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Arena football player says God told him to burn apartment

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Animal Mother, Jun 18, 2012.


  1. Animal Mother

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    #1 Animal Mother, Jun 18, 2012
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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    So he was stoned out of his gourd and decided to blame God. The difference is most people blame God while sober.
     

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    Did you not read the article? God told him to set the bed on fire.
     
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    'nuff said

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    "We live in a society where when one talks to God it is called prayer, but when God talks back its schizophrenia." - Fox Mulder, X-Files
     
  6. Kingarthurhk

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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Then you should have seen where the individual in question reported God told him to burn the bed.
    What does this article have to do with the question at hand?
    Clearly the individual in the original article does believe in God, so I'll ask again, how is this relevant to the question at hand?
    Something, much like kangaroos in the middle east and suppressed scientific evidence, you have claimed yet failed to substantiate with any evidence.


    Back to the original topic. We have a first hand account of God telling someone to commit a crime, arson in this case. This contradicts the constant claims by those who claim they speak with God themselves that he would never order such a thing.
     
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    Where's my EBT?

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    'nuff said

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    I'm fully aware of that. You miss the point.
    Simply examples of idiots making ridiculous excuses for their own fail. Or perhaps severe psychological issues.
    The subject of the excuse is irrelevant. But anyway... here's a "God told me to" for ya.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/...-God-told-me-to-quit-Fox-News-or-lose-my-soul
     
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    I didn't read the article.

    Since I am sure there is no evidence that God actually told him to do it, I don't see how it contradicts people saying God wouldn't tell anyone to do something like that.
     
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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Angry Atheist on a killing spree? I guess he had no belief and therefore no hope.
     
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    Unless I am just sleepy and missed it, I don't recall that article claiming he didn't believe in any deities.
    And lets just say for a minute it were true, who cares. That holds about as much relevance as him being a vegetarian, or owning a fish, or liking soccer(should those be true).

    For all we know, god told him to do it.
     
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    People who say they've spoken with God are only making "ridiculous excuses"?
     
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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    My point to the OP.
     
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    Again, even if true, what does that have to do with God's orders in the OP?
     
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    Your point is incorrect. In the OP, the arsonist claimed a command from God as the direct reason he committed his acts. That isn't the case in the article you posted.
     
  18. Animal Mother

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    There's exactly as much evidence that God told him to do what he did as there is that God tells others to do things. If we are supposed to accept God's influence in those other events, what basis would we have to reject the will of God in this case?
     
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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    To show the depravity that is often associated with Godlesness.


    http://www.wnd.com/1999/04/1356/


    Kind of like the Columbine Atheist who asked the Theist if she believed in God, right before murdering her.
     
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    How do you know he was an atheist? Another article where atheism is never claimed. He was a nut and was going to shoot the girl anyway, so her answer to his question(no matter what the question was) had no baring on what happened.