Atheism, alcoholism and religion

Jul 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: News24

Awarded after your tenth article is published on MyNews24. You've got 15 more to go to reach the next level! I have decided give myself a new label, I will from now on refer to myself as a 'Recovering Theist'.

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“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#1 Jul 10, 2013
Oh this will be good... wait the title is not a sign that a theist is failing to be deep and profound.
Still isn't worth reeding though.
Amused

Princeton, MA

#2 Jul 10, 2013
Slight improvement over the usual crap coming out of News 24, which apparently rewards quantity, but not quality. Perhaps a better title might be "Reality is my higher power".

On the other hand, both "atheist" and "recovering theist" are terms that define us by our relationship with theism. A bit longer, but I perfer to simply say, I used to have an imaginary friend when I was little, but then I grew up.

Since: Aug 12

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#3 Jul 14, 2013
religion and paedophillia, and terrorism
potterman

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jul 14, 2013
youtube.com/watch... … About Time Playdo

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6 Jul 16, 2013
Amused wrote:
Slight improvement over the usual crap coming out of News 24, which apparently rewards quantity, but not quality. Perhaps a better title might be "Reality is my higher power".
On the other hand, both "atheist" and "recovering theist" are terms that define us by our relationship with theism. A bit longer, but I perfer to simply say, I used to have an imaginary friend when I was little, but then I grew up.
Yep.

Religion is Santa Claus for mind-stunted adults.

Proof?

The previous post to mine...

Since: Aug 12

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#7 Jul 16, 2013
It always amazes me how many times this God orders the killing of innocent people even after the Ten Commandments said “Thou shall not kill”. For example, God kills 70,000 innocent people because David ordered a census of the people (1 Chronicles 21). God also orders the destruction of 60 cities so that the Israelites can live there. He orders the killing of all the men, women, and children of each city, and the looting of all of value (Deuteronomy 3). He orders another attack and the killing of “all the living creatures of the city: men and women, young, and old, as well as oxen sheep, and asses”(Joshua 6). In Judges 21, He orders the murder of all the people of Jabesh-gilead, except for the virgin girls who were taken to be forcibly raped and married. When they wanted more virgins, God told them to hide alongside the road and when they saw a girl they liked, kidnap her and forcibly rape her and make her your wife! Just about every other page in the Old Testament has God killing somebody! In 2 Kings 10:18-27, God orders the murder of all the worshipers of a different god in their very own church! In total God kills 371,186 people directly and orders another 1,862,265 people murdered.
atheism is evil wrote:
The below quote from the article is a testimony of ignorance. Testimonies are a part of a religion. The religion we are hearing this witness from is from a fool that belongs to the religion of atheism.. the religion that will destroy the world. Thankfully the Lord will come back and destroy every atheist that has ever existed and crush them eternally, eternally separating the bigots from the winners....Christians.
Please re-read what this idiot said. He will eternally regret this statement of ignorance.
"I have decided give myself a new label, I will from now on refer to myself as a ‘Recovering Theist’.
The way I see it, there would be no Atheism if theism did not exist. Atheism is the result of being rehabilitated from theism, returned to how you were before exposed to the indoctrination of theism. Unfortunately the religious community has demonized the term atheist, attaching too many misconceptions to the term and so ‘Recovering Theist’ is more appropriate.
Much like someone who has never been addicted to alcohol is not referred to as an Aalcoholic, or a non-drug user is not called an Adruggie. They are called recovering alcoholics or recovering drug addicts only once the drugs or alcohol have tainted them.
So no more accusations of being religious, I’m simply in recovery… hope I don’t relapse"
MEYER LANSKY scams

Tampa, FL

#8 Jul 17, 2013
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QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#9 Jul 17, 2013
11:05 pm, Wednesday, July 17, 3013:
RE: Atheism, alcoholism and religion
swerty wrote:
... It always amazes me how many times this God orders the killing of innocent people even after the Ten Commandments said “Thou shall not kill”.... quoted text>
..... I do NOT believe that God actually ordered any killing; please prove that he did! Anything is possible in stories that were invented a long time ago.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10 Jul 17, 2013
QUITTNER wrote:
11:05 pm, Wednesday, July 17, 3013:
RE: Atheism, alcoholism and religion
<quoted text>
..... I do NOT believe that God actually ordered any killing; please prove that he did! Anything is possible in stories that were invented a long time ago.
Anything is possible in stories that were invented a long time ago, including the invention of gods. The texts which you are willing to doubt are the only source of a god that you will not doubt? Just too funny!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11 Jul 18, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Anything is possible in stories that were invented a long time ago, including the invention of gods. The texts which you are willing to doubt are the only source of a god that you will not doubt? Just too funny!
Brilliant! He is too much of a dim-bulb to recognize that he just undermined his own faith!

Funny!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#15 Jul 21, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for sharing your atheistic bigotry with us. I'll be sure to show this at work tomorrow.
\

I doubt you have an actual job.

Picking up used beer cans is not a real job. Neither is collecting loose change at a traffic stop...

