You are misunderstanding me Fellows. I am not questioning your belief - I am merely asking why you believe you are exclusively right and HOW you arrived at that position.
Out it this way: if there is a heaven I believe you may well be in there and even - at a stretch BR - alongside me, maybe we will have learnt things and can continue our discussions on a more elevated level.
But I do not think - and apologies if I am wrong - that you actually DO believe that I and BR will be there to do that.
So my question is why? And how did you reach this position? I'm not looking to argue..I am genuinely interested in why some people think like this in a religious context
because it is foreign to me.
a) I believe Jesus is who he said he was. Not about human psyche or doctrine as for myself.
But why? How do you know he said he was what you believe he was? There is much evidence against your position and I'm just trying to see on what basis you are rejecting it.
b) Well I wonder that about many things people believe but I allow for their beliefs. I don't have to agree with others but for goodness sake I can be civil and pluralistic about their freedom to believe what ever they decide to..
We're not talking about freedom - we're talking about the NATURE of beliefs and why people adopt them. At least I am.
An example: I believe certain beliefs are wrong - not religious ones necessarily, let's say racist beliefs. I accept people can believe racist things, they are free to do so BUT I THINK THEY ARE WRONG. As in immoral.
And I can argue this position. And I will.
But if Christians really believe that "I am free to believe what I want but I am wrong" then they should likewise argue WHY. Morally I mean.
But they don't.....this 'love the sinner, hate the sin' just doesn't cut it.
We need to know WHY...who knows...we may even convert!
c) You can see things however you wish to see them Seg. Not to put words into your mouth that you never said but... "If anything is truth to you except for my faith in Jesus then you are allowed to believe that ANYTHING but Fellow's Faith in Jesus is Truth and his (my) version of believing is unspiritual, possibly immoral and unethical. If this is truth that you can believe in then by all means don't let silly me get in the way.
BUt that's not what I said....I believe you may have a version of the truth just as Mr X may have a version of the truth. None of us can possibly know.
Not you and not an atheist claiming there is no God.
So why say that "THE ONLY WAY IS JESUS".
This is just the flip-side of BRs "GOD DOES NOT EXIST".
I am serious here.
Me too. I feel strongly about it.