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Would He not want all creation to be folded under the wings of His love?2 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
Do you believe God would allow burning souls in hell for eternity, if He had the power to prevent it?
He does have that power? Doesn't he?15 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
In religious terms there is "going to the devil" of course. In normal society, selfish people sometimes (only sometimes) lose friends. Would there be a loss of self-respect?2 AnswersFriends8 years ago
For example, because you listen to someone you trust, who persuades you your conscience is false and mistaken, because such and such a doctrine disagrees, or you have gone against society's norms and conventions. And the conscience involves feelings in your heart, as well as the rational expression of love. So if your rational mind becomes persuaded by another source of a course of action, but your heart tells you it is wrong? Or your heart becomes lost in confusion and conflicted, and your rational mind fails to guide your heart correctly?8 AnswersPhilosophy8 years ago
So, yes she is helpful. For example, she has a car and so is able to take items to the disposal site. But it seems unfair for her to criticise a person who has no means of transport for being selfish. Would you say this is uncharitable and mean? She gives by being helpful, then takes away from a person's self confidence and self esteem? I would prefer a punch in the mouth, then making up with a friendly arm round the shoulder afterward. Her attitude seems like a cowardly way of showing her disdain.4 AnswersPhilosophy8 years ago
They tend tonbe all rolled up into one. But if the novel 1984 spoke of thought crime- in that novel, in the context of a repressive regime, admittedly - is it reasonable and proportionate, if feelings and thoughts are not treated as crimes, but are considered a reasonable pretext for armed police to take a mother's child from her in a maternity hospital. What do you think?6 AnswersWords & Wordplay8 years ago
Not making high demands from people. Would it be likely God would ask us to show our faith by disrespecting Satan, or by obeying more stringent demands.6 AnswersEtiquette8 years ago
concern for their rights than Abu Hamza who is resisting extradition to Jordan? Why do I ask? Because U.S. prosecution use a system called plea bargaining that does not seem consistent with british justice and human rights. Prosecutors pile on as many charges as possible to achieve threatened sentences that are beyond belief, for relatively minor accusations. It resembles a game of poker, blackmail, extortion. To such a degree that a mentally disabled man is judged to be at serious risk of suicide. Because in Britain we have a culture of fairness. But the U.S sells justice down the river, in the aim of cost-effectiveness. Why do they do it? Because such low-lifes are often on trial, the populace judge they are not willing to pay to give them a fair trial. We do things diffently in the U.K. The Americans must be crazy to think they live in the best country in the world. Only one that panders to the population, as much as guarantee rights. That's none of my business. I'm British. But it needs careful consideration before sending our citizens into a "war zone".3 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 years ago
Psychologists are careful to respect the religious views of patients? Is that because some ideas...?
of religion are kind of crazy anyway, and non-ill people believe that God would endorse or even wish that sinners should be sent to burn in hell for eternity. If sane people can bring themselves to believe the baffling concept that an unconditionally loving God, is also a God that would be like that, then I will take the word of a mental patient about religion as more valid sooner than listen to that kind of notion.3 AnswersSociology8 years ago
Do you think when people advocate killing paedophiles, and enjoy thinking of their rape in prison....?
Lucifer laughs with glee. He is using the human desire for justice, to introduce yet more hatred into the hearts of men and women.12 AnswersCurrent Events8 years ago
Are some religious ideas obvious fallacies, believed because it appears meritorious to believe them?
For example the infallibility of the pope? Believing this is a sign of faith, and trust, in the goodness of a good man. But if Jesus can be tempted by the Devil, would God prevent the Devil from tempting the pope? Surely not. The pope is human, not a heavenly telex machine to convey God's word. So if the pope one day decreed 'I am not infallible". Get the problem? Would he be wrong? But he can't be !!! Doctrine says so. So maybe we had better keep quiet on the subject? NO. The pope is FAR too good for hypocrisy.
BUT the pope John Paul II apologised to Galileo. He did so, because he understood that Galileo did not deserve his treatment by the church of the time. So the pope did not say, "I am not infallible". He did the next best thing and said HE is not infallible, that pope.2 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
In ancient Greece, the sexual practices were different, eg armpit. And the name "lesbian" comes from the island of Lesbos, where there was a community of women who were ... Lesbians ? But probably had their own society. And such things as marijuana use are part of gay culture for some.4 AnswersLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender8 years ago
and also in those who call for paedophiles to be killed (families would be upset) or who gain pleasure and satisfaction from the thought of paedophiles being raped in prison (who preumably support THAT type of rape).6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
suicidal person that suicide is wrong? Or does it help to be told that? I would have thought the best approach would be a sympathetic, supportive answer - is that? That it's going to hurt family etc? Maybe, I don't know?7 AnswersGender Studies8 years ago
Would telling them not to do it because it is wrong be moral reasoning turned to a tyrant, because a person who is suffering they deserve sympath, supportive words, advices on sources of help, and reassurance that it will get better, perhaps with examples from people who have suffered themselves .....and not a lesson in morals, since it is through no fault of their own, that their environment has been so toxic to them?4 AnswersPsychology8 years ago