Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Uhhhhhhhh, John? May I Have A Word?

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by GwynJ on January 27, 2001 00:41:27 UTC

I don't know about you, but i wasn't born enlightened. and i'd surely had enough of 'places of worship' when i was finding the truth. people make churches, and they're good places to meet to join in praise and study and worship - if ALL are believers, eating off the same banquet table. but i didn't know there was such a table til finding so many crumbs leading to it outside the hall.

even in a non-secular discussion, berating is not part of the power of persuasion of anything besides one's ego being fragile. i think you'll agree that enlightenment comes from hearing 'someone whispering' and wanting to find out more, leading to a personal relationship. church is then there for folks to get together who recognize that personal relationship within themselves.

the bible tells us to question teachers, taste the words to make sure they're valid. god didn't make dummies or robots, so we should not seek others' submission to our narrow human views, no matter how lofty.with all due respect. now remember the role of ambassador, yes?

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins