The Rapture-coming soon!!
Bitter Pill

Richmond, KY

#196 Sep 30, 2013
You bible thumpers and rapture nuts are about a brow-ridge away from running on your knuckles and hooting at the sky in reverence whenever it thunders.

Sure, sure, sky god's coming any day now, blah.

And maybe if you kill the least productive member of the tribe, it will bring rain and good hunting, too.

On some tiny secret level, do you even begin to grasp how ridiculous your entire belief system is? Or are you wholly convinced of these ancient fairy tales beyond all hope of intellectual recovery?

Oh well. Enjoy your endless waiting and psychological dependence on absentee entities. You'll have no better luck than the countless generations of dupes and fools before you, all of whom saw the same glorious end on their horizons, only to grow old and die, most decidedly un-raptured.
looking up

Langley, KY

#197 Oct 1, 2013
Bitter Pill wrote:
You bible thumpers and rapture nuts are about a brow-ridge away from running on your knuckles and hooting at the sky in reverence whenever it thunders.
Sure, sure, sky god's coming any day now, blah.
And maybe if you kill the least productive member of the tribe, it will bring rain and good hunting, too.
On some tiny secret level, do you even begin to grasp how ridiculous your entire belief system is? Or are you wholly convinced of these ancient fairy tales beyond all hope of intellectual recovery?
Oh well. Enjoy your endless waiting and psychological dependence on absentee entities. You'll have no better luck than the countless generations of dupes and fools before you, all of whom saw the same glorious end on their horizons, only to grow old and die, most decidedly un-raptured.
You do not understand the scriptures and I doubt you would even try. I challenge you to read the Bible and what it says about the Rapture, then come back and scoff at me.
really now

United States

#198 Oct 1, 2013
looking up wrote:
<quoted text> You do not understand the scriptures and I doubt you would even try. I challenge you to read the Bible and what it says about the Rapture, then come back and scoff at me.
I would like you to explain how you know who wrote the bible. Were you there? No, you weren't there. So how do you know?
looking up

Langley, KY

#199 Oct 1, 2013
really now wrote:
<quoted text>I would like you to explain how you know who wrote the bible. Were you there? No, you weren't there. So how do you know?
Men inspired by God wrote the Bible. The Bible has held true on many predictions, such as Israel becoming a nation and the birth of Christ, etc. Dig deeper into the truth and don't just scoff at what you do not understand...
really now

United States

#200 Oct 1, 2013
looking up wrote:
<quoted text>Men inspired by God wrote the Bible. The Bible has held true on many predictions, such as Israel becoming a nation and the birth of Christ, etc. Dig deeper into the truth and don't just scoff at what you do not understand...
That's right, by MEN. Men who could write anything they want. It has also been wrong at times and also contradicts itself many times. I use to go to church and read the bible. Way too many inconsistancies in it for me. God is real, no doubt. But that book is very suspect.
looking up

Langley, KY

#201 Oct 1, 2013
really now wrote:
<quoted text>That's right, by MEN. Men who could write anything they want. It has also been wrong at times and also contradicts itself many times. I use to go to church and read the bible. Way too many inconsistancies in it for me. God is real, no doubt. But that book is very suspect.
I find no such contradictions.
really now

United States

#202 Oct 1, 2013
looking up wrote:
<quoted text>I find no such contradictions.
That's because you choose to ignore them. They are there.
looking up

Langley, KY

#203 Oct 1, 2013
really now wrote:
<quoted text>That's because you choose to ignore them. They are there.
No, I just choose to research and understand, while you do not.
really now

United States

#204 Oct 1, 2013
looking up wrote:
<quoted text>No, I just choose to research and understand, while you do not.
Here's a few right here. Listen to this if you don't mind being proven wrong. Or just ignore it and stay in your little world. Which I'm sure is what you'll do.
really now

United States

#205 Oct 1, 2013
really now wrote:
<quoted text>Here's a few right here. Listen to this if you don't mind being proven wrong. Or just ignore it and stay in your little world. Which I'm sure is what you'll do.
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really now

