Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#148212 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Other Gods meaning man-made Gods.
ALL Gods are man-made. yes, including Yahweh.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#148213 Jan 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, the cross with a statue on it is an idol.
Perhaps to some it is and others itís not.

I like most statues as art.

The art represents a story.
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#148214 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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That wouldn't bother me one bit except for those on the graves of our soldiers. Anyone messing with those crosses are going to wake up to stripped sunshine.
Stripped sunshine? Please explain...
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#148215 Jan 14, 2013
They're probably putti, not cherubs.
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Of course I do, and I wear a cross around my neck continually, with the face of JESUS etched into it. I have the Last Supper hanging on my wall, and a Nativity Scene set up all year around on the mantle piece above the fireplace. 4 of my lightshades are Cherubs....among many other Spiritually enhanced treasures.
Do I Idolise these things? Do I pray to these things? No, I Pray to GOD!
Serah

Australia

#148216 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The 10 commandments allow child abuse and slavery.
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Which Statute of GOD are you saying allows child abuse and slavery?
Serah

Australia

#148217 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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How the hell is putting a price tag on something worshipping that thing?
I buy clothes.... guess I am worshipping them LOL
Serah

Australia

#148218 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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An idol is a a material object that is worshipped as a god.
I don't think Serah worships here necklace...
No, you are right, I don't worship my necklace... but I do hold it often for comfort :)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#148219 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Perhaps to some it is and others itís not.
I like most statues as art.
The art represents a story.
Mass produced images are not art.
Serah

Australia

#148220 Jan 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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I do know what it means within the Hebrew and Greek definition/meaning/intent, and it includes *anything* fashioned in the shape of a plant, creature, being, living thing, or even an imaginary or fantasy character.
Some within the Abrahamic religions even go as far as to include pictures in that classification.
People pray to graven images..... if I was praying to my lawn, or tree, then not only would I be strange, but I suppose I would have made an idol out of them. Some pray to wooden and graven images, as I am sure you are aware!!
Serah

Australia

#148221 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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That wouldn't bother me one bit except for those on the graves of our soldiers. Anyone messing with those crosses are going to wake up to stripped sunshine.
It would bother me if someone destroyed the white cross that is at the head of my Mum's grave site; it is all that sits there until the estate allows the release of funds for her head stone. Agree with you though ~ we have placed these crosses at our Soldier's graves or places of memories for them for a reason, other than to be burned by some nincompoop who doesn't believe they mean anything!!
Serah

Australia

#148222 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
They're probably putti, not cherubs.
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putti?

had to look it up ~ more like putto; a chubby, winged angel. also known as a cherub.

so, sorry to disappoint you by disagreeing with you again, but I have 4 cherub lightshades
Serah

Australia

#148223 Jan 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Mass produced images are not art.
No?
Lincoln

United States

#148224 Jan 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>It would bother me if someone destroyed the white cross that is at the head of my Mum's grave site; it is all that sits there until the estate allows the release of funds for her head stone. Agree with you though ~ we have placed these crosses at our Soldier's graves or places of memories for them for a reason, other than to be burned by some nincompoop who doesn't believe they mean anything!!
Yes!
A good post !

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#148225 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Ever seen the move,ďThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly?Ē
Thatís title resembles the bible, it tells it like it is and was. It doesnít hid the bad and ugly. I personally accept all of it and donít pick and choose.
Well, again, I don't see how any one can agree with it in total when it contradicts itself, both in facts and in ethics. If you accepted the entire Bible, you would be living with an inhuman amount of cognitive dissonance. Not to mention some very outdated mores. For example, do you support slavery?

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#148226 Jan 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Other Gods meaning man-made Gods.
Careful! Yahweh get's upset when you add to or take away from the Bible! The Bible never calls them man-made in that context.

Also, don't you find the idea that God could be jealous, and by extension insecure, an interesting passage?
Serah

Australia

#148227 Jan 14, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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ALL Gods are man-made. yes, including Yahweh.
Ever wonder why they stopped building pyramids? Obviously it was not because they could not stand the test of time eh?

***The Three Pyramids of Giza

They stand majestically close and yet strategically apart, surrounded by burning heat and raging sand storms for centuries. They withstood the march of time and the passage of ancient Egypt. The Three Pyramids of Giza is the epitome of human endurance,perseverance and resilience. How long will it last? Will mankind outlive the pyramids or will the pyramids outlive mankind. Your guess is as good as mine. Take care.

http://www.pbase.com/image/81133609 ***
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#148228 Jan 14, 2013
Silly question dear, god doesn't exist.

The 10 commandments allow child abuse and slavery.
Even jesus endorsed slavery.
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Which Statute of GOD are you saying allows child abuse and slavery?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#148229 Jan 14, 2013
Wanton destruction bothers me no matter what the object is. A good example would be the destruction by the Taliban of the ancient Buddhas of Bamiyan or the vandalism done to the Sphinx by Muhammad Sa'im al-Dahr in 1378 (no, not soldiers as is commonly believed). The whole world should still grieve over the destruction of the great library at Alexandria, which set civilization back incalculably. I can't understand why anyone would think of destroying any of the various objects that are important to Christians, but I can understand how upsetting that would be to them. That's how empathy works.
Serah

Australia

#148231 Jan 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Well, again, I don't see how any one can agree with it in total when it contradicts itself, both in facts and in ethics. If you accepted the entire Bible, you would be living with an inhuman amount of cognitive dissonance. Not to mention some very outdated mores. For example, do you support slavery?
Colossians 4;4 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

(KJV)....

I need to work of course, to pay my taxes, earn my keep and have a roof over my head. Am I not a slave as such to an Employer? I can assure you, that not all of my Employer's have been worthy .... how about your work history? Any of your Employer's treat you with disrespect, or been dishonest? Known a few whose speech was not always with grace?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#148230 Jan 14, 2013
Putti is the plural (you said you had four)

Cherubs are something very different- don't feel too dumb, it's a common error.
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>putti?
had to look it up ~ more like putto; a chubby, winged angel. also known as a cherub.
so, sorry to disappoint you by disagreeing with you again, but I have 4 cherub lightshades

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