Why Should Jesus Love Me?

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#590422 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>trifecta1 wrote: You admit you're just here for you now eh?

trifecta1 wrote: You came on here with your delusions of Christianity dying

It aint necessarily so wrote, " The statistics are clear: Christianity *IS* dying in America, which is cause to celebrate.
"

They'll never get it.

Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.

For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind.

The hive of Christianity is crumbling.

It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed. Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method.

The 30,000± denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.

You or I or any atheist/nontheist would be here or on any thread regardless if if any other were. How does that saying go?

"The strong is stronger when he is alone"

We're used to that.

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading the thoughts and observations of others here. That certainly is one of the reasons I frequent topix. It's good to encounter others of like mind, and it's not just atheists that have that thought process.

The thing is; None of us need the other to support or defend the other.

We may choose to do so, but it isn't necessary. We don't expect it. If it's just your voice alone, that's fine. None of the atheists here need the other to approve what the other says. I'd also add that just because nothing is said regarding another's proffered thought, does not indicate disapproval. Each of us understand that.

You know, I'd probably add to that saying above; The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength.

Yeah. That. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone. That has been the normal state of what it means to be an atheist for quite a while.

The very first atheist was, I'm sure, alone, and surrounded by theists.

We don't depend on each other for identity. An atheist does not rely upon a book or doctrine or another atheist to identify the atheist or tell the atheist he or she is atheist.

Each of us found that on our own and it's refreshing to understand and see that each of us, almost without fail have came to the same conclusions and formulated our own personal philosophies that are, for the most part, surprisingly similar. Nevertheless, the one commonality between atheists is that we don't have a belief that gods exist. We don't have a book we follow. We don't attend "atheist" services. We don't look up to one atheist as a "role model", for each atheist modeled our own self.

Put one hundred atheists in a room.

Among those hundred there will be thousands of differences. Sure, we may enjoy football(that's not atheism), camping(that's not atheism), music(that's not atheism) etc...

Just the one thing - no belief that deities exist - is the only similarity atheists can truly say they share.

All else is up to the individual atheist.

In the meantime...



The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
Ramen.

Best post award goes to Scar.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

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#590423 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
<silently nods>
Bongo doesn't seem to understand that the Appalachian Range runs from Georgia to Canada. It goes right through New York. If you think there are hillbillies in Tennessee, you've never been to Vermont.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#590424 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
hahaha!
SEEEEeeeeeEeeEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ee!
Only Buddha is the real deity.
:)
PANGU! might disagree with that.

But he's dead.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#590425 Sep 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>See my last. Hehehe.
Unlike a certain poster, I couldn't care less if u call me a filthy convict. I had a shower today, don't u know.
:D

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590426 Sep 14, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
So your real life is just a big lie also.
No, fool.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#590427 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Dude...
Sorry, I'm in a good mood :)
You'd tap that?
Where have you been?

Wait...

Don't tell me.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590428 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
trifecta1 wrote: You admit you're just here for you now eh?
<quoted text>
trifecta1 wrote: You came on here with your delusions of Christianity dying
<quoted text>They'll never get it.
Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.
For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind.
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed. Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method.
The 30,000± denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.
You or I or any atheist/nontheist would be here or on any thread regardless if if any other were. How does that saying go?
"The strong is stronger when he is alone"
We're used to that.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading the thoughts and observations of others here. That certainly is one of the reasons I frequent topix. It's good to encounter others of like mind, and it's not just atheists that have that thought process.
The thing is; None of us need the other to support or defend the other.
We may choose to do so, but it isn't necessary. We don't expect it. If it's just your voice alone, that's fine. None of the atheists here need the other to approve what the other says. I'd also add that just because nothing is said regarding another's proffered thought, does not indicate disapproval. Each of us understand that.
You know, I'd probably add to that saying above; The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength.
Yeah. That. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone. That has been the normal state of what it means to be an atheist for quite a while.
The very first atheist was, I'm sure, alone, and surrounded by theists.
We don't depend on each other for identity. An atheist does not rely upon a book or doctrine or another atheist to identify the atheist or tell the atheist he or she is atheist.
Each of us found that on our own and it's refreshing to understand and see that each of us, almost without fail have came to the same conclusions and formulated our own personal philosophies that are, for the most part, surprisingly similar. Nevertheless, the one commonality between atheists is that we don't have a belief that gods exist. We don't have a book we follow. We don't attend "atheist" services. We don't look up to one atheist as a "role model", for each atheist modeled our own self.
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
Among those hundred there will be thousands of differences. Sure, we may enjoy football(that's not atheism), camping(that's not atheism), music(that's not atheism) etc...
Just the one thing - no belief that deities exist - is the only similarity atheists can truly say they share.
All else is up to the individual atheist.
In the meantime...
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
scaritual wrote:
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
I did that once but I could only come up with 49 Chess tables. After 2 hours of, "After you. No, by all means, after you. No, don't be silly, you first".

