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Lol

Hollywood, FL

#1 Sep 11, 2013
Here’s something that has always puzzled me. It’s always a Christian who asks me if I believe in God. When I reply “No”, the reaction is always the same. They make a face of judgment and or disgust. I have never been approached by an Atheist asking me that question. Just because my response is no, they automatically assume with prejudice, that I’m an Atheist. I’m not an atheist, I just don’t believe that Jehovah is the true God of this universe, and I don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God. It’s no ones’ business what I believe, or what you believe.
fundiesmacker

United States

#2 Sep 11, 2013
Amen!
Cisco Kid

United States

#4 Sep 11, 2013
Muay Thai Champ wrote:
<quoted text>You are being conveniently benign. An atheist approaches you and assumes you believe in evolution and if you do not then he looks at you like you have the brain cell of a tree thump. You are right, it is no ones business if you believe that nonsense. If an atheists ask you if you are ignorant enough to believe in a 6000 year old earth, then how is that their business? It seems that you do not mine being asked these types of questions, so long as you have an agreeing audience.
Amen.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#5 Sep 12, 2013
At least it is good that you accept that not believing in Evolution is nonsense, as is believing in a 6000 year old Earth.

Here is an example why religitard BS is not always something we will let you hide behind closed doors:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/460...
Muay Thai Champ wrote:
<quoted text>You are being conveniently benign. An atheist approaches you and assumes you believe in evolution and if you do not then he looks at you like you have the brain cell of a tree thump. You are right, it is no ones business if you believe that nonsense. If an atheists ask you if you are ignorant enough to believe in a 6000 year old earth, then how is that their business? It seems that you do not mine being asked these types of questions, so long as you have an agreeing audience.

Sceptical_Mal

“Born again atheist”

Since: Jun 12

Melbourne

#6 Sep 12, 2013
Muay Thai Champ wrote:
<quoted text>You are being conveniently benign. An atheist approaches you and assumes you believe in evolution and if you do not then he looks at you like you have the brain cell of a tree thump. You are right, it is no ones business if you believe that nonsense. If an atheists ask you if you are ignorant enough to believe in a 6000 year old earth, then how is that their business? It seems that you do not mine being asked these types of questions, so long as you have an agreeing audience.
Another alias? Why Doc, why?
Punisher

Yonkers, NY

#7 Sep 12, 2013
Muay Thai Champ wrote:
<quoted text>You are being conveniently benign. An atheist approaches you and assumes you believe in evolution and if you do not then he looks at you like you have the brain cell of a tree thump. You are right, it is no ones business if you believe that nonsense. If an atheists ask you if you are ignorant enough to believe in a 6000 year old earth, then how is that their business? It seems that you do not mine being asked these types of questions, so long as you have an agreeing audience.
When you used the term benign did you mean; friendly, warm, kind, warmhearted, of a gentle disposition, cordial, etc, etc...?
How is one conveniently benign...? How is someone a double adjective - conveniently and benign at the same time? How is someone conveniently kind, warm-hearted, gracious, etc...?

Or were you referring to the posters medical condition?

"tree thump"? Perhaps - trunk? stump?

Seriously Mr Thai, when was the last time an Atheist approached YOU, directly with a Q about Evolution? Also when was the last time someone approached you - identified themselves as an Atheist, then questioned your beliefs...about anything?

Typically, atheists ONLY identify as such when in some situation that makes it necessary...like when Xtians are pontificating, or indulging their faith where it doesn't belong...

I'm really not sure what the F you were trying to say, other than personal beliefs are no one elses business.
Punisher

Yonkers, NY

#8 Sep 12, 2013
The answer to the original Q; because they think they know everything about everything and are better than you.

A POV that is easy enough to crush...

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#9 Sep 12, 2013
Lol wrote:
It’s no ones’ business what I believe, or what you believe.
Best part of any post here on TOPIX, site wide!

