So lucky that they were found. This is what I pray for every night. “God please help every animal in need & get them out of situations like this” Prayers really do work. Things like this break my heart & it’s hard to sleep at night to think what happens to these poor animals. I wanna do so much more I want to do what these people do & find the animals that need help & actually rescue them !
“Some have experienced death and live to tell.’ Oh really? Why does that sound like an oxymoron? So you believe that all BCE people and all non-Christians will be condemned to hell forever. Sounds fair, though I’m sure every other religion will clamor that it is the closest to God and that you will go to hell instead. I don’t believe that religion should be a public thing. If you have faith, that’s wonderful, but it is private. This especially applies to religion in government and religious wars. When a politician has to be the religion of the majority to get elected, something is very wrong in this country.
When Jesus was on the cross thats when people had to ask for forgiveness & ask to be saved so those are only God’s children & when you die God will look in his book and if you are not in it your not his child. Thats how I picture it, it may be different. No one really knows till they die. But some have experienced death and lived to tell.. about God .
I read the bible yes. Not as much as I should though.. But some people interpret the Bible King James version differently.
@NicoleLynn Have you actually read the entire Bible? I’ve read bits and pieces (first three books of the Old Testament, first seven books of the New Testament, half of the Book of Revelations, and various verses throughout the Bible in isolation from when I was attempting to brainwash myself into being Christian. I’m working my way through it right now). And plus, the development of Hell didn’t happen until later in church history.
Also, recently, I watched an episode of Through the Wormhole, and an interesting experiment was conducted. They found that when just a gentle electrical charge was emitted into a certain part of the brain, perfect religious experiences were produced. The subjects in question always said they saw and were aware of multiple beings in the room, one subject saying they even saw fire and smelled things. But only once that part of the brain had been stimulated. Now, imagine if this happened at home (which could happen, because the charge was about the amount given off by a blow dryer), or at a church, or some other place, it could be misunderstood as a religious experience. And the question was raised of whether religion was started and continued by superstitious people not understanding how their minds worked. How simple stimuli could effect their senses and perceptions of the world around them.
Also, scientists have almost completely replicated strands of rNA, the basic building blocks of life, using only the conditions that were an influence on early Earth. Back when it was a baby. Amino acids are created through a simple process of heating up and cooling down water, like what happened on early earth, and letting it stay stagnant for seven days. Which…amino acids are the building blocks of life. And from that, people have been able to further replicate the exact conditions of early earth as science knows it to be today based on research and evidence, and as of when the show was made (2010), made rNA. They were halfway to making strands of dNA, by natural means replicated in a lab. They could very well be creating life.
It’s not magic. God fills in the gaps of what we don’t know, and we’re starting to understand a lot more about our origins and the nature of the universe than we previously did. It’s easier to point at things you don’t understand and say, “God did it” as a way to explain the rest. Isaac Newton did it, Galileo did it, Copernicus did it. Lots of great minds did it. But we’ve progressed to the point that to call God into the equation is unnecessary. If he exists, he’s obviously not how people have made him out to be to fit their own bigotry and meet their own wants and “needs”.
Isn’t rapture about not thinking, but rather, having blind faith in a deity which may or may not exist? Therefore, how is making them think effective? And if “God’s children” (hmm, all related to Jesus now?) have to survive some awful rapture, isn’t that beside the point? And if we’re all God’s creations, and all God’s creations are going to heaven, than no one’s going to hell, so what’s the point of believing, anyway? God is supposedly omniscient, right, so we all must look really unintelligent. Therefore, the intelligence difference between humans and animals would be rendered small, and we would all be forgiving. Besides, would a loving God condemn so many people to hell just because they didn’t believe. Oh… Yes.
I am getting the word out so people won’t spend eternity in a horrible place it makes them think. & I am not sure about how the whole rapture thing will turn out, but I do know that God won’t take his children until after the rapture then I think there will be no world left so there won’t be any animals left obvisouly. I’m sure God has his creations in Heaven, but no one should end up in Hell.