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“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#23 Dec 6, 2012
spidersandsnakes wrote:
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The Bible is not a myth, its historically acurate.
All the nations mentioned were real civilizations.
It was written to warn us off the future.
When revelation 17,18 that the nations will turn against false religion and plunder its wealth
Then I look at ppl like you and the nations
Its clear that influence of religion has dried up and her destruction is closer than we think.
The bible is fact.
5 Bible Stories Ripped Off From Greek Mythology

The Creation

The Beginning

The Cleansing

The Successor

Jesus and God

"The Point of these stories:...Is anything in the Bible original?"

http://www.cracked.com/funny-3778-5-bible-sto...
Amused

Peabody, MA

#24 Dec 6, 2012
spidersandsnakes wrote:
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The Bible is not a myth, its historically acurate.
All the nations mentioned were real civilizations.
It was written to warn us off the future.
When revelation 17,18 that the nations will turn against false religion and plunder its wealth
Then I look at ppl like you and the nations
Its clear that influence of religion has dried up and her destruction is closer than we think.
The bible is fact.
Citing the bible as proof of the truth of the bible is circular reasoning, and completely unconvincing to those who are not already indoctrinated. Muslims can quote passages of the qu'ran which are, to them, convincing proof of the truth of the qu'ran. The same reasons why you find their argument unconvincing is the reason atheists are unimpressed with your argument.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#25 Dec 6, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Jesus told children sitting at his feet that some of them would never experience death because he was returning with the end of the world that soon.
Now unless you can find me these 2000 year old people walking around Jerusalem, Jesus was wrong.
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No.silly..he is not coming in fleshly body .
The sign of his presence is 1. The fall of religion
It's power begins to diminish up until it's complete destruction

Good shortages, famines,great earth quakes one after another, increase in lawlessness.. False prophets, false teaching poll will have a form of godly devotion but it will prove to be false.

after he gets rid all.the wicked,he redirect those who died...so that they can get a chance to serve his father and grow to perfection

That scripture was written for our day.
Math 24
Revelation 21:3,4
When Jesus came He warned about the Romans seizing Jerusalem, and the end of this wicked system of things.

All the Systems organization that mislead people he is going to make them fall..
When the Bible says that sun ,moon and stars will not give their shine that is not lateral.. He is talking about organizations that people look up to.. They are not going to have answer to why things are happening

The Bible says he coming like a thief in the night.

It's not really a surprise if you read it...

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#27 Dec 6, 2012
spidersandsnakes wrote:
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Myth? no the bible is not a myth. The facts are clear especially when outlines our day. one of the prophecies of the bible is the fall of religion well falso religion , The bible describe it as a harlot "babylon the great" if know the of the ancient city of babylon it set on many waters, religion also sets on many waters.
revelations 17:15 And he says to me:“The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues."
Revelation 18:3
"For because of the wine of the anger of her fornication all the nations have fallen [victim], and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the traveling merchants of the earth became rich due to the power of her shameless luxury.”
Religion is always interwined with politics, and religion also has lots of money.
we know that we are living in the last days because God will expose the harlot during the last days,
before the 20 century religion remained untouched.Now it is being exposed more than ever.
The bible that God will put it to the hearts of the nations to destroy it. and it says no one will come to her defense.
Revelations 18 :22 And the sound of singers who accompany themselves on the harp and of musicians and of flutists and of trumpeters will never be heard in you again, and no craftsman of any trade will ever be found in you again,
23. and no sound of a millstone will ever be heard in you again
and no light of a lamp will ever shine in you again, and no voice of a bridegroom and of a bride will ever be heard in you again;
24. Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”
Because of religion many been killed and have died.
its funny because atheist predict religion going exstinct when Th bible actually pronounces its compplete end.
Sir the bible is fact,
The bible says before this happens the nations will gather and anounce peace and security 2 thessolians 3:2,3
I doubt anyone can agrue this prophecy. The bible says it will happen out of nowhere like a thief in the night
Like I said: myth. No actual evidence is presented here; only interpretation of your myths and superstitions.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#28 Dec 6, 2012
He told those children he was returning to being about the end of the world in their lifetime you brainwashed cult drone. He clearly states this.

Did he return and bring about Armageddon in their lifetime?

