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Some and deists
Some deists rejected miracles and prophecies but still considered themselves Christians because they believed in what they felt to be the pure, original form of Christianitythat is, Christianity as it existed before it was corrupted by additions of such superstitions as miracles, prophecies, and the doctrine of the Trinity.
Some deists rejected the claim of Jesus ' divinity but continued to hold him in high regard as a moral teacher ( see, for example, Thomas Jefferson's famous Jefferson Bible and Matthew Tindal's Christianity as Old as the Creation ).
Some modern deists have modified this classical view and believe that humanity's relationship with God is transpersonal, which means that God transcends the personal / impersonal duality and moves beyond such human terms.
Some deists see design in nature and purpose in the universe and in their lives ( Prime Designer ).
* Some contemporary deists believe ( with the classical deists ) that God has created the universe perfectly, so no amount of supplication, request, or begging can change the fundamental nature of the universe.
* Some deists believe that God is not an entity that can be contacted by human beings through petitions for relief ; rather, God can only be experienced through the nature of the universe.
* Some deists do not believe in divine intervention, but still find value in prayer as a form of meditation, self-cleansing, and spiritual renewal.
* Some deists, usually referred to as Spiritual Deists, practice meditation and make frequent use of Affirmative Prayer, a non-supplicative form of prayer which is common in the New Thought movement.
Some are thought to have been deists, or irreligious.
Some deists believe that a Divine Creator initiated a universe in which evolution occurred, by designing the system and the natural laws, although many deists believe that God also created life itself, before allowing it to be subject to evolution.

Some and view
Some historians have found his point of view not to their taste, others have complained that he makes the Tory tradition appear `` contemptible rather than intelligible '', while a sympathetic critic has remarked that the `` intricate interplay of social dynamics and political activity of which, at times, politicians are the ignorant marionettes is not a field for the exercise of his talents ''.
Some view this period as being a " re-schooling ", with the soul gaining wisdom as one's errors are reviewed.
Supporters of this view believe that “ to a hypothetical outside reader, presents Christianity as enlightened, harmless, even beneficent .” Some believe that through this work, Luke intended to show the Roman Empire that the root of Christianity is within Judaism so that the Christians “ may receive the same freedom to practice their faith that the Roman Empire afforded the Jews .” Those who support the view of Luke ’ s work as political apology generally draw evidence from the facts that Christians are found innocent of committing any political crime ( Acts 25: 25 ; 19: 37 ; 19: 40 ) and that Roman officials ’ views towards Christians are generally positive.
Some scholars believe that the apologetic view of Luke ’ s work is overemphasized and that it should not be regarded as a “ major aim of the Lucan writings .” While Munck believes that purpose of Luke ’ s work is not that clear-cut and sympathizes with other claims, he believes that Luke ’ s work can function as an apology only in the sense that it “ presents a defense of Christianity and Paul ” and may serve to “ clarify the position of Christianity within Jewry and within the Roman Empire .” Pervo disagrees that Luke ’ s work is an apology and even that it could possibly be addressed to Rome because he believes that “ Luke and Acts speak to insiders, believers in Jesus .” Freedman believes that Luke is writing an apology but that his goal is “ not to defend the Christian movement as such but to defend God ’ s ways in history .”
Some argue that the view of Arianism that exists to this day among most Christians would not have existed were it not for Athanasius.
Some of this material has been revised by Leo XIII, in view of archaeological and other discoveries.
Some, like René Descartes, have thought that this is so ( this view is known as dualism, and functionalism also considers the mind as distinct from the body ), while others have thought that concepts of the mental can be reduced to physical concepts ( this is the view of physicalism or materialism ).
Some church officials came to view granting land to noble families amounted to outright alienation.
Some analysts take the view that business-to-business marketers should proceed cautiously when weaving social media into their business processes.
Some historians who have examined the life of Cotton Mather after Chadwick Hansen ’ s book also seem to yearn for a positive view of Cotton Mather.
Some people contrast content-control with censoring, claiming that limiting the content one can view is similar to how dictatorships limit the content its citizens can view in order to promote one idea.
Some Jews contend that Christians cite commandments from the Old Testament to support one point of view but then ignore other commandments of a similar class that are also of equal weight.
Some Christians who view the Jewish people as close to God seek to understand and incorporate elements of Jewish understanding or perspective into their beliefs as a means to respect their " parent " religion of Judaism, or to more fully seek out and return to their Christian roots.
Some of them claim to be the one true Catholic Church from which, in their view, other Christians, including those in communion with the Pope, have fallen away.
Some took a more benign view ; Thomas Carlyle in his book Sartor Resartus, wrote that a dandy was no more than " a clothes-wearing man ".
Some Shaivites hold the view that he is incessantly destroying and creating the world.
Some churches use bread without any raising agent ( whether leaven or yeast ), in view of the use of unleavened bread at Jewish Passover meals, while others use any bread available.
Some of the scholars that espouse this view include Albertz, Benoit, Cerfaux, Goguel, Harrison, H. J. Holtzmann, Murphy-O ' Connor, and Wagenfuhrer.
Some, such as Kirsopp Lake, find this view less likely.
Some proponents of spelling reform view homophones as undesirable and would prefer that they were eliminated.

Some and God
Some are so filled with gratitude, for the gift of life and the love of God, that their joy spills out on the paper and brightens the lives of thousands whom they have never known, and will never see.
Some of these arguments propose moral facts which they claim evident through human experience, arguing that God is the best explanation for these.
Some Latter-day Saints ( LDS or Mormons ) believe it to be the language of God.
Some think that the " Pay Lay Ale " sentence is derived from the Hebrew phrase " pe le-El ", פה לאל ' mouth to God '.
Some Christian readers consider this story to contain an allegory, representing the interaction between the church as ' bride ' and God.
Some scholars feel that in addition to its spiritual components, portions of the text merely reflect the human authors ' beliefs and feelings about God at the time of its writing, and their cultural sensibilities.
Some Christian authorities say that the New Testament regards marriage as instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife.
Some Christians adhere to New Covenant theology, which states that Jews have rejected Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God have ceased being the Chosen People.
Some have interpreted this last point as an early expression of ' popular sovereignty ' – that government is contractual and that kings can be chosen by the community rather than by God alone.
Some, such as Lord Herbert of Cherbury and William Wollaston, held that souls exist, survive death, and in the afterlife are rewarded or punished by God for their behavior in life.
Some other Wiccan covens are composed of women and men, and worship the God and Goddess, while Dianics generally worship the Goddess as Whole Unto Herself.
Some taught that existence was a snare and a delusion, that the world, the flesh, and the devil existed only to tempt weak humankind away from God.
Some historians have called her lucky ; she believed that God was protecting her.
Some exterior shots for the episode " And God Created Woman " were filmed in Dún Laoghaire, South County Dublin.
Some of the goals of feminist theology include increasing the role of women among the clergy and religious authorities, reinterpreting male-dominated imagery and language about God, determining women's place in relation to career and motherhood, and studying images of women in the religion's sacred texts and matriarchal religion.

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