Debate How an Atheist Led Me from Atheism to Jesus

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  1. Paul7

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    http://www.veritas.org/oxford-atheism-to-jesus/

    I thought Christians just believed as they do because their parents told them to?

    For those who don't know, Pete Singer, the atheist who drove her from atheism, believes humans have no intrinsic value, and that some animals have more worth than some humans. No doubt he feels himself qualified to make those individual decisions.
     
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  2. JBnTX

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    Atheists have driven more people to Christ than all the Christian preachers in the entire world.
     
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    Lol, I guess that's why you want then banned from GTRI and kicked out of the US.
     
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    An educated woman, yet she can't give a good reason for believing in God.
     
  5. Paul7

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    Perhaps you didn't read the link.
     
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    I must have missed her reason why a person should believe in God. Perhaps you can point it out to me. The article was about feelings, not reason.
     
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    He said a good reason.

    Atheism isn't for everyone. There's some pretty hard truths to confront and not everyone is able to accept them.

    but, as you well know, Paul7, religious people flip to the other side as well. In fact, I'd be surprised if at least one person in your church didn't think it was BS but doesn't want the hassle of cutting the cord.

    I believe it's Dawkins that runs a website for clergy who no longer believe. From what I hear the place is hoppin.
     
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    I'd be interested in the evidence you base that on.
     
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    Do you have to have one?
     
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    It goes both ways, and unfortunately nowadays its going more to the atheist side I believe. It'll switch back someday.
     
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    Probably not in the U.S.

    The U.S. is becoming a post-Christian society like Europe did after WWII. The only thing slowing down the decline in Christianity in the U.S. is the influx of Latin American illegals. They seem to be pretty evenly split between Catholic and Protestant.
     
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    The author was motivated to faith by a need to see intrinsic value in being human.

    Which I find odd. The intrinsic value in being human comes from the fact that humans are asking the question.
     
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    Holy crap! Mark this on the calendar!

    For once, I agree with you.
     
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    You could have said the same thing in between our Great Awakenings here. Thomas Jefferson predicted the end of evangelicalism, right before the Second Great Awakening.
     
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    Pete Singer would disagree.
     
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    I've always thought that about Christianity.

    No doubt, it's been going on since Judas, and before when many of Jesus' followers deserted Him. See also the parable of the sower. This is why Jesus said broad is the road to destruction, and narrow the road to life.

    http://www.awakeandamazed.com/id66.html
     
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    This is why that church is so in favor of illegals. Be nice if the Vatican took in a few thousand, and took down their wall.
     
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    Pete Singer and the author both, since they are professional philosophical navel gazers. Everyone else wouldn't have bothered with the question, which is true of most philosophy.

    Been there, done that. It is just word games.
     
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    Christianity is a pleasant lie.

    Atheism is the hard truth.

    No soul, no eternal life, no waiting loved ones. Just annihilation.



    I find it highly amusing thinking of the different way we look at things. This is a wonderful example. Reading the above one can clearly see your not so subtle disdain for anyone who doesn't share your beliefs and your absurd judgement that we are doing something wrong.

    I'll see your:
    and raise you a

    http://new.exchristian.net/

    We could do this all day. Doesn't prove anything.
     
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    Actually, it's not always pleasant to love your enemy, do good to those who curse you, tithe, etc.

    What's hard about being your own god?

    Your opinion is noted.

    Don't you think I'm doing something wrong?