Why Atheists Cannot Believe

Why Atheists Cannot Believe

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#1 Jun 11, 2013
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."

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#2 Jun 11, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
Nope, that's not the reason why I don't believe you. It's because you're lying about god.

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#3 Jun 12, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Nope, that's not the reason why I don't believe you. It's because you're lying about god.
I am not the Author of the Bible. You're calling Him a liar. WOE unto you.

Hebrews 10:31 (NKJV)
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Amused

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#4 Jun 12, 2013
Um, because we can think? Thinking usually leads to conclusions like:
- You can't have light on day one, and no source for light til later in the week.
- snakes can't talk.
- Apples are delicious, but they won't make you smart;
- stoning people to death for working on the wrong day of the week is insane.
- So is stoning women who are not virgins on their wedding night;
- Not to mention stoning children who sass back;
- Having a bear maul 40 children to death for pointing out that a man is bald seems more than a little excessive, and hardly an act of benevolence.
- Killing a man for refusing to impregnate his brother's widow also seems a bit much;
- Wiping out an entire town for sinfulness because they engage in adult, conesnual sex, but sparing the 'virtuous' fellow who gets drunk and impregnates each of his daughters on successive nights seems more than a bit inconsistent.
- saying that the bible demands that marriage be between one man and one woman doesn't square up too well with god loving king david despite his several hundred wives and several hundred concubines.
- the earth is not the center of the universe, and the sun does not orbit around the earth.
- the lack of contemporary Egyptian records of the events related in Exodus, i.e. the 7 plagues, the presence of Hebrew slaves in Egypt in large numbers, the death of all first born humans and animals, the destruction of the Egyptian army, etc. while there do exist records of many more mundane events from the same era strongly suggests that none of the events of exodus actually happened;
- Slavery is a thoroughly evil institution, and any deity that condones it is far from benevolent;
- Likewise for genocide.
- A deity that would ask a father to kill his son, even in jest, doesn't seem all that benevolent, either;
- There isn't enough water to cover the earth to the depth required for the alleged great flood.
- It's very doubtful that Noah could have rounded up kangaroos, llamas, penguins, bison and polar bears, kept the carnivores from feasting on the herbivores, or carried enough food to feed them all for the duration of the voyage of the alleged ark.
- There's never been a 400 foot long wooden ship, for excellent reasons having to do with the nature of wood as a building material;

Etc., just to scratch the surface.

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#5 Jun 13, 2013
We cannot believe in Jesus for the same reason cannot believe in Zeus. No one has proof for either deity.

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#6 Jun 13, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
We cannot believe in Jesus for the same reason cannot believe in Zeus. No one has proof for either deity.
"they could not believe"

John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."

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#7 Jun 13, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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"they could not believe"
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
Your Gestapo tactics are not working.

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#8 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
Because there's no evidence for a god let alone yours.

“Putten the SIN ”

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#9 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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"they could not believe"
Yes. Because there's no evidence for that god or any other god.

Shall we keep going???

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#10 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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I am not the Author of the Bible. You're calling Him a liar. WOE unto you.
Hebrews 10:31 (NKJV)
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
You can't shift the blame. You're here today, lying to us about god. Take responsiblity for your actions. Another moral your god did not teach you.

Richardfs

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#11 Jun 14, 2013
For us to believe in a god it would at least have have to demonstrate moral behavior.

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#12 Jun 14, 2013
"they could not believe"
Amused

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#13 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
"they could not believe"
Eternally torturing people you made incapable of belief is like torturing blind people who you personally blinded for not reading, or torturing Stephen Hawking for not running a 3:50 mile.

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#14 Jun 14, 2013
Amused wrote:
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Eternally torturing people you made incapable of belief is like torturing blind people who you personally blinded for not reading, or torturing Stephen Hawking for not running a 3:50 mile.
Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Romans 9:18-21 (NKJV)
18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. 19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?" 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?" 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
Amused

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#15 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Romans 9:18-21 (NKJV)
18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. 19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?" 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?" 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
Pay no attention to the old jewish men behind the curtain.

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#16 Jun 14, 2013
Amused wrote:
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Pay no attention to the old jewish men behind the curtain.
"they could not believe"

John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
Amused

Boylston, MA

#17 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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"they could not believe"
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
Thanks for proving my point: Your alleged god, according to his supposedly divinely inspired and infallible wholly babble, "blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts", i.e. made them incapable of belief. Now, according to you, your god, having assured that they cannot believe, will torture them for all eternity. Because he so loves them. Absolute rubbish.

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#18 Jun 14, 2013
Amused wrote:
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Thanks for proving my point: Your alleged god, according to his supposedly divinely inspired and infallible wholly babble, "blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts", i.e. made them incapable of belief. Now, according to you, your god, having assured that they cannot believe, will torture them for all eternity. Because he so loves them. Absolute rubbish.
God does whatever He pleases. He doesn't ask permission from anyone. He created everyone exactly as He pleased.

Romans 9:18-21 (NKJV)
18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. 19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?" 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?" 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

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#19 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
"they could not believe"
You're a coward that judges others, and then shifts the blame to your imaginary god.

Nobody respects your lies or your quotes your waste of space.

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#20 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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"they could not believe"
John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
If it wasnt for the bible quotes, you'd have absolutely nothing to say for yourself.

Much easier to copy and paste than think for yourself in the creationist cult.

Its called depersonalisation - look it up you cult pr*cks.

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