All's Quiet on the Western Front

muhammad_isa

Save Our Souls
Messages
3,145
Reaction score
677
Points
108
Location
Worcester UK
No we don't, but then you know that..

In Christian theology, justification is God's act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time making a sinner righteous through Christ's atoning sacrifice. The means of justification is an area of significant difference among Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Justification is often seen as being the theological fault line that divided Catholic from the Lutheran and Reformed traditions of Protestantism during the Reformation

Yes, you'll have to forgive me, as I'm from a protestant background ;)
However, I think that you do believe this:-

The Catholic Church teaches that the death of Jesus on the Cross is a sacrifice that redeems man
and reconciles man to God.

However..
The moral transformation of the Christian is not the result of merely following Christ's example and teachings, but a supernatural gift merited by the sacrifice of Jesus, for "by one man's obedience many will be made righteous"..
..not a lot different, really.
 

wil

UNeyeR1
Moderator
Messages
22,927
Reaction score
2,568
Points
108
Location
a figment of your imagination
I don't dismiss people of other faiths .. I attend various places of worship .. churches, mosques, temples.
..and I'm not here on IO to disrupt and "point-score".
I'm more interested in what I consider to be enlightened discussion :)
If that is the case I feel it imperative that in my opinion you don't come close to meeting your goals.

You come off (again in my opinion) hypersensitive to criticism while being quite "my way or the highway" when it comes to beliefs you choose to belittle.

Again, if that is not your intent, than you may wish to rethink your delivery.
 

muhammad_isa

Save Our Souls
Messages
3,145
Reaction score
677
Points
108
Location
Worcester UK
You come off (again in my opinion) hypersensitive to criticism while being quite "my way or the highway" when it comes to beliefs you choose to belittle..

Well that's just the way it is..
What you see as "belittle", I see as enlighten. :)

This Christian / Muslim thing has been going on for centuries.
Go ahead and criticise my views. I don't mind .. as long as it's clean, that is.
[ no name-calling of God(s) prophets and forum members ]
 

wil

UNeyeR1
Moderator
Messages
22,927
Reaction score
2,568
Points
108
Location
a figment of your imagination
I believe you fully know how salty you get. I would be willing to bet you have had issues with past forums...

When we run into the same walls over and over maybe we need a new compass...
 

RJM

God Feeds the Ravens
Admin
Messages
9,283
Reaction score
2,181
Points
108
This Christian / Muslim thing has been going on for centuries.
Go ahead and criticise my views. I don't mind
Seriously that's not what anyone's interested in doing here. The point is most of us don't know enough about other's faiths to be in a fair position to criticize their views.

Most of us here are really interested in learning about other faiths. It's why we are here. If a person from a faith not my own has time and energy to explain their beliefs and engage in dialogue and mutual questions, most of us are interested in dialogue to learn and share.

But if someone from a faith not my own decides to make it their duty to dump on and rubbish my own faith -- especially with not much else than a Wikipedia knowledge of my beliefs and scriptures -- I'm going to be patient for a while, hoping that person will be hearing and making an attempt to understand what I am saying ... and then when I find that person isn't actually interested in sharing but just in lecturing down to me, trying to enlighten me by ignoring my responses and repeating the same mantra at me ... it can only go on for so long. I'm only human after all?
 
Last edited:

muhammad_isa

Save Our Souls
Messages
3,145
Reaction score
677
Points
108
Location
Worcester UK
.. it can only go in for so long. I'm only human after all?

Yes, and so am I .. although one of my names means Jesus :)
..actually, I don't think Jesus would ever give up teaching his faith, even if others objected to it.
i.e. disbelievers and polytheists
 

RJM

God Feeds the Ravens
Admin
Messages
9,283
Reaction score
2,181
Points
108
Yes, and so am I .. although one of my names means Jesus :)
..actually, I don't think Jesus would ever give up teaching his faith, even if others objected to it.
i.e. disbelievers and polytheists
Jesus, you know, never forced himself upon anyone. They came to him. He healed them. They flocked to him in multitudes because his words bought light and joy and peace of mind. They loved him and could not get enough of him. They still do. The Jesus of the gospels, that is ...
 
Last edited:

RJM

God Feeds the Ravens
Admin
Messages
9,283
Reaction score
2,181
Points
108
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light
(Matthew 11:28-30)
 
Top