Atheism Rising

Dec 5, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Houston Press

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

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Your irrational religious beliefs most likely played a role in your suffering today.
If Instead of ignoring your problems aka let Jesus take care of them, you had taken them on head first your family would be doing better.
Sad.
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I have found it's a waste of my time to have a discussion with a closed mind. You probably feel the same. I can't imagine why you would make such rude comments about my family except that most non-Believers feel a need to belittle what they choose not to understand. If it gives you some kind of sense of something to be rude...have at it!

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<quoted text>Bob? I was just quoting from the Book, being funny... Do you know what book I'm talking about?

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No that's not the name of the book... Hi,:)

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Wasn't forced down my throat. As a matter of fact, I truly wish I had gotten into a relationship with Jesus years ago.
I fought it...believed in God but didn't know Him. It's pretty awesome to be able to rely on the Creator, in my opinion.
Ah, but which creator?

If you'd been born in India, it's odds on you'd have been relying on Brahma.

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The irony meter is about to explode!

Sorry you don't get to come to the atheist forum, purposely troll and then cry indignation when you get rightfully treated as a troll.
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<quoted text>I have found it's a waste of my time to have a discussion with a closed mind. You probably feel the same. I can't imagine why you would make such rude comments about my family except that most non-Believers feel a need to belittle what they choose not to understand. If it gives you some kind of sense of something to be rude...have at it!

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If the Word of God is not the real deal why has there been such a ruckus over it for so long? Why have people sought to disprove it so fervently & why do so many believe it?
Because idiots do believe it's magic-- and because of that misguided delusion?

They push the ugly bible into law, forcing (often upon pain of death) non-bible worshipers to comply with the bible's ugly views.

That is why.

There is nothing original in the ugly bible-- it's pretty much 100% copied from other, older myths. About the only thing new, is the names of the various characters....

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Wasn't forced down my throat.
Yes it was-- it's just that now that you are a victim?

You can no longer be objective about the experience. Pity.
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As a matter of fact, I truly wish I had gotten into a relationship with Jesus years ago.
Why? You don't have one now-- it's all delusions entirely within your imagination.
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I fought it...believed in God but didn't know Him. It's pretty awesome to be able to rely on the Creator, in my opinion.
But the psychological tortures continued until you broke-- and now you're a victim.

As for "rely on the creator"? That's bullshyt.

But it is indicative of a giant ego on your part.

Part of the brainwashing process is to feed into your ego.

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Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... so very true. Did you gave a good day?
I did-- it was very productive. Even got paid at the end of the day. Nice.(I'm self employed)

My customer was delighted-- they usually are.

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I don ' t remember you being around during my childhood.
The tone of your comment is snide. You apparently think you are superior to us Believers so if being like you is indicative of being a non-Believer then Praise God even more He delivered me!!!!:)
That's my sense of humor, before you get your panties in a was.
There's really no sense in being ugly just because you disagree with my way of thinking.
God gives us all free will & you can choose to disbelieve if you want but don't knock me because I am a Believer.
You >>were<< brainwashed. This is obvious from the way you write.

There is no magic needed here, to see that.

By the way?

If your bible is real? Then you have no free will at all....!

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God is an experience. He is something you just know deep inside. Quite frankly, I don't have to prove jack, but I will share what I know.
I grew up in a Christian home but we did not attend church all the time. When I got in high school I wanted everything the world had to offer and ultimately I got it in spades.
Now, 30 some years after high school I finally have a relationship with Jesus & I'm thankful.
I have had cancer. My house burned down. My mom passed away, and I have one child hooked on prescription pain medication & 2 stepchildren hooked. I can honestly say I could never have lived through all this (which isn't even the whole story) if I didn't have Jesus in my life.
I rededicated my life 11 years ago & all I can say is I'm not going back. I'm looming ahead & keeping my eyes on the prize.
I am not a liar. I know Jesus loves me. Take a minute or 2 out of your bitterness & just look at the beautiful spring unfolding. It's amazing.
Brainwashed. Sad.

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Bob? I was just quoting from the Book, being funny... Do you know what book I'm talking about?
Does not matter-- the book was wrong.

And >>I<< was paraphrasing an excellent comedic artist, Tim Minchin.

