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Atheism Rising

There are 767 comments on the Houston Press story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Atheism Rising. In it, Houston Press reports that:

It's a warm fall morning near the Texas State Capitol's south steps, and there's a fight brewing.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Houston Press.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#654 Apr 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
It was his parents that pushed him into doing it as he was of the age.
Pretty damn funny though the Pentecostal preacher just telling him to fake it :))
Lmfao!
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Yes, that is really sad... I have never been told to fake it, and I couldn't if I tried... What's the point to faking it? It means nothing, unless your 'Holy Spirit' is involved...

What do 'you' think makes people fall to the ground with a touch of the hand from the Preacher? I have seen this up close and personal, and if the elders had not been there to catch them, they would have hurt themselves...

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#655 Apr 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Asking good to take you from the devil's hands.
Did you swallow?
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... that's not nice G.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#656 Apr 24, 2013
You observed and copied what you saw idiots around you doing. Christhole see christhole do.

You think this role playing larping for Jesus is actually the Holy Spirit because you were indoctrinated to believe so.
Snevaeh legna wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, that is really sad... I have never been told to fake it, and I couldn't if I tried... What's the point to faking it? It means nothing, unless your 'Holy Spirit' is involved...

What do 'you' think makes people fall to the ground with a touch of the hand from the Preacher? I have seen this up close and personal, and if the elders had not been there to catch them, they would have hurt themselves...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#657 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Kitty, why would you say that? I have the utmost respect for what you believe, even though I think it's a little off as well...
... so you have the utmost respect for ... nothing.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#658 Apr 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You observed and copied what you saw idiots around you doing. Christhole see christhole do.
You think this role playing larping for Jesus is actually the Holy Spirit because you were indoctrinated to believe so.
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Hhhmmm...I don't recall having you as a brother.. Lol. That's not at all how it happened. I was not role playing at 21... I pretty much had it down at that point.( I thought, lol) Even though I loved the 'Lord' I did not follow his teaching's at that time, because I was living for me... You would have liked me better then...:) Anyway, God had other plans me... God went after me, to bring me back to his 'Love'...
To continue... I was put in a robe, and dunked in this huge tank, led to the alter to be prayed for, it was then I was hit with the 'Holy Spirit.' I did not ask for this... but it was the most wonderful and life changing thing that has ever happened to me... God knew my heart...
okay, I can hear ya all laughing...

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#659 Apr 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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... so you have the utmost respect for ... nothing.
okay K... Are you that miserable that you have to insult people?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#660 Apr 24, 2013
You you had the Holy Spirit down at 21.... After the practice you just had it down....

Does anything else need to be said? I rest my case.
Snevaeh legna wrote:
<quoted text>Hhhmmm...I don't recall having you as a brother.. Lol. That's not at all how it happened. I was not role playing at 21... I pretty much had it down at that point.( I thought, lol) Even though I loved the 'Lord' I did not follow his teaching's at that time, because I was living for me... You would have liked me better then...:) Anyway, God had other plans me... God went after me, to bring me back to his 'Love'...
To continue... I was put in a robe, and dunked in this huge tank, led to the alter to be prayed for, it was then I was hit with the 'Holy Spirit.' I did not ask for this... but it was the most wonderful and life changing thing that has ever happened to me... God knew my heart...
okay, I can hear ya all laughing...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#661 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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*I would not threaten you, I quoted God's word...
I was never raised to believe in Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, or Leprechauns...
http://images.hellokids.com/_uploads/_tiny_ga...
I was only taught about the 'Lord Jesus Christ.' Maybe that's why my faith is 'soooo' strong. Just a thought.:)
Threatening an atheist with hell? Or with satan?

Or even making empty promises of your heaven?

Is EXACTLY like telling YOU that "santa will not bring you presents".

EXACTLY the same thing.

Just as soon as you make the connection?

You will understand why we laugh at your Dead Jew on a Stick stories.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#662 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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okay K... Are you that miserable that you have to insult people?
If you would stop having such insult-worthy beliefs?

Maybe the insults would diminish.

Just a thought...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#663 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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...and you know this how?
Easy! None of you Genuine Christians™ have ever come back.

Ever.

That's one.

There's more... want to hear?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#664 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Would you like to meet the 'Boogieman?' I can arrange that for you...
Threatening an atheist with "satan" is the same as threatening YOU with Batman...

... seriously-- it's exactly the same thing.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#665 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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It doesn't scare me at all, because I'm not going there... In fact, I never think about it at all, until someone asks me a question concerning it...
The fact that you lie to yourself, and claim your "god" is "good"?

But at the same time, you think your god will torture FOREVER, people just because they aren't exactly like YOU?

That's ... actually psychotic.

Seriously.

The god you worship cannot POSSIBLY be good!

This is because torture-- ANY torture is automatically evil.

Period.

So, the god you believe in?

Evil.

Period.

Sorry about that...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#666 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Why are you so sure God is a delusion?
Easy!

The first and most important proof?

