Is the bible a fairy tale?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2829 Jun 17, 2013
LCN Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
.."Why don't you call yourself an agnostic then?"
Dawkins replied, "I do."
(Blather deleted) You might mislead yourself, L, but few others. Dawkins is 6.9...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#2830 Jun 17, 2013
Parochial pap.
LCN Lincoln wrote:
It has been 50 years since the Supreme Court banned school-sponsored prayer. But God and faith are probably present in more ways now than ever in public schools, say law and religion experts and activists.
"We've gone from virtual silence about religion in the curriculum and virtually no student religious expression in many schools," says Charles Haynes, a scholar at the First Amendment Center and head of the Religious Freedom Education Project in "to today, when social studies and other standards are fairly generous to religion, and students are expressing their faiths in many different ways in many public schools, if not most."
Nobody has yet studied the phenomenon, but there are some illustrative examples:
• Student ministries that started before the school prayer ban, or just after, have expanded to reach tens of thousands of public school students. Since the mid-1960s, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has established itself on more than 8,000 junior and high school campuses, many of them public. And Campus Crusade for Christ, founded in 1951 as a Christian ministry to college students in California and now known as Cru, has helped high school students start some 200 Christian clubs, almost all of them in public schools. Youth for Christ, an evangelical missionary organization in which broadcast-evangelist Billy Graham worked in the 1940s, began reaching out to high school and middle school students in the 1960s and '70s. It now has on- and off-campus clubs at 1,200 schools, most of them public.
LCN Lincoln

United States

#2831 Jun 17, 2013
OldTimer wrote:
Darn it, it is so easy: THERE IS NO SUPERNATURAL! "Supernatural" is an imaginary concept, with absolutely no basis in the real world. It's fun to talk about, think about, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Wizard of Oz, gods, demons, all figments of man's fertile imagination, fiction, not fact. Ok?
thanks for your opinion.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2832 Jun 17, 2013
LCN Lincoln wrote:
It has been 50 years since the Supreme Court banned school-sponsored prayer. But God and faith are probably present in more ways now than ever in public schools, say law and religion experts and activists.
But no sources (as usual with Lincoln). And if true, that would seem to many of us a reactionary and retrograde development.
LCN Lincoln wrote:
"We've gone from virtual silence about religion in the curriculum and virtually no student religious expression in many schools," says Charles Haynes, a scholar at the First Amendment Center and head of the Religious Freedom Education Project in "to today, when social studies and other standards are fairly generous to religion, and students are expressing their faiths in many different ways in many public schools, if not most."
Nobody has yet studied the phenomenon, but there are some illustrative examples:
• Student ministries that started before the school prayer ban, or just after, have expanded to reach tens of thousands of public school students. Since the mid-1960s, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has established itself on more than 8,000 junior and high school campuses, many of them public. And Campus Crusade for Christ, founded in 1951 as a Christian ministry to college students in California and now known as Cru, has helped high school students start some 200 Christian clubs, almost all of them in public schools. Youth for Christ, an evangelical missionary organization in which broadcast-evangelist Billy Graham worked in the 1940s, began reaching out to high school and middle school students in the 1960s and '70s. It now has on- and off-campus clubs at 1,200 schools, most of them public.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/50-years-...

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/faq/frequ...
LCN Lincoln

United States

#2833 Jun 17, 2013
• Schools are increasingly including Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, and, in some cases, the Bible in their curricula because of concern over Americans' religious illiteracy.(A 2007 study found that only 10 percent of American teens could name the five major religions.)
Many welcome the growing presence of religion.

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/2...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#2834 Jun 17, 2013
LCN Lincoln wrote:
• Schools are increasingly including Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, and, in some cases, the Bible in their curricula because of concern over Americans' religious illiteracy.(A 2007 study found that only 10 percent of American teens could name the five major religions.)
Many welcome the growing presence of religion.
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/2...
poor silent creationist weasel's become a spambot...

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#2835 Jun 17, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Time is uncaused. There is no 'why' to its beginning. The universe (i.e, spacetime) just is. It is existence.
Wrong but nice guess. Time cannot just exist were there was no Time.

It has to be created.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#2836 Jun 17, 2013
OldTimer wrote:
Darn it, it is so easy: THERE IS NO SUPERNATURAL! "Supernatural" is an imaginary concept, with absolutely no basis in the real world. It's fun to talk about, think about, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Wizard of Oz, gods, demons, all figments of man's fertile imagination, fiction, not fact. Ok?
You are dead wrong.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2837 Jun 17, 2013
OldTimer wrote:
Darn it, it is so easy: THERE IS NO SUPERNATURAL! "Supernatural" is an imaginary concept, with absolutely no basis in the real world. It's fun to talk about, think about, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Wizard of Oz, gods, demons, all figments of man's fertile imagination, fiction, not fact. Ok?
Yep.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2838 Jun 17, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
You are dead wrong.
Nope.

