is religion merely an unproven theory, in particular the christian faith

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    thepenofareadywriter

    thepenofareadywriter Well-Known Member

    I really don't think anyone has tried to prove it...at least in the last 100 years.
     
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    Bugeye

    Bugeye Well-Known Member

    Faith based beliefs are, by their very nature, unproven and unprovable.
     
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    thepenofareadywriter

    thepenofareadywriter Well-Known Member

    just a thought here...But has anyone actually followed the basic steps? when jesus said follow me, wouldn't that mean every step of the way? If he turned right the follower would also have to turn right, or he would be on the wrong path.So before he actually began his preaching he went into the wilderness for 40 days to be tempted. Anyway I would think that a person would have to do that very same thing even before they open their mouth about their belief.
     
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    SB85

    SB85 Well-Known Member

    I think many folks follow the religious belief system because it was taught to them at an early age. There is plenty of people making tons of profit from the worship of "Gods" from pastors -authors of these so called 'holy" books.
     
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I think religion in general is a form of mental illness, one of the few that is contagious

    I had it a couple times. Lol
     
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    Bugeye

    Bugeye Well-Known Member

    I see religion and spirituality as VERY different.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    For sure, and Im not bagging on people who are genuinely into their religion. Just the cock heads who don't believe but still use it to control well meaning humans.

    Though ya gotta admit it sounds crazy.
    But then again thinking we arrived on accident sounds crazy too.

    As per usual I have no answers
     
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    mmjmon

    mmjmon Well-Known Member

    Find all the answers you need at JW.ORG
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I scared but im going to go see what that is
    Edit...
    Lol and now I know
     
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    theories are based on science and fact, religion is the complete opposite of science and fact, therefore not a theory, just some hocus pocus passed down through the years
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I honestly buy into the whole accidentally ingesting hallucinogens started it all and what people learned was good, then people did what people do.
    They got high and started fucking.
    Then they got greedy
     
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    Beefbisquit

    Beefbisquit Well-Known Member

    "Theory" in the way that you're using, typically means "explanation based on the best available evidence".

    If there was evidence to support religion, faith would not be a requirement.
     
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    thepenofareadywriter

    thepenofareadywriter Well-Known Member

    "explanation based on the best available evidence"...would obviously not be the people professing the belief, because they show no evidence. So would not the best available evidence be the bible it self...
    it seems to me the faith that people claim is not the same faith that the bible speaks of, their faith is empty and shows no evidence which would prove they didn't do their homework [follow jesus to the t.] that is IF the bible were a fact...Now would these same people accomplish anything if they were scientist? also does not science it self require faith?
    Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
     
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    Science does not require faith. Science is reproducible and peer reviewed
     
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    thepenofareadywriter

    thepenofareadywriter Well-Known Member

    So what would be your definition of faith?
     
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    Blind
     
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    Sativied

    Sativied Well-Known Member

    It is even worse, they actually think there is “evidence”. Not something just religious folks do though, it’s quite common among cannabis growers as well, accepting wishful thinking or marketing or simplistic (mis)perceptions or something they read as evidence.

    But you do think 101 years and longer ago anyone tried to prove christianity? o_O
     
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    thepenofareadywriter

    thepenofareadywriter Well-Known Member

    I think that the problem is, [blind] because what I am seeing biblically, is that biblical faith is not blind and that biblical faith should produce evidence...
     
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    Hotwired

    Hotwired Well-Known Member

    Religion is big business. That's all it is.

    Who do you think it is that supplies all the candy, puppies and vans? :blsmoke::finger::finger::finger::finger::blsmoke:
     
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