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"The Secret" kicking God out of His system?

Today's evil society is working hard on every front to erase God from everything in the name of progress. The "Secret" proposes that we can do all things by ourselves..without God.
In Gen 3:4 Satan tells Eve that God does not want them to eat of the apple because it will make them like God. That was the beginning of this idea..that we don't need God..that we can do it all without him through our minds.


Sat. Mar 24, 1:48pm

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When did PT become so religious....and nasty!?

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 4:36 PM

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To the OP

God gave us our minds, expects us to use them, and made certain that the mind/body connection was extremely strong. There are a few things that we can not do without God's direct intervention. Everything else, He expects us to put some effort into. You might as well say that gardening kicks God out of His system.

As I said, God expects us to use the minds He gave us. Please do so.

mariarose

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 5:22 PM

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Suggestion to anyone opening this thread:

Don't respond to it. It will disappear off the first page faster and get lost in the shuffle.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 6:03 PM

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"the Secret"

I noticed that the positive thinking thing is something that the Bible talks about too, like the ad for the movie. Do you believe in Adam and Eve? I know that the evolution theory must be called a theory because it was never proven, I am believing in God and the creation story but I have to investigate more.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 6:56 PM

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Nasty?

I'm looking for something nasty on the opening thread. A lot of people are talking about this movie on this site. I think there is a group based on it. I looked up the ad. I agree with her.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 7:22 PM

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I'd say the opening post was nasty. The conclusion to be drawn is that people who believe in The Secret are satanic. OP, just stick to your "United in God" groups and stop infecting the public forum with your brimstone.

Long live atheism.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 8:03 PM

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Free speech??

Anger that there are people who believe in the Bible is amazing. People who don't believe in the Bible do not expect to be attacked these days, but people who do, have absolutely become a target if they open thier mouths. This is a free forum but I can't see the attack in the opening comment. Just a comment on a movie. Pretty intelligent from my way of thinking.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 8:42 PM

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SECRET

What is the SECRET?

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 8:45 PM

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The Secret is strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 8:22 AM

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I'm a born-again Christian, but I'm bothered by these religious threads.

I came here to get healthy, not have a discussion about God. Take that somewhere else, please, out of respect for those who don't necessarily believe in the Judeo-Christian faith.

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 8:25 AM

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If you are a born again Christian

Don't be disturbed when someone who believes in the Bible and God like you do speaks thier mind. Perhaps you are stressed not by the comment but by the reaction that we get when we say anything direct. Your free speech is in danger. I hope you can see that.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 11:37 AM

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11:37, does your fanaticism prevent you from seeing that free speech can allow someone to express displeasure with your heavy handedness as easily as it can allow you to bash the rest of us with your bible crap? You and your pervasive hypocrisy are classic examples of why so many of us avoid church.

I vote for the separation of church and weight loss.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 11:52 AM

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My free speech is not in danger because I don't want to weed through religion spam to get to a good weight-loss discussion.

At the very least, just be more clear in the title.

Oh, one more thing, the use of the phrase "If you are ..." is clearly judgment. Go re-read the Book.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:02 PM

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Anger

Why can;t people express themselves without so much anger? Everyone has a right to comment on thier beliefs. If you don't agree with a comment made, what makes you think that you should try to deny her right to make the comment? By the way, is Katie Holmes an weight loss discussion?

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:12 PM

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"Today's evil society is working hard on every front to erase God from everything in the name of progress. "

(quoting the opening line of the OP) how has "today's evil society" changed so much from that of the past? hasn't it always been the point to erase god? what makes you so sure that god is still around at all?

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:44 PM

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"If you are....

Dear 12:02, If it does'nt quack, it's probably not a duck. :)

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:45 PM

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To 12:45 p.m.

Yeah, um, whatever.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:59 PM

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I really like the secret and positive thinking.I accept people for who they are and what their belief is.I watched the movie and did not see anything that was referring to religion in any way unless I missed it.I feel whether a person gets their strength from religion or their god that is ok if that is what they believe in but that is not the point of the movie. It's what YOU do with your strengh.Ok here I go, I do believe in God but I can pray all I want but if I truely deep down don't believe I can do something then for me it is not attainable or going to work. That is what I got from the movie. I am sorry you feel that way OP.Did I miss something in the movie Op or are you wanting to bring up religion?

Monday, March 26, 2007, 1:30 PM

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The Secret eliminates the need for god? Excellent, where do I sign up!!

Monday, March 26, 2007, 1:32 PM

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god is unnecessary...that's no secret.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 1:40 PM

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Thats not what I meant lol the last two posters.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 1:55 PM

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WOW

I wrote the post..this is amazing..so many passionate responses.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 2:12 PM

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OP, would you argue that Normal Vincent Peale was trying to "kick God out of his system"? Becuase I saw on "Sunday Morning" that the Secret is just an updated version of Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking".

Monday, March 26, 2007, 2:20 PM

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The update is to leave God out of all human equasion. It's Gnosticism, very ancient. I am very positive in my opinion, but some don't seem to think so. I didnt know Dr. Peale, nor have I studied him at any length, but I do know that he refered his listeners always to God. God loves us all the time, in whatever mindset we are in, but He offers us a better way.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 3:33 PM

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