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#10 Sep 12, 2013
Punisher wrote:
<quoted text>
When you used the term benign did you mean; friendly, warm, kind, warmhearted, of a gentle disposition, cordial, etc, etc...?
How is one conveniently benign...? How is someone a double adjective - conveniently and benign at the same time? How is someone conveniently kind, warm-hearted, gracious, etc...?
Or were you referring to the posters medical condition?
"tree thump"? Perhaps - trunk? stump?
Seriously Mr Thai, when was the last time an Atheist approached YOU, directly with a Q about Evolution? Also when was the last time someone approached you - identified themselves as an Atheist, then questioned your beliefs...about anything?
Typically, atheists ONLY identify as such when in some situation that makes it necessary...like when Xtians are pontificating, or indulging their faith where it doesn't belong...
I'm really not sure what the F you were trying to say, other than personal beliefs are no one elses business.
Punisher.. that poster is "doc".

That should make sense now.
Muay Thai Champ

United States

#16 Sep 12, 2013
You are being conveniently benign. An atheist approaches you and assumes you believe in evolution and if you do not then he looks at you like you have the brain cell of a tree thump. You are right, it is no ones business if you believe that nonsense. If an atheists ask you if you are ignorant enough to believe in a 6000 year old earth, then how is that their business? It seems that you do not mine being asked these types of questions, so long as you have an agreeing audience.
Cisco Kid

United States

#17 Sep 12, 2013
Why were you atheists so fearful of the above post that you had it removed?

Curious to say the least.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#18 Sep 13, 2013
No fear here.

I didn't see the post and, unlike the catholic church, I'm not big on censorship.
Cisco Kid wrote:
Why were you atheists so fearful of the above post that you had it removed?
Curious to say the least.

Sceptical_Mal

“Born again atheist”

Since: Jun 12

Melbourne

#19 Sep 13, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
Why were you atheists so fearful of the above post that you had it removed?
Curious to say the least.
I don't know that anyone had it removed as such but anything posted by Doc stinks so much it really does need a cleanup.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#20 Sep 13, 2013
old testament and the new testament Jesus and Joseph were both born through miracles. Jesus through the virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23) and Joseph through Rachel's barren womb which was opened by God (Genesis 30:22-24). Jesus and Joseph both went to Egypt in their youth. Both began their life's work at the age of thirty (Genesis 41:46, Luke 3:23). This parallel was noted by Origen in his Homilies on Genesis (II,5).
Parallels Between Joseph and Jesus Joseph Jesus
Both were the favorite son of a wealthy father. Genesis 37:3 Matthew 3:17
Both were a shepherd of his father's sheep. Genesis 37:2 John 10:11-14
Both were taken into Egypt to avoid being killed. Genesis 37:28 Matthew 2:13
Both became a servant. Genesis 39:4 Philippians 2:7
Both began their ministry at the age of thirty years old. Genesis 41:46 Luke 3:23
Both were filled with the Spirit of God. Genesis 41:38 Luke 4:1
Both returned good for evil. Genesis 50:20 Matthew 5:44
Both were humble and unspoiled by wealth. Genesis 45:7-8 John 13:12
Both were taught by God. Genesis 41:16 John 5:19
Both loved people freely. Genesis 45:15 John 13:34
Both gained the confidence of others quickly. Genesis 39:3 Matthew 8:8
Both gave bread to hungry people who came to him. Genesis 41:5-7 Mark 6:41
Both resisted the most difficult temptations. Genesis 39:8-9 Hebrews 4:15
Both were given visions of the future. Genesis 37:6-7 Matthew 24:3
Both tested people to reveal their true nature. Genesis 42:25 Mark 11:30
Both were hated for their teachings. Genesis 37:8 John 7:7
Both were sold for the price of a slave. Genesis 37:28 Matthew 26:15
Both were falsely accused. Genesis 39:14 Mark 14:56
Both were silent before their accusers. Genesis 39:20 Mark 15:4
Both were condemned between two prisoners. Genesis 40:2-3 Luke 23:32
Both arose into a new life. Genesis 41:41 Mark 16:6
Both were not recognized by their own brethren. Genesis 42.8 Luke 24:37
Both returned to their father.
Cisco Kid wrote:
Why were you atheists so fearful of the above post that you had it removed?
Curious to say the least.
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#21 Sep 13, 2013
Lol wrote:
Here’s something that has always puzzled me. It’s always a Christian who asks me if I believe in God. When I reply “No”, the reaction is always the same. They make a face of judgment and or disgust. I have never been approached by an Atheist asking me that question. Just because my response is no, they automatically assume with prejudice, that I’m an Atheist. I’m not an atheist, I just don’t believe that Jehovah is the true God of this universe, and I don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God. It’s no ones’ business what I believe, or what you believe.
Theist is someone who believes in a deity. Atheist is someone who does not believe in a deity. You are an atheist, like it or not, unless you believe in a deity. If you are, own it. You could possibly be trolling as well.
Cisco Kid

