Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#503344 Mar 14, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Sorry Wilde, thought I was replying to RR.
Hey RR, is the boss curtailing your computer use?
No worries. I actually did misspell "non-consensual". LOL

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503345 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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I am a lecturer. I lecture at a state university. I teach courses on "intro to cultural anthropology," "intro to physical anthorpology," "anthropology of Japan" and "biological anthropology."
This is a lie, you're not smart enough That's why you're an atheist.

Its Anthropology. Not anthorpology.

You can't even spell what you teach?

Tell these lies to your other village idiots. you're big fraud.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503346 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
1. I've told you over and over I have plenty of evidence for the non-existence of deities. You choose to ignore that data and ask silly questions like "prove he doesn't!"
2. Your deity's existence or non-existence has nothing to do with my classes. It's not a platform for me to spout atheism, but a place to teach anthropology.
I have had, actually, students come to me, complaining that their art teacher, or whoever, screams atheism at them all day. I laugh because I'm thinking to myself "why are you telling me this?"
On so many levels, it's great that Christian students would think I would be someone to confide in for their issues with atheism. Mind you, it's not professional to shove your belief system down your students' throat. So those profs are wrong.
But I teach evolution - any thinking person can readily understand that means atheism or, at least, that special creation is out. I don't have to explain that to anyone - anyone who works it out will go down the same path as me. And I have many, many students who come talk to me about non-belief - I'm always non-committal for it truly isn't my place.
1. You've offered no evidence against the existance of God.(I don't care about "deities")

2. Good. Thank you.

Yes, I agree that teachers, even in college, that spout religion or non-religon are in the wrong. Unless it's a religious-based class or topic, it has nothing to do in the classroom.

Evolution does not mean atheism. I disagree with you there. I think it's very possible that God set out to create this world and all the life in it in His own way. Evolution seems the natural course to attain that goal. To God, I'd think it'd be like us buying a seed and caring for it, watering it, then planting it out in the yard and 150 years later you have a huge oak tree.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#503347 Mar 14, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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He will be the same place as you, you godless atheist.
Not bad.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503348 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Ahhhhhhh
I want the Ferraries....and I dig the intelligence...but I gotta tell you RR, 8 inches...is just too fracking big!
Screw that!
O_o

Is it too big or do you want to screw it?

:p

Oh, BTW. Beer is best served cold nd from a woman's hand...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503349 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Watch me open your beer with just a quick twitch of my eyebrow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xSQWi8nVYAAXX
(jump to 30 secs)
WOAH!

If that's you, you're one strange lookin Jap.

And you don't know how to pour a beer...

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#503350 Mar 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Describe the "sexually-deviant sins".
And include pics!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503351 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =U8mJwgPiargXX
If only I could convey my experiences to you with regards to people from other religions and their descriptions of their deities.
Did Japan just get that movie?

Wait until you see Back to Future... It should arrive in Japan in a few years.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#503352 Mar 14, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>This is a lie, you're not smart enough That's why you're an atheist.
Its Anthropology. Not anthorpology.
You can't even spell what you teach?
Tell these lies to your other village idiots. you're big fraud.
I hate to interrupt your little ego-fest there, but anthropology is not a proper noun.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503353 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
me sleep now. goodnight. I hope you all find great love in the presence of your families and friends.
g'nite.

Keep that gun loaded!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#503354 Mar 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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So God picks and chooses? I thought the Bible said God would come to anyone who honestly sought it.
Right. That's who He picks.

This is why non-believers are so adamant about His non-existence.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503355 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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So...why do you pretend to speak for science when you have such obvious psychological problems?
Oh, hahahaha! I just answered my own question!
Sorry. Nevermind me, just remember to take your spiroperidol.
You can't speak for science, you're a fraud. Even if you're telling the truth that you're an anthropologist, there is debate if its even a real science:

http://nodivide.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/the-...

So you're no scientist. You're some fake guru wanna be that disregards real science, real facts and real studies for your atheistic beliefs.

Coming on the internet with some lying fake scenario that you're some scientist. HA!. You're a sick joke, just like you friend Dr[do little].

Since: May 09

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#503356 Mar 14, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
Take care folks. Have a good day. Oh... and I'll get back with you Scar on Hitler and Positive Christianity? Whatever that is the comparison is wrong imho..
:)
Sure.

BTW...
Qu_innocence wrote:
(...)I'll get back with you Scar on Hitler and Positive Christianity? Whatever that is the comparison is wrong imho..
:)
Comments like this make me doubt your ability to grasp anything when you make a comment that says you know nothing about Positive Christianity...

Then say the comparison is wrong.

Quoting:

"Positive Christianity (German: Positives Christentum) was a movement within Nazi Germany which blended ideas of racial purity with Christian doctrine. It was adopted as part of the official party doctrine at the Nazi Party Congress in 1920 to express a worldview which was Christian, non-confessional, virulently anti-Semitic, and oriented to the principle of voluntary association of those with a common racial-ethnic background.

Adherents of Positive Christianity argued that traditional Christianity emphasized the passive rather than the active aspects of Christ's life, stressing his miraculous birth, his suffering, his sacrifice on the cross and other-worldly redemption. They wanted to replace this doctrine with a "positive" emphasis on Christ as an active preacher, organizer and fighter who opposed the institutionalized Judaism of his day. At various points in the Nazi regime, attempts were made to replace conventional Christianity with its "positive" alternative.
Theological and doctrinal differences included:
Rejection of Jewish-written parts of the Bible (including the entire Old Testament)
Claiming "Aryanhood" and non-Jewishness for Christ
The political objective of national unity, to overcome confessional differences, to eliminate Catholicism, and to unite Protestantism into a single unitary Christian national socialist church"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_Christi...