Is you... and your ugly behavior.

Seriously: you first show up, telling people they are going to hell?

That's pretty ugly.

And no god who is ACTUALLY good? Would suffer such as you to be it's spokes-person.

Since you DO (with much ego) claim to be god's spokes person?

Well... there you go-- your god isn't real.

Because of ... you.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#667 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Well, since it's obvious that you won't accept faith, I am going to make a u-tube video of myself speaking in 'Tongues.' I'm asking God for the right timing, and his will. You do know that the whole earth was flooded, right.(Historically & Scientifically proven)...and people laugh at Noah. This is kind like that... Then it happened...
Would you re-consider your thinking, if you actually saw me doing this?
Actually? There is zero science behind your insane babbling.

Seriously.

What's worse? There is NO scientist who supports your flood story.

NONE.

Any who claim to do so? Are not scientists-- they are just liars, con-artists and people looking for ... money.

From people like...

... you.

Sad.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#668 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Why do you think their is no God? Who told you these lies?
Why do YOU think there IS?

Who told you this lie?

You were not BORN with this information!

You were BORN as an atheist-- without faith in gods.

So SOMEBODY told you this lie-- I bet it was your mom!

Ain't that amazing? Out of the BILLIONS of possible moms in the world-- YOUR mom magically knew about THE ONE AND ONLY GOD.

What are the odds?

<laughing>

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#669 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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I do not joke about God. Speaking in tongues cannot be taught. It is a gift from God... What is really sad, is that if you knew me, you would like me. Have a good evening...:)
I used to do that, back when I was a Genuine Christian™ myself.

It is just babbling. It's always just babbling.

Exactly as what very young babies do-- when they are learning to talk.

Babbling.

The human brain has, as an instinct, a babble-feature.

With deep self-hypnosis? It is possible to trigger this fundamental property.

But there's nothing magical about it...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#670 Apr 24, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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I've been to a Pentecostal church and witnessed speaking in tongues. This was one of the crazier experiences of my life. They are a wacky breed. I saw people babbling to themselves, crying, rocking back and forth, waving frantically, jumping up and down, and going nuts. But I suppose I must have been a little crazy at the time for going there to see what it was like!
I used to do that, back in the day.

It's just babbling, exactly like infants do, when learning to talk.

With self-induced hypnosis, it's possible to tap into the "babble subroutine" of the human brain-- it's instinctive, I'd guess.

If you've ever witnessed the emergence of a baby learning to talk? Babbling is a key engine that baby uses to learn how to talk.

That, and the instinct to recognize smiles & frowns. This has been well established that newborns recieve neural stimulation for each face-- positive for smiles, negative for frowns. The faces don't even need to be real faces--abstract ones work equally as well.

Now, couple baby's feedback with frowns & smiles with a babble engine?

And as baby babbles-- he sees either smiles, or frowns, or nothing. If he gets a smile? He repeats the babble-noise. Frown typically makes him stop a particular sound. Neither has little effect either way.

Through positive and negative feedback, baby quickly learns which noises make mommy smile-- and repeats them.

The rest is intimation, another key to language.

:)

Speaking in Tongues: returning to the mentality of an infant.

<laughing my azz off>

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#671 Apr 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I lived it and actually they have a routine, and not much imagination.
Usually it's just 5 - 10 nonsensical syllables repeated endlessly, but C. will only vocalize after A. & B. do, D. A. & F. will dance in the spirit. If A. & B. don't nobody does. Certain ladies will hit the floor rolling, and if they are under size 18 they will be the last ones the men, bother to cover up ... to protect their modesty ... of course.
Size 22 with a mustache, on the floor with her panties showing is covered quickly. Size six humping the carpet and moaning, well you get the gist (some older woman will grab the blanket from a staring man, cover her and add a well placed kick.(to her not him).
Men mostly bounce in place, women act out.
Growing up Pentecostal, what a riot! And from their mist comes the atheist, R. P.
I recommend youtube videos, at least one of them stars the fools from my community.
A. Sister Ada
B. Sister Barbara
C. Sister Chandler (Brother Chandler's 60 ish maiden sister)
D. Sister Della
E. not applicable in this scenario but is a size 22
F. Sister Frannie
Yes, there is the peer pressure thing, too.

:D

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#672 Apr 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I'd bet they wouldn't like it, but I have said it to thier faces. They once exorcized me (I was 13), and they are forever having special prayers asking good to take me from the devil's hands.
Note: No woman wore pants at our church. That was a man's attire, dresses only, they rode up so much better when the woman was struck down by the lord.
For the guys it was good as porn. Imagine dresses below the knee, no elbows showing, and no, none, not a inch of cleavage, ever!
To better make the titillation all the more pleasurable when it occurs.

;)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#673 Apr 24, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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So are you saying you do believe, or are you just making fun. I have seen this same thing, it's wonderfully cool. Then you know it's not made up, and from the Holy Spirit through God...
There is no such thing as either.

Sorry.

Or are you going to admit to being a polytheist?

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