Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

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Re: Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:56

amjohnson13mommy wrote:
07 May 2019, 13:29
So what if Judas was a traitor or not? Ancient history!
I have no religious beliefs one way or the other and I doubt this story would change anyone's beliefs, religious or not.
Christianity is enormously impactful in our culture. This shows it is fictional, not historical.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:57

MsTri wrote:
07 May 2019, 19:22
AKShanmar12 wrote:
01 May 2019, 17:16
I'm going to pass on this one. While I make a point of NOT avoiding things that disagree with my beliefs, I also don't want to waste the amount of time that reading a whole book would take. Based on the other reviews, it sounds like the author is starting at such a different perspective than my own, I believe that the book would just irritate me. I would rather read something I enjoy!
You took the words right out of my mouth! I feel like I need a shower, just thinking about reading this book!
Excuse me? - the Author

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 16:04

librarygurlz wrote:
04 May 2019, 16:56
No, this book did not so much as make my beliefs tremble. The truth is that Judas knowingly betrayed Jesus, a person he should have held in the highest regard. Nothing can change that fact. Anyway, if your faith can be shaken by a book, you need to do some personal reflection and meditation.
The betrayal is not a fact. I thought I proved that. - the Author

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 16:07

aolayide wrote:
05 May 2019, 09:12
This book did not change my belief and my faith is intact. Judas felt guilty for betraying Jesus and he committed suicide because his guilt was eating at him. He did not sacrifice himself. However, Jesus sacrificed himself for the world. The death of Judas and Jesus are far apart and cannot be compared.
According to the biblical Gospels, Judas felt guilt. It doesn't mean he did, or that he even existed. The gnostic texts are as valid, or rather, more so, than the biblical ones.

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Post by Wyland » 03 Jun 2019, 03:08

It doesn't because this book is based on a relegated book that was found not fit for purpose when the Bible was being compiled, so nothing has changed even now.

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Post by Ronel_Steyn » 03 Jun 2019, 04:46

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
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Ronel_Steyn wrote:
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I started reading the official review posted. I read halfway through the first paragraph and stopped. I wasn't interested anymore. I disagree with the idea, the concept, everything. I don't believe this book would influence true believers.
The question I want to ask you is what guides "true believers?" A booķ, just like this whose only advantage is that it was written first, as as such had enough time to garner global followers. One's religious beliefs should instinctual, intimate- like the beloef of right versus wrong, light against dark. This book has made me question the foundation of basing religious beliefs in books.
What guides "true believers?" The Holy Spirit.

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Post by Beatus » 03 Jun 2019, 04:54

I think what makes the belief alive and meaningful is how you make it. Anything, be it a situation or act of violence or deceit, even a living organism or a stone will be what you discern from it. Otherwise it just is.

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Post by ArriettyClock » 03 Jun 2019, 05:47

I think that for most people, their faith would be too strong to be altered by one book. The most that it can hope to achieve would be to get people thinking or challenging their faith. Once people start thinking more in-depth about their faith this can bring revelations.

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Post by dtb » 04 Jun 2019, 12:16

The push/pull of personal faith and the consideration of new ideas is interesting to me, but this book hasn't changed the way I view Christianity or religion in general.

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Post by Kyoks » 05 Jun 2019, 02:32

The book does not change one's religion but the perception about Judas's action in the implementation of God's plans of letting Jesus die on the cross for our sins and bring back man's dominion of the earth.

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Post by George Owino Genga » 05 Jun 2019, 12:21

I can't lie, this can't change my religion or beliefs .Jesus Christ dying on the cross was meant to be through thick and thin( betrayal). I'm strong enough in my Faith and to any confusion.

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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 07 Jun 2019, 21:59

No it doesn't changes anything to me, after all I considered it a book to read simply.

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Post by rssllue » 08 Jun 2019, 04:50

Ronel_Steyn wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 04:46
Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
29 May 2019, 14:59
Ronel_Steyn wrote:
27 May 2019, 03:36
I started reading the official review posted. I read halfway through the first paragraph and stopped. I wasn't interested anymore. I disagree with the idea, the concept, everything. I don't believe this book would influence true believers.
The question I want to ask you is what guides "true believers?" A booķ, just like this whose only advantage is that it was written first, as as such had enough time to garner global followers. One's religious beliefs should instinctual, intimate- like the beloef of right versus wrong, light against dark. This book has made me question the foundation of basing religious beliefs in books.
What guides "true believers?" The Holy Spirit.
Very succinctly put.
~ occupare fati suffocavit

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for Thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. ~ Psalms 4:8

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Post by a9436 » 09 Jun 2019, 11:14

No, not personally. But it does make me question the education system in which I grew up, which did not include the concept of questioning beliefs at all.

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Post by lwahls2 » 09 Jun 2019, 13:49

I've recently gotten into religious books and find each one so interesting. While Misreading Judas is an interesting perspective, it doesn't change my mind. I stand firm in my beliefs but like many others in this thread.
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― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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