You got PROOF of the supernatural yet?

No?

Then he was dead correct.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#2839 Jun 17, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
You are dead wrong.
Just because you believe in fairies, it doesn't make them real.
Imhotep

Sanford, FL

#2840 Jun 17, 2013
OldTimer wrote:
Darn it, it is so easy: THERE IS NO SUPERNATURAL! "Supernatural" is an imaginary concept, with absolutely no basis in the real world. It's fun to talk about, think about, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Wizard of Oz, gods, demons, all figments of man's fertile imagination, fiction, not fact. Ok?
You should be aware that common things like:
- reality
- logic
- truth
- common sense
- facts
continue to elude these Christian posters.

Welcome to the Playhouse! ;)

Opening major cans of "WHUP ASS " on the Christians daily ! Join in the entertainment!

Alas,

I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God.

I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction.

The Christian God may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon.

But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#2842 Jun 18, 2013
So you agree your god belief is unnatural.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no such thing as the supernatural in itself.
There is the natural that can be explained.
There is the natural that has yet to be explained.
And there is the unnatural which you and other God haters come under.
.
Anyway dont get upset with us just because you were born face first on a pile of sh1t.
.
And btw.....Go lick a dead dogs arrse till it barks.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2843 Jun 18, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no such thing as the supernatural in itself.
correct! Good! You just admitted you are an atheist.

We suspected it all along-- faith is a ritualized lie, after all.
Siro wrote:
There is the natural that can be explained.
There is the natural that has yet to be explained.
Yep. And yep. No need for mythological sky fairies, either.
Siro wrote:
And there is the unnatural which you and other God haters come under.
.
I no more hate your (ahem) "god" than I hate Santa.

... but you? You clearly have issues with hate-- you appear to hate your fellow humans for the **stupidest** reasons....!
Siro wrote:
Anyway dont get upset with us just because you were born face first on a pile of sh1t.
See? Your hate is showing.
Siro wrote:
And btw.....Go lick a dead dogs arrse till it barks.
See?.. more hate. By the way? Telling people about your personal sexual habits in public, is not a good idea...

What else from a hatecultist?

Buh-bye.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#2844 Jun 18, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>Just because you believe in fairies, it doesn't make them real.
Aren't you one?

A_Myth.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#2845 Jun 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>So you agree your god belief is unnatural.
Through out your mankind's history more humans believed in a God or gods then humans that did not believe In a God or gods in fact it was not even close. This fact makes your belief unnatural and our belief as the natural one.

EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2846 Jun 18, 2013
OldTimer wrote:
Darn it, it is so easy: THERE IS NO SUPERNATURAL! "Supernatural" is an imaginary concept, with absolutely no basis in the real world. It's fun to talk about, think about, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Wizard of Oz, gods, demons, all figments of man's fertile imagination, fiction, not fact. Ok?
I agree. Spot-on

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#2847 Jun 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>correct! Good! You just admitted you are an atheist.

We suspected it all along-- faith is a ritualized lie, after all.

Siro wrote, "
There is the natural that can be explained.
There is the natural that has yet to be explained."

Yep. And yep. No need for mythological sky fairies, either.

Siro wrote, "
And there is the unnatural which you and other God haters come under.
."

I no more hate your (ahem) "god" than I hate Santa.

... but you? You clearly have issues with hate-- you appear to hate your fellow humans for the **stupidest** reasons....!

Siro wrote, "
Anyway dont get upset with us just because you were born face first on a pile of sh1t."

See? Your hate is showing.

Siro wrote, "
And btw.....Go lick a dead dogs arrse till it barks."

See?.. more hate. By the way? Telling people about your personal sexual habits in public, is not a good idea...

What else from a hatecultist?

Buh-bye.
"Good! You just admitted you are an atheist. "

Booby is hard up for new recruiters for his religion.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#2848 Jun 18, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
Aren't you one?
A_Myth.
Oh no , I created my own myth, like Pharaoh, I am a man.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2849 Jun 18, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
Through out your mankind's history more humans believed in a God or gods then humans that did not believe In a God or gods in fact it was not even close....
There was some excuse for religion when people thought the Earth was flat. There's no excuse for superstitions now.

Religion = superstition. It's divisive and outdated.
JMHO

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