... in any case?

Remember: only TERRORISTS use torture.

You worship a TERRORIST-GOD.

Sad.

Since: Aug 12

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#16 Jul 22, 2013
buddha walked on water, fed 500 people with a piece of bread, the halo was copied from buddha as well, even they way use bible botherers pray, was copied from the hindus
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
It always amazes me how many times God had to kill atheists/unbelievers and other guilty people after telling them over and over not to have any other gods before Him.

Since: Aug 12

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#17 Jul 22, 2013
Identical Teachings of Buddha and Christ
(1) "Do to others as you would have them do to you." (Luke 6:31)
"Consider others as yourself." (Dhammapada 10:1)
(2) "If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also." (Luke 6:29)
"If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words." (Majjhima Nikaya 21:6)

(3)
"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." (Luke 6:27-28)

"Hatreds do not ever cease in this world by hating, but by love: this is an eternal truth. Overcome anger by love, overcome evil by good ... Overcome the miser by giving, overcome the liar by truth." (Dhammapada 1.5 & 17.3)

(4)
"He will reply,'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’" (Matthew 25:45)

"If you do not tend one another, then who is there to tend to you? Whoever would tend me, he should tend the sick." (Vinaya, Mahavagga 8:26:3)

(5)
"Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him,“for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." (Matthew 26:52)

"Abandoning the taking of life, the ascetic Gautama dwells refraining from taking life, without stick or sword." (Digha Nikaya 1:1:8)

(6)
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." (John 15:12-13)

"Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, even so, cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings. Let your thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world." (Sutta Nipata 149-150)

(7) "For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)
"The body of the Buddha is born of love, patience, gentleness and truth." (Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra 2)

(8)
"He told them another parable:'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches." (Matthew 13:31-32)

"Do not underestimate good, thinking it will not affect you. Dripping water can fill a pitcher, drop by drop; one who is wise is filled with good, even if one accumulates it little by little." (Dhammapada 9:7)

(9)
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Luke 6:41-42)

"The faults of others are easier to see than one's own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one's own faults are hard to see. This is like the cheat who hides his dice and shows the dice of his opponent, calling attention to the other's shortcomings, continually thinking of accusing him." (Udanavarga 27:1)

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#20 Jul 22, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for sharing your atheistic bigotry with us. I'll be sure to show this at work today.
Please do and show them your total stupidity.

I can hear them laughing at you from here.

Since: Aug 12

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#21 Jul 22, 2013
wrong christianity copied other religions, even amen was copied from the pagans
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Those were copied from Christianity. They seem to be very good moral principles so I guess you consider them evil.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#22 Jul 22, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Those were copied from Christianity. They seem to be very good moral principles so I guess you consider them evil.
Since Buddhism had those principles 500 years before Jesus, it would be a miracle if they were copied from Christianity.
Thinking

York, UK

#23 Jul 22, 2013
Your easy going nature and ability to cope with criticism are values supposedly espoused by jesus.
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for sharing your atheistic bigotry with us. I'll be sure to show this at work today.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#24 Jul 22, 2013
swerty wrote:
Identical Teachings of Buddha and Christ
(1) "Do to others as you would have them do to you." (Luke 6:31)
"Consider others as yourself." (Dhammapada 10:1)
(2) "If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also." (Luke 6:29)
"If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words." (Majjhima Nikaya 21:6)
(3)
"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." (Luke 6:27-28)
"Hatreds do not ever cease in this world by hating, but by love: this is an eternal truth. Overcome anger by love, overcome evil by good ... Overcome the miser by giving, overcome the liar by truth." (Dhammapada 1.5 & 17.3)
(4)
"He will reply,'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’" (Matthew 25:45)
"If you do not tend one another, then who is there to tend to you? Whoever would tend me, he should tend the sick." (Vinaya, Mahavagga 8:26:3)
(5)
"Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him,“for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." (Matthew 26:52)
"Abandoning the taking of life, the ascetic Gautama dwells refraining from taking life, without stick or sword." (Digha Nikaya 1:1:8)
(6)
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." (John 15:12-13)
"Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, even so, cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings. Let your thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world." (Sutta Nipata 149-150)
(7) "For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)
"The body of the Buddha is born of love, patience, gentleness and truth." (Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra 2)
(8)
"He told them another parable:'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches." (Matthew 13:31-32)
"Do not underestimate good, thinking it will not affect you. Dripping water can fill a pitcher, drop by drop; one who is wise is filled with good, even if one accumulates it little by little." (Dhammapada 9:7)
(9)
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Luke 6:41-42)
"The faults of others are easier to see than one's own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one's own faults are hard to see. This is like the cheat who hides his dice and shows the dice of his opponent, calling attention to the other's shortcomings, continually thinking of accusing him." (Udanavarga 27:1)
Interesting.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

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#25 Jul 22, 2013
oooh! A.i.E got his azz deleted....

... could not have happened to a more deserving hatetheist.

“Formerly "Richard"”

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In the beginning e=mc^2

#29 Jul 23, 2013
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