The next time somebody says to you that God has set out rules for humankind to follow, ask them when God conveyed this wish to ALL humankind in the last decade. If God hasn't said anything to YOU, then God didn't communicate to YOU a set of rules that He wants YOU to follow, Rose_NoHo. What the F do you think MISSIONARIES are for, Rose_NoHo? And at that point in time, all missionaries can do is try to get you to hear what they are saying, and 'seek' God and His 'word'...if you don't believe, then that doesn't make you wrong, THOUGH it doesn't mean that those that believe aren't right either! Remember, you are talking to someone that does not believe that he will be parlaying beyond the pearly gates of heaven at the roulette table, and that's fine with me, though what it SIMPLY comes down to belief. What you believe and what somebody else believes can BOTH be right...this is something you have to learn as a gay rights activist that wants homophobes to tolerate LGBT people and respect their rights. It's full time you start respecting the same people you demand respect from!I don't. Some do. We can't both be right. Simple logic.
READ the Bible (AGAIN), Rose_NoHo. God did not write the Commandments on the TABLETS, Rose_NoHo...Moses did. It was Moses's claim that God spoke to him, and instructed Moses to grab these tablets and carve His Commandments into stone. Whether you can believe the word of MOSES (not God), is the issue...the next time somebody says that GOD wrote the Commandments on a tablet, grab a Bible and read back the part where MOSES actually wrote down the Commandments.So, some people believe god wrote the laws on those tables, some don't. Again, both sets of people can't be right.
P.S. You also recognize the DIFFERENCE between the words laws and commandments, right Rose_NoHo? Laws are mandatory to comply with in society; commandments are commands, that people can either obey or disobey. Speaking about disobeying any of the 10 Commandments, Rose_NoHo, have you found that disobeying ALL of the Commandments (that have nothing to do with worshipping God and going to church on the seventh day) have led you down a prosperous road, where you have not wound up in any sort of trouble with anybody, kid? A non-response would be appropriate here, because it would go to prove that you have not disobeyed those Commandments that I have told you about, and that your life was better off because you chose to disobey one of these Commandments!
Then as I said before, THIS portion of your argument is moot, because I never made the claim that God wrote any laws anywhere either, and in responding to your last one-liner, I have shown you where you can find your answer, and recount your answer to those that say that God actually did write any sort of laws down for humankind to follow!I never made that claim, I'm an Atheist.
In addressing the fact that you have taken up an atheistic stance in the existence of God, that is your BELIEF, and you are entitled to your BELIEF...the minute you start talking about how your BELIEF is MORE than a BELIEF (which it is not), THAT is where the issue comes in. Again, I will parallel your BELIEF with the BELIEF some bigoted homophobes have in relation to marriage, which serves to deny same-sex couples the same rights and protections that heterosexual couples receive from marriage!
Have what? So far, you haven't said, done or proven anything, and that is a FACT!I have.
Non-relevant question, Rose_NoHo, and more so because you're an atheist, I'm agnostic, and just like yourself, that cannot explain certain phenomena, I cannot explain God. Either you believe or you don't. SIMPLE!What is your definition of god?