"I went from God loves everybody to God saves everybody to God is in everybody."

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From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader. Jerry DeWitt is a former Pentecostal pastor in the evangelical parish of DeRidder, Louisiana who slowly lost his religious faith.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 Aug 27, 2012

Good job some people are pointing out the facts. Religionists are too slow to do so.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/...
In the UK, quote, "Free schools, which are state-funded and run by local people or organisations, do not need to follow the national curriculum", unquote.

From:
http://www.humanism.org.uk/news/view/1085
Last week, the BHA revealed that the school had on its website a ‘Creation Policy’. This policy states support for both creationism and evolution as valid science, and that both should be taught as such. On the one hand, the policy states that:

‘We do not share the rigid creationist’s insistence on a literalistic interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis… We are therefore very happy to believe that God could have created the world in six days. But we do not feel that it is helpful to affirm it as an unarguable fact. We do not believe that the very plain evidence supporting a lengthy process of evolution needs to be challenged by Christians.’

However, the policy also states that..

‘We believe that God, as sovereign Lord of the universe, is capable of creating the world in a few 24-hour days… We will teach evolution as an established scientific principle, as far as it goes... We will teach creation as a scientific theory… We will affirm that to believe in God’s creation of the world is an entirely respectable position scientifically and rationally.’
Unquote.

Hopefully the USA will one day lead the way in emphasising the value of science, reason and evidence but it seems impeded in this by some religious fundamentalism. Strange religious dogma such as ID/Creationism,'scientology' & 'Christian science' seems to emanate from there. Religious beliefs should be subject to the same critical thinking as anything else.
Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#4 Aug 28, 2012
If you had your own personal Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses you would find out the truth about God and life.

Religions of Christendom do not have Almighty God Jehovah's holy spirit or the accurate knowledge of the Bible, they teach only what they understand or what they can glean from what the witnesses have taught since printing of the Bible magazines, they have always done that.

There are some ministers who don't even believe the Bible, but they have a cushy way of life from working for the Church, I know because I studied with a Methodist minister, and he couldn't leave his Church, he would have to give up his house and car and lifestyle.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 Aug 28, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
If you had your own personal Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses you would find out the truth about God and life.
Religions of Christendom do not have Almighty God Jehovah's holy spirit or the accurate knowledge of the Bible, they teach only what they understand or what they can glean from what the witnesses have taught since printing of the Bible magazines, they have always done that.
There are some ministers who don't even believe the Bible, but they have a cushy way of life from working for the Church, I know because I studied with a Methodist minister, and he couldn't leave his Church, he would have to give up his house and car and lifestyle.
http://therapists.psychologyto day.com/rms/state/OK/Tulsa.htm l

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#6 Aug 28, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
If you had your own personal Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses you would find out the truth about God and life.

Religions of Christendom do not have Almighty God Jehovah's holy spirit or the accurate knowledge of the Bible, they teach only what they understand or what they can glean from what the witnesses have taught since printing of the Bible magazines, they have always done that.

There are some ministers who don't even believe the Bible, but they have a cushy way of life from working for the Church, I know because I studied with a Methodist minister, and he couldn't leave his Church, he would have to give up his house and car and lifestyle.
There is no accurate knowledge in the bible.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#7 Aug 28, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
If you had your own personal Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses you would find out the truth about God and life.
Religions of Christendom do not have Almighty God Jehovah's holy spirit or the accurate knowledge of the Bible, they teach only what they understand or what they can glean from what the witnesses have taught since printing of the Bible magazines, they have always done that.
There are some ministers who don't even believe the Bible, but they have a cushy way of life from working for the Church, I know because I studied with a Methodist minister, and he couldn't leave his Church, he would have to give up his house and car and lifestyle.
I did have a personal Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses. It was a complete joke. One of them has since left that silly cult, and the other guy said he can't answer most of the questions I asked, nor could his minister, and he is also thinking that maybe he picked the wrong cult. Neither of them realized the horrendous history of their own freakish religion, and were horrified when enlightened.
The JW's rewrote the bible to suit their twisted agenda, and pointing out the obvious errors was a blast!! Heck, I LOVE when they knock on my door. The conversation lasts about 10 minutes before they remember that they have someone waiting in the car, and have to go. It's been quite a while though. I think the word about my house may have got out and they stopped visiting. LOL!!! Too bad!!!
Christian witness

Sallisaw, OK

#8 Aug 28, 2012
I know for a fact that it was you that rejected the truth that witnesses teach, there is no witness that is not able to defend the truth, even if they are children.

The person who cannot give up this world and everything in it, does not have the courage that is required to be a true follower of Jesus and will be hated on top of that fact.

