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Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Brasso, Jan 29, 2013.
Atheist 1: So, still no god today?
Atheist 2: Nope.
Atheist 1: Okay. Catch ya tomorrow.
Whew! Glad that's finally settled.
I think his point is that occasionally someone has a finer point to discuss, like the locked thread on just page 2 of the forum (it has "Jan 13" in the title) where someone admittedly waded in with vulgar insults to admittedly disrupt the conversation.
Personally, I like a good vigorous, but clean, debate on religious and political topics, but I'd see the value of neutral corners to go to when there are people with things they would like to discuss among only other atheists, theists or agnostics.
On the other hand, it's a gun forum, maybe another web site entirely would be better if that's what is desired.
I'm not sure neutral corners are even possible here.
Does the idea of having to defend your beliefs and interpretations frighten you so much that the only solution you see is restricting the ability of others to respond?
There is a Christians only forum on GT. Go buy yourself a membership and ask for an invite.
Who are all these devil worshippers Arc Angel is on about? They sound like a fun group.
OK. Here is the problem with that accusation.
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK.
I don't want to hear it. And frankly, I have about as much faith in "science's" understanding of creation as I do in the Easter Bunny laying chocolate eggs. You don't believe in God. Fine. Your life.
Now stay out of my discussions about the Bible. If I want your opinion of how everything in existence sprang out of nothing and evlolved into a controlled order from pure chaos all on it's own, I'll ask you.
Nice philosophy you have there. Mind if I apply it to your thoughts that RI is overrun with atheists?
How many times must they tell you - Atheism is NOT a religion so therefore they do not need their own section.
Believe of don't, I am just told to go and share the Good News. I was in the red and Jesus was in the black. He trade his account for mine and paid the overdraft penalty. Eventually, someone pays for being overdrawn.
So what gives religion some special status as non-debatable?
Either the ideas one puts out there are able to withstand criticism or they aren't.
Do you remember signing the contract because I don't?
Believe it or not, I don't run round to atheist sites making fun of their beliefs just because they can't be proven. Yet, you get some kind of satisfaction out of doing it here.
All I'm asking is that you stay out of discussions about the biblical topics. You can have all the atheist topics you want.
I just wanted to say that when posts like this are floating around and Doc feels compelled to only razz the atheists for what they think they know...
That's very narrow-minded of you. That's like saying that since Democrats don't like guns and don't want to hear about them you shouldn't be allowed to express your views when they spew their vitriol? Perhaps even try to convince them otherwise? What makes you think religion and creationism are any different than guns?
I have a better idea. If your faith is so strong and what you believe so infallible then how about you show us how superior those ideas are by standing up and defending them whenever the opposition arises instead of crying for censorship to solve your problem for you?
That's what I do...
No, it's like two gun lovers discussing the .45 vs 9mm debate and an anti-gunner butts in with some stupid *** anti-gun remark.
The fact that atheists even think they should be included in a religious discussion is what's ridiculous.
Atheism is NOT a religion and it has NO place in a religious issues forum.
It's "religious" issues, what don't you people understand about that?
Here's a question for the religious - WHICH religion is the one true religion? I'm betting ONLY the one YOU adhere to. Don't you believe followers of every other religion are non-believers? I'm sure you do. Catholics hate Jews because they don't believe that Christ is the messiah. They hate Presbyterians because they don't believe in the virgin Mary. They probably would hate The Salvation Army if they knew it was a religion. And I guess they embrace career criminals just because they're Catholic?
Many people pray on their own. Because they don't tithe are they less of a believer? And how many of you Catholics go to your church to attend every service THEY want you to? Volunteer for their many projects? How many of you church-goers tithe the full 10% they expect? How many of you send your kids to church or other religious schools and pay their high tuition's? I submit very few on here.
Don't get me wrong. Religion is the only thing, other than the laws and threat of prosecution that keeps some people in line. But I think you're a hypocrite just because you don't like someone who disagrees with your view of the world. Why should you care if I express my views? I bet if I researched anyone's comments about their interpretations of bible passages there are plenty of scholars who will say it means something else. So do you get mad at them too?
I agree with your read on the current condition of RI. Christians come here to discuss religion and atheists come here to argue with them.
Thing is I don't think the atheists want to stay in their own forum they want to argue with those that disagree with them.
So the "gun" is what? Christ? God? If I were Jewish and believed in God (just not YOUR God) and posted on a "religious" thread about a "bible" passage about Christ that a poster is dead wrong because Christ is not some kind of miracle man in the Jewish religion, then what? I'm not religious?
Actually, a better analogy would be two gun lovers discussing phasers v laser pistols and another gun lover jumping in and asking them why they're discussing fantasy weapons instead of real ones, like .45's and 9mm's.
And... the fact that you think Atheists should be excluded from religious discussions is ridiculous. Of course, I understand that anyone that disagrees with you should be excluded. Atheists are just the target at this particular time.
You're correct in saying Atheism is not a religion, but since this isn't a religious forum, (its a religious ISSUES forum) you are incorrect in deciding we should be excluded.
And I understand "religious issues" perfectly, I have lotsa "issues" with "religion". What a perfect place for me!!
If you'd like a forum that discourages differing opinions and encourages homogenous group think I'm sure their out there. Most of us stay out the Theist to Theist conversations (especially when ya'll fight like cats and dogs over the "finer points" of dogma), unless someone says something so outrageous that it cannot be left unchallenged.
Don't you know that you cannot, 'see' what you heart is, either, unable or unwilling to consider.
'For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools ....... ' (Romans 1:20-22)
Look who's talking about being believable! Stop trying to figure me out, or to ascribe YOUR OWN MOTIVATIONS to me. You don't have what it takes to understand someone like me. You only think that you do. Any intellectual assertions I've made have been referenced to, and supported by Sacred Scripture. You on the other hand are, as usual, merely vituperating and, 'flying by the seat of your pants'.
(Gee, I wonder where you're going to land; or, for the matter, how hard?)
I'd say there's a fair amount of Christians that come here to argue, at least plenty of them seem to show up in threads started by Atheists.
An interesting thought came to me while reading your post. Since you specify "Christians" as the group that comes here to discuss religion, I wonder what the general attitude would be if a rabidly religious group of Islamist invaded your territory........?