thoughts and actions are a reflection of God.
We were made in His image, so we share a little glimpse into what He is like.
As for sin and evil, that's what separation from God is like.
When we compare subjective morals between nations/states/people, we are infact comparing them to an objective moral standard, which is what we could call God's standard or absolute good/law.
C.S. Lewis goes more in detail about this in his book "Mere Christianity".
This. if there was no God, we would be nothing but savage animals seeking to fulfill our chemical urges. there would be no such thing as "good" or "wrong", everthing becomes relative and lawless
>if there was no God, we would be nothing but savage animals seeking to fulfill our chemical urges
I guess there is no God then
Does the timid growth of arab atheists offer any danger to Islam homogeneity in Middle East, or is it just a stupid ilusion?
i find it really strange how the west turns atheist right when i became a christian.
i never thought i would be defending traditional european christianity on 4chan against atheists
i wish i converted when 4chan was majority christian and atheists were told to gtfo back to reddit
i have noticed that white people are becoming either atheist or neo-pagan like /pol/.
they are backstabbing 2000 years of christian history, they are stabbing their ancestors in the back who held Jesus...
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Is there a more under rated modern president?
I've heard people call Carter underrated, but I just don't see it. Basically their arguments always boil down to "he wanted to be a force of good but somehow fucked it up." That doesn't make you underrated, that just makes you a failure.
Romans are ___________.
Thesis: theistic god
Synthesis: the Absolute/the One
When will the fedora and auereole tippers realize there is a third option that transcends both?
Is it true that the Dark Ages left an irrecoverable hole in history? Will we ever manage to make up for all the undone progress and lost knowledge?
Can someone explain the HRE for me? How did they manage to be the geographically largest kingdom/empire in medieval europe, yet fail to really do anything? I mean of all that I've read about them, it seems to be a giant mess of internal squabbles and other petty bullshit
How were soldiers disciplined in Rome?
What happened in Britain after the Romans left? Were the romanised celts conquered by the saxon raiders?
few Britons were ever "romanised", the Roman legacy was played up by British historians because they liked the idea of Britain carrying on the Roman imperial tradition
read "The Isles" to find out more
west country represent
Who are some Atheistic Saints?
I don't understand the question, why would they make em a saint then?
Saint Nietzsche? He wouldn't like that very much although we can say he would deserve it since he knew how a great intellectual attack can prolong the downfall of the target and even cause it's revival in favour.
dont know exactly how long people stay on this board but a long time back but I said i was going to be a Christian monk(Anglican monastery), i went to the monastery, which met all my ideals, i mean its literally a working communism, it fucking works! but God told me it wasn't what I should do, which sucks
Im fully aware im talking to atheists right now, just had to express how every awsum thing history and everything says about monasteries are true, so gloriously true
Religion can really draw people to the single-mindedness and selflessness that can make living communally work well. Not only having the idea of something bigger and more important than one's self to guide you, but living in a small enough community to affirm that those around you feel selfless as well sounds like a perfect way to live. Of course, not everyone can live like that but still...
Hope you find success in wherever you feel called.
Beyond the remove kebab memes, why did the breakup of Yugoslavia trigger so much civil disorder and genocide?
Official Naval thread, Everything from triremes, longships, carracks, ship of the line till <25years ago. engagements, technological improvements, relative capability. All things naval go.
What went wrong?
How can we know that trees don't feel any pain when we cut off their branches?