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    If I don't believe that God exists, or should be referred to as "he" rather than "she", or in sin, does that mean you think my soul is going to hell after I die? Or maybe I don't have a soul.

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    Why is the Christian God a more desirable father than Zeus, in your opinion? And who is your mother? Does it make logical sense to have a father without a mother? If "it" is simply a creator and not a parent figure, then is it actually a father? If not, then is it really a "he" and not just an It?

    Interesting fact: In some animal species, the females can give birth (create life) without the aid of a male. This is never true of a male of any species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    How do I know what God's rules are? How does anyone know? If the Bible has been translated many times by humans, then might human error have obliterated 90-100% of the divine wisdom in the original words? Also we run into the mind-body problem. How can God (an immaterial and perfect substance) causally affect and effectively translate him/herself through a material and flawed substance? Doesn't the true meaning get lost as soon as it is spoken by a human mind?
    We can be sure of the 10 Commandments. They have withstood the test of time and translation by scholars throughout the ages.

    God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, and through his word, which is the bible. He has spoken through the prophets, like Moses, who was given the 10 Commandments. There is MUCH about sexual immorality in the bible, all of which is considered God's hold word coming through those honored to hear it/know it and put it down. God speaks to us and through us all the time. It's because he's perfect he can do this, even if we are imperfect.

    Thanks for your questions.

    Are you a pagan? If so, how do you see your beliefs differ from a Christian perspective as it applies to sex and love?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    I'm assuming you mean in a sexually immoral way?
    The logic should be the same.

    If not, there is an "ask God" thread where your question would be better suited.
    I wanted an answer from Aphrodite this time.

    Interesting answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    We can be sure of the 10 Commandments. They have withstood the test of time and translation by scholars throughout the ages.

    God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, and through his word, which is the bible. He has spoken through the prophets, like Moses, who was given the 10 Commandments. There is MUCH about sexual immorality in the bible, all of which is considered God's hold word coming through those honored to hear it/know it and put it down. God speaks to us and through us all the time. It's because he's perfect he can do this, even if we are imperfect.

    Thanks for your questions.

    Are you a pagan? If so, how do you see your beliefs differ from a Christian perspective as it applies to sex and love?
    I don't believe your answers have fully addressed my questions, but good to know nonetheless.

    Yes. I believe sex is harmony on the physical plane. If we personify the forces of creation as divine parental figures, then as children of the gods made in their image (or are they made by us in our image?) we are sacred expressions of the divine because we contain both god and goddess essence. So worshiping the physical is worshiping the sacred. In my opinion, since you asked. As for love, it is harmony on more or different (depending on the type of love) levels of existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    We can be sure of the 10 Commandments. They have withstood the test of time and translation by scholars throughout the ages.

    God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, and through his word, which is the bible. He has spoken through the prophets, like Moses, who was given the 10 Commandments. There is MUCH about sexual immorality in the bible, all of which is considered God's hold word coming through those honored to hear it/know it and put it down. God speaks to us and through us all the time. It's because he's perfect he can do this, even if we are imperfect.
    Can we really be sure of this without using circular logic (i.e. This is the correct interpretation of God because it says that God says it is), or is it just a matter of faith? Which do you have more faith in, the existence of human error or human ability to correctly interpret and communicate divine knowledge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    If I don't believe that God exists, or should be referred to as "he" rather than "she", or in sin, does that mean you think my soul is going to hell after I die? Or maybe I don't have a soul.
    I am not here for general doctrine questions, I'm afraid. Perhaps my slaves can field this.

    I do know that "...the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."~Genesis 2:7.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Why is the Christian God a more desirable father than Zeus, in your opinion?
    Because Zeus is not his name. YHWH is his name. Or I AM.

    And who is your mother?
    Abba is my everything. Father is the term used. Male energy is dominant to female energy. It's just the way it is.

    Does it make logical sense to have a father without a mother? If "it" is simply a creator and not a parent figure, then is it actually a father? If not, then is it really a "he" and not just an It?
    You are thinking in human terms. God is above all that. We cannot begin to understand his greatness. He is all we need. I believe we use the male connotation because males are dominant to females.

    Interesting fact: In some animal species, the females can give birth (create life) without the aid of a male. This is never true of a male of any species.
    I'm only aware of earthworms being unisex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Is it okay to break god's rules if you are a chosen one?
    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Interesting fact: In some animal species, the females can give birth (create life) without the aid of a male. This is never true of a male of any species.
    If God created the laws of existence, and God is immortal, then I would break God's existential law by annihilating him, and taking his place as the new Destroyer of death and destruction, rather than being another Creator of creation and life, as I have heard Nico say before something along the lines of nothing being cleaner than nothingness.

    To cause such an act would end all suffering, for that is what life as we know it is, and in the execution of such a noble objective, one would ironically become the ultimate evil!

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    Why do you have a sexy avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    I don't believe your answers have fully addressed my questions, but good to know nonetheless.

    Yes. I believe sex is harmony on the physical plane. If we personify the forces of creation as divine parental figures, then as children of the gods made in their image (or are they made by us in our image?) we are sacred expressions of the divine because we contain both god and goddess essence. So worshiping the physical is worshiping the sacred. In my opinion, since you asked. As for love, it is harmony on more or different (depending on the type of love) levels of existence.

    How did I not address your questions adequately?

    And, okay, thanks for stating that. I have felt that way before too.
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