Winchester, KY

#206 Oct 1, 2013
Here' learn something today.
http://youtu.be/GhW48fRns_4
looking up

Versailles, KY

#207 Oct 2, 2013
Most people who do not understand scripture, try to discredit it.
What a Treat

Richmond, KY

#208 Oct 2, 2013
looking up wrote:
Most people who do not understand scripture, try to discredit it.
Why would anyone need to actively try to discredit what is so obviously a man-made, repeatedly edited and refreshed tome of ancient myth and fable? I no more need to discredit your bible than I need to discredit a child's book of fairy tales. I understand that you are indoctrinated, and thereby emotionally and intellectually crippled on the matter. But to those unencumbered by your afflictions, no such discrediting is actually required.

In fact, your belief system performs some valuable functions in modern society that make it handy to keep around:

Firstly (if your ilk can be kept from genocidal crusades against other ideologies), your faith provides a generally useful behavioral framework, one that serves to reign in people too dense to grasp the value of good behavior for its own social and societal benefits. In fact, it would be most useful if it were still prominently force-fed to American youth as it once was, even if doing so does trod upon the letter of the law a bit. Children, like dense adults, need such external controls to guide them until they learn the merits of thinking for and responsibly managing themselves - and if they never do so, then they might just continue to behave for the sake of the myth alone.

Secondly, your faith makes it easy for your non-afflicted betters to discern, based on your steadfast professions of belief, who are the least educated, the least rational, the most psychologically needy, and therefore the most easily manipulated, pacified and subdued, so that you can be made useful to their ends. That is why your book was edited by the Caesars, Alexander, King James, etc. to incorporate so much passive acceptance of your overseers and rulers, even those that do not share your faith. Instead of upsetting things, your book tells you to remain generally docile; that reward and justice will be meted out after death or in some eventual rapture or other.

If nothing else, believers are a study and a testament to the power and influence of manipulated myth, versus education and rational thought, throughout history. While the power of your aging establishment wanes by the generation, that it still commands so many of you is truly fascinating...

Not to mention the amusement gained whenever one of you questions the informed non-believer's level of "understanding."
looking up

Versailles, KY

#209 Oct 2, 2013
It is just a matter of who you are going to believe....
looking up

Versailles, KY

#210 Oct 2, 2013
http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/10... A financial collapse is coming...I suppose no one cares...
looking up

Versailles, KY

#211 Oct 2, 2013
http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/10... UNBELIEVABLE! This is what our society is coming to....
looking up

Richmond, KY

#212 Oct 3, 2013
http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/10... An attempt to make their sin acceptable to the church. "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination." Leviticus 20:13
looking up

Richmond, KY

#216 Oct 16, 2013
I make no apologies for believing in a HOLY GOD. Jesus is Lord!!
looking up

Richmond, KY

#218 Oct 16, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. There has always been turmoil in the world, in fact, things are relatively calm now. Jesus has been coming "soon" for over 2K years. You fundies can only yell "Wolf" so many times before people start calling you on your BS.
You must have your head in the sand!
Historian

Cadiz, KY

#219 Oct 16, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. There has always been turmoil in the world, in fact, things are relatively calm now. Jesus has been coming "soon" for over 2K years. You fundies can only yell "Wolf" so many times before people start calling you on your BS.
Things are relatively calm now, far more than at many periods in the past. But most Americans have too limited a knowledge of world history to know that.

Take for instance the 14th century. In the mid-1300s the Black Death killed about one half of the population of Europe and the Near East.

In the mid-1400s it looked like the Ottoman Turks might over run all of Christendom.

The 1500s were the Wars of Religion in western Europe. The fighting went on non-stop until the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.

Several preachers predicted the end was at hand based on a linking of disjointed scriptures to events in the First World War.

And when you get right down to it, the whole "Rapture" doctrine is simply heresy, that is to say a damn lie. It has no real scriptural foundation.

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