Nope. All the rest of your braying is irrelevant to that point.
spidersandsnakes wrote:
<quoted text>
No.silly..he is not coming in fleshly body .
The sign of his presence is 1. The fall of religion
It's power begins to diminish up until it's complete destruction
Good shortages, famines,great earth quakes one after another, increase in lawlessness.. False prophets, false teaching poll will have a form of godly devotion but it will prove to be false.
after he gets rid all.the wicked,he redirect those who died...so that they can get a chance to serve his father and grow to perfection
That scripture was written for our day.
Math 24
Revelation 21:3,4
When Jesus came He warned about the Romans seizing Jerusalem, and the end of this wicked system of things.
All the Systems organization that mislead people he is going to make them fall..
When the Bible says that sun ,moon and stars will not give their shine that is not lateral.. He is talking about organizations that people look up to.. They are not going to have answer to why things are happening
The Bible says he coming like a thief in the night.
It's not really a surprise if you read it...

“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#29 Dec 6, 2012
spidersandsnakes wrote:
<quoted text>
No.silly..he is not coming in fleshly body .
The sign of his presence is 1. The fall of religion
It's power begins to diminish up until it's complete destruction
Good shortages, famines,great earth quakes one after another, increase in lawlessness.. False prophets, false teaching poll will have a form of godly devotion but it will prove to be false.
after he gets rid all.the wicked,he redirect those who died...so that they can get a chance to serve his father and grow to perfection
That scripture was written for our day.
Math 24
Revelation 21:3,4
When Jesus came He warned about the Romans seizing Jerusalem, and the end of this wicked system of things.
All the Systems organization that mislead people he is going to make them fall..
When the Bible says that sun ,moon and stars will not give their shine that is not lateral.. He is talking about organizations that people look up to.. They are not going to have answer to why things are happening
The Bible says he coming like a thief in the night.
It's not really a surprise if you read it...
The end of the world – an eternal scare story

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...

“I am”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#30 Dec 10, 2012
What made me an atheist was actually a series of events that showed me the problems with faith in something, such as how dangerous working on faith can be and how easy it is to make faith without desire for proof.

My first incidence was when I believed in magic (like, that magic could bring about superpowers like flying and such, I just needed to unlock it). I was searching for something to try and change my life, something that would make my life amazing and exciting. I didn't really know how to make this power work, but a website told me that they knew how. They said that if I would pay them $300 per spell, they had a way to give me the powers I desired.
Now, the me of today would laugh at this notion, but the me of about 5-6 years ago believed in it. I thought it was truly real, and that there was a way. I had such a strong desire to believe it, that I eventually did believe it, and that no evidence was necessary to sway me.

But, I didn't have the money, so I was going to save up and wait.

About a month later, when I was close to my goal, the site was shut down. When looking up why, I noticed so many negative reviews about how they were ripped off, how there was no magic given to them, and how so many people lost their money because they believed the same thing I did.
They were just like me.
But, they showed me how dangerous it was to follow something like that on faith.
That led me to part of my skepticism.

My second part of skepticism was formed when I made my own religion, which dictates that every religion is right, and that everyone will go to their respective heavens.
However, after a while, I noticed that I had absolutely no evidence of this, and that I had no proof that all religions were right. I had just made up something, and was able to believe it, without need to be corrected.

Of course, I did try to search for religion as a kid because I had a feeling that I was meant for more, but then I started asking questions about religion. I wondered why some religions were more loved than others, and why people thought completely different things on the same aspects.
There was even a time when I was trying to be a mormon, but my family swayed me away from that because they didn't think it was a reasonable religion.

So, I asked myself "Why are some religions 'better' than others? What makes some more respectable than others?"
After that, I considered all of the sides, and then realized that I forgot one: no religion.

I started checking out the arguments for it, and started reading the Bible to see if it made sense to me, and while the Bible scared the crap out of me and made no sense, the atheist arguments made complete sense and seemed far more reasonable.

And then, one day I woke up and realized that I didn't believe in a God.

Today, I think that, should rational proof of God arise, I will change my view. However, as of now, there isn't that much proof of any God, and most of the arguments by religions are deistic at best.

I'm not trying to deconvert you with these stories, but that's how I became atheist. The story applies to me, but skepticism and examination of beliefs is fairly universal.

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