Could Religious belief be considered ...

Could Religious belief be considered to be a Mental Disorder?

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#144 May 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
A Zen deist who defends Jesus?
Damn you lie badly.
We have no secular historical proof for Jesus.
<quoted text>
Correct.

And yes-- he lies quite badly.

The whole concept of "sin" is directly from Western Religion, not from anything Eastern.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#145 May 16, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>There is no proof for anything.
Yes. You are quite insane.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#146 May 16, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text> I have nothing, you have less.
Insanity, for certain: to speak of "less than nothing" is to talk about negative mass or negative matter.

A very silly idea, at best.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#147 May 16, 2013
Well said and yes Jesus would have grown up sacrificing animals as it was Jewish law at the time.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Really? He was kind of a dick to women, though.

More to the point? He was a communist (little-C), and advocating selling everything, to go live in a commune of like-minded people.

He also advocated NOT owning anything-- clearly, YOU violate that one all the time.

Making you just another hypocrite.

What else is new?

BeHereNow wrote, "
Taught us to love the sinner, hate the sin."

But. Who gets to define what is "sin"?

You? Your bible?

According to your bible? You should NEVER-EVER work on Saturday (sabbath). Or be put to death by your fellow cultists.

So clearly, you have ignored your bible.

That leaves... what? YOU and YOU ALONE?

Megalomaniac, much?

BeHereNow wrote, "
That’s my relationship with you (without the sin). Love the dummy, hate the stupidity."

You just sinned-- twice: dishonesty and judging.

Time to REPENT.

BeHereNow wrote, "
I’m sure you’ve been called worse than butthole."

Of course! You didn't hurt me at all-- but I did enjoy pointing out what a HYPOCRITE you are.

<laughing>

You hypocrites are so quick to judge, too...!(another sin)

BeHereNow wrote, "
Nothing against you, just your ignorance that is so irritating."

More sinning by YOU. In this case, a lie.

BeHereNow wrote, "
I have some friends who believe in prayer. I’ll have them pray for you."

You do that-- don't forget to slaughter a goat, first.

Or are you one of those IGNORE THE BIBLE types, and you resort to heretical spell-casting (prayers)?

BeHereNow wrote, "
Jesus would like that.
"

He'd have slaughtered a goat-- so, no-- I doubt that very much.

But he's dead, so it hardly matters does it?
Lincoln

United States

#148 May 16, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Only a Genuine Christhole would make such an unprovable claim.
Not questioning your own knowledge goes before a fall? LOL

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#149 May 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
The Democratic Party dropped secularism in 1992 with the Election of President Clinton and has carrier a majority vote for President in 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2012. Clinton won a plurality in 1992.
Atheist vote may be split between libertarian followers of Ran Paul and supporters of the big tent Democratic Party.
President Obama carrier the Roman Catholic vote in 2012.
President Barack Obama is Protestant while Vice President Biden is Roman Catholic.
You've posted this before, and I thought at the time that you really don't understand what secularism is. It's not about atheism, agnosticism, or the affiliation of candidates. It's about restraining government from the pursuit of religious agendas. The Democratic Party actively pursues secular policy while the Republicans inject religion into whatever they can.

Freedom of religion and freedom from religion are closely related in that when we allow one religion to dominate government policy, we inevitably oppress all others. The "wall of separation" protects religion at least as much as it does those who wish to ignore or oppose it.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#150 May 16, 2013
I thought the same thing. You can tell by the way he uses words that he doesn't understand them.
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>You've posted this before, and I thought at the time that you really don't understand what secularism is. It's not about atheism, agnosticism, or the affiliation of candidates. It's about restraining government from the pursuit of religious agendas. The Democratic Party actively pursues secular policy while the Republicans inject religion into whatever they can.

Freedom of religion and freedom from religion are closely related in that when we allow one religion to dominate government policy, we inevitably oppress all others. The "wall of separation" protects religion at least as much as it does those who wish to ignore or oppose it.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#152 May 17, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Is atheism fabricated for threads :-)
Atheists are positive that there is no afterlife
yet they spend their life trolling threads.
Amusing
Ya, because making multiple trips to chuch services in a week, praying and saying grace, based on faith alone, isn't a waste of time? Add that up over your life time pal. Amused.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#153 May 17, 2013
Cujo wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya, because making multiple trips to chuch services in a week, praying and saying grace, based on faith alone, isn't a waste of time? Add that up over your life time pal. Amused.
That's just it, the religious nuts don't actually do all that, they just claim to as a means to make them feel superior. The reality? When they "bow their heads" they just wonder what to wear to the prom for a moment.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#154 May 17, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>You've posted this before, and I thought at the time that you really don't understand what secularism is. It's not about atheism, agnosticism, or the affiliation of candidates. It's about restraining government from the pursuit of religious agendas. The Democratic Party actively pursues secular policy while the Republicans inject religion into whatever they can.
Freedom of religion and freedom from religion are closely related in that when we allow one religion to dominate government policy, we inevitably oppress all others. The "wall of separation" protects religion at least as much as it does those who wish to ignore or oppose it.
Givemeliberty wrote:
I thought the same thing. You can tell by the way he uses words that he doesn't understand them.
<quoted text>
Linconln-log-brain does not understand 99% of what he copy-pastes.

I suspect he has bookmarked one of those Creationist websites that says "how to convert an atheist", and copies from there.

It is clear, when he does try to go out on his own-- his English usage drops to well below standard.

Kinda pathetic, though-- he's just in it for the attention....

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#155 May 17, 2013
Most likely, as you said when he posts in his own words instead of stealing from others his English is so atrocious it makes little sense.

