1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Dec '12 11:501 edit
    Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?
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    17 Dec '12 12:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    depends on the situation. i trust different people with different things and to varying degrees.
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    17 Dec '12 13:02
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    Your comment appears to me anyway,
    that you don't seem to think that there
    is an alternative to your christ.

    Are you really that narrow minded?

    Have you nothing else more positive to offer
    than religious mumbo jumbo?
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    17 Dec '12 13:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    Let's not
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Dec '12 13:56
    Originally posted by boonon


    Let's not
    Scary prospect. Totally understandable that anyone walking about without any firm

    confidence in their eternal address sure as heck doesn't want to be reminded of it.
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  6. Standard memberblack beetle
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    17 Dec '12 14:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Scary prospect. Totally understandable that anyone walking about without any firm

    confidence in their eternal address sure as heck doesn't want to be reminded of it.
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    Impermanence. my feer. We 'll all die.
    So what?
    😵

    It's been some time; I hope you and yours are good😵
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Dec '12 16:30
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Impermanence. my feer. We 'll all die.
    So what?
    😵

    It's been some time; I hope you and yours are good😵
    Hey, you old man, how are things going for you and your family with all the troubles in the news? By the way, your email address stopped working a few months ago. For awhile, I figured maybe you died and went to the Sicilian Variations Chess Club up there in the third skies. Then I thought, Nah, guy's much too higly rated to be allowed in there. Hmm, I thought again... maybe as an instructor or mentor for patzers like me. Let's have a nice game of chess early in the new year. (gb)
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  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    17 Dec '12 18:36
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    You are assuming everyone is as needy as you.
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    17 Dec '12 18:44
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    I would tend to trust people whose behavior does not depend on whether there is a Christ, because I think those people would have a stronger reason to do what is right.
  10. Standard memberRBHILL
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    17 Dec '12 18:45
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's say there is no Christ...

    If so, then in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?[/b]
    In the Jewish God.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Dec '12 19:492 edits
    So far the post by RBHill is the only one that replies to the OP specifically, rather than going around

    the big barn to posit nothing of value. Beetle's "impermanence" strikes me as the most honest of all.
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    17 Dec '12 22:22
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    So far the post by RBHill is the only one that replies to the OP specifically, rather than going around

    the big barn to posit nothing of value. Beetle's "impermanence" strikes me as the most honest of all.
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    I told you who I would tend to trust. You didn't like my answer.
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    17 Dec '12 23:09
    nor mine ...
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    17 Dec '12 23:411 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    I told you who I would tend to trust. You didn't like my answer.
    In Grampy Bobby's "in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust?" question, the "confidence and trust" he mentions apparently relates to telling himself he will have eternal life. So we can translate the OP as "If there were no Christ, what other figure promising eternal life would you believe instead?" It's a very specific question, it seems.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Dec '12 00:08
    Originally posted by JS357

    I told you who I would tend to trust. You didn't like my answer.
    JS (you, too, Wolfgang59), drive a specific automobile in which you place your confidence; you dine upon your wife's cooking whose cooking you trust; you work for an organization or group in whose market reason for being, mission statement or cause you believe in. Nothing tentative. No weasel words like 'tend' to trust or other vague verbal gestures. OP raises the explicit question, "... if there is no Christ in whom or what would you (and your family) place your confidence and trust? (gb)
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