Godless Group Forms in Hickory, NC

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Aug. 5, 2013 - HICKORY, N.C. -- Hickory, NC - Nonreligious residents in the Catawba county area have formed a new humanist group where they are finding support and taking part in social activities just for them. Full Story
State of Florida

Huntersville, NC

#41 Aug 13, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, I see now. You are answering your own question so you were talking to yourself. I feel better now.
Gutless. This is not the first time I see you guys running from the ones you have no answer for. Typical tactic.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#42 Aug 13, 2013
I'm running from no one. Seriously , your trivial comments make little to no sense and demand no comment. Now if you were to escape from your straight jacket, well then that might be another story.
State of Florida

Huntersville, NC

#43 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
I'm running from no one. Seriously , your trivial comments make little to no sense and demand no comment. Now if you were to escape from your straight jacket, well then that might be another story.
It was not a very difficult question. "Do you know any local churches that would open up their big and fancy fellowship hall to take in people of need?" You don't answer and instead you avoid it all together with BS. Simple as that. You can't answer the question because you know my point is right. There aren't any who would. You just don't have guts enough to be honest.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#44 Aug 14, 2013
I know of many. Our fellowship hall is open twice weekly for those who are in need of fellowship, that's what a fellowship hall is for. Our pastors office is open seven days a week, Three days of those are for services, two days for open prayer, Saturdays are for our food bank ministry and free clothing to anyone who needs it and for those who need special help or visitation our hours are 24/7. I hope this was of help to you and if you are one of those who need help, our doors are open to everyone. As far as having to prove anything to anyone, the price has already been paid and we don't have to prove anything to you or no one else. And yes our fellowship hall has been open to feed and provide a place to sleep many during the recent tornados that touched down on our neighbor's homes. Now will you open your doors to help others in need, don't be throwing no B/S now, we know when your truthful and when you're not.
State of Florida

Huntersville, NC

#45 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
I know of many. Our fellowship hall is open twice weekly for those who are in need of fellowship, that's what a fellowship hall is for. Our pastors office is open seven days a week, Three days of those are for services, two days for open prayer, Saturdays are for our food bank ministry and free clothing to anyone who needs it and for those who need special help or visitation our hours are 24/7. I hope this was of help to you and if you are one of those who need help, our doors are open to everyone. As far as having to prove anything to anyone, the price has already been paid and we don't have to prove anything to you or no one else. And yes our fellowship hall has been open to feed and provide a place to sleep many during the recent tornados that touched down on our neighbor's homes. Now will you open your doors to help others in need, don't be throwing no B/S now, we know when your truthful and when you're not.
Good for you. Now if you will work on the drug addicts, HIV victims, prostitutes and alcoholics and allow them to stay, you will have pretty much have covered what Christ has required you to do. Keep on working.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#46 Aug 14, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
Good for you. Now if you will work on the drug addicts, HIV victims, prostitutes and alcoholics and allow them to stay, you will have pretty much have covered what Christ has required you to do. Keep on working.
We will, and what would be helpful are the people like you that are quick to put your finger on the problem but are waiting for someone to do the work. You still haven't answered what are you willing to do to help in these areas. Are you opening the doors to your home or giving of your own money to help the less fortunate? God has reguired this of you as well. We have plenty of chiefs, we need some indians.
State of Florida

Huntersville, NC

#47 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text> We will, and what would be helpful are the people like you that are quick to put your finger on the problem but are waiting for someone to do the work. You still haven't answered what are you willing to do to help in these areas. Are you opening the doors to your home or giving of your own money to help the less fortunate? God has reguired this of you as well. We have plenty of chiefs, we need some indians.
First of all, I don't like to make my private contributions public, but in this case, I will tell you 3 things that I contribute to. Very simply...providing weekend back packs for kids in the school system who are identifed with possibly having food crisis at home; buying groceries for 2 kemotherapy patients who are in a strain from their medical debts. I voluneteer 2 weekends a month to work with juvenile youth in the local detention center. I don't attend or tithe to any church. I don't need to support building funds, church buses, choir robes or preacher's salaries when the greater need is here in front of me everyday. I cut out the middle man and go directly to the source with my own money and my own time. I am trying to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. That is my motivation. Nothing else.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#48 Aug 14, 2013
Wow. So, it's safe to assume that people can't possibly be good without god? How extremely ignorant. I suppose you think we eat babies and set things ablaze at our social gatherings, too.

Logically, those who are good without fear of punishment or promise of reward have a stronger moral fiber than those who are just good to guarantee themselves salvation. But I don't suppose using logic will do any good here. From what I understand, it's Faith or Bust.