Obviously he doesn't understand words as seen by how he uses them.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Givemeliberty wrote, "I thought the same thing. You can tell by the way he uses words that he doesn't understand them.
<quoted text>
"

Linconln-log-brain does not understand 99% of what he copy-pastes.

I suspect he has bookmarked one of those Creationist websites that says "how to convert an atheist", and copies from there.

It is clear, when he does try to go out on his own-- his English usage drops to well below standard.

Kinda pathetic, though-- he's just in it for the attention....

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#156 May 18, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>I have nothing, you have less.
So you're saying that your belief in something is more proof than the absence of any form of evidence for that thing?

I could tell you that Iboodoo Calamari Kentucky was a great man.
Is there any evidence for such a person? No.
So by your logic, I have more evidence of his existence than you do.

What?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#157 May 18, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying that your belief in something is more proof than the absence of any form of evidence for that thing?

I could tell you that Iboodoo Calamari Kentucky was a great man.
Is there any evidence for such a person? No.

So by your logic, I have more evidence of his existence than you do.

What?
Yes.... WHAT?

:)

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#158 May 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.... WHAT?

:)
I don't understand how these people can live through a day without getting run over by a truck or have something equally deadly happen.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#159 May 19, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't understand how these people can live through a day without getting run over by a truck or have something equally deadly happen.
I give all the credit to ...

... Quality Engineering.

As I saw in a Facebook Meme (photo) the other day?

Anytime someone survives a horrific accident? The real people they should be thanking for their survival, is the engineering team that designed the safety systems in their modern automobile.

Their god had nothing to do with it...

... besides-- I would expect *better* from an actual deity, like, say...

.... avoidance of the accident altogether? Too much to ask of their god?

... obviously.

:D

It appears the best that their god can muster-- is "ensuring" that the well-engineered safety systems work as they were *designed* to.

Which, as you already know, is exactly the same as if their god did nothing at all....!

<laughing>

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#160 May 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I give all the credit to ...
... Quality Engineering.
As I saw in a Facebook Meme (photo) the other day?
Anytime someone survives a horrific accident? The real people they should be thanking for their survival, is the engineering team that designed the safety systems in their modern automobile.
Their god had nothing to do with it...
... besides-- I would expect *better* from an actual deity, like, say...
.... avoidance of the accident altogether? Too much to ask of their god?
... obviously.
:D
It appears the best that their god can muster-- is "ensuring" that the well-engineered safety systems work as they were *designed* to.
Which, as you already know, is exactly the same as if their god did nothing at all....!
<laughing>
Don't forget the rescue crews and EMTs, in most cases. It's insulting how they always thank their lame imaginary friend who did nothing to prevent the accident while the humans who work their arses off to make sure they survive are completely ignored.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#161 May 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the rescue crews and EMTs, in most cases. It's insulting how they always thank their lame imaginary friend who did nothing to prevent the accident while the humans who work their arses off to make sure they survive are completely ignored.
Oooh, good catch-- my bad, for failing to mention how much the technology and training of First Responders has improved in recent years.

Again, due in part, to quality engineering as well as scientific understanding of how the human body behaves under stress and injury.

Not all that long ago people frequently died from accidents that today, are routinely survivable.

Scientific achievements, all-- with zero help from faith.

As I have often asked, can anyone in the entire history of the planet, point to a single new idea or discovery, purely from faith?

Of course not!

Most of the time, faith prevents new information/ideas from being discovered.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#162 May 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I give all the credit to ...
... Quality Engineering.
As I saw in a Facebook Meme (photo) the other day?
Anytime someone survives a horrific accident? The real people they should be thanking for their survival, is the engineering team that designed the safety systems in their modern automobile.
Their god had nothing to do with it...
... besides-- I would expect *better* from an actual deity, like, say...
.... avoidance of the accident altogether? Too much to ask of their god?
... obviously.
:D
It appears the best that their god can muster-- is "ensuring" that the well-engineered safety systems work as they were *designed* to.
Which, as you already know, is exactly the same as if their god did nothing at all....!
<laughing>
Imagine if everyone drove the Knight...Canadian vehicle; everything-proof.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#163 May 23, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? This offends your Religious Bigotry, now? Who put YOU in charge?
I see nothing wrong with abortion.
<quoted text>
Liar For Jewsus source ignored.
<quoted text>
Liar For Jewsus source ignored.
Mengele and Gosnell didn't see anything wrong with abortion either.

You don't have to be religious to be against killing unborn children

Atheist and Agnostic Pro Life League
http://www.godlessprolifers.org/

Secular Pro life Org
http://secularprolife.org/index.php

Thoughts from a Pro life Atheist
http://www.compleatheretic.com/pubs/letters/9...

Feminists for Life
http://www.feministsforlife.org/

Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
http://www.plagal.org/

Pro-Life from the Left
http://www.roevwade.org/articlesw.html

Libertarians for Life
http://www.l4l.org/
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#164 May 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
Religion would be considered a type of insanity, were it not so widespread.
Think about it.
-people "hearing the voice of a god."
-people who believe the Earth is only 6'000 years old, with no proof whatsoever
-people who believe in an all-powerful sky daddy, with no proof whatsoever
-people who believe in talking animals
-people who DISbelieve in facts such as evolution
-people who claim that they know for a fact that what they believe is right and that everyone else is wrong, while everyone else says the same exact thing
Really, what kind of psychologist would (in a world where religion hasn't been indoctrinated into everyone) think that a religious person is sane?
(By religious, I'm talking about godbots, diehard religious folk, any highly religious person, and all religiously blinded people)
On the other side we have people that believe life was created randomly from non living matter, think Frankenstein without the doctor, and that the universe ,take your choice, existed forever, or was created naturally though there is absolutely no evidence of 'natural' existing before the Big Bang. I believe it is called Science of the Gaps. LOL.

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