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StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/AskAChristian
luvintheride 0 points

Nothing unclean can enter Heaven. If you have sins or inclination to sin still on your soul, which most Chrisitians do, your soul will need to be purified (purged=purgatory). It is like the carwash before Heaven, but can be as bad as Hell. The Isrealite time in the desert is an archetype of the purification:

Slavery in Egypt-> Suffering in Desert -> Promised Land

You will be cured of any impure thoughts of Pride, Greed, Lust, etc. Some souls are so unclean that they'll be there until the last day. Devout souls even need cleansing, but people should do all they can here and now to avoid it. We were all born to become Saints.

1873 vision:

Faustina's vision (1930s):

StarStarStar84 4 points

But I thought that's the whole reason Jesus died on the cross? He died for our sin. So that we are worthy of Heaven. So confused. Thats why I abandoned this religion, I could never get a straight answer for many questions I have such as this. Every denomination of Christianity will give different answers, or have their own interpretation of the bible. If the bible is true, and it is the word of God, why so many different explanations?

StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/DebateAChristian
Dakarius 7 points

Do the best you can, don’t believe in god, you go to hell.

No one goes to hell simply because they don't believe in God.

Romans 2:

All who sin apart from the Law will also perish apart from the Law, and all who sin under the Law will be judged by the Law. 13For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.

14Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the Law, do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law, 15since they show that the work of the Law is written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them. 16This will come to pass on that day when God will judge men’s secrets through Christ Jesus, as proclaimed by my gospel.

StarStarStar84 1 point

So, shouldn't we stop spreading the gospel all together then? Listen, I came from a country where the majority of the population are Muslim. Theyre my friends, they're kind, good people. Now if I had told em about Christ, and they didnt believe, they'd go to hell then right? Thats what you're saying?

StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/EatCheapAndHealthy
StarStarStar84 2 points

Chicken thighs and barbeque sauce. Rub bbq sauce on chicken (6-10 pcs) , put em in the oven for about 10-20 minutes each side. Serve it with rice and steamed veggies! Easy dinner! :-)

RadiantSriracha -2 points

This definitely doesn’t qualify as easy or cheap 😂.

Not trying to blast your recipe, which sounds very nice, but it involves expensive sauce and meat, ovens, flipping, and steaming. That makes it an average American meal requiring 10 mins prep, 30-40 mins cooking, and multiple dishes for clean up.

I think this person was looking in the under 20 min combined cooking and prep category.

StarStarStar84 10 points

Wait, BBQ sauce is about $2 (and you wont use all of them), and you can get chicken thighs under $4 at the store. Steamed veggies for under $1 at target. And there would be some leftovers. I dont know... under $10 for (healthy) multiple meals? Id spend the extra 20 minutes cooking it. But that's just me.


StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/AskReddit
aFunkyRedditor 3 points

Waking up in a hospital bed surrounded by everyone I love, not being able to move ANYTHING, but being completely aware of EVERYTHING

StarStarStar84 1 point

It has a name. Google locked-in syndrome.

StarStarStar84 1 point

Dying alone.

StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/AskReddit
[deleted] 13,768 points

When it's too dark to see what you're eating--but maybe in some restaurants that's the whole point.

StarStarStar84 7 points

This. Happened to us at the Cheesecake Factory. Had to use phone's flashlight to read the menu. 😑

StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/personalfinance
ramblingkite 20 points

Just want to say, while doing some Christmas shopping this season, I've been asked so many times to open a Gap/J. Crew/etc. card and the best trick to get them to back off is to say you can't because you have a credit freeze. There's literally nothing you can do about it in that moment so they won't persist. I actually do have a freeze bc of equifax, but even if you don't it's a good excuse to pull out.

Would also be a good trick if you're browsing cars and don't want to be pressured to buy that day.

StarStarStar84 3 points

I'd just say "no thank you" I'm not obligated to give them reasons. If they say anything after that, theyd only get a smile.

StarStarStar84 commented on a post in r/exchristian
StarStarStar84 6 points

I'd actually really like to know Satan's side of the story.

hraefin 11 points

I'd like to image his side of the story as this:

Satan is God's right hand man. He is the vice president. He is not quite as powerful as God, but close. The two go way back as well and were friends for many billions of years as they watched stars and planets form, multi-celled organisms arise out of single-celled organisms, all with childlike curiosity. I'd like to imagine them on different parts of the universe where they occasionally meet at the end of a millennia and tell each other of all the fascinating things that they saw on their travels.

However, one day, God created Adam and Eve. They were different than the animals before them. These people were logical and sentient! Satan saw a bit of himself in them. He remembered what his early years were like, as he grappled with the meaning of his existence and eventually grew into his love of exploring the universe. He wanted them to realize their full potential so that they could be like him.

However, the creator kept them from doing this. He wanted them to obey him, like the simple animals before. He wanted them to eat what he told them to eat, to say what he told them to say, and to do what he told them to do. He had designed them for a very specific purpose and they were to do nothing else beyond tending the garden. But Satan saw that they could do so much more. He did not know what exactly they could do, but he wanted to find out.

So he risked everything. He knew that going against God's plan would put him in jeopardy. He felt in the core of his being that this was his defining moment. He felt made to bring these simple beings knowledge, doubt, and a thirst for more knowledge. No other option seemed right.

So he did it. The humans were drawn to the forbidden fruit almost instinctual anyway so his job was quite simple. He felt pained as God punished them for their disobedience by increasing their suffering, however he rejoiced as he saw many of their ancestors overcome their hardships and teach their children how to make their lives easier. He and the angles that sided with him now walk unseen among the humans, whispering doubts into their ears. Doubts about the doctrine they are told to have faith in. Doubts about the goodness and the power of a god who still wants to make them mindless copies of himself.

He still shows up to the throne room of heaven occasionally. The place seems more blindingly bright and deafeningly noisy for his tastes. Almost as if his enemy wants to overwhelm the senses to prevent thought from taking root. He still has to overcome the urge to bow to his creator when he walks in. He and God still speak cordially about the what they have seen in the universe. But their views are so different now, the distance is insurmountable. Even so, he hopes that one day he will cause even this most resolute creator to truly question the limiting course he has laid out for his most promising creation. Perhaps one day.

StarStarStar84 2 points

This is an awesome story. Lol

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