I hear this a lot from(some) Christians, "the Devil made me do it" type responces for when Christians sin. When someone says or implies "The Devil made me do it, it sounds like people don't have a good mind of their own and therefore can't and shouldn't be held accountable for what they do. That reasoning doesn't ring true to me, Where's the merit in blaming the Devil ( as some do, not all)? Why don't people take full responsibility for their sins? How will they ever stop sinning if they think that it isn't their fault?
Answer by cat1622 at 10:07 PM on Nov. 9, 2008
See now I agree that G-d (Universe, Buddha, Holy Beings-Buddha wasn't a G-d though) protects me :) I just don't ascribe to the devil thing. And you are right too, G-d did give us a good brain to make decisions. So it's a truce sort of lol!
Answer by FishingMama at 10:12 PM on Nov. 9, 2008
Answer by Lexylex at 10:13 PM on Nov. 9, 2008
Lexylex, do Christians want to overcome human nature ( assuming that Christians view human nature as bad is relevant to my question, kwim?) Is that something ya'll strive for in your practice?
Answer by FishingMama at 10:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2008
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