Antoher "FUN" Theological question!

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  1. amrchaos
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    If you were stranded on a deserted island filled with people that worshipped an idol, would you break the idol?? Would you tell the people to stop worshipping it? Would you stand aloft from the people? Or would you join them in their hunting, rituals and fun??



    I would join in and not make a big scene about their stone gods. Even though I would not believe in such a thing, I would not mind being social with the natives. Of course, I would question them why they believe in a rock and express my opinion on the matter(although I hwould have to be careful in terms of stating my opinion, now won't I?).

    How about you guys?

    (That was suppose to be "another" in the title)
     
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    Hey, don't read and run away.

    I seriously want to know what you would do?

    Would you try to tell the people not to worship the stone idol? Would you try and teach them your religion, or try to convince them that there is no god? I know some one out there would think that idol worshipping is wrong and something should be done about it. All to save the souls of these people, right?
     
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    How can a deserted island also be filled with people?

    Anyway, that aside, I'd join in the rituals as long as they didn't involve sacrifice of foreigners.
     
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    OK--a previously "undiscovered" island!
     
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    Because Solomon figured that allowing his wives to worship idols, was no big deal, and the consequences of that decision got his people turned into slaves, I would be afraid to turn a blind eye. I'd break the idol, and then tell them not to worry. If the idol has any power, it will piece itself together.
    Then I would tell them about their father who loves them. Then I would ask God to send the Holy Spirit to convict them. Then I would go fishing.
     
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    It's not a complex question at all.
    There is a saying :'When in Rome do as the Romans do'.
    Religious people are dangerous as it is, the only option for survival is to do what they do to the letter.
     
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    I wouldn't tell them what to do, i wouldn't break their stone idol. I would tell them what i believe, and that i believe what they're doing is wrong, and tell them why. I may join in the hunting (because i would have to eat too), but i wouldn't join their rituals or anything else that is wrong in my eyes. You can be friends with people that don't believe the same way you do....you just decide to agree to not agree.
     
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    I would ask if they had any rum, and hang out the beach. I need a vacation, and they can do whatever they want.
     
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    In that case, you need to marry me and accompany me to Tiffanys with your wallet, so sayeth the Lord......
     
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    Would i join in... sure. What other people believe makes no difference to me. I could care less.

    I care if they are good people doing good things.

    I would have a problem though if "worshiping"... ie praying and the like were involved. I would laugh to hard.
     

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