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Go to: The Moral Necessity of a Godless Existence

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Comment 8 by T. stillson

@Comment 7 by Roedy When I challenge a Christian’s bizarre assertions, he almost never offers evidence or an argument to support them. Instead he argues that it is a good thing that people believe this assertion or that terrible things would happen if they did not.

I'm a follower of Jesus Christ. What kind of evidence are you looking for. I'm NOT here to argue AT ALL, but if I can shed some light on anything for anyone, I'm more than happy to try.

Ok. For a start, what do you mean by a follower of Jesus Christ? Do you faithfully obey EVERY principle laid out in the Sermon on the Mount?

Mon, 21 May 2012 18:51:29 UTC | #942638

Go to: The Moral Necessity of a Godless Existence

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Comment 8 by T. stillson

@Comment 7 by Roedy When I challenge a Christian’s bizarre assertions, he almost never offers evidence or an argument to support them. Instead he argues that it is a good thing that people believe this assertion or that terrible things would happen if they did not.

I'm a follower of Jesus Christ. What kind of evidence are you looking for. I'm NOT here to argue AT ALL, but if I can shed some light on anything for anyone, I'm more than happy to try.

Ok. For a start, what do you mean by a follower of Jesus Christ? Do you faithfully obey EVERY principle laid out in the Sermon on the Mount?

Mon, 21 May 2012 18:51:18 UTC | #942637

Go to: UPDATED: Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible

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Comment 35 by ConsciousMind

I am a christian and have been so for a year only. I was not converted by anyone, I found my way there by myself and with the help of a little magic.

I constantly hear that atheists are rational people and that they like to be assosiated with rational people. Our mind and consciousness has over 50,000 thoughts going through our heads on a daily basis, by the end of the day, perhaps 10 thoughts are rational and the remaining 49,990 are irrational.

Besides, there is a quote by Einstein that goes like this: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

What Einstein is saying here, is that you have to walk out of the terrotory of "rational" in order to discover new things. I agree with Einstein. All the lazy rationals don't produce anything good for the world, they sit in their chair, complain and terrorize those who try to discover new things.

You have already been soundly thrashed here, but I thought I'd just make one further point. You are correct that Einstein was alluding to the importance of the imagination in stimulating discovery. Too bad that your personal brand of 'discovery' (christianity) is merely that of a discredited two-thousand year-old collection of half-baked Hebrew mythology. Not exactly 'discovering new things', are you?

Sun, 20 May 2012 20:02:52 UTC | #942479

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without God it is notoriously difficult to make sense of the world or of human life or death or joy or pain or love-making or justice or even, at the philosophical end of the spectrum, of truth itself

Oh well, I suppose it is April 1st, so we should expect something as Foolish as this .....

Sun, 01 Apr 2012 21:36:13 UTC | #931730

Go to: Civic life and law must bind us, not ritual and religion

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Comment 8 by Rational Ape

Sikh and ye shall find.

I'd say that's islam dunk.

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:07:22 UTC | #918831

Go to: RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #1: How religious are UK Christians?

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Comment 22 by Alan4discussion

To be a member of a "Xtian club" you are supposed to know the basic rules and requirements..."

. . . Exacly. Those beliefs are contained in the Nicene Creed, the cornerstone of essential Christian faith which incorporates all those aspects : Virgin Birth, Son of God, Bodily Resurrection etc. which are apparently rejected by the vast majority of self-certifying "christians". Just as not observing the Five Pillars of Islam means you are not a muslim (though flying a plane into a building or setting off a bomb in a market place is not a disqualifying factor), so not adhering to the beliefs of the Nicene Creed means quite simply you are not a CHRISTIAN. You may be a person who is decent and well-meaning, but hey, that's just what being human ought to encompass, is it not?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:27:19 UTC | #918481

Go to: Britain being overtaken by 'militant secularists', says Baroness Warsi

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One thing that really annoys me about all this is the disingeuous linking of 'secularism' with 'totalitarianism'. I don't think it is just ignorance. This tactic of guilt by (false) association is a propaganda device straigjht from the school of Dr Goebbels. It is of course a strategy which the Pope has deployed also. Given the experience of his youth, he is no doubt well qualified in that particular area.

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:28:12 UTC | #917897

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Oh - regarding biblical abortion - found it. It's Numbers 5 : 11-31.

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:22:46 UTC | #917268

Go to: Council prayers ruling starts national debate

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Comment 38 by Ignorant Amos

...abortion,

In Christianity, Pope Sixtus V (1585–90) is noted as the first Pope to declare that abortion is homicide regardless of the stage of pregnancy; the Catholic Church had previously been divided on whether if believed that abortion was murder, and did not begin vigorously opposing abortion until the 19th century.

If I recall correctly, is there not an endorsement of abortion performed as a religious rite to expunge the outcome an aldulterous relationship, in the Old Testament Book of Numbers ?

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:11:59 UTC | #917263

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I think the appropriate judgement on this matter comes from the nominal founder of the messianic cult in question, recorded (though accuracy not verified - LoL ! ) in Matthew 6: 5-8.

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:22:23 UTC | #916325