I finally had to shoot two of them.

Let the games begin !!!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590429 Sep 14, 2013
Le_le wrote:
ps. Sending you my best to your life well deserved.
Thanks, Le_Le, and the same in return.
Bongo

United States

#590430 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
What's currently trending these days?
wigger

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#590431 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Dude...
Sorry, I'm in a good mood :)
You'd tap that?
:)

If I wasn't so sleepy...

...well, you can tell me later.

Goodnight River.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590432 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Where have you been?
Wait...
Don't tell me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =J2HBdRCroksXX
I'm silent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Looks like we both found something last night :)
Bongo

United States

#590433 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Bongo doesn't seem to understand that the Appalachian Range runs from Georgia to Canada. It goes right through New York. If you think there are hillbillies in Tennessee, you've never been to Vermont.
Yes I do. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, my first experience. It occurred down south somewhere but traveled all the way to Canada, likend to ringing a large bell as it reverberated. I was lying in bed when my entire house started shaking, very eerie feeling.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590434 Sep 14, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> wigger
bongo



How was the vaca?

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590435 Sep 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
If I wasn't so sleepy...
...well, you can tell me later.
Goodnight River.
I may be late tomorrow too.

Can I borrow the car keys and a blanket and...no, I think I have everything else.

Kthanks.

:-)
Bongo

United States

#590436 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
bongo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q83kngkzMVYXX
How was the vaca?
Didn't leave yet , off to the spa

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590437 Sep 14, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I do. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, my first experience. It occurred down south somewhere but traveled all the way to Canada, likend to ringing a large bell as it reverberated. I was lying in bed when my entire house started shaking, very eerie feeling.
Cool. I climbed Katahdin when I was 17 and walked to the New Hampshire/Vermont border. I turned 18 along the way. I planned on walking farther but while I was drying my clothes in a small town that I'm forbidden to mention, I had to pee.

Hijinks ensued.

The Mayor of the town whose name must not be mentioned sent me an embossed letter.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590438 Sep 14, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
Oh I don't care.
I'm happy to see I'm forgetting it.
You needn't care.

Scripture is meaningless. It says whatever you want it to say and the opposite, depending which scriptures you claim must be interpreted literally and which either don't apply any more or are metaphor.

Anybody who claims to have authoritative knowledge of what the bible says and means should be offered the quiz and put in his place. Look at how effective it was in this thread. Only one Christian even tried to answer it, and he got 7 out of 7 wrong, then refused to try again. What does that tell you?

And when you post the answers, you show how ridiculous it is to claim that the bible was written by a god, or to assert that it says this or that. It says whatever you want it to say and the exact opposite.

So, even though you may be forgetting it, you're nevertheless the thread's leading authority on the bible with two correct answers. Congratulations!

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#590439 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>You needn't care.

Scripture is meaningless. It says whatever you want it to say and the opposite, depending which scriptures you claim must be interpreted literally and which either don't apply any more or are metaphor.

Anybody who claims to have authoritative knowledge of what the bible says and means should be offered the quiz and put in his place. Look at how effective it was in this thread. Only one Christian even tried to answer it, and he got 7 out of 7 wrong, then refused to try again. What does that tell you?

And when you post the answers, you show how ridiculous it is to claim that the bible was written by a god, or to assert that it says this or that. It says whatever you want it to say and the exact opposite.

So, even though you may be forgetting it, you're nevertheless the thread's leading authority on the bible with two correct answers. Congratulations!
Lol.

Thanks but it was four!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590440 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Ah crap, I was gonna have a go at it.
I've got a quiz just for you.

Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:

[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590441 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a quiz just for you.
Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:
[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon
Well, I'ma hafta rule out Dorcas and Nimrod right away because I think they're still posting here.

I'll get back to ya on the rest.

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