Atheism Rising

Atheism Rising

There are 767 comments on the Houston Press story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Atheism Rising. In it, Houston Press reports that:

It's a warm fall morning near the Texas State Capitol's south steps, and there's a fight brewing.

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spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#612 Apr 24, 2013
Its a strange thing that Christianity is split into all these thousands of sects. They all teach different contradictory things. And many consider the others crazy, but their own of course, is the one true faith. I left religion 15 months ago, and although have splipped back into that way of thinking a couple of times since, my life is better godless. I now think of ALL of the sects as equally crazy, liberal or conservative, they are all delusion and psychologically damaging.
Thinking

London, UK

#613 Apr 24, 2013
But only if passed by the bishop.
Crucified on a pole wrote:
Christfags can eat mold for bread and drink piss for wine for that I care.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

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#614 Apr 24, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Speaking in tongues is babbling uncontrollably under the illusion of achievement.
I'm sure we would like you as a person. As long as you don't assume that we should follow your unproven god based on no evidence.
S, I'm not asking you to believe my way, I'm only responding to questions I get. How about you believe what you want, and I believe what I want, and leave it at that.

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#615 Apr 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Nope, I doubt anyone who knows you that has half a brain likes you.
Kitty, why would you say that? I have the utmost respect for what you believe, even though I think it's a little off as well...

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#616 Apr 24, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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I've been to a Pentecostal church and witnessed speaking in tongues. This was one of the crazier experiences of my life. They are a wacky breed. I saw people babbling to themselves, crying, rocking back and forth, waving frantically, jumping up and down, and going nuts. But I suppose I must have been a little crazy at the time for going there to see what it was like!
Thank you, at least a reasonable person...If un-believers would just go to a Pentecostal Church/Revival they would come out with a whole new outlook... It's really cool & real!

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#617 Apr 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I lived it and actually they have a routine, and not much imagination.
Usually it's just 5 - 10 nonsensical syllables repeated endlessly, but C. will only vocalize after A. & B. do, D. A. & F. will dance in the spirit. If A. & B. don't nobody does. Certain ladies will hit the floor rolling, and if they are under size 18 they will be the last ones the men, bother to cover up ... to protect their modesty ... of course.
Size 22 with a mustache, on the floor with her panties showing is covered quickly. Size six humping the carpet and moaning, well you get the gist (some older woman will grab the blanket from a staring man, cover her and add a well placed kick.(to her not him).
Men mostly bounce in place, women act out.
Growing up Pentecostal, what a riot! And from their mist comes the atheist, R. P.
I recommend youtube videos, at least one of them stars the fools from my community.
A. Sister Ada
B. Sister Barbara
C. Sister Chandler (Brother Chandler's 60 ish maiden sister)
D. Sister Della
E. not applicable in this scenario but is a size 22
F. Sister Frannie
So are you saying you do believe, or are you just making fun. I have seen this same thing, it's wonderfully cool. Then you know it's not made up, and from the Holy Spirit through God...

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#618 Apr 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
Spell check, R. P., spellcheck >>> I'd bet they wouldn't like it, but I have said it to thier faces. They once exorcized me (I was 13), and they are forever having special prayers asking god to take me from the devil's hands.
My question is, if you have seen such 'Marvelous from God,' why do you not believe? God wants you back...:)
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#619 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Thank you, at least a reasonable person...If un-believers would just go to a Pentecostal Church/Revival they would come out with a whole new outlook... It's really cool & real!
No speaking tongues is crazy, and a mental illness. I should probably get some counselling.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

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#620 Apr 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Nope, I doubt anyone who knows you that has half a brain likes you.
You know Kitty, when some were making fun of you on another thread for your personal picture, I'm pretty much the only one who stood up for you. That's my character. I like most everyone, not just the one's who agree with me.
I do try to look for the good in all, even if I have to squint to see it...:)

Before you judge 'the Speaking of Tongues' why don't you check out a 'Pentecostal Revival' first hand, it's quite something.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#621 Apr 24, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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No speaking tongues is crazy, and a mental illness. I should probably get some counselling.
Spudgun, You do realize God is never going to let you go... You don't need counseling. Try Gods 'Love' one more time. I will be happy to post to you in private any time...

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

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#622 Apr 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Oh I like you just fine, you dance and make us laugh just like a good clown should.
Would you like me to post some videos and links showing people how to speak in tongues?
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I would like you to entertain the thought that it could happen. Not everyone has the gift of 'speaking in tongues', I do. I am going to write down your poster name, and when I do my video, you will be the first... I've seen folks under the power of the 'Holy Spirit' is quite 'Amazing'... I know there are false prophets, but I also know there are some God ordained one as well. I have looked on line, and I can honestly say, that is not the way it happened to me.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#623 Apr 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I lived it and actually they have a routine, and not much imagination.
Growing up Pentecostal, what a riot! And from their mist comes the atheist, R. P.
You know RP with the experiences that you have had, you know better than most what the 'Power of God' can do. It has never been a routine with me. It's prayer, and then 'Power.' God also gives 'Wisdom' for those who seek diligently.' That would be me.

I see that I should go back to my Christian Forum, as I am not welcome here, and that's okay.
I will answer everyone's last question, then go... If anyone ever has a question about God, I'll be easy to find... Love in Christ... SL
ps RP, God is never going to let you go. I 'll be around for a time, if you need me... You may PM me anytime...:)
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#624 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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You don't need counseling.
I made a typo! I meant,*you* probably need some counselling. Anyone who has been through a religion, and actually believed in it, would benefit with some one to one with a professional counsellor. Because is you have a devout religion, imo you are really admitting a mental health problem.
Thinking

Sheffield, UK

#625 Apr 24, 2013
I post Frankie quite often.

spudgun wrote:
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I made a typo! I meant,*you* probably need some counselling. Anyone who has been through a religion, and actually believed in it, would benefit with some one to one with a professional counsellor. Because is you have a devout religion, imo you are really admitting a mental health problem.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#626 Apr 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I post Frankie quite often.
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Yes, he is very funny. But can be too offensive sometimes for my taste.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#627 Apr 24, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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I made a typo! I meant,*you* probably need some counselling. Anyone who has been through a religion, and actually believed in it, would benefit with some one to one with a professional counsellor. Because is you have a devout religion, imo you are really admitting a mental health problem.


*No worries, I don't get offended easily, if ever.
I am one of the most sane, lais back people you will ever encounter.:)
*
I've seriously got to be the happiest little girl in the world...

Life is really good and has been kind to me on my end, How about yours? No need to reply...

I'll be here (PM) if you need me... Have a great day.:)SL
John K

Brook Park, OH

#628 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh leg a has to go back to the forum where no one questions the madness.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#629 Apr 24, 2013
John K wrote:
Snevaeh leg a has to go back to the forum where no one questions the madness.
Au Contraire, The Atheist follow me there. I get questioned everywhere I go...

Why? Want me to stay? lol

Doesn't hurt to have 'one silly little God loving girl' here does it?

or...does it/.. lol
Thinking

Wincanton, UK

#630 Apr 24, 2013
Harvey was too much. Hilarious, yes, but still not excusable.
spudgun wrote:
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Yes, he is very funny. But can be too offensive sometimes for my taste.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#631 Apr 24, 2013
That's good because not all of us are batsht insane like you.
Snevaeh legna wrote:
<quoted text>S, I'm not asking you to believe my way.

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