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Thread: Nero Became Demon Possessed After Paul's Testimony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    A deity with the “omni” attributes actually "needs" nothing or wants anything at all, including you.
    And you would know this, how?
    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    A deity with the “omni” attributes actually "needs" nothing
    You should've stopped here.
    or wants anything at all, including you.
    This is where you switched to talking out your nether regions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    Candida Moss has this, on Daily Beast:



    https://www.thedailybeast.com/nero-t...istian-history
    I see a whole lot of careful parsing of accounts to dismiss whatever sources don't support the desired narrative. Pretty shoddy history, if you ask me. Surely she's aware that "fiddling" in no way requires an actual violin....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    Desires are not needs. God does not need us, but He does want us. And why do people keep thinking God is somehow boring?
    An omni god is by definition utterly self-sufficient in every respect including the need or “desire” for anything outside of itself. Such a quality implies a lack of completeness.
    “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    An omni god is by definition utterly self-sufficient in every respect including the need or “desire” for anything outside of itself. Such a quality implies a lack of completeness.
    Let's see the definition.
    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    I'm pretty sure that living forever in any world would get quite boring after a while, particularly if living meant kissing your free will goodbye.
    Because freewill has been such a grand thing in this life...

    As my pastor said, we'll never get bored in heaven because we'll spend an eternity learning everything there is to know about an infinite God.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Because freewill has been such a grand thing in this life...

    As my pastor said, we'll never get bored in heaven because we'll spend an eternity learning everything there is to know about an infinite God.
    And UNLEARNING all the stuff we got wrong.
    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And UNLEARNING all the stuff we got wrong.

    And posting on Tweb, the Heaven Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    I'm pretty sure that living forever in any world would get quite boring after a while, particularly if living meant kissing your free will goodbye.
    Why would we kiss our free will goodbye? By every indication, all we'll be losing is the propensity to sin and the aging process.
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