Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#497111 Mar 2, 2013
Scaritual wrote:
some Christians express glee at our roasting in hellfire, others think we're demons.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Wow, talk about stereotyping... Geez, scar.
You know there are also some Christians that just think you're a person?
Why do you think that matters? We keep seeing this answer. Dim offers it, too.

Is Jeff Dahmer not as bad a guy because some days he ate pizza instead of people?

Without your church, there would be no reason to think that any atheist is less than human just for being an atheist. Why should we value your church just because some of you don't become atheist haters under its tutelage?

Since: Oct 12

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#497112 Mar 2, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh; I have a treasure box and notes.... also a treasure cabinet and a home filled with much I have collected over the years, including an amazing amount of crystals :) I know what it is like to collect, but thank GOD I am not a hoarder!!
lol I not a hoarder either.Figure only material things anyway.I came into this world in my birthday suit and look to leave in the same suit.lol When I decide to leave the world can have all my pretties meantime going to enjoy them to the fullest.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497113 Mar 2, 2013
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>
lol, It just left me a bit confused, i was in serious shock!
Now, every time i look at my teddy bears i think they're having sex when i'm not lookin' at 'em, it just ain't right to show kids that kinda stuff! LOL!
LMAO!

Keep 'em away from the bong....
Doctor REALITY

Little Rock, AR

#497115 Mar 2, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh; I have a treasure box and notes.... also a treasure cabinet and a home filled with much I have collected over the years, including an amazing amount of crystals :) I know what it is like to collect, but thank GOD I am not a hoarder!!
Have you been behaving today?

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#497116 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
That's great, good for you.
Now what?
~~grin~~ That was my response in a nutshell.

Because only YHWH God can make a person a Jesus follower. And since his response is basically [I don't believe in your God], then that pretty much shut me down to. Because I can't do anything with that response. I only is a man, only God make the believer.

Since: Sep 10

Mexico

#497117 Mar 2, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. many posters on this thread take exception to gay marriage and black civil rights comparisons. Their churches and religious organizations are fighting the issue based on Leviticus 18:22 ..
.. are you familiar with Leviticus 19:19: "You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.”..
.. this verse was the basis to deny interracial marriages ..
COURT CASES
Interracial marriages are “not only unnatural, but also productive of deplorable results ... They are productive of evil, and evil only, without any corresponding good.”
... Wolfe v. Georgia Ry. & Elec. Co., 58 S.E. 899, 902-03 (Ga. Ct. App. 1907).
"The natural law which forbids their intermarriage and that social amalgamation which leads to a corruption of races, is as clearly divine as that which imparted to them different natures."
... State v. Gibson, 36 Ind. 389, 404
“[t]he natural law which forbids their intermarriage and that social amalgamation which leads to a corruption of races, is as clearly divine as that which imparted to them different natures.”... West Chester & Phil. R.R. v. Miles, 55 Pa. 209, 213
.. all this rancor because of Leviticus 19:19. You're probably familiar with Leviticus 18:22, right? "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination”
.. yesterday, churches and religious organizations quoted Leviticus 19:19 to deny interracial marriage ..
.. today, churches and religious organizations quote Leviticus 18:22 to deny gay marriage ..
.. as with interracial marriages, there is no legal, scientific or religious justification for denying gays the right to marry ..
.. as a civil rights issue, the comparison with interracial marriage is valid ..
HL, you have hit the nail on the head.

You have in effect compressed, into a short post, an argument that will be made in the U.S. Supreme Court, in an amicus curiae brief, in the pending gay marriage cases.

The brief is from......Howard University.

Anybody know what type of institution HU is?

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#497118 Mar 2, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
I apologize. The Bible says that the Bible is the inspired word of God. He has no hands to write with.
The Bible threatens a harsh punishment to anyone modifying the Bible. The Bible threatens eternal torture to anyone who doesn't accept the truth of the Bible.
The Bible was written by men of absolutely no special standing. The Bible is a product of the culture in which it was written. It represents values that by all rights, should have been discarded long ago. It is unfortunate that so many believed it to be the word of an actual deity. That is an honest tragedy. The world has suffered greatly for it.
Did you agree with the rest, or what?
I agree that you misunderstand the meaning but agree that you got it right this time, in saying that GOD did not write the Bible; not so sure about the Scribes not having any special standing and disagree that all values and rights should have been discarded long ago. I do not agree that the world has suffered because of the Bible, but do agree that the world has suffered at the hands of man(kind). So, in answer to your question, no, I do not agree with the rest of it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497119 Mar 2, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Why do you think that matters? We keep seeing this answer. Dim offers it, too.
Is Jeff Dahmer not as bad a guy because some days he ate pizza instead of people?
No. It'd be more like saying humans are evil murderers because Dahmer is a murderer.

You can't stereotype all for the negative acts or impacts of few.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#497120 Mar 2, 2013
Exodus 6:2-3
And 'Elohiym spake unto Mosheh, and said unto him, I am Yahoweh:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Yitschaq, and unto Yaaqob, by 'El Shadday, but by my name YAHOWEH was I not known to them.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497121 Mar 2, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Without your church, there would be no reason to think that any atheist is less than human just for being an atheist.
Who thinks you are less human because you're an atheist?
Why should we value your church just because some of you don't become atheist haters under its tutelage?
I'm not suggesting that you value Christians, so why ask?

