It is not hate speech at all IANS, You are a fool for denying God / Christ and that makes you corruptible as the contents of your heart is laid bare for all to see, also God has bought you with a price with the shedding of his blood, and therefore have the right to send your soul to a burning hell for rejecting him, If I am following after Christ to bring myself closer to him then why would I hang around with you when you are following the rudiments of this world, I don't want to pick up your spirit when I am seeking to be saved.<quoted text>
Yeah, I know. This is all hate speech directed against people like me:
 "The fool says in his heart,'There is no God.' They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good" - Psalm 14:1
 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." - Revelation 21:8 And the result of such hate speech is predictable:
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?- 2 Corinthians 6:14
Here we have been called fools, vile, corrupt, wicked, dark, the moral equivalent of murderers and whoremongers, and appropriate to be tortured. Not one of us is any good.
That's your holy book, and I call it filth. Do you consider that hateful? I'm sure you do.
You seem unaware of how much hatred your book contains. You seem to expect those scriptures to be overlooked and forgiven. And judging by your words above, it seems that you have already done so yourself.
But I don't.
I haven't forgotten or forgiven any of it. In fact, I want other unbelievers that may not be familiar with the bible to see those words. They should know what is contained in that vile book that you are studying from in your Sunday schools and hearing sermons from.
This is sort of what I was referring to a few posts back when I mentioned that my posts really aren't written for you Christians. That would be a waste of time. You don't learn anything from any of this.
Do you know Morton's Demon? From http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/postmonth/... :
"Morton's demon was a demon who sat at the gate of my sensory input apparatus [before leaving Christianity] and if and when he saw supportive evidence coming in, he opened the gate. But if he saw contradictory data coming in, he closed the gate. In this way, the demon allowed me to believe that I was right and to avoid any nasty contradictory data. Fortunately, I eventually realized that the demon was there and began to open the gate when he wasn't looking.
"Those who try to help the poor victims escape the ravages of Morton's demon wear themselves out typing e-mails explaining data and facts which never get through the demon's gate."
That is why my posts are written principally for the benefit of unbelievers. They have to be. As I said, in my experience, most believers are unteachable in matters involving faith. If the unbelievers weren't here, what would be the point of posting?
Incidentally, if it were a thread of unbelievers only, I'd still have little incentive to participate. We'd only be discussing atheism, religion, and humanism about a half percent of the time. The rest would be unrelated.
So, both groups are necessary for this to be so worthwhile: the Christians to serve as catalysts and examples, and the skeptics to learn from them.
And God's Word is himself, who has the power to forgive or condemn HIM, if you are serious in this foolishness you have posted, then you are in some desperate need of some psychological help big time.