I am glad to hear that secular groups are developing locally. We need some balance around here.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#49 Aug 14, 2013
paint it black wrote:
Wow. So, it's safe to assume that people can't possibly be good without god? How extremely ignorant. I suppose you think we eat babies and set things ablaze at our social gatherings, too.
Logically, those who are good without fear of punishment or promise of reward have a stronger moral fiber than those who are just good to guarantee themselves salvation. But I don't suppose using logic will do any good here. From what I understand, it's Faith or Bust.
I am glad to hear that secular groups are developing locally. We need some balance around here.
Good for you! many talk the talk but few do the walk. What is your logic that those without God are better than those close to him. I and others would love to hear this.
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#50 Aug 14, 2013
paint it black wrote:
Wow. So, it's safe to assume that people can't possibly be good without god? How extremely ignorant. I suppose you think we eat babies and set things ablaze at our social gatherings, too.
Logically, those who are good without fear of punishment or promise of reward have a stronger moral fiber than those who are just good to guarantee themselves salvation. But I don't suppose using logic will do any good here. From what I understand, it's Faith or Bust.
I am glad to hear that secular groups are developing locally. We need some balance around here.
Very well said.
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#51 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>Good for you! many talk the talk but few do the walk. What is your logic that those without God are better than those close to him. I and others would love to hear this.
People can be motivated by what drives them naturally. Mine is just driven by the conviction to try to do what is right for myself and others. I expect no great reward but my own inner satisfaction and content.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#52 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>Good for you! many talk the talk but few do the walk. What is your logic that those without God are better than those close to him. I and others would love to hear this.
Just as many people of Faith talk the talk but fail to walk the walk. I never meant to imply that I think the godless are better than the believers. Beliefs do not define the person, behavior does. To assume that a person is good or bad because of their beliefs only shows that you are ignorant and judgmental.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#53 Aug 14, 2013
paint it black wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as many people of Faith talk the talk but fail to walk the walk. I never meant to imply that I think the godless are better than the believers. Beliefs do not define the person, behavior does. To assume that a person is good or bad because of their beliefs only shows that you are ignorant and judgmental.
But you did imply that that the godless were better those that are believers. Your behavior on this thread does not define a good person. You sir, are the one that is ignorant and judgemental, and maybe just mental.
jim

Asheville, NC

#54 Aug 14, 2013
paint it black wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as many people of Faith talk the talk but fail to walk the walk. I never meant to imply that I think the godless are better than the believers. Beliefs do not define the person, behavior does. To assume that a person is good or bad because of their beliefs only shows that you are ignorant and judgmental.
I agree. I just moved into the bible belt and if during conversation it comes up that you don't belong to a church everyone tries to get their claws into you. then if they find out you don't go to church you are judged and are going to hell.

I posted earlier that I believe in GOD but don't go to church. I feel GOD is everywhere and I don't have to go to a building to speak to him. I can do it from home. again I get judged and people turn their head in discussed. I am not saying everyone but in the belt it seems like most. And GOD loves everyone equally. No matter where you lived before in the country or world. If you are not from the South then you are hated and shunned. If you meaning people in general love and believe in GOD then you should love everyone no matter where then lived before coming to the South and the belt.

And this BS with praying in government buildings in NC is ridiculous. what happened to separation of church and state. do what you want in private but in public it is ridiculous that people should be made to pray just cause the local town says so.
jim

Asheville, NC

#55 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>But you did imply that that the godless were better those that are believers. Your behavior on this thread does not define a good person. You sir, are the one that is ignorant and judgemental, and maybe just mental.
To me a good person is someone that works hard, provides for their family and is good at heart. You don't have to believe in anything or anyone to be a good person. We are all equal and nobody is better then the other by being a believer or a nonbeliever. Just different.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#56 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>But you did imply that that the godless were better those that are believers. Your behavior on this thread does not define a good person. You sir, are the one that is ignorant and judgemental, and maybe just mental.
No, I did not imply that. That's how you chose to understand it. Not all believers are good only for selfish reasons, just as not all unbelievers are bad because they are fearless. Blanket statements don't do anyone justice. What I mean is that if you are a good person for the sole reason that you believe someone is watching you, you are not moral, you are self serving. I did not say that all Christians are like this.

Do you mean to imply that believers are better than the godless? If so, on what do you base that assumption?

Your behavior on this thread does not suggest that you are a good person either, but I don't know. I try not to make those kinds of judgements based off of a single conversation. So, you sir, have no room to talk.

By the way, that'll be Madame Sir to you.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#57 Aug 14, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>Many churches do a lot for the hungry and less fortunate and sadly many don't.***And of those that do not attend church, they do even less yet they condemn the church for not doing enough.***
So, here we have a secular group established, who will, no doubt, be contributing to the community, something that you admit many churches do not do, and you're still clinging to the assumption that the godless will bring about moral decline?

Why would anybody be against a secular group anyway? Do you think atheists just get together to trash Christians or something? Is it not possible that they want to provide community service? Or even just a sense of community among atheists, in a place where we are extremely outnumbered?

I don't get where all the hate is coming from. According to you, shouldn't it be coming from the godless side, and not the christ-like? I'm confused.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#58 Aug 14, 2013
Cool, I always found the Humanist Movement most interesting... Why more interesting than any "western" religions.
Yuup

Macclesfield, NC

#59 Aug 14, 2013
paint it black wrote:
<quoted text>
So, here we have a secular group established, who will, no doubt, be contributing to the community, something that you admit many churches do not do, and you're still clinging to the assumption that the godless will bring about moral decline?
Why would anybody be against a secular group anyway? Do you think atheists just get together to trash Christians or something? Is it not possible that they want to provide community service? Or even just a sense of community among atheists, in a place where we are extremely outnumbered?
I don't get where all the hate is coming from. According to you, shouldn't it be coming from the godless side, and not the christ-like? I'm confused.
Yes, you are.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#60 Aug 15, 2013
Yuup wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, you are.
Lol! Great answer.

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