And don't say "church"... In that one sentence you asked about the church and "some of you" at the same time. That tells me you know "the church" is Christian people. Just be honest.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#497122 Mar 2, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>Have you been behaving today?
hahaha; I have - it is glorious down here, a great Autumn day, with the sun shining nicely. Have done my chores as such, played some darts (trying to get a bit more accurate as it has been years since I played) and now, off to get ready for a couple of hours at the pool. After the pool, will be in the steam room and the spa and then a nice long deserved shower; ending of this week and getting ready to start the next week. End of month at work of course, so many reports to get organised and balanced, ready for the Board. A very balanced life, in my eyes at least, Dr Reality, with a little bit of many things to make it interesting :O)

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497123 Mar 2, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>~~grin~~ That was my response in a nutshell.
Because only YHWH God can make a person a Jesus follower. And since his response is basically [I don't believe in your God], then that pretty much shut me down to. Because I can't do anything with that response. I only is a man, only God make the believer.
Ya, seriously.

Scar "I'm an atheist."

ArAr "Great. Now what?"

Scar ".........."

Scar "remember that one time where you said this and said that?"

ArAr O_o

Since: Oct 12

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#497124 Mar 2, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. hi ya Clem. Where ya been ??..
.. still a virgin ??..
Hey, cutie babe!!

I was on my half-term holidays! I missed all ya guys and i know ya missed me too, i can tell!

Unfortunately I still am, that'll be a special day for me so i'm gonna make sure the whole world knows it, lol!

Since: Oct 12

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#497126 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO!
Keep 'em away from the bong....
Dw, i'm gonna keep them far away from u too, booze brain! U'r a bad influence!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497127 Mar 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
HL, you have hit the nail on the head.
You have in effect compressed, into a short post, an argument that will be made in the U.S. Supreme Court, in an amicus curiae brief, in the pending gay marriage cases.
The brief is from......Howard University.
Anybody know what type of institution HU is?
Nonsectarian. They don't relate to a specific religious or political group.

Go Bisons!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#497128 Mar 2, 2013
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>
Dw, i'm gonna keep them far away from u too, booze brain! U'r a bad influence!
Bad influence?!? On whom?

*cracks a beer*

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#497129 Mar 2, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Recopied from previous posting : "You're not used to these opinions, and you are shocked and offended that people that hold them can now express them. I would like the Christian church to become as impotent and silent as the Druids. Christians have had that agenda regarding their critics for centuries, and had once been quite successful at stifling criticism. "Until secularists made them illegal, their preferred methods had been burning people - especially women - alive, stretching and twisting them on the rack, impaling them in the iron maiden, and lacerating their internal organs and soft tissues with the pear to name a few. "Thereafter, you simply marginalized and dehumanized us, declaring us unfit to serve as teachers, jurors and witnesses in court, elected officials, coaches, and adoptive parents. But that too is disappearing. Today, you have to settle for keying our cars, harassing our children, boycotting our businesses, libeling and slandering us behind our backs, and cruelly executing our pets."
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I am?? Gee, I wish I knew that I was offended..... To steal your words, why don't you ask me instead of assuming?
Seriously?

The words were in quotation marks. You were told that they were recopied from another post. They weren't written to you. They were reposted for you to read.

Recopied from a previous post: "? Conversing with either you or Tweedle-Dim is like rolling a boulder uphill."
It aint necessarily so wrote:
" I would like the Christian church to become as impotent and silent as the Druids."
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Tough shit. We're here and we're here to stay. You have to find a way to coexist with us.
This has nothing to do with you. You're welcome to stay. So is the church, but at a much reduced size.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Keying cars? Harassing kids? Executing pets?!?!?!?!?!Who is doing all these evil things, "the church"?
The church is responsible. Just as it is the primary source of Westerm homophobia, it is also the primary or sole source of atheophobia. I hold it accountable.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#497130 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Yes, I'm asking you to believe that I don't know. I've never heard of someone cutting off a dogs head because of Christianity, or any religion for that matter. Are you talking about an isolated incident or what?
No I'm not. And you're so ill-informed that it is impossible to discuss the reality of your church with you.

But that's fine. You don't need to understand. You don't need to agree.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
You're accusations are baseless and pointless.
Your judgments are of no value to me. You are completely unaware of how atheists are treated, and apparently uninterested. There is a reason why we are mostly closeted.

"Is America the sort of country where Christians can harass an atheist girl in school, assault her father, then blame the father for the assault and file criminal charges against him? Is America the sort of country where the father can be told to leave the state if he wants the charges dropped? Yes, America is that sort of country because American Christians can be exactly that sort of person."
http://atheism.about.com/b/2006/06/30/atheist...

Since: Jan 11

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#497131 Mar 2, 2013
Clementia wrote:
lol, It just left me a bit confused, i was in serious shock!
Now, every time i look at my teddy bears i think they're having sex when i'm not lookin' at 'em, it just ain't right to show kids that kinda stuff! LOL!
It's not a movie for kids.

How many teddy bears do you have? Is there more now than you remember? Maybe they've had babies already!

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#497133 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya, seriously.
Scar "I'm an atheist."
ArAr "Great. Now what?"
Scar ".........."
Scar "remember that one time where you said this and said that?"
ArAr O_o
roflmo....you make it read quite hilarious...lol..

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