Don't forget:
German Christians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Christian...

Also:
German faith movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Faith_Mov...

That should be sufficient enough to point out that Hitler was a Christian, a warped and likely insane person too, but Christian nevertheless.

That a country comprised of 94% Christians, followed.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503357 Mar 14, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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That's the crux isn't it. They want to be worshipped. I'll worship my Creator or a tree or my cats before I even consider a human, especially on toxic. Oops, I should watch what I write with all those new readers lurking about... Lol.
And they are not being worshipped, because of science, atheists are getting mocked. and it will get worse.

I hope they are new readers so they can see what a sick joke atheists and secular humanists are.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503358 Mar 14, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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Some of them are lovely. Some are ok. Some just need a little nudge to completely unravel, some are vile.
I think that applies to all people though, not just specific groups.
:-)
true thing. But what is universal among atheists, is their arrogance. And how joy it is to see when that arrogance Chokes them.~~grin~~.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#503359 Mar 14, 2013
Gay marriage is a plot of the devil and child adoption is child abuse.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503360 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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So...present that evidence you keep claiming exists.
Or are you just another lying fraud?
Wait, wait, wait - no need to answer that. You've answered it in spades already.
You look so pathetic unhinged LOL.

Dr Parnia the team of scientists that are doing the study will publish it in peer reviewed scientific journal around the fall of this year.

You do not want to read the evidence in the book, and you will deny the evidence in the journal as well, because you deny science.

You're a lying exposed fraud. Fake lab rat wanna be.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503361 Mar 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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I hate to interrupt
Then don't.

I dismissed you yesterday, why do you keep buzzing around? Shoo off.

Since: Jan 11

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#503362 Mar 14, 2013
NoStress4me wrote:
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Thank you for taking the time on this Tide, I truly appreciate it. I am going to forewarn you though, that chances are if a discussion continues about this for any length of time, you will probably have to clarify some aspects for me.
No problem. I like questions. I am much more adept at dealing with specifics and details than summaries and generalizations.
NoStress4me wrote:
<edited>... What about when it is not used as a tool?
Religion serves many different needs. Most of those needs can be satisfied without adopting unsubstantiated beliefs. Other needs can only be satisfied with leaps of faith, but not necessarily religion.

Controlling the masses doesn't require religion, but if you want to control the masses, religion is the easiest way. Religion is the easiest way to make terrorists too. You make the best terrorists with religion.
NoStress4me wrote:
Please do not think that at this point I am going to come in and say that my Church, Denomination, Religion or God is the one way and does not ever use religion as a tool - just to clarify for you that I am not asking from a deceptive stance. In my honest opinion it is not always used as a tool, regardless of the belief. I just want to know if we are on the same page with that, or if you disagree.
Even when religion is used as a tool for control, it can have positive or negative effects. A guide based on unsubstantiated truth claims is functionally equal to a guide based on fiction. There's no way to discern a difference. There is such a thing as a useful lie, though. Many have been told and sold to great effect, just as they have caused great harm.

What is it that we're gaining from religion, that we couldn't get by following the best known methods for discovering and explaining reality?
NoStress4me wrote:
Secondly, what’s to say that if all religion as we know it is eradicated that something else won’t just take its place?
If you mean, take its place as a source of divisiveness, those things already exist. I oppose those things too. Bigotry, class structures, and nationalism can all exist without religion.

Some of the needs that religion satisfies can be met with rationally justifiable ideologies. Secular Humanism would be one example. Some of the other needs can be met with social clubs based on common interests. People that are drawn in by the extraordinary aspects of religion might like to delve into exploratory sciences.

I also want to make clear that I don't want to see religion eradicated. I want religion to lose influence. I don't want representatives in the government considering what their deity wants them to do. I don't want people spreading untenable beliefs to children who don't have the ability to evaluate the claims. I want people to behave as though their personal subjective beliefs might be wrong. In other words, I don't want people burning little kids as witches who wouldn't if their god didn't actually exist and command it. Things like that set me off.

The list of aspects of religion that I oppose is huge. One might think that I could offset that with the benefits of religion, and I might have been able to do that, had I not found out that religion is completely unnecessary. I just can't find any good in religion that only religion can provide. Humanity cannot progress to the next stage while clinging to broken systems. Our willingness to to cling to religion, despite its colossal failures, tells me that something is terribly wrong.

Thanks for letting me opine :)

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#503363 Mar 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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agrammatical ( http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/e... ):
You should have written "because what he writes is foolishness."
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agrammatcial
You should have written "I don't have to argue..."
And then you should provide links. Except, of course, we both know you don't have links. You just blow hot air, coward.
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agrammatical
You should have written "I am here..." or "I'm here..."
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/patheticness
"patheticness (uncountable)
The state or quality of being pathetic."
You are the very epitome of patheticness:
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And you claim to be an astrophysicist??? Get real. No astrophysicist would be so stupid is to use wikipedia as their "argument."
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuh.
what a moron!

You use the internet dictionary online, but refuse to believe internet Wikipedia? lol. Why are secular humanists so hypocritical? Wikipedia even source where they get their info from.

When did I claim to be an astrophysicist????

me laughing!iyai!lol.

You have totally lost your mind! you're a massive joke atheist.

Find the writing where I claimed I was an astrophysicist, then I will believe you're really an anthropologist....

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, right back at you, you crazy deranged loser.

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