Jesus describes the growth of the truth in a person, and you can find out where you fit in that picture.
Matthew 13: 18-23

“To Believe is To Obey”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#9 Aug 28, 2012
You can only lose faith in God if you never really had it to begin with.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#10 Aug 28, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
I know for a fact that it was you that rejected the truth that witnesses teach, there is no witness that is not able to defend the truth, even if they are children.
The person who cannot give up this world and everything in it, does not have the courage that is required to be a true follower of Jesus and will be hated on top of that fact.
Jesus describes the growth of the truth in a person, and you can find out where you fit in that picture.
Matthew 13: 18-23
LOL!!! They folded like a Chinese laundry. Your cult not only tries to teach the regular lies, but actually made up a few new ones!! When those lies and silly myths are exposed to the light of reality, it is all over. It's too bad you are way out in Oklahoma, I would love to sit down with you and help you become an atheist who uses reason and logic rather than myths and fairy tales. If you ever come to Pa, let me know. I'll straighten you right out.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#11 Aug 28, 2012
Deirdre222 wrote:
You can only lose faith in God if you never really had it to begin with.
Silly fantasy. Let me rephrase that so you can see how stupid it looks...
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You can only lose belief in Santa if you never really had it to begin with.

Remember when you really believed? LOL!!!

The fact is, that when you finally have the backbone to accept reality, that's when god disappears.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#12 Aug 28, 2012
Deirdre222 wrote:
You can only lose faith in God if you never really had it to begin with.
Tell us something we don't know. Nobody has faith in God when they're born. It has to be forced on them.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#13 Aug 28, 2012
madscot wrote:
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Tell us something we don't know. Nobody has faith in God when they're born. It has to be forced on them.
Dannnnng,,what's that smell? Oh crap, I'm in the atheist forum. Bye!!

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#14 Aug 28, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Dannnnng,,what's that smell? Oh crap, I'm in the atheist forum. Bye!!
I never knew reason, logic and reality had a smell.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#15 Aug 29, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Dannnnng,,what's that smell? Oh crap, I'm in the atheist forum. Bye!!
Are you really that afraid of atheists? Please, we have toilets for a reason.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#16 Aug 29, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Dannnnng,,what's that smell? Oh crap, I'm in the atheist forum. Bye!!
That's the smell of a perfectly good brain rotting away from non-use.... Oh, it's your brain!!!

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#17 Aug 29, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
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I never knew reason, logic and reality had a smell.
They don't to people in the real world, but to someone who is so far gone and delusional that they have an invisible friend, they can imagine anything.

“God=Registered Sex Offender!”

Since: Jul 12

Wylie, TX

#18 Aug 29, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Dannnnng,,what's that smell? Oh crap, I'm in the atheist forum. Bye!!
Sola Scriptura? King James or Jehovah?

I frequent the atheist forum so that "smell" is the scent of TRUE Christianity oozing out of my righteous vulva. I am a TRUE Christian who has regular sex with Yahweh,His Kid and the Pigeon in an unholy menage a trois.

The "virgin" Mary began this whole "sex-with-God" fetish when she opened her legs to a divine insemination, Luke 1:35, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." This is bible porn. Sex with a ghost cannot be filmed but the stench lingers and that's what you're smelling on me. The Pigeon and I get really kinky with clogs,chipmunks, Creme de Menthe and a Black and Dekker dust buster....

http://www.jesusdressup.com/bdsm.html

PRAISE!
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#19 Aug 29, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
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I never knew reason, logic and reality had a smell.
When it's stale and rotten and rehashed garbage it does.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#20 Aug 29, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Are you really that afraid of atheists? Please, we have toilets for a reason.
Then use them for heavens sake.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#21 Aug 29, 2012
AmericasBestChristian wrote:
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Sola Scriptura? King James or Jehovah?
I frequent the atheist forum so that "smell" is the scent of TRUE Christianity oozing out of my righteous vulva. I am a TRUE Christian who has regular sex with Yahweh,His Kid and the Pigeon in an unholy menage a trois.
The "virgin" Mary began this whole "sex-with-God" fetish when she opened her legs to a divine insemination, Luke 1:35, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." This is bible porn. Sex with a ghost cannot be filmed but the stench lingers and that's what you're smelling on me. The Pigeon and I get really kinky with clogs,chipmunks, Creme de Menthe and a Black and Dekker dust buster....
http://www.jesusdressup.com/bdsm.html
PRAISE!
Ohhhh, so it's coming from you. That shit smell. Take a bath dear.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#22 Aug 29, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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That's the smell of a perfectly good brain rotting away from non-use.... Oh, it's your brain!!!
lol And you really think you little tag line is cute? He has you by the balls. And I'm talking about the serpent. Do you even know who the serpent is? No, of course not.

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