United States

#22 Sep 13, 2013
swerty wrote:
old testament and the new testament Jesus and Joseph were both born through miracles. Jesus through the virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23) and Joseph through Rachel's barren womb which was opened by God (Genesis 30:22-24). Jesus and Joseph both went to Egypt in their youth. Both began their life's work at the age of thirty (Genesis 41:46, Luke 3:23). This parallel was noted by Origen in his Homilies on Genesis (II,5).
Parallels Between Joseph and Jesus Joseph Jesus
Both were the favorite son of a wealthy father. Genesis 37:3 Matthew 3:17
Both were a shepherd of his father's sheep. Genesis 37:2 John 10:11-14
Both were taken into Egypt to avoid being killed. Genesis 37:28 Matthew 2:13
Both became a servant. Genesis 39:4 Philippians 2:7
Both began their ministry at the age of thirty years old. Genesis 41:46 Luke 3:23
Both were filled with the Spirit of God. Genesis 41:38 Luke 4:1
Both returned good for evil. Genesis 50:20 Matthew 5:44
Both were humble and unspoiled by wealth. Genesis 45:7-8 John 13:12
Both were taught by God. Genesis 41:16 John 5:19
Both loved people freely. Genesis 45:15 John 13:34
Both gained the confidence of others quickly. Genesis 39:3 Matthew 8:8
Both gave bread to hungry people who came to him. Genesis 41:5-7 Mark 6:41
Both resisted the most difficult temptations. Genesis 39:8-9 Hebrews 4:15
Both were given visions of the future. Genesis 37:6-7 Matthew 24:3
Both tested people to reveal their true nature. Genesis 42:25 Mark 11:30
Both were hated for their teachings. Genesis 37:8 John 7:7
Both were sold for the price of a slave. Genesis 37:28 Matthew 26:15
Both were falsely accused. Genesis 39:14 Mark 14:56
Both were silent before their accusers. Genesis 39:20 Mark 15:4
Both were condemned between two prisoners. Genesis 40:2-3 Luke 23:32
Both arose into a new life. Genesis 41:41 Mark 16:6
Both were not recognized by their own brethren. Genesis 42.8 Luke 24:37
Both returned to their father. <quoted text>
No Doubt.....

In Scripture, we find a host of interrelated images and figures through which Revelation speaks of the inexhaustible mystery of the Church.
The images taken from the Old Testament are variations on a profound theme: the People of God.
In the New Testament, all these images find a new center because Christ has become the head of this people, which henceforth is his Body.
(Eph 1:22; Col 1:18)

Typology indicates the dynamic movement toward the fulfillment of the divine plan when "God [will] be everything to everyone."
(1 Cor 15:28)

Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen.
Such typological reading discloses the inexhaustible content of the Old Testament; but it must not make us forget that the Old Testament retains its own intrinsic value as Revelation reaffirmed by our Lord himself.
Besides, the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old.

Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament.
As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.
(Mk 12:29-31; 1 Cor 5:6-8; 10:1-11 and St. Augustine, Quaest. in Hept. 2)

The Church, as early as apostolic times, and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in the two Testaments through typology, which discerns in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of his incarnate Son.
(1 Cor 10:6, 11; Heb 10:1; 1 Pet 3:21)

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#23 Sep 14, 2013
how come your magic man in the shy, only talked to the arabs from the middle east, Jesus: If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.
Buddha: If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words.
Jesus: Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor,“Friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You, hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
Buddha: The faults of others are easier to see than one’s own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one’s own faults are hard to see. This is like the cheat who hides his dice and shows the dice of his opponent, calling attention to the other’s shortcomings, continually thinking of accusing him.
Jesus: Your father in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
Buddha: The great cloud rains down on all whether their nature is superior or inferior. The light of the sun and the moon illuminates the whole world, both him who does well and him who does ill, both him who stands high and him who stands low.
Jesus: He said to them,“When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said,“No, not a thing.”
Buddha: Then the Lord addressed the monks, saying:“I am freed from all snares. And you, monks, you are freed from all snares.”
- See more at: http://tomstine.com/jesus-and-buddha-parallel...
Cisco Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
No Doubt.....
In Scripture, we find a host of interrelated images and figures through which Revelation speaks of the inexhaustible mystery of the Church.
The images taken from the Old Testament are variations on a profound theme: the People of God.
In the New Testament, all these images find a new center because Christ has become the head of this people, which henceforth is his Body.
(Eph 1:22; Col 1:18)
Typology indicates the dynamic movement toward the fulfillment of the divine plan when "God [will] be everything to everyone."
(1 Cor 15:28)
Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen.
Such typological reading discloses the inexhaustible content of the Old Testament; but it must not make us forget that the Old Testament retains its own intrinsic value as Revelation reaffirmed by our Lord himself.
Besides, the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old.
Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament.
As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.
(Mk 12:29-31; 1 Cor 5:6-8; 10:1-11 and St. Augustine, Quaest. in Hept. 2)
The Church, as early as apostolic times, and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in the two Testaments through typology, which discerns in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of his incarnate Son.
(1 Cor 10:6, 11; Heb 10:1; 1 Pet 3:21)
Cisco Kid

United States

#24 Sep 14, 2013
swerty wrote:
how come your magic man in the shy, only talked to the arabs from the middle east, Jesus: If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.
Buddha: If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words.
Jesus: Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor,“Friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You, hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
Buddha: The faults of others are easier to see than one’s own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one’s own faults are hard to see. This is like the cheat who hides his dice and shows the dice of his opponent, calling attention to the other’s shortcomings, continually thinking of accusing him.
Jesus: Your father in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
Buddha: The great cloud rains down on all whether their nature is superior or inferior. The light of the sun and the moon illuminates the whole world, both him who does well and him who does ill, both him who stands high and him who stands low.
Jesus: He said to them,“When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said,“No, not a thing.”
Buddha: Then the Lord addressed the monks, saying:“I am freed from all snares. And you, monks, you are freed from all snares.”
- See more at: http://tomstine.com/jesus-and-buddha-parallel... <quoted text>
What makes you think God's influence was relegated to a single neighborhood?
lol

Welch, WV

#25 Sep 14, 2013
swerty wrote:
how come your magic man in the shy, only talked to the arabs from the middle east, Jesus: If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.
Buddha: If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words.
Jesus: Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor,“Friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You, hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
Buddha: The faults of others are easier to see than one’s own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one’s own faults are hard to see. This is like the cheat who hides his dice and shows the dice of his opponent, calling attention to the other’s shortcomings, continually thinking of accusing him.
Jesus: Your father in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
Buddha: The great cloud rains down on all whether their nature is superior or inferior. The light of the sun and the moon illuminates the whole world, both him who does well and him who does ill, both him who stands high and him who stands low.
Jesus: He said to them,“When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said,“No, not a thing.”
Buddha: Then the Lord addressed the monks, saying:“I am freed from all snares. And you, monks, you are freed from all snares.”
- See more at: http://tomstine.com/jesus-and-buddha-parallel... <quoted text>
The Spirit of God is eternal and at various times men are influenced by it, even in Old Testament days. Buddha, or Siddharta Gautama, evidently was trying very hard but he just couldn't accept a Deity.
lol

Welch, WV

#26 Sep 14, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think God's influence was relegated to a single neighborhood?
Skeptics are closed box thinkers.

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