• If the KKK claim to be Christian, why do they seem to ignore the teaching of 'love thy neighbour'?

    Apparently it seems to have terms and conditions, only applying to white straight people.
    Apparently it seems to have terms and conditions, only applying to white straight people.
    45 answers · 2 days ago
  • Atheists. What is life?

    Best answer: This is actually a thought question. We still don't really have a satisfying definition of what a living being is. The thing is that life isn't really a well defined property and more a set of tendencies. Most of the time, we get by with something that most living beings have in common, like the potential... show more
    Best answer: This is actually a thought question. We still don't really have a satisfying definition of what a living being is.

    The thing is that life isn't really a well defined property and more a set of tendencies. Most of the time, we get by with something that most living beings have in common, like the potential ability to reproduce or metabolism.
    But it gets more problematic when you get to things like viruses or prions. Are they living beings or are they self sustaining and reproducing dead things?

    In any case, this all has nothing to do with atheism.
    19 answers · 7 hours ago
  • How many Bibles mistranslating the same verse, the same way, does it take to make the mistranslation correct?

    Best answer: For some Bible readers, it only takes a few to make the mistranslation correct. For some, even when they learn the verse is a mistranslation or even a spurious addition, they continue to use it, believe it, and quote it to others. Why? Because the verse - however erroneous - agrees with their deeply cherished... show more
    Best answer: For some Bible readers, it only takes a few to make the mistranslation correct. For some, even when they learn the verse is a mistranslation or even a spurious addition, they continue to use it, believe it, and quote it to others. Why? Because the verse - however erroneous - agrees with their deeply cherished belief. 1 John 5:7, 8 - commonly referred to as the Johannine Comma - is a salient example. People who embrace the teaching of the Trinity cherish this scripture although it is a spurious addition to God's word.

    Another example is 1 Timothy 3:16. Many Bibles translate this as "God manifest in the flesh" despite the fact that the word for God (Greek: theos) does not appear here. Other Bible translators acknowledge this and translate the passage "he was made manifest in the flesh" or something similar.

    Right here on Yahoo Answers, people repeat both of these scriptures from the King James or from any other translations that they use to support the Trinity. Yet that second portion of 1 John is omitted from the Christian Standard Bible, the New King James, the NIV, and the NWT. What about 1 Timothy 3:16? The word "he" is used in the NIV, the ESV, the CSB and the NWT.

    It is interesting to note that virtually everybody here denounces the New World Translation as nothing more than leather-bound detritus, and those who translated it as ignorant and uneducated men who were neither Bible scholars nor ones proficient in Hebrew or Greek. I do ask, please, how educated and scholarly were those who translated the King James? How many letters behind their names?

    So for those who hang their hat on a favorite scripture or a favorite translation that seemingly supports their cherised though unscriptural belief, it only takes one mistranslated Bible to make it so for them. But that says more about their heart's desire than it does about any love they may have for the unvarnished truth.

    Hannah J Paul
    12 answers · 20 hours ago
  • I am embarrassed. Was I too friendly to the pastor?

    Best answer: Telling someone they have a nice smile is not sexual harassment. It isn't even flirting. I think it was mostly in your head because you yourself were attracted to him. He probably just thought you were being nice. Before you start a relationship or pursue one with a person, take some time to learn what God... show more
    Best answer: Telling someone they have a nice smile is not sexual harassment. It isn't even flirting. I think it was mostly in your head because you yourself were attracted to him. He probably just thought you were being nice. Before you start a relationship or pursue one with a person, take some time to learn what God wants.

    When I was a new Christian, I wanted a Christian spouse. Quickly God convicted me though. You see, I had spent all my life living for myself and doing what I wanted, and now God wanted me to just take the time to get to know him. He assured me that if I did that, all good things would come to me, and if he had a spouse for me and I was following his path, could anything stop me from getting my spouse? Nope. So that's what I did, and it was an amazing path. I hope you too choose to do that.
    19 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Which love is better? That of the atheists who copulate when driven by hormonal urges, or that of the theists, of a spiritual connection?

    Best answer: Self-sacrificing love. The Bible tells us: “By this we have come to know love, because that one surrendered his soul for us; and we are under obligation to surrender our souls for our brothers.” (1 John 3:16) Jesus told his closest disciples: “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I... show more
    Best answer: Self-sacrificing love.
    The Bible tells us: “By this we have come to know love, because that one surrendered his soul for us; and we are under obligation to surrender our souls for our brothers.” (1 John 3:16)
    Jesus told his closest disciples: “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:34, 35)
    Jesus himself made this clear when he said: “This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you. No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends.” (John 15:12, 13) The new commandment, in effect, says: “Love others, not as yourself, but more than yourself.” By his life and death, Jesus certainly exemplified such love.
    19 answers · 14 hours ago
  • In case you missed it, I asked about proof for god earlier.. Has anyone got any yet?

    Best answer: No, of course not. There can never be any solid evidence that God, Zeus, Odin, Amaterasu, James Bond, Harry potter, etc. exist, because they are all just characters in fiction.
    Best answer: No, of course not. There can never be any solid evidence that God, Zeus, Odin, Amaterasu, James Bond, Harry potter, etc. exist, because they are all just characters in fiction.
    27 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can someone explain this apparent contradiction?

    Christians say there are no contradictions in the Bible, and people who think there are simply misunderstand the Bible. Jesus says with just a tiny amount of faith, nothing will be impossible. That means if someone is sick, the faithful can heal them, yet faith healers are all fakers. If someone is jobless, they... show more
    Christians say there are no contradictions in the Bible, and people who think there are simply misunderstand the Bible. Jesus says with just a tiny amount of faith, nothing will be impossible. That means if someone is sick, the faithful can heal them, yet faith healers are all fakers. If someone is jobless, they can find work, yet many are homeless.. And the explanation for why God doesn't make those things happen is that "God isn't a genie. He doesn't work like that. The Bible even days that his followers will suffer because if they're beliefs" But the Bible said nothing will be impossible to the faithful. So which one is the lie in the Bible? Because the two contradict each other... Explain how faith makes nothing impossible if you want it, while simultaneously, things will not be possible for you just because you want it...
    22 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Why are the majority of christians so ignorant and arrogant?

    Do most christians have such a bitter life? I mean i know their life may not be good but i didn't know their life was that bitter.
    Do most christians have such a bitter life? I mean i know their life may not be good but i didn't know their life was that bitter.
    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you realize that no one is born Christian?

    You must be Born Again Christian Oh you might have grown up in a Christian home, and gone to church and been an altar boy and done all sorts of Christianity things.....but as you grew up, you started making your own choices. For me the years between 18 and 24 were a blur of experimentation, searching analyzing... show more
    You must be Born Again Christian Oh you might have grown up in a Christian home, and gone to church and been an altar boy and done all sorts of Christianity things.....but as you grew up, you started making your own choices. For me the years between 18 and 24 were a blur of experimentation, searching analyzing being agnostic (could never quite drag myself over the atheist line) I joined a few cults......but in the end, when I came to the end of myself I came back to God and was born again Christian, John 3: 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born [a]again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit
    23 answers · 1 day ago