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Offline Shiny

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Why I am A Christian
« on: February 09, 2011, 04:34:46 PM »
Not really a rebuttal to the other thread, maybe it could be taken as such. So why are you a Christian? Here's what I believe

From the most simple outlook, Christianity answers three very important questions, all posed by a guy named Gauguin. These questions are as follows:

"Where do we come from", "What are we", and "where are we going".

The Christian, the Jew, and the Muslim would all answer almost precisely the same way, that "We come from God, our creator. We are human beings made in the image of God, our creator. And when we die, we shall be judged by God, who wants us to spend eternity with Him.

We get three out of three in Christianity. I would be immediately skeptical of any religion which did not sufficiently answer those three questions. This is how I know that Zeus, and the entirety of the Greek pantheon, are probably insufficient as far as possible Gods are concerned: they couldn't give such a comprehensive answer. Zeus, Odin, ect. cannot be the ultimate explanation for all of reality. Most of these gods would get a Gauguin score of zero.

There's that, and I've studied enough philosophy and have read enough theology to know that Christianity is the most reasonable religion around. Additionally, I am waiting, from a purely anecdotal perspective, to see the fruits born of my faith, and I think they will do quite a bit to reassure me about the validity of my belief.
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Re: Why I am A Christian
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 04:41:46 PM »
1. Because God has spoken to us.
2. Because of the witness of the saints and martyrs.
3. Because I believe that one can prove the existence of one God, who is Good, Perfect, Infinite, Unchanging, etc.
4. Because there is a really good case for the resurrection of Jesus.
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Re: Why I am A Christian
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 04:44:38 PM »
Christianity makes me feel fulfilled.
"I, Lucian, wrote this, I who am skilled in what is old and foolish; For what men think wise is foolish. So then nothing that the mind of man can conceive is certain; What you admire, seems ridiculous to others." - St. Lucian of Antioch

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Re: Why I am A Christian
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 05:33:02 PM »
1) Christ
2) Theosis
3) Hesychasm
4) Philokalia (a love of beauty... and nothing is more beautiful than sanctified humans... aka the saints)
5) What Asteriktos said
"This is the cross - to become dead to the whole world, to suffer sorrows, temptations and other passions of Christ; in bearing this cross with complete patience, we imitate Christ's passion and thus glorify our God the Father as His sons in grace and co-heirs of Christ." --St. Symeon the New Theologian