Why Should Jesus Love Me?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507236 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It is in public property but it is not maintained by the city or county. Volunteers are responsible for the upkeep.
Our government is secular, true. But our government is NOT our nation. The people are. The people in Riverside want that cross to stay, the mass majority, anyway.
A cross on private government property does not violate the Constitution, as the Constitution insures freedom if religion and guarantees that our government cannot form a national religion.
But no prob, we are selling the land to a private owner that will keep the cross standing & the atheists crying.
THAT is the "my way or the highway" mentality of some atheists. They don't care if 99% of the people want a cross on a hill, they want what they want and that's it.
Come on dude, a big old cross is kind of trashy for the environment.

Not that Riverside has any class anyway, but....

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507237 Mar 20, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I need an expense account to buy dru...drums.
$1000 per week?
You must really beat the shit out of them.
mike

AOL

#507238 Mar 20, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
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Fine mike... I don't underestimate any mind.
No-one can express God mike... no-one.
As for the mind?
Never!
Take Care
Thanks

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507239 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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For me, I look at two components, coming from the same direction:
I have seen evidence of god.
And I see evidence of stuff like childhood artistry, which I find compatible with a god concept.
God is good, man!
So I guess for all those kids dying of disease, deformity and starvation, god is bad?

Man?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507240 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
Years of looking and not finding.
I have found. So have billions of others over the millennia.
Seeing that the people who claim to have found god are seriously lacking in many human qualities that I find valuable.
So you have no tolerance except for what Aero finds tolerable?

Understand that what you find valuable, others would find worthless. And vice versa.

That is tolerance.
Knowing that the god of the bible is a logical absurdity.
Based on.....?
Finding the world to be a much more fascinating place without god than with.


That's YOUR opinion. You have no right to take other's beliefs away.
Seeing the way people who claim to know god but only use it to excuse their own bigotry.


LNAO!!!

Like you?

The person that knows "Knowing that the god of the bible is a logical absurdity"?!?

Hypocrite.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
Maybe.
Try "going on" with a little more tolerance to those with other beliefs than you.

Maybe.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#507241 Mar 20, 2013
Serah wrote:
How do Christians obtain forgiveness without sacrifice?
Ask Dim. They forgive themselves. No sacrifice or any other unpleasantry is required. You just look at the tobacco stains on the ceiling, and demand forgiveness, and it is yours, like from a vending machine, only free. You needn't wait for an answer. As Grace implied referring to the Dimwit, it's a given. It's assured.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507242 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I think if apatheist was a choice, you'd find that number pretty high.
I doubt it. That would be someone that doesn't give a shit whether God exists or not and even if He did, it wouldn't affect their life.

Atheists give a shit.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507243 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I don't know.
You won't even say what your religion is.
I'm watching about the KKK right now.
They do plenty of harm.
But not nearly as much as they would like to.
And that is because of people like me.
Thanks for that, Aero.

One of the things I appreciate in these threads is that I'm reminded that I'm not alone; that there are others that see and feel things as I do; that we may be in the minority, but we're a tough bunch and will persevere in our efforts to make this country, and the world, a better place.

I say to the racists, bigots, and the religion crowd who attempt to marginalize those in the minority, we'll prevail in the end. If not sooner, than later. We're on the right side of history.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507244 Mar 20, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Come on dude, a big old cross is kind of trashy for the environment.
Not that Riverside has any class anyway, but....
More atheist intolerance?

I thought you were above that, Catch.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#507245 Mar 20, 2013
Grace Walker wrote:
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Hi BT...Good or bad difference? How is your Macaw? Mine is picking up more words now..She cracks me up most of the time. They sure are intellegent creatures. I have to get to class now. I will check back in during breaks. Have a blessed day my friend.
Have a Christian friend... with a Budgie.
It leaned from them to say 'Praise the Lord!'

After leaving him with some-one-else when they went away, they called Budgie 'Pretty Boy'.

After that... he added...
"Jesus is a pretty boy. Praise the Lord!"

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507246 Mar 20, 2013
*Then later.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507247 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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So I guess for all those kids dying of disease, deformity and starvation, god is bad?
Man?
Another atheist blaming God (the god he says he doesn't believe in) for dying kids....

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#507248 Mar 20, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>Your heart will 'hold on' there LuLu... you have been through too much to turn back.

If the 'dogie' has not been chipped? I cannot bring myself to get another yet... too soon. Will have to adopt all the village dogs on the Island!

When in Patmos/Turkey-Greece last June, a village one came to our door on arrival. She had no home nor name the folk said, so we named her after our little one...'over the rainbow bride'. They say the village loves her!

What breed is he?
Looks like a Maltese x Shih tsu but more Shih Tsu as he has Ewok face. I meant micro chipped. So I can report his owner to RSPCA.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#507249 Mar 20, 2013
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks
you're welcome mike.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#507250 Mar 20, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>I am already in my bed but that´s fine. Jesus will come because such wonderful human being like you.
That's right, He will. Go to sleep.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#507251 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What atrocity?!?
Hiding what truth?!?
What are we not trying to overcome?!?
What delusion and denial?!?
I can't read your mind, man.
Can you be specific about it or will you stick to generalizations?
Are you referring to the crusades? Witch burnings? What?!?!?
It appears you have not read anything I have posted in the last couple of hours...or you are in extreme denial. I have spelled it all out quite clearly, yet you keep making believe you are not "seeing" anything I have said. I will not continue reposting that which you refuse to read and/or comprehend.

Topix does not afford the drawing of pictures, so I doubt any rational "typing" will ever make any sense to you from here on out.
I am becoming bored retyping the same message in different ways so that you might understand it. You are simply being obstinate at this point...which I now realize, and you just wish to play me and waste my time, so I will not continue with it any longer--it would obviously be a waste. It has shown other posters how intolerant and evasive you become toward anyone who rationally questions your religion's position, so it hasn't been a complete waste of time.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#507252 Mar 20, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Thanks for the heads up. As you no doubt have sensed, that is a critical issue for me, and I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read that.
It's remarkable how incisive and perspicacious your insights are. You're doing such good work here!
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Once again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your invaluable insights. I hadn't been aware of that before now.
And he said,Throw her down so they threw her down and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall and on the horses and he rode her under foot.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#507253 Mar 20, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
You have no right to quote the Bible! BLASPHEMER!!!!
I claim the right.
LupyLu wrote:
Do you have any thoughts on abandoned pets? Like cats and dogs? I'd like to discuss this topic. With you.
Yes, but it is too painful to think about. I don't want to discuss it.

Incidentally, I am fifteen minutes back from a charity fund raiser potluck for a local animal shelter with which we are involved. It was a bon voyage for one of our volunteers. My wife does their web site gratis.

I had to change tables when they began telling sad dog stories. I don't have the stomach. The abandoned and stranded pets are what I remember best about Katrina.

If you love animals, thank you. But I don't want to discuss their misfortune.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#507254 Mar 20, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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That's right, He will. Go to sleep.
He will come because of your idiocy.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507255 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Great. So atheism is the same it's always been, except now it has the ease of communication.
Just like everything else...
Your behavior somewhat reflects that you think atheism is new. Or at least has a new vigor.
I AM doing what I'm compelled to do. I don't see how my actions hurt or help you in any way.
Likewise, how do my actions hurt or help YOU in any way?

Is it just that we are no longer invisible that bothers you?

We now have the perfect media in which to finally express ourselves. Openly and without fear of reprisal.

And that just bugs the living hell out of you, doesn't it.

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