Here: " http://www.youtube.com/watch... ;

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I have found it's a waste of my time to have a discussion with a closed mind.
Yes. Your mind is quite closed off... I know, because I used to be a Genuine Christian™ too, back in the day.

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I did-- it was very productive. Even got paid at the end of the day. Nice.(I'm self employed)
My customer was delighted-- they usually are.
It's nice to be he Boss!:)

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Does not matter-- the book was wrong.
And >>I<< was paraphrasing an excellent comedic artist, Tim Minchin.
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The Book was called, "The tale of Two Cities''

That was fabulous!... I suppose the the silly dark haired lass was supposed to be me? Lol Thank you. I would say she was a 'wee' bit out there... but, lovable...:)

It was very funny, Thank you.

Have you seen the Sneezing Atheist; by Dane Cook?

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:) not at all. I hope the sun is shining where you are because here in Tennessee it's gorgeous!
...but about to rain for two days, if the weather reports are to be believed. Your ISP location had me fooled. What provider are you using?

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I have found it's a waste of my time to have a discussion with a closed mind. You probably feel the same. I can't imagine why you would make such rude comments about my family except that most non-Believers feel a need to belittle what they choose not to understand. If it gives you some kind of sense of something to be rude...have at it!
Which is better? The closed mind that is protected from facts like evolution being real or the open mind that accepts, based on hearsay and conjecture, that a god is real? Your kind display both states of mind quite often.

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Yes it was-- it's just that now that you are a victim?
You can no longer be objective about the experience. Pity.
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Why? You don't have one now-- it's all delusions entirely within your imagination.
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But the psychological tortures continued until you broke-- and now you're a victim.
As for "rely on the creator"? That's bullshyt.
But it is indicative of a giant ego on your part.
Part of the brainwashing process is to feed into your ego.
I think you may be wrong about this. Religion is often spoon-fed to children along with baby food and bedtime stories. How can a child resist ideas that are given so lovingly by parents who believe what they are teaching? That is how even the craziest of notions can pass unhindered from one generation to the next. Likewise, adults who proselytize are often kind, gentle, upright, admirable, and personally attractive, winning converts by making friends. The only "victimization" is in the falsehood in what they teach. we really should get rid of any insistence that religion is always "crammed down throats." I suspect that more often than not, it's spread much more gently. Insidious tactics rarely, if ever, include violence.

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Depends on what religion and why branch. Former Muslims would disagree about non violence and sweet spoon feeding for example.
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<quoted text>I think you may be wrong about this. Religion is often spoon-fed to children along with baby food and bedtime stories. How can a child resist ideas that are given so lovingly by parents who believe what they are teaching? That is how even the craziest of notions can pass unhindered from one generation to the next. Likewise, adults who proselytize are often kind, gentle, upright, admirable, and personally attractive, winning converts by making friends. The only "victimization" is in the falsehood in what they teach. we really should get rid of any insistence that religion is always "crammed down throats." I suspect that more often than not, it's spread much more gently. Insidious tactics rarely, if ever, include violence.

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Depends on what religion and why branch. Former Muslims would disagree about non violence and sweet spoon feeding for example.
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I suspect it depends on which families rather than which religions. I think that all religions probably have the same basic assortment of parenting styles, some loving and gentle, some harsh and punitive, most falling somewhere in between. All I'm saying is that religion is not alway force-fed, but I have no idea how often it is or is not. We should all be careful to avoid certainty in the face of uncertain data.

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I think you may be wrong about this. Religion is often spoon-fed to children along with baby food and bedtime stories. How can a child resist ideas that are given so lovingly by parents who believe what they are teaching? That is how even the craziest of notions can pass unhindered from one generation to the next. Likewise, adults who proselytize are often kind, gentle, upright, admirable, and personally attractive, winning converts by making friends. The only "victimization" is in the falsehood in what they teach. we really should get rid of any insistence that religion is always "crammed down throats." I suspect that more often than not, it's spread much more gently. Insidious tactics rarely, if ever, include violence.
Well, yes-- I did not mean to imply violence-- psychological threats/torture can be even more effective, especially if there are "friends" involved putting on the pressure to conform.

Brainwashing's still mental compulsion either way.

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