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Old 09-22-2013, 09:38 AM   #135
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Re: Debate: Speed Vs Power/Strength...

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The problem is "sin" (aka evil) isn't the opposite of perfection. The opposite of sin would be righteousness (aka good), while the opposite of perfection would be imperfection. I don't think the 2 set of terms are mutually exclusive, but I do find the idea of perfection to be rather impossible and/or unattainable. Therefore the only real combinations are someone being an imperfect sinner or a imperfect righteous guy, or some shade of gray in between.
Perfection, for me, means to be without fault. A sin is a fault.

Personally, I'm pretty much apathetic towards all religions in general, but do find some of the lore and characters behind them rather interesting from a "fictional" standpoint. I have no problem with most religious doctrines (like the 10 commandments), because I see them purely as constructs of man simply stamped with Gods name to make it seem legitimate, and to keep order. It's boils down to a chicken or the egg argument, with laws made by men being the egg, and God(s) being creating later and credited as the almighty chicken that laid them.

I've always said that if you take the concept of god out of the bible, then it basically turns into something like Aesop's Fables, or Poor Richards Almanac. A book full of interesting stories and ideas that teaches how good morals and actions are beneficial to oneself, rather than the purpose of avoiding the enmity of some big douche in the sky.
I've heard this notion/thought process numerous times, and I understand what you're saying. I, too, have an interest in the other mythologies. But the reasoning for my belief in Christianity is because of my personal experiences. That is why I stated this earlier:
True believers in any religion believe because of their experiences (or lack thereof). People who are "raised" in religions usually aren't the practicing type and usually fall under the agnostic group.
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