Is it me or do religious people cherry pick ?

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“Work out your own salvation.”

Since: Jan 12

new york

#1 Mar 28, 2013
Like , a lot of them chose the stuff they like from their holy books , when their god commanded them to follow EVERYTHING. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. For example , I have a muslim friend who is cool and all. I brought up that in Islam , husbands could have sex with female slaves. She obviously was uncomfortable with that and her excuse was oh that was a different time. If that's the case , why follow the Koran or anything at all if it's time sensitive ? On the other hand , my dad who dislikes gay relationships will always bring up how god destroyed Sodom and gommarah - on the other hand I don't really hear him say crap about how you have to be stoned or whatever for adultery- seeing he was kinda a cheater himself.

Just my thoughts- anything you agree/disagree with ?
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#2 Mar 28, 2013
Anyone who quotes Sodom and Gomorrah as an anti gay lesson should be reminded that the story also says that gang raping young virgins is fine.
Lady Rin Kayamata wrote:
Like , a lot of them chose the stuff they like from their holy books , when their god commanded them to follow EVERYTHING. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. For example , I have a muslim friend who is cool and all. I brought up that in Islam , husbands could have sex with female slaves. She obviously was uncomfortable with that and her excuse was oh that was a different time. If that's the case , why follow the Koran or anything at all if it's time sensitive ? On the other hand , my dad who dislikes gay relationships will always bring up how god destroyed Sodom and gommarah - on the other hand I don't really hear him say crap about how you have to be stoned or whatever for adultery- seeing he was kinda a cheater himself.
Just my thoughts- anything you agree/disagree with ?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 Mar 28, 2013
Jonny Eve sings it like it is..
http://www.atheismuk.com/2012/03/31/atheism/y...

Religion = superstition
One person's theology is another's mythology

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#4 Mar 28, 2013
EdSed wrote:
Jonny Eve sings it like it is..
http://www.atheismuk.com/2012/03/31/atheism/y...
Religion = superstition
One person's theology is another's mythology
See, atheists are so arrogant
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#5 Mar 28, 2013
Why?
Carchar king wrote:
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See, atheists are so arrogant

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#6 Mar 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why?
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Why? Because their too sure about themselves in a disrespecting way.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#7 Mar 28, 2013
Respect has to be earned.

It's "they're", btw.
Carchar king wrote:
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Why? Because their too sure about themselves in a disrespecting way.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#8 Mar 28, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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Why? Because their too sure about themselves in a disrespecting way.
What is wrong or disrespectful about what I wrote?

I was dragged to church every Sunday until I was 16 and heaven knows how much of my time religion has wasted. And religionists generally don't set a good example as regards showing respect for contrary points of view.

There is nothing wrong in challenging beliefs - yours or mine. And there is no more evidence for god(s) than there is for pixies. That isn't my fault.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#9 Mar 28, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>What is wrong or disrespectful about what I wrote?
I was dragged to church every Sunday until I was 16 and heaven knows how much of my time religion has wasted. And religionists generally don't set a good example as regards showing respect for contrary points of view.
There is nothing wrong in challenging beliefs - yours or mine. And there is no more evidence for god(s) than there is for pixies. That isn't my fault.
OH MY GOSH!!!! There is almost as much evidence as there is as evolution.

Remember this, if people treat you with no respect, treat them with no respect either, but you atheists started this whole thing with Religion first and expect us to religion to agree.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10 Mar 28, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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OH MY GOSH!!!! There is almost as much evidence as there is as evolution.
Remember this, if people treat you with no respect, treat them with no respect either, but you atheists started this whole thing with Religion first and expect us to religion to agree.
That's pure nonsense.

I am not treating you with any lack of respect. I am simply pointing out the obvious.

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Get over it

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#11 Mar 28, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>That's pure nonsense.
I am not treating you with any lack of respect. I am simply pointing out the obvious.
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Get over it
God's real, deal with it.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12 Mar 28, 2013
Pick-a-god. Any god...
http://www.godchecker.com/

Or google atheism, humanism, rationalism, freethinker &/or skeptics for a local group.

http://atheists.org/convention2013
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#13 Mar 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Respect has to be earned.
It's "they're", btw.
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Intelligent people know their sh*t. The others know they're sh*t.
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#14 Mar 28, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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God's real, deal with it.
You have no proof. Deal with that.

By the way, I have a hard time not laughing at your screen name. In the Khmer language, "Carchar" means "marijuana". It doesn't help that your posts have an irrational quality that suggests that you fire up before you post.

“Work out your own salvation.”

Since: Jan 12

new york

#15 Mar 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Anyone who quotes Sodom and Gomorrah as an anti gay lesson should be reminded that the story also says that gang raping young virgins is fine.
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Either he doesn't know that like a lot of religious people , or he choses to ignore it because it doesn't coincide with what he likes

“Work out your own salvation.”

Since: Jan 12

new york

#16 Mar 28, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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Why? Because their too sure about themselves in a disrespecting way.
Don't like a taste of your own medicine ?

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#17 Mar 28, 2013
Cherry-Picking? Here's a cult that chooses to follow only 4 books and rejects the other 62 books of the buybull.

The First Veridican Church

http://veridican.org/

“Work out your own salvation.”

Since: Jan 12

new york

#18 Mar 28, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
Cherry-Picking? Here's a cult that chooses to follow only 4 books and rejects the other 62 books of the buybull.
The First Veridican Church
http://veridican.org/
This is stupid , and totally against their own religion- Jesus HIMSELF said the old testament had to be followed as well , according to the bible. Their basically be subversive to their own god/savior.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#19 Mar 28, 2013
Which neatly brings you back to their cherry picking...
Lady Rin Kayamata wrote:
<quoted text>Either he doesn't know that like a lot of religious people , or he choses to ignore it because it doesn't coincide with what he likes

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#20 Mar 29, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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God's real, deal with it.
Only one correct answer, and we all know it. Even you know it, but you pretend otherwise.

God's are real, really? Which ones/one?

A. None of them?
B. Some of them?
C. All